New articles and evidence updates

Trying to stay up to date is tough. New articles and evidence updates don’t just find you… right? Let’s make staying up to date in the literature a whole lot easier.

Who wants to search through journals and pubmed? Nobody. To tons of people, including myself, this task makes staying up to date a chore. What’s worse is that it will turn some folks off entirely.

How about turning the problem around? What works for me is to have the evidence work for you. That is, the easiest way to stay up to date is to allow the content to come to you. In this new weekly post, new articles and evidence updates will find you.

This week’s can’t miss articles

Here is a short list of five can’t miss articles. After getting yourself caught up for the week, you’ll feel better prepared to handle any problem.

Take the complexity out of your searching and start with these articles:

Clinical Policy: Critical Issues in the Evaluation and Management of Adult Patients Presenting to the Emergency Department With Acute Headache: Approved by the ACEP Board of Directors June 26, 2019 Clinical Policy Endorsed by the Emergency Nurses Association (July 31, 2019).  Ann Emerg Med. 2019 Oct;74(4):e41-e74. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2019.07.009.

Effect of Fibrinogen Concentrate vs Cryoprecipitate on Blood Component Transfusion After Cardiac Surgery: The FIBRES Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2019 Oct 21:1-11. doi: 10.1001/jama.2019.17312. 

Vasopressin Versus Norepinephrine for the Management of Septic Shock in Cancer Patients: The VANCS II Randomized Clinical Trial. Crit Care Med. 2019 Oct 14. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000004023.

Effects of tranexamic acid on death, disability, vascular occlusive events and other morbidities in patients with acute traumatic brain injury (CRASH-3): a randomised, placebo-controlled trial. Lancet. 2019 Oct 14. pii: S0140-6736(19)32233-0. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(19)32233-0.

Targeted Temperature Management for Cardiac Arrest with Nonshockable Rhythm. N Engl J Med. 2019 Oct 2. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1906661. (Original study)


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