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: High-Dose Nitroglycerin for SCAPE – But How High?

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High-dose nitroglycerin improves outcomes in patients with sympathetic crashing acute pulmonary edema (SCAPE) without significant side effects when compared to low-dose nitroglycerin.

High-dose versus low-dose intravenous nitroglycerine for sympathetic crashing acute pulmonary edema: a randomised controlled trial. Emerg Med J. 2023 Nov 28:emermed-2023-213285. doi: 10.1136/emermed-2023-213285. Online ahead of print

#2: Septic Kids (And Their Kidneys) Like Balanced Fluids

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The use of balanced crystalloid (PlasmaLyte A) rather than normal saline (0.9% sodium chloride) reduced acute kidney injury and improved other outcomes in these pediatric patients with septic shock.

Multiple Electrolytes Solution Versus Saline as Bolus Fluid for Resuscitation in Pediatric Septic Shock: A Multicenter Randomized Clinical Trial. Crit Care Med. 2023 Nov 1;51(11):1449-1460. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000005952. Epub 2023 Jun 9.

#3: TENSION RCT – Thrombectomy for Large-Infarct Volume Strokes

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Endovascular thrombectomy plus medical care is better than medical care for patients with large vessel occlusion (LVO), even with established large infarcts.

Endovascular thrombectomy for acute ischaemic stroke with established large infarct: multicentre, open-label, randomised trial. Lancet. 2023 Nov 11;402(10414):1753-1763. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(23)02032-9. Epub 2023 Oct 11. PMID: 37837989.

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