Journal Jam2021-07-01T19:41:23-04:00
Journal Jam

Journal Jam is the EM Cases podcast that brings together leading EM researchers, EM educators and EM clinicians from around the world to discuss practice-changing EM articles or does deep dives into the world’s literature on a particular topic; with Anton Helman, Justin Morgenstern and special guests like Rory Spiegel, Ken Milne, Lauren Westafer, Andrew Morris, and more .

Together, we’re smarter!

Journal Jam 21 Laceration Management – Does Timing of Closure, Irrigation, Gloves Type, Eversion Matter?

In this Journal Jam podcast Anton and Justin welcome special guest Dr. Haley Cochrane. We dive deep into the evidence for timing of closure and infection rate, fluid choice, volume and pressure of irrigation of lacerations, glove type and infection rate, how eversion of wound edges effects cosmetic outcomes and much more. You might be surprised to discover that the evidence for many things we do for lacerations that are considered "standard of care", is either weak or non-existent. But do not fret - we deliver practical bottom line practical recommendations to help improve outcomes, save time and decrease resource utilization...

JJ 20 Outpatient Medications for COVID-19

In this Journal Jam podcast we dig deep into the science of FDA-approved outpatient medications for COVID with 3 critical appraisal masters: Dr. Andrew Morris, Dr. Rohit Mohindra and Dr. Justin Morgenstern. What is the evidence for the neutralizing monoclonal antibody medications like Sotrovimab? The nucleoside analogs like Remdesivir and Paxlovid? The inhaled corticosteroids like Budesonide and Ciclesonide? The SSRIs like Fluvoxamine? As you'll hear, there are many ways to interpret the data and a variety of philosophies on prescribing medications that have not had enough time to be studied adequately in a pandemic where millions of lives have been lost and we do not have much to offer patients to reduce morbidity and mortality...

Journal Jam 18 The Evidence for TXA – Should Tranexamic Acid Be Routine Therapy in the Bleeding Patient?

With the help of a special guest, EBM guru Dr. Ken Milne of the The SGEM, Anton and Justin look at all the various potential indications for TXA and review the available evidence. Should we be using TXA for epistaxis, postpartum hemorrhage, hyphema or hemoptysis? Is it a miracle drug that stops all bleeding? Or has it been drastically overhyped? Was CRASH-2 enough to be definitive, or does the classic EBM mantra of  "we need more studies" remain true?...

Journal Jam 17 – Steroids for CAP and COVID Pneumonia

What are the indications for steroids in patients with pneumonia besides those with concurrent COPD exacerbations, ARDS or adrenal shock? What is the evidence for benefit for steroids in CAP, the flu and COVID pneumonia? And if there is benefit, do those benefits outweigh the potential harms? To help us sort this out, Justin and Anton have the mighty return of a special guest - Dr. Andrew Morris in this Journal Jam podcast...

JJ 16 Heparin for ACS and STEMI

Does heparin - LMWH or unfractionated heparin - benefit the patient with a pretty good story for angina with a bump in their troponin and some ST depression in the lateral leads? We’re expected to routinely give heparin for all these NSTEMI and unstable angina patients with any ischemic changes seen on the ECG, right? And for STEMI too. But should we?....

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