Simvastatin-induced Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
Publication date: 2014 Source:Journal of Acute Disease, Volume 3, Issue 4 Author(s): Emmanouil Petrou , Vasiliki Karali , Emmanouil Papadakis Toxic epidermal necrolysis comprises a severe immune-complex mediated hypersensitivity reaction that typically involves the skin and mucous membranes. Herein, we describe a 68-year -old man who presented with the condition after simvastatin administration. (Source: Journal of Acute Disease)
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - January 28, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Successful treatment of lower urinary tract obstruction with peritoneal-amniotic and vesicoamniotic shunting
Publication date: 2014 Source:Journal of Acute Disease, Volume 3, Issue 4 Author(s): Ümit Korucuoğlu , Anıl Içel Saygi , Yaşam Kemal Akpak , Özkan Özdamar , Aydan Biri Lower urinary tract obstruction (LUTO) which is most commonly caused by posterior urethral valves or urethral atresia, is often associated with high perinatal mortality and morbidity and long-term childhood renal dysfunction or even renal failure. LUTO is an uncommon clinical entity that can be diagnosed by ultrasonographic examination and is particularly presented by enlarged bladder, hydronephrosis, hydroureter and oligohydramnio...
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - January 28, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Treating and management in acute Laugier's fracture: a case report
We presented a case report of a 23 years' old man, sustained a Laugier's fracture in June 2012 after falling from motocycle (low energy trauma) and hit with his flexed elbow against the street. (Source: Journal of Acute Disease)
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - January 28, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Acute and sub-acute toxicity study of Clerodendrum inerme, Jasminum mesnyi Hance and Callistemon citrinus
Conclusions The results demonstrated that there is a wide margin of safety for the therapeutic use of each of the four extracts of three plants. The findings also corroborated the traditional use of these extracts. (Source: Journal of Acute Disease)
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - January 28, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

The acute effect of the antioxidant drug “U-74389G” on red blood cells levels during hypoxia reoxygenation injury in rats
Conclusions Results of this study show that U-74389G administration, reoxygenation time and their interaction non significantly increased the red blood cells levels within 2 hours' time interval. (Source: Journal of Acute Disease)
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - January 28, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Epidemiological survey on scorpionism in Gotvand County, Southwestern Iran: an analysis of 1 067 patients
Conclusions Scorpionism in Gotvand County of Khuzestan Province is a public health problem, which needs to be monitored carefully by the government. (Source: Journal of Acute Disease)
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - January 28, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Different profiles of mental and physical health and stress hormone response in women victims of intimate partner violence
Conclusions This study demonstrates that there are individual differences in the impact that IPV has on the stress response and health status in women victims. (Source: Journal of Acute Disease)
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - January 28, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Time-critical AMI Detection: A novel and fast technique using the 12-lead ECG
Conclusions This is a new method we are postulating and proofing the concept in this paper. (Source: Journal of Acute Disease)
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - January 28, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Bilateral mandibular distraction in micrognathism or hypoplasia of mandible, hazrat fatemeh hospital
Conclusion The Bilateral Distraction Oseogenesis method can bring forwards the retruded mandible effectively and its results has no difference with older methods. It is an effective and reliable procedure for hypoplasia of Mandible and the results are comparable with older methods. (Source: Journal of Acute Disease)
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - January 28, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Medium-term outcomes of artificial disc replacement for severe cervical disc narrowing
Conclusions Acceptable clinical outcome for treatment of severe cervical disc narrowing with cervical disc replacement technique has been performed in current study. Most patients maintained good postoperative mobility and no significant adjacent level degeneration were found. Cervical disc replacement may be applicable in treatment of severe cervical disc narrowing; however, longer follow-ups are required for ensuring the long-term efficacy of cervical disc replacement. (Source: Journal of Acute Disease)
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - January 28, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

PRP and Metaplasia in repaired tendon
Conclusion It seems that using PRP has no effect on strengthening the tendons repair and may have some adverse effects. It usage needs further studies to evaluate their probable adverse side effects. (Source: Journal of Acute Disease)
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - January 28, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Validating “Look, Listen, Feel” for practical communications in the Emergency Department
Conclusions The results show promising response to the LLF model of communications, hence providing a rationale to advance this model. (Source: Journal of Acute Disease)
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - January 28, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

The role of early nephrostomy in the management of patients with hyperkalaemia and renal failure due to ureteric obstruction
Conclusions Percutaneous nephrostomy as the initial management for hyperkalaemia from ureteric obstruction is a safe procedure with acceptable complication rates. (Source: Journal of Acute Disease)
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - January 28, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Comparative evaluation of surgical alternatives in the treatment of acute cervical myelopathy and in the decompression of cervical spinal canal
Publication date: 2014 Source:Journal of Acute Disease, Volume 3, Issue 4 Author(s): Gábor Czigléczki , Zoltán Papp , Csaba Padányi , Péter Banczerowski Symptoms of cervical myelopathy are caused by the compression of the cervical spinal cord in the narrowed spinal canal. Several techniques including less invasive and minimally invasive methods have been developed with the aim of decompressing the cervical spinal canal, preserving posterior motion segments and paraspinal muscles as much as possible, reducing iatrogenic consequences and promoting faster recoveries of patients. The purpos...
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - January 28, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Acute type B aortic dissection: update on proper management
This study aims to collect and present all current literature data on the diagnostic and therapeutic management of acute type B aortic dissection. It includes a comprehensive literature search utilizing the following keywords: ‘acute aortic dissection’, ‘type B aortic dissection’, ‘conservative management’, ‘endovascular repair’, ‘open surgery’ and ‘diagnosis’. Uncomplicated acute type B aortic dissection can be effectively managed using conservative management, although open repair is indicated only for complicated cases. Endovascular repair shows pro...
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - January 28, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Quality management in general surgery: a review of the literature
Conclusions Romanian hospitals need a more aggressive implementation of total quality management policy, in order to maintain their competitiveness on nowadays European Union competitive market. (Source: Journal of Acute Disease)
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - January 28, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Evaluation of self-medication practices in acute diseases among university students in Oman
Conclusion The prevalence of self-medication among university students was very high. There is a need for intensive education and comprehensive awareness campaign to advocate for reduction in the prevalence of self-medication practices among students. (Source: Journal of Acute Disease)
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - January 8, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Heart, tracheo-bronchial and thoracic spine trauma. Succesful multidisciplinary management: a challenging thoracic politrauma
We reported the case of a 36 years old woman involved in a car accident and admitted to the Emergency Room with critical conditions. A CT scan showed hemopericardium, pneumomediastinum and D2 unstable vertebral fracture; then a sternotomy was promptly performed. After admittance to Intensive Care Unit a bronchoscopy showed a tear of the posterior wall of the trachea and the complete disruption of the left main bronchus with a 2 cm gap beetwen two consecutive cartilage rings. D2 fracture would have required stabilization, but pronation of the patient was contraindicated by the bronchial rupture. On the nineth day the verteb...
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - January 8, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Posterior reversible leukoencephalopathy syndrome presenting in a post-partum, 25-year-old-female with concomitant subarachnoid hemorrhage
We present a rare case of posterior reversible leukoencephalopathy syndrome in a 2-week, post-partum G2P2A0 (normal spontaneous vaginal delivery at forty-weeks, without complications) 25-year-old-female with subarachnoid hemorrhage. (Source: Journal of Acute Disease)
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - January 8, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Acute brain hemorrhage in dengue
Publication date: 2014 Source:Journal of Acute Disease, Volume 3, Issue 3 Author(s): Somsri Wiwanitkit , Viroj Wiwanitkit Dengue is a tropical arboviral infection that can have severe hemorrhagic complication. Acute brain hemorrhage in dengue is rare and is a big challenge in neurosurgery. To perform surgery for management of acute brain hemorrhage in dengue is a controversial issue. Here, the authors try to summarize the previous reports on this topic and compare neurosurgery versus conservative management. (Source: Journal of Acute Disease)
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - January 8, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Patients with the tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy-clinical evaluation and outcome
Conclusions The exact pathogenesis of the tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy remains uncertain, but it is important to take it into account as a differential diagnosis in patients with the clinical features of myocardial infarct in the absence of coronary artery stenosis. (Source: Journal of Acute Disease)
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - January 8, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Cardioprotective potential of hydro-alcoholic fruit extract of Ananas comosus against isoproterenol induced myocardial infraction in Wistar Albino rats.
Conclusion It can be concluded that HEAC possess cardioprotective activity against Isoproterenol induced myocardial infarction in rats. (Source: Journal of Acute Disease)
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - January 8, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

The epidemiology of tick-borne relapsing fever in Bijar County, North-Western Iran
Conclusions As showed, TBRF is a remarkable public health challenge, particularly for children and students living in Bijar County. (Source: Journal of Acute Disease)
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - January 8, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Functional results of osteosynthesis with mini-plate and screws in metacarpal fractures
Conclusions Mini-plate and screws fixation of unstable metacarpal fractures produces anatomical reduction of fractures with stabilization that is rigid enough to allow early mobilization, thereby preventing stiffness and hence good functional results. (Source: Journal of Acute Disease)
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - January 8, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Screening and decolonization of MRSA among joint arthroplasty patients: efficacy, cost-effectiveness and durability
Conclusions There is a tendency toward fewer MRSA infections after total joint arthroplasty when screening and decolonization is used. Decolonization is strongly cost-effective procedure with 33% of patients tests positive for MRSA 3 to 30 months after surgery. Larger, randomized, controlled studies are needed to confirm the apparent efficacy of decolonization. (Source: Journal of Acute Disease)
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - January 8, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Memory enhancement by administration of ginger (Zingiber officinale) extract on morphine-induced memory impairment in male rats
Conclusion The results revealed that the ginger extract attenuated morphine-induced memory impairment. (Source: Journal of Acute Disease)
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - January 8, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Acute breast pain after intake of Curcuma comosa Roxb rhizome
Publication date: 2014 Source:Journal of Acute Disease, Volume 3, Issue 3 Author(s): Beuy Joob , Viroj Wiwanitkit (Source: Journal of Acute Disease)
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - January 8, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Simple self-reduction method for anterior shoulder dislocation
Conclusion The presented Boss-Holzach-Matter method for reduction of anterior shoulder dislocation is a simple method without the need of anaesthesia, but cooperation from patients is crucial. The successful rate is comparable with other established methods. (Source: Journal of Acute Disease)
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - January 8, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

The orthopedic damage control in pelvic ring fractures: when and why-a multicenter experience of 10 years' treatment
Conclusions The goal of initial management is to restore vital indicators, urinary excretion function and protect the patient from infectious complications. An emergency decisional algorithm helps manage hemodynamic instability. Initial bone and ligament procedures should reduce displacement and make it possible for the patient to wait until his condition is stable enough for definitive surgical fixation. (Source: Journal of Acute Disease)
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - January 8, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Morbidity, surveillance and epidemiology of scorpion sting, cutaneous leishmaniasis and pediculosis capitis in Bandar-mahshahr County, Southwestern Iran
Conclusions Some important measures, such as education, health promotion and public participation should be implemented for preventing of these diseases. (Source: Journal of Acute Disease)
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - January 8, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Second time around: Corticospinal responses following repeated sports-related concussions within the same season. A transcranial magnetic stimulation study
Conclusions This multiple-case study has demonstrated that concussion result in increased intracortical inhibition and reduction in cognitive and motor performance. Further, TMS, in conjunction with tests of cognitive and motor performance, can be useful as a prognostic technique in assessing recovery from acute concussion injury. (Source: Journal of Acute Disease)
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - January 8, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Gunshot wounds: A review of ballistics related to penetrating trauma
Publication date: 2014 Source:Journal of Acute Disease, Volume 3, Issue 3 Author(s): Panagiotis K. Stefanopoulos , Georgios F. Hadjigeorgiou , Konstantinos Filippakis , Dimitrios Gyftokostas Civilian gunshot injuries from handgun and rifle ammunition vary in severity depending on the anatomic location involved and the different effects from the ballistic properties of the penetrating projectiles. Ballistic factors such as the impact velocity and energy should not be considered in isolation, as their specific effects are determined by the interaction between the projectile and tissues. Increased tissue damage can result f...
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - January 8, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Compartment syndromes
Publication date: 2014 Source:Journal of Acute Disease, Volume 3, Issue 3 Author(s): Aly Saber Body compartments bound by fascia and limited by bony backgrounds are found in the extremities, buttocks, abdomen and thoracic cavity; conditions that cause intracompartmental swelling and hypertension can lead to ischemia and limb loss. Although compartment syndromes are described in all body regions from head to toe, the etiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention are best characterized for three key body regions: the first is extremity, the second is abdominal, and the third is thoracic compartment syndromes. Thoracic com...
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - January 8, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Antihyperglycemic effect of carvone: Effect on the levels of glycoprotein components in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats
Conclusions The present findings suggest that carvone can potentially ameliorate glycoprotein components abnormalities in addition to its antihyperglycemic effect in experimental diabetes. In light of these advantageous results, it is advisable to broaden the scale of use of carvone in a trial to alleviate the adverse effects of diabetes. (Source: Journal of Acute Disease)
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - November 2, 2014 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Syringic acid, a novel natural phenolic acid, normalizes hyperglycemia with special reference to glycoprotein components in experimental diabetic rats
Conclusions The present findings suggest that syringic acid can potentially ameliorate glycoprotein components abnormalities in addition to its antidiabetic effect in experimental diabetes, further clinical studies are required to evaluate the use of syringic acid as an effective therapeutic agent for the treatment of diabetes mellitus. (Source: Journal of Acute Disease)
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - November 2, 2014 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Pharmacognostical evaluation of medicinally important Ficus retusa (Leaves and bark)
Publication date: 2013 Source:Journal of Acute Disease, Volume 2, Issue 4 Author(s): Alok Semwal , Ratendra Kumar , Udai Vir Singh Teotia , Ramandeep Singh Ficus retusa (F. retusa) belongs to family Moraceae is a large and extensively growing tree across Indian continent. It's commonly known as Chilkan and Marabuten. This tree is claimed to have medicinal properties. The aim of present study is to investigate the pharmacognostical characters of important medicinal plant, F. retusa L. The pharmacognostic studies were carried out in terms of macroscopical, microscopical characters, standardization, phytoconstituents and ch...
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - November 2, 2014 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Development of quality control parameters for the standardization of bark of Ficus benghalensis Linn.
Conclusion These parameters can be utilized for quick identification of the bark of F. bengalensis Linn. and will definitely help in the development of pharmaceutically useful formulations. (Source: Journal of Acute Disease)
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - November 2, 2014 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Determination of bioanalytical parameters for the standardization of Abroma augusta
Conclusions Results showed that the selected parameters in the present investigation would set the new standards for the qualitative and quantitative analysis of A. augusta. (Source: Journal of Acute Disease)
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - November 2, 2014 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Development of bioanalytical parameters for standardization of Terminalia arjuna
Conclusions These bioanalytical parameters can be used as an important tool for the food scientists, researchers and even the consumers for its standards. (Source: Journal of Acute Disease)
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - November 2, 2014 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Formulation and characterization of solid lipid nanoparticles loaded Neem oil for topical treatment of acne
Conclusion The result concluded that Neem oil loaded solid lipid nanoparticles with more lecithin content in their colloid exhibit sustained effect which satisfactorily produced the antibacterial action on Acne microbes. Therefore Neem oil loaded SLN was used successfully for prolonged treatment of Acne. (Source: Journal of Acute Disease)
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - November 2, 2014 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Indian medicinal herb: Antimicrobial efficacy of Mesua ferrea L. seed extracted in different solvents against infection causing pathogenic strains
Conclusion These results indicate that activity could be attributed to the presence of essential oil, xanthones and coumarines present within the seed of this plant. These results indicate that M. ferrea extract could be useful in fighting emerging drug-resistant microorganisms. (Source: Journal of Acute Disease)
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - November 2, 2014 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Antibacterial activity of the terrestrial fern Lygodium flexuosum (L.) Sw. against multidrug resistant enteric- and uro-pathogenic bacteria
Conclusions Phytochemical analysis of the water-extract of L. flexuosum confirmed the presence of glycosides and carbohydrates, but alkaloids, terpenoids, steroids, saponins, tannins, and flavonoids were absent. L. flexuosum, being a fern, is a suitable non-microbial source of antimicrobial for MDR strains of major enteric and uro-pathogens. (Source: Journal of Acute Disease)
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - November 2, 2014 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Medicinal importance, pharmacological activities, and analytical aspects of aloin: A concise report
Publication date: 2013 Source:Journal of Acute Disease, Volume 2, Issue 4 Author(s): Kanika Patel , Dinesh K. Patel Natural products such as pure phytoconstituents and plant extracts offer limitless opportunities for the new drug development due to its unmatched chemical diversity. Plants play an important role in the medicinal preparations for both preventive and curative purpose. Some of the currently available drugs i.e. aspirin, digitalis, anti-malarial (quinine) and anti-cancer (vincristine, vinblastine) were derived from the plant sources. Aloin (C21H22O9), a yellow colour compound is a mixture of two diastereoisom...
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - November 2, 2014 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Pheromones and their role as aphrodisiacs: A review
Publication date: 2013 Source:Journal of Acute Disease, Volume 2, Issue 4 Author(s): Alok Semwal , Ratendra Kumar , Udai Vir Singh Teotia , Ramandeep Singh Since the beginning of the human existence on the earth reproductive biology remained a main concern of research because of its importance. It is widely recognized and demonstrated that odors play an important role in mammalian reproduction. A large number of studies have been carried out in humans, in order to investigate possible pheromones, their properties, mechanism of action, and possible receptors for their action. Till now scientific studies indicated that hum...
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - November 2, 2014 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

MRSA toxic shock syndrome associated with surgery for left leg fracture and co-morbid compartment syndrome
We report the case of a 46-year-old Japanese man who was brought to the hospital with fever, hypotension and diffuse erythematous rash with multiple organ damage. Three weeks before he had undergone orthopaedic surgery for left leg fracture and comorbid compartment syndrome. Fasciorrhaphy was performed successfully 2 weeks before, but the next day he became feverish and hypotensive with signs of systemic low perfusion. He was referred to the hospital for further evaluation and treatment. On arrival, high fever, hypotension and diffuse erythroderma were observed. Lab results revealed multi-organ dysfunction. Clinical manife...
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - November 2, 2014 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Acute reaction to erroneous injection of adrenaline to the patients with hyperthyroidism
Publication date: 2014 Source:Journal of Acute Disease, Volume 3, Issue 1 Author(s): Beuy Joob , Viroj Wiwanitkit Hyperthyroidism is an important endocrine disorder that can be seen around the world. In this disorder, the patient is usually hyperstimulate and palpitation. The effect of thyroid hormone is the explanation. A similar effect can be seen due to adrenaline reaction. In general, the use of adrenaline in the case with hyperthyroidism has to be carefully done. In the present case study, the authors present a case of acute reaction to erroneous injection of adrenaline to the patients with hyperthyroidism. (Source:...
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - November 2, 2014 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Stromal opacity secondary to preservative in dilating drops – A case report and review of literature
Publication date: 2014 Source:Journal of Acute Disease, Volume 3, Issue 1 Author(s): Madhiusudhan , LM Evelyn-Tai , Ishak Siti-Raihan , WH Wan Hazabbah This patient is a 64-year-old man who presented with painless progressive blurring of vision for one year. After a routine fundoscopy preceded by dilatation of both eyes with a drop of topical tropicamide, the left eye was noted to have stromal edema temporally. This was attributed to the preservative (BAC) in the medication. The stromal oedema persisted over the following weeks despite administration of a topical steroid, and was associated with deterioration in visual a...
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - November 2, 2014 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

A case of congenital hypothyroidism presented with dysmyelinization findings
Publication date: 2014 Source:Journal of Acute Disease, Volume 3, Issue 1 Author(s): Sevil ArıYuca , Cahide Yılmaz , Avni Kaya , Lokman Üstyol , Ertan Sal , Yasar Cesur , Hüseyin Caksen The central nervous system is one of the most crucial targeted systems of hyphotiroidism where tissues undergo various broad developmental processes such as neuronal and glial cellular differentiation, migration and myelinization. However brain images are mainly normal. In this article we present findings related to a 1-year-old girl who has been referred to our outpatient clinic with complaints of slowing of movement and lack...
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - November 2, 2014 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Acute hepatitis with observed increased blood phenytoin level: a case study
Publication date: 2014 Source:Journal of Acute Disease, Volume 3, Issue 1 Author(s): Beuy Joob , Viroj Wiwanitkit Acute hepatitis is a common problem in medical practice. This problem can be fatal if there is no proper management. For management, the investigation for the cause is necessary. In the case report, the authors present an interesting male case presenting with unexplained acute hepatitis. The routine laboratory investigation cannot reveal the cause of hepatitis. The additional toxicological drug test can reveal the unexplained increased level of phenytoin. (Source: Journal of Acute Disease)
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - November 2, 2014 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

When narrow and wide complex tachycardia meet in one patient
Publication date: 2014 Source:Journal of Acute Disease, Volume 3, Issue 1 Author(s): Fatimah Lateef Evaluation of arrhythmias, especially in the acute setting can be challenging. One of the most crucial steps is to accurately differentiate whether a tachyarrhythmia is of supraventricular (with aberrant conduction) or ventricular origin. A 12-lead electrocardiogram may be useful in some cases where specific morphology or features can be sought. (Source: Journal of Acute Disease)
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - November 2, 2014 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research