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  1. 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

    Content type: State of International Emergency Medicine

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  2. 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

    Content type: Original Research

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  3. 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

    Content type: Educational advances in emergency medicine

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  4. 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

    Content type: Original Research

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  5. 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

    Content type: Clinical image

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  6. 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

    Content type: Original Research

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  7. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  8. 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

    Content type: Brief Research Report

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  9. 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

    Content type: Review

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  10. Target-specific oral anticoagulants (TSOACs) provide patients and healthcare providers with an alternative to vitamin K antagonists (VKA). The TSOACs are of similar or superior efficacy to warfarin, but unlike...

    Authors: Terrance R McGovern, Justin J McNamee, Christopher Malabanan, Mohamed A Fouad and Nilesh Patel

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015 8:10

    Content type: Case report

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  11. Colombia is an upper-middle-income country with a population of 45 million people and one of the best national healthcare and medical education systems in South America. However, its widely diverse and difficu...

    Authors: Christian Arbelaez and Andrés Patiño

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015 8:9

    Content type: State of International Emergency Medicine

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  12. The majority of bleeding disorders worldwide are undiagnosed. Their moderate or severe forms are associated with considerable morbidity and mortality. In the advent of mass male circumcision for the partial pr...

    Authors: Moses Galukande, Carol Kahendehe, Eria Buuza and Denis Bbaale Sekavuga

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015 8:8

    Content type: Original Research

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  13. This research offers two exploratory frameworks, one for medical regimen compliance and one for medical immediacy. The first classifies compliance awareness, compliance mitigation, and financial limitation for...

    Authors: Joshua G Behr, Rafael Diaz, Barry Knapp and Cynthia Kratzke

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015 8:7

    Content type: Original Research

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  14. Wasp sting is not an uncommon incident. Around 56% to 94% of the population is stung at least once in their lifetime by a member of the order Hymenoptera which includes wasps, bees, and ants. The response to a...

    Authors: Abraham M Ittyachen, Shanavas Abdulla, Rifzana Fathima Anwarsha and Bhavya S Kumar

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015 8:6

    Content type: Case report

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  15. Every year, thousands of articles are published in numerous medical journals that relate to the clinical practice of medicine. However, it is impossible for a single clinician to stay abreast of the literature...

    Authors: Maite A Huis in ‘t Veld, Tu C Nguyen, Joseph P Martinez and Amal Mattu

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015 8:5

    Content type: Review

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  16. A core task for commanders in charge of an emergency response operation is to make decisions. The purposes of the study were to describe what critical decisions the ambulance commander and the medical commande...

    Authors: Rune Rimstad and Stephen JM Sollid

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015 8:4

    Content type: Original Research

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  17. Whole-body multislice computed tomography (WB-MSCT) has become an important diagnostic tool in the early treatment phase of severely injured patients. The optimal moment of WB-MSCT’s use during this treatment ...

    Authors: Tobias Topp, Rolf Lefering, Caroline L Lopez, Steffen Ruchholtz, Wolfgang Ertel and Christian A Kühne

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015 8:3

    Content type: Original Research

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  18. To date, no clinical decision rules for acute wrist injuries are available. In the past, clinical decision rules for the knee, ankle and spine injuries have been developed and validated. Implementation of thes...

    Authors: Anne Brants and Michiel A IJsseldijk

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015 8:2

    Content type: Original Research

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  19. Patient safety in the context of emergency medicine is a relatively new field of study. To date, no broad research agenda for patient safety in emergency medicine has been established. The objective of this st...

    Authors: Amy C Plint, Antonia S Stang and Lisa A Calder

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015 8:1

    Content type: Original Research

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  20. Acute stroke can be missed in the emergency department, particularly in younger patients and in those with more vague symptoms such as headache or dizziness. Cervicocephalic dissections are one group of etiolo...

    Authors: Ganesh Asaithambi, Pradeepan Saravanapavan, Vaibhav Rastogi, Sheema Khan, Sharatchandra Bidari, Anna Y Khanna, Latha Ganti, Adnan I Qureshi and Vishnumurthy Shushrutha Hedna

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2014 7:44

    Content type: Review

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  21. During cold weather months in much of the country, the temperatures in which prehospital care is delivered creates the potential for inadvertently cool intravenous fluids to be administered to patients during ...

    Authors: Jeremy Joslin, Andrew Fisher, Susan Wojcik and Derek R Cooney

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2014 7:47

    Content type: Original Research

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  22. Myanmar has struggled through decades of internal conflict, which has negatively impacted the country’s health outcomes. Recent government changes have brought hope and reduced conflict. The ethnic minority gr...

    Authors: Charles H Washington, Francis J Tyler, Julia Davis, Douglas R Shapiro, Adam Richards, Matthew Richard, Thomas J Lee, Taryn L Colton, Louis Berk, Loren Rauch, Eh Kalu Shwe Oo, Richard Hahn and Lawrence M Stock

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2014 7:46

    Content type: Original Research

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  23. Emergency medical technicians intubate patients in unfamiliar surroundings and with less than ideal positioning. This study was designed to evaluate advanced life support (ALS) emergency medical technicians' (...

    Authors: Derek R Cooney, Charles Beaudette, Brian M Clemency, Christopher Tanski and Susan Wojcik

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2014 7:45

    Content type: Original Research

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  24. Abdominal pain is one of the most frequent reasons that elderly people visit the emergency department (ED). In this article, we review the deadliest causes of abdominal pain in this population, including mesen...

    Authors: Ryan Spangler, Thuy Van Pham, Danya Khoujah and Joseph P Martinez

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2014 7:43

    Content type: Review

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  25. Recently there have been efforts to derive safe, efficient processes to rule out acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in emergency department (ED) chest pain patients. We aimed to prospectively validate an ACS assess...

    Authors: Anne-Maree Kelly and Sharon Klim

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2014 7:42

    Content type: Original Research

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  26. Constrictive pericarditis is caused by fibrosis and calcification of the pericardium, processes that inhibit diastolic filling of the heart. For the diagnosis of constrictive pericarditis, a combined approach ...

    Authors: Mu Sook Lee, Joon Hyouk Choi, Young Uck Kim and Su Wan Kim

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2014 7:40

    Content type: Case report

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  27. Pulmonary hypertension is a disease with many etiologies and is responsible for 200,000 admissions and 25,000 hospitalizations in the United States each year. We report the case of a previously healthy 58-year...

    Authors: Maricel Dela Cruz and Jeremy Seelinger Devey

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2014 7:32

    Content type: Case report

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  28. The Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) Geriatric Emergency Medicine Task Force recommends assessment of delirium for all elderly emergency department (ED) patients. Little is known about emergency ...

    Authors: Jiraporn Sri-on, Gregory Philip Tirrell, Prasit Wuthisuthimethawee and Shan Woo Liu

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2014 7:38

    Content type: Original Research

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  29. Lemierre's syndrome is a rare condition characterized by thrombophlebitis of internal jugular vein, septicemia and septic metastatic infection of different organs. It is preceded by an oropharyngeal infection ...

    Authors: Sonali Sihindi Chapa Gunatilake, Lakmini Gunarathna Yapa, Malinga Gallala, Rohitha Gamlath, Chaturaka Rodrigo and Harith Wimalaratna

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2014 7:39

    Content type: Case report

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  30. We aimed to compare the clinical judgments of a reference panel of emergency medicine academic physicians against evidence-based likelihood ratios (LRs) regarding the diagnostic value of selected clinical and ...

    Authors: Seyed-Foad Ahmadi, Shahin Khoshkish, Kamran Soltani-Arabshahi, Peyman Hafezi-Moghadam, Golara Zahmatkesh, Parisa Heidari, Davood Baba-Beigloo, Hamid R Baradaran and Shahram Lotfipour

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2014 7:34

    Content type: Brief Research Report

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  31. In the advent of mass voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) for the partial prevention of HIV, previously rare adverse events associated with adult male circumcision are likely to be encountered with high...

    Authors: Moses Galukande, Dennis Bbaale Sekavuga, Alex Muganzi and Alex Coutinho

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2014 7:37

    Content type: Case report

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  32. Acute pain assessment in the emergency department (ED) is important in particular during the triage process. Early pain assessment and management improve outcome. The objective of this study was to determine t...

    Authors: Nik Hisamuddin NA Rahman and Cecilia Ananthanosamy

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2014 7:36

    Content type: Original Research

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  33. The aims of the study were to identify the characteristics of elderly frequent attenders to the emergency department (ED) presenting with chest pain and to assess the 1-year prognosis for developing adverse ca...

    Authors: Faraz Zarisfi, Qi En Hong, Pauline See Joon Seah, Huihua Li, Susan Yap and Marcus Eng Hock Ong

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2014 7:35

    Content type: Brief Research Report

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  34. Patients suffering from aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage often present with electrocardiogram (ECG) abnormalities that mimic cardiac ischemia, but documented left ventricular regional wall-motion dysfunction...

    Authors: Mai Shimada and Jonathan D Rose

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2014 7:33

    Content type: Case report

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  35. Emergency Medicine (EM) is increasingly becoming an international field. The number of fellowships in International EM in the USA is growing along with opportunities to complete international health electives ...

    Authors: Steve O’Donnell, David H Adler, Pholaphat Charles Inboriboon, Hermenegildo Alvarado, Raul Acosta and Daniel Godoy-Monzon

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2014 7:24

    Content type: Original Research

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