Welcome back to Papers of the Month. March has given us some great papers.
We kick off with a couple of papers looking at rib fractures, associated morbidity and mortality and also looks at management of flail segments.
We then turn our attention to airway management and look at a paper reviewing the outcomes associated with patients who are intubated during resuscitation from cardiac arrest.
As ever we would highly encourage you to go and read the papers yourselves, these are only our takes on the literature and we would love to hear your thoughts below.
Are first rib fractures a marker for other life-threatening injuries in patients with major trauma? A cohort study of patients on the UK Trauma Audit and Research Network database. Sammy IA. Emerg Med J. 2017