September 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

Extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation for cardiac arrest: A systematic review. Holmberg MJ.Resuscitation. 2018

Capnography during cardiac arrest. Sandroni C.Resuscitation. 2018

Cardiology

Amiodarone for sustained stable ventricular tachycardia in the prehospital setting. Foerster CR.Emerg Med Australas. 2018

Platelet to Lymphocyte Ratio on Admission and Prognosis in Patients with Acute Cardiogenic Pulmonary Edema. Demir M.J Emerg Med. 2018

Paediatrics

Pediatric Massive Transfusion: A Systematic Review. Maw G.Pediatr Emerg Care. 2018

Paediatric traumatic cardiac arrest: the development of an algorithm to guide recognition, management and decisions to terminate resuscitation. Vassallo J.Emerg Med J. 2018

Prehospital Emergency Medicine

Review article: Antiemetics in the pre-hospital setting: A systematic review of efficacy and safety. Verma R.Emerg Med Australas. 2018

Respiratory

Comparison of the age-adjusted and clinical probability-adjusted D-dimer to exclude pulmonary embolism in the emergency department. Sharif S.Am J Emerg Med. 2018

The DAGMAR Score: D-dimer assay-guided moderation of adjusted risk. Improving specificity of the D-dimer for pulmonary embolism. Glober N.Am J Emerg Med. 2018

High Diagnostic Uncertainty and Inaccuracy in Adult Emergency Department Patients with Dyspnea: A National Database Analysis. Hunold KM.Acad Emerg Med. 2018

Trauma

Worsening head bleeds in elderly blunt head trauma patients taking antithrombotics: Delayed CT head fails to change management. Scantling D.Injury. 2018

Hot off the Press: Validation of the Pediatric NEXUS II Head CT Decision Instrument for Selective Imaging of Pediatric Patients with Blunt Head Trauma. Heitz C.Acad Emerg Med. 2018

Other

Blood lactate measurement within the emergency department: A two-year retrospective analysis. Contenti J.Am J Emerg Med. 2018

Randomized Clinical Trial Comparing Procedural Amnesia and Respiratory Depression Between Moderate and Deep Sedation With Propofol in the Emergency Department. Schick A.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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