Papers of July 2019

Welcome back!

This month we’re finishing off our theme of syncope with a paper that looks to answer the big question; in those with undifferentiated syncope, does hospitalisation result in better outcomes when compared to discharge?

We have a look at a paper reviewing the feasibility of live streaming video from scene using the 999 caller’s mobile phone, a fantastic utilisation of technology and a really exciting area; we also get the thoughts of one of the co-authors, Richard Lyon, Associate Medical Director for KSS.

Finally we take a look at a paper reviewing the time on scene in cardiac arrests, that suggests if no ROSC is gained, rapidly getting off scene is in our patients’ interest.

We’d love to hear your thoughts and comments.


Simon & Rob

References & Further Reading

Live video footage from scene to aid helicopter emergency medical service dispatch: a feasibility study. Ter Avest E. Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med. 2019

Clinical Benefit of Hospitalization for Older Adults With Unexplained Syncope: A Propensity-Matched Analysis. Probst MA. Ann Emerg Med. 2019

Time of on-scene resuscitation in out of-hospital cardiac arrest patients transported without return of spontaneous circulation. de Graaf C. Resuscitation. 2019

Is there a benefit to hospitalisation in syncope? REBEL EM 

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