January 2018

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.


ECG Predictors of Cardiac Arrhythmias in Older Adults With Syncope. Nishijima DK. Ann Emerg Med. 2017

Immediate Stress Echocardiography for Low-Risk Chest Pain Patients in the Emergency Department: A Prospective Observational Cohort Study. Jasani G. J Emerg Med. 2017

Intravenous Flecainide for Emergency Department Management of Acute Atrial Fibrillation. Markey GC. J Emerg Med. 2017

Predicting re-presentation following discharge from the emergency department with non-specific chest pain. Potezny TM. Emerg Med Australas. 2017

The impact of sustained new-onset atrial fibrillation on mortality and stroke incidence in critically ill patients: A retrospective cohort study. Yoshida T. J Crit Care. 2017

Diagnostic Accuracy of a New High-Sensitivity Troponin I Assay and Five Accelerated Diagnostic Pathways for Ruling Out Acute Myocardial Infarction and Acute Coronary Syndrome. Greenslade JH. Ann Emerg Med. 2017


Cardiac Arrest

Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: Probability of bystander defibrillation relative to distance to nearest automated external defibrillator. Sondergaard KB. Resuscitation. 2017

Early coronary angiography and percutaneous coronary intervention are associated with improved outcomes after out of hospital cardiac arrest. Jentzer JC. Resuscitation. 2018

The use of end-tidal carbon dioxide (ETCO2) measurement to guide management of cardiac arrest: A systematic review. Paiva EF. Resuscitation. 2018


Critical Care

Angiotensin II for the Treatment of Vasodilatory Shock. Jamme M. N Engl J Med. 2017


Antiplatelet therapy with aspirin, clopidogrel, and dipyridamole versus clopidogrel alone or aspirin and dipyridamole in patients with acute cerebral ischaemia (TARDIS): a randomised, open-label, phase 3 superiority trial. Bath PM. Lancet. 2017

Applying the Ottawa subarachnoid haemorrhage rule on a cohort of emergency department patients with headache. Chu KH. Eur J Emerg Med. 2017



Derivation and Internal Validation of a Mortality Prediction Tool for Initial Survivors of Pediatric In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest. Holmberg MJ. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2017

Paediatric procedural sedation and analgesia by emergency physicians in a country with a recent establishment of emergency medicine. Kuypers MI. Eur J Emerg Med. 2017



Think twice before applying non-invasive ventilation in patients with community acquired pneumonia requiring vasopressor in the emergency unit. Tuncay E. Am J Emerg Med. 2017

Lung ultrasound in diagnosing pneumonia in the emergency department: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Orso D. Eur J Emerg Med. 2017

Outpatient Management of Emergency Department Patients With Acute Pulmonary Embolism: Variation, Patient Characteristics, and Outcomes. Vinson DR. Ann Emerg Med. 2017


Review article: NEXUS criteria to rule out cervical spine injury among older patients: A systematic review. Paykin G. Emerg Med Australas. 2017


Diagnostic Accuracy of the Aortic Dissection Detection Risk Score Plus D-Dimer for Acute Aortic Syndromes: The ADvISED Prospective Multicenter Study. Nazerian P. Circulation. 2017

A Trial of Antibiotics for Smaller Skin Abscesses. Yeoh DK. N Engl J Med. 2017

Intravenous versus oral paracetamol for acute pain in adults in the emergency department setting: a prospective, double-blind, double-dummy, randomised controlled trial. Furyk J. Emerg Med J. 2017

Appropriateness and Complications of Peripheral Venous Catheters Placed in an Emergency Department. Guihard B. 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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