Papers of March 2023

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ECMO-CPR is a growing conversation in the world of cardiac arrest management. This month we have a look at a paper which adds some great evidence to the overall picture; with an RCT on ECPR in refractory of out of hospital cardiac arrest. How will this compare to the amazing results from the ARREST trial?

Next up is a really informative paper looking at the utility of ultrasound in suspected testicular torsion in children, this may make a difference to your investigation strategy.

Lastly we look a a paper describing the journey of a quality improvement project on paramedic intubation and see the phenomenal results that the method led to.

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Simon & Rob

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Early Extracorporeal CPR for Refractory Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest. Martje M Suverein. N Engl J Med. 2023

Clinical risk factors for testicular torsion and a warning against falsely reassuring ultrasound scans: a 10-year single-centre experience. Ausra Lukosiute-Urboniene. EMJ. 2023

The effect of a multi‐faceted quality improvement program on paramedic intubation success in the critical care transport environment: a before‐and‐after study. Johannes von Vopelius‐Feldt. SJTREM. 2023

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