Journal Club for 2/11


On February 11th, we will be presenting a thorough analysis of the following New England Journal of Medicine paper:

Ultrasonography versus Computed Tomography for Suspected Nephrolithiasis
by R. Smith-Bindman, et al.

Click here for the article


Possible questions to comment on and/or ponder:

1. Does this paper change my ED management for suspected nephrolithiasis? Why or why not?

2. How could the methodology of this study been improved? What did they do well?

3. If you were going to do this study, how would you have done it differently?

4. Why did the study use stone passage or surgical intervention as gold standard? What would you have used?

5. If you did do bedside ED US at our shop, would it decrease Length of Stay?


By Dr. Andrew Grock

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1 comment for “Journal Club for 2/11

  1. Carl
    January 22, 2015 at 9:45 am

    Radiologists recently published a little push back on this. They found there were a lot of “incidental findings” that only CT can find.

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