December 2020

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.


Technical factors associated with first-pass success during endotracheal intubation in children: analysis of videolaryngoscopy recordings. Kelsey A Miller. Emerg Med J. 2020

Difficult and failed intubation in the first 4000 incidents reported on webAIRS. Yasmin Endlich. Anaesth Intensive Care. 2020

Cardiac Arrest

End-tidal carbon dioxide (ETCO 2) and ventricular fibrillation amplitude spectral area (AMSA) for shock outcome prediction in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Are they two sides of the same coin? Laura Frigerio. Resuscitation. 2020

The effect of airway management on CPR quality in the PARAMEDIC2 randomised controlled trial. Charles D Deakin. Resuscitation. 2020


A Randomized Trial of Convalescent Plasma in Covid-19 Severe Pneumonia. Ventura A Simonovich. N Engl J Med. 2020


Diagnostic Accuracy of the HINTS Exam in an Emergency Department: A Retrospective Chart Review. Cait Dmitriew. Acad Emerg Med. 2020

Mechanical ventilation in patients with acute brain injury: recommendations of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine consensus. Chiara Robba. Intensive Care Med. 2020


Effect of Nebulized Magnesium vs Placebo Added to Albuterol on Hospitalization Among Children With Refractory Acute Asthma Treated in the Emergency Department: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Suzanne Schuh. JAMA. 2020

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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