Blunt Cerebrovascular Injury: The Case for Universal Screening


Featured Article

Leichtle SW, Banerjee D, Schrader R, et al. Blunt cerebrovascular injury: The case for universal screening. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2020;89(5):880-886. doi:10.1097/TA.0000000000002824


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Methodological Reviewer: Emilie Joos, MD, FRCSC, University of British Columbia

Clinical Reviewer: Matt Kaminsky, MD, FRCSC, FACS, Cook County Health

Clinical Reviewer: Kelly Vogt, MD, FRCSC, Western University


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Please read the above articles and be prepared to discuss the following:

  1. What is the clinical question being addressed?
  2. Were all of the realistic clinical strategies compared?
  3. Were all clinically relevant outcomes considered?
  4. Was an explicit and sensible process used to identify, select and combine the evidence into probabilities?
  5. Were the utilities obtained in an explicit and sensible way from credible sources?
  6. Was the potential impact of any uncertainty in the evidence determined in the baseline analysis?
  7. Does one strategy result in a clinically important gain for patients?
  8. How strong is the evidence used in the analysis?
  9. Could the uncertainty in the evidence change the results?
  10. State the conclusion.  Have the authors addressed the clinical question posed?
  11. Does the evidence support the conclusion?