Research and Reviews in the Fastlane 172

Welcome to the 172nd edition of Research and Reviews in the Fastlane. R&R in the Fastlane is a free resource that harnesses the power of social media to allow some of the best and brightest emergency medicine and critical care clinicians from all over the world tell us what they think is worth reading from the published literature. This edition contains 5 recommended reads. The R&R Editorial Team includes Jeremy Fried, Nudrat Rashid,  Justin Morgenstern and, of course, Chris Nickson. Find more R&R in the Fastlane reviews in the R&R Archive, read more about the R&R project or check out the full list of R&R contributors This Edition’s R&R Hall of Famer Emergency Medicine Friedman BW et al. Diazepam Is No Better Than Placebo When Added to Naproxen for Acute Low Back Pain. Ann Emerg Med 2017. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.annemergmed.2016.10.002 Should patients with acute low back pain be given a combination of NSAIDs and benzodiazepines? This RDCT looks at this question and finds no difference in functional impairment at 1 week or 3 months. Additionally, there was no difference in the secondary outcome of pain. Though the study is small (n = 114) it’s the best evidence available and it appears that, at least for now, NSAIDs alone are the way to go. Recommended by: Anand Swaminathan The Best of the Rest Airway Driver BE, McGill JW. Emergency Department Airway Management of Severe Angioedema: A Video Review of 45 Intubations...
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