January 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.


Pre-hospital advanced airway management: does early tracheal intubation decrease the mortality rate? Sun CK. Anaesthesia. 2020

Factors associated with first-pass success of emergency endotracheal intubation. Jung W. Am J Emerg Med. 2020

Effect of Rocuronium vs Succinylcholine on Endotracheal Intubation Success Rate Among Patients Undergoing Out-of-Hospital Rapid Sequence Intubation: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Guihard B. JAMA. 2019

Cardiac Arrest

Beta-blockade for the treatment of cardiac arrest due to ventricular fibrillation or pulseless ventricular tachycardia: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Gottlieb M. Resuscitation. 2019 

Public-access defibrillation and neurological outcomes in patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in Japan: a population-based cohort study. Nakashima T. Lancet. 2020


Application of High-Sensitivity Troponin in Suspected Myocardial Infarction. Aksoy A. N Engl J Med. 2019 

00Troponin Testing and Coronary Syndrome in Geriatric Patients With Nonspecific Complaints: Are We Overtesting Wang AZ. Acad Emerg Med. 2019


Randomized Trial of Three Anticonvulsant Medications for Status Epilepticus. Kapur J. N Engl J Med. 2019


Efficacy of the presence of an emergency physician in prehospital major trauma care: Randomised control trial results are needed! Jouffroy R. Am J Emerg Med. 2019


An international multidisciplinary consensus statement on fasting before procedural sedation in adults and children. Green SM. Anaesthesia. 2019

Effect of target-controlled propofol infusion to reduce the incidence of adverse events for procedural sedation in the emergency department: a systematic review. Burton FM. Eur J Emerg Med. 2019 


Proton Pump Inhibitors for Acute Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding. Serpico M. Acad Emerg Med. 2019

C1 Esterase Inhibitor for Ace-Inhibitor Angioedema: A Case Series and Literature Review. Perza M. J Emerg Med. 2019

Tolerance of Uncertainty and the Practice of Emergency Medicine. Platts-Mills TF. Ann Emerg Med. 2019

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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