April 2019

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

Importance of the distinction between recurrent and shock-resistant ventricular fibrillation: Call for a uniform definition of refractory VF. Nas J. Resuscitation. 2019

Coronary Angiography after Cardiac Arrest – The Right Timing or the Right Patients? Abella BS. N Engl J Med. 2019

Vital sign patterns before shock-related cardiopulmonary arrest. Davis JS. Resuscitation. 2019


Hands-on defibrillation with a safety barrier: An analysis of potential risk to rescuers. Wight JA. Resuscitation. 2019

Risk stratification and timing for invasive approach in patients with non-STEMI. Mert KU. Am J Emerg Med. 2019

Early or Delayed Cardioversion in Recent-Onset Atrial Fibrillation. Pluymaekers NAHA. N Engl J Med. 2019


How should we treat patients who wake up with a stroke? A review of recent advances in management of acute ischemic stroke. Biggs D. Am J Emerg Med. 2019

Aspiration thrombectomy versus stent retriever thrombectomy as first-line approach for large vessel occlusion (COMPASS): a multicentre, randomised, open label, blinded outcome, non-inferiority trial. Turk AS. Lancet. 2019

Misdiagnosis of acute subarachnoid hemorrhage in the era of multimodal diagnostic options. Doukas A. Am J Emerg Med. 2019


Interhospital transport of critically ill patients: experiences and challenges, a qualitative study. Eiding H. Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med. 2019

Prehospital Analgesia With Intranasal Ketamine (PAIN-K): A Randomized Double-Blind Trial in Adults. Andolfatto G. Ann Emerg Med. 2019


Management of Pediatric Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: 2019 Consensus and Guidelines-Based Algorithm for First and Second Tier Therapies. Kochanek PM. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2019

The Utility of the Focused Assessment With Sonography in Trauma Examination in Pediatric Blunt Abdominal Trauma: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Liang T. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2019


Safe to send home? Discharge risk assessment in the emergency department. Southerland LT. Emerg Med Australas. 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.  

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