Papers of October 2018

Welcome back to October’s Papers Podcast, this month we move airway from advanced airway management and bring you a broad array of papers.

First up we have a look at the relative success of a variety of pharmacological strategies for managing the acutely agitated patient in ED. Next up we have look at the well know CURB-65 score and it’s ability to predict the need for critical care interventions. Lastly, we may all feel at times that performing a CT head on those well patients solely because they take anticoagulants may be a little on the excessive side, we review a paper that looks at the yield of positive scans in this cohort.

As ever don’t just take our word for it, go and have a look at the papers yourself, we would love to hear any comments or feedback you have.


Simon & Rob

References & Further Reading

Intramuscular Midazolam, Olanzapine, Ziprasidone, or Haloperidolfor Treating Acute Agitation in the Emergency Department. Klein LR. Ann Emerg Med. 2018

Performance of the CURB65 Score in Predicting Critical Care Interventions in Patients Admitted With CommunityAcquired Pneumonia. Ilg A. Ann Emerg Med. 2018

Incidence of intracranial bleeding in anticoagulated patients with minor head injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective studies. Minhas H. Br J Haematol. 2018

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