Journal Club March

We are a little late this month but as a followup to the CRASH-2 trial journal club last month we are going to be reading  MATTERs .

MATTERs (Military Application of Tranexamic acid in Trauma Emergency Resuscitation Study) was a retrospective study in military trauma patients from 2009-2010 requiring transfusion.

The study addressed a significant criticisms of the CRASH-2 Trial where only  5% of patients had bleeding as a cause of death.

Two great reads in addition to the article before starting to edit.

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Intro to Editing 4: Adding Pictures

Uploading images to the wiki is easy. You have two options:

1. On the main page the Upload Wizard will walk you through the whole process and even allow for credits and copyright acknowledgements.

uploadfile

 

2. While editing an article or creating a new one you can choose the upload button to upload an image.

drop file

For example:

[[File:Hangman fracture.png|thumb|Hangman's Fracture]] will display the hangman fracture image as a thumbnail with the caption "Hangman's Fracture"
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Intro to Editing 3: Bulleted lists

The core points of a wikem article should be represented in lists to allow for easy bedside referencing.  Numbered lists are great for differential diagnosis and treatment steps, but most content lends itself to bulleted lists.

* Start each line
* with an (*).
** More asterisks give deeper
*** and deeper levels.

**** Jumping levels creates empty space.
Starting a new line without an asterix ends the list.
  • Start each line
  • with an  (*).
    • More asterisks give deeper
      • and deeper levels.
        • But jumping levels creates empty space.

Starting a new line without an asterix ends the list

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Intro to Editing Part 2: References

Adding a reference is easy on WikEM.  The community prefers if references follow the AMA format.  Simply add your reference between two reference tags.  Such as  <ref> insert reference here </ref>

 

At the bottom of the page in the Sources section you will see a red warning message if the footnote tag is missing from a page. Type <references/> and when you  publish your page WikEM will auto format the footnotes… Read more

Intro To Editing: Numbered Lists

Over the next few weeks we will introduce the various ways to edit and create wiki articles using the standard wiki markup.

Creating Lists:

The # sign auto numbers entries

# Start each line
# with a # sign
## More number signs give deeper
### and deeper
### levels.
# Line breaks <br />don't break levels.
### But jumping levels creates empty space.
# Blank lines

# end the list and start another.
  1. Start each line
  2. with a number sign (#).
    1. More number signs give deeper
      1. and deeper
      2. levels.
  3. Line breaks
    don’t break levels.
      1. But jumping levels creates empty space.
  4. Blank lines
  1. end the list and start another.
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Back Online

As of Feb 3rd all services are back on line.  There may have been a few days of data lost due to a disk corruption.  We know that WikEM should serve as a repository of EM information on the web and are working to create even more redundancy for the future.  Again, thank you everyone for your patience.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions: info@wikem.org… Read more