Spoon-Feed On Steroids
You've been spoon-fed some great stuff this week. This is how to lock in what you’ve read. Test yourself to see what you remember from the 5 articles we covered this week.
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After the quiz, click the Answers button below to see the correct answers, a brief explanation, and link back to the original posts.
Monday - CURB-65 was a poor predictor of the need for critical care intervention in adult patients with community acquired pneumonia. Go to post
Tuesday - Self-referral to the ED for elevated blood pressure after using a home or pharmacy cuff led to a very low admission rate of 3%. Go to post
Wednesday - Use of a rapid rule-out MI protocol with hs-cTnT was safe, accurate, and would have reduced time to discharge and increased the proportion of patients ruled out in this U.S.-based implementation study. Go to post
Thursday - Suturing of facial lacerations by novice physicians resulted in less cosmetically favorable repair than experienced physicians. See the post for 5 tips to improve. Go to post
Friday - Unless there was a compelling alternative reason to do so (i.e. asthma), giving a glucocorticoid to treat influenza pneumonia was associated with an increased risk of mortality. Go to post