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  1. 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

    Content type: Brief Research Report

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  2. 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

    Content type: State of International EM

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  3. 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

    Content type: Brief Research Report

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  4. 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

    Content type: Brief Research Report

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  5. 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

    Content type: Original Article

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  6. 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

    Content type: Original Article

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  7. 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

    Content type: Brief Research Report

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  8. 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

    Content type: Brief Research Report

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  9. 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

    Content type: Original Article

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  10. 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

    Content type: Article

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  11. Our aim was to study the outcomes and predictors of in-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) among adult patients at a tertiary care centre in Pakistan.

    Authors: Nadeem Ullah Khan, Junaid A. Razzak, Humaid Ahmed, Muhammad Furqan, Ali Faisal Saleem, Hammad Alam, Anwar ul Huda, Uzma Rahim Khan and Rifat Rehmani

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2008 1:16

    Content type: Original Article

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  12. 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

    Content type: Original Article

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  13. Authors: Wei-Jing Lee, Yu-Hui Lu and Jung-Chun Lei

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2008 1:12

    Content type: Clinical Image

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  14. We report a case of herniation of abdominal contents into the left hemithorax in a patient with a history of vague left-sided thoracoabdominal trauma 18 days previous to admission and who also had a recent 1-w...

    Authors: Amila C. A. C. Y. Punyadasa and Augustine Tee

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2008 1:7

    Content type: Case Report

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  15. Authors: Raquel M. Schears and Jamie M. Hess

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2008 1:1

    Content type: Clinical Images

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  16. There has been no previous study into the state of emergency medicine in Azerbaijan. As a legacy of the Soviet Semashko system, the “specialty” model of emergency medicine and integrated emergency departments ...

    Authors: Harsh Sule, Shirin Kazimov, Oktay Shahmaliyev and Adam Sirois

    Citation: International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2008 1:9

    Content type: State of International EM Paper

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