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  1. To influence physician practice behavior after implementation of a computerized clinical decision support system (CDSS) based upon the recommendations from the 2007 ACEP Clinical Policy on Syncope.

    Authors: Edward R. Melnick, Nicholas G. Genes, Neal K. Chawla, Meredith Akerman, Kevin M. Baumlin and Andy Jagoda

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2010 3:168

    Content type: Original Research Article

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  2. With upwards of 48% of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected persons having a probable psychiatric disorder, the possibility of cross-class drug interactions causing adverse effects or fatalities exists.

    Authors: Matthew J. Geraci, Stacey L. McCoy, Paul M. Crum and Rajnikant A. Patel

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2010 3:175

    Content type: Original Research Article

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  3. Neurological emergencies are common and frequently devastating. Every year, millions of Americans suffer an acute stroke, severe traumatic brain injury, subarachnoid hemorrhage, status epilepticus, or spinal c...

    Authors: Jason T. McMullan, William A. Knight, Joseph F. Clark, Fred R. Beyette and Arthur Pancioli

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2010 3:177

    Content type: Review Article

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  4. The ABCD2 score is increasingly being used to triage patients with transient ischemic attack (TIA). Whether the score can predict the need for in-hospital intervention (IHI), other than initiation of antiplatelet...

    Authors: Min Lou, Adnan Safdar, Jonathan A. Edlow, Louis Caplan, Sandeep Kumar, Gottfried Schlaug, D. Eric Searls, Richard P. Goddeau and Magdy Selim

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2010 3:176

    Content type: Original Research Article

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  5. Alcohol plays a significant role in accidents, injuries, and their outcomes. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are 76.3 million people with alcohol use disorders worldwide; in 2000, 1.8 m...

    Authors: Piotr Wozniak, Rebecca Cunningham, Sonia Kamat, Kristen L. Barry, Frederic C. Blow and Andrzej S. Zawadzki

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2010 3:169

    Content type: Review Article

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  6. This study examined the safety and effectiveness of the procedural sedation analgesia (PSA) technique carried out in the emergency department (ED) of a university hospital over a period of 1 year. The research...

    Authors: Nik Hisamuddin Nik Ab Rahman and Ahmad Hashim

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2010 3:162

    Content type: Original Research Article

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  7. The cervicothoracic junction (CTJ) is often inadequately visualized on lateral cervical X-rays due to anatomic variations and technical factors.

    Authors: Aydin Toksoy, Firat Bektas, Cenker Eken, Kaan Ceken and Yildiray Cete

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2010 3:159

    Content type: Original Research Article

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  8. Enteric fever is one of the top differential diagnoses of fever in many parts of the world. Generally, the diagnosis is suspected and treatment is initiated based on clinical and basic laboratory parameters.

    Authors: Uzma Rahim Khan, Junaid A. Razzak, Ali Faisal Saleem, Adnan Ahmed and Sabeena Jalal

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2010 3:146

    Content type: Original Research Article

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  9. There is a critical and growing need for emergency physicians and emergency medicine resources worldwide. To meet this need, physicians must be trained to deliver time-sensitive interventions and life-saving e...

    Authors: Cherri Hobgood, Venkataraman Anantharaman, Glen Bandiera, Peter Cameron, Pinchas Halpern, C. James Holliman, Nicholas Jouriles, Darren Kilroy, Terrence Mulligan and Andrew Singer

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2010 3:142

    Content type: Article

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  10. Colloid cysts are usually benign brain tumors, which rarely cause acute neurological deterioration with sudden death due to an acute increase of intracranial pressure. So far, the final pathophysiology and cli...

    Authors: Christian Hohenstein and Steffen Herdtle

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2010 3:153

    Content type: Clinical Images

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  11. Toxic methemoglobinemia is an uncommon blood disorder induced by exposure to certain oxidizing agents and drugs. In severe cases, this condition may rapidly lead to major cardiopulmonary compromise and constit...

    Authors: Asma Bouziri, Ammar Khaldi, Khaled Menif and Nejla Ben Jaballah

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2010 3:149

    Content type: Case Report

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  12. Trauma care in developing countries suffers from many limitations related to equipment shortages, disrepair, quality assurance, and lack of training. Health care providers in the three principal hospitals in C...

    Authors: Andre K. Crouch, Matthew Dawson, Deanne Long, Derrick Allred and Troy Madsen

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2010 3:144

    Content type: Brief Research Report

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  13. Trauma is major cause of morbidity and mortality in India. The Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) programme teaches a standardised method for the initial assessment and management of trauma patients, and has ...

    Authors: Robert James Douglas, B. Vasanthi, Andrew J. A. Giles and G. Anand Kumar

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2010 3:148

    Content type: Original Research Article

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  14. The aim of this study was to evaluate if loss of consciousness at the scene of an accident in patients with thoracic trauma classified by the Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) as thorax >2 has a different outcome...

    Authors: André Luciano Baitello, Francisco de Assis Cury, Paulo César Espada, Rogério Yukio Morioka and José Maria Pereira de Godoy

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2010 3:154

    Content type: Original Research Article

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  15. We describe the case of a 75-year-old man admitted to hospital for chest pain and syncope. Physical examination was normal with evidence of a very small wound on the left chest. Considering the presence of mul...

    Authors: Chiara Comoglio, Fabrizio Sansone, Massimo Boffini, Marco Ribezzo and Mauro Rinaldi

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2010 3:152

    Content type: Case Report

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  16. There are an increasing number of training programs in emergency medicine involving different countries or cultures. Many examination types, both oral and written, have been validated as useful assessment tool...

    Authors: Sean P. Kelly, Scott G. Weiner, Philip D. Anderson, Julie Irish, Greg Ciottone, Riccardo Pini, Stefano Grifoni, Peter Rosen and Kevin M. Ban

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2010 3:147

    Content type: Original Research Article

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  17. Spontaneous hemoperitoneum is rare. The most common etiologies are gynecologic, splenic, and hepatic. Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are commonly associated with intraluminal bleeding, but rarely with...

    Authors: Benjamin B. Freeman, Jonathan F. Critchlow, Steven Cohen and Jonathan A. Edlow

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2010 3:141

    Content type: Case Report

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  18. The Sultanate of Oman has a relatively young national health care system that could demonstrate its high performance at an international level. Emergency medicine as a specialty has developed rapidly in the co...

    Authors: Nasser Hammad Al-Azri

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2009 2:143

    Content type: State of International EM

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  19. Although adding a drug to an emergency department-based automated medication management system is known to increase how frequently it is ordered, little is known about this effect when the added drug does not ...

    Authors: Gregory P. Conners, Daniel P. Hays, Thomas Richardson and Frank L. Zwemer

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2009 2:137

    Content type: Brief Research Report

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  20. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a new, fixed, yet individualized dosing regimen of activated prothrombin complex concentrate factor VIII inhibitor bypassing activity (FEIBA) for ...

    Authors: Cezary Wójcik, Michelle L. Schymik and Eric G. Cure

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2009 2:125

    Content type: Original Research Article

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  21. This study aims to determine if patients who arrive by ambulance with a chief complaint of chest pain have a higher risk of myocardial infarction (MI) than those who arrive via alternate transportation.

    Authors: Scott G. Weiner, John T. Wu, Preety Bhatti and Jessica D. Goetz

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2009 2:126

    Content type: Brief Research Report

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  22. Authors: Yu-Ming Weng, Hung-Jung Lin and Wei-Jing Lee

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2009 2:135

    Content type: Clinical Images

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  23. Postintubation chest X-rays (CXR) are standard practice in emergency department (ED) intubations. In the operating room, it is not usually a standard practice to confirm endotracheal tube placement with a CXR.

    Authors: Daniel C. McGillicuddy, Matthew R. Babineau, Jonathan Fisher, Kevin Ban and Leon D. Sanchez

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2009 2:133

    Content type: Brief Research Report

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  24. Lumbar punctures (LP) are regularly and effortlessly used in the emergency medical departments (EMD). LP use and efficiency have not been fully explored in the published literature.

    Authors: Bilal Majed, Hélène Zephir, Valérie Pichonnier-Cassagne, Yazdan Yazdanpanah, Philippe Lestavel, Pierre Valette and Patrick Vermersch

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2009 2:128

    Content type: Original Research Article

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  25. Analgesic use, particularly opioids in the emergency situation in patients with acute abdominal pain, generally has been avoided in the past; however, newer evidence has shown that the practice should be encou...

    Authors: Babatunde A. Ayoade, Adedayo O. Tade, Babatunde A. Salami and Olayemi Oladapo

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2009 2:118

    Content type: Original Article

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  26. In the US, scrofula is generally uncommon, but it may be the manifestation of disseminated tuberculosis in immunocompromised patients. Given the delay to obtain PPD results, AFB results, and cultures for TB, t...

    Authors: Nicolas Forget and Kathryn Challoner

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2009 2:117

    Content type: Original Article

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  27. The workload of emergency departments (ED) continually changes in response to presentations, overcrowding and availability of expertise and investigations.

    Authors: Abraham K. C. Wai, C. M. Chor, Allen T. C. Lee, Yuwares Sittambunka, Colin A. Graham and Timothy H. Rainer

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2009 2:98

    Content type: Original Article

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