Journal Feed Weekly Wrap-Up
- May 13th, 2023
- Clay Smith
#1: VL vs. DL – Better View and More First-Pass Success?
A post hoc analysis of two RCTs found greater adjusted odds of a favorable glottic view and first-attempt success (with suboptimal view) when using video laryngoscopy (VL) vs. direct laryngoscopy (DL).
Laryngoscopy and Tracheal Intubation: Does Use of a Video Laryngoscope Facilitate Both Steps of the Procedure? Ann Emerg Med. 2023 Apr 5;S0196-0644(23)00126-9. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2023.02.016. Online ahead of print.
#2: Thionamide Smackdown – PTU vs MMI for Thyroid Storm
This comparative effectiveness study showed no significant difference in clinical outcomes or adverse effects when comparing use of propylthiouracil (PTU) and methimazole (MMI) for thyroid storm. This suggests both medications may be reasonable first-line treatment options for patients with thyroid storm.
Comparison of Propylthiouracil vs Methimazole for Thyroid Storm in Critically Ill Patients. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 Apr 3;6(4):e238655. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.8655.