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The Lancet Series | Road Safety 2022

5 Jul, 2022 | 12:13h | UTC

Homepage: Road Safety 2022 (free registration required for all articles)

Editorial: Road safety: more than reducing injuries

The political and social contexts of global road safety: challenges for the next decade

Saving lives through road safety risk factor interventions: global and national estimates

Improvement in trauma care for road traffic injuries: an assessment of the effect on mortality in low-income and middle-income countries

Commentaries:

The Lancet: Improving road safety measures could save half a million lives every year worldwide – Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

New research: Up to 540,000 lives could be saved worldwide by targeting speed and other main areas – George Washington University

Improving trauma care for road traffic injuries could save many lives in lower income countries – Weill Cornell Medical College


EM Cases | The 7 Ts of massive hemorrhage protocols.

5 Jul, 2022 | 11:35h | UTC

EM Cases: The 7 Ts of Massive Hemorrhage Protocols – emDocs


RCT | Immobilization of torus fractures of the wrist in children.

4 Jul, 2022 | 12:46h | UTC

Immobilisation of torus fractures of the wrist in children (FORCE): a randomised controlled equivalence trial in the UK – The Lancet

 

Commentary from the author on Twitter (thread – click for more)


Adolescent transport and unintentional injuries: a systematic analysis using the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019.

30 Jun, 2022 | 11:28h | UTC

Adolescent transport and unintentional injuries: a systematic analysis using the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019 – The Lancet Public Health

News Release: The Lancet: Improving road safety measures could save half a million lives every year worldwide – Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

 

Commentaries on Twitter

(Thread – click for more)

(Thread – click for more)

 


RCT: Diagnostic imaging vs. observation in early equivocal appendicitis.

28 Jun, 2022 | 10:46h | UTC

DIAgnostic iMaging or Observation in early equivocal appeNDicitis (DIAMOND): open-label, randomized clinical trial – British Journal of Surgery

 


A Delphi study of rescue and clinical subject matter experts on the extrication of patients following a motor vehicle collision.

23 Jun, 2022 | 10:19h | UTC

A Delphi study of rescue and clinical subject matter experts on the extrication of patients following a motor vehicle collision – Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine

 


Review: Advanced interventions in the pre-hospital resuscitation of patients with non-compressible hemorrhage after penetrating injuries.

22 Jun, 2022 | 11:21h | UTC

Advanced interventions in the pre-hospital resuscitation of patients with non-compressible haemorrhage after penetrating injuries – Critical Care

 


RCT: Routine use of intraoperative urinary catheters does not reduce the risk of postoperative urinary retention after laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair.

17 Jun, 2022 | 11:47h | UTC

Effect of Intraoperative Urinary Catheter Use on Postoperative Urinary Retention After Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Surgery (free for a limited period)

Commentaries: Urinary Catheters for Inguinal Hernia Repair—The Challenges of Deimplementation of Routine Procedures – JAMA Surgery (free for a limited period)

Intraoperative Catheter Disappoints for Urinary Retention After Hernia Repair – MedPage Today (free registration required)

Author interview: Intraoperative Urinary Catheter Use and Urinary Retention After Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair – JAMA

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Review | Body packers, stuffers, and pushers: time bombs in our Eds.

14 Jun, 2022 | 10:50h | UTC

Body Packers, Stuffers, and Pushers: Time Bombs in Our Eds – emDocs

 


Podcast: Gallbladder disease pearls.

14 Jun, 2022 | 10:46h | UTC

#340 Gallbladder Disease – The Curbsiders

 


M-A: Trampoline center injuries in children and adolescents.

14 Jun, 2022 | 10:41h | UTC

Trampoline centre injuries in children and adolescents: a systematic review and meta-analysis – Injury Prevention

News Release: Serious injuries more likely for kids using trampoline centers than home trampolines – British Medical Journal

 


BSH guideline for the hematological management of major hemorrhage.

13 Jun, 2022 | 10:53h | UTC

A guideline for the haematological management of major haemorrhage: a British Society for Haematology Guideline – British Journal of Haematology

 


Long-term follow-up of RCT: Decompressive craniectomy vs. standard medical care in patients with traumatic intracranial hypertension.

10 Jun, 2022 | 12:45h | UTC

Evaluation of Outcomes Among Patients With Traumatic Intracranial Hypertension Treated With Decompressive Craniectomy vs Standard Medical Care at 24 Months: A Secondary Analysis of the RESCUEicp Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Neurology (free for a limited period)

Original Study: Trial of Decompressive Craniectomy for Traumatic Intracranial Hypertension – New England Journal of Medicine

Related:

Partial removal of skull (decompressive craniectomy) to lower treatment-resistant high pressure in the skull and brain after traumatic brain injury – Cochrane Library

Consensus statement from the International Consensus Meeting on the Role of Decompressive Craniectomy in the Management of Traumatic Brain Injury – Acta Neurochirurgica

The Current Status of Decompressive Craniectomy in Traumatic Brain Injury – Current Trauma Reports

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Study Commentary: Traumatic hemothorax: pigtail vs. chest tube.

10 Jun, 2022 | 10:57h | UTC

Traumatic Hemothorax: Pigtail vs Chest Tube – RebelEM

Original Study: The small (14 Fr) percutaneous catheter (P-CAT) versus large (28–32 Fr) open chest tube for traumatic hemothorax: A multicenter randomized clinical trial – Trauma and Acute Care Surgery (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 


The application of the WSES classification system for open pelvic fractures—validation and supplement from a nationwide data bank.

1 Jun, 2022 | 10:49h | UTC

The application of the WSES classification system for open pelvic fractures—validation and supplement from a nationwide data bank – World Journal of Emergency Surgery

Related Guideline: Pelvic trauma: WSES classification and guidelines – World Journal of Emergency Surgery

 


Alcoholic chlorhexidine skin preparation or triclosan-coated sutures to reduce surgical site infection: a systematic review and meta-analysis of high-quality randomized controlled trials.

31 May, 2022 | 11:50h | UTC

Alcoholic chlorhexidine skin preparation or triclosan-coated sutures to reduce surgical site infection: a systematic review and meta-analysis of high-quality randomised controlled trials – The Lancet Infectious Diseases

Related Study: Reducing surgical site infections in low-income and middle-income countries (FALCON): a pragmatic, multicentre, stratified, randomised controlled trial – The Lancet AND Commentary: Expensive antiseptics and sutures do not reduce the risk of surgical infections – National Institute for Health and Care Research

 

Commentary from one of the authors on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


Systematic Review: Risk factors associated with quadbike crashes.

31 May, 2022 | 11:21h | UTC

Risk factors associated with quadbike crashes: a systematic review – World Journal of Emergency Surgery

 


M-A: Clinical efficacy of laparoscopic appendectomy in the treatment of acute appendicitis.

31 May, 2022 | 11:20h | UTC

Meta-analysis of the clinical efficacy of laparoscopic appendectomy in the treatment of acute appendicitis – World Journal of Emergency Surgery

 


Guidelines for clothing in the operating theatre.

30 May, 2022 | 11:52h | UTC

Guidelines for clothing in the operating theatre, 2021 – Anaesthesia Critical Care & Pain Medicine

 


Systematic Review: Airway complications resulting from pediatric esophageal button battery impaction.

27 May, 2022 | 11:49h | UTC

Airway Complications Resulting From Pediatric Esophageal Button Battery Impaction: A Systematic Review – JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery (free for a limited period)

Invited Commentary: Pediatric Button Battery Injuries—Current State and What’s Next? – JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

 


Study Commentary: Expensive antiseptics and sutures do not reduce the risk of surgical infections.

26 May, 2022 | 10:05h | UTC

Expensive antiseptics and sutures do not reduce the risk of surgical infections – National Institute for Health and Care Research

Original Study: Reducing surgical site infections in low-income and middle-income countries (FALCON): a pragmatic, multicentre, stratified, randomised controlled trial – The Lancet

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Cross-sectional study: assessment of perioperative outcomes among surgeons who operated the night before.

24 May, 2022 | 08:17h | UTC

Assessment of Perioperative Outcomes Among Surgeons Who Operated the Night Before – JAMA Internal Medicine (free for a limited period)

Invited Commentary: Are Surgeons Really More Resilient Than Athletes? The Trade-off Between Surgeon Outcomes and Surgeon Well-being – JAMA Internal Medicine (free for a limited period)

Author Interview: Assessment of Perioperative Outcomes Among Surgeons Who Operated the Night Before

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Management of moderate to severe traumatic brain injury: an update for the intensivist.

23 May, 2022 | 01:42h | UTC

Management of moderate to severe traumatic brain injury: an update for the intensivist – Intensive Care Medicine

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Review: Management of refractory variceal bleed in cirrhosis.

20 May, 2022 | 10:36h | UTC

Management of Refractory Variceal Bleed in Cirrhosis – Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology

 


The false dichotomy of surgical futility in the emergency laparotomy setting: scoping review.

19 May, 2022 | 10:17h | UTC

The false dichotomy of surgical futility in the emergency laparotomy setting: scoping review – BJS Open

 

Commentary from the author on Twitter

 


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