December 2017 EM Articles


You'd have to read 2496 articles to find these 20 nuggets from the bowels of science.

*NNR - number needed to read

Hidden risks your smartphone poses to your career.  BMJ. 2017 Oct 26;359:j4896. doi: 10.1136/bmj.j4896.


Video laryngoscopy does not improve the intubation outcomes in emergency and critical patients - a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.  Crit Care. 2017 Nov 24;21(1):288. doi: 10.1186/s13054-017-1885-9.


Effect of a Single Dose of Oral Opioid and Nonopioid Analgesics on Acute Extremity Pain in the Emergency Department: A Randomized Clinical Trial.  JAMA. 2017 Nov 7;318(17):1661-1667. doi: 10.1001/jama.2017.16190.


Thrombectomy 6 to 24 Hours after Stroke with a Mismatch between Deficit and Infarct.  N Engl J Med. 2017 Nov 11. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1706442. [Epub ahead of print]


Effect of FDA Investigation on Opioid Prescribing to Children After Tonsillectomy/Adenoidectomy.  Pediatrics. 2017 Nov 16. pii: e20171765. doi: 10.1542/peds.2017-1765. [Epub ahead of print]


Oral Analgesics Utilization for Children With Musculoskeletal Injury (OUCH Trial): An RCT.  Pediatrics. 2017 Nov;140(5). pii: e20170186. doi: 10.1542/peds.2017-0186. Epub 2017 Oct 11.


A retrospective study of pulseless electrical activity, bedside ultrasound identifies interventions during resuscitation associated with improved survival to hospital admission. A REASON Study.  Resuscitation. 2017 Nov;120:103-107. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2017.09.008. Epub 2017 Sep 13.


Cuffed vs. uncuffed tracheal tubes in children: a randomised controlled trial comparing leak, tidal volume and complications.  Anaesthesia. 2017 Nov 23. doi: 10.1111/anae.14113. [Epub ahead of print]


Past-year Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Opioid Prescriptions and Self-reported Opioid Use in an Emergency Department Population with Opioid Use Disorder. Acad Emerg Med. 2017 Nov 22. doi: 10.1111/acem.13352. [Epub ahead of print]


Adverse Events With Ketamine Versus Ketofol for Procedural Sedation on Adults: A Double-blind, Randomized Controlled Trial. Acad Emerg Med. 2017 Dec;24(12):1441-1449. doi: 10.1111/acem.13226. Epub 2017 Jul 14.


Macintosh Blade Videolaryngoscopy Combined With Rigid Bonfils Intubation Endoscope Offers a Suitable Alternative for Patients With Difficult Airways.  Anesth Analg. 2017 Dec 15. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000002739. [Epub ahead of print]


Pharmacologic Treatment of Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis: Synopsis of Guidance From the 2017 Joint Task Force on Practice Parameters. Ann Intern Med. 2017 Dec 19;167(12):876-881. doi: 10.7326/M17-2203. Epub 2017 Nov 28.


Management of Suspected Opioid Overdose With Naloxone in Out-of-Hospital Settings: A Systematic Review. Ann Intern Med. 2017 Dec 19;167(12):867-875. doi: 10.7326/M17-2224. Epub 2017 Nov 28.


In-State and Interstate Associations Between Gun Shows and Firearm Deaths and Injuries: A Quasi-experimental Study. Ann Intern Med. 2017 Dec 19;167(12):837-844. doi: 10.7326/M17-1792. Epub 2017 Nov 7.


Improving Decisions About Transport to the Emergency Department for Assisted Living Residents Who Fall. Ann Intern Med. 2017 Dec 12. doi: 10.7326/M17-0969. [Epub ahead of print]


Intravenous versus oral paracetamol for acute pain in adults in the emergency department setting: a prospective, double-blind, double-dummy, randomised controlled trial. Emerg Med J. 2017 Dec 15. pii: emermed-2017-206787. doi: 10.1136/emermed-2017-206787. [Epub ahead of print]


Contrast-associated acute kidney injury is a myth: We are not sure. Intensive Care Med. 2017 Dec 14. doi: 10.1007/s00134-017-4970-2. [Epub ahead of print]


Contrast-associated acute kidney injury is a myth: No. Intensive Care Med. 2017 Dec 14. doi: 10.1007/s00134-017-5015-6. [Epub ahead of print]


Contrast-associated acute kidney injury is a myth: Yes. Intensive Care Med. 2017 Dec 14. doi: 10.1007/s00134-017-4950-6. [Epub ahead of print]


Association of Broad- vs Narrow-Spectrum Antibiotics With Treatment Failure, Adverse Events, and Quality of Life in Children With Acute Respiratory Tract Infections. JAMA. 2017 Dec 19;318(23):2325-2336. doi: 10.1001/jama.2017.18715.

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