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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. Content type: Original research

    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

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  20. Content type: Review

    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

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  21. Content type: Original Research

    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

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  22. Content type: Review

    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

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  23. Content type: Original Research

    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

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  24. Content type: Original Research

    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

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  25. Content type: Original Research

    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

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  26. Content type: Original Research

    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

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  27. Content type: State of International Emergency Medicine

    The 1994 Rwandan war and genocide left more than 1 million people dead; millions displaced; and the country’s economic, social, and health infrastructure destroyed. Despite remaining one of the poorest countri...

    Authors: Gabin Mbanjumucyo, Elizabeth DeVos, Simon Pulfrey and Henry M Epino

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015 8:20

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  28. Content type: Original Research

    Most studies on sepsis were conducted in developed countries. The aim of this study is to report on a series of patients with sepsis in a tertiary hospital in a developing country.

    Authors: Gilbert Abou Dagher, Mothana Saadeldine, Rana Bachir, Dina Zebian and Ralphe Bou Chebl

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015 8:19

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  29. Content type: Educational advances in emergency medicine

    The Rapid Emergency Medicine Score (REMS) and Worthing Physiological Scoring system (WPS) have been developed for predicting in-hospital mortality in nonsurgical emergency department (ED) patients. The prognos...

    Authors: Duc T Ha, Tam Q Dang, Ngoc V Tran, Nhi Y Vo, Nguyen D Nguyen and Tuan V Nguyen

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015 8:18

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  30. Content type: Original Research

    Road traffic injury (RTI) contributes to major morbidity and mortality in both developed and developing countries. Most of the injuries are caused by road-related injuries that specifically relate to motorcycl...

    Authors: Nik Hisamuddin NA Rahman, Kamarul A Baharuddin and Syarifah Mastura S Mohamad

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015 8:17

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  31. Content type: Clinical image

    Point-of-care ultrasound has been widely used by clinicians, particularly those in emergency care settings.

    Authors: Sangil Lee, Alison Hayward and Venkatesh R Bellamkonda

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015 8:16

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  32. Content type: Original Research

    Delivery of care to people with advanced cancer in the emergency department (ED) is complicated by competing service demands, workloads and physical design constraints. We explored emergency clinicians’ attitu...

    Authors: Tracey J Weiland, Heather Lane, George A Jelinek, Claudia H Marck, Jennifer Weil, Mark Boughey and Jennifer Philip

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015 8:14

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  33. Content type: Case report

    A 42-year-old man presented with 3 weeks of blurry vision in the right eye. His exam was significant for decreased vision in the right eye, diffuse retinopathy in both eyes, and serous retinal detachment in th...

    Authors: Andrew W Stacey, Cemal B Sozener and Cagri G Besirli

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015 8:13

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  34. Content type: Brief Research Report

    One of the key principles in the recommended standards is that emergency medical service (EMS) providers should continuously monitor the quality and safety of their services. This requires service providers to...

    Authors: Nik Hisamuddin Rahman, Hideharu Tanaka, Sang Do Shin, Yih Yng Ng, Thammapad Piyasuwankul, Chih-Hao Lin and Marcus Eng Hock Ong

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015 8:12

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  35. Content type: Review

    Acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSIs), which include cellulitis, abscesses, and wound infections, are among the most commonly encountered conditions in emergency departments (EDs) intern...

    Authors: Michael Quirke and Abel Wakai

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015 8:11

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