October 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.


Prevalence of pulmonary embolism in patients presenting with syncope. A systematic review and meta-analysis. Oqab Z. Am J Emerg Med. 2017

Cardiac Arrest 

 Is pulseless electrical activity a reason to refuse cardiopulmonary resuscitation with ECMO support? Pabst D. Am J Emerg Med. 2017

The Effect of Successful Intubation on Patient Outcomes After Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest in Taipei. Chiang WC. Ann Emerg Med. 2017

Modifiable Factors Associated With Survival After Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest in the Pan-Asian Resuscitation Outcomes Study. Tanaka H. Ann Emerg Med. 2017

Sensitivity and specificity of two different automated external defibrillators. Israelsson J, et al. Resuscitation. 2017

Definitive airway management after pre-hospital supraglottic airway insertion: Outcomes and a management algorithm for trauma patients. Hernandez MC, et al. Am J Emerg Med. 2017

Prognostic significance of spontaneous shockable rhythm conversion in adult out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients with initial non-shockable heart rhythms: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Luo S, et al. Resuscitation. 2017


A Systematic Review of Testicle Survival Time After a Torsion Event. Mellick LB. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2017


Effect of Routine Low-Dose Oxygen Supplementation on Death and Disability in Adults With Acute Stroke: The Stroke Oxygen Study Randomized Clinical Trial. Roffe C. JAMA. 2017

Temporising extradural haematoma by craniostomy using an intraosseous needleBulstrode H. Injury. 2017


Rapid cardiothoracic ultrasound protocol for diagnosis of acute heart failure in the emergency department. Öhman J. Eur J Emerg 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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