September 2021

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


Intubation Practices and Adverse Peri-intubation Events in Critically Ill Patients. Joshua A Bloomstone. JAMA. 2021

Endotracheal intubation versus supraglottic procedure in paediatric out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: a registry-based study. Quentin Le Bastard. Resuscitation. 2021

Video Laryngoscopy is Associated With First-Pass Success in Emergency Department Intubations for Trauma Patients: A Propensity Score Matched Analysis of the National Emergency Airway Registry. Stacy A Trent. Ann Emerg Med. 2021

Cardiac Arrest

A pragmatic parallel group implementation study of a prehospital-activated ECPR protocol for refractory out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Brian Grunau. Resuscitation. 2021

The association between end-tidal CO2 and return of spontaneous circulation after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest with pulseless electrical activity. Michael Crickmer. Resuscitation. 2021

Angiography after Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest without ST-Segment Elevation. Steffen Desch. N Engl J Med. 2021


Effectiveness of the modified Valsalva manoeuvre in adults with supraventricular tachycardia: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Eric Lodewyckx. Eur J Emerg Med. 2021


Does Crystalloid Composition or Rate of Fluid Administration Make a Difference When Resuscitating Patients in the ICU?Michael J Connor Jr. JAMA. 2021

Effect of Intravenous Fluid Treatment With a Balanced Solution vs 0.9% Saline Solution on Mortality in Critically Ill Patients: The BaSICS Randomized Clinical Trial. Fernando G Zampieri. JAMA. 2021


Role of thoracic and abdominal tomography in identifying a potential source of infection in patients with acute fever of unknown focus. Ekrem Taha Sert. Am J Emerg Med. 2021


Is point-of-care ultrasound a reliable predictor of outcome during traumatic cardiac arrest? A systematic review and meta-analysis from the SHoC investigators. Elizabeth Lalande. Resuscitation. 2021


Sodium bicarbonate administration and subsequent potassium concentration in hyperkalemia treatment. Shiyi Geng. Am J Emerg Med. 2021

A comparative study of dexmedetomidine and propofol to prevent recovery agitation in adults undergoing procedural sedation with ketamine: A randomized double-blind clinical trial. Reza Azizkhani. Am J Emerg Med. 2021

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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