Papers of January 2018

Happy New Year!!

Welcome back to the podcast and what we hope will be a superb year. We’ve got three excellent papers that are extremely relevant to our practice and will have an impact on practice.

First up it’s a paper looking at the benefit of iv versus oral paracetamol in the Emergency Department, something we do really frequently but what does the evidence say? Next we have a look at the difference that topical TXA could make to epistaxis in terms of bleeding cessation. Lastly we look at a systematic review looking at adenosine versus calcium channel blockers for SVT.

Very soon we’ll be releasing our Critical Appraisal Lowdown course, so keep an eye out for that.

And finally a huge thanks to our sponsors ADPRAC for all of the support with TheResusRoom.


Simon & Rob

References & Further Reading

Intravenous versus oral paracetamol for acute pain in adults in the emergency department setting: a prospective, double-blind, double-dummy, randomised controlled trial. Furyk J. Emerg Med J. 2017 

Topical Tranexamic Acid Compared With Anterior Nasal Packing for Treatment of Epistaxis in Patients Taking Antiplatelet Drugs: Randomized Controlled Trial. Zahed R. Acad Emerg Med. 2017

Is Adenosine or an Intravenous Calcium Channel Blocker More Effective for Treating Supraventricular Tachycardia? Gottlieb M. Ann Emerg Med. 2017

FOAMShed; Paracetamol for pain – enteral or parenteral is best?

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