December 2016



Physician-provided prehospital critical care, effect on patient physiology dynamics and on-scene time. Reid BO, et al. Eur J Emerg Med. 2016.

Information handoff and outcomes of critically ill patients transferred between hospitals. Usher MG, et al. J Crit Care. 2016.

Bi-manual proximal external aortic compression after major abdominal-pelvic trauma and during ambulance transfer: A simulation study. Douma MJ, et al. Injury. 2016.

Cardiac Arrest


Conversion to shockable rhythms during resuscitation and survival for out-of hospital cardiac arrest. Wah W, et al. Am J Emerg Med. 2016

Neurological outcome of patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest? Hagiwara S, et al. Am J Emerg Med. 2016.

Epidemiology and outcomes from out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in England. Hawkes C, et al. Resuscitation. 2016.


Use of nitroglycerin by bolus prevents intensive care unit admission in patients with acute hypertensive heart failure. Wilson SS. Am J Emerg Med. 2016



Incidence of coronary intervention in cardiac arrest survivors with non-shockable initial rhythms and no evidence of ST-elevation MI (STEMI). Wilson M, et al. Resuscitation. 2016.

Effect of oxygen therapy on myocardial salvage in ST elevation myocardial infarction: the randomized SOCCER trial. Khoshnood A. Eur J Emerg Med. 2016

Percutaneous coronary angioplasty versus coronary artery bypass grafting in treatment of unprotected left main stenosis (NOBLE): a prospective, randomised, open-label, non-inferiority trial. Mäkikallio T, et al. Lancet. 2016.

Use of nitroglycerin by bolus prevents intensive care unit admission in patients with acute hypertensive heart failure. Wilson SS. Am J Emerg Med. 2016

Causes of Elevated Cardiac Troponins in the Emergency Department and Their Associated Mortality. Meigher S, et al. Acad Emerg Med. 2016.



Transthoracic echocardiogram in syncope patients with normal initial evaluation. Han SK. Am J Emerg Med. 2016



The Use of Thrombolysis for Acute Pulmonary Embolism in the United States: National Trends and Patient Characteristics from 2006 to 2011. Rush B, et al. J Emerg Med. 2016.

Assessment of heart rate, acidosis, consciousness, oxygenation, and respiratory rate to predict noninvasive ventilation failure in hypoxemic patients. Duan J, et al. Intensive Care Med. 2016



Epidemiology and aetiology of traumatic cardiac arrest in England and Wales – A retrospective database analysis. Barnard E. Resuscitation. 2016

Pediatric Minor Traumatic Brain Injury With Intracranial Hemorrhage: Identifying Low-Risk Patients Who May Not Benefit From ICU Admission. Burns EC. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2016

Long-term prognosis after out-of-hospital resuscitation of cardiac arrest in trauma patients: prehospital trauma-associated cardiac arrest. Duchateau FX. Emerg Med J. 2016

 Other areas of interest


Diagnostic performance of a biomarker panel as a negative predictor for acute appendicitis in adult emergency department patients with abdominal pain. Huckins DS, et al. Am J Emerg Med. 2016.

Agreement between arterial and venous lactate in emergency department patients: a prospective study of 157 consecutive patients. Paquet AL, et al. Eur J Emerg Med. 2016.

History, Physical Exam. Laboratory Testing and Emergency Department Ultrasonography for the Diagnosis of Acute Cholecystitis. Jain A. Acad Emerg Med. 2016

Rapid Systematic Review: Intra-Arterial Thrombectomy (“Clot Retrieval”) for Selected Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke. Meurer WJ. J Emerg Med. 2016

The Influence of Age on the Diagnostic Performance of White Blood Cell Count and Absolute Neutrophil Count in Suspected Pediatric Appendicitis. Bachur RG. Acad Emerg Med. 2016

Reasons for Hospitalization Among Emergency Department Patients With Syncope. Cook OG. Acad Emerg Med. 2016

Skin and soft tissue infection management failure in the emergency department observation unit: a systematic review. Abetz JW. Emerg Med J.


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