Month: May 2022

Does Video Laryngoscope Shape Affect Ramped Intubation Success?

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There was no significant difference in first-attempt success rate for ramped and upright position intubations in the Emergency Department when comparing hyperangulated and standard geometry video laryngoscopes.

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Impact of video laryngoscope shape on first-attempt success during non-supine emergency department intubations. Am J Emerg Med. 2022 Apr 27;57:47-53. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2022.04.024. Online ahead of print.

Recalculating…UTICalc Removes Race as Part of Score

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Race was strongly associated with UTI risk, with non-Black children having 2-4 times greater odds of infection. However, replacement of race with 2 other variable resulted in similar diagnostic accuracy for the UTICalc tool.

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Reassessment of the Role of Race in Calculating the Risk for Urinary Tract Infection: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA Pediatr. 2022 Apr 18. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2022.0700. Online ahead of print.

What’s the Risk of DVT or PE at 1, 2, and 3 Months After Hospital Discharge?

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Risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE) was highest during hospitalization, but the risk remained elevated 3-fold at 3 months post-discharge.

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Venous Thrombosis Risk during and after Medical and Surgical Hospitalizations: The Medical Inpatient Thrombosis and Hemostasis (MITH) Study. J Thromb Haemost. 2022 Apr 15. doi: 10.1111/jth.15729. Online ahead of print.

Pediatric Appendicitis – Is Non-Op Management Safe?

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Nonoperative management (NOM) for uncomplicated appendicitis has become more common over the past 10 years in the pediatric population. Although many children do well, those who have recurrences have higher rates of surgical complications and hospitalizations.

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Nonoperative Management of Uncomplicated Appendicitis. Pediatrics. 2022 Apr 18;e2021054693. doi: 10.1542/peds.2021-054693. Online ahead of print.

Corporate Control of Emergency Departments – A Growing Monster?

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There is undeniable corporate influence in the practice of emergency medicine, and this could cause problems for patients or for those of us who care for them. We need to thoughtfully consider this.

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Corporate Control of Emergency Departments: Dangers from the Growing Monster. J Emerg Med. 2022 Apr 7;S0736-4679(22)00074-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2022.01.026. Online ahead of print.

How Often Does EMS Perform Pediatric Airway Management?

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One in 180 out-of-hospital pediatric encounters require bag-mask ventilation (BMV) or advanced airway management (AAM). Of these, 49% involve tracheal intubation (TI) despite a lack of evidence showing superiority to BMV.

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Epidemiology of out-of-hospital pediatric airway management in the 2019 national emergency medical services information system data set. Resuscitation. 2022 Apr;173:124-133. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2022.01.008. Epub 2022 Jan 19.

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