Author: James Cameron

Journal Club – July 2022

We will review 3 papers today, covering topics of effectiveness of three antiepileptic drugs in treating toxin-related status epilepticus, use of Kelly clamps vs fine artery forceps in decompressing traumatic pneumothorax and haemothorax, as well as implicit gender bias during procedural competency assessments of emergency medicine trainees.

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Splenic Trauma

As the decades have rolled by, the management of splenic trauma has changed significantly. The long-practiced tradition of removing the spleen for the slightest insult has been consigned to the history books, alongside similarly traumatic memories like the Oasis break up (come on Noel!).

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