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.
Initial arterial pH as a predictor of neurologic outcome after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: A propensity-adjusted analysis. Kiehl EL.Resuscitation. 2019
End tidal CO2 and cerebral oximetry for the prediction of return of spontaneous circulation during cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Engel TW 2nd, et al. Resuscitation. 2019
Vasopressors during adult cardiac arrest: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Holmberg MJ.Resuscitation. 2019
Prehospital determinants of successful resuscitation after traumatic and non-traumatic out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Barnard EBG, et al. Emerg Med J. 2019.
Advanced airway management during adult cardiac arrest: A systematic review. Granfeldt A.Resuscitation. 2019
The effect of ventilation rate on outcome in adults receiving cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Vissers G.Resuscitation. 2019
The EXACT protocol: A multi-centre, single-blind, randomised, parallel-group, controlled trial to determine whether early oxygen titration improves survival to hospital discharge in adult OHCA patients. Bray JE.Resuscitation. 2019
A checklist manifesto: Can a checklist of common diagnoses improve accuracy in ECG interpretation? Nickerson J.Am J Emerg Med. 2019
Coronary atherothrombosis in cardiac arrest survivors without ST-segment elevation on ECG. Degrell P.Resuscitation. 2019
Levetiracetam versus phenytoin for second-line treatment of convulsive status epilepticus in children (ConSEPT): an open-label, multicentre, randomised controlled trial. Dalziel SR.Lancet. 2019
Levetiracetam versus phenytoin for second-line treatment of paediatric convulsive status epilepticus (EcLiPSE): a multicentre, open-label, randomised trial. Lyttle MD.Lancet. 2019
Time of on-scene resuscitation in out of-hospital cardiac arrest patients transported without return of spontaneous circulation. de Graaf C.Resuscitation. 2019
Outcomes of patients who are not transported following ambulance attendance: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Yeung T.Emerg Med Australas. 2019
Do Antibiotics Improve Outcomes in Patients With Acute Asthma Exacerbations? Ganti L. Ann Emerg Med. 2019
Is prehospital blood transfusion effective and safe in haemorrhagic trauma patients? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Rijnhout TWH.Injury. 2019 May
Prehospital Simple Thoracostomy for Traumatic Cardiac Arrest: Does the Cardiac Arrest Rhythm Matter? Stifkens F.J Emerg Med. 2019
Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta: A Review for Emergency Clinicians. Long B.J Emerg Med. 2019
Is point-of-care ultrasound a reliable predictor of outcome during atraumatic, non-shockable cardiac arrest? A systematic review and meta-analysis from the SHoC investigators. Lalande E.Resuscitation. 2019
Improving skills retention after advanced structured resuscitation training: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Au K.Resuscitation. 2019
Sodium bicarbonate for severe metabolic acidaemia. Baudic T.Lancet. 2019
THINK of Ketamine for Headache. Goodnough R.J Emerg Med. 2019
Orthostatic vital signs do not predict 30 day serious outcomes in older emergency department patients with syncope: A multicenter observational study. White JL.Am J Emerg Med. 2019
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.