February 2017

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.


AAGBI: Safer pre-hospital anaesthesia 2017: Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland. Lockey DJ, et al. Anaesthesia. 2017

Cardiac Arrest

Long-term clinical outcomes and predictors for survivors of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Shuvy M, et al. Resuscitation. 2017

The role of resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) as an adjunct to ACLS in non-traumatic cardiac arrest: A review of key concepts, physiology, current evidence, and future directions. Daley J, et al. Am J Emerg Med. 2017

Whether to Intubate During Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: Conventional Wisdom vs Big Data. Angus DC. JAMA. 2017


A prospective, cohort evaluation of major and minor airway management complications during routine anaesthetic care at an academic medical centre. Huitink J.
 Aneasthesia. 2016

Diagnosis and treatment of upper airway oedema caused by acute angio-oedema in the emergency department: a French consensus statement. Floccard B, et al. Eur J Emerg Med. 2017

The Impact of a Soiled Airway on Intubation Success in the Emergency Department when using the GlideScope or the Direct Laryngoscope. Sakles JC, et al. Acad Emerg Med. 2017

Association Between Tracheal Intubation During Adult In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest and Survival. Andersen LW. JAMA. 2017

  Critical Care

Use of early head CT following out-of-hospital cardiopulmonary arrest. Reynolds AS, et al. Resuscitation. 2017


Missed myocardial infarctions in ED patients prospectively categorized as low risk by established risk scores. Singer AJ, et al. Am J Emerg Med. 2017

Outcomes for Emergency Department Patients With Recent-Onset Atrial Fibrillation and Flutter Treated in Canadian Hospitals. Stiell IG, et al. Ann Emerg Med. 2017


Comprehensive approach to the management of the patient with multiple rib fractures: a review and introduction of a bundled rib fracture management protocol. Cordelie E. Trauma Surg & Acute Care Open. 2017

The use of whole-body computed tomography in major trauma: variations in practice in UK trauma hospitals. Sammy IA. Emerg Med J. 2017

Haemorrhage: A narrative review. Review article. Winearls J, et al. Injury. 2016

Are first rib fractures a marker for other life-threatening injuries in patients with major trauma? A cohort study of patients on the UK Trauma Audit and Research Network database. Sammy IA, et al. Emerg Med J. 2017


Overdiagnosis of Pulmonary Embolism by Pulmonary CT Angiography. Hutchinson BD. AJR Am J 2015

Diagnosing Pulmonary Embolism in Pregnancy: Are Biomarkers and Clinical Predictive Models Useful? Parilla BV, et al. AJP Rep. 2016

 Other areas of interest

Comparison of risk scoring systems for patients presenting with upper gastrointestinal bleeding: international multicentre prospective study. Stanley A. BMJ 2017

Propofol versus midazolam for procedural sedation in the emergency department: A study on efficacy and safety. Lameijer H. Am J Emerg Med. 2017

Can an age-adjusted D-dimer level be adopted in managing venous thromboembolism in the emergency department? A retrospective cohort study. Jaconelli T, et al. Eur J Emerg Med. 2017.

Surviving Sepsis Campaign: International Guidelines for Management of Sepsis and Septic Shock: 2016. Rhodes A. Intensive Care Med. 2017

Quick SOFA Scores Predict Mortality in Adult Emergency Department Patients With and Without Suspected Infection. Singer AJ, et al. Ann Emerg Med. 2017.

Intranasal Analgesia and Sedation in Pediatric Emergency Care-A Prospective Observational Study on the Implementation of an Institutional Protocol in a Tertiary Children’s Hospital. Nemeth M, et al. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2017

Acute appendicitis in adults: Diagnostic accuracy of emergency doctors in a university hospital in Hong Kong. Leung YK, et al. Emerg Med Australas. 2017

Factors associated with adverse outcomes in patients with traumatic intracranial hemorrhage and Glasgow Coma Scale of 15. Kreitzer N, et al. Am J Emerg Med. 2017

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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