Needs assessment of emergency medical and rescue services in Abuja/Nigeria and environs
Nigeria is ranked second highest in the rate of road accidents and other emergencies (Deaths, disabilities) among 193 countries of the world. There is therefore the need for analyzing Emergency Medical Rescue ... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - December 5, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Peter Asaga Mac, Axel Kroeger and Philomena Ehi Airiohuodion Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The Sydney triage to admission risk tool (START) to improve patient flow in an emergency department: a model of care implementation pilot study
The Sydney Triage to Admission Risk Tool (START) is a validated clinical analytics tool designed to estimate the probability of in-patient admission based on Emergency Department triage characteristics. (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - December 5, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Anja Ebker-White, Kendall J. Bein, Saartje Berendsen Russell and Michael M. Dinh Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Diagnostic error in the emergency department: learning from national patient safety incident report analysis
Diagnostic error occurs more frequently in the emergency department than in regular in-patient hospital care. We sought to characterise the nature of reported diagnostic error in hospital emergency departments... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - December 4, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Faris Hussain, Alison Cooper, Andrew Carson-Stevens, Liam Donaldson, Peter Hibbert, Thomas Hughes and Adrian Edwards Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The prognostic value of red blood cell distribution width in patients with suspected infection in the emergency department
Sepsis is a potential life threatening dysregulated immune response to an infection, which can result in multi-organ failure and death. Unfortunately, good prognostic markers are lacking in patients with suspe... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - December 3, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jan Willem Uffen, Patrick Oomen, Marieke de Regt, Jan Jelrik Oosterheert and Karin Kaasjager Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Proenkephalin a 119 –159 (penKid) – a novel biomarker for acute kidney injury in sepsis: an observational study
Sepsis is a leading cause of death worldwide and a major challenge for physicians to predict and manage. Proenkephalin A 119 –159 (penKid) is a reliable surrogate marker for the more unstable endogenous opioid ... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - November 28, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mari Rosenqvist, Kevin Bronton, Oliver Hartmann, Andreas Bergmann, Joachim Struck and Olle Melander Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Implementation study of a 5-component pediatric early warning system (PEWS) in an emergency department in British Columbia, Canada, to inform provincial scale up
The rapid identification of deterioration in the pediatric population is complex, particularly in the emergency department (ED). A comprehensive multi-faceted Pediatric Early Warning System (PEWS) might maximi... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - November 27, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Theresa McElroy, Erik N. Swartz, Kasra Hassani, Sina Waibel, Yasmin Tuff, Catherine Marshall, Richard Chan, David Wensley and Maureen O ’Donnell Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Comparison of standard and over-the-head method of chest compressions during cardiopulmonary resuscitation - a simulation study
Maintaining highly effective cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can be particularly difficult when artificial ventilation using a bag-valve-mask device, combined with chest compression have to be carried out ... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - November 26, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Micha ł Ćwiertnia, Marek Kawecki, Tomasz Ilczak, Monika Mikulska, Mieczysław Dutka and Rafał Bobiński Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Atypical presentation of hemorrhagic shock in pregnancy: a case highlighting the developing field of emergency medicine in Israel
Occult hemorrhagic shock secondary to uterine rupture represents a true obstetric emergency and can result in significant morbidity and mortality for both the patient and the fetus. Multiparity and prior cesar... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - November 21, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Barcuh Berzon, Michael Gleenberg, Joseph Offenbacher and Debra West Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Pancreatitis in pre-adolescent children: a 10  year experience in the pediatric emergency department
The diagnosis of pediatric pancreatitis has been increasing over the last 15  years but the etiology of this is uncertain. The population of pre-adolescent patients with pancreatitis in the emergency department... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - November 21, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Melanie M. Randall, Sarah McDaniels, Kristina Kyle, Meina Michael, Julia Giacopuzzi and Lance A. Brown Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Clinical operations of academic versus non-academic emergency departments: a descriptive comparison of two large emergency department operations surveys
Academic and non-academic emergency departments (EDs) are regularly compared in clinical operations benchmarking despite suggestion that the two groups may differ in their clinical operations characteristics. ... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - November 21, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Martin A. Reznek, Sean S. Michael, Cathi A. Harbertson, James J. Scheulen and James J. Augustine Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effectiveness of interventions to alleviate emergency department crowding by older adults: a systematic review
The growing demand for elderly care often exceeds the ability of emergency department (ED) services to provide quality of care within reasonable time. The purpose of this systematic review is to assess the eff... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - November 20, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Gijs Hesselink, Özcan Sir and Yvonne Schoon Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Towards developing a consensus assessment framework for global emergency medicine fellowships
The number of Global Emergency Medicine (GEM) Fellowship training programs are increasing worldwide. Despite the increasing number of GEM fellowships, there is not an agreed upon approach for assessment of GEM... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - November 11, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Haiko Kurt Jahn, James Kwan, Gerard O ’Reilly, Heike Geduld, Katherine Douglass, Andrea Tenner, Lee Wallis, Janis Tupesis and Hani O. Mowafi Tags: Debate Source Type: research

Concordance between physiotherapists and physicians for care of patients with musculoskeletal disorders presenting to the emergency department
Overcrowding in emergency departments (ED) is a major concern worldwide. To answer increasing health care demands, new models of care including advanced practice physiotherapists (APP) have been implemented in... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - November 10, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: E. Matifat, K. Perreault, J.-S. Roy, A. Aiken, E. Gagnon, M. Mequignon, V. Lowry, S. D écary, B. Hamelin, M. Ambrosio, N. Farley, D. Pelletier, L. Carlesso and F. Desmeules Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Predictors of mortality and validation of burn mortality prognostic scores in a Malaysian burns intensive care unit
Majority burn mortality prognostic scores were developed and validated in western populations. The primary objective of this study was to evaluate and identify possible risk factors which may be used to predic... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - November 7, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Henry Tan Chor Lip, Mohamad Azim Md. Idris, Farrah-Hani Imran, Tuan Nur ’ Azmah, Tan Jih Huei and Mathew Thomas Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Association of Japan Coma Scale score on hospital arrival with in-hospital mortality among trauma patients
The Japan Coma Scale (JCS) score has been widely used to assess patients ’ consciousness level in Japan. JCS scores are divided into four main categories: alert (0) and one-, two-, and three-digit codes based o... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - November 6, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tetsuya Yumoto, Hiromichi Naito, Takashi Yorifuji, Toshiyuki Aokage, Noritomo Fujisaki and Atsunori Nakao Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Validation of a 5-item tool to measure patient assessment of clinician compassion in the emergency department
To test if the 5-item compassion measure (a tool previously validated in the outpatient setting to measure patient assessment of clinician compassion) is a valid and reliable tool to quantify a distinct constr... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - November 4, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Praveen Sabapathi, Michael B. Roberts, Brian M. Fuller, Michael A. Puskarich, Christopher W. Jones, J. Hope Kilgannon, Valerie Braz, Christina Creel-Bulos, Nathaniel Scott, Kristina L. Tester, Anthony Mazzarelli, Stephen Trzeciak and Brian W. Roberts Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Evaluation of tools to assess psychological distress: how to measure psychological stress reactions in citizen responders – a systematic review
Dispatched citizen responders are increasingly involved in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) resuscitation which can lead to severe stress. It is unknown which psychological assessment tools are most appro... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - November 4, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Astrid Rolin Kragh, Fredrik Folke, Linn Andelius, Emma Slebsager Ries, Rasmus Vedby Rasmussen and Carolina Malta Hansen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Challenges, consequences, and lessons for way –outs to emergencies at hospitals: a systematic review study
This study aimed to condu... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - October 30, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Hamid Reza Rasouli, Ali Aliakbar Esfahani and Mohsen Abbasi Farajzadeh Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Injury coding in a national trauma registry: a one-year validation audit in a level 1 trauma centre
Hospitals must improve patient safety and quality continuously. Clinical quality registries can drive such improvement. Trauma registries code injuries according to the Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) and bench... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - October 30, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Anna B ågenholm, Ina Lundberg, Bjørn Straume, Rune Sundset, Kristian Bartnes, Tor Ingebrigtsen and Trond Dehli Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Early inter-hospital transfer of patients with myocardial infarction without a doctor, paramedic or nurse on board: results from a French regional emergency care network
In France, patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS) are usually transferred from remote hospitals to percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) centres in mobile intensive care units (MICUs) with on-board me... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - October 28, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Sebastien Cassan, Mihaela Rata, Claire Vallenet, Philippe Fromage, Frederic Champly, Patrick Broin, Guillaume Peribois, Valerie Sierra, Cedric Lutz, Lionel Mangin, Dominique Savary, Fran çois-Xavier Ageron and Loic Belle Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Acute pelvic pain following miscarriage heterotopic pregnancy must be excluded: case report
Heterotopic pregnancies are increasing in prevalence and this case highlights the importance of excluding the diagnosis in patients with pelvic pain following miscarriage. A known pre-existing intrauterine pre... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - October 25, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Udit Thakur, Kiran Atmuri and Angelika Borozdina Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Disaster preparedness among Thai elderly emergency department patients: a survey of patients ’ perspective
In disaster situations, the elderly are considered to be a particularly vulnerable population. Preparedness is the key to reduce post-disaster damage. There is limited research in middle-income countries on ho... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - October 23, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jiraporn Sri-on, Alissara Vanichkulbodee, Natchapon Sinsuwan, Rapeeporn Rojsaengroeng, Anucha Kamsom and Shan Woo Liu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Canadian in-hospital mortality for patients with emergency-sensitive conditions: a retrospective cohort study
The emergency department (ED) sensitive hospital standardized mortality ratio (ED-HSMR) measures risk-adjusted mortality for patients admitted to hospital with conditions for which ED care may improve health o... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - October 22, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Simon Berthelot, Eddy S. Lang, Hude Quan and Henry T. Stelfox Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Introduction of a standardised protocol, including systematic use of tranexamic acid, for management of severe adult trauma patients in a low-resource setting: the MSF experience from Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Bleeding is an important cause of death in trauma victims. In 2010, the CRASH-2 study, a multicentre randomized control trial on the effect of tranexamic acid (TXA) administration to trauma patients with suspe... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - October 18, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Alessandro Jachetti, Rose Berly Mass énat, Nathalie Edema, Sophia C. Woolley, Guido Benedetti, Rafael Van Den Bergh and Miguel Trelles Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The reliability and accuracy of operational system data in a nationwide helicopter emergency medical services mission database
The aim of this study was to evaluate the reliability and accuracy of documentation in FinnHEMS database, which is a nationwide helicopter emergency service (HEMS) clinical quality registry. (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - October 15, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A. Heino, T. Iirola, L. Raatiniemi, J. Nurmi, A. Olkinuora, P. Laukkanen-Nevala, I. Virkkunen and M. Tommila Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Women ’s experience of unplanned out-of-hospital birth in paramedic care
Healthcare literature describes predisposing factors, clinical risk, maternal and neonatal clinical outcomes of unplanned out-of-hospital birth; however, there is little quality research available that explore... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - October 15, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Belinda Flanagan, Bill Lord, Rachel Reed and Gail Crimmins Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Acute poisoning related to the recreational use of prescription drugs: an observational study from Oslo, Norway
We describe acute poisonings related to the recreational use of prescription drugs. (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - October 15, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Marit M æhle Grimsrud, Mette Brekke, Victoria Lykke Syse and Odd Martin Vallersnes Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Traffic police officers ’ experience of post-crash care to road traffic injury victims: a qualitative study in Tanzania”
Recently, road traffic injuries (RTIs) have become a major health problem affecting health systems in many low- and middle-income countries. Regardless of whether an ambulance is available for evacuation, poli... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - October 11, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Gift G. Lukumay, Anne H. Outwater, Dickson A. Mkoka, Menti L. Ndile and Britt-Inger Saveman Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Uncompleted emergency department care and discharge against medical advice in patients with neurological complaints: a chart review
Uncompleted emergency department care and against-medical-advice discharge represent relevant medical problems with impact on patient safety and potential medicolegal and socioeconomic consequences. They may a... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - October 11, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Carolin Hoyer, Patrick Stein, Angelika Alonso, Michael Platten and Kristina Szabo Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Sensitivity of urinary pathogens for patients discharged from the emergency department compared with the hospital antibiogram
Data for hospital antibiograms are typically compiled from all patients, regardless of disposition, demographics and other comorbidities. (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - September 5, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Sean Carlsen, Scott P. Krall, K. Tom Xu, Alainya Tomanec, Daylon Farias and Peter Richman Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Diagnostic accuracy of clinical tools for assessment of acute stroke: a systematic review
Recanalisation therapy in acute ischaemic stroke is highly time-sensitive, and requires early identification of eligible patients to ensure better outcomes. Thus, a number of clinical assessment tools have bee... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - September 4, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Daria Antipova, Leila Eadie, Ashish Macaden and Philip Wilson Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Patient ’s perception of kidney stone prevention within the emergency department and its adherence factors: a single institution study
No known data in the literature assessing practice of kidney stone prevention in the emergency department (ED) is available. (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - September 2, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mohamad Moussa and Mohamed Abou Chakra Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Do health care professionals ’ perceptions help to measure the degree of overcrowding in the emergency department? A pilot study in an Italian University hospital
Overcrowding in emergency departments (EDs) is internationally recognized as one of the greatest challenges to healthcare provision. Numerous studies have highlighted the ill-effects of overcrowding, including... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - August 27, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Andrea Strada, Francesca Bravi, Giorgia Valpiani, Roberto Bentivegna and Tiziano Carradori Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Body temperature measurement in ambulance: a challenge of 21-st century?
Some crucial decisions in treatment of hypothermic patients are closely linked to core body temperature. They concern modification of resuscitation algorithms and choosing the target hospital. Under- as well a... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - August 8, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Pawe ł Podsiadło, Tomasz Darocha, Sylweriusz Kosiński, Tomasz Sanak and Robert Gałązkowski Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Knowledge, attitudes, and practices of Cameroonian physicians with regards to acute pain management in the emergency department: a multicenter cross-sectional study
Pain is the most frequent presenting complaint in patients consulting or admitted to the emergency department (ED). Thus, its acute management is often done by physicians working in the ED. These clinicians ar... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - August 8, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Paul Owono Etoundi, Junette Arlette Metogo Mbengono, Ferdinand Ndom Ntock, Joel Noutakdie Tochie, Dominique Christelle Anaba Ndom, Francky Teddy Endomba Angong, G érard Beyiha and Jacqueline Ze Minkande Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Usefulness of a stool to stabilize dental chairs for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) requires immediate start of manual chest compression (MCC) and defibrillation as soon as possible. During dental surgery, CPR could be started in the dental chair considerin... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - August 8, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Norimasa Awata, Takashi Hitosugi, Yoichiro Miki, Masanori Tsukamoto, Yoshifumi Kawakubo and Takeshi Yokoyama Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Prehospital characteristics among patients with sepsis: a comparison between patients with or without adverse outcome
The prehospital care of patients with sepsis are commonly performed by the emergency medical services. These patients may be critically ill and have high in-hospital mortality rates. Unfortunately, few patient... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - August 6, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Agnes Olander, Henrik Andersson, Annelie J. Sundler, Anders Bremer, Lars Ljungstr öm and Magnus Andersson Hagiwara Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Real-time forecasting of emergency department arrivals using prehospital data
The objective of th... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - August 5, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Andreas Asheim, Lars P. Bache-Wiig Bj ørnsen, Lars E. Næss-Pleym, Oddvar Uleberg, Jostein Dale and Sara M. Nilsen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Patients ’ time perception in the waiting room of an ambulatory emergency unit: a cross-sectional study
Patient satisfaction has become an increasingly important element in a service-oriented healthcare market. Although satisfaction is influenced by many factors, the waiting time to be seen by medical staff has ... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - August 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Herv é Spechbach, Jessica Rochat, Jean-Michel Gaspoz, Christian Lovis and Frederic Ehrler Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Strengths and weaknesses of the acute care systems in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands: what can we learn from each other?
The demand on Emergency Departments and acute medical services is increasing internationally, creating pressure on health systems and negatively influencing the quality of delivered care. Visible consequences ... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - July 26, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Marjolein N. T. Kremers, Prabath W. B. Nanayakkara, Marcel Levi, Derek Bell and Harm R. Haak Tags: Debate Source Type: research

Epidemiology of injuries presenting to the accident centre of Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Ghana
Injuries directly lead to 5 million deaths every year, accounting for 9% of all deaths worldwide. While knowledge of the pattern of injuries is essential to plan health interventions to reduce the incidence of... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - July 20, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Paa-Kwesi Blankson, Joachim K. A. Amoako, Kwaku Asah-Opoku, Francis Odei-Ansong and Margaret Y. Lartey Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The Emergency Medical System (EMS) response to Iraqi pilgrims ’ bus crash in Iran: a case report
In Iran, Road Traffic Injuries (RTIs) with mass casualties occur repeatedly. Since Road Traffic Accidents (RTAs) occur far from health facilities, EMSs play an important role in reducing the disability and mor... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - July 16, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Meysam Safi Keykaleh and Sanaz Sohrabizadeh Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Routine creatine kinase testing does not provide clinical utility in the emergency department for diagnosis of acute coronary syndromes
Despite the high sensitivity and negative predictive value of contemporary high-sensitivity troponin T assays (hsTnT), creatine kinase (CK) continues to be routinely tested for the diagnosis of acute coronary ... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - July 9, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Evan J. Wiens, Jorden Arbour, Kristjan Thompson and Colette M. Seifer Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Public knowledge of people visiting Imam Reza hospital regarding stroke symptoms and risk factors
Early recognition of stroke symptoms results in a lower time period after stroke onset to treatment with a better outcome. This depends on the awareness of patients, family members, and the general public. (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - June 28, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Elyar Sadeghi-Hokmabadi, Samad Shams Vahdati, Reza Rikhtegar, Khazar Ghasempour and Aysa Rezabakhsh Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Grading and assessment of clinical predictive tools for paediatric head injury: a new evidence-based approach
Many clinical predictive tools have been developed to diagnose traumatic brain injury among children and guide the use of computed tomography in the emergency department. It is not always feasible to compare t... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - June 14, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mohamed Khalifa and Blanca Gallego Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The importance of increased awareness for delirium in elderly patients with rib fractures after blunt chest wall trauma: a retrospective cohort study on risk factors and outcomes
Rib fractures are common in ageing people after trauma and delirium is a complication often seen in acutely hospitalized elderly patients. For both conditions, elderly have an increased risk for institutionali... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - June 13, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Ties L. Janssen, Elmand Hosseinzoi, Dagmar I. Vos, Eelco J. Veen, Paul G. H. Mulder, Adrianus M. van der Holst and Lijckle van der Laan Tags: Research article Source Type: research

ECG alterations suggestive of hyperkalemia in normokalemic versus hyperkalemic patients
In periarrest situations and during resuscitation it is essential to rule out reversible causes. Hyperkalemia is one of the most common, reversible causes of periarrest situations. Typical electrocardiogram (E... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - May 31, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Csaba Varga, Zsolt K álmán, Alíz Szakáll, Kata Drubits, Márton Koch, Róbert Bánhegyi, Tibor Oláh, Éva Pozsgai, Norbert Fülöp and József Betlehem Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Influence of patient race on administration of analgesia by student paramedics
Disparities in the management of pain are associated with factors that include social status, age and race. As there is limited data regarding the influence of race on analgesia provided by paramedics this stu... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - May 6, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Bill Lord and Sahaj Khalsa Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Community paramedic point of care testing: validity and usability of two commercially available devices
Community Paramedics (CPs) require access to timely blood analysis in the field to guide treatment and transport decisions. Point of care testing (POCT), as opposed to laboratory analysis, may offer a solution... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - May 2, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Ian E. Blanchard, Ryan Kozicky, Dana Dalgarno, Justin Simms, Stacy Goulder, Tyler S. Williamson, Susan Biesbroek, Lenore Page, Karen Leaman, Suzanne Snozyk, Lyle Redman, Keith Spackman, Christopher J. Doig, Eddy S. Lang and Gerald Lazarenko Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The MEDEA FAR-EAST Study: Conceptual framework, methods and first findings of a multicenter cross-sectional observational study
The substantial increase in cardiovascular diseases (CVD) in China over the last three decades warrants comprehensive preventive primary and secondary strategies. Prolonged prehospital delay (PHD) has been ide... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - May 2, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Sophia Hoschar, Jiangqi Pan, Zhen Wang, Xiaoyan Fang, Xian ’e Tang, Weiqi Shi, Rongxiang Tu, Peng Xi, Wenliang Che, Hongbao Wang, Yawei Li, Kurt Fritzsche, Xuebo Liu, Karl-Heinz Ladwig and Wenlin Ma Tags: Research article Source Type: research