Journal Feed Weekly Wrap-Up

We always work hard, but we may not have time to read through a bunch of journals. It’s time to learn smarter.
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#1: DEVICE RCT – VL vs DL for Critically Ill Adults

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Video laryngoscopy (VL) was associated with higher rates of first attempt intubation success compared to direct laryngoscopy (DL) for critically ill patients in the ICU and ED. Furthermore, use of VL was associated with better views of the glottis and was especially helpful for clinicians with less intubation experience.

Video versus Direct Laryngoscopy for Tracheal Intubation of Critically Ill Adults [published online ahead of print, 2023 Jun 16]. N Engl J Med. 2023;10.1056/NEJMoa2301601. doi:10.1056/NEJMoa2301601

#2: Is Doxycycline Safe in Children?

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There is no association of doxycycline and tooth staining in children under 8 when used at usual dose and duration.

Antibiotic Exposure and Dental Health: A Systematic Review. Pediatrics. 2023 Jun 2;e2023061350. doi: 10.1542/peds.2023-061350. Online ahead of print.

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Analysis of multiple prior RCTs finds direct oral anticoagulants (DOAC) have improved safety and efficacy vs. warfarin in atrial fibrillation (AF) even as renal function decreases to as low as 25 mL/min.

Direct Oral Anticoagulants Versus Warfarin Across the Spectrum of Kidney Function: Patient-Level Network Meta-Analyses From COMBINE AF. Circulation. 2023 Jun 6;147(23):1748-1757. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.122.062752. Epub 2023 Apr 12.


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