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Nov 20, 2017

Traumatic Cardiac Arrest; for many of us an infrequent presentation and it that lies the problem.

In our previous cardiac arrest podcast we talked about the approach to the arresting patient, however in trauma the approach change significantly.

We require a different set of skills and priorities and having the whole team on board whilst sharing the same mental model is key.

Have a listen to the podcast and let us know your thoughts. The references are below but if you only read one thing take a look at the ERC Guidelines on traumatic cardiac arrest which we refer to.

Enjoy!

SimonRob & James

References & Further Reading

Resuscitation to Recovery Document

Roadside to Resus; Cardiac Arrest

ERC Guidelines; Traumatic Arrest

Traumatic cardiac arrest: who are the survivors? Lockey D. Ann Emerg Med. 2006

Conversion to shockable rhythms during resuscitation and survival for out-of hospital cardiac arrest. Wah W. Am J Emerg Med. 2017 

Resuscitation attempts and duration in traumatic out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Beck B. Resuscitation 2017.

An evidence-based approach to patient selection for emergency department thoracotomy: A practice management guideline from the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma. Seamon MJ. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015

EAST guidelines 2015; ED Thoracotomy

Nov 10, 2017

If you talk to people about the topic of thrombolysis in PE they'll tell you about the controversy of the submassive category, but there's a universal acceptance that thrombolysing massive PE's is well evidenced and straight forward.

In this episode we delve back into the literature and not only explore massive PE thrombolysis, but also the gold standard to which it is judged upon, heparin.

Have a listen to the podcast and as always we would love to hear your thoughts.

Enjoy!

Simon & Rob

References & Further Reading

Management of Massive and Submassive Pulmonary Embolism, Iliofemoral Deep Vein Thrombosis, and Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension. A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. 2011

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1438862/pdf/jrsocmed00257-0051.pdfValue of anticoagulants in the treatment of pulmonary embolism: a discussion paper. Paul Egermayer. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 1981.

Anticoagulant drugs in the treatment of pulmonary embolism. A controlled trial. BARRITT DW. Lancet. 1960

Treatment of pulmonary embolism in total hip replacement. Johnson R. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1977

PAIMS 2: alteplase combined with heparin versus heparin in the treatment of acute pulmonary embolism. Plasminogen activator Italian multicenter study 2. Dalla-Volta S. J Am Coll Cardiol. 1992 

Alteplase versus heparin in acute pulmonary embolism: randomised trial assessing right-ventricular function and pulmonary perfusion. Goldhaber SZ. Lancet. 1993

Nov 1, 2017

Welcome back to November's papers podcast!

This month we've got some great topics to discuss.

We look at another paper on the topic of oxygen therapy, this time a hug article from JAMA on oxygen therapy in the context of acute stroke and the impact on disability.

Next up we look at a fascinating case report of a extradural haematoma that was drained via an I.O. needle prior to surgical evacuation.

Lastly we follow up on our previous podcast on PE; the controversy, which looked at the prevalence of PE in those patients presenting with undifferentiated syncope. This paper puts a great counter to the conclusions arrived at in that Prandoni paper.

Enjoy!

Simon & Rob

References & Further Reading

Temporising extradural haematoma by craniostomy using an intraosseous needle. Bulstrode H. Injury. 2017 

Prevalence of pulmonary embolism in patients presenting with syncope. A systematic review and meta-analysis. Oqab Z. Am J Emerg Med. 2017 

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