April 2017

Here are the papers that caught our eye over the last month, many of these will go onto form the topics for our monthly podcasts and topics which you can subscribe to here.

Prehospital

 

Prehospital deaths from trauma: Are injuries survivable and do bystanders help? Oliver GJ, et al. Injury. 2017

Cardiac Arrest

 

Accuracy of point-of-care focused echocardiography in predicting outcome of resuscitation in cardiac arrest patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Po-Yang Tsou. Resuscitation 2017

In this patient in refractory cardiac arrest should I continue CPR for longer than 30 min and, if so, how? Nolan JP, et al. Intensive Care Med. 2017.

 Airway

 

Direct Versus Video Laryngoscopy for Prehospital Intubation: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Savino PB. Acad Emerg Med. 2017

 Cardiology

 

Identifying low-risk patients for early discharge from emergency department without using subjective descriptions of chest pain: Insights from Providing Rapid Out of hospital Acute Cardiovascular Treatment (PROACT) 3 and 4 trials. Sepehrvand N, et al. Acad Emerg Med. 2017.

Usefulness of laboratory and radiological investigations in the management of supraventricular tachycardia. Ashok A. Emerg Med Australas. 2017

Trauma

 

Effects of mechanism of injury and patient age on outcomes in geriatric rib fracture patients. Helen H Shi et al. Trauma Surgery & Acute Care Open 2017

The effect of tranexamic acid in traumatic brain injury: A randomized controlled trial. Jokar A, et al. Chin J Traumatol. 2017.

Paediatrics

 

Fever in the Emergency Department Predicts Survival of Patients With Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock Admitted to the ICU. Sundén-Cullberg J, et al. Crit Care Med. 2017.

The Impact of Neonatal Simulations on Trainees’ Stress and Performance: A Parallel-Group Randomized Trial. Lizotte MH. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2017

Respiratory

 

D-Dimer Interval Likelihood Ratios for Pulmonary Embolism. Kohn MA. Acad Emerg Med. 2017

Accuracy of point-of-care focused echocardiography in predicting outcome of resuscitation in cardiac arrest patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Po-Yang Tsou. Resuscitation 2017

Sedation

 

Patient satisfaction with procedural sedation in the emergency department. Johnson OG. Emerg Med Australas. 2017

Other areas of interest

 

What do emergency physicians in charge do? A qualitative observational study. Hosking I, et al. Emerg Med J. 2017.

The Use of Ketamine for Acute Treatment of Pain: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial. Sin B. J Emerg Med. 2017

A prospective randomized, double-dummy trial comparing intravenous push dose of low dose ketamine to short infusion of low dose ketamine for treatment of moderate to severe pain in the emergency department. Motov S, et al. Am J Emerg Med. 2017.

Intravenous versus Non-Intravenous Benzodiazepines for the Abortion of Seizures: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.Alshehri A, et al. Acad Emerg Med. 2017.

Predictive validity of the qSOFA criteria for sepsis in non-ICU inpatients. Forward E, et al. Intensive Care Med. 2017.

Patient satisfaction with procedural sedation in the emergency department. Johnson OG. Emerg Med Australas. 2017

Two-Year Outcome after Endovascular Treatment for Acute Ischemic Stroke. van den Berg LA. N Engl J Med. 2017

We look forward to bringing you some of these papers in future podcasts, if there’s anything in particular you’d like to hear then leave a comment at the bottom of the page.

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