Emergency Medicine

KETAMORPH Trial: Ketamine for Trauma

Year: 2024 Title: KETAMORPH Subtitle: Ketamine Compared With Morphine for Out-of-Hospital Analgesia for Patients With Traumatic Pain Type of Trial: A prospective, multicenter, single-blind, noninferiority trial Objective: To assess the noninferiority of intravenous ketamine compared with intravenous morphine sulfate to … Read More

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TAME Trial: Mild Hypercapnia after Cardiac Arrest

TAME Trial Summary The TAME trial investigated the impact of mild hypercapnia versus normocapnia on neurologic outcomes in adults with coma who were resuscitated after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Current guidelines recommend normocapnia, but mild hypercapnia has been suggested to enhance … Read More

ACUTE Trial Summary: TEE-Guided Cardioversion for AFib

2001 ACUTE TRIAL Use of transesophageal echocardiography to guide cardioversion in patients with atrial fibrillation multicenter, prospective, randomized controlled trial Objective: To compare conventional anticoagulation strategy with the transesophageal echocardiography to guide short-term anticoagulant therapy in patients with atrial fibrillation … Read More

CANARY Trial Summary: Cath vs AC in PE

2022 CANARY TRIAL Catheter-directed thrombolysis vs anticoagulation in patients with acute intermediate-high-risk pulmonary embolism parallel, open-label, randomized controlled trial Objective: To assess the effectiveness of catheter-directed thrombolysis (CCDT) compared with anticoagulation among intermediate- to high-risk individuals with acute pulmonary embolism … Read More

ICEREA Trial Summary: Endovascular Versus External TTM in Cardiac Arrest

2015 ICEREA TRIAL Endovascular versus external targeted temperature management for patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest multicenter, prospective, randomized controlled trial Objective: To evaluate if endovascular cooling is superior to external targeted temperature management in regards to favorable outcome after out-of-hospital … Read More

POLAR Trial Summary: Prophylactic Hypothermia in Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

2018 POLAR TRIAL Prophylactic hypothermia for severe traumatic brain injury Multicentre, partially-blinded, randomised controlled trial Objective: To determine the effectiveness of early prophylactic hypothermia compared with normothermic management of patients after severe traumatic brain injury 511 patients Inclusion criteria: Intubated … Read More

POKER Trial Summary: Propofol or Ketofol for Procedural Sedation

2016 POKER TRIAL Propofol or Ketofol for procedural sedation and analgesia in emergency medicine Randomised, double-blind clinical trial Objective: To determine whether an emergency physician-provided deep sedation with 1:1 combination of ketamine & propofol (ketofol) resulted in fewer adverse respiratory … Read More

SHoC-ED Trial Summary: POCUS in ER for Hypotension

2018 SHOC-ED TRIAL M Does point-of-care ultrasonography improve clinical outcomes in emergency department patients with undifferentiated hypotension? International, multicenter, randomized controlled trial Objective: To determine whether a standardised point-of-care D ultrasound (POCUS) protocol, compared with usual care, improves 30 day … Read More

TTM 48 Trial Summary: TTM for 48 hours in Cardiac Arrest

2017 2017 TTM 48 TRIAL M Targeted Temperature Management for 48 vs 24 hours and neurologic outcome after out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OOHCA) Multicenter,blinded,parallel,pragmatic,randomized superiority trial Objective: To determine neurologic outcomes with Targeted Temperature Management (TTM) at 33°C for 48 hours … Read More

ARREST Trial: ECMO-facilitated Resuscitation in Refractory Cardiac Arrest

2020 ARREST 2020 TRIAL M Advanced reperfusion strategies for patients with out-of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) and refractory ventricular fibrillation (VF) Phase 2, single center, open-label, randomized clinical trial Objective: To compare implementation of early ECMO facilitated resuscitation compared to … Read More