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  1. 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

    Content type: Original Research

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  2. 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

    Content type: Original Research

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  3. 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

    Content type: Original Research

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  4. 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

    Content type: Educational advances in emergency medicine

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  5. 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

    Content type: Original Research

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  6. 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

    Content type: Original Research

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  7. 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

    Content type: Educational advances in emergency medicine

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  8. 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

    Content type: Research

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  9. 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

    Content type: Original Research

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  10. 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

    Content type: State of International Emergency medicine

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  11. 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

    Content type: Original research

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  12. 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

    Content type: Review

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  13. 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

    Content type: Notes from the field

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  14. 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

    Content type: Clinical Image

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  15. 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

    Content type: State of International Emergency Medicine

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  16. 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

    Content type: Original research

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  17. 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

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  18. 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

    Content type: Original Research

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  19. 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

    Content type: Original research

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  20.  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

    Content type: Original Research

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  21. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  22. 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

    Content type: Original Research

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  23. 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

    Content type: Original research

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  24. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  25. 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

    Content type: Original Research

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  26. 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

    Content type: Original research

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  27. 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

    Content type: Original Research

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  28. 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

    Content type: Original research

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  29. 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

    Content type: Original research

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  30. 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

    Content type: Review

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  31. 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

    Content type: Original Research

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  32. 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

    Content type: Review

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  33. 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

    Content type: Original Research

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  34. 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

    Content type: Original Research

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  35. 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

    Content type: Original Research

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  36. 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

    Content type: Original Research

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