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  1. Content type: Practice innovations in emergency medicine

    The objectives of the study is to review and assess the implementation of the applied modified five-level triage and acuity scale triage system in AL-Yarmook Urgent Care Center (UCC), King Abdulaziz Residentia...

    Authors: Abdullah Arafat, Ali Al-Farhan and Hiba Abu Khalil

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2016 9:17

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  2. Content type: Original Research

    Helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) extend the reach of a tertiary care center significantly. However, its role in septic patients is unclear. Our study was performed to clarify the role of HEMS in se...

    Authors: Rahul Kashyap, Peter W. Anderson, Abhay Vakil, Christopher S. Russi and Rodrigo Cartin-Ceba

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2016 9:15

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  3. Content type: Original Research

    Diving is, besides professional reasons, an increasingly popular leisure activity. Whilst statistically compared to other sports safe, diving accidents can result in serious complications. In order to treat th...

    Authors: J. W. Smithuis, E. Gips, T. P. van Rees Vellinga and M. I. Gaakeer

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2016 9:14

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  4. Content type: Case report

    “Floating shoulder” is a rare injury complex resulting from high-energy blunt force trauma to the shoulder, resulting in scapulothoracic dissociation. It is commonly associated with catastrophic neurovascular ...

    Authors: Kenneth Heng

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2016 9:13

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  5. Content type: Case report

    Diaphragmatic hernia is an important cause of emergency hospital admission associated with significant morbidity. It usually results from congenital defect or rupture in the diaphragm due to trauma. Prompt and...

    Authors: Pradeep Kumar Vyas, Chintamani Godbole, Susheel Kumar Bindroo, Rajiv S. Mathur, Bharathi Akula and Nilesh Doctor

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2016 9:11

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  6. Content type: Case Report

    Locked-in syndrome, although a notoriously famous clinical entity, the rarity of the condition coupled with the variability of clinical features on acute presentation represents a potential diagnostic pitfall ...

    Authors: Lasanthi Aryasinghe, Yasmin Kazim, Hamza F. Obeid and Husnain Hashim

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2016 9:12

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  7. Content type: Original Research

    Progression from nonsevere sepsis—i.e., sepsis without organ failure or shock—to severe sepsis or shock among emergency department (ED) patients has been associated with significant mortality. Early recognitio...

    Authors: Andre L. Holder, Namita Gupta, Elizabeth Lulaj, Miriam Furgiuele, Idaly Hidalgo, Michael P. Jones, Tiphany Jolly, Paul Gennis and Adrienne Birnbaum

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2016 9:10

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  8. Content type: Educational advances in emergency medicine

    Paramedic trainees in developing countries face complex and chaotic clinical environments that demand effective leadership, communication, and teamwork. Providers must rely on non-technical skills (NTS) to man...

    Authors: Aditya Mantha, Nathaniel L. Coggins, Aditya Mahadevan, Rebecca N. Strehlow, Matthew C. Strehlow and S.V. Mahadevan

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2016 9:9

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  9. Content type: Educational advances in emergency medicine

    The specialty of emergency medicine is in its infancy state in the long history of the Indian health sciences education system. Little analytical published data is available at the moment in India regarding th...

    Authors: Sushant Chhabra, Asit Misra, Sumiyah Shah and Tamorish Kole

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2016 9:5

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  10. Content type: Original Research

    Trauma is a major public health concern. Worldwide, injuries resulted in 4.8 million deaths in 2013, an increase of 11 % since 1990. The majority of deaths from trauma in low-and middle-income countries occur ...

    Authors: Cátia Luciana Abdulfattáhe Taibo, Troy D. Moon, Orvalho A. Joaquim, Carlos R. Machado, Amina Merchant, Kelly McQueen, Mohsin Sidat and Elena Folgosa

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2016 9:6

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  11. Content type: Original Research

    We designed this study to expand the usage of ultrasound to detect early occurrence of hypovolemia. We explore the potential use of inferior vena cava (IVC) and abdominal aorta (AA) diameter index (IVC:AA) mea...

    Authors: Nik Hisamuddin NA Rahman, Rashidi Ahmad, Meera Mohaideen Kareem and Mohammad Iqhbal Mohammed

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2016 9:8

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  12. Content type: Original Research

    Inpatient hyperglycaemia and diabetes mellitus (DM) are common and are associated with an increased risk of complications and mortality. The severity of hyperglycaemia determines the rate of complications in p...

    Authors: Fernando Gomez-Peralta, Cristina Abreu, Leonor Andreu-Urioste, Ana Cristina Antolí, Carmen Rico-Fontsaré, David Martín-Fernández, Rosa Resina-Rufes, Juan Jesús Pérez-García, Ángela Negrete-Muñoz, Daniel Muñoz-Álvarez and Guillermo E. Umpierrez

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2016 9:7

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  13. Content type: Original Research

    The most common complaint of patients attending the emergency department (ED) is pain, caused by different diseases. Yet the treatment of pain at the ED is suboptimal, and oligoanalgesia remains common. The ob...

    Authors: Geesje Van Woerden, Crispijn L. Van Den Brand, Cornelis F. Den Hartog, Floris J. Idenburg, Diana C. Grootendorst and M. Christien Van Der Linden

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2016 9:4

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  14. Content type: Original Research

    Acutely ill patients admitted to the emergency department (ED) constantly require at least one fast and reliable peripheral intravenous (PIV) access. In many conditions (morbid obesity, underweight state, chro...

    Authors: Giancarlo Scoppettuolo, Mauro Pittiruti, Sara Pitoni, Laura Dolcetti, Alessandro Emoli, Alessandro Mitidieri, Ivano Migliorini and Maria Giuseppina Annetta

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2016 9:3

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  15. Content type: Educational advances in emergency medicine

    Multisource feedback (MSF) is an evaluation tool whereby surveys assessing physicians are administered among medical peers and colleagues. Such evaluations provide physicians with non-biased valuations of both...

    Authors: Ahmed Al Ansari, Ahmed Al Meer, Mooza Althawadi, Deyari Henari and Khalid Al Khalifa

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2016 9:2

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  16. Content type: Research

    The Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale is a valid triage system. The system was translated and implemented in the Japanese emergency departments (EDs) from 2012. This system was named the Japanese Triage and Acu...

    Authors: Hiraku Funakoshi, Takashi Shiga, Yosuke Homma, Yoshiyuki Nakashima, Jin Takahashi, Hiroshi Kamura and Masatomi Ikusaka

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2016 9:1

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  17. Content type: Original Research

    This study investigates clinicians’ views of clinician-patient and clinician-clinician communication, including key factors that prevent clinicians from achieving successful communication in a large, high-pres...

    Authors: Jack K.H. Pun, Christian M. I. M. Matthiessen, Kristen A. Murray and Diana Slade

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015 8:48

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  18. Content type: State of International Emergency medicine

    In 2003, we published a study on the Israeli workforce in emergency medicine (EM). We repeated the study in 2012 to assess changes in the workforce that have occurred in the interval decade.

    Authors: Michael J. Drescher, Zev Wimpfheimer, Aziz Darawsha, Ryan Sullivan, Aviva Goral and Limor Aharonson-Daniel

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015 8:47

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  19. Content type: Original research

    To influence self-referral, it is crucial to know a patient’s motives to directly visit the emergency department (ED). The goal of this study is to examine motives for self-referral to the ED and compare these...

    Authors: Nicole Kraaijvanger, Douwe Rijpsma, Henk van Leeuwen and Michael Edwards

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015 8:46

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  20. Content type: Review

    Global health electives (GHEs) have become a standard offering in many residency programs. Residency electives should aid residents in achieving outcomes in the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Educa...

    Authors: Alison Schroth Hayward, Gabrielle A. Jacquet, Tracy Sanson, Hani Mowafi and Bhakti Hansoti

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015 8:45

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  21. Content type: Clinical Image

    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

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  22. Content type: Notes from the field

    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

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  23. Content type: State of International Emergency Medicine

    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

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  24. Content type: Original research

    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

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  25. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    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

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  26. Content type: Original Research

    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

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  27. Content type: Original research

    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

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  28. Content type: Original Research

     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

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  29. Content type: Case report

    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

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  30. Content type: Original Research

    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

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  31. Content type: Original research

    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

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  32. Content type: Case report

    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

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  33. Content type: Original Research

    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

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  34. Content type: Original research

    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

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  35. Content type: Original Research

    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

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  36. Content type: Original research

    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

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