Papers of February 2016

Here is a overview of the papers that caught our eye this month and the accompanying podcast. As always make sure you go and check out the papers yourself as this is just a whistle stop tour to wet your appetite, enjoy!


Chest wall thickness and decompression failure: A systematic review and meta-analysis comparing anatomic locations in needle thoracostomy. Laan DV1. Injury. 2015 Dec 13. pii: S0020-1383(15)00768-8. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2015.11.045. [Epub ahead of print]

Efficacy of Nasal Cannula Oxygen as a Preoxygenation Adjunct in Emergency Airway Management. Hayes-Bradley C. Ann Emerg Med. 2015 Dec 31. pii: S0196-0644(15)01500-0. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2015.11.012. [Epub ahead of print]

Utility of gum-elastic bougie for tracheal intubation during chest compressions in a manikin: a randomized crossover trial. Komasawa N. Am J Emerg Med. 2016 Jan;34(1):54-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2015.09.016. Epub 2015 Sep 21.

Influence of EMS-physician presence on survival after out-of-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation: systematic review and meta-analysis.Böttiger BW. Crit Care. 2016 Jan 9;20(1):4. doi: 10.1186/s13054-015-1156-6.

Impact of cardiopulmonary resuscitation duration on survival from paramedic witnessed out-of-hospital cardiac arrests: An observational study. Nehme Z. Resuscitation. 2016 Jan 13. pii: S0300-9572(16)00013-7. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2015.12.011. [Epub ahead of print]

Is 15 minutes an appropriate resuscitation duration before termination of a traumatic cardiac arrest? A case-control study. Chien CY. Am J Emerg Med. 2015 Dec 12. pii: S0735-6757(15)01060-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2015.12.004. [Epub ahead of print]

External Validation of the Manchester Acute Coronary Syndromes Decision Rule. Carlton E. Acad Emerg Med. 2016 Jan 23. doi: 10.1111/acem.12860. [Epub ahead of print]



  • Ole Bjørsvik says:

    Remember “standarized care” may bite your bum: In the same area it may mean that you demand that the ambulance in one village have more than a one-person crew. But in another village it may close down a really high quality operation, because a standarization rule says that there ha to be at least 30 km between each ambulance station, and a third mediocre service survives instead of the really good one.

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