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Critical Appraisal Practice Paper 4 (Diagnostic)

Critical Appraisal Practice Paper 4

Total marks: 23 Time allowed: 90 mins Paper: Mallampati test as a predictor of laryngoscopic view Biomed Pap Med Fac Univ Palacky Olomouc Czech Repub. 2010 Dec;154(4):339-43. 1. Provide a summary / abstract for the paper. (Up to 5 marks) 2. Give three weaknesses of the study design and suggest improvements for these (up to 3 marks) 3. Name one checklist which …

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Quality Checklist for Randomized Clinical Trials

Randomised Controlled Trials

The following are 11 quality checklist to go through when critically appraise RCT's The study population included or focused on those in the ED. The patients were adequately randomised. The randomisation process was concealed. The patients were analysed in the groups to which they were randomised. The study patients were recruited consecutively (i.e. no selection bias). The patients in both …

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Statistics in Divided Doses

Medical Statistics

Guys check out the following statistics related post from UKMi. I found some of the articles very useful. UK Medicines Information is an NHS pharmacy based service. Its aim is to support the safe, effective and efficient use of medicines by the provision of evidence-based information and advice on their therapeutic use. Number 1 (July 2001) Type and definition of …

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Critical Appraisal Practice Paper 3 (Therapeutic)

FCEM Critical-appraisal

Total marks: 23 Time allowed: 90 mins Paper: A Randomized Trial of Nebulized 3% Hypertonic Saline With Epinephrine in the Treatment of Acute Bronchiolitis in the Emergency Department 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. What is block randomisation? What are …

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OSCE – Knee Examination

Knee Examination OSCE

The following videos I found very useful for the practice of knee examination. The first video by Geeky Medics is very good. But the missed out the McMurray test for maniscus injury in their special test. In the second video the McMurray test is shown at 4:35 Introduction Wash hands Introduce yourself Check patient details – name / DOB Explain examination Gain …

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What are Never Events?

Never Events

The term ‘never event’ was first introduced in 2001 by Ken Kizer, former chief executive of the National Quality Forum in the United States, in reference to particularly shocking medical errors that should never occur. Over time, the term has been expanded to signify adverse events that are unambiguous (clearly identifiable and measurable), serious (resulting in death or significant disability), …

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