June 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.


A primer on the ethics of teaching and learning in airway management. McCarthy S. Anaesthesia. 2018

Emergency Department Intubation Success With Succinylcholine Versus Rocuronium: A National Emergency Airway Registry Study. April MD. Ann Emerg Med. 2018

Cardiac Arrest

Age and benefit of early coronary angiography after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in patients presenting with shockable rhythm: Insights from the Sudden Death Expertise Center registry. Aissaoui N. Resuscitation. 2018

Surviving out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: The neurological and functional outcome and health-related quality of life one year later. Tiainen M. Resuscitation. 2018

Early prognostication after cardiac arrest: Are we getting closer? Kamps M. Resuscitation. 2018

Effects of intra-resuscitation antiarrhythmic administration on rearrest occurrence and intra-resuscitation ECG characteristics in the ROC ALPS trial. Salcido DD. Resuscitation. 2018

How to determine whether to perform chest compressions on an unconscious patient with an implanted left ventricular assist device. Ornato JP. Resuscitation. 2018


Review article: The utility of troponin and other investigations in patients presenting to the emergency department with supraventricular tachycardia. Fernando H. Emerg Med Australas. 2018


Can the Ottawa Subarachnoid Haemorrhage Rule help reduce investigation rates for suspected subarachnoid haemorrhage? Ramachandran S. Am J Emerg Med. 2018 

BET 1: Does a normal D-dimer rule out cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST)? Smith E. Emerg Med J. 2018

Tranexamic acid for hyperacute primary IntraCerebral Haemorrhage (TICH-2): an international randomised, placebo-controlled, phase 3 superiority trial. Sprigg N. Lancet. 2018

Prehospital Care

Prognosis value of partial arterial oxygen pressure in patients with septic shock subjected to pre-hospital invasive ventilation. Jouffroy R. Am J Emerg Med. 2018

Influence of prehospital airway management on neurological outcome in patients transferred to a heart attack centre following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Edwards T. Emerg Med Australas. 2018

Prehospital emergency anaesthesia: an updated survey of UK practice with emphasis on the role of standardisation and checklists. Burgess MR. Emerg Med J. 2018


Extracorporeal Life Support as Salvage Therapy for Massive Pulmonary Embolus and Cardiac Arrest in Pregnancy. Takacs ME. J Emerg Med. 2018


Biphasic anaphylaxis: A review of the literature and implications for emergency management. Pourmand A. 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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