June 2019

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

Prognostic impact of the conversion to a shockable rhythm from a non-shockable rhythm for patients suffering from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Cournoyer A. Resuscitation. 2019

Earlier time to tracheal intubation does not improve return of spontaneous circulation during in-hospital cardiac arrest. Vella MA. Resuscitation. 2019

Cheap, fast, or reliable: Picking two in prognostication after out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). Hinson HE. Resuscitation. 2019

Association of ventilation with outcomes from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Chang MP. Resuscitation. 2019

The effects of adrenaline in out of hospital cardiac arrest with shockable and non-shockable rhythms: Findings from the PACA and PARAMEDIC-2 randomised controlled trials.Perkins GD.Resuscitation. 2019

Shocking insights on double defibrillation: How, when and why not? Kudenchuk PJ. Resuscitation. 2019

Critical Care

Face-mask ventilation: the neglected essentials? El-Boghdadly K. Anaesthesia. 2019

Multicenter Comparison of Non-supine versus Supine Positioning During Intubation in the Emergency Department: A National Emergency Airway Registry (NEAR) Study. Stoecklein HH. Acad Emerg Med. 2019

Inclined versus supine position for endotracheal intubation. Jo S. Am J Emerg Med. 2019


Effects of antiplatelet therapy after stroke due to intracerebral haemorrhage (RESTART): a randomised, open-label trial. RESTART Collaboration. Lancet. 2019


Lactate-Guided Resuscitation Strategies in Septic Shock: Differentiating the Bad From the Unexceptional: June 2019 Annals of Emergency Medicine Journal Club. Spiegel R. Ann Emerg Med. 2019


Delayed CT head in elderly blunt head trauma patients taking antithrombotics. Cazes N. Injury. 2019

A Randomized Controlled Trial of Surgical Rib Fixation in Polytrauma Patients With Flail Chest. Liu T. J Surg Res. 2019


Is Glucagon Effective for Relieving Acute Esophageal Foreign Bodies and Food Impactions? Long B. Ann Emerg Med. 2019

Clinical Benefit of Hospitalization for Older Adults With Unexplained Syncope: A Propensity-Matched Analysis. Probst MA. Ann Emerg Med. 2019

Contrast-Associated Acute Kidney Injury. Mehran R, et al. N Engl J Med. 2019

Dangers of Diagnostic Overshadowing. Iezzoni LI. N Engl J 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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