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: VL vs. DL – Better View and More First-Pass Success?

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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

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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.

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Patients with septic shock on norepinephrine who were treated with fludrocortisone and hydrocortisone had an associated reduction of in-hospital death or discharge to hospice compared to those treated with hydrocortisone alone.

Comparative Effectiveness of Fludrocortisone and Hydrocortisone vs Hydrocortisone Alone Among Patients With Septic Shock. JAMA Intern Med. 2023 Mar 27:e230258. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2023.0258. Epub ahead of print.

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