Papers of September

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

We cover a paper looking at the potential benefits of ketofol over propofol for conscious sedation, the role of aggressive blood pressure reduction in haemorrhage stroke and finally a really interesting paper of PE thrombolysis in cardiac arrest.

This month our great sponsors ADPRAC our giving away a £50 iTunes voucher to spend on education/entertainment to support your work life balance! All you need to do is email through the answer to the following question;

With regards to this September 2016 Papers podcast and The PEA-PETT study, which of the following is correct;

A. The RCT shows a statistically significant benefit in PE thrombolysis intra arrest

B. The paper focussed on peri-arrest thrombolysis

C. The paper was a case series of PE’s thrombolysed during arrest

Send your answer via email to with your name, answer and iTunes email address, entries close on the 15th September and we’ll announce the winner in October’s podcast. 


Don’t forget to take a look at the superb ICS State of the Art Conference 2016: Find out more here.

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Propofol or Ketofol for Procedural Sedation and Analgesia in Emergency Medicine-The POKER Study: A Randomized Double-Blind Clinical Trial. Ferguson I, et al. Ann Emerg Med. 2016.

Intensive Blood-Pressure Lowering in Patients with Acute Cerebral Hemorrhage. Qureshi AI, et al. N Engl J Med. 2016

Pulseless electrical activity in pulmonary embolism treated with thrombolysis (from the “PEAPETT” study). Sharifi M. Am J Emerg Med. 2016 Jun 30.


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