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  1. Letter to the Editor

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

    Clinical decision makings according studies result require the valid and correct data collection, andanalysis. However, there are some common methodological and statistical issues which may ignore by authors. ...

    Manoochehr Karami and Salman Khazaei

    International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2017 10:32

    Published on: 6 December 2017

  2. Original Research

    Variation in outpatient emergency department utilization in Texas Medicaid: a state-level framework for finding “superutilizers”

    Very frequent outpatient emergency department (ED) use—so called “superutilization”—at the state level is not well-studied. To address this gap, we examined frequent ED utilization in the largest state Medicai...

    Chris Delcher, Chengliang Yang, Sanjay Ranka, Joseph Adrian Tyndall, Bruce Vogel and Elizabeth Shenkman

    International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2017 10:31

    Published on: 4 December 2017

  3. Original Research

    Isolated LOC in head trauma associated with significant injury on brain CT scan

    A report of loss of consciousness (LOC) is frequently considered reason enough to obtain a computed tomography (CT) scan in the evaluation of head trauma. We conducted this study to reduce exposure to radiatio...

    Muhammad Waseem, Patrick Iyahen Jr, Hilary Bryan Anderson, Kevin Kapoor, Ramnath Kapoor and Mark Leber

    International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2017 10:30

    Published on: 25 September 2017

  4. Original Research

    Human and equipment resources for difficult airway management, airway education programs, and capnometry use in Japanese emergency departments: a nationwide cross-sectional study

    Although human and equipment resources, proper training, and the verification of endotracheal intubation are vital elements of difficult airway management (DAM), their availability in Japanese emergency depart...

    Yuko Ono, Koichi Tanigawa, Kazuaki Shinohara, Tetsuhiro Yano, Kotaro Sorimachi, Ryota Inokuchi and Jiro Shimada

    International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2017 10:28

    Published on: 13 September 2017

  5. Case report

    Oesophageal coins invisible on chest radiography: a case report

    Coins are made of metal, which is generally radiopaque, and so physicians often have the misconception that all coins are detectable by radiography. Here, we report a case of intentionally swallowed coins in t...

    Jin Takahashi, Takashi Shiga and Hiraku Funakoshi

    International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2017 10:27

    Published on: 5 September 2017

  6. Case report

    Onychomadesis in a 9-month-old boy with hand-foot-mouth disease

    Nail abnormalities in childhood are generally uncommon. Recently, onychomadesis is described as a rare, late complication of hand-foot-mouth disease, which is a viral illness commonly seen in the pediatric age...

    Ibrahim Mortada, Rola Mortada and Mohamad Al Bazzal

    International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2017 10:26

    Published on: 14 August 2017

  7. Brief Research Report

    Attitude of patients, healthcare professionals, and noninjured lay persons towards online video instructions on mild traumatic brain injury: a cross-sectional study

    The objective of this study was to determine the attitude of patients, healthcare professionals, and noninjured lay persons towards adding a video with discharge instructions to patient care for patients with ...

    Amber E. Hoek, Maaike van den Hamer, Carianne K. Deelstra, Ed F. van Beeck, Diederik W. J. Dippel, Juanita A. Haagsma and Pleunie P. M. Rood

    International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2017 10:25

    Published on: 27 July 2017

  8. Original Research

    Team communication patterns in emergency resuscitation: a mixed methods qualitative analysis

    In order to enhance patient safety during resuscitation of critically ill patients, we need to optimize team communication and enhance team situational awareness but little is known about resuscitation team co...

    Lisa Anne Calder, George Mastoras, Mitra Rahimpour, Benjamin Sohmer, Brian Weitzman, A. Adam Cwinn, Tara Hobin and Avi Parush

    International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2017 10:24

    Published on: 14 July 2017

  9. Original Research

    Risk factors for recurrent emergency department visits for hyperglycemia in patients with diabetes mellitus

    Patients with poorly controlled diabetes mellitus may present repeatedly to the emergency department (ED) for management and treatment of hyperglycemic episodes, including diabetic ketoacidosis and hyperosmola...

    Justin W. Yan, Katherine M. Gushulak, Melanie P. Columbus, Kristine van Aarsen, Alexandra L. Hamelin, George A. Wells and Ian G. Stiell

    International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2017 10:23

    Published on: 12 July 2017

  10. Original Research

    Patterns of acute poisoning with pesticides in the paediatric age group

    Pesticides are identified as one of the dangerous poisons globally in children and are associated with increased short- and long-term morbidity. Pesticide poisoning is the most common method of self-poisoning ...

    Kavinda Chandimal Dayasiri, Shaluka F. Jayamanne and Chamilka Y. Jayasinghe

    International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2017 10:22

    Published on: 11 July 2017

  11. Original Research

    Comparison of quality of chest compressions during training of laypersons using Push Heart and Little Anne manikins using blinded CPRcards

    Mass Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training using less expensive and easily portable manikins is one way to increase the number of trained laypeople in a short time. The easy-to-carry, low-cost CPR trai...

    Shota Tanaka, Alexander E. White, Ryo Sagisaka, Guanseng Chong, Eileen Ng, Jinny Seow, Nurul Asyikin MJ, Hideharu Tanaka and Marcus Eng Hock Ong

    International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2017 10:20

    Published on: 24 June 2017

  12. Original Research

    Discharge or admit? Emergency department management of incidental pulmonary embolism in patients with cancer: a retrospective study

    Hospitalization and early anticoagulation therapy remain standard care for patients who present to the emergency department (ED) with pulmonary embolism (PE). For PEs discovered incidentally, however, optimal ...

    Srinivas R. Banala, Sai-Ching Jim Yeung, Terry W. Rice, Cielito C. Reyes-Gibby, Carol C. Wu, Knox H. Todd, W. Frank Peacock and Kumar Alagappan

    International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2017 10:19

    Published on: 6 June 2017

  13. Case report

    The effectiveness of hybrid treatment for sever multiple trauma: a case of multiple trauma for damage control laparotomy and thoracic endovascular repair

    Time is a crucial factor for the successful early management of the multi-trauma patient. Hybrid operating theaters, which support the integration of surgical treatment and interventional radiology, provide op...

    Naofumi Bunya, Keisuke Harada, Yosuke Kuroda, Tsubasa Toyohara, Takashi Toyohara, Narumi Kubota, Ryuichiro Kakizaki, Hideto Irifune, Shuji Uemura and Eichi Narimatsu

    International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2017 10:18

    Published on: 5 June 2017

  14. Original Research

    Markers of diuretic resistance in emergency department patients with acute heart failure

    Loop diuretics are common therapy for emergency department (ED) patients with acute heart failure (AHF). Diuretic resistance (DR) is a term used to describe blunted natriuretic response to loop diuretics. It w...

    Andrew Doering, Cathy A. Jenkins, Alan B. Storrow, JoAnn Lindenfeld, Gregory J. Fermann, Karen F. Miller, Matthew Sperling and Sean P. Collins

    International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2017 10:17

    Published on: 8 May 2017

  15. Original Research

    The current utilization and perceptions of prescription drug monitoring programs among emergency medicine providers in Florida

    Pain is among the most commonly treated symptoms in the emergency department, and opioids are commonly prescribed from the emergency department to treat moderate to severe pain. Prescription drug monitoring pr...

    Henry W. Young II, Joseph A. Tyndall and Linda B. Cottler

    International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2017 10:16

    Published on: 18 April 2017

  16. Review

    Carbon dioxide poisoning: a literature review of an often forgotten cause of intoxication in the emergency department

    The goal of this article was to provide an overview of the literature available on carbon dioxide intoxication. Articles were included based on their focus on medical or physiological effects of carbon dioxide...

    Kris Permentier, Steven Vercammen, Sylvia Soetaert and Christian Schellemans

    International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2017 10:14

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  17. Original Research

    Health among disaster survivors and health professionals after the Haiyan Typhoon: a self-selected Internet-based web survey

    Natural disasters affected millions of people worldwide every year. Evaluation of disaster health and health response interventions is faced with several methodological challenges. This study aimed (1) to desc...

    Karin Hugelius, Mervyn Gifford, Per Örtenwall and Annsofie Adolfsson

    International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2017 10:13

    Published on: 29 March 2017


    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

  19. 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

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