Acute brucellosis in Nepal: Research and prospects
Publication date: Available online 11 June 2016 Source:Journal of Acute Disease Author(s): Krishna Prasad Acharya, Nirajan Niroula, Krishna Kaphle Brucellosis is a prominent zoonotic disease affecting humans and animals, with the lack of properly designed control program, and remains dangerous in third world countries like Nepal. Currently, brucellosis poses a public health concern, whose incidences among entire herds of animals can present substantial economic and health burdens for herders and health professionals. Additionally, factors such as close contact with animals, poor animal husbandry, and unhygienic feedin...
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - June 10, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Correlation between the condition of patients with acute cerebral infarction and serum β2-microglobulin levels
Conclusions The level of serum β2-MG was abnormally elevated in the patients with acute cerebral infarction. The level of serum β2-MG can evaluate the severity of disease, infarction size and the degree of inflammation reaction in patients with acute cerebral infarction. (Source: Journal of Acute Disease)
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - June 9, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Asking for history of toxoid immunization in patients with acute injury induced wound: is it reliable?
Conclusions Since toxoid is a safe and save preventive vaccination, it should be regularly given as mass vaccination for any patients who got wound from acute injury and get a management in any health units. (Source: Journal of Acute Disease)
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - June 9, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Antimicrobial evaluation, acute and sub-acute toxicity studies of Allium sativum
Conclusions The extract caused selective changes in some biochemical parameters of organ function; however, since only mild alteration was observed at a dose of 300 mg/kg, the garlic bulb may be considered to be relatively safe and could be explored as an oral remedy at this dose. (Source: Journal of Acute Disease)
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - June 9, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Acute kidney injury in children: enhancing diagnosis with novel biomarkers
Publication date: Available online 9 June 2016 Source:Journal of Acute Disease Author(s): Samuel Nkachukwu Uwaezuoke This narrative review aims to appraise the sensitivity and specificity of novel biomarkers in identifying acute kidney injury (AKI) in children. Serum creatinine represents a poor traditional biomarker for AKI due to some limitations. Although alternative reliable biomarkers that would better identify individuals at high risk for developing AKI, identify AKI early enough, monitor its progression and patients' recovery, as well as identify those patients at higher risk for poor outcomes are not yet availab...
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - June 9, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

The emergency and delay management in total talus extrusion: Case report and review of literature after 24 months of follow up
We report the first case on an octogenarian man providing a long-term follow-up performing contrast-enhanced magnetic resonances. The authors report the case of an octogenarian man who fell from an olive tree reporting a total talus extrusion associated with the fracture of the medial malleolus. After an accurate debridement and washing of the wound, the talus was anatomically repositioned and the fracture was treated with an external fixator. The wound healed with difficulty after 12 months and the patient developed a chronic osteomyelitis of the talar dome and avascular necrosis of talar head. We followed the patient for...
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - June 9, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical study on acute craniocerebral injury treated with mild hypothermia auxiliary therapy
Conclusions After treated with mild hypothermia auxiliary therapy, the metabolic rate and intracranial pressure of patients with craniocerebral injury decreased obviously, their cerebral blood flow perfusion were improved evidently and the release of adverse metabolic products were also reduced conspicuously, which was beneficial to the recovery of neurological functions. (Source: Journal of Acute Disease)
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - June 9, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical analysis of acute cerebral infarction accompanied with lung cancer
Conclusions Patients with non-small cell lung cancer have hypercoagulability and hyperfibrinolysis with acute cerebral infarction as the initial symptom, and coagulation function involved in the development of lung disease. (Source: Journal of Acute Disease)
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - June 9, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical study on acute renal failure treated with continuous blood purification
Conclusions Continuous blood purification therapy possesses exact curative effect on acute renal failure. The cleanup effect of CVVHDF mode on solutes and its protective effect on heart and liver were all superior to those of CVVH mode. (Source: Journal of Acute Disease)
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - June 9, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

The impact of haze on the adolescent's acute respiratory disease: A single institution study
Conclusions Student with haze effect documented much higher symptoms during haze especially female students. Symptoms such as headache, wheezing and mucus were noted among the normal secondary school children in Kota Bharu. (Source: Journal of Acute Disease)
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - April 11, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Primary hyperaldosteronism presenting with rhabdomyolysis in emergency room – Case report
Publication date: Available online 2 April 2016 Source:Journal of Acute Disease Author(s): Cakir Ilkay, Senol Serkan, Simsek Yasin, Karaca Zuleyha, Unluhizarci Kursad, Tanrıverdi Fatih Primary hyperaldosteronism, is a well-known cause of secondary hypertension, mostly idiopathic hypertension or arising from aldosterone-producing adenomas. It is characterized with resistant hypertension, hypokalemia and metabolic alkalosis related with aldosterone production excess and plasma renin activity suppression. Hypokalemic rhabdomyolysis usually presents with muscle pain, cramps, fatigability and generalized weakness. Rhab...
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - April 10, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Primary hyperaldosteronism presenting with rhabdomyolysis in emergency room-case report
Publication date: Available online 2 April 2016 Source:Journal of Acute Disease Author(s): Cakir Ilkay, Senol Serkan, Simsek Yasin, Karaca Zuleyha, Unluhizarci Kursad, Tanrıverdi Fatih Primary hyperaldosteronism, is a well-known cause of secondary hypertension, mostly idiopathic hypertension or arising from aldosterone-producing adenomas. It is characterized with resistant hypertension, hypokalemia and metabolic alkalosis related with aldosterone production excess and plasma renin activity suppression. Hypokalemic rhabdomyolysis usually presents with muscle pain, cramps, fatigability and generalised weakness. Rhab...
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - April 1, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Acute oral toxicity study of ethanol extract of Ceiba pentandra leaves as a glucose lowering agent in diabetic rats
Conclusions Ethanol extract of C. pentandra has glucose lowering effect and can ameliorate the biochemical abnormalities associated with diabetes mellitus. (Source: Journal of Acute Disease)
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - April 1, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

More needles less pain: the use of local anaesthesia during emergency arterial sampling
Conclusions Our results demonstrated that British Thoracic Society guidelines are not followed across the four hospitals. Despite the acknowledgment of arterial sampling being a painful procedure and the belief that patients should be offered LA at least “sometimes”, over half of the respondents never use it. Addressing the above-mentioned issues by introducing local guidelines and teaching sessions, as well as making LA more available, will help make this practice routine. (Source: Journal of Acute Disease)
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - April 1, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

E-FAST: a propos of hemopericardium in the Emergency Department
Publication date: Available online 2 April 2016 Source:Journal of Acute Disease Author(s): Alejandro Cardozo, Federico Puerta, Libardo Valencia The extended-focused assessment with sonography in trauma is still recognized as a technique approach to patients whose trauma involves the chest and the abdomen, with the aim of ruling out conditions as pneumothorax, hemothorax, pericardial effusion/cardiac tamponade, and intraperitoneal free fluid. Although CT is the gold standard test, the inconvenience of moving unstable patients and the amount of time it takes to carry it out, makes it not always possible in the Emergency...
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - April 1, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Reconciliation vessel, a pathway to increase survival rates and its energetic integration with Shao yin level
Publication date: Available online 2 April 2016 Source:Journal of Acute Disease Author(s): Adrián Ángel Inchauspe After almost thirty years of experience in saving patients at impending death situations and having made numerous contributions on the field, the author herein provides a reasoned survival bio-energetic circuit based on a detailed methodological and functional analysis of the Main Channels [1.4.2 meridian and collateral theory] [0.0.16 meridian and collateral (study)] and the Wondrous Vessels (Qi jing ba mai) [1.4.24 eight extra meridians] participating in it. The area researched as well as the...
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - April 1, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

A rare case of mature cystic teratoma in the emergency department
Publication date: Available online 2 April 2016 Source:Journal of Acute Disease Author(s): Zeynep Konyar, Gokhan Eyupoglu, Mehmet Tatli, Ozlem Guneysel Teratomas are the most common germ cell tumors among pediatric and female patients, which originates from germ cells layers and can be located everywhere in bodies. They diagnosed by ultrasonography (US), which was characterized by calcification and cystic anechoic view. Our aim is to attract attention to a 21-year-old female patient with complaint of acute abdominal pain diagnosed with teratoma by early radiological imaging.The female patient admitted to the emergenc...
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - April 1, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Study on the relationship of acute ketosis intoxication and type 2 diabetes mellitus
Conclusions Poor blood glucose control for a long time and strengthening inflammatory response are correlated with the status of acute ketosis in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients. The CRP levels in ketosis patients were significantly elevated and could be used to evaluate the degree of ketosis. (Source: Journal of Acute Disease)
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - April 1, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Acute gross sterile pyuria after oral ciprofloxacin treatment of urinary tract infection
Publication date: Available online 2 April 2016 Source:Journal of Acute Disease Author(s): Pathoom Sukkaromdee, Viroj Wiwanitkit The sterile pyuria is an interesting problem in urology. Acute gross sterile pyuria is not a common clinical problem and is difficult to make a correct diagnosis. Here, the authors reported a case of acute gross sterile pyuria after oral ciprofloxacin treatment of urinary tract infection. The patient developed problem after complete course of 7-day acute upper urinary tract treatment. The patient was observed with cloudy whitish urine that had never seen before. The urinalysis showed sterile ...
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - April 1, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

The impact of haze on the adolescent’s acute respiratory disease: A single institution study
Conclusions Student with haze effect documented much higher symptoms during haze especially female students. Symptoms such as headache, wheezing and mucus were noted among the normal secondary school children in Kota Bharu. (Source: Journal of Acute Disease)
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - April 1, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Epidemiology of sepsis in ICUs of Western China
Conclusions Sepsis prevalence and mortality are not associated with diseases types within ICUs, but the knowledge of sepsis of health care workers is associated with the prognosis of sepsis patients. (Source: Journal of Acute Disease)
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - April 1, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Value of serum OPN levels in patients with acute cerebral hemorrhage for assessment of nerve function impairment
Conclusions The level of serum OPN in patients with acute cerebral hemorrhage increased significantly. The level of serum OPN could estimate the bleeding volume and the severity of nerve function impairment for patients with acute cerebral hemorrhage. (Source: Journal of Acute Disease)
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - April 1, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Conservative treatment of acute knee osteoarthritis: A review of the Cochrane Library
Conclusions Five main strategies for the conservative treatment of knee osteoarthritis exist that must be used before indicating surgical treatment: medical treatment, physical medicine and rehabilitation, intra-articular injections, acupuncture, and self-management education programs. (Source: Journal of Acute Disease)
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - April 1, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Detection of the serum endothelin content in patients with acute lung injury and its value of severity evaluation
Conclusion The elevated content of the endothelin in the serum of patients with acute radiation induced lung injury could assess the degree of inflammatory reaction and the lung functional level. (Source: Journal of Acute Disease)
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - April 1, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical epidemiology and treatment findings of acute tuberculosis patients in Babol City (2009–2013)
Conclusions Education and giving information to general population about the most important clinical symptoms of tuberculosis such as fever and cough might be effective in early detection and prevention of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Then treatment might be effective in decreasing the burden of the disease. (Source: Journal of Acute Disease)
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - April 1, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

A case of acute trans-scaphoid volar dislocation of the lunate into the distal forearm
We report the case of a patient with this injury. Open reduction, internal fixation and ligament repair were done. The patient had a good functional outcome. (Source: Journal of Acute Disease)
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - April 1, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

A rare case of isolated trapezium fracture in motorcycle polytrauma patient in emergency department
Publication date: Available online 2 April 2016 Source:Journal of Acute Disease Author(s): Giancarlo De Nigris, Gabriele Falzarano, Antonio Medici, Steven James Mccabe, Grubor Predrag, Maria Liberata Meccariello, Luigi Meccariello Medical staff hardly recognize fractures of trapezium due to the small size and the complex anatomy of the wrist and the hand. Seventy percent of all carpal fractures are scaphoid’s fractures. Only 0.4% of all carpal injuries are trapezial fractures. In this paper, we presented a case of a high speed trauma where there were only trapezial fractures. Origin, diagnosis, differential ...
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - April 1, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Study on acute burn injury survivors and the associated issues
Conclusions Surviving burn injury is associated with varied physical, social and psychological factors and survivors may need professional assistance to fully adjust after discharge. (Source: Journal of Acute Disease)
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - April 1, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

A case of stroke during cardiac catheterisation: It's not common, but it is a double whammy!
We report a case of a 57-year-old lady with acute myocardial infarction who developed stroke on the cardiac catheterisation table. The case illustrates the need for a protocol of care, vigilant cardiologist and staff who can recognise the symptoms and signs as well as good collaborative efforts between the cardiology, neurology and, at times, the interventional radiology teams. (Source: Journal of Acute Disease)
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - April 1, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Acute patho-toxicological indicators of methaemoglobinemia
Publication date: Available online 2 April 2016 Source:Journal of Acute Disease Author(s): Paul Chidoka Chikezie, Charles Uche Ekechukwu Methaemoglobin is formed when the haem iron of deoxyhaemoglobin is oxidized from its ferrous (Fe2+) to the ferric state (Fe3+) resulting in a haemoglobin molecule that is structurally and functionally altered, which leads to tissue hypoxia and metabolic acidosis. Classifications of methaemoglobinemia are based on clinical history, causative agents, pattern of transmission and optical spectrum presentation of blood specimen and level of erythrocyte NADH-methaemoglobin reductase activit...
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - April 1, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

The newest progress of research on acute trauma-induced coagulopathy
This article aims to focus on our updated acknowledges on the principal mechanisms and causes of the TIC. (Source: Journal of Acute Disease)
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - April 1, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Carotid artery blowout producing massive hematemesis in the emergency department
Publication date: 1 March 2016 Source:Journal of Acute Disease, Volume 5, Issue 2 Author(s): Harrison K. Borno, Richard J. Menendez, John C. Chaloupka, Michael T. Dalley, David A. Farcy Carotid blowout syndrome (CBS) is a rare and fatal complication which arises from patients who have been treated for head and neck cancer. The incidence of CBS is rare and not commonly seen by emergency physicians. We review a case of a 68-year-old woman with a history of laryngectomy and chemo-radiation therapy presenting with massive oral bleeding and hypotension. Her course and treatments are highlighted, literature referring...
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - March 2, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Pathological research on acute hepatic and renal tissue damage in Wistar rats induced by cocoa
Conclusions The pattern of alanine aminotransferase activity being more active than aspartate aminotransferase one in serum appeared to correlate with the extent of disarrangement of hepatic tissue architecture. The experimental rat groups exhibited no hyperbilirubinemia. Also, diets containing processed cocoa bean and raw cocoa bean products did not substantially interfere with the capacity of the hepatocytes to biosynthesize plasma proteins and the functionality of renal tissues. (Source: Journal of Acute Disease)
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - January 29, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Evolving brain lesions in the follow-up CT scans 12 h after traumatic brain injury
Conclusions In case where the initial CT scan performed within 4 h of significant head injury was not correlated with the patient's neurology, it should be repeated within 12 h. (Source: Journal of Acute Disease)
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - January 20, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Ventriculostomy related infection in intensive care unit: Diagnostic criteria and related conditions
Conclusions CSF routine cultures and biochemical studies are not recommended to diagnose VRI. Clinical signs, external ventricular drain manipulation and a drainage insertion over a week justify the routine measurement of proteinorrachia, glycorrhachia and the ratio of glycorrachia/glycemia. (Source: Journal of Acute Disease)
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - January 20, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Displaced 3- and 4-part proximal humeral fractures: Evaluation and management with an intramedullary nail within 48 h, in the emergency department
Conclusions The nail utilized is provided with locking and multiplanar proximal screws and could be applied through a mini-invasive anterolateral approach. This enablesthe reduction of the fracture fragments, while preserving vascularization of the scapulo-humeral joint. Our results confirm that the indication of endomedullary nail could be extended to the treatment of complex proximal humeral fractures with 3 and 4 fragments (level of evidence IV). (Source: Journal of Acute Disease)
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - January 16, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Time: the key element of the management of testicular torsion
Publication date: Available online 8 January 2016 Source:Journal of Acute Disease Author(s): Amin Zarghami, Hamid Shafi, Mostafa Mostafazadeh-Bora (Source: Journal of Acute Disease)
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - January 9, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Resuscitation of sudden cardiac death caused by acute epileptic seizures: A case report
Publication date: Available online 8 January 2016 Source:Journal of Acute Disease Author(s): Dana-Oliviana Geavlete, Oana Ionita, Leonard Mandes, Iulia Kulcsar, Emanuel Stoica, Radu Ciudin, Cezar Macarie, Ovidiu Chioncel Symptomatic long QT syndrome in pediatric patients is a life-threatening condition. Sometimes, this pathology can be misdiagnosed and erroneously managed as generalized epilepsy due to similar clinical manifestations. The presented case discusses a 13-year-old female patient with generalized epilepsy since the age of 4, admitted for two episodes of resuscitated cardiac arrest due to torsades de p...
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - January 9, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Carotid artery blowout producing massive hematemesis in emergency department
Publication date: Available online 8 January 2016 Source:Journal of Acute Disease Author(s): Harrison K. Borno, Richard Menendez, John C. Chaloupka, Michael T. Dalley, David A. Farcy Carotid blowout syndrome (CBS) is a rare and fatal complication which arises from patients who have been treated for head and neck cancer. The incidence of CBS is rare and not commonly seen by emergency physicians. We review a case of a 68-year-old woman with a history of laryngectomy and chemo-radiation therapy presenting with massive oral bleeding and hypotension. Her course and treatments are highlighted, literatures referring to CBS...
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - January 9, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Research on relation of mortality and hemodynamics in patients with an acute pelvic ring fracture
Conclusions Mortality in patients with a pelvic fracture is most often caused by hemorrhage or sequalae from hemorrhage. A standardized treatment protocol reduces mortality. (Source: Journal of Acute Disease)
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - January 9, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Case of spontaneous tubal stump pregnancy after adnexectomy
Publication date: Available online 8 January 2016 Source:Journal of Acute Disease Author(s): Konrad Futyma, Andrzej Wróbel, Aleksandra Filipczak, Tomasz Rechberger Ectopic pregnancy is a significant problem in women of childbearing potential and affects up to 2% of them. The most common ectopic pregnancy localization is the ampullary area of the Fallopian tube. Patient with spontaneous ectopic pregnancy located in the tubal stump after an ipsilateral adnexectomy performed with a laparotomy due to mucinous cystadenoma was operated by laparoscopy. Remnant of Fallopian tube with ectopic pregnancy was removed. The...
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - January 9, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

A case of acute periorbital necrotizing fasciitis
In this report, we present a rare case of periorbital necrotizing fasciitis caused by Aspergillus species in an immunocompromised patient. He presented to us with a history of a slowly progressive eyelid necrosis leading to a loss of vision in one eye. The patient was started on an antibiotic and subsequently, surgical debridement and enucleation were performed. A few days post-operatively, yellow white mould colonies were noted to grow on the wound surface. Microbiology cultures identified them as Aspergillus species and intravenous amphotericin B 10 mg was added daily. However, despite the extensive medical and surgical ...
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - January 9, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

The effects of acute gasoline vapour inhalation on some haematological indices of albino Wistar rats
Conclusions The results obtained suggest that inhalation exposure to gasoline may result in pancytopaenia and a significant fluctuation in the RBC dependent haematological indices. (Source: Journal of Acute Disease)
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - January 9, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Acute drug allergy after getting medical treatment from a primary care unit: Comment and discussion
Publication date: Available online 8 January 2016 Source:Journal of Acute Disease Author(s): Beuy Joob, Viroj Wiwanitkit (Source: Journal of Acute Disease)
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - January 9, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Evolving brain lesions in the follow-up CT scans 12 hours after traumatic brain injury
Conclusions In case where the initial CT scan performed within 4 h of significant head injury was not correlated with the patient’s neurology, it should be repeated within 12 h. (Source: Journal of Acute Disease)
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - January 9, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical presentation, diagnosis and management of acute mitral regurgitation following acute myocardial infarction
Publication date: Available online 8 January 2016 Source:Journal of Acute Disease Author(s): Rengin Çetin Güvenç, Tolga Sinan Güvenç Acute mitral regurgitation (MR) is a frequent complication of acute myocardial infarction, with a variable presentation depending on the severity of MR and the integrity of the subvalvular apparatus. While most cases are asymptomatic or have mild dyspnea, rupture of chordae tendinea or papillary muscles are catastrophic complications that may rapidly lead to cardiogenic shock and death. Despite the presence of pulmonary oedema and/or cardiogrenic shock, the ...
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - January 9, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Epidemiological patterns of animal bites in the Babol County, North of Iran
Conclusions Since the average age of the subjects with injuries on the head and upper organs was lower than that of victims with other organs injured and since that pet dogs were the major biter, structured monitoring programs that focus on specified target groups in collaboration with other organizations are essential to control the animal bites. (Source: Journal of Acute Disease)
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - January 9, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

A review on dronedarone: Pharmacological, pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic profile
This article briefly highlights the important pharmacological, pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic properties of dronedarone. (Source: Journal of Acute Disease)
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - January 9, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Investigation of obstacles against effective crisis management in earthquake
In this study, domestic journals, foreign dissertations in Persian bases Google scholar, Magiran, IranMedex, SID and English PubMed, Web of Science, Google scholar were used. The results of this study showed that there were many problems in various aspects of planning including: lack of coherent programs, lack of attention to the needs of health care, poor coordination between agencies and organizations and lack of appropriate training of volunteers and people. (Source: Journal of Acute Disease)
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - January 9, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Laboratory risk indicators for acute necrotizing fasciitis in the emergency setting
Publication date: Available online 8 January 2016 Source:Journal of Acute Disease Author(s): Syed Shayan Ali, Fatimah Lateef Necrotizing fasciitis is a rare bacterial skin condition which forms a major diagnostic challenge and is associated with poor prognosis unless promptly treated. Initial clinical presentation is often misleading with characteristic features developing only late in the course of the disease. In this review, we discuss the applicability and usefulness of laboratory risk indicator for necrotizing fasciitis score in facilitating rapid diagnosis of necrotizing fasciitis in emergency department by diffe...
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - January 9, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research