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Psychoactive substance (drugs and alcohol) use by Emergency Department patients before injury
Conclusion: Over a quarter of trauma patients visiting the ED had used alcohol, psychoactive medication and/or illicit drugs before their accident. By far, the majority of intoxications before trauma were because of alcohol (19%). We found higher prevalence rates of alcohol intoxication and lower prevalence rates for illicit drug use than others. Because of our comprehensive approach and high response rates, registration bias was minimized. (Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine - February 25, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Factors affecting blood sample haemolysis: a cross-sectional study
Objective: To determine the effect of blood sampling through an intravenous catheter compared with a needle in Emergency Department blood sampling. Methods: We undertook a prospective, cross-sectional study in a UK university teaching hospital Emergency Department. A convenience sample of 985 patients who required blood sampling via venepuncture was collected. A total of 844 complete sets of data were analysed. The median age was 63 years, and 57% of patients were male. The primary outcome measure was the incidence of haemolysis in blood samples obtained via a needle compared with samples obtained via an intravenous cathe...
Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine - February 25, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Comparison of two intraosseous devices in adult patients in the emergency setting: a pilot study
Objective: To compare two intraosseous (IO) insertion devices in terms of safety and ease of use in patients who need urgent vascular access in the emergency setting following failed attempts for intravenous lines. Methods: This prospective, randomized clinical study compared two different IO access devices in adults (≥16 years of age or weighing>40 kg) admitted to our emergency department with difficult peripheral venous access and in need of urgent intervention. The findings were compared in terms of the rates of successful insertion of spring-loaded impact-driven adult BIG and the battery-driven EZ-IO devices on th...
Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine - February 25, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Do physiological scoring and a novel point of care metabolic screen predict 48-h outcome in admissions from the emergency department resuscitation area?
Objective: We aimed to compare the performance of a widely used physiological score [Modified Early Warning Score (MEWS)] and a novel metabolic score (derived from a blood gas) in predicting outcome in emergency department patients. Design, setting and participants: We carried out a prospective observational study using a convenience sample of 200 patients presenting to the resuscitation area of an inner-city teaching hospital over 4 months. Main outcome measures: We looked primarily at whether either score predicted new organ failure at 48 h. Our secondary outcome measures were escalation of care and mortality at 48...
Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine - February 25, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

The effect of personal protective equipment on emergency airway management by emergency physicians: a mannequin study
Conclusion: Protective equipment had no effect on physicians’ emergency airway placement time. The effect of wearing PPE is limited if postintubation care is excluded from the evaluation. Furthermore, intubation experience influenced participants’ preferred approach for airway management. (Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine - February 25, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Comparison of the Airtraq laryngoscope versus the conventional Macintosh laryngoscope while wearing CBRN-PPE
Objective: The rapid management of respiratory failure after exposure to a CBRN agent (chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear) is a priority leading to a decrease in mortality. We studied the performance of orotracheal intubation (OTI) with the Airtraq laryngoscope compared with the Macintosh laryngoscope by emergency physicians in protective CBRN type III personal protective equipment. Materials and methods: In this prospective, randomized, cross-over, single-center study, emergency room volunteer physicians with a thesis level performed, with each of the devices, six OTI tests on manikins with conventional airwa...
Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine - February 25, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Treatment algorithm reduces oxygen use in the Emergency Department
Objectives: Evaluation of an O2 treatment algorithm on the basis of current recommendations to reduce the number of patients unnecessarily treated with O2 in the Emergency Department of a tertiary hospital compared with the traditional application, and analysis of the use of O2. Design: This was a single-centre cohort study with 4 weeks of observation before and after the introduction of an O2 treatment algorithm. The main outcome measures were the proportion of patients treated with O2, distribution of indications for O2 therapy and occurrence of hypoxia and hypercapnia as undesired effects. Results: The 4-week period b...
Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine - February 25, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

e-Learning versus lecture-based courses in ECG interpretation for undergraduate medical students: a randomized noninferiority study
Objective: An ECG is pivotal for the diagnosis of coronary heart disease. Previous studies have reported deficiencies in ECG interpretation skills that have been responsible for misdiagnosis. However, the optimal way to acquire ECG interpretation skills is still under discussion. Thus, our objective was to compare the effectiveness of e-learning and lecture-based courses for learning ECG interpretation skills in a large randomized study. Participants and methods: We conducted a prospective, randomized, controlled, noninferiority study. Participants were recruited from among fifth-year medical students and were assigned to...
Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine - February 25, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

The feasibility of recognizing the heart rhythm with an automated external defibrillator from an area the size of a mobile phone
Conclusion: ECGs can be analysed promptly with an AED within an area the size of a mobile phone. The most reliable recording position was vertical at the midsternum level. (Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine - February 25, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Point-of-care troponin T is inferior to high-sensitivity troponin T for ruling out acute myocardial infarction in the emergency department
Conclusion: The AQT90-flex POCT cTnT assay is not yet sensitive and reliable enough to be used to exclude AMI in the ED with a single blood draw at the time of presentation in the ED, and therefore, may have limited applicability in the ED setting. (Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine - February 25, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Chest pain: if it hurts a lot, is heart attack more likely?
Conclusion: Pain score has limited diagnostic value for AMI. Scores should guide analgesia but shift the probability of AMI very little, and should not guide other clinical management. (Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine - February 25, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Acute urinary retention and the difficult catheterization: current emergency management
This article updates the reader on the appropriate management, investigations and guidelines for AUR. It looks at the mechanism of normal micturition and describes the theories of AUR. It outlines urethral catheterization techniques for difficult cases, reviews suprapubic catheterization procedures and describes the management of AUR in polytrauma. Although emergency management is by bladder drainage, key points in the history and examination may expose significant, latent pathologies. (Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine - February 25, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Continuing challenges: migrants, terrorism, weather and Zika
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine - February 25, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Troponin use in Emergency Department syncope
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine - December 21, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Clinical interventions by helicopter emergency medical service teams: Time for key performance indicators?
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine - December 21, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Barriers to focused echocardiography education
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine - December 21, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Traumatic cardiac arrest: central venous cannulation under direct vision following rescue thoracotomy
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine - December 21, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Evaluation of nasogastric tubes to enable differentiation between upper and lower gastrointestinal bleeding in unselected patients with melena
Gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding is a common surgical problem. The aim of this study was to evaluate how insertion of the nasogastric tube may enable differentiation between upper and lower GI bleeding in patients with melena. A retrospective study involving patients admitted to our surgery division with a melena was carried out between the years 2010 and 2012. A total of 386 patients were included in the study. Of these, 279 (72.2%) patients had negative nasogastric aspirate. The sensitivity of examination of nasogastric aspirate to establish the upper GI as the source of bleeding was only 28% and the negative predictive va...
Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine - December 21, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Short Reports Source Type: research

Sodium azide ingestion and secondary contamination risk in healthcare workers
This study reports the follow-up of healthcare staff directly involved in managing a fatal sodium azide ingestion. Clinical staff directly involved with the case were contacted by telephone or in person. Data collected were age, sex, time in contact with the patient, time off work following the incident and whether or not this was because of physical complications of exposure. Ten individuals had close contact with the case. Of these, five were men, median age was 39 years (range 22–52); four described being in close contact for greater than 60 min, three for 15–60 min and three for 5–15 min. Absence from work ...
Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine - December 21, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Short Reports Source Type: research

Weaker compressions after night shift? The WeCAN manikin study
We report in our sample that the quality of CC after a night shift is not inferior to a control day. (Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine - December 21, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Short Reports Source Type: research

The diagnostic accuracy of the HITSNS prehospital triage rule for identifying patients with significant traumatic brain injury: a cohort study
This study aimed to determine the accuracy of the Head Injury Straight to Neurosurgery (HITSNS) triage rule for identifying patients with significant TBI. A diagnostic cohort study was performed using data from the HITSNS trial, the Trauma Audit and Research Network registry and the North East Ambulance service database. Sensitivity and specificity of the HITSNS triage rule were calculated against a reference standard of significant TBI, defined by a cranial Abbreviated Injury Scale score of at least 3 or by the performance of a neurosurgical procedure. A total of 3628 patients were included in the complete case analyses. ...
Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine - December 21, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Short Reports Source Type: research

Theoretical knowledge and skill retention 4 months after a European Paediatric Life Support course
Objective: The European Paediatric Life Support (EPLS) provider course aims at training doctors and nurses in the efficient and prompt management of cardiopulmonary arrest in children. EPLS is a 2-day European Resuscitation Council course, involving the teaching of theoretical knowledge and practical skills. The aim of the study was to evaluate the retention of theoretical knowledge and certain skills of EPLS providers 4 months after the course. Materials and methods: In total, 80 doctors and nurses who attended three EPLS provider courses, from May 2012 to December 2012, were asked to participate in the study and only 50 ...
Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine - December 21, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Bedside lung ultrasound for monitoring the effectiveness of prehospital treatment with continuous positive airway pressure in acute decompensated heart failure
Objective: The aim of this pilot study was to determine the usefulness of prehospital lung ultrasound in monitoring the effectiveness of treatment with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) versus standard therapy in patients with acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF). Materials and methods: Twenty patients with ADHF were enrolled in this prospective, observational study. They were allocated randomly to a CPAP group (CPAP and standard therapy) or a control group (standard therapy only). Lung ultrasound was performed in each group and B-lines were counted and compared before and after treatment. Results: There were ...
Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine - December 21, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Prediction of bacteremia in the emergency department: an external validation of a clinical decision rule
Conclusion: The clinical decision rule performed well in our ED setting and is likely to be a useful supplement to clinical judgment. (Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine - December 21, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Blood cultures in emergency medical admissions: a key patient cohort
Conclusion: A clinical decision to request a blood culture identified a subset of emergency admissions with markedly worse outcomes. This patient cohort warrants close monitoring in the emergency setting. (Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine - December 21, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

The predictive validity of RETTS-HEV as an acuity triage tool in the emergency department of a Danish Regional Hospital
Conclusion: RETTS-HEV was found to be closely related to all examined outcomes, and therefore useful in the risk stratification of ED patients. (Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine - December 21, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Analysis of a data-fusion system for continuous vital sign monitoring in an emergency department
Conclusion: Electronic data capture offers opportunities for increased detection of deteriorating patients in a busy clinical environment compared with paper charts. Sample size in this study is insufficient to determine which electronic method (eT&T or PSI) offers superior detection of the need for escalation. (Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine - December 21, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Agreement between ambulance and hospital records for information promoting urgent stroke treatment decisions
Conclusion: In a retrospective cohort of stroke patients admitted by emergency ambulance, standard practice did not consistently result in prehospital documentation of information that could promote rapid treatment decisions. Training emergency practitioners and/or providing clinical protocols could facilitate early stroke treatment decisions, but prehospital information availability is likely to be a limiting factor. (Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine - December 21, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Urgent carotid duplex and head computed tomography versus ABCD2 score for risk stratification of patients with transient ischemic attack
Objectives: The aim of the study was to prospectively compare the prognostic value of ABCD2 score, urgent carotid ultrasound (CUS), and unenhanced head computed tomography (UHCT) in patients presenting to the emergency department with transient ischemic attack (TIA). Patients and methods: We carried out a prospective observational study including consecutive adult patients with TIA. Each patient underwent ABCD2 score assessment, urgent CUS, and UHCT within 24 h from presentation. The primary outcome was the occurrence of ischemic stroke within 30 days. Results: We included 186 patients with a median age of 75 years and a...
Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine - December 21, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Fascia iliaca compartment block for hip fractures: experience of integrating a new protocol across two hospital sites
Objective: Fascia iliaca compartment block (FICB) administered through the loss of resistance technique effectively reduces pain and opiate requirement in elderly patients with hip fractures. FICB is a simple technique and is easily taught. This paper plots the implementation of FICB in two hospitals. Methods: A continuous audit process of two separate sites recorded the uptake of the FICB on an organizational level. An additional control group (CG) of 100 patients were analysed to compare pain scores (using the Numerical Rating Scale) and opiate requirements between groups of patients receiving fascia iliaca block and tho...
Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine - December 21, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Sharps and high-pressure injection injuries in veterinary and animal workers
Needlestick and ‘sharps’ injuries among those working with animals are a significant, under-reported and often ill-understood problem. Many patients present initially to Emergency Departments, where their potential to cause local and systemic infections and injury, zoonoses, allergic or anaphylactic reactions and death may be unrecognized. Increased awareness of the possibility of adverse effects and the consequences of these specific injuries is essential. (Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine - December 21, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research

Renal colic: current protocols for emergency presentations
Flank pain caused by renal colic is a common presentation to emergency departments. This paper reviews the acute clinical assessment of these patients, outlines appropriate diagnostic strategies with labwork and imaging and updates the reader on conservative treatments, suitable choices for analgesia and indications for surgical intervention. Prompt diagnosis and appropriate treatment instituted in the Emergency Department can rapidly and effectively manage this excruciatingly painful condition. (Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine - December 21, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research

Emergency medicine: this is what we do
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine - December 21, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Emergency Medicine training and working conditions in Europe: a joint EuSEM young doctors – European Junior Doctors Survey
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine - October 30, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Knowledge of ‘trusted person’ and ‘advance directive’ in end-of-life situations in prehospital emergency medicine 10 years after Leonetti’s law publication
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine - October 30, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Management of brain-dead donors outside the intensive care unit: a necessary recourse
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine - October 30, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Stethoscope versus point-of-care ultrasound in the differential diagnosis of dyspnea: a randomized trial
We aimed to determine the accuracies of point-of-care ultrasound (PoCUS) and stethoscopes as part of the physical examinations of patients with dyspnea. Three emergency medicine specialists in each of two groups of ultrasound and stethoscope performers underwent didactic and hands-on training on PoCUS and stethoscope usage. All the patients enrolled were randomized to one of two predetermined PoCUS or stethoscope groups. The diagnostic performance of ultrasonography was higher than that of the stethoscope in the diagnoses of heart failure (90 vs. 86%, 1.00 vs. 0.89, and 5.00 vs. 4.92, respectively) and pneumonia (90 vs. 86...
Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine - October 30, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Short Reports Source Type: research

A quantitative tool for measuring the quality of medical training in emergency medicine
The most common method of assessing the quality of medical education is through a selection of qualitative assessments, usually as part of a programme evaluation. Common qualitative assessments include measurements of students’ and teachers’ participation, outcome measures such as assessment results, and qualitative assessments such as interviews and questionnaires of students and teachers. Programme evaluation can therefore be a process that is both laborious and subject to accusations of a lack of objectivity. As a result, the development of a quantitative tool that could be used alongside a programme evaluation may ...
Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine - October 30, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Short Reports Source Type: research

Training paramedics in focussed echo in life support
This study is a prospective observational pilot study. Data were collected during a 1-day course training 11 paramedics to perform ELS scans on healthy volunteers. The students were assessed on image acquisition skills and theoretical knowledge (including interpretation). Level 1 ultrasound-trained emergency medicine physicians undertook the training and assessment. Results: All paramedics could obtain images in the parasternal and subxiphoid views. When performing scans in the 10-s pulse check window, 88% of attempts in both views were successful (subxiphoid mean image quality 3.8 out of 5, parasternal 4.0). Theoretical k...
Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine - October 30, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

A description of echocardiography in life support use during cardiac arrest in an Emergency Department before and after a training programme
Objectives: To investigate echocardiography in life support (ELS) use in Emergency Department (ED) cardiac arrest patients before and after a training day. Methods: A prospective before and after cohort study. Data was collated over a 24-month period before and after an ELS training day from our ED ultrasound database [Registry of Emergency Based Ultrasound Scanning (REBUS)], ED electronic patient records and from stored digital ELS scans. Results: In the year before ELS training, eight of 187 cardiac arrest patients had ELS performed (4.3%). In the year after training, 46 of 232 cardiac arrest patients had ELS performed (...
Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine - October 30, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Goal-directed ultrasound in emergency medicine: evaluation of a specific training program using an ultrasonic stethoscope
Conclusion: The performance of 30 supervised and goal-oriented examinations appeared adapted to adequately answer clinical questions covered by core applications of emergency US. (Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine - October 30, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Use of sedation in children receiving computed tomography after head injuries
Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the use of procedural sedation for head trauma-related computed tomography of the brain (CTB) in children and its association with age and Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) scores. Patients and methods: A retrospective review was carried out of charts of children undergoing a CTB for head injury at a tertiary paediatric emergency department with an annual census of 82 000 over a 2-year period. Patients were identified through the database of an ongoing prospective study involving children with head injuries of all severity. We extracted demographics, GCS scores, characteristics of...
Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine - October 30, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Emergency department procedural sedation: the London experience
Conclusion: Procedural sedation and analgesia can be safely and effectively performed in the ED by appropriately trained emergency physicians. (Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine - October 30, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Ketamine for procedural sedation by a doctor-paramedic prehospital care team: a 4-year description of practice
Conclusion: We describe the use of ketamine over a 4-year period for prehospital procedural sedation. Minimum standards for patient monitoring were documented in only around a quarter of cases. (Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine - October 30, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

The effect of the introduction of a regional major trauma network on triage decisions made by a physician-staffed helicopter emergency medical service
Background: A major trauma network (MTN) has been in place in the East of England, with a single hospital operating as the major trauma centre (MTC). The primary aim of this retrospective cohort study was to determine whether triage destination decisions with regard to trauma patients made by a helicopter-based doctor–paramedic team are affected by the introduction of a regional trauma network. In addition, we will describe and discuss the logistics of transfer of injured patients attended by the service. Methods: This is a retrospective database review that was carried out over two 12-month periods. The first period was...
Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine - October 30, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

First-pass intubation success rate during rapid sequence induction of prehospital anaesthesia by physicians versus paramedics
Introduction: Endotracheal intubation is a frequently performed procedure for securing the airway in critically injured or ill patients. Performing prehospital intubation may be challenging and intubation skills vary. We reviewed the first-attempt tracheal intubation success rate in a Dutch prehospital setting. Patients and methods: We studied our database for all intubations performed by helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) physicians, HEMS nurse and ambulance paramedics under HEMS supervision between January 2007 and July 2012. The primary outcome was success rate, number of intubation attempts and alternative ai...
Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine - October 30, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Understanding the prehospital physician controversy. Step 2: analysis of on-scene treatment by ambulance nurses and helicopter emergency medical service physicians
Conclusion: HEMS physicians provide additional treatment in 45% of patients. The additional treatment increases the perceived usefulness of the HEMS physician. The presence of the HEMS physician was also considered useful when the physician did not provide any additional treatment, possibly because of diagnostic competence and clinical decision-making. (Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine - October 30, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Mechanical cardiopulmonary resuscitation in in-hospital cardiac arrest: a systematic review
With increasing rates of in-hospital cardiac arrest, improving resuscitation outcomes is essential. Mechanical chest compressors seem to be related to improved outcome in out-of hospital cardiac arrest; however, the literature on its use in in-hospital cardiac arrest is scarce. We used the Medline public database to systematically review patient outcomes considering mechanical cardiopulmonary resuscitation in in-hospital cardiac arrest. Fourteen studies were found, most cases (n=17), three cohort studies, a clinical pilot study and a registry study. The reported survival rate was high (35 out of 89 patients, 39%) and full ...
Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine - October 30, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Difficulties to study the geographical origin of a publication
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine - August 27, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Research in prehospital emergency medicine: comparison by geographic origin of publications
No abstract available (Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Emergency Medicine - August 27, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research