Some of the papers that caught our eye this month…..
Direct oral anticoagulants compared with warfarin in patients with severe blunt trauma. Feeney JM. Injury. 2016 Aug
Does the presence of an emergency physician influence pre-hospital time, pre-hospital interventions and the mortality of severely injured patients? A matched-pair analysis based on the trauma registry of the German Trauma Society (TraumaRegister DGU®). Bieler D. Injury. 2016 Aug
Inferior vena cava diameter variation compared with pulse pressure variation as predictors of fluid responsiveness in patients with sepsis. Theerawit P, et al. J Crit Care. 2016.
Information handoff and outcomes of critically ill patients transferred between hospitals. Usher MG, et al. J Crit Care. 2016.
Development of a clinical prediction score for congestive heart failure diagnosis in the emergency care setting: The Brest score. Basset A, et al. Am J Emerg Med. 2016.
A randomised controlled trial of paracetamol and ibuprofen with or without codeine or oxycodone as initial analgesia for adults with moderate pain from limb injury. Graudins A, et al. Emerg Med Australas. 2016.
Cardiovascular event rates and mortality according to achieved systolic and diastolic blood pressure in patients with stable coronary artery disease: an international cohort study. Vidal-Petiot E. Lancet. 2016 Aug 26
Edoxaban versus enoxaparin-warfarin in patients undergoing cardioversion of atrial fibrillation (ENSURE-AF): a randomised, open-label, phase 3b trial. Goette A. Lancet. 2016 Aug
Early invasive versus non-invasive treatment in patients with non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome (FRISC-II): 15 year follow-up of a prospective, randomised, multicentre study. Wallentin L. Lancet. 2016 Aug
Provision of fascia iliaca compartment block in the acute management of proximal femoral fractures: A national observational study of UK hospitals. Miller GW. Injury. 2016 Sep
Emergency Heart Failure Mortality Risk Grade score performance for 7-day mortality prediction in patients with heart failure attended at the emergency department: validation in a Spanish cohort. Gil V. Eur J Emerg Med. 2016 Sep
Noninvasive Estimation of Arterial CO2 From End-Tidal CO2 in Mechanically Ventilated Children: The GRAeDIENT Pilot Study. Baudin F. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2016 Sep
Cervical Artery Dissections: A Review. Robertson JJ, et al. J Emerg Med. 2016.
Introduction of paramedic led Echo in Life Support into the pre-hospital environment: The PUCA study. Reed MJ. Resuscitation. 2016 Sep.
The Impact of Emergency Department Census on the Decision to Admit. Gorski JK, et al. Acad Emerg Med. 2016.
Patients without ST elevation after return of spontaneous circulation may benefit from emergent percutaneous intervention: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Millin MG, et al. Resuscitation. 2016.
The Predictive Value of Pre-Endoscopic Risk Scores to Predict Adverse Outcomes in Emergency Department Patients with Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding – A Systematic Review. Ramaekers R, et al. Acad Emerg Med. 2016
The effect of vasoactive drugs on mortality in patients with severe sepsis and septic shock. A network meta-analysis of randomized trials. Belletti A, et al. J Crit Care. 2016.
Factors influencing time to computed tomography in emergency department patients with suspected subarachnoid haemorrhage. Khan M, et al. Emerg Med J. 2016.
Prehospital therapeutic hypothermia after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Nie C, et al. Am J Emerg Med. 2016.
Age-specific differences in prognostic significance of rhythm conversion from initial non-shockable to shockable rhythm and subsequent shock delivery in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Funada A, et al. Resuscitation. 2016.
Assessment of Right Ventricular Strain by Computed Tomography versus Echocardiography in Acute Pulmonary Embolism. Dudzinski DM, et al. Acad Emerg Med. 2016.
Association between chest compression rates and clinical outcomes following in-hospital cardiac arrest at an academic tertiary hospital. Kilgannon JH. Resuscitation. 2016 Sep.
Pediatric Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Characteristics and Their Association With Survival and Neurobehavioral Outcome. Meert KL, et al. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2016.
A national survey of practical airway training in UK anaesthetic departments. Time for a national policy? Lindkaer Jensen NH, et al. Anaesthesia. 2016.
Time to Treatment With Endovascular Thrombectomy and Outcomes From Ischemic Stroke: A Meta-analysis. Saver JL,et al. JAMA. 2016.
Antiarrhythmic Drugs in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: What Counts and What Doesn’t? Kudenchuk PJ. Resuscitation. 2016.