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  1. Research article

    The association of Emergency Department presentations in pregnancy with hospital admissions for postnatal depression (PND): a cohort study based on linked population data

    To investigate the impact of presenting to an Emergency Department (ED) during pregnancy on postnatal depression (PND) in women in New South Wales (NSW), Australia.

    Fenglian Xu, Elizabeth A. Sullivan, Roberto Forero and Caroline S. E. Homer

    BMC Emergency Medicine 2017 17:12

    Published on: 23 March 2017

  2. Research article

    Prevalence and predictors of intra-abdominal hypertension and compartment syndrome in surgical patients in critical care units at Kenyatta National Hospital

    Intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH) affects almost every organ sytem.If it is not detected early and corrected, mortality would be high. The prevalence of IAH and abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) at Kenyatt...

    A. Muturi, P. Ndaguatha, Daniel Ojuka and A. Kibet

    BMC Emergency Medicine 2017 17:10

    Published on: 23 March 2017

  3. Correspondence

    Aerial medical evacuation of health workers with suspected Ebola virus disease in Guinea Conakry-interest of a negative pressure isolation pod-a case series

    We report 4 cases of Health Workers (HW) suspected of having contracted Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), transported from the Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) Ebola Treatment Centre (ETC) in N’Zerek...

    Jean-Michel Dindart, Olivier Peyrouset, Romain Palich, Abdoul Bing, Richard Kojan, Solenne Barbe, Souley Harouna and Nikki Blackwell

    BMC Emergency Medicine 2017 17:9

    Published on: 11 March 2017

  4. Research article

    Effectiveness of a community paramedic-led health assessment and education initiative in a seniors’ residence building: the Community Health Assessment Program through Emergency Medical Services (CHAP-EMS)

    Seniors living in subsidized housing have lower income, poorer health, and increased risk for cardiometabolic diseases and falls. Seniors also account for more than one third of calls to Emergency Medical Serv...

    G. Agarwal, R. Angeles, M. Pirrie, F. Marzanek, B. McLeod, J. Parascandalo and L. Dolovich

    BMC Emergency Medicine 2017 17:8

    Published on: 9 March 2017

  5. Research article

    Improved recognition of ineffective chest compressions after a brief Crew Resource Management (CRM) training: a prospective, randomised simulation study

    Chest compressions are a core element of cardio-pulmonary resuscitation. Despite periodic training, real-life chest compressions have been reported to be overly shallow and/or fast, very likely affecting patie...

    Leopold Haffner, Moritz Mahling, Alexander Muench, Christoph Castan, Paul Schubert, Aline Naumann, Silke Reddersen, Anne Herrmann-Werner, Jörg Reutershan, Reimer Riessen and Nora Celebi

    BMC Emergency Medicine 2017 17:7

    Published on: 3 March 2017

  6. Research article

    A nationwide survey of first aid training and encounters in Norway

    Bystander first aid can improve survival following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest or trauma. Thus, providing first aid education to laypersons may lead to better outcomes. In this study, we aimed to establish ...

    Håkon Kvåle Bakke, Tine Steinvik, Johan Angell and Torben Wisborg

    BMC Emergency Medicine 2017 17:6

    Published on: 23 February 2017

  7. Research article

    A review of enhanced paramedic roles during and after hospital handover of stroke, myocardial infarction and trauma patients

    Ambulance paramedics play a critical role expediting patient access to emergency treatments. Standardised handover communication frameworks have led to improvements in accuracy and speed of information transfe...

    Darren Flynn, Richard Francis, Shannon Robalino, Joanne Lally, Helen Snooks, Helen Rodgers, Graham McClelland, Gary A. Ford and Christopher Price

    BMC Emergency Medicine 2017 17:5

    Published on: 23 February 2017

  8. Research article

    A qualitative study to identify barriers to deployment and student training in the use of automated external defibrillators in schools

    Student training in use of automated external defibrillators and deployment of such defibrillators in schools is recommended to increase survival after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Low implementation rates ...

    Line Zinckernagel, Carolina Malta Hansen, Morten Hulvej Rod, Fredrik Folke, Christian Torp-Pedersen and Tine Tjørnhøj-Thomsen

    BMC Emergency Medicine 2017 17:3

    Published on: 19 January 2017

  9. Research article

    Factors affecting the exposure, vulnerability and emergency medical service capacity for victims of road traffic incidents in Kampala Metropolitan Area: a Delphi study

    The Kampala Metropolitan Area (KMA) is the fastest developing region in Uganda. Over recent years, this has placed exponential demand on the road sector, which consequently has contributed to rapid growth in m...

    Joseph Kimuli Balikuddembe, Ali Ardalan, Davoud Khorasani-Zavareh, Amir Nejati and Stephen Kasiima

    BMC Emergency Medicine 2017 17:1

    Published on: 7 January 2017

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Emergency Medicine 2017 17:4

  10. Study protocol

    Prehospital critical care for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: An observational study examining survival and a stakeholder-focused cost analysis

    Survival rates from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) remain low, despite remarkable efforts to improve care. A number of ambulance services in the United Kingdom (UK) have developed prehospital critical c...

    Johannes von Vopelius-Feldt, Jane Powell, Richard Morris and Jonathan Benger

    BMC Emergency Medicine 2016 16:47

    Published on: 7 December 2016

  11. Research article

    The Sydney Triage to Admission Risk Tool (START) to predict Emergency Department Disposition: A derivation and internal validation study using retrospective state-wide data from New South Wales, Australia

    Disposition decisions are critical to the functioning of Emergency Departments. The objectives of the present study were to derive and internally validate a prediction model for inpatient admission from the Em...

    Michael M. Dinh, Saartje Berendsen Russell, Kendall J. Bein, Kris Rogers, David Muscatello, Richard Paoloni, Jon Hayman, Dane R. Chalkley and Rebecca Ivers

    BMC Emergency Medicine 2016 16:46

    Published on: 3 December 2016

  12. Study protocol

    Testing a videogame intervention to recalibrate physician heuristics in trauma triage: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

    Between 30 and 40 % of patients with severe injuries receive treatment at non-trauma centers (under-triage), largely because of physician decision making. Existing interventions to improve triage by physicians...

    Deepika Mohan, Matthew R. Rosengart, Baruch Fischhoff, Derek C. Angus, Coreen Farris, Donald M. Yealy, David J. Wallace and Amber E. Barnato

    BMC Emergency Medicine 2016 16:44

    Published on: 11 November 2016

  13. Research article

    Intranasal ketamine for acute traumatic pain in the Emergency Department: a prospective, randomized clinical trial of efficacy and safety

    Ketamine has been well studied for its efficacy as an analgesic agent. However, intranasal (IN) administration of ketamine has only recently been studied in the emergency setting. The objective of this study w...

    Shachar Shimonovich, Roy Gigi, Amir Shapira, Tal Sarig-Meth, Danielle Nadav, Mattan Rozenek, Debra West and Pinchas Halpern

    BMC Emergency Medicine 2016 16:43

    Published on: 9 November 2016

  14. Research article

    Retrospective analysis of management of ingested foreign bodies and food impactions in emergency endoscopic setting in adults

    Ingestion of foreign bodies and food impaction represent the second most common endoscopic emergency after bleeding. The aim of this paper is to report the management and the outcomes in 67 patients admitted f...

    Girolamo Geraci, Carmelo Sciume’, Giovanni Di Carlo, Antonino Picciurro and Giuseppe Modica

    BMC Emergency Medicine 2016 16:42

    Published on: 4 November 2016

  15. Research article

    Comparison of antimicrobial resistance patterns of ESBL and non ESBL bacterial isolates among patients with secondary peritonitis at Bugando Medical Centre, Mwanza – Tanzania

    Secondary peritonitis is a common surgical emergence with deadly outcomes when not timely and promptly intervened. The emergence of Extended spectrum beta lactamase producing bacteria (ESBL) poses treatment ch...

    Jeremiah Seni, Enock Sweya, Amri Mabewa, Stephen E. Mshana and Japhet M. Gilyoma

    BMC Emergency Medicine 2016 16:41

    Published on: 21 October 2016

  16. Research article

    Primary triage nurses do not divert patients away from the emergency department at times of high in-hospital bed occupancy - a retrospective cohort study

    Emergency department (ED) overcrowding is frequently described in terms of input- throughput and output. In order to reduce ED input, a concept called primary triage has been introduced in several Swedish EDs....

    Mathias C Blom, Karin Erwander, Lars Gustafsson, Mona Landin-Olsson, Fredrik Jonsson and Kjell Ivarsson

    BMC Emergency Medicine 2016 16:39

    Published on: 22 September 2016

  17. Research article

    Outcomes associated with observation versus short-stay admission among chest pain patients in the Veterans Health Administration

    To determine the extent to which 30- and 90-day hospital readmission and mortality rates differ as a function of whether a chest pain patient is placed in observation status or admitted to the hospital for a s...

    Brad Wright, Amy M. J. O’Shea, Justin M. Glasgow, Padmaja Ayyagari and Mary Vaughan-Sarrazin

    BMC Emergency Medicine 2016 16:38

    Published on: 21 September 2016

  18. Research article

    Keep it simple: vascular risk factors and focal exam findings correctly identify posterior circulation ischemia in “dizzy” patients

    Dizziness is a common chief complaint of patients presenting to the Emergency Department (ED). Physicians must quickly and accurately identify patients whose etiology is most likely ischemia. Additional tools ...

    Karen Chen, Andrea L. C. Schneider, Rafael H. Llinas and Elisabeth B. Marsh

    BMC Emergency Medicine 2016 16:37

    Published on: 13 September 2016

  19. Research article

    Barriers in detecting elder abuse among emergency medical technicians

    Elder abuse and neglect are highly under-reported in the United States. This may be partially attributed to low incidence of reporting among emergency medical technicians’ (EMTs), despite state-mandated report...

    Jennifer M. Reingle Gonzalez, M. Brad Cannell, Katelyn K. Jetelina and Sepeadeh Radpour

    BMC Emergency Medicine 2016 16:36

    Published on: 2 September 2016

  20. Research article

    The incorporation of focused history in checklist for early recognition and treatment of acute illness and injury

    Diagnostic error and delay are critical impediments to the safety of critically ill patients. Checklist for early recognition and treatment of acute illness and injury (CERTAIN) has been developed as a tool th...

    Namita Jayaprakash, Rashid Ali, Rahul Kashyap, Courtney Bennett, Alexander Kogan and Ognjen Gajic

    BMC Emergency Medicine 2016 16:35

    Published on: 31 August 2016

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