May 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

Oxygen titration after resuscitation from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: A multi-centre, randomised controlled pilot study (the EXACT pilot trial). Bray JE. Resuscitation. 2018

Association between intra- and post-arrest hyperoxia on mortality in adults with cardiac arrest: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Patel JK. Resuscitation. 2018

ECG changes during resuscitation of patients with initial pulseless electrical activity are associated with return of spontaneous circulation. Skjeflo GW. Resuscitation. 2018

Prehospital Care

Clinician tasking in ambulance control improves the identification of major trauma patients and pre-hospital critical care team tasking. Sinclair N. Injury. 2018


Apneic oxygenation reduces hypoxemia during endotracheal intubation in the pediatric emergency department. Vukovic AA. Am J Emerg Med. 2018

Ketamine versus ketamine pluses atropine for pediatric sedation: A meta-analysis. Shi J. Am J Emerg Med. 2018


Update: Is Needle Aspiration Better Than Chest Tube Placement for the Management of Primary Spontaneous Pneumothorax? Tupchong K. Ann Emerg Med. 2018


Prognostic Utility of Initial Lactate in Patients With Acute Drug Overdose: A Validation Cohort. Cheung R. Ann Emerg Med. 2018

Hot Off the Press: Topical Tranexamic Acid Compared With Anterior Nasal Packing for Treatment of Epistaxis in Patients Taking Antiplatelet Drugs. Morgenstern J. Acad Emerg Med. 2018

Topical tranexamic acid for the treatment of acute epistaxis in the emergency department. Birmingham AR. 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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