Episode 119.0 – Journal Update

This week we review 4 articles discussed in our conference in the last month.

October 30th, 2017 Download Leave a Comment Tags: , , , , , , ,

Show Notes

Take Home Points

  1. Tachycardia in peds patients at discharge was associated with more revisits but not with more critical interventions. If your workup is reassuring, isolated tachycardia in and of itself shouldn’t change your disposition.
  2. Supplemental O2 is not necessary in the management of AMI patients with an O2 sat > 90% and, may be harmful
  3. Until further study and prospective validation has been performed, we’re not going to recommend embracing the Canadian decision instrument on predicting dysrhythmias after a syncopal event.
  4. Finally, our agreement on what cardiac standstill is isn’t great. We need a unified definition going forward to teach our trainees and for the purposes of research.

Read More

Core EM: ED POCUS in OHCA – The REASON Study

ALiEM: Management of Syncope

EM Nerd: The Case of the Liberated Radicals

ScanCrit: O2 Not Needed in Myocardial Infarction

Core EM: Predicting Dysrhythmia after Syncope

Gaspari R et al. Emergency Department Point-Of-Care Ultrasound in Out-Of-Hospital  and in-ED Cardiac Arrest. Resuscitation 2016; 109: 33 – 39. PMID: 27693280

References

Wilson PM et al. Is Tachycardia at Discharge from the Pediatric Emergency Department a Cause for Concern? A Nonconcurrent Cohort Study.Ann Emerg Med. 2017. PMID: 28238501

Hofmann R et al. Oxygen Therapy in Suspected Acute Myocardial Infarction. NEJM 2017. PMID: 28844200

Thiruganasambandamoorthy V  et al. Predicting short-term risk of arrhythmia among patients with syncope: the Canadian syncope arrhythmia risk score. Acad Emerg Med 2017. PMID: 28791782

Hu K et al. Variability in Interpretation of Cardiac Standstill Among Physician Sonographers. Ann Emerg Med 2017. PMID: 28870394

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