Journal Club Articles for 10/7/2015

Accuracy of White Blood Cell Count and C-reactive Protein Levels Related to Duration of Symptoms in Patients Suspected of Acute Appendicitis.
Atema JJ, Gans SL, Beenen LF, Toorenvliet BR, Laurell H, Stoker J, Boermeester MA.
Acad Emerg Med. 2015 Sep;22(9):1015-24.
doi: 10.1111/acem.12746.
Epub 2015 Aug 20.
PubMed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26291309
Full text: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/acem.12746/pdf
Full text also posted on Blackboard

Emergency Department Corticosteroid Use for Allergy or Anaphylaxis Is Not Associated With Decreased Relapses.
Grunau BE, Wiens MO, Rowe BH, McKay R, Li J, Yi TW, Stenstrom R, Schellenberg RR, Grafstein E, Scheuermeyer FX.
Ann Emerg Med. 2015 Oct;66(4):381-9.
doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2015.03.003.
Epub 2015 Mar 25.
PubMed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25820033
Full text: http://www.annemergmed.com/article/S0196-0644%2815%2900190-0/pdf
Full text also posted on Blackboard

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