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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

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