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IHCA & OHCA ECPR | Ketamine For The Win?

The JournalFeed podcast for the week of March 11-15, 2024.

These are summaries from just 2 of the 5 article we cover every week! For access to more, please visit JournalFeed.org for details about becoming a member.

Thursday Spoon Feed:

This updated meta-analysis re-demonstrated a benefit for extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR) in reducing overall in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA) mortality and improving neurological outcomes after cardiac arrest but also demonstrated a new significant reduction in out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) mortality with ECPR.


Extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation versus conventional CPR in cardiac arrest: an updated meta-analysis and trial sequential analysis. Crit Care. 2024 Feb 21;28(1):57. doi: 10.1186/s13054-024-04830-5.

Friday Spoon Feed:

A Bayesian meta-analysis found an 83.2% probability that ketamine lowers mortality compared to etomidate in critically ill patients undergoing intubation.


Ketamine versus etomidate as an induction agent for tracheal intubation in critically ill adults: a Bayesian meta-analysis. Crit Care. 2024 Feb 17.

What are your thoughts?