September 2017

Here are the papers that caught our eye over the last month, many of these will go onto form the topics for our monthly podcasts and topics which you can subscribe to here.


Effect of patient weight on first pass success and neuromuscular blocking agent dosing for rapid sequence intubation in the emergency department. Patanwala AE, et al. Emerg Med J. 2017

Maintenance of Oxygenation during Rapid Sequence Intubation in the Emergency Department. Sakles JC. Acad Emerg Med. 2017


Rate-control with beta-blockers versus calcium-channel blockers in the emergency setting: predictors of medication class choice and associated hospitalization. Atzema CL, et al. Acad Emerg Med. 2017

Predicting Short-Term Risk of Arrhythmia among Patients with Syncope: The Canadian Syncope Arrhythmia Risk Score. Thiruganasambandamoorthy V. Acad Emerg Med. 2017

Cardiac Arrest 

The Cardiac Arrest Sonographic Assessment (CASA) exam – A standardized approach to the use of ultrasound in PEA. Gardner KF, et al. Am J Emerg Med. 2017

The effect of team-based cardiopulmonary resuscitation on outcomes in out of hospital cardiac arrest patients: A meta-analysis. Kim S, et al. Am J Emerg Med. 2017


Conservative treatment versus surgery for uncomplicated appendicitis in children: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Kessler U, et al. Arch Dis Child. 2017


Point-of-care ultrasound leads to diagnostic shifts in patients with undifferentiated hypotension. Shokoohi H, et al. Am J Emerg Med. 2017

We look forward to bringing you some of these papers in future podcasts, if there’s anything in particular you’d like to hear then leave a comment at the bottom of the page.

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