Here’s some of the papers that caught our eye this week here at HEFT EMCAST from the Emergency Medicine and Critical Care world. Many of the papers will form the foundation of our podcasts (subscribe here via iTunes). All papers are hyperlinked to abstracts where available.
Check out Life in the Fast Lane’s Research and Reviews for fantastic short summaries of the main articles in EM and Critical Care each week. Note these papers require critically appraising to understand how they may or may not relate to practice, BestBets have some fantastic resources to aid in this process.
Survival after in-hospital cardiac arrest is highly associated with the Age-combined Charlson Co-morbidity Index in a cohort study from a two-site Swedish University hospital.Piscator E. Resuscitation. 2015 Dec 17. pii: S0300-9572(15)00897-7. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2015.11.023. [Epub ahead of print]
Defining the learning curve for endotracheal intubation using direct laryngoscopy: a systematic review. Buis ML. Resuscitation. 2015 Dec 19. pii: S0300-9572(15)00877-1. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2015.11.005. [Epub ahead of print]
Conservative Oxygen Therapy In Mechanically Ventilated Pateints Following Cradiac Arrest: A Retrospective Nested Cohort Study. Eastwood GM. Resuscitation. 2015 Dec 21. pii: S0300-9572(15)00901-6. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2015.11.026. [Epub ahead of print]
Chest wall thickness and decompression failure: A systematic review and meta-analysis comparing anatomic locations in needle thoracostomy. Laan DV1. Injury. 2015 Dec 13. pii: S0020-1383(15)00768-8. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2015.11.045. [Epub ahead of print]
Our latest podcast, a new feature on the last months papers of note ‘Papers of January’ is available here via our iTunes feed.