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From the prehospital literature
 Edited by Malcolm Woollard, from the British Paramedic Association Research and Audit Committee and the Faculty of Prehospital Care Research Unit
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    The downside of taking the tube

    Dear Editor,

    After reviewing the 2004 paper by Shy et al. in which the authors concluded that faster intubation times may increase odds of survival in prehospital cardiac arrest, Professor Woollard poses the question, "Perhaps it is time to reconsider the value of the gold standard of airway management in a more positive light?"[1]. In this retrospective cohort study of 693 patients, the authors compared "quick...

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