The mission of NEJM Journal Watch is to “help physicians and allied health professionals save time and stay informed by providing brief, clearly written, clinically focused perspectives on the medical developments that affect practice.” Listed below are concise summaries of published airway research studies. Brought to you by NEJM Journal Watch and the Massachusetts Medical Society.
Nominees for the Airway Article of the Year are selected from among all of the articles covered during the Airway Management Research Update webinars held during the year. The content and merits of each article are presented, and the winner is chosen by a vote of the on-line audience during the Airway Article of the Year Award Show webinar, held every December.
This Year’s Winner Is…
▶ 2016 Winner – Driver B, et al. Flush Rate Oxygen for Emergency Airway Preoxygenation. Ann Emerg Med 2016 [e-pub].
Past winners are…
▶ 2015 Winner – Saito T, et al. Incidence of and risk factors for difficult ventilation via a supraglottic airway device in population of 14,480 patients from SE Asia. Anesthesia 2015 Sept; 70(9):1079-83.
▶ 2014 Winner – Weingart SD, et al. Delayed sequence intubation: A prospective observational study. Ann Emerg Med 2014 Oct.
▶ 2013 Winner – Sakles JC, et al. The importance of first pass success when performing orotracheal intubation in the emergency department. Acad Emerg Med 2013 Jan; 20:71.
▶ 2012 Winner – Silbergleit R, et al. Intramuscular versus intravenous therapy for prehospital status epilepticus. N Engl J Med 2012 Feb;366:591.