Monday Mar 04, 2024

Aortic dissection, coroners' court, and age-related outcomes: March 2024 Primary Survey

A feast of aortic papers this month, including a study on missed aortic dissection diagnoses and an analysis of coroners' reports. Rick runs through the findings of an interesting study from the Trainee Emergency Research Network (TERN), and Sarah finishes off with a paper on predicting adverse outcomes in elderly patients with orthopaedic trauma.

Articles discussed in this episode:

Ohle R, Savage DW, Caswell J, et al. Mortality and risk factors associated with misdiagnosis of acute aortic syndrome in Ontario, Canada: a population-based study.

Hodgson S, O'Mahony K, Nicholson J, et al. Thematic analysis of ‘Prevention of Future Deaths’ reports related to emergency departments in England and Wales 2013–2022. 

McLatchie R, Reed MJ, Freeman N on behalf of the DAShED investigators, et al. Diagnosis of Acute Aortic Syndrome in the Emergency Department (DAShED) study: an observational cohort study of people attending the emergency department with symptoms consistent with acute aortic syndrome.

Isaac CJ, Moore L, Bérubé M, et al. Predictors of adverse outcomes in elders hospitalised for isolated orthopaedic trauma: a multicentre cohort study.


Related links:

RCEM Learning: Aortic Dissection podcast.

Trainee Emergency Research Network.


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Dr. Richard Body, EMJ Deputy Editor, University of Manchester, UK (@richardbody)

Dr. Sarah Edwards, EMJ Social Media Editor, Leicester Royal Infirmary, UK (@drsarahedwards)

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