Here’s a look at some of the papers that caught our eye this month. We have a look at papers covering CT head imaging in delayed presentations, risk stratifying TIAs, early administration of fluids in severe sepsis and most importantly the utility of a biro in a surgical airway…….
Make sure you go and have a look at the papers yourself to see what the evidence means to you.
Validation of ABCD2 scores ascertained by referring clinicians: a retrospective transient ischaemic attack clinic cohort study. Dutta D. Emerg Med J. 2016 Apr 7. pii: emermed-2015-205519. doi: 10.1136/emermed-2015-205519. [Epub ahead of print]
Association of Fluid Resuscitation Initiation Within 30 Minutes of Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock Recognition With Reduced Mortality and Length of Stay. Leisman D. Ann Emerg Med. 2016 Apr 14. pii: S0196-0644(16)00148-7. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2016.02.044. [Epub ahead of print]
CT head imaging in patients with head injury who present after 24 h of injury: a retrospective cohort study. Marincowitz C. Emerg Med J. 2016 Apr 13. pii: emermed-2015-205370. doi: 10.1136/emermed-2015-205370. [Epub ahead of print]