Cuffed endotracheal tubes (ETT) had better ventilation characteristics and fewer complications during routine surgery than uncuffed.
Patients with acute stroke from occluded intracranial internal carotid artery (ICA) or proximal middle cerebral artery (MCA) presenting from 6-24 hours from onset benefitted from endovascular thrombectomy when clinical deficits of stroke were greater than expected based on infarct volume on diffusion-weighted MRI or perfusion CT.
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It was a big job for ALiEM to come up with the list of 52 landmark articles you need to know as an Emergency Physician. But it's an even bigger job to sit down and read them. In fact, most of us just won't be able to find the time to do it. Because they are so important to know, I wanted to make it easier to get the gist of these articles. So each Saturday in 2017, I briefly summarized one of these key articles. For your convenience, here are the links and excerpts for each of the 52 in 52 article summaries in one place. Enjoy. And please share this with a friend. Special thanks to Dr. Michelle Lin for allowing me to partner with ALiEM and use the combined logos.
This retrospective dredge of the ROMICAT-II trial found that clinical evaluation alone had decreased length of stay (LOS) and appeared to be just as safe with respect to major adverse coronary events as those who had non-invasive testing, with lower cost and radiation exposure.