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Division of Emergency Medicine Research

About the Division of Emergency Medicine Research Our research division faculty consists of four clinical researchers, one full-time, dedicated researcher, one project coordinator, one administrative assistant and four grant-funded research assistants. Several other faculty members, though not specifically research division members, routinely participate in research and research division activities. We attract a broad base of […]

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What is the fragility index and how can it help us appraise medical literature?

Richard Bracken II, DO Critical appraisal of the latest in evidence-based practices is important to many emergency medicine physicians, but how can we quantify whether the conclusion of a study is a real result or simply chance? In the past, researchers have relied heavily on p-values to assess statistical significance, but all that may be […]

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JAMA RCE Rundown: Community Acquired Pneumonia

By Mary Cheffers MD From JAMA’s Rational Clinical Exam: Does this patient have Community-Acquired Pneumonia? Summary This is an old article, but the workup of Community-Acquired Pneumonia (CAP) in the ED has not changed significantly. The article sought to answer the question of whether a chest x-ray is necessary for a definite diagnosis in all […]

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