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Critical Appraisal Practice Paper 11 (Diagnostic Systematic review and meta-analysis)

FCEM Critical-appraisal

Total marks: 23 Time allowed: 90 mins Paper: Oxygen Therapy for Acute Myocardial Infarction: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Burls et al Emerg Med J 2011 1. Provide a summary / abstract for the paper. (Up to 5 marks) 2. Give three strengths of the study design (up to 3 marks) 3. Give two advantages and two disadvantages of conducting a systematic review (up to …

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Critical Appraisal Practice Paper 7 (Diagnostic)

FCEM Critical-appraisal

Total marks: 30 Time allowed: 90 mins Paper: Usefulness of 64-slice Cardiac CT Angiography for Diagnosing Acute coronary Syndromes and Predicting Clinical Outcome in Emergency Department Patients with Chest Pain of Uncertain Origin.  Rubinshtein et al    Circulation 2007. 1. Provide a summary / abstract for the paper. (Up to 5 marks) 2. Give the names of three types of bias evident in …

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Critical Appraisal Practice Paper 6 (Therapeutic)

FCEM Critical-appraisal

Total marks: 30 Time allowed: 90 mins Paper: Erythromycin Infusion or Gastric Lavage for Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding: A Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial Pateron et al  ANNALS EMERG MED • 2011;57:582-589  1. Provide a summary / abstract for the paper. (Up to 5 marks) 2. Give 3 strengths and 3 weaknesses of the study design? (Up to 3 marks) 3. This study randomised individual patients. …

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Critical Appraisal Practice Paper 5 (Diagnostic)

FCEM Critical-appraisal

Total marks: 17 Time allowed: 90 mins   Paper: Initial Salivary Amylase Activity Predicts Malignant Ventricular Arrhythmias and Short Term Prognosis after ST-Segment elevation Myocardial Infarction. Shen et al     Emergency Medical Journal 2011. 1. Provide a summary / abstract for the paper. (Up to 5 marks) 2. Give three strengths and three weaknesses of the study design (up to 6 marks) …

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Salter–Harris fracture

A Salter–Harris fracture is a fracture that involves the epiphyseal plate or growth plate of a bone. It is a common injury found in children, occurring in 15% of childhood long bone fractures. Classification Conveniently the Salter-Harris types can be remembered by the mnemonic SALTR. Type I slipped 5-7% fracture plane passes all the way through the growth plate, not …

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