TERN Top papers July 2021

The aim of TERN Top Papers is to highlight the top emergency care related papers for emergency physicians, keeping them abreast of the latest practice-changing studies. This month’s Top Papers comes f…

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Acute Lower Back Pain

Low back pain is a very common problem and it is estimated that 80% of the population suffer from it at some stage of their life. It is also a common presentation to emergency departments…

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Seeing red (flags)

A 56-year-old plumber presents to the ED with a 24-hour history of worsening lower back pain after lifting some heavy bags of cement…

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A Bowed Back?

An intoxicated man was lying in the middle of the road when two cars ran over him. He has obvious tyre marks to his abdomen and is agitated…

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