Towards evidence-based emergency medicine: best BETs from the Manchester Royal Infirmary

Jean-Francois Hibbert recommends

Best evidence topic reports (BETs) summarise the evidence pertaining to particular clinical questions. They are not systematic reviews, but rather contain the best (highest level) evidence that can be practically obtained by busy practising clinicians. The search strategies used to find the best evidence are reported in detail in order to allow clinicians to update searches whenever necessary. Each BET is based on a clinical scenario and ends with a clinical bottom line which indicates, in the light of the evidence found, what the reporting clinician would do if faced with the same scenario again.

The BETs published below were first reported at the Critical Appraisal Journal Club at the Manchester Royal Infirmary1 or placed on the BestBETs website. Each BET has been constructed in the four stages that have been described elsewhere.2 The BETs shown here together with those published previously and those currently…

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Towards evidence-based emergency medicine: best BETs from the Manchester Royal Infirmary

Jean-Francois Hibbert recommends

Best evidence topic reports (BETs) summarise the evidence pertaining to particular clinical questions. They are not systematic reviews, but rather contain the best (highest level) evidence that can be practically obtained by busy practising clinicians. The search strategies used to find the best evidence are reported in detail in order to allow clinicians to update searches whenever necessary. Each BET is based on a clinical scenario and ends with a clinical bottom line which indicates, in the light of the evidence found, what the reporting clinician would do if faced with the same scenario again.

The BETs published below were first reported at the Critical Appraisal Journal Club at the Manchester Royal Infirmary1 or placed on the BestBETs website. Each BET has been constructed in the four stages that have been described elsewhere.2 The BETs shown here together with those published previously and those currently…

from Emergency Medicine Journal Best evidence topic reports http://bit.ly/2DGkclv

Towards evidence-based emergency medicine: best BETs from the Manchester Royal Infirmary

Jean-Francois Hibbert recommends

Best evidence topic reports (BETs) summarise the evidence pertaining to particular clinical questions. They are not systematic reviews, but rather contain the best (highest level) evidence that can be practically obtained by busy practising clinicians. The search strategies used to find the best evidence are reported in detail in order to allow clinicians to update searches whenever necessary. Each BET is based on a clinical scenario and ends with a clinical bottom line which indicates, in the light of the evidence found, what the reporting clinician would do if faced with the same scenario again.

The BETs published below were first reported at the Critical Appraisal Journal Club at the Manchester Royal Infirmary1 or placed on the BestBETs website. Each BET has been constructed in the four stages that have been described elsewhere.2 The BETs shown here together with those published previously and those currently…

from Emergency Medicine Journal Best evidence topic reports http://bit.ly/2DGkclv

BET 1: Follow-up phone calls and compliance with discharge instructions in elderly patients discharged from the emergency department

Jean-Francois Hibbert recommends

A short-cut review was carried out to establish whether follow-up phone calls improved compliance with follow-up and discharge instructions given to the elderly on discharge from the emergency department. 211 papers were found using the reported searches, of which 5 presented the best available evidence to answer the clinical question. The author, date and country of publication, patient group studied, study type, relevant outcomes, results and study weaknesses of these papers are tabulated. It is concluded that telephone follow-up can identify non-compliance with discharge instructions in the elderly, but there is currently no evidence to show that it actually improves it

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BET 2: Safety and efficacy of low-dose ketamine versus opioids for acute pain management in the ED

Jean-Francois Hibbert recommends

A short cut review was carried out to establish whether low-dose ketamine is a safe and effective alternative to opioids in ED patients in acute severe pain. 76 papers were found using the reported searches, of which seven presented the best evidence to answer the clinical question. The author, date and country of publication, patient group studied, study type, relevant outcomes, results and study weaknesses of these papers are tabulated. It is concluded that low-dose ketamine can be an effective and safe alternative to opioids in acute pain management.

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BET 1: Oseltamivir use for quicker alleviation of symptoms, fewer hospital admissions and lower mortality in adult patients with influenza B

Jean-Francois Hibbert recommends

A short cut review was carried out to establish whether Oseltamivir leads to faster alleviation of symptoms, fewer hospital admissions and lower mortality in adult patients with confirmed influenza B presenting to the Emergency Department. Two studies were directly relevant to the question using the described search methodology on Ovid Medline and Embase. The author, date and country of publication, patient group studied, study type, relevant outcomes, results and study weaknesses of these papers are tabulated. The clinical bottom line: there is no good evidence that oseltamivir results in quicker alleviation of symptoms, fewer hospital admissions or lower mortality in adult patients with influenza B.

from Emergency Medicine Journal Best evidence topic reports http://bit.ly/2FkMrZa

Towards evidence based emergency medicine: best BETs from the Manchester Royal Infirmary

Jean-Francois Hibbert recommends

Best Evidence Topic reports (BETs) summarise the evidence pertaining to particular clinical questions. They are not systematic reviews, but rather contain the best (highest level) evidence that can be practically obtained by busy practicing clinicians. The search strategies used to find the best evidence are reported in detail in order to allow clinicians to update searches whenever necessary. Each BET is based on a clinical scenario and ends with a clinical bottom line which indicates, in the light of the evidence found, what the reporting clinician would do if faced with the same scenario again.

The BETs published below were first reported at the Critical Appraisal Journal Club at the Manchester Royal Infirmary1 or placed on the BestBETs website. Each BET has been constructed in the four stages that have been described elsewhere.2 The BETs shown here together with those published previously and those currently…

from Emergency Medicine Journal Best evidence topic reports http://bit.ly/2FrhNMN