Papers of September 2019


We start off this month with a much talked about paper in the pre-hospital services, what benefit does Pre Hospital Critical Care bring to cardiac arrest victims? We are lucky enough to have the inside thoughts of the lead author, this a really interesting piece of work and will no doubt lead to further discussions, for more information from the author take a look at his thesis here.

Next up we take a look at the utility of troponins in patients that have suffered cardiac arrest, can we use them to evaluate how likely it was that an MI precipitated the arrest?

Last up we have a look at a novel approach of ruling out stroke as the cause of acute dizziness.

We’d love to hear your thoughts and comments.

Enjoy!

Simon & Rob

References & Further Reading

The effect of prehospital critical care on survival following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: a prospective observational study.von Vopelius-Feldt J. Resuscitation. 2019

von-Vepelius-Felt; thesis

Diagnostic and prognostic utility of cardiac troponin in post-cardiac arrest care. Agusala V. Resuscitation. 2019

Value of copeptin and the S-100b protein assay in ruling out the diagnosis of strokeinduced dizziness pattern in emergency departmentsDeboevere N. Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med. 2019

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