Journal Feed Weekly Wrap-Up
- Nov 12th, 2022
- Clay Smith
We always work hard, but we may not have time to read through a bunch of journals. It’s time to learn smarter.
Originally published at JournalFeed, a site that provides daily or weekly literature updates.
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#1: Is Ketamine the New Go-To Drug for Status Epilepticus?
In children with refractory status epilepticus, around 3/4 of patients who were started on a ketamine infusion had seizure termination or improvement.
Ketamine for Management of Neonatal and Pediatric Refractory Status Epilepticus. Neurology. 2022 Sep 20. Doi:10.1212/WNL.0000000000200889
#2: Hypo-K+ Equals Hypo-Mg++…Right??
This retrospective single-center study found that hypokalemic patients who received magnesium within 4 hours of their potassium supplementation had no significant difference in time to serum potassium normalization.
The Effects of Magnesium Coadminstration During Treatment of Hypokalemia in the Emergency Department. J Emerg Med. 2022 Oct 11:S0736-4679(22)00347-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2022.06.007. Epub ahead of print.
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