New Beginnings: Better Vagal Maneuvers for Arrhythmias and eCigarettes in Adolescents


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Amol and Fahad discuss:

1. A randomized controlled trial shows that a new approach to vagal maneuvers for supraventricular tachyarrhythmia was shown to be significantly more effective than traditional maneuvers.

2. A survey in California adolescents shows that there is an association between eCigarette use and subsequent tobacco use, raising concerns about a ‘gateway’ effect.

The papers

1. Vagal maneuvers (with video): http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(15)61485-4/abstract

2. eCigarette use in adolescents: http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2428954

K Born et al. Regulating the ‘wild west’ of ecigarettes, HealthyDebate, March 20, 2014. 

Good Stuff

1. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/31/science/oliver-sacks-dies-at-82-neurologist-and-author-explored-the-brains-quirks.html

2. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/24/opinion/the-case-for-teaching-ignorance.html?_r=0

 

Music Credits (Creative Commons)

In your Robotic Heart – Nicolai Heidlas https://soundcloud.com/nicolai-heidlas/in-your-robotic-heart

Drive – Nicolai Heidlas https://soundcloud.com/nicolai-heidlas/drive-fresh-upbeat-pop-background-music

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