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. 

Originally published at JournalFeed, a site that provides daily or weekly literature updates. 

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#1: Upright Face-to-Face versus Supine Intubation – Which Is Better?

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Upright face-to-face intubation had minimal difference in time to intubation or laryngeal views obtained when compared to supine intubation on cadavers, but there were some limitations with this study and further investigation into this technique and its application are needed.

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Comparison of supine and upright face-to-face cadaver intubation. Am J Emerg Med. 2022 Jun;56:87-91. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2022.03.029. Epub 2022 Mar 18.


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Tenecteplase, at a dose of 0.4 mg/kg, is not safe for patients with moderate to severe ischemic stroke.

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Tenecteplase versus alteplase for the management of acute ischaemic stroke in Norway (NOR-TEST 2, part A): a phase 3, randomised, open-label, blinded endpoint, non-inferiority trial. Lancet Neurol. 2022 Jun;21(6):511-519. doi: 10.1016/S1474-4422(22)00124-7. Epub 2022 May 4.

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There was no statistically significant difference in adequate cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) collection or rate of traumatic taps for lumbar punctures (LPs) performed on infants <92 days of age when comparing sitting versus lateral recumbent positioning for the procedure.

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Retrospective study comparing success rates of lumbar puncture positions in infants. Am J Emerg Med. 2022 Jun;56:228-231. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2022.04.013. Epub 2022 Apr 12.

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