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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Authors: Wei-Jing Lee, Yung-Ze Cheng and Hung-Jung Lin
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2008 1:39
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Emergency medicine is a new speciality in South Africa. It was first registered in 2003, and there are now 30 specialists in the country, with 10 new graduates from local registrar training programmes and over...

    Authors: Lee A. Wallis, Sharadh R. Garach and Annemarie Kropman
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2008 1:33
  15. In 2003, the King Laryngeal Tube (LT) received FDA approval for US sales. Prehospital systems in urban setting have begun evaluating and adopting the LT for clinical airway management. However, it is not routi...

    Authors: Christopher S. Russi, Michael J. Hartley and Christopher T. Buresh
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2008 1:23
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. While epilepsy is a well-characterized disease, the majority of emergency department (ED) visits for “seizure” involve patients without known epilepsy. The epidemiology of seizure presentations and national pa...

    Authors: Daniel J. Pallin, Joshua N. Goldstein, Jon S. Moussally, Andrea J. Pelletier, Alexander R. Green and Carlos A. Camargo Jr.
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2008 1:24
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. Intubation is one of the most important life-saving procedures performed by emergency physicians (EPs). There is variation in practice when different countries are compared.

    Authors: Leon D. Sanchez, Paolo Di Martino, Matthew Babineau, Michele Lanigra and Kevin M. Ban
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2008 1:19
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. To assess among seriously injured accident victims whether change of the Triage Revised Trauma Score (T-RTS) between first assessment and arrival at the hospital independently predicts mortality.

    Authors: R. A. Lichtveld, A. T. E. Spijkers, J. M. Hoogendoorn, I. F. Panhuizen and Chr. van der Werken
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2008 1:13
  26. Authors: Wei-Jing Lee, Yu-Hui Lu and Jung-Chun Lei
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2008 1:12
  27. Authors: Raquel M. Schears and Jamie M. Hess
    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2008 1:1

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