February 2018 EM Articles

Accuracy of Computed Tomography in Diagnosis of Intra-abdominal Injuries in Stable Patients with Anterior Abdominal Stab Wounds: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Acad Emerg Med. 2018 Jan 25. doi: 10.1111/acem.13380. [Epub ahead of print]


Predictors of safe discharge for pediatric drowning patients in the emergency department.  Am J Emerg Med. 2018 Jan 31. pii: S0735-6757(18)30050-0. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2018.01.050. [Epub ahead of print]


Patient centered medical homes did not improve access to timely follow-up after ED visit.  Am J Emerg Med. 2018 Feb 4. pii: S0735-6757(18)30084-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2018.01.070. [Epub ahead of print]


Is computed tomography tractography reliable in patients with anterior abdominal stab wounds?  Am J Emerg Med. 2018 Feb 2. pii: S0735-6757(17)31067-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2017.12.065. [Epub ahead of print]


Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Cardiac Events: A Cohort Analysis.  Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2018 Feb 14. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201711-2239OC. [Epub ahead of print]


A Systematic Review of Outcomes Associated With Withholding or Continuing Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors and Angiotensin Receptor Blockers Before Noncardiac Surgery.  Anesth Analg. 2018 Jan 29. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000002837. [Epub ahead of print]


Safety and Efficacy of Intravenous Lidocaine for Pain Management in the Emergency Department: A Systematic Review.  Ann Emerg Med. 2018 Jan 29. pii: S0196-0644(17)32001-2. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2017.12.014. [Epub ahead of print]


Epidemiology of Bacteremia in Febrile Infants Aged 60 Days and Younger.  Ann Emerg Med. 2018 Feb;71(2):211-216. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2017.07.488. Epub 2017 Oct 6.


Evaluation and Treatment of Minors.  Ann Emerg Med. 2018 Feb;71(2):225-232. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2017.06.039. Epub 2017 Aug 11.


Provider and Practice Factors Associated With Emergency Physicians' Being Named in a Malpractice Claim.  Ann Emerg Med. 2018 Feb;71(2):157-164.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2017.06.023. Epub 2017 Jul 26.


An Unusual Amnestic Syndrome Associated With Combined Fentanyl and Cocaine Use.  Ann Intern Med. 2018 Jan 30. doi: 10.7326/L17-0575. [Epub ahead of print]


Opioid Analgesic Use and Risk for Invasive Pneumococcal Diseases: A Nested Case-Control Study.  Ann Intern Med. 2018 Feb 13. doi: 10.7326/M17-1907. [Epub ahead of print]


Migraine and risk of cardiovascular diseases: Danish population based matched cohort study.  BMJ. 2018 Jan 31;360:k96. doi: 10.1136/bmj.k96.


Low cigarette consumption and risk of coronary heart disease and stroke: meta-analysis of 141 cohort studies in 55 study reports.  BMJ. 2018 Jan 24;360:j5855. doi: 10.1136/bmj.j5855.


 Just one cigarette a day seriously elevates cardiovascular risk.  BMJ. 2018 Jan 24;360:k167. doi: 10.1136/bmj.k167.


Trimethoprim use for urinary tract infection and risk of adverse outcomes in older patients: cohort study.  BMJ. 2018 Feb 9;360:k341. doi: 10.1136/bmj.k341.


Management of Low-risk Pulmonary Embolism (LoPE) Patients without Hospitalization: The LoPE Prospective Management Study.  Chest. 2018 Feb 1. pii: S0012-3692(18)30231-9. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2018.01.035. [Epub ahead of print]


0/1-Hour Triage Algorithm for Myocardial Infarction in Patients With Renal Dysfunction.  Circulation. 2018 Jan 30;137(5):436-451. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.117.028901. Epub 2017 Nov 3.


High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin and the Risk Stratification of Patients With Renal Impairment Presenting With Suspected Acute Coronary Syndrome.  Circulation. 2018 Jan 30;137(5):425-435. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.117.030320. Epub 2017 Oct 4.


Association Between Early Hyperoxia Exposure After Resuscitation from Cardiac Arrest and Neurological Disability: A Prospective Multi-Center Protocol-Directed Cohort Study.  Circulation. 2018 Feb 1. pii: CIRCULATIONAHA.117.032054. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.117.032054. [Epub ahead of print]


Effect of Emergency Department and ICU Occupancy on Admission Decisions and Outcomes for Critically Ill Patients.  Crit Care Med. 2018 Jan 30. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000002993. [Epub ahead of print]


Predictors of Intubation in Patients With Acute Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure Treated With a Noninvasive Oxygenation Strategy.  Crit Care Med. 2018 Feb;46(2):208-215. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000002818.


Effects of prophylactic anticholinergic medications to decrease extrapyramidal side effects in patients taking acute antiemetic drugs: a systematic review and meta-analysis.  Emerg Med J. 2018 Feb 3. pii: emermed-2017-206944. doi: 10.1136/emermed-2017-206944. [Epub ahead of print]


Do EPs change their clinical behaviour in the hallway or when a companion is present? A cross-sectional survey.  Emerg Med J. 2018 Feb 3. pii: emermed-2017-207119. doi: 10.1136/emermed-2017-207119. [Epub ahead of print]


Performance of Coronary Risk Scores Among Patients With Chest Pain in the Emergency Department. . J Am Coll Cardiol. 2018 Feb 13;71(6):606-616. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2017.11.064.


Permissive Hypotension vs. Conventional Resuscitation Strategies in Adult Trauma Patients with Hemorrhagic Shock: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.  J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2018 Jan 24. doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000001816. [Epub ahead of print]


Association of Intracerebral Hemorrhage Among Patients Taking Non-Vitamin K Antagonist vs Vitamin K Antagonist Oral Anticoagulants With In-Hospital Mortality.  JAMA. 2018 Feb 6;319(5):463-473. doi: 10.1001/jama.2017.21917.


Effect of the Pulmonary Embolism Rule-Out Criteria on Subsequent Thromboembolic Events Among Low-Risk Emergency Department Patients: The PROPER Randomized Clinical Trial.  JAMA. 2018 Feb 13;319(6):559-566. doi: 10.1001/jama.2017.21904.
Utility of a Clinical Prediction Rule to Exclude Pulmonary Embolism Among Low-Risk Emergency Department Patients: Reason to PERC Up.  JAMA. 2018 Feb 13;319(6):551-553. doi: 10.1001/jama.2017.21901.


Association Between Fluid Balance and Outcomes in Critically Ill Children: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.  JAMA Pediatr. 2018 Jan 22. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2017.4540. [Epub ahead of print]


Acute Myocardial Infarction after Laboratory-Confirmed Influenza Infection.  N Engl J Med. 2018 Jan 25;378(4):345-353. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1702090.


Outcomes after Angiography with Sodium Bicarbonate and Acetylcysteine.  N Engl J Med. 2018 Feb 15;378(7):603-614. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1710933. Epub 2017 Nov 12.


Optic nerve head edema among patients presenting to the emergency department.  Neurology. 2018 Jan 30;90(5):e373-e379. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000004895. Epub 2018 Jan 5.


Frequency and Characterization of Tracheal Intubation Adverse Events in Pediatric Sepsis.  Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2018 Feb;19(2):e80-e87. doi: 10.1097/PCC.0000000000001398.


End-Tidal Carbon Dioxide Use for Tracheal Intubation: Analysis From the National Emergency Airway Registry for Children (NEAR4KIDS) Registry.  Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2018 Feb;19(2):98-105. doi: 10.1097/PCC.0000000000001372.


Endoscopic Findings Associated With Button Battery Ingestion in Children: Do We Need to Change the Protocol for Managing Gastric Location?  Pediatr Emerg Care. 2018 Jan 23. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000001415. [Epub ahead of print]


Analysis of Complications After Button Battery Ingestion in Children.  Pediatr Emerg Care. 2018 Jan 23. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000001413. [Epub ahead of print]


Left Axis Deviation in Children Without Previously Known Heart Disease.  Pediatrics. 2018 Feb 1. pii: e20171970. doi: 10.1542/peds.2017-1970. [Epub ahead of print]


Initial electrical frequency predicts survival and neurological outcome in out of hospital cardiac arrest patients with pulseless electrical activity.  Resuscitation. 2018 Feb 3;125:34-38. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2018.01.041. [Epub ahead of print]

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