June 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.

Cardiac Arrest

Effectiveness of different compression-to-ventilation methods for cardiopulmonary resuscitation: A systematic review. Ashoor HM, et al. Resuscitation. 2017.


Emergency airway management in Australian and New Zealand emergency departments: A multicentre descriptive study of 3710 emergency intubations. Alkhouri H, et al. Emerg Med Australas. 2017.

The height of the cricothyroid membrane on computed tomography scans in trauma patients. Nutbeam T, et al. Anaesthesia. 2017.

Critical Care

Association between advanced practice nursing and 30-day mortality in mechanically ventilated critically ill patients: A retrospective cohort study. Morita K, et al. J Crit Care. 2017.

Inferior vena cava collapsibility detects fluid responsiveness among spontaneously breathing critically-ill patients. Corl KA. J Crit Care. 2017

Emergency department septic shock patient mortality with refractory hypotension vs hyperlactatemia: A retrospective cohort study. April MD, et al. Am J Emerg Med. 2017.


Predictors of digoxin use and risk of mortality in ED patients with atrial fibrillation: Results from the Chinese AF registry. Wu S, et al. Am J Emerg Med. 2017.

Comparing the success rates of standard and modified Valsalva maneuvers to terminate PSVT: A randomized controlled trial. Çorbacıoğlu ŞK, et al. Am J Emerg Med. 2017.


Does Prestroke Antiplatelet Therapy Increase the Risk of Symptomatic Intracranial Hemorrhage in Patients Receiving Tissue Plasminogen Activator for Acute Ischemic Stroke? Owyang CG, et al. Ann Emerg Med. 2017.


Diagnosis of pulmonary embolism: progress after many YEARS. Konstantinides SV. Lancet. 2017.


Detection of pneumothoraces in patients with multiple blunt trauma: use and limitations of eFAST. Sauter TC, et al. Emerg Med J. 2017.

Other areas of interest

Team structure, skill mix and clinical outcomes. Merrick E, et al. Emerg Med Australas. 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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