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  1. Original Research

    Poor return on investment: investigating the barriers that cause low credentialing yields in a resource-limited clinical ultrasound training programme

    Clinical ultrasound is commonly used in medical practices worldwide due to the multiple benefits the modality offers clinicians. Rigorous credentialing standards are necessary to safeguard patients against ope...

    Hein Lamprecht, Gustav Lemke, Daniel van Hoving, Thinus Kruger and Lee Wallis

    International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2018 11:11

    Published on: 21 February 2018

  2. Original Research

    Germans learn how to save lives: a nationwide CPR education initiative

    Sudden cardiac death is one of the most frequent causes of death in Germany and the third leading cause of death in the industrialized world. Yet, the percentage of people providing first aid in the case of su...

    Manuela Malsy, Richard Leberle and Bernhard Graf

    International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2018 11:9

    Published on: 17 February 2018

  3. Original research

    Procedure rates performed by emergency medicine residents: a retrospective review

    The purpose of our study is to investigate rates of individual procedures performed by residents in our emergency medicine (EM) residency program. Different programs expose residents to different training envi...

    Joshua T. Bucher, Christopher Bryczkowski, Grant Wei, Renee L. Riggs, Anoop Kotwal, Brian Sumner and Jonathan V. McCoy

    International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2018 11:7

    Published on: 14 February 2018

  4. Original Research

    Patient understanding of discharge instructions in the emergency department: do different patients need different approaches?

    Previous studies have demonstrated that patients have poor understanding of the discharge instructions provided from the emergency department (ED). The aims of this study are to determine if patient factors, s...

    Hasan Sheikh, Aleksandar Brezar, Agata Dzwonek, Lawrence Yau and Lisa A. Calder

    International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2018 11:5

    Published on: 8 February 2018

  5. Original research

    Clinical care review systems in healthcare: a systematic review

    Clinical care review is the process of retrospectively examining potential errors or gaps in medical care, aiming for future practice improvement. The objective of our systematic review is to identify the curr...

    Laura E. Walker, David M. Nestler, Torrey A. Laack, Casey M. Clements, Patricia J. Erwin, Lori Scanlan-Hanson and M. Fernanda Bellolio

    International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2018 11:6

    Published on: 8 February 2018

  6. State of International Emergency medicine

    Emergency Medicine in the Kingdom of Bahrain

    It has been more than a decade since emergency medicine became recognized as a specialty in the Kingdom of Bahrain. In the last fifteen years emergency medicine has widely established itself and developed rapi...

    Feras Abuzeyad, Leena Alqusem, Mudhaffar I. Al Farras, Shaikha S. Al Jawder, Ghada Al Qasim and Salah Alghanem

    International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2018 11:4

    Published on: 8 February 2018

  7. Original Research

    Accuracy of emergency department triage using the Emergency Severity Index and independent predictors of under-triage and over-triage in Brazil: a retrospective cohort analysis

    Emergency department (ED) triage is performed to prioritize care for patients with critical and time-sensitive illness. Triage errors create opportunity for increased morbidity and mortality. Here, we sought t...

    Jeremiah S. Hinson, Diego A. Martinez, Paulo S. K. Schmitz, Matthew Toerper, Danieli Radu, James Scheulen, Sarah A. Stewart de Ramirez and Scott Levin

    International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2018 11:3

    Published on: 15 January 2018

  8. Original Research

    A comparative, epidemiological study of acute renal colic presentations to emergency departments in Doha, Qatar, and Melbourne, Australia

    This study aimed to compare the epidemiology, clinical presentations, management, and outcomes of renal colic presentations in two major academic centers from geographically diverse populations: Qatar (a count...

    Sameer A. Pathan, Biswadev Mitra, Zain A. Bhutta, Isma Qureshi, Elle Spencer, Asmaa A. Hameed, Sana Nadeem, Ramsha Tahir, Shahzad Anjum and Peter A. Cameron

    International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2018 11:1

    Published on: 3 January 2018

  9. Letter to the Editor

    Older adults and technology: in telehealth, they may not be who you think they are

    When we established an emergency department-based telemedicine program, we assumed that many older patients would be skeptical of the new technology and choose not to participate. Our assumption was incorrect....

    Peter Greenwald, Michael Ethan Stern, Sunday Clark and Rahul Sharma

    International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2018 11:2

    Published on: 3 January 2018

  10. Original Research

    Procedural sedation and analgesia practices by emergency physicians in the Netherlands: a nationwide survey

    Several efforts have been made to assure and to improve the quality of procedural sedation and analgesia (PSA) performed by emergency physicians (EPs) in The Netherlands. This study investigated the current PS...

    Maybritt I. Kuypers, Gaël J. P. Smits, Suzanne C. Valkenet, Wendy A. M. H. Thijssen and Frans B. Plötz

    International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2017 10:33

    Published on: 15 December 2017

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. 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

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