Resuscitation Literature Review October 2019

This week, I wanted to quickly review some of the latest resuscitation literature. Let’s look at 3 studies. STUDY 1 Yamamoto M et al. Diagnostic value of lead aVR in electrocardiography for identifying acute coronary lesions in patients with out of hospital cardiac arrest. Resuscitation 2019 142:97-103 Background Emergency coronary angiography is currently recommended in…

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Apnoeic Oxygenation in Resuscitation: Is it time?

We are finally seeing the years of airway in resuscitation dogma being challenged. The original approach to airway which mandated intubation and probably led to significant delays in CPR and an increase in mortality, are now gone. Bag-valve-mask vs supraglottic vs intubation The literature that compares intubation, laryngeal mask(LMA) and bag valve mask(BVM) has given…

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Will Paramedic-2 change my practice?

If you haven’t caught the newly published Paramedic-2  trial, here’s a brief rant that tells you everything you need to know. The ostensible reason for the publication has been the ongoing debate about the role of adrenaline in cardiac arrest. In fact the very first line of the paper reads “concerns about the use of…

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