Differences in radiation dose for computed tomography of the brain among pediatric patients at the emergency departments: an observational study
Computed tomography (CT) is associated with a risk of cancer development. Strategies to reduce radiation doses vary between centers. We compared radiation doses of CT brain studies between pediatric and genera... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - September 22, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Xi Min Tan, Mohammad Taufik Bin Mohamed Shah, Shu-Ling Chong, Yong-Kwang Gene Ong, Peck Har Ang, Nur Diana Bte Zakaria, Khai Pin Lee and Jen Heng Pek Tags: Research Source Type: research

Impaired kidney function at ED admission: a comparison of bleeding complications of patients with different oral anticoagulants
Up to a fourth of patients at emergency department (ED) presentation suffer from acute deterioration of renal function, which is an important risk factor for bleeding events in patients on oral anticoagulation... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - September 18, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Martin M üller, Michaela Traschitzger, Michael Nagler, Spyridon Arampatzis, Aristomenis K. Exadaktylos and Thomas C. Sauter Tags: Research Source Type: research

Association between emergency medical service transport time and survival in patients with traumatic cardiac arrest: a Nationwide retrospective observational study
Patients with traumatic cardiac arrest (TCA) are known to have poor prognoses. In 2003, the joint committee of the National Association of EMS Physicians and the American College of Surgeons Committee on Traum... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - September 16, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Hiromichi Naito, Tetsuya Yumoto, Takashi Yorifuji, Tsuyoshi Nojima, Hirotsugu Yamamoto, Taihei Yamada, Kohei Tsukahara, Mototaka Inaba, Takeshi Nishimura, Takenori Uehara and Atsunori Nakao Tags: Research Source Type: research

Predictive value of qSOFA score for death in emergency department resuscitation room among adult trauma patients:a retrospective study
To explore the predictive value of the quick Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA) score for death in the emergency department (ED) resuscitation room among adult trauma patients. (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - September 10, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Wenjuan Huang, Peng Yang, Feng Xu and Du Chen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on trauma-related emergency medical service calls: a retrospective cohort study
The COVID-19 pandemic has had profound effects on the utilization of health care services, including Emergency Medical Services (EMS). Social distancing measures taken to prevent the spread of the disease have... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - September 9, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Michael Azbel, Mikko Hein änen, Mitja Lääperi and Markku Kuisma Tags: Research Source Type: research

Live video from bystanders ’ smartphones to medical dispatchers in real emergencies
Medical dispatchers have limited information to assess the appropriate emergency response when citizens call the emergency number. We explored whether live video from bystanders ’ smartphones changed emergency ... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - September 6, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Gitte Linderoth, Freddy Lippert, Doris Østergaard, Annette K. Ersbøll, Christian S. Meyhoff, Fredrik Folke and Helle C. Christensen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Laypeople perception and interpretation of simulated life-threatening bleeding: a controlled experimental study
First aid performed by immediate responders can be the difference between life and death in the case of trauma with massive bleeding. To develop effective training programs to teach bleeding control to laypers... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - September 4, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Erik Prytz, Rachel Phillips, Susanna L önnqvist, Marc Friberg and Carl-Oscar Jonson Tags: Research Source Type: research

Correction to: Characteristics of visits and predictors of admission from a paediatric emergency room in Saudi Arabia
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Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - August 29, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mohammad H. Al-Qahtani, Abdullah A. Yousef, Bassam H. Awary, Waleed H. Albuali, Mohammed A. Al Ghamdi, Reem S. AlOmar, Nouf A. AlShamlan, Haneen A. Yousef, Sameerah Motabgani, Naheel A. AlAmer, Kawthar M. Alsawad, Fatimah Y. Altaweel, Kawther S. Altaweel, Tags: Correction Source Type: research

The COVID-19 pandemic: the effect on airway Management in non-COVID emergency patients
During the COVID-19 outbreak, healthcare providers might have avoided droplet/aerosol-generating procedures, such as non-invasive ventilation (NIV) and high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) due to the concern of them... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - August 28, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Onlak Ruangsomboon, Phetsinee Boonmee and Akarin Nimmannit Tags: Research Source Type: research

Prehospital assessment and management of postpartum haemorrhage- healthcare personnel ’s experiences and perspectives
Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is a serious obstetric emergency, and one of the top five causes of maternal mortality globally. The most common causes of PPH include uterine atony, placental disorders, birth trau... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - August 28, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Ann-Chatrin Linqvist Leonardsen, Ann Karin Helgesen, Linn Ulv øy and Vigdis Abrahamsen Grøndahl Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Impact of video quality when evaluating video-assisted cardiopulmonary resuscitation: a randomized, controlled simulation trial
Although not routinely established during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), video-assisted CPR has been described as beneficial in the communication with emergency medical service (EMS) authorities in out-o... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - August 21, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Christopher Plata, Martin Nellessen, Rebecca Roth, Hannes Ecker, Bernd W. B öttiger, Johannes Löser and Wolfgang A. Wetsch Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Management of COVID-19-related challenges faced by EMS personnel: a qualitative study
As the first link in the chain of providing healthcare services in the frontline of the battle against COVID-19, emergency medical services (EMS) personnel are faced with various challenges, which affect their... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - August 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Fateme Mohammadi, Banafsheh Tehranineshat, Mostafa Bijani and Ali Asghar Khaleghi Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Predicting surgical resource consumption and in-hospital mortality in resource-scarce conflict settings: a retrospective study
In armed conflicts, civilian health care struggles to cope. Being able to predict what resources are needed is therefore vital. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) implemented in the 1990s the ... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - August 11, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: M åns Muhrbeck, Zaher Osman, Johan von Schreeb, Andreas Wladis and Peter Andersson Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Identifying trauma patients with benefit from direct transportation to Level-1 trauma centers
Prehospital triage protocols typically try to select patients with Injury Severity Score (ISS) above 15 for direct transportation to a Level-1 trauma center. However, ISS does not necessarily discriminate betw... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - August 6, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Charlie A. Sewalt, Benjamin Y. Gravesteijn, Daan Nieboer, Ewout W. Steyerberg, Dennis Den Hartog and David Van Klaveren Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Does Case Management Provide Support for Staff Facing Frequent Users of Emergency Departments? A Comparative Mixed-Method Evaluation of ED Staff Perception
Frequent users of emergency departments (FUED) account for a disproportionate number of emergency department (ED) visits and contribute to a wide range of challenges for ED staff. While several research has do... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - August 4, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Michael von Allmen, V éronique S. Grazioli, Miriam Kasztura, Oriane Chastonay, Joanna C. Moullin, Olivier Hugli, Jean-Bernard Daeppen and Patrick Bodenmann Tags: Research Source Type: research

Emergency medical staffs ’ knowledge and attitude about organ donation after circulatory determined death (DCD) and its related factors
Adverse attitudes and insufficient knowledge about organ donation after Circulatory Determined Death (DCD) among emergency staff can have important consequences for the proper identification of potential DCD d... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - August 3, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jafar Kondori, Rouzbeh Rajaei Ghafouri, Vahid Zamanzadeh, Ahmad Mirza Aghazadeh Attari, Stephen R. Large and Zahra Sheikhalipour Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Comparison of the novel VieScope with conventional and video laryngoscope in a difficult airway scenario – a randomized, controlled simulation trial
Endotracheal intubation continues to be the gold standard for securing the airway in emergency situations. Difficult intubation is still a dreadful situation when securing the airway. (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - July 30, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Hannes Ecker, Simone Kolvenbach, Sebastian Stranz, Holger Herff and Wolfgang A. Wetsch Tags: Research Source Type: research

Hemogram-derived ratios as prognostic markers of ICU admission in COVID-19
The vast impact of COVID-19 call for the identification of clinical parameter that can help predict a torpid evolution. Among these, endothelial injury has been proposed as one of the main pathophysiological m... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - July 27, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Sara Velazquez, Rodrigo Madurga, Jos é María Castellano, Jesús Rodriguez-Pascual, Santiago Ruiz de Aguiar Diaz Obregon, Sara Jimeno, Juan Ignacio Montero, Paula Sol Ventura Wichner and Alejandro López-Escobar Tags: Research Source Type: research

Effect of COVID-19 on epidemiological characteristics of road traffic injuries in Suzhou: a retrospective study
To present the new trends in epidemiology of road traffic injuries (RTIs) during the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic in Suzhou. (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - July 26, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Wenjuan Huang, Qi Lin, Feng Xu and Du Chen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Pre-operative fluid resuscitation in the emergency general surgery septic patient: does it really matter?
Emergency general surgery (EGS) patients presenting with sepsis remain a challenge. The Surviving Sepsis Campaign recommends a 30  mL/kg fluid bolus in these patients, but recent studies suggest an association ... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - July 22, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Benjamin Moran, Erin Major, Joseph A. Kufera, Samuel A. Tisherman and Jose Diaz Tags: Research Source Type: research

Validity and risk factor analysis for helicopter emergency medical services in Japan: a pilot study
Some emergency departments use triage scales, such as the Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale and Japan Urgent Stroke Triage Score, to detect life-threatening situations. However, these protocols have not been us... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - July 22, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Noriaki Yamada, Yuichiro Kitagawa, Takahiro Yoshida, Sho Nachi, Hideshi Okada and Shinji Ogura Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A first-aid fast track channel for rescuing critically ill children with airway foreign bodies: our clinical experience
To explore the role of a first-aid fast track channel in rescuing children with airway foreign bodies and to analyse and summarize the experience and lessons of the first-aid fast track channel in rescuing air... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - July 21, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Yong-chao Chen, Zhi-xiong Xian, Sai-hong Han, Lan Li and Yi-shu Teng Tags: Research Source Type: research

Factors influencing paramedics ’ and emergency medical technicians’ level of knowledge about the 2015 basic life support guidelines
This study aimed to determine the cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) knowledge level and factors affecting the current CPR knowledge level among EMTs and paramedics working in the Kayseri 112 emergency health... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - July 12, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Celal Levent Kayadelen, Ay şe Nilgün Kayadelen and Polat Durukan Tags: Research Source Type: research

Data from emergency medicine palliative care access (EMPallA): a randomized controlled trial comparing the effectiveness of specialty outpatient versus telephonic palliative care of older adults with advanced illness presenting to the emergency department
The Emergency Medicine Palliative Care Access (EMPallA) trial is a large, multicenter, parallel, two-arm randomized controlled trial in emergency department (ED) patients comparing two models of palliative car... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - July 12, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Abigail M. Schmucker, Mara Flannery, Jeanne Cho, Keith S. Goldfeld and Corita Grudzen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Predicting mortality among septic patients presenting to the emergency department –a cross sectional analysis using machine learning
Sepsis is a life-threatening condition, causing almost one fifth of all deaths worldwide. The aim of the current study was to identify variables predictive of 7- and 30-day mortality among variables reflective... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - July 12, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Adam Karlsson, Willem Stassen, Amy Loutfi, Ulrika Wallgren, Eric Larsson and Lisa Kurland Tags: Research Source Type: research

Incidence of in-hospital cardiac arrest at general wards before and after implementation of an early warning score
In order to reduce the incidence of in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA) at general wards, medical emergency teams (MET) were implemented in the Capital Region of Denmark in 2012 as the efferent part of a track a... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - July 7, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Andreas Creutzburg, Dan Isbye and Lars S. Rasmussen Tags: Research Source Type: research

Comparison of base excess, lactate and pH predicting 72-h mortality of multiple trauma
To compare the predictive values of base excess (BE), lactate and pH of admission arterial blood gas for 72-h mortality in patients with multiple trauma. (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - July 7, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Junfang Qi, Long Bao, Peng Yang and Du Chen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Study of C-reactive protein, procalcitonin, and immunocyte ratios in 194 patients with sepsis
Evidence suggests that C-reactive protein (CRP), procalcitonin (PCT), and immune cells can predict sepsis severity in adult patients. However, the specific values of these indicators are not consistent in pred... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - July 7, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tian Tian, Bing Wei and Junyu Wang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Prehospital time and mortality in polytrauma patients: a retrospective analysis
The time from injury to treatment is considered as one of the major determinants for patient outcome after trauma. Previous studies already attempted to investigate the correlation between prehospital time and... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - July 6, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: E. Berkeveld, Z. Popal, P. Schober, W. P. Zuidema, F. W. Bloemers and G. F. Giannakopoulos Tags: Research Source Type: research

Factors associated with survival in adult patients with traumatic arrest: a retrospective cohort study from US trauma centers
This study examines factors associated with survival (to hospital discharge) in traumatic arrests transported to U... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - July 5, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Abdel-Badih Ariss, Rana Bachir and Mazen El Sayed Tags: Research Source Type: research

Ultrasonography indicators for predicting difficult intubation: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Ultrasonography (US) is recently used frequently as a tool for airway assessment prior to intubation (endotracheal tube (ETT) placement), and several indicators have been proposed in studies with different rep... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - July 3, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mehran Sotoodehnia, Hosein Rafiemanesh, Hadi Mirfazaelian, Arash Safaie and Alireza Baratloo Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Incidence rate and topography of intra-pelvic arterial lesions associated with high-energy blunt pelvic ring injuries: a retrospective cohort study
The aim of this study was to determine the rate and topography of intra-pelvic arterial lesions associated with high-energy blunt pelvic ring injuries (PRI). (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - June 30, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Anna-Eliane Abboud, Sana Boudabbous, Elisabeth Andereggen, Micha ël de Foy, Alexandre Ansorge and Axel Gamulin Tags: Research Source Type: research

Emergency department reorganisation to cope with COVID-19 outbreak in Milan university hospital: a time-sensitive challenge
In March 2020 we faced a huge spread of the epidemic of SARS-CoV2 in northern Italy; the Emergency Departments (ED) and the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) were overwhelmed by patients requiring care. The hos... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - June 28, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A. Jachetti, G. Colombo, B. Brignolo-Ottolini, J. Franchi, M. Solbiati, M. Pecorino Meli, P. Bosco and G. Costantino Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Characteristics of visits and predictors of admission from a paediatric emergency room in Saudi Arabia
This study aims at examining the characteri... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - June 21, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mohammad H. Al-Qahtani, Abdullah A. Yousef, Bassam H. Awary, Waleed H. Albuali, Mohammed A. Al Ghamdi, Reem S. AlOmar, Nouf A. AlShamlan, Haneen A. Yousef, Sameerah Motabgani, Naheel A. AlAmer, Kawthar M. Alsawad, Fatimah Y. Altaweel, Kawther S. Altaweel, Tags: Research Source Type: research

Determinants of knowledge, attitude, and practice towards first aid among kindergarten and elementary school teachers in Gondar city, Northwest Ethiopia
Injuries continue to be an important cause of morbidity and mortality in the developed and developing world. School-age children are more likely to experience unintentional injuries in the school, while they a... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - June 21, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Belayneh Shetie Workneh, Enyew Getaneh Mekonen and Mohammed Seid Ali Tags: Research Source Type: research

Development and validation of a scoring system for mortality prediction and application of standardized W statistics to assess the performance of emergency departments
In-hospital mortality and short-term mortality are indicators that are commonly used to evaluate the outcome of emergency department (ED) treatment. Although several scoring systems and machine learning-based ... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - June 16, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jinwoo Jeong, Sung Woo Lee, Won Young Kim, Kap Su Han, Su Jin Kim and Hyungoo Kang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Predicting mortality in adult patients with sepsis in the emergency department by using combinations of biomarkers and clinical scoring systems: a systematic review
Sepsis can be detected in an early stage in the emergency department (ED) by biomarkers and clinical scoring systems. A combination of multiple biomarkers or biomarker with clinical scoring system might result... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - June 13, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Kirby Tong-Minh, Iris Welten, Henrik Endeman, Tjebbe Hagenaars, Christian Ramakers, Diederik Gommers, Eric van Gorp and Yuri van der Does Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Internal validation and comparison of the prognostic performance of models based on six emergency scoring systems to predict in-hospital mortality in the emergency department
Medical scoring systems are potentially useful to make optimal use of available resources. A variety of models have been developed for illness measurement and stratification of patients in Emergency Department... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - June 10, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Zahra Rahmatinejad, Fariba Tohidinezhad, Fatemeh Rahmatinejad, Saeid Eslami, Ali Pourmand, Ameen Abu-Hanna and Hamidreza Reihani Tags: Research Source Type: research

Evaluation of comprehensiveness and reliability of electronic health records concerning resuscitation efforts within academic intensive care units: a retrospective chart analysis
According to the literature, the validity and reliability of medical documentation concerning episodes of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is suboptimal. However, little is known about documentation quality... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - June 10, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Michael S. Dittmar, Sabrina Zimmermann, Marcus Creutzenberg, Sylvia Bele, Diane Bitzinger, Dirk Lunz, Bernhard M. Graf and Martin Kieninger Tags: Research Source Type: research

Epidemiological characteristics and mortality risk factors among COVID-19 patients in Ardabil, Northwest of Iran
Coronavirus disease highly contagious, is prevalent in all age and sex groups infecting the respiratory system. The present study seeks to investigate the epidemiology and effective factors in mortality of pat... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - June 2, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Davoud Adham, Shahram Habibzadeh, Hassan Ghobadi, Shabnam Asghari Jajin, Abbas Abbasi-Ghahramanloo and Eslam Moradi-Asl Tags: Research article Source Type: research

24-hr observation unit is safe location for rapid glucose control in uncomplicated severe hyperglycaemia
Uncomplicated hyperglycaemia is a common presentation in the emergency department (ED). Rapid glucose control is associated with the risk of iatrogenic hypoglycaemia. We sought to determine the safety of a rap... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - May 30, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: I. Ibrahim, R. Macatangay, C. Y. Chai, C. M. Khoo and M. Mahadevan Tags: Research Source Type: research

Changes in the proportion and severity of patients with fever or common cold symptoms utilizing an after-hours house call medical service during the COVID-19 pandemic in Tokyo, Japan: a retrospective cohort study
Trends in the characteristics and disease severity of patients using an after-hours house call (AHHC) medical service changed during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. However, there have been no rep... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - May 29, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Ryota Inokuchi, Kojiro Morita, Masao Iwagami, Taeko Watanabe, Masatoshi Ishikawa and Nanako Tamiya Tags: Research Source Type: research

Epidemiology and outcomes from severe hypoglycemia in Kuwait: a prospective cohort study
The objective of this study was to describe the epidemiology of severe hypoglycaemia in Kuwait, aiming to provide a preliminary background to update the current guidelines and improve patient management. (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - May 29, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Dalal Al Hasan, Ameen Yaseen, Mohammad Al Roudan and Lee Wallis Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Identification of new demands regarding prehospital care based on 35,188 missions in 2018
Population ageing and increased prevalence of chronic diseases result in the emergence of new demands in prehospital care. The prehospital system is facing an increase of cases without acute threat to life (so... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - May 24, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: S éverine Vuilleumier, Assunta Fiorentino, Sandrine Dénéréaz and Thierry Spichiger Tags: Research Source Type: research

Previously undiagnosed scoliosis presenting as pleuritic chest pain in the emergency department – a case series and a validating retrospective audit
Chest pain is one of the commonest presenting complaints in urgent/emergency care, with a lifelong prevalence of up to 25% in the adult population. Pleuritic chest pain is a subset of high investigation burden... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - May 17, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Gabor Xantus, Derek Burke and Peter Kanizsai Tags: Research Source Type: research

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on incidence and severity of acute appendicitis: a comparison between 2019 and 2020
During the COVID-19 pandemic, a decrease in the number of patients presenting with acute appendicitis was observed. It is unclear whether this caused a shift towards more complicated cases of acute appendiciti... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - May 12, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jochem C. G. Scheijmans, Alexander B. J. Borgstein, Carl A. J. Puylaert, Wouter J. Bom, Said Bachiri, Eduard A. van Bodegraven, Amarins T. A. Brandsma, Floor M. ter Brugge, Steve M. M. de Castro, Roy Couvreur, Lotte C. Franken, Marcia P. Gaspersz, Michell Tags: Research Source Type: research

Variations in volume of emergency surgeries and emergency department access at a third level hospital in Milan, Lombardy, during the COVID-19 outbreak
During the recent outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019), Lombardy was the most affected region in Italy, with 87,000 patients and 15,876 deaths up to May 26, 2020. Since February 22, 2020, well befor... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - May 10, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Laura Castoldi, Monica Solbiati, Giorgio Costantino and Elena Casiraghi Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Predicting venous thromboembolism in hospitalized trauma patients: a combination of the Caprini score and data-driven machine learning model
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a common complication of hospitalized trauma patients and has an adverse impact on patient outcomes. However, there is still a lack of appropriate tools for effectively predicti... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - May 10, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Lingxiao He, Lei Luo, Xiaoling Hou, Dengbin Liao, Ran Liu, Chaowei Ouyang and Guanglin Wang Tags: Research Source Type: research

Association of blood culture with carbapenem use in pyogenic liver abscess: a two-center retrospective study
Highly empiric use of carbapenem in pyogenic liver abscess (PLA) is widespread problem. However, few studies have examined the association between blood culture and carbapenem use in patients with PLA in China... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - May 3, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Shuangjun He, Jie Yu, Hairong Wang, Lifeng Wang, Yi Chen and Wei Zhou Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Consequences of the emergency response to COVID-19: a whole health care system review in a single city in the United Kingdom
The response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Kingdom included large scale changes to healthcare delivery, without fully understanding the potential for unexpected effects caused by these changes. (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
Source: BMC Emergency Medicine - May 1, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jeremy W. Tankel, David Ratcliffe, Martin Smith, Andrew Mullarkey, Jennifer Pover, Zoe Marsden, Paula Bennett and Darren Green Tags: Research Source Type: research