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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Original Research

    A retrospective comparison of helicopter transport versus ground transport in patients with severe sepsis and septic shock

    Helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) extend the reach of a tertiary care center significantly. However, its role in septic patients is unclear. Our study was performed to clarify the role of HEMS in se...

    Rahul Kashyap, Peter W. Anderson, Abhay Vakil, Christopher S. Russi and Rodrigo Cartin-Ceba

    International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2016 9:15

    Published on: 7 June 2016

  10. Original Research

    Diving accidents: a cohort study from the Netherlands

    Diving is, besides professional reasons, an increasingly popular leisure activity. Whilst statistically compared to other sports safe, diving accidents can result in serious complications. In order to treat th...

    J. W. Smithuis, E. Gips, T. P. van Rees Vellinga and M. I. Gaakeer

    International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2016 9:14

    Published on: 12 March 2016

  11. Case report

    “Floating shoulder” injuries

    “Floating shoulder” is a rare injury complex resulting from high-energy blunt force trauma to the shoulder, resulting in scapulothoracic dissociation. It is commonly associated with catastrophic neurovascular ...

    Kenneth Heng

    International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2016 9:13

    Published on: 9 March 2016

  12. Case report

    Case-based discussion: an unusual manifestation of diaphragmatic hernia mimicking pneumothorax in an adult male

    Diaphragmatic hernia is an important cause of emergency hospital admission associated with significant morbidity. It usually results from congenital defect or rupture in the diaphragm due to trauma. Prompt and...

    Pradeep Kumar Vyas, Chintamani Godbole, Susheel Kumar Bindroo, Rajiv S. Mathur, Bharathi Akula and Nilesh Doctor

    International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2016 9:11

    Published on: 29 February 2016

  13. Case Report

    The hyperdense basilar artery sign: a case of locked-in syndrome

    Locked-in syndrome, although a notoriously famous clinical entity, the rarity of the condition coupled with the variability of clinical features on acute presentation represents a potential diagnostic pitfall ...

    Lasanthi Aryasinghe, Yasmin Kazim, Hamza F. Obeid and Husnain Hashim

    International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2016 9:12

    Published on: 29 February 2016

  14. Original Research

    Predictors of early progression to severe sepsis or shock among emergency department patients with nonsevere sepsis

    Progression from nonsevere sepsis—i.e., sepsis without organ failure or shock—to severe sepsis or shock among emergency department (ED) patients has been associated with significant mortality. Early recognitio...

    Andre L. Holder, Namita Gupta, Elizabeth Lulaj, Miriam Furgiuele, Idaly Hidalgo, Michael P. Jones, Tiphany Jolly, Paul Gennis and Adrienne Birnbaum

    International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2016 9:10

    Published on: 24 February 2016

  15. Educational advances in emergency medicine

    Adaptive leadership curriculum for Indian paramedic trainees

    Paramedic trainees in developing countries face complex and chaotic clinical environments that demand effective leadership, communication, and teamwork. Providers must rely on non-technical skills (NTS) to man...

    Aditya Mantha, Nathaniel L. Coggins, Aditya Mahadevan, Rebecca N. Strehlow, Matthew C. Strehlow and S.V. Mahadevan

    International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2016 9:9

    Published on: 20 February 2016

  16. Educational advances in emergency medicine

    Survey of student perception of medical education environment among emergency medicine residents of an academic medical centre in Northern India

    The specialty of emergency medicine is in its infancy state in the long history of the Indian health sciences education system. Little analytical published data is available at the moment in India regarding th...

    Sushant Chhabra, Asit Misra, Sumiyah Shah and Tamorish Kole

    International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2016 9:5

    Published on: 19 February 2016

  17. Original Research

    Analysis of trauma admission data at an urban hospital in Maputo, Mozambique

    Trauma is a major public health concern. Worldwide, injuries resulted in 4.8 million deaths in 2013, an increase of 11 % since 1990. The majority of deaths from trauma in low-and middle-income countries occur ...

    Cátia Luciana Abdulfattáhe Taibo, Troy D. Moon, Orvalho A. Joaquim, Carlos R. Machado, Amina Merchant, Kelly McQueen, Mohsin Sidat and Elena Folgosa

    International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2016 9:6

    Published on: 19 February 2016

  18. Original Research

    Ultrasonographic assessment of inferior vena cava/abdominal aorta diameter index: a new approach of assessing hypovolemic shock class 1

    We designed this study to expand the usage of ultrasound to detect early occurrence of hypovolemia. We explore the potential use of inferior vena cava (IVC) and abdominal aorta (AA) diameter index (IVC:AA) mea...

    Nik Hisamuddin NA Rahman, Rashidi Ahmad, Meera Mohaideen Kareem and Mohammad Iqhbal Mohammed

    International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2016 9:8

    Published on: 19 February 2016

  19. Original Research

    Point-of-care capillary HbA1c measurement in the emergency department: a useful tool to detect unrecognized and uncontrolled diabetes

    Inpatient hyperglycaemia and diabetes mellitus (DM) are common and are associated with an increased risk of complications and mortality. The severity of hyperglycaemia determines the rate of complications in p...

    Fernando Gomez-Peralta, Cristina Abreu, Leonor Andreu-Urioste, Ana Cristina Antolí, Carmen Rico-Fontsaré, David Martín-Fernández, Rosa Resina-Rufes, Juan Jesús Pérez-García, Ángela Negrete-Muñoz, Daniel Muñoz-Álvarez and Guillermo E. Umpierrez

    International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2016 9:7

    Published on: 19 February 2016

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