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…
▶ 2021 Winner – April M, et al. Peri-intubation cardiac arrest in the Emergency Department: A National Emergency Airway Registry (NEAR) study. Resuscitation 2021 May;162:403-411.
Past winners are…
▶ 2020 Winner – Mosier J, et al. Time to Loss of Preoxygenation in Emergency Department Patients. J Emerg Med 2020 Nov;59(5):637-642.
▶ 2019 Winner – Casey JD, et al. Bag-Mask Ventilation During Tracheal Intubation of Critically Ill Adults. N Engl J Med 2019 380:311-82.
▶ 2018 Winner – Driver B, et al. Effect of Use of a Bougie vs Endotracheal Tube and Stylet on First Attempt Intubation Success Among Patients with Difficult Airways Undergoing Emergency Intubation: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA 2018; 319(21):2179-2189.
▶ 2017 Winner – Driver B, et al. Flush Rate Oxygen for Emergency Airway Preoxygenation. Ann Emerg Med 2017 Jan;69(1):1-6.
▶ 2016 Winner – Driver B, et al. Flush Rate Oxygen for Emergency Airway Preoxygenation. Ann Emerg Med 2016 [e-pub].
▶ 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.