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  1. Pneumocephalus is uncommon in craniofacial trauma and a rare occurrence in non-contact sports. It may be asymptomatic or present with signs of increased intracranial pressure and the majority of cases will res...

    Authors: Eamon C Francis, Eimhear Quinn and John Ryan
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2013 6:46
  2. Basal encephaloceles are rare clinical entities. Intrasphenoidal encephalocele (ISE) is a rare form of basal encephalocele. The clinical presentation is often subtle and may remain undetected. Only a limited n...

    Authors: Muhammad Waseem, Ruchi Upadhyay, Husayn Al-Husayni and Samuel Agyare
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2013 6:45
  3. Intestinal ischemia is a common complication of intestinal obstruction and arises from impaired perfusion. The resultant local and systemic inflammatory response and bacterial translocation come with a signifi...

    Authors: Ronald Kintu-Luwaga, Moses Galukande and Francis N Owori
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2013 6:44
  4. Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality among postoperative patients. Its incidence has been reported to range between 16% and 38% among general surgery patients and may be as ...

    Authors: Andrew L Muleledhu, Moses Galukande, Patson Makobore, Tom Mwambu, Faith Ameda and Elsie Kiguli-Malwadde
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2013 6:43
  5. Dutch out-of-hours (OOH) centers find it difficult to attract sufficient triage staff. They regard home-based triage as an option that might attract employees. Specially trained nurses are supposed to conduct ...

    Authors: Ramona Backhaus, Job van Exel and Antoinette de Bont
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2013 6:42
  6. In The Netherlands, the state of emergency department (ED) crowding is unknown. Anecdotal evidence suggests that current ED patients experience a longer length of stay (LOS) compared to some years ago, which i...

    Authors: Christien van der Linden, Resi Reijnen, Robert W Derlet, Robert Lindeboom, Naomi van der Linden, Cees Lucas and John R Richards
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2013 6:41
  7. Lemierre’s syndrome is a condition characterized by thrombophlebitis of the internal jugular vein and bacteremia caused by primarily anaerobic organisms, following a recent oropharyngeal infection. This has be...

    Authors: Wesley Eilbert and Nitin Singla
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2013 6:40
  8. In Japan, ultrathin transnasal esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) with a 4.9-mm diameter endoscope (Olympus XP260) is routinely used to examine the upper gastrointestinal tract. This procedure does not require s...

    Authors: Masato Miyauchi, Makiko Hayashida and Hiroyuki Yokota
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2013 6:39
  9. Pre-hospital laryngoscopic endotracheal intubation (ETI) is potentially a life-saving procedure but is a technique difficult to acquire. This study aimed to obtain a recommendation for the number of times ETI ...

    Authors: Junko Toda, Alexis Akira Toda and Johji Arakawa
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2013 6:38
  10. We performed a multicenter controlled trial to assess the knowledge and attitude (KA) about cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) among secondary school children in a district in Malaysia.

    Authors: Nik Hisamuddin NA Rahman, Chew Keng Sheng, Tuan Hairulnizam T Kamauzaman, Abu Yazid Md Noh, Shaik Farid A Wahab, Ida Zarina Zaini, Mohd Hashairi Fauzi, Andey Ab Rahman and Nur Shahidah Dzulkifli
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2013 6:37
  11. The Emergency Severity Index (ESI) has earned reliability and validity in adult populations but has not been adequately evaluated in pediatric patients. The aim of this study was to assess the reliability of t...

    Authors: Amir Hossein Jafari-Rouhi, Sara Sardashti, Ali Taghizadieh, Hassan Soleimanpour and Mohammad Barzegar
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2013 6:36
  12. Increase in waiting time often results in patients leaving the emergency department (ED) without being seen, ultimately decreasing patient satisfaction. We surveyed low-acuity patients in the ED waiting room t...

    Authors: Michael F Kamali, Minal Jain, Anunaya R Jain and Sandra M Schneider
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2013 6:35
  13. To improve out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) survival rates in Japan, implementation of a community first responder (CFR) system is considered one of the most effective emergency medical service options. W...

    Authors: Yoshiki Toyokuni, Masayuki Suzukawa, Keisuke Yamashita, Chikara Yonekawa, Katsuaki Kubota, Yasuharu Yasuda, Akihiro Kobayashi and Hiroki Matsubara
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2013 6:34
  14. The incidence of delayed emergency calls and the outcome of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) may differ among public facilities when emergency calls are placed by institutional staff. The purpose of this ...

    Authors: Yutaka Takei, Taiki Nishi, Keiko Takase, Takahisa Kamikura and Hideo Inaba
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2013 6:33
  15. Fracture of the penis is an uncommon injury presenting to the emergency department (ED). Personal embarrassment and social scenarios associated with this condition may result in underreporting. Patients often ...

    Authors: Muhammad Waseem, Ruchi Upadhyay, Ramnath Kapoor and Samuel Agyare
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2013 6:32
  16. Skier’s thumb is a partial or complete rupture of the ulnar collateral ligament of the metacarpophalangeal joint of the thumb. It is an often-encountered injury and can lead to chronic pain and instability whe...

    Authors: Mandhkani Mahajan and Steven J Rhemrev
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2013 6:31
  17. The Netherlands’ 3-year training in Emergency Medicine (EM) was formally approved and introduced in November 2008. To identify areas for improvement, we conducted the first evaluation of this curriculum from t...

    Authors: Salomon Willem Koning, Menno Iskander Gaakeer and Rebekka Veugelers
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2013 6:30
  18. The specialty of Emergency Medicine has enjoyed recognition for nearly 20 years in Turkey. However, the majority of underserved and rural Turkish emergency departments are staffed by general practitioners who ...

    Authors: Jennifer Whitfield Bellows, Katherine Douglass, Ridvan Atilla, Jeffrey Smith and G Bobby Kapur
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2013 6:29
  19. The RightSpotpH™ indicator is a new device designed to facilitate pH-based confirmation of nasogastric tube placement while minimizing exposure of the operator to nasogastric contents. Study objectives: In viv...

    Authors: Charles R Lambert, David Varlotta, Marjorie Posey, Jadie L Heberlein and Janice M Shirley
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2013 6:28
  20. Typical emergency department (ED) shifts are physically demanding. The aim of this study was to assess the hydration status of ED physicians and nurses by the end of their shifts.

    Authors: Mohammed Z Alomar, Abdullah Akkam, Samer Alashqar and Abdelmoneim Eldali
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2013 6:27
  21. The objective of this review is to identify and critically evaluate the published literature on emergency medicine (EM) training programs in resource-limited health-care settings in order to provide insight fo...

    Authors: Anna K Nowacki, Megan Landes, Aklilu Azazh and Lisa M Puchalski Ritchie
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2013 6:26
  22. Pulmonary embolism (PE) is potentially fatal and often requires emergency management. Because PE associated with shock and/or hypotension carries a high risk of sudden death, emergency clinicians must rapidly ...

    Authors: Patrick Goldstein, Ismaïl Elalamy, Kurt Huber, Nicolas Danchin and Eric Wiel
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2013 6:25
  23. Emergency departments (EDs) are an essential component of any developed health care system. There is, however, no national description of EDs in Switzerland. Our objective was to establish the number and locat...

    Authors: Bienvenido Sanchez, Alexandre H Hirzel, Roland Bingisser, Annette Ciurea, Aris Exadaktylos, Beat Lehmann, Hans Matter, Kaspar Meier, Joseph Osterwalder, Robert Sieber, Bertrand Yersin, Carlos A Camargo Jr and Olivier Hugli
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2013 6:23
  24. Consultation is a common and important aspect of emergency medicine practice. We examined the frequency of consultations, the level of agreement and factors of disagreement with regard to the disposition of pa...

    Authors: Mitsunaga Iwata, Katsuo Yamanaka and Yoshimi Kitagawa
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2013 6:22
  25. Overcrowding in the emergency department (ED) is an increasing problem worldwide. In The Netherlands overcrowding is not a major issue, although some urban hospitals struggle with increased throughput. In 2004...

    Authors: Martijn Anneveld, Christien van der Linden, Diana Grootendorst and Martha Galli-Leslie
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2013 6:21
  26. Computerized physician order entry (CPOE) systems are designed to increase safety and improve quality of care; however, their impact on efficiency in the ED has not yet been validated. This study examined the ...

    Authors: Shahbaz Syed, Dongmei Wang, Debbie Goulard, Tom Rich, Grant Innes and Eddy Lang
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2013 6:20
  27. Since 2008, training for emergency physicians (EPs) in the Netherlands has been based on a national 3-year curriculum. However, it has become increasingly evident that it needs to expand beyond its initial fou...

    Authors: Menno I Gaakeer, Crispijn L van den Brand, Amanda Bracey, Joris M van Lieshout and Peter Patka
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2013 6:19
  28. With the recent growth of fellowships in international emergency medicine, the authors sought to evaluate medical students’ attitudes toward international emergency medicine and to determine the effects these ...

    Authors: Elissa M Schechter-Perkins, Nicolas P Forget and William K Mallon
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2013 6:18
  29. Use of backboards as part of routine trauma care has recently come into question because of the lack of data to support their effectiveness. Multiple authors have noted the potential harm associated with backb...

    Authors: Derek R Cooney, Harry Wallus, Michael Asaly and Susan Wojcik
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2013 6:17
  30. Ambulance offload delay (AOD) has been recognized by the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP) as an important quality marker. AOD is the time between arrival of a patient by EMS and the time that th...

    Authors: Derek R Cooney, Susan Wojcik, Naveen Seth, Corey Vasisko and Kevin Stimson
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2013 6:15
  31. Co-fact©, prothrombin complex concentrate, is used for restoring the international normalized ratio (INR) in patients on vitamin K antagonists (VKA) presenting with acute bleeding. In this prospective cohort stud...

    Authors: Floris Roodheuvel, Jack JM Ligtenberg and Jan C ter Maaten
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2013 6:14
  32. Children account for nearly 20% of all US emergency department (ED) visits, yet previous national surveys found that many EDs lack specialized pediatric care. In response, a 2001 joint policy statement recomme...

    Authors: Ashley F Sullivan, Susan A Rudders, Amanda L Gonsalves, Anne P Steptoe, Janice A Espinola and Carlos A Camargo Jr
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2013 6:13
  33. Although the number of elderly increases disproportionately throughout the industrialised nations and intubation-related cardiovascular compromise is associated with hospital mortality, no emergency medicine l...

    Authors: Kohei Hasegawa, Yusuke Hagiwara, Taichi Imamura, Takuyo Chiba, Hiroko Watase, Calvin A Brown 3rd and David FM Brown
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2013 6:12
  34. There is a growing interest in emergency departments (EDs) and the development of emergency medicine in The Netherlands. In the last decade several policy reports have stated that the quality of emergency care...

    Authors: Wendy AMH Thijssen, Jan Koetsenruijter, Paul Giesen and Michel Wensing
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2013 6:11
  35. The number of international emergency medicine (IEM) fellowships available in the US has grown dramatically since the inception of subspecialty training in 1994 Bayram et al. (Acad Emerg Med 17:748–757, 2010)....

    Authors: David I Beran and Jennifer Avegno
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2013 6:10
  36. The development of sepsis risk prediction models and treatment guidelines has largely been based on patients presenting in the emergency department (ED) with severe sepsis or septic shock. Therefore, in this s...

    Authors: Ewoud ter Avest, Maarten de Jong, Ineke Brűmmer, Götz JK Wietasch and Jan C ter Maaten
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2013 6:9
  37. Early use of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) has been shown to be beneficial within the setting of acute cardiogenic pulmonary edema (ACPE). The Boussignac CPAP system (BCPAP) was therefore introduc...

    Authors: Eva Eiske Spijker, Maarten de Bont, Matthijs Bax and Maro Sandel
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2013 6:8
  38. A prospective multicentre clinical study was initiated to evaluate the safety and potential clinical benefit of non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation (nVNS) for the treatment of bronchoconstriction exacerbation...

    Authors: Elmin Steyn, Zunaid Mohamed and Carla Husselman
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2013 6:7
  39. Status epilepticus (SE) is a medical emergency that requires immediate action. The clinical and demographic features of SE are known to be highly variable. The objective of this study was to analyze the effect...

    Authors: Jonas Hillman, Kai Lehtimäki, Jukka Peltola and Suvi Liimatainen
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2013 6:6
  40. To characterize the patterns of presentation of adults with head injury to the Emergency Department.

    Authors: Latha Ganti Stead, Aakash N Bodhit, Pratik Shashikant Patel, Yasamin Daneshvar, Keith R Peters, Anna Mazzuoccolo, Sudeep Kuchibhotla, Christa Pulvino, Kelsey Hatchitt, Lawrence Lottenberg, Marie-Carmelle Elie-Turenne, Robyn M Hoelle, Abhijna Vedula, Andrea Gabrielli, Bayard D Miller, John H Slish…
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2013 6:5
  41. It is not known whether lack of recognition of organ failure explains the low compliance with the “Surviving Sepsis Campaign” (SSC) guidelines. We evaluated whether compliance was higher in emergency departmen...

    Authors: Dirkjan Kakebeeke, Alice Vis, Ernie RJT de Deckere, Maro H Sandel and Bas de Groot
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2013 6:4
  42. Withholding analgesics in acute abdomen for fear of masking clinical features and impairing diagnosis and decision-making is still being practiced despite recent evidence to the contrary. This study assesses t...

    Authors: Olayide Agodirin, Adetunji Oguntola, Moses Adeoti, Austin Agbakwuru, Kehinde Oluwadiya and Babatunde Olofinbiyi
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2013 6:3
  43. Mental health related presentations are common in Australian Emergency Departments (EDs). We sought to better understand ED staff knowledge and levels of confidence in treating people with mental health relate...

    Authors: George A Jelinek, Tracey J Weiland, Claire Mackinlay, Marie Gerdtz and Nicole Hill
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2013 6:2
  44. The increasing demand for acute care and restructuring of hospitals resulting in emergency department (ED) closures and fewer inpatient beds are reasons to improve ED efficiency. The approach towards the patie...

    Authors: Daisy Roxanna Johanna Christina Koks, Maartje Elisabeth Zonderland and Christian Heringhaus
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2013 6:1
  45. Patellar dislocations are a common injury in the emergency department. The conservative management consists of immobilisation with a cylinder cast, posterior splint or removable knee brace. No consensus seems ...

    Authors: Johanna P van Gemert, Lisette M de Vree, Roger A P A Hessels and Menno I Gaakeer
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2012 5:45
  46. The mortality rate of patients complicated with sepsis-associated organ failure remains high in spite of intensive care treatment. The purpose of this study was to define the duration of systemic inflammatory ...

    Authors: Hiroki Sugita, Yoshihiro Kinoshita and Hideo Baba
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2012 5:44
  47. An increasing number of emergency medicine (EM) residency training programs have residents interested in participating in clinical rotations in other countries. However, the policies that each individual train...

    Authors: Janis P Tupesis, Christine Babcock, Doug Char, Kumar Alagappan, Braden Hexom and G Bobby Kapur
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2012 5:43
  48. Enhancing CPG acceptance and implementation can play a major role in the development and establishment of emergency medicine as a specialty in many parts of the world. A Guideline International Network special...

    Authors: Samar Aboulsoud, Sue Huckson, Peter Wyer and Eddy Lang
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2012 5:42

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