May 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

Does transport time of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients matter? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Review article. Geri G, et al. Resuscitation. 2017.


Direct Versus Video Laryngoscopy for Prehospital Intubation: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Savino PB, et al. Acad Emerg Med. 2017

Critical Care

Fever in the Emergency Department Predicts Survival of Patients With Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock Admitted to the ICU. Sundén-Cullberg J, et al. Crit Care Med. 2017.

Impact of duration of hypotension prior to norepinephrine initiation in medical intensive care unit patients with septic shock: A prospective observational study. Patel JJ, et al. J Crit Care. 2017.

Adverse Events During a Randomized Trial of Ketamine Versus Co-Administration of Ketamine and Propofol for Procedural Sedation in a Pediatric Emergency Department. Weisz K, et al. J Emerg Med. 2017.


Rapid Rule-out of Acute Myocardial Infarction With a Single High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin T Measurement Below the Limit of Detection: A Collaborative Meta-analysis. Pickering JW, et al. Ann Intern Med. 2017.

A Modified Lung and Cardiac Ultrasound Protocol Saves Time and Rules in the Diagnosis of Acute Heart Failure. Russell FM, et al. J Emerg Med. 2017.

Stents versus bypass surgery for left main stem stenosis. Watt J, et al. Lancet. 2017.


ECG Patterns Indicate Severity of Acute Pulmonary Embolism: Insights from Serial ECG Changes in a Patient Treated with Thrombolysis. Sheng FQ, et al. J Emerg Med. 2017.

Do Inhaled Anticholinergic Agents in Addition to β-Agonists Improve Outcomes in Acute Asthma Exacerbations? Gottlieb M, et al. Ann Emerg Med. 2017

Other areas of interest

Patient satisfaction with procedural sedation in the emergency department. Johnson OG, et al. Emerg Med Australas. 2017.

The WOMAN Trial (World Maternal Antifibrinolytic Trial): tranexamic acid for the treatment of postpartum haemorrhage: an international randomised, double blind placebo controlled trial. Shakur H. Trials. 2010 Apr 16

Rates of Persistent Postconcussive Symptoms. Zemek RL, et al. JAMA. 2017.

Two-Year Outcome after Endovascular Treatment for Acute Ischemic Stroke. Randomized controlled trial. van den Berg LA, et al. N Engl J Med. 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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