August 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

Neurologic outcomes after extracorporeal membrane oxygenation assisted CPR for resuscitation of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients: A systematic review. Beyea MM, et al. Resuscitation. 2018.

A systematic review of safety and adverse effects in the practice of therapeutic hypothermia. Karcioglu O. Am J Emerg Med. 2018


LOw dose MAGnesium sulfate versus HIgh dose in the early management of rapid atrial fibrillation: randomised controlled double blind study. Bouida W. Acad Emerg Med. 2018

Critical Care

Decision-making skills improve with critical care training: Using simulation to measure progress. Murray DJ. J Crit Care. 2018


Effect of Alteplase vs Aspirin on Functional Outcome for Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke and Minor Nondisabling Neurologic Deficits: The PRISMS Randomized Clinical Trial. Khatri P. JAMA. 2018

Optic nerve sheath diameter measured sonographically as non-invasive estimator of intracranial pressure: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Robba C. Intensive Care Med. 2018


Analgesic Efficacy of Intranasal Ketamine Versus Intranasal Fentanyl for Moderate to Severe Pain in Children: A Prospective, Randomized, Double-Blind Study. Quinn K. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2018

Prehospital Emergency Medicine

Prehospital Plasma during Air Medical Transport in Trauma Patients at Risk for Hemorrhagic Shock. Sperry JL. N Engl J Med. 2018


Integrating extended focused assessment with sonography for trauma (eFAST) in the initial assessment of severe trauma: Impact on the management of 756 patients. Zieleskiewicz L. Injury. 2018

Factors associated with outcomes in traumatic cardiac arrest patients without prehospital return of spontaneous circulation. Chen YC. Injury. 2018


Emergency medicine physicians’ ability to predict hospital admission at the time of triage. Vlodaver ZK. Am J Emerg Med. 2018

The association between systolic blood pressure and in-hospital mortality in older emergency department patients who are hospitalised with a suspected infection. Warmerdam M. Emerg Med J. 2018

A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Ketamine as an Alternative to Opioids for Acute Pain in the Emergency Department. Karlow N. Acad Emerg Med. 2018

How closely do blood gas electrolytes and haemoglobin agree with serum values in adult emergency department patients: An observational study. Gibbons M. Emerg Med Australas. 2018

Evaluation of the efficacy of the National Early Warning Score in predicting in-hospital mortality via the risk stratification. Lee YS. J Crit Care. 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. 

1 Comment

  • Aaron Eastman says:

    Hey, Im currently doing a literature search about the use of blood products vs sodium chloride in the pre-hospital setting and I’m aware of the previous PAMPer and the ongoing RePHILL trial. Do you guys have any thoughts on these studies? Would love to hear a podcast covering this topic.



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