April 2018

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.

Cardiac Arrest

Effect of Bag-Mask Ventilation vs Endotracheal Intubation During Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation on Neurological Outcome After Out-of-Hospital Cardiorespiratory Arrest: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Jabre P. JAMA. 2018

Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: prehospital management. Ong MEH. Lancet. 2018

Cerebral saturation in cardiac arrest patients measured with near-infrared technology during pre-hospital advanced life support. Results from Copernicus I cohort study. Genbrugge C. Resuscitation. 2018

Electrocardiographic patterns in postresuscitation patients? Madias JE. Resuscitation. 2018

Cardiology

Low-level troponin elevations following a reduced troponin I cutoff: Increased resource utilization without improved outcomes. Becker BA. Am J Emerg Med. 2018

Critical Care

Airway management in critical illness: practice implications of new Difficult Airway Society guidelines. Pandit JJ. Anaesthesia. 2018

Paediatrics

The Impact of a Displayed Checklist on Simulated Pediatric Trauma Resuscitations. Hulfish E. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2018

A Randomized Trial of High-Flow Oxygen Therapy in Infants with Bronchiolitis. Franklin D. N Engl J Med. 2018

Respiratory

Systematic review and meta-analysis of outcomes of patients with subsegmental pulmonary embolism with and without anticoagulation treatment. Bariteau A. Acad Emerg Med. 2018

Use of the d-dimer for Detecting Pulmonary Embolism in the Emergency Department. Glober N. J Emerg Med. 2018

Trauma

The Association of Prehospital Intravenous Fluids and Mortality in Patients with Penetrating Trauma. Bores SA. J Emerg Med. 2018

Other

Acute Aortic Dissection: Is There Something Better than Physician Gestalt? Smith LM. Acad Emerg Med.

The Proposal to Lower P Value Thresholds to .005. Ioannidis JPA. JAMA. 2018

Outcomes of Patients with Syncope and Suspected Dementia. Holden TR. Acad Emerg Med. 2018

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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