November 2020

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

Randomized trial of the i-gel supraglottic airway device versus tracheal intubation during out of hospital cardiac arrest (AIRWAYS-2): Patient outcomes at three and six months. Jonathan R Benger. Resuscitation. 2020

Mechanical versus manual chest compressions in the treatment of in-hospital cardiac arrest patients in a non-shockable rhythm: A multi-centre feasibility randomised controlled trial (COMPRESS-RCT). Keith Couper. Resuscitation. 2020

Adult Advanced Life Support: International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science With Treatment Recommendations. Katherine M Berg. Resuscitation. 2020


Emergency department cardioversion of acute atrial fibrillation. Ian S deSouza. Lancet. 2020 

Emergency department cardioversion of acute atrial fibrillation. David R Vinson. Lancet. 2020

Emergency department cardioversion of acute atrial fibrillation. Nikki A H A Pluymaekers. Lancet. 2020


Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support in COVID-19: an international cohort study of the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization registry. Ryan P Barbaro. Lancet. 2020


A Randomized Trial Comparing Antibiotics with Appendectomy for Appendicitis. CODA Collaborative; David R Flum. N Engl J Med. 2020


Implementation of point-of-care ROTEM® into a trauma major haemorrhage protocol: A before and after study. Don Campbell. Emerg Med Australas. 2020

Incremental Risk of Intracranial Hemorrhage After Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Patients on Antiplatelet Therapy: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Elisa M Fiorelli. J Emerg Med


Emergency department interventions for adult patients with low back pain: a systematic review of randomised controlled trials. Crystian B Oliveira. Emerg Med J. 2020

Emergent reversal of oral factor Xa inhibitors with four-factor prothrombin complex concentrate. Louis Lipari. Am J Emerg Med. 2020

Prehospital lactate clearance is associated with reduced mortality in patients with septic shock. Romain Jouffroy. Am J Emerg Med. 2020

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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