5 Essential Papers


I haven’t always read papers and with the time pressures of training and life it’s impossible for us to be on top of all of the literature. But over the last few years I’ve come across some papers that I wish others had told me about.

For some of you this will all be a recap but for others hopefully it will spark an interest and get you to have a look at the papers yourself. We all know that it is extremely rare that one paper alone will or should change our practice but hopefully it’s the interest and further questions into a topic that can come out of these papers. Enjoy!

5 References

Emergency Department Patients With Atrial Fibrillation or Flutter and an Acute Underlying Medical Illness May Not Benefit From Attempts to Control Rate or Rhythm. Scheuermeyer FX. Ann Emerg Med. 2015 May

Thrombolysis during resuscitation for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Böttiger BW. N Engl J Med. 2008 Dec 18

Postural modification to the standard Valsalva manoeuvre for emergency treatment of supraventricular tachycardias (REVERT): a randomised controlled trial. Appelboam A. Lancet. 2015 Oct

Diagnosing Acute Heart Failure in the Emergency Department: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Martindale JL. Acad Emerg Med. 2016 Mar

Bedside focused echocardiography as predictor of survival in cardiac arrest patients: a systematic review. Blyth L. Acad Emerg Med. 2012 Oct

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