July 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.


Cricoid Pressure During Induction for Tracheal Intubation in Critically Ill Children: A Report From National Emergency Airway Registry for Children. Kojima T. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2018

Cardiac Arrest

Adherence to advanced cardiovascular life support (ACLS) guidelines during in-hospital cardiac arrest is associated with improved outcomes. Honarmand K. Resuscitation. 2018 

The present and future of cardiac arrest care: international experts reach out to caregivers and healthcare authorities. Nolan JP. Intensive Care Med. 2018


Evaluation and Management of Patients With Syncope. Waytz. JAMA. 2018.

Review article: Utility of troponin after syncope: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Stark CB. Emerg Med Australas. 2018

Critical Care

Sodium bicarbonate therapy for patients with severe metabolic acidaemia in the intensive care unit (BICAR-ICU): a multicentre, open-label, randomised controlled, phase 3 trial. Jaber S. Lancet. 2018


Outpatient Pulmonary Embolism Management: If You Walk Into the Emergency Department With a Pulmonary Embolism, Maybe You Should Also Walk Out: July 2018 Annals of Emergency Medicine Journal Club. Barrett TW .Ann Emerg Med. 2018

High flow nasal cannula oxygen versus noninvasive ventilation in adult acute respiratory failure: a systematic review of randomized-controlled trials. Beng Leong L. Eur J Emerg Med. 2018

Non-invasive ventilation in community acquired pneumonia. Biteker FS. Am J Emerg Med. 2018


A double-blind, randomized controlled trial of gabapentin vs. placebo for acute pain management in critically ill patients with rib fractures. Moskowitz EE. Injury. 2018

Benchmarking emergency department thoracotomy: Using trauma video review to generate procedural norms. Dumas RP. Injury. 2018


The Effect of Signed-Out Emergency Department Patients on Resident Productivity. Joseph JW. J Emerg Med. 2018 

Does Point-of-Care Ultrasonography Improve Clinical Outcomes in Emergency Department Patients With Undifferentiated Hypotension? An International Randomized Controlled Trial From the SHoC-ED Investigators. Atkinson PR. Ann Emerg Med. 2018

Review article: Environmental heatstroke and long-term clinical neurological outcomes: A literature review of case reports and case series 2000-2016. Lawton EM. Emerg Med Australas. 2018

Delayed endoscopy is associated with increased mortality in upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage. Jeong N. Am J Emerg Med. 2018

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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