Suzanne R Davies

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CONTEXT Patients who have sustained a traumatic spinal cord injury require appropriate management in the immediate post-injury period for both survival and to reduce the chances of costly and disabling permanent neurological deficits. Emerging time-critical neuroprotective therapies require the prompt recognition and transfer of patients to a specialised(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Emergency department patients are frequently undifferentiated, need accurate risk assessment and stratification, and are time-critical in their need for diagnosis and resuscitation. Valid, noninvasive hemodynamic monitoring modalities are essential to differentiate high from low risk patients, and to perform goal-directed management. This(More)
BACKGROUND Differentiating acute chest pain caused by myocardial ischaemia from other, potentially more benign causes of chest pain is a frequent diagnostic challenge faced by Emergency Department (ED) clinicians. Only 30% of patients presenting with chest pain will have a cardiac origin for the pain, and gastro-oesophageal disorders are one of the common(More)
Cyanide poisoning is uncommon, but generates interest because of the presumed utility of an antidote immediately available in those areas with a high risk of cyanide exposure. As part of its regular review of guidelines, the Australian Resuscitation Council conducted a systematic review of the human evidence for the use of various proposed cyanide(More)
Clinical question. In adult cardiac arrest (prehospital [OHCA], in‐hospital [IHCA]) (P), does the use of supraglottic devices (I) compared with bag‐valve‐ mask alone for airway management (C), improve any outcomes (e.g. ventilation, oxygenation, reduce hands‐off time, allow for continuous compressions and/or improves survival)(O)? Is this question(More)
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