Papers of April 2020

First we hope you’re all well. The world has changed dramatically over the the last few weeks and you are all doing a phenomenal job of providing healthcare under extremely challenging circumstances.

We are determined to add a bit of normality to life with a non-COVID-19 papers of the month, full of bad jokes and some EBM. This month we’re looking at intubation of acute alcohol intoxication in ED. We take a look at a paper that tries to quantify the risk of patients developing an intracerebral injury when taking antiplatelets and anticoagulants. Finally we have a look at the value of clinical examination and imaging findings in patients with elevated intracranial pressure, how valuable are individual findings?

Most importantly take care of yourselves and loved ones and keep fighting the good fight!


Simon & Rob

References & Further Reading

Intubation in acute alcohol intoxications at the emergency department. Sauter TC. Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med. 2020

Prevalence of Intracranial Injury in Adult Patients With Blunt Head Trauma With and Without Anticoagulant or Antiplatelet Use. Probst MA. Ann Emerg Med. 2020 

Accuracy of Physical Examination and Imaging Findings for the Diagnosis of Elevated IntracranialPressureLong B. Acad Emerg Med. 2020


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