EMDutch Review – Happy New Year

4 Jan

Let’s start with wishing you all the best for 2014! We hope 2014 is going to be even better than 2013, which was already a great year for us! 2013 was the 1st full year of EMDutch and we hope we can improve the site in the following years.

And now the 1st EMDutch Review of 2014!


EMCrit: The Targeted Temperature Trial Changes Everything


An article in the december 2013 issue of the NEJM compared normothermia vs hypothermia for unconscious survivers of out-of-hospital arrest. Their conclusion: In unconscious survivors of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest of presumed cardiac cause, hypothermia at a targeted temperature of 33°C did not confer a benefit as compared with a targeted temperature of 36°C.

It is probably enough to prevent fever!

EMLitofNote: The Latest Myth: Contrast-Induced Nephropathy?


Here’s the simple explanation for why none of our observed treatments to prevent contrast-induced nephropathy – acetylcysteine, hydration, sodium bicarbonate – reliably work:  CIN is a myth.



One Response to “EMDutch Review – Happy New Year”

  1. wendy January 6, 2014 at 11:38 #

    Great site!!!

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