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  1. This study demonstrated a method to train medical students at Hanoi Medical School in airway management from Omaha, Nebraska, using tele-mentoring techniques. Correct placement of the endotracheal tube was doc...

    Authors: Wesley G. Zeger, Chad E. Branecki, Thang T. Nguyen, Todd Hall, Ben Boedeker, David Boedeker and Michael C. Wadman
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015 8:44
  2. A sudden onset of chest pain, which often reflects a life-threatening disease, requires prompt diagnosis in the emergency department.

    Authors: Tomoyuki Tobushi, Kazuya Hosokawa, Keita Matsumoto and Toshiaki Kadokami
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015 8:43
  3. Russia’s national healthcare system is undergoing significant changes. Those changes which affect healthcare financing are particularly vital. As has often been the case in other nations, the emergency care fi...

    Authors: Anthony Rodigin
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015 8:42
  4. Ventilation monitoring practice for intubated pediatric patients with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) during interfacility transport (IFT) has not been well documented. We describe the difference of practi...

    Authors: Gregory Hansen and Jeff K. Vallance
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015 8:41
  5. It is very common to examine reliability of triage scales using (weighted) kappa statistics. The point is that weighted kappa has grossly underestimated disagreements by one category and put more emphasis on e...

    Authors: Amir Mirhaghi
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015 8:40
  6. As global emergency care grows, practical and effective performance measures are needed to ensure high quality care. Our objective was to systematically catalog and classify metrics that have been used to meas...

    Authors: Emily L. Aaronson, Regan H. Marsh, Moytrayee Guha, Jeremiah D. Schuur and Shada A. Rouhani
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015 8:39
  7. The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility of the Emergency Department (ED) as a place for obesity education and to evaluate its impact on patient’s lifestyle modification.

    Authors: Jordana J. Haber, Sukshant Atti, Linda M. Gerber and Muhammad Waseem
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015 8:38
  8.  The objective of this paper is to evaluate the response times and outcome of patients in two groups of patients attended by permanently (PS) and temporarily stationed ambulances (TS) (fluid deployment).

    Authors: Mahmoudreza Peyravi, Soheila Khodakarim, Per Örtenwall and Amir Khorram-Manesh
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015 8:37
  9. Purulent pericarditis (PP) continues to result in a very serious prognosis and high mortality. The most serious complication of pericarditis is constriction. Intrapericardial administration of fibrinolytic age...

    Authors: Małgorzata Dybowska, Barbara Kazanecka, Paweł Kuca, Janusz Burakowski, Cezary Czajka, Franciszek Grzegorczyk, Renata Gralec and Witold Tomkowski
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015 8:36
  10. The City of Jeddah is the major and largest city in the Western Region of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Covering a total area of 748 km2. The Saudi Red Crescent Organization (SRC) makes up the major bulk ...

    Authors: A F Hamam, M H Bagis, K AlJohani and A H Tashkandi
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015 8:35
  11. Medical students have been deployed in victim care of several disasters throughout history. They are corner stones in first-line care in recent pandemic planning. Furthermore, every physician and senior medica...

    Authors: Luc J. M. Mortelmans, Stef J. M. Bouman, Menno I. Gaakeer, Greet Dieltiens, Kurt Anseeuw and Marc B. Sabbe
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015 8:34
  12. Seat belt use has been associated with decreased life-threatening thoracic injuries. However, there has been an increase in soft-tissue injuries such as breast trauma.

    Authors: Bryan Madden, Mayura Phadtare, Zeina Ayoub and Ralphe Bou Chebl
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015 8:33
  13. Unplanned re-attendance at the Emergency Department (ED) is often monitored as a quality indicator of the care accorded to patients during their index ED visit. High bed occupancy rate (BOR) has been considere...

    Authors: Yan Sun, Bee Hoon Heng, Seow Yian Tay and Kelvin Brian Tan
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015 8:32
  14. Several studies have addressed psychological problems after terror attacks, especially among victims. Fewer have addressed possible health consequences among rescue workers involved with terror attacks. This s...

    Authors: Astrid Gjerland, May Janne Botha Pedersen, Øivind Ekeberg and Laila Skogstad
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015 8:31
  15. Emergency departments (EDs) are a critical, yet heterogeneous, part of international emergency care. The National ED Inventories (NEDI) survey has been used in multiple countries as a standardized method to be...

    Authors: Yury Bustos, Jenny Castro, Leana S. Wen, Ashley F. Sullivan, Dinah K. Chen and Carlos A. Camargo Jr.
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015 8:30
  16. The Canadian Emergency Department Triage and Acuity Scale (CTAS) is an integral part of the Canadian emergency medicine triaging system. There is growing interest and implementation of CTAS worldwide. However,...

    Authors: Mustafa Alquraini, Emad Awad and Ra’ed Hijazi
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015 8:29
  17. This study aims to remodel the Broselow Pediatric Emergency Tape for the Indian pediatric population. The Broselow tape overestimates the heights of the Indian pediatric population and remits inaccurate predic...

    Authors: Farhad Asskaryar and Ravi Shankar
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015 8:28
  18. Eponymous extremity fractures are commonly encountered in the emergency setting. Correct eponym usage allows rapid, succinct communication of complex injuries. We will review both common and less frequently en...

    Authors: Philip Kin-Wai Wong, Tarek N. Hanna, Waqas Shuaib, Stephen M. Sanders and Faisal Khosa
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015 8:27
  19. Recognizing the diverse presentation of neurological conditions that emergency physicians encounter can be challenging, and management of these patients often requires consultation with a neurologist. Accurate...

    Authors: Christopher K Hansen, Jonathan Fisher, Nina R Joyce and Jonathan A Edlow
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015 8:26
  20. Eponymous extremity fractures are commonly encountered in the emergency setting. Correct eponym usage allows rapid, succinct communication of complex injuries. We review both common and less frequently encount...

    Authors: Philip Kin-Wai Wong, Tarek N Hanna, Waqas Shuaib, Stephen M Sanders and Faisal Khosa
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015 8:25
  21. Emergency medicine is an emerging specialty in Sub-Saharan Africa, and most hospitals do not have a fully functional emergency department (ED). We describe the mortality rates of the Muhimbili National Hospita...

    Authors: Hendry R. Sawe, Juma A. Mfinanga, Victor Mwafongo, Teri A. Reynolds and Michael S. Runyon
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015 8:24
  22. Increasingly, medical students and practicing clinicians are showing interest in traveling to low-income settings to conduct research and engage in clinical rotations. While global health activities have the p...

    Authors: Sarah D Rominski, Jamila Yakubu, Rockefeller A Oteng, Matt Peterson, Nadia Tagoe and Sue Anne Bell
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015 8:23
  23. Mnazi Mmoja Hospital is a tertiary hospital in Zanzibar serving a population of 1.2 million. The emergency department was overcrowded and understaffed and the hospital management initiated a quality improvemen...

    Authors: Oyvind Thomassen, Clifford Mann, Juma Salum Mbwana and Guttorm Brattebo
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015 8:22
  24. Afghanistan has struggled with several decades of well-documented conflict, increasing the importance of providing emergency services to its citizens. However, little is known about the country’s capacity to p...

    Authors: Leeda Rashid, Edris Afzali, Ross Donaldson, Paul Lazar, Raghnild Bundesmann and Samra Rashid
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015 8:21
  25. The 1994 Rwandan war and genocide left more than 1 million people dead; millions displaced; and the country’s economic, social, and health infrastructure destroyed. Despite remaining one of the poorest countri...

    Authors: Gabin Mbanjumucyo, Elizabeth DeVos, Simon Pulfrey and Henry M Epino
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015 8:20
  26. Most studies on sepsis were conducted in developed countries. The aim of this study is to report on a series of patients with sepsis in a tertiary hospital in a developing country.

    Authors: Gilbert Abou Dagher, Mothana Saadeldine, Rana Bachir, Dina Zebian and Ralphe Bou Chebl
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015 8:19
  27. The Rapid Emergency Medicine Score (REMS) and Worthing Physiological Scoring system (WPS) have been developed for predicting in-hospital mortality in nonsurgical emergency department (ED) patients. The prognos...

    Authors: Duc T Ha, Tam Q Dang, Ngoc V Tran, Nhi Y Vo, Nguyen D Nguyen and Tuan V Nguyen
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015 8:18
  28. Road traffic injury (RTI) contributes to major morbidity and mortality in both developed and developing countries. Most of the injuries are caused by road-related injuries that specifically relate to motorcycl...

    Authors: Nik Hisamuddin NA Rahman, Kamarul A Baharuddin and Syarifah Mastura S Mohamad
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015 8:17
  29. Point-of-care ultrasound has been widely used by clinicians, particularly those in emergency care settings.

    Authors: Sangil Lee, Alison Hayward and Venkatesh R Bellamkonda
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015 8:16
  30. Delivery of care to people with advanced cancer in the emergency department (ED) is complicated by competing service demands, workloads and physical design constraints. We explored emergency clinicians’ attitu...

    Authors: Tracey J Weiland, Heather Lane, George A Jelinek, Claudia H Marck, Jennifer Weil, Mark Boughey and Jennifer Philip
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015 8:14
  31. A 42-year-old man presented with 3 weeks of blurry vision in the right eye. His exam was significant for decreased vision in the right eye, diffuse retinopathy in both eyes, and serous retinal detachment in th...

    Authors: Andrew W Stacey, Cemal B Sozener and Cagri G Besirli
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015 8:13
  32. One of the key principles in the recommended standards is that emergency medical service (EMS) providers should continuously monitor the quality and safety of their services. This requires service providers to...

    Authors: Nik Hisamuddin Rahman, Hideharu Tanaka, Sang Do Shin, Yih Yng Ng, Thammapad Piyasuwankul, Chih-Hao Lin and Marcus Eng Hock Ong
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015 8:12
  33. Acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSIs), which include cellulitis, abscesses, and wound infections, are among the most commonly encountered conditions in emergency departments (EDs) intern...

    Authors: Michael Quirke and Abel Wakai
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015 8:11
  34. Target-specific oral anticoagulants (TSOACs) provide patients and healthcare providers with an alternative to vitamin K antagonists (VKA). The TSOACs are of similar or superior efficacy to warfarin, but unlike...

    Authors: Terrance R McGovern, Justin J McNamee, Christopher Malabanan, Mohamed A Fouad and Nilesh Patel
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015 8:10
  35. Colombia is an upper-middle-income country with a population of 45 million people and one of the best national healthcare and medical education systems in South America. However, its widely diverse and difficu...

    Authors: Christian Arbelaez and Andrés Patiño
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015 8:9
  36. The majority of bleeding disorders worldwide are undiagnosed. Their moderate or severe forms are associated with considerable morbidity and mortality. In the advent of mass male circumcision for the partial pr...

    Authors: Moses Galukande, Carol Kahendehe, Eria Buuza and Denis Bbaale Sekavuga
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015 8:8
  37. This research offers two exploratory frameworks, one for medical regimen compliance and one for medical immediacy. The first classifies compliance awareness, compliance mitigation, and financial limitation for...

    Authors: Joshua G Behr, Rafael Diaz, Barry Knapp and Cynthia Kratzke
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015 8:7
  38. Wasp sting is not an uncommon incident. Around 56% to 94% of the population is stung at least once in their lifetime by a member of the order Hymenoptera which includes wasps, bees, and ants. The response to a...

    Authors: Abraham M Ittyachen, Shanavas Abdulla, Rifzana Fathima Anwarsha and Bhavya S Kumar
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015 8:6
  39. Every year, thousands of articles are published in numerous medical journals that relate to the clinical practice of medicine. However, it is impossible for a single clinician to stay abreast of the literature...

    Authors: Maite A Huis in ‘t Veld, Tu C Nguyen, Joseph P Martinez and Amal Mattu
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015 8:5

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