Papers of July

Here’s a look at some of the papers that caught our eye this month.

We have a look at papers covering platelet transfusions for patients on antiplatelets who suffer intracerebral bleeds, the optimal dose for procedural sedation with ketamine in children, a new meta-analysis on the sensitivity of early CT in suspected sub arachnoid haemorrhage and finish up with an amazing case report regarding a hypothermic cardiac arrest

Make sure you go and have a look at the papers yourself to see what the evidence means to you.


Optimal dosing of intravenous ketamine for procedural sedation in children in the ED-a randomized controlled trial. Kannikeswaran N. Am J Emerg Med. 2016 Apr 2. pii: S0735-6757(16)30011-0. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2016.03.064. [Epub ahead of print]

Platelet transfusion versus standard care after acute stroke due to spontaneous cerebral haemorrhage associated with antiplatelet therapy (PATCH): a randomised, open-label, phase 3 trial. Baharoglu MI. Lancet. 2016 May 9. pii: S0140-6736(16)30392-0. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(16)30392-0. [Epub ahead of print]

 Sensitivity of Early Brain Computed Tomography to Exclude Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Dubosh NM. Stroke. 2016 Mar;47(3):750-5. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.115.011386. Epub 2016 Jan 21.

HEMS advanced trauma team retrieval of a patient with accidental hypothermic cardiac arrest for ECMO therapy. McCormack J. Resuscitation. 2016 May 30


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