August 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.


Factors Predicting Difficult Endotracheal Intubation. Long B.Acad Emerg Med. 2019

Multiple intubation attempts in the emergency department and in-hospital mortality: A retrospective observational study.Yamanaka S.Am J Emerg Med. 2019

Effect of the introduction of C-MAC videolaryngoscopy on first-pass intubation success rates for emergency medicine registrars. Mackie S.Emerg Med Australas. 2019

Cardiac Arrest

Focused cardiac ultrasound after return of spontaneous circulation in cardiac-arrest patients. Elfwén L.Resuscitation. 2019

Intra-aortic balloon pump and survival with favorable neurological outcome after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: A multicenter, prospective propensity score-matched study. Kishimori T.Resuscitation. 2019

Pre-hospital outcomes of adult out-of-hospital cardiac arrest of presumed cardiac aetiology in Queensland, Australia (2002-2014): Trends over time.Pemberton K.Emerg Med Australas. 2019

Emergency Medicine

Proactive review by the emergency department before inter-hospital transfer (the PREVENT study). Mitra B.Emerg Med Australas. 2019


Do Antiepileptics Reduce the Risk of Poor Neurologic Outcomes and Prevent Seizures in Patients With Spontaneous Intracerebral Hemorrhage?Long B.Ann Emerg Med. 2019


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

Cost-effectiveness of advanced life support and prehospital critical carefor out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in England: a decision analysis model. von Vopelius-Feldt J. BMJ Open. 2019


C-Reactive Protein Testing to Guide Antibiotic Prescribing for COPD Exacerbations. Butler CC.N Engl J Med. 2019


Association Between Time to Treatment With Endovascular Reperfusion Therapy and Outcomes in Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke Treated in Clinical Practice. Jahan R.JAMA. 2019

One single large intramuscular dose of naloxone is effective and safe in suspected heroin poisoning. Harris K.Emerg Med Australas. 2019

Tranexamic Acid for Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding. Beyda R.Acad Emerg Med. 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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