October 2019

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.


Variation in the practice of tracheal intubation in Europe after traumatic brain injury: a prospective cohort study. Gravesteijn BY. Anaesthesia. 2019

Does the addition of fentanyl to ketamine improve haemodynamics, intubating conditions or mortality in emergency department intubation: A systematic review. Ferguson I. Acta Anaesthesiol Scand. 2019

Endotracheal tube management during mechanical ventilation: less is more! Kacmarek RM. Intensive Care Med. 2019

What’s new in airway management of the critically ill. Russotto V. Intensive Care Med. 2019

Prehospital advanced airway management for paediatric patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: A nationwide cohort study. Okubo M. Resuscitation. 2019

Cardiac Arrest

Thrombolysis During Resuscitation for Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Caused by Pulmonary Embolism Increases 30-Day Survival: Findings From the French National Cardiac Arrest Registry. Javaudin F. Chest. 2019


Ticagrelor or Prasugrel in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes. Schüpke S. N Engl J Med. 2019

A More COMPLETE Picture of Revascularization in STEMI. Køber L. N Engl J Med. 2019


Hypertonic Saline is Superior to Mannitol for the Combined Effect on Intracranial Pressure and Cerebral Perfusion Pressure Burdens in Patients With Severe Traumatic Brain Injury. Mangat HS. Neurosurgery. 2019


Use of CT in children with minor head injuries with isolated vomiting. Newsome H. Arch Dis Child. 2019


Early detection of severe injuries after major trauma by immediate total-body CT scouts. Treskes K. Injury. 2019


Systematic Review: The Role of Thrombolysis in Intermediate-Risk Pulmonary Embolism. Pillus D. J Emerg Med. 2019


Survival after pre-hospital emergency clamshell thoracotomy for blunt cardiac rupture. Rogerson T. Injury. 2019


Diagnosis of urinary tract infection in older persons in the emergency department: To pee or not to pee, that is the question. Burkett E. Emerg Med Australas. 2019

Cool Running Water First Aid Decreases Skin Grafting Requirements in Pediatric Burns: A CohortStudy of Two Thousand Four Hundred Ninety-five Children. Griffin BR. Ann Emerg Med. 2019

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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