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: The TBI SBP Sweet Spot – Is 130-180 mmHg the New Normotension?

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In-hospital mortality of TBI patients decreased linearly as the lowest observed out-of-hospital systolic blood pressure increased, with the lowest mortality between 130 and 180 mmHg.

Optimal Out-of-Hospital Blood Pressure in Major Traumatic Brain Injury: A Challenge to the Current Understanding of Hypotension. Ann Emerg Med. 2022 Jul;80(1):46-59. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2022.01.045. Epub 2022 Mar 24.

#2: Should We Stop Using Propofol for RSI? | The INTUBE Study

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Patients who suffer from peri-intubation cardiovascular instability and collapse have an increased risk of mortality. Propofol was significantly associated with increased risk of peri-intubation instability and collapse.

Peri-intubation Cardiovascular Collapse in Patients Who Are Critically Ill: Insights from the INTUBE Study. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2022 Aug 15;206(4):449-458. doi: 10.1164/rccm.202111-2575OC.

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IV calcium administration during CPR for pediatric in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA) was associated with worse survival and should be restricted to specific indications, as recommended by the American Heart Association (AHA).

Calcium Administration During Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest in Children With Heart Disease Is Associated With Worse Survival-A Report From the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation (GTWT-R) Registry. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2022 Jul 27. doi: 10.1097/PCC.0000000000003040. Online ahead of print.


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