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  1. Capnometry measures carbon dioxide in expired air and provides the clinician with a noninvasive measure of the systemic metabolism, circulation and ventilation. This study was carried out on patients with acut...

    Authors: Nik Hisamuddin Nik Ab Rahman and Amiruddin Fairuz Mamat
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2010 3:233
  2. 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
  3. Although unintentional injuries are major causes of morbidity and mortality in less developed countries, they have received scant attention, and injury prevention policies and programs have just begun to be ad...

    Authors: Rifat Rehmani and John C. LeBlanc
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2010 3:238
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. There is an extensive critical care literature for central venous catheter and arterial line infection, duration of catheterization, and compliance with infection control procedures. The emergency medicine lit...

    Authors: Christopher H. LeMaster, Ashish T. Agrawal, Peter Hou and Jeremiah D. Schuur
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2010 3:225
  10. Femoral artery pseudoaneurysm following cardiac catheterization is a serious groin complication requiring careful assessment and prompt intervention.

    Authors: Servan Gokhan, Ozkan Kose, Ayhan Ozhasenekler, Murat Orak, Mehmet Ustundag and Cahfer Guloglu
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2010 3:226
  11. 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
  12. Hypocalcemia with stridor is a well-known condition in the pediatric age group but has rarely been reported in the elderly. We report an elderly patient who presented with dyspnea and laryngeal stridor attack ...

    Authors: Fatih Büyükcam, Feruza Turan Sönmez and Hayriye Şahinli
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2010 3:228
  13. 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
  14. Airway management is an important part of the management of the critically ill and injured patients in the Emergency Department (ED). Numerous studies from developed countries have demonstrated the competency ...

    Authors: Shahridan Mohd. Fathil, Siti Nidzwani Mohd. Mahdi, Zuraidah Che’Man, Azhana Hassan, Zulkernain Ahmad and Ahmad Khaldun Ismail
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2010 3:201
  15. Approximately 10% of patients with AIDS present with some neurological deficit as their initial complaint, and up to 80% will have CNS involvement during the course of their disease. Toxoplasmosis is the most ...

    Authors: Carlos Garcia-Gubern, Carmen R. Fuentes, Lissandra Colon-Rolon and Daniel Masvidal
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2010 3:207
  16. As millions of emergency department (ED) visits each year include wound care, emergency care providers must remain experts in acute wound management. The variety of acute wounds presenting to the ED challenge ...

    Authors: Bret A. Nicks, Elizabeth A. Ayello, Kevin Woo, Diane Nitzki-George and R. Gary Sibbald
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2010 3:217
  17. The Australian Medical Association is strongly opposed to the nurse practitioner (NP) role with concerns that NPs may become doctor substitutes without the requisite training and education that the medical rol...

    Authors: Tracey J. Weiland, Claire Mackinlay and George A. Jelinek
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2010 3:214
  18. Patients who are admitted with a suspicion of a severe infection usually enter the hospital through the emergency department (ED). The recognition of prognostic factors in an early stage affects further treatm...

    Authors: Charlotte F. J. van Tuijn, Maria Prins, Jan S. Luitse and Suzanne E. Geerlings
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2010 3:220
  19. 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
  20. We sought to measure the self-reported implementation of the crowding solutions outlined in the 2008 American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Boarding Task Force report “Emergency Department Crowding: H...

    Authors: Daniel A. Handel, Adit A. Ginde, Ali S. Raja, John Rogers, Ashley F. Sullivan, Janice A. Espinola and Carlos A. Camargo Jr.
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2010 3:216
  21. 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
  22. We report a case of myopericarditis in a 30-year-old male complaining of shortness of breath. In an emergency department (ED) setting, the symptoms of myopericarditis may overlap with many disease entities and...

    Authors: Kevin M. Takakuwa, Bon S. Ku and Ethan J. Halpern
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2010 3:210
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. Because of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the Residency Review Committee (RRC) approval timelines, new residency programs cannot use Electronic Residency Application Servi...

    Authors: Steven F. Groke, Troy E. Madsen, Laura Strate, Stuart Knapp, Matt Dawson, Susan Stroud, Stephen Hartsell and Virgil Davis
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2010 3:209
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. Traumatic pneumothoraces are common. Many are managed with tube thoracostomy. However, there is a high complication rate from chest tube placement, particularly in patients with HIV, TB, or both.

    Authors: Zachary D. Tebb, Brad Talley, Marlow Macht and David Richards
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2010 3:190
  29. The Republic of India, the world’s most populous democracy, has struggled with establishing Emergency Medical Care. However, with the recent recognition of Emergency Medicine as a formal specialty in medical t...

    Authors: Imron Subhan and Anunaya Jain
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2010 3:223
  30. Pelvic bleeding from trauma and postpartum hemorrhage is often difficult to treat successfully by emergency providers particularly in low resource environments, when hospital presentation is delayed or there i...

    Authors: Mark Hauswald, Michael R. Williamson, Gillian M. Baty, Nancy L. Kerr and Victoria L. Edgar-Mied
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2010 3:191
  31. Despite the growing burden of injuries in LMICs, there are still limited primary epidemiologic data to guide health policy and health system development. Understanding the epidemiology of injury in developing ...

    Authors: Renee Y. Hsia, Doruk Ozgediz, Milton Mutto, Sudha Jayaraman, Patrick Kyamanywa and Olive C. Kobusingye
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2010 3:200
  32. Subcutaneous emphysema of the face and neck can develop following restorative dentistry, particularly when air turbine drills are used. We present a case in which the dentist mistook the subcutaneous emphysema...

    Authors: David Sainsbury and Thiagarajan Jaiganesh
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2010 3:189
  33. ‘Preloading’ is a phenomenon where people drink alcohol at a private residence before going out. We aimed to identify whether preloading is a risk factor for alcohol-related emergency department attendance. We...

    Authors: Adrian Boyle, Naomi Wee, Richard Harris, Alison Tompkins, Michael Soper and Chris Porter
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2010 3:184
  34. Emergency Medicine (EM) in South Africa is in its earliest stages of development. There is a paucity of data about emergency department (ED) patient demographics, epidemiology, consultation and admission crite...

    Authors: Rens Hanewinckel, Henri P. Jongman, Lee A. Wallis and Terrence M. Mulligan
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2010 3:185
  35. A rare event of a fall causing delayed intrathyroidal hematoma and respiratory distress is reported here. A 75-year-old woman with symptoms of vertigo causing syncope and fall 24 h earlier was seen and dischar...

    Authors: Lucas B. Chartier and Joel P. Turner
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2010 3:196
  36. Authors: Kael Duprey, Jonathan Rose and Christian Fromm
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2010 3:172
  37. Information technology may improve patient safety, and is a focus of health care reform. A minority of emergency departments (EDs) in Massachusetts, and in academic EDs throughout the US, have electronic healt...

    Authors: Daniel J. Pallin, Ashley F. Sullivan, Rainu Kaushal and Carlos A. Camargo Jr.
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2010 3:170

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