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: Ketamine for the Win? Induction Agents Compared

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A Bayesian meta-analysis found an 83.2% probability that ketamine lowers mortality compared to etomidate in critically ill patients undergoing intubation.

Ketamine versus etomidate as an induction agent for tracheal intubation in critically ill adults: a Bayesian meta-analysis. Crit Care. 2024 Feb 17.

#2: Everything You Need to Know About Managing High-Risk PE…Mostly

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One third of eligible patients with high-risk pulmonary embolism (PE) receive systemic thrombolysis (ST) despite demonstrated mortality benefit. This review provides a comprehensive overview of current evidence on assessment and management of high-risk PE, with emphasis on reperfusion therapies.

Rouleau SG, Casey SD, Kabrhel C, Vinson DR, Long B. Management of high-risk pulmonary embolism in the emergency department: A narrative review. Am J Emerg Med. Published online February 3, 2024. doi:10.1016/j.ajem.2024.01.039

#3: Adding Fludrocortisone to Hydrocortisone Reduces Mortality in Septic Shock

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This Bayesian network meta-analysis of RCTs indirectly compares hydrocortisone + fludrocortisone to hydrocortisone alone or placebo in septic shock and finds superiority with the combination regimen.

Effectiveness of Fludrocortisone Plus Hydrocortisone Versus Hydrocortisone Alone in Septic Shock: A Systematic Review and Network Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. Published online January 25, 2024. doi:10.1164/rccm.202310-1785OC


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