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  1. Spain has universal public health care coverage. Emergency care provisions are offered to patients in different modalities and levels according to the characteristics of the medical complaint: at primary care ...

    Authors: Òscar Miró
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2010 3:249
  2. In adequately resourced clinical environments, diagnosis of hypoxemia via pulse oximetry is routine. Unfortunately, pulse oximetry is rarely utilized in under-resourced hospitals in developing countries.

    Authors: Mark Foran, Roy Ahn, Joseph Novik, Lynda Tyer-Viola, Kennedy Chilufya, Kasseba Katamba and Thomas Burke
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2010 3:241
  3. Acute stroke is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. Clinical trials in stroke are challenging because victims often do not have the capacity to provide informed consent, excluding those patients most l...

    Authors: Joshua N. Goldstein, Janice A. Espinola, Jonathan Fisher, Daniel J. Pallin and Carlos A. Camargo Jr.
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2010 3:244
  4. Acute severe methemoglobinaemia is an uncommon but life-threatening condition caused by a variety of oxidizing agents commonly used in both health care and industrial settings. Thus, recognition is important a...

    Authors: Asim Nayeem, Samer Elkhodair and Thiagarajan Jaiganesh
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2010 3:250
  5. This prospective, randomized double-blind study, conducted over 19 months in a tertiary care ED, sought to determine if a fascia-iliaca regional anesthetic block provides better and safer pain relief than does...

    Authors: Daniel Godoy Monzón, Jorge Vazquez, José R. Jauregui and Kenneth V. Iserson
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2010 3:234
  6. Emergency medicine is a rapidly developing field in South Africa (SA) and other developing nations. There is a need to develop performance indicators that are relevant and easy to measure. This will allow iden...

    Authors: David Maritz, Peter Hodkinson and Lee Wallis
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2010 3:240
  7. There are many combinations of treatments for pyogenic liver abscess (PLA). Different treatments are indicated for different clinical courses of PLA.

    Authors: Yu-Jang Su, Yen-Chun Lai, Yu-Chia Lin and Yu-Hang Yeh
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2010 3:232
  8. The use and interpretation of electrocardiograms (ECGs) are widely accepted as an essential core skill in Emergency Medicine. It is imperative that emergency physicians are expert in ECG interpretation when th...

    Authors: Japie de Jager, Lee Wallis and David Maritz
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2010 3:227
  9. Clinical decision rules for the disposition of patients with pulmonary embolism (PE) are typically validated against an outcome of 30-day mortality or disease recurrence. There is little justification for this...

    Authors: Christopher Kabrhel, Weston Sacco, Shan Liu and Praveen Hariharan
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2010 3:206
  10. Traumatic asphyxia is probably much more common than the surgical literature shows and should always be kept in mind as a possible complication of injuries of the chest and abdomen.

    Authors: Yekta Altemur Karamustafaoglu, Ilkay Yavasman, Sevinc Tiryaki and Yener Yoruk
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2010 3:204
  11. The practice of allowing family members to witness on-going active resuscitation has been gaining ground in many developed countries since it was first introduced in the early 1990s. In many Asian countries, t...

    Authors: Chew Keng Sheng, Chee Kean Lim and Ahmad Rashidi
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2010 3:218
  12. Hypothermia is known to cause specific electrocardiographic (EKG) changes such as Osborne waves and bradycardia. We report diffuse ST segment depression, an atypical EKG change, in a patient with a core temper...

    Authors: Hao Wang, Joseph Hollingsworth, Simon Mahler and Thomas Arnold
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2010 3:211
  13. Chest pain is a common presenting symptom of cocaine users to the emergency department that requires a thorough work up. Pneumomediastinum is an uncommon complication of cocaine abuse that occurs more commonly...

    Authors: Brian T. Kloss, Claire E. Broton and Elliot Rodriguez
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2010 3:205
  14. Bateys are impoverished areas of housing for migrant Haitian sugar cane workers in the Dominican Republic (DR). In these regions, preventative health care is almost non-existent, public service accessibility is l...

    Authors: Heather L. Crouse, Charles G. Macias, Andrea T. Cruz, Kim A. Wilson and Susan B. Torrey
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2010 3:198
  15. Perforation of a Meckel diverticulum (MD) is a rare complication that can often mimic appendicitis. This case report identifies a child who presented to our Emergency Department (ED) with right lower quadrant ...

    Authors: Brian T. Kloss, Claire E. Broton and Anne Marie Sullivan
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2010 3:213
  16. Drug-induced hyperkalemia is not uncommon and may be life-threatening when presenting acutely in the emergency department. We present a case of severe hyperkalemia precipitated acutely by etoricoxib in a patie...

    Authors: Swagata Tripathy and Suresh Chandra Dash
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2010 3:208
  17. Serotonin syndrome is a potentially life-threatening adverse drug reaction that results from therapeutic drug use, usually of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), intentional excessive use or inter...

    Authors: Bhawana Arora and Nirupama Kannikeswaran
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2010 3:195
  18. Authors: Kai-Yuan Wang, Wei-Jing Lee and Hung-Jung Lin
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2010 3:165

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