March 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.

Cardiac Arrest

Chest compression-only versus conventional cardiopulmonary resuscitation for bystander-witnessed out-of-hospital cardiac arrest of medical origin: A propensity score-matched cohort from 143,500 patients. Kitamura T. Resuscitation. 2018

Critical Care

Safety of bolus-dose phenylephrine for hypotensive emergency department patients. Swenson K. Am J Emerg Med. 2018


Prospective validation and refinement of a decision rule to obtain CXR in patients with non-traumatic chest pain in the ED. Newsom C. Acad Emerg Med. 2018

Accuracy of ultrasound exam performed by emergency medicine versus radiology residents in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis. Shahbazipar M. Eur J Emerg Med. 2018


Nasal cannula during noninvasive positive pressure ventilation: Combining preoxygenation with apneic oxygen. Brown DJ. Am J Emerg Med. 2018

Effect of the Pulmonary Embolism Rule-Out Criteria on Subsequent Thromboembolic Events Among Low-Risk Emergency Department Patients: The PROPER Randomized Clinical Trial. Freund Y. JAMA. 2018


qSOFA, SIRS and NEWS for predicting inhospital mortality and ICU admission in emergency admissions treated as sepsis. Goulden R. Emerg Med J. 2018

Prognostic performance of Emergency Severity Index (ESI) combined with qSOFA score. .Am J Emerg Med. 2018 Kwak H

The quick sequential organ failure assessment (qSOFA) identifies septic patients in the out-of-hospital setting. Barbara P. Am J Emerg Med. 2018


Do patients with blunt thoracic aortic injury present to hospital with unstable vital signs? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Bade-Boon J. Emerg Med J. 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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