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  1. Brief Research Report

    A need to reconsider guidelines on management of primary spontaneous pneumothorax?

    The key guidelines in the management of primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP) include the 2010 British Thoracic Society (BTS) Pleural Disease guideline and 2001 American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) Con...

    Jiyoon Yoon, Parthipan Sivakumar, Kevin O’Kane and Liju Ahmed

    International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2017 10:9

    Published on: 21 February 2017

  2. STATE OF INTERNATIONAL EMERGENCY MEDICINE

    Emergency medical service systems in Sri Lanka: problems of the past, challenges of the future

    The concept of emergency medical services (EMS) is new to Sri Lanka. This article describes the development, delivery, and future ideas for EMS in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka also faces frequent natural hazards that ...

    Kelum Wimalaratne, Jeong IL Lee, Kang Hyun Lee, Hee Young Lee, Jung Hun Lee and In Hye Kang

    International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2017 10:10

    Published on: 21 February 2017

  3. Clinical Image

    Stercoral colitis mimicking appendicitis

    Stercoral colitis is an inflammatory process involving the colonic wall related to fecal impaction. This rare condition is associated with high morbidity-mortality.

    Abdelghafour Elkoundi, Mustapha Bensghir and Charki Haimeur

    International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2017 10:7

    Published on: 20 February 2017

  4. Original Research

    Blood product transfusion in emergency department patients: a case-control study of practice patterns and impact on outcome

    Blood product transfusion occurs in a significant percentage of intensive care unit (ICU) patients. Pulmonary complications, such as acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), occurring in the setting of tran...

    Alexander Beyer, Ryan Rees, Christopher Palmer, Brian T. Wessman and Brian M. Fuller

    International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2017 10:5

    Published on: 2 February 2017

  5. Case report

    How to manage tension gastrothorax: a case report of tension gastrothorax with multiple trauma due to traumatic diaphragmatic rupture

    Tension gastrothorax is a kind of obstructive shock with prolapse and distention of the stomach into the thoracic cavity. Progressive gastric distension leads to mediastinal shift, reduced venous return, decre...

    Naofumi Bunya, Keigo Sawamoto, Shuji Uemura, Takashi Toyohara, Yukino Mori, Ryoko Kyan, Kei Miyata, Hideto Irifune, Keisuke Harada and Eichi Narimatsu

    International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2017 10:4

    Published on: 26 January 2017

  6. Case report

    Hyperkalemia masked by pseudo-stemi infarct pattern and cardiac arrest

    Hyperkalemia is a common electrolyte abnormality and has well-recognized early electrocardiographic manifestations including PR prolongation and symmetric T wave peaking. With severe increase in serum potassiu...

    Shareez Peerbhai, Luke Masha, Adrian DaSilva-DeAbreu and Abhijeet Dhoble

    International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2017 10:3

    Published on: 26 January 2017

  7. Original research

    Operational demands on pre-hospital emergency care for burn injuries in a middle-income setting: a study in the Western Cape, South Africa

    Burns occur disproportionately within low-socioeconomic populations. The Western Cape Province of South Africa represents a middle-income setting with a high rate of burns, few specialists and few burn centres...

    Rachel L. Allgaier, Lucie Laflamme and Lee A. Wallis

    International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2017 10:2

    Published on: 25 January 2017

  8. Original research

    The effectiveness of rapid sequence intubation (RSI) versus non-RSI in emergency department: an analysis of multicenter prospective observational study

    Although rapid sequence intubation (RSI) is the method of choice in emergency department (ED) airway management, data to support the use of RSI remain scarce. We sought to compare the effectiveness of airway m...

    Masashi Okubo, Koichiro Gibo, Yusuke Hagiwara, Yukiko Nakayama and Kohei Hasegawa

    International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2017 10:1

    Published on: 25 January 2017

  9. Brief Research Report

    Intravenous enalaprilat for treatment of acute hypertensive heart failure in the emergency department

    Afterload reduction with bolus enalaprilat is used by some for management of acute hypertensive heart failure (HF) but existing data on the safety and effectiveness of this practice are limited. The purpose of...

    Syed Imran Ayaz, Craig M. Sharkey, Gregory M. Kwiatkowski, Suprat Saely Wilson, Reba S. John, Rosa Tolomello, Arushi Mahajan, Scott Millis and Phillip D. Levy

    International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2016 9:28

    Published on: 28 December 2016

  10. Letters to the Editor

    Funding global emergency medicine research—from seed grants to NIH support

    Funding for global health has grown significantly over the past two decades. Numerous funding opportunities for international development and research work exist; however, they can be difficult to navigate. Th...

    Bhakti Hansoti, Adam Levine, Latha Ganti, Rockefeller Oteng, Taylor DesRosiers, Payal Modi and Jeremy Brown

    International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2016 9:27

    Published on: 18 October 2016

  11. Original Research

    The readiness of emergency and trauma care in low- and middle-income countries: a cross-sectional descriptive study of 42 public hospitals in Albania

    Traumatic injuries have become a substantial but neglected epidemic in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), but emergency rooms (ERs) in these countries are often staffed with healthcare providers who hav...

    Rifat Latifi, Jayleen K. L. Gunn, John A. Stroster, Edmond Zaimi, Fatos Olldashi, Agron Dogjani, Mihal Kerci, Xheladin Draçini, Julian Kuçani, Zhaneta Shatri, Agim Kociraj, Arian Boci and Ross I. Donaldson

    International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2016 9:26

    Published on: 7 October 2016

  12. Original Research

    Antibiotic prophylaxis for oral lacerations: our emergency department’s experience

    The purpose of this study was to examine the emergency physician (EP) practice of prescribing prophylactic antibiotics for patients with oral lacerations. A secondary outcome measure was the infection rate of ...

    Suzanne Lilley Katsetos, Roxanne Nagurka, Jaclyn Caffrey, Steven E. Keller and Tiffany Murano

    International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2016 9:24

    Published on: 13 September 2016

  13. Original Research

    Knowledge about systemic inflammatory response syndrome and sepsis: a survey among Dutch emergency department nurses

    Sepsis has a high mortality. Early recognition and timely treatment are essential for patient survival. The aim of this study is to examine the factors that influence the knowledge and recognition of systemic ...

    L. C. van den Hengel, T. Visseren, P. E. Meima-Cramer, P. P. M. Rood and S. C. E. Schuit

    International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2016 9:19

    Published on: 15 July 2016

  14. Original Research

    An innovative safe anesthesia and analgesia package for emergency pediatric procedures and surgeries when no anesthetist is available

    Adequate pain control through sedation and anesthesia for emergency procedures is a crucial aspect of pediatric emergency care. Resources for administering such anesthesia are extremely limited in many low-inc...

    Kevin R. Schwartz, Karla Fredricks, Zaid Al Tawil, Taylor Kandler, Stella A. Odenyo, Javan Imbamba, Brett D. Nelson and Thomas F. Burke

    International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2016 9:16

    Published on: 10 June 2016

  15. Practice innovations in emergency medicine

    Implementation of the Canadian Emergency Department Triage and Acuity Scale (CTAS) in an Urgent Care Center in Saudi Arabia

    The objectives of the study is to review and assess the implementation of the applied modified five-level triage and acuity scale triage system in AL-Yarmook Urgent Care Center (UCC), King Abdulaziz Residentia...

    Abdullah Arafat, Ali Al-Farhan and Hiba Abu Khalil

    International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2016 9:17

    Published on: 10 June 2016

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