August 2017

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.


The occurrence of aspiration pneumonia after emergency endotracheal intubation. Driver BE, et al. Am J Emerg Med. 2017.

Does the Use of Video Laryngoscopy Improve Intubation Outcomes? April MD, et al. Ann Emerg Med. 2017.

Critical Care

Hyperlactatemia in ICU patients: Incidence, causes and associated mortality. Ferreruela M, et al. J Crit Care. 2017.

Bolus-Dose Vasopressors in the Emergency Department: First, Do No Harm; Second, More Evidence Is Needed. Cole JB. Ann Emerg Med. 2017.


Uninterrupted Dabigatran versus Warfarin for Ablation in Atrial Fibrillation. Seligman SJ. N Engl J Med. 2017.

Cardiac Arrest 

What is the key contributor in achieving return of spontaneous circulation in the field from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest? Oh JH. Resuscitation. 2017.

Post-admission outcomes of participants in the PARAMEDIC trial: A cluster randomised trial of mechanical or manual chest compressions. Ji C, et al. Resuscitation. 2017

Pre Hospital Care

Pre-hospital pre-oxygenation strategies. Reid C, et al. Anaesthesia. 2017.


Effect of Endovascular Contact Aspiration vs Stent Retriever on Revascularization in Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke and Large Vessel Occlusion: The ASTER Randomized Clinical Trial. Lapergue B, et al. JAMA. 2017


Pulmonary Embolism Testing among Emergency Department Patients who are Pulmonary Embolism Rule-out Criteria Negative. Buchanan I. Acad Emerg Med. 2017


Coagulopathy as a predictor of mortality after penetrating traumatic brain injury. Folkerson LE, et al. Am J Emerg Med. 2017

Effects of spinal immobilization at a 20° angle on cerebral oxygen saturations measured by INVOS™. Aksel G. Am J Emerg Med. 2017

Influence of late fluid management on the outcomes of severe trauma patients: A retrospective analysis of 294 severely-injured patients. Mezidi M, et al. Injury. 2017

Is Antiplatelet Therapy an Independent Risk Factor for Traumatic Intracranial Hemorrhage in Patients With Mild Traumatic Brain Injury? Melville LD, et al. Ann Emerg Med. 2017.

Other Areas of Interest

Education innovation: A four week point-of-care ultrasound mini-fellowship for physicians in practice. Wilson J, et al. Am J Emerg Med. 2017

Gabapentin and Pregabalin for Pain – Is Increased Prescribing a Cause for Concern? Goodman CW, et al. N Engl J Med. 2017

What Is the Utility of End-Tidal Capnography for Procedural Sedation and Analgesia in the Emergency Department? Gottlieb M, et al. Ann Emerg Med. 2017

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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