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  1. The elderly population is increasing in absolute and relative terms in most developed countries, and this is protected to have a major impact on the delivery of health care, particularly acute and emergency se...

    Authors: Veronica W. T. Yim, Colin A. Graham and Timothy H. Rainer
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2009 2:87
  2. Germany has a long tradition of having physicians, often anesthesiologists with additional training in emergency medicine, deliver prehospital emergency care. Hospital-based emergency medicine in Germany also ...

    Authors: Tareg A. Bey, Sigrid A. Hahn and Heinzpeter Moecke
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2008 1:76
  3. Displaced distal forearm fractures are frequently reduced in emergency departments. Not infrequently, some are not done adequately and require the tedious process of repeating the procedure, with repeated X-ra...

    Authors: Christopher Ern-Yoong Wong, Angelina Su-Yin Ang and Kee-Chong Ng
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2008 1:72
  4. The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa and other high prevalence regions continues to overwhelm health care systems. While there has been a global response to improve the deliver...

    Authors: Michael J. Waxman, Paul Muganda, E. Jane Carter and Neford Ongaro
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2008 1:65
  5. Providing discharge instructions to emergency department (ED) patients is not a standard practice and there is wide disparity in its implementation. There is evidence that ED discharge instructions, especially...

    Authors: Nagendra Naidu D V, Parivalavan Rajavelu and Arjun Rajagopalan
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2008 1:77
  6. No published study has analyzed emergency department (ED) utilization by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive adults in the highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) era.

    Authors: Arvind Venkat, Brian Shippert, Douglas Hanneman, Chadd Nesbit, David M. Piontkowsky, Sunil Bhat and Morgen Kelly
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2008 1:66
  7. Survival after cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) using standard vasopressor therapy is disappointing. Vasopressin is a potent vasopressor that could become a useful therapeutic alternative in the treatment o...

    Authors: Štefek Grmec, Matej Strnad, Darko Čander and Štefan Mally
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2008 1:73
  8. Prehospital ultrasound has been deployed in certain areas of the USA and Europe. Physicians, emergency medical technicians, and flight nurses have utilized a variety of medical and trauma ultrasound assessment...

    Authors: Bret P. Nelson and Kevin Chason
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2008 1:75
  9. Despite the importance of early effective chest compressions to improve the chance of survival of an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest victim, it is still largely unknown how willing our Malaysian population is t...

    Authors: Keng Sheng Chew and Mohd Noh Abu Yazid
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2008 1:70
  10. To determine which specialty was performing rapid sequence intubation (RSI) in the emergency departments and to determine drug preferences of emergency physicians during RSI in Turkey.

    Authors: Ozlem Guneysel, Ozge Ecmel Onur, Haldun Akoglu, Serkan Eroglu and Arzu Denızbası
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2008 1:69
  11. The in-training examination is a national and yearly exam administered by the American Board of Emergency Medicine to all emergency medicine residents in the USA. The purpose of the examination is to evaluate ...

    Authors: David Cheng
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2008 1:68
  12. Blunt abdominal trauma (BAT) is a diagnostic challenge to the emergency physician (EP). The introduction of bedside ultrasound provides another diagnostic tool for the EP to detect intra-abdominal injuries.

    Authors: Chi Leung Tsui, Hin Tat Fung, Kin Lai Chung and Chak Wah Kam
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2008 1:50
  13. A rapidly increasing number of countries are developing their capacities to respond to acute illness and injury and organizing emergency medicine training programs. This article offers some insight into the wa...

    Authors: Chris Curry
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2008 1:56
  14. Over the last decade, the diffusion of ultrasound technology to nontraditional users has been rapid and far-reaching. Much research and effort has been focused on developing an ultrasound curriculum and traini...

    Authors: Sachita Shah, Vicki E. Noble, Irenee Umulisa, J. M. V. Dushimiyimana, Gene Bukhman, Joia Mukherjee, Michael Rich and Henry Epino
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2008 1:53
  15. Rapid urban growth in developing countries has outpaced the development of health infrastructure, including trauma centers, leading to potential delays in trauma care. This study was conducted in Karachi, a ci...

    Authors: Roomasa Channa, Hira Altaf Jaffrani, Aamir Javed Khan, Talal Hasan and Junaid Abdul Razzak
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2008 1:51
  16. Patients with altered mental status (AMS) present commonly to the Emergency Department (ED). The aim of this prospective study is to identify the various clinical features of this diverse group of patients and...

    Authors: Lim Beng Leong, Kenneth Heng Wei Jian, Alicia Vasu and Eillyne Seow
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2008 1:49
  17. Although young age is considered a risk factor for adverse events related to procedural sedation and analgesia (PSA), data in very young children (<2 years of age) are lacking.

    Authors: Shailendra Misra, Prashant V. Mahajan, Xinguang Chen and Nirupama Kannikeswaran
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2008 1:47
  18. Emergency physicians and intensivists are increasingly utilizing capnography and bedside echocardiography during medical resuscitations. These techniques have shown promise in predicting outcomes in cardiac ar...

    Authors: Bret P. Nelson, Vaishali R. Patel, Marlaina M. Norris and Barbara K. Richardson
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2008 1:40
  19. Despite being a favorite delicacy, only 200–300 of the 5,000 known mushroom species have been clearly established to be safe for consumption. Cases of mushroom poisoning have been reported with diverse clinica...

    Authors: Keng Sheng Chew, Mohd Amin Mohidin, Mohd Zikri Ahmad, Tuan Hairul Nizam Tuan Kamauzaman and Nasir Mohamad
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2008 1:54
  20. Drug-induced QT prolongation is a potentially dangerous adverse effect of some medication combinations. When QT prolongation progresses to torsade de pointes, life-threatening or fatal outcomes may result. A 5...

    Authors: Jane M. Prosser, Angela Mills, Eugene S. Rhim and Jeanmarie Perrone
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2008 1:52
  21. Authors: Wei-Jing Lee, Yung-Ze Cheng and Hung-Jung Lin
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2008 1:39
  22. Research on cardiac resuscitation has led to various changes in the techniques and drug administration involved in modern advanced life support. Besides improving primary cardiac survival, interest is increasi...

    Authors: Michael T. Pawlik, Timo F. Seyfried, Christian Riegger, Werner Klingler and Christoph Selig
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2008 1:37
  23. Public health initiatives to immunize children and adults have effectively reduced the number of tetanus cases in the USA. However, in the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III), i...

    Authors: K. Alagappan, J. McGowan, D. DeClaro, D. Ng and R. A. Silverman
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2008 1:20
  24. One of the highest rates of illicit cocaine consumption in Europe is in Spain. Our objective was to study the incidence and impact of undisclosed cocaine consumption in patients attending the emergency departm...

    Authors: Guillermo Burillo-Putze, Juan María Borreguero León, Jose Antonio García Dopico, Jose Francisco Fernández Rodríguez, Maria Angeles Pérez Carrillo, Maria Jesús Jorge Pérez, Antonia María de Vera González, Eva Vallbona Afonso and Alejandro Jiménez Sosa
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2008 1:22
  25. It is important to stimulate the interest of all medical students in emergency medicine to further its growth nationally and internationally. Students focused on other specialties can benefit from exposure to ...

    Authors: Adam R. Kuykendal, Judith Tintinalli and Kevin Biese
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2008 1:27
  26. Exercise treadmill testing (ETT) has been standard for evaluating outpatients at risk for cardiovascular events. Few studies have demonstrated its prognostic usefulness in emergency department chest pain units...

    Authors: Gregory G. Johnson, Wyatt W. Decker, Joseph K. Lobl, Dennis A. Laudon, Jennifer J. Hess, Christine M. Lohse, Amy L. Weaver, Deepi G. Goyal, Peter A. Smars and Guy S. Reeder
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2008 1:31
  27. Global health experts identify emergency obstetric care (EmOC) as the most important intervention to improve maternal survival in low- and middle-income countries. In Zambia, 1 in 27 women will die of maternal...

    Authors: Adam C. Levine, Regan H. Marsh, Sara W. Nelson, Lynda Tyer-Viola and Thomas F. Burke
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2008 1:32
  28. The purpose of this study is to identify the rate of emergency department (ED) intubation and the mortality associated with ED intubation.

    Authors: Leon D. Sanchez, J. Scott Goudie, Jennifer De la Pena, Kevin Ban and Jonathan Fisher
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2008 1:28
  29. Our aim was to determine the characteristics of patients presenting with syncope at a tertiary care hospital in Karachi, Pakistan.

    Authors: Muhammad Junaid Patel, Nadeem Ullah Khan, Abdul Jawwad Samdani, Muhammad Furqan, Aamir Hameed, Muhammad Shoaib Khan, Syed Imran Ayaz and Muhammad Omer Jamil
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2008 1:15
  30. The triad of acute osteomyelitis, deep venous thrombophlebitis, and septic pulmonary embolism is a rare, but life-threatening syndrome in children that requires prompt recognition and treatment. We report two ...

    Authors: Amy A. LePage, Erik P. Hess and Raquel M. Schears
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2008 1:6

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