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  1. Frequent users of emergency departments (FUED) account for a disproportionate number of emergency department (ED) visits and contribute to a wide range of challenges for ED staff. While several research has do...

    Authors: Michael von Allmen, Véronique S. Grazioli, Miriam Kasztura, Oriane Chastonay, Joanna C. Moullin, Olivier Hugli, Jean-Bernard Daeppen and Patrick Bodenmann

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2021 21:92

    Content type: Research

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  2. Adverse attitudes and insufficient knowledge about organ donation after Circulatory Determined Death (DCD) among emergency staff can have important consequences for the proper identification of potential DCD d...

    Authors: Jafar Kondori, Rouzbeh Rajaei Ghafouri, Vahid Zamanzadeh, Ahmad Mirza Aghazadeh Attari, Stephen R. Large and Zahra Sheikhalipour

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2021 21:91

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  3. Endotracheal intubation continues to be the gold standard for securing the airway in emergency situations. Difficult intubation is still a dreadful situation when securing the airway.

    Authors: Hannes Ecker, Simone Kolvenbach, Sebastian Stranz, Holger Herff and Wolfgang A. Wetsch

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2021 21:90

    Content type: Research

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  4. The vast impact of COVID-19 call for the identification of clinical parameter that can help predict a torpid evolution. Among these, endothelial injury has been proposed as one of the main pathophysiological m...

    Authors: Sara Velazquez, Rodrigo Madurga, José María Castellano, Jesús Rodriguez-Pascual, Santiago Ruiz de Aguiar Diaz Obregon, Sara Jimeno, Juan Ignacio Montero, Paula Sol Ventura Wichner and Alejandro López-Escobar

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2021 21:89

    Content type: Research

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  5. Some emergency departments use triage scales, such as the Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale and Japan Urgent Stroke Triage Score, to detect life-threatening situations. However, these protocols have not been us...

    Authors: Noriaki Yamada, Yuichiro Kitagawa, Takahiro Yoshida, Sho Nachi, Hideshi Okada and Shinji Ogura

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2021 21:87

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Emergency general surgery (EGS) patients presenting with sepsis remain a challenge. The Surviving Sepsis Campaign recommends a 30 mL/kg fluid bolus in these patients, but recent studies suggest an association ...

    Authors: Benjamin Moran, Erin Major, Joseph A. Kufera, Samuel A. Tisherman and Jose Diaz

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2021 21:86

    Content type: Research

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  7. To explore the role of a first-aid fast track channel in rescuing children with airway foreign bodies and to analyse and summarize the experience and lessons of the first-aid fast track channel in rescuing air...

    Authors: Yong-chao Chen, Zhi-xiong Xian, Sai-hong Han, Lan Li and Yi-shu Teng

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2021 21:85

    Content type: Research

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  8. Sepsis is a life-threatening condition, causing almost one fifth of all deaths worldwide. The aim of the current study was to identify variables predictive of 7- and 30-day mortality among variables reflective...

    Authors: Adam Karlsson, Willem Stassen, Amy Loutfi, Ulrika Wallgren, Eric Larsson and Lisa Kurland

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2021 21:84

    Content type: Research

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  9. The Emergency Medicine Palliative Care Access (EMPallA) trial is a large, multicenter, parallel, two-arm randomized controlled trial in emergency department (ED) patients comparing two models of palliative car...

    Authors: Abigail M. Schmucker, Mara Flannery, Jeanne Cho, Keith S. Goldfeld and Corita Grudzen

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2021 21:83

    Content type: Research article

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  10. This study aimed to determine the cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) knowledge level and factors affecting the current CPR knowledge level among EMTs and paramedics working in the Kayseri 112 emergency health...

    Authors: Celal Levent Kayadelen, Ayşe Nilgün Kayadelen and Polat Durukan

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2021 21:82

    Content type: Research

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  11. In order to reduce the incidence of in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA) at general wards, medical emergency teams (MET) were implemented in the Capital Region of Denmark in 2012 as the efferent part of a track a...

    Authors: Andreas Creutzburg, Dan Isbye and Lars S. Rasmussen

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2021 21:79

    Content type: Research

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  12. The time from injury to treatment is considered as one of the major determinants for patient outcome after trauma. Previous studies already attempted to investigate the correlation between prehospital time and...

    Authors: E. Berkeveld, Z. Popal, P. Schober, W. P. Zuidema, F. W. Bloemers and G. F. Giannakopoulos

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2021 21:78

    Content type: Research

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  13. Traumatic arrests increasingly affect young adults worldwide with low reported survival rates. This study examines factors associated with survival (to hospital discharge) in traumatic arrests transported to U...

    Authors: Abdel-Badih Ariss, Rana Bachir and Mazen El Sayed

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2021 21:77

    Content type: Research

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  14. Ultrasonography (US) is recently used frequently as a tool for airway assessment prior to intubation (endotracheal tube (ETT) placement), and several indicators have been proposed in studies with different rep...

    Authors: Mehran Sotoodehnia, Hosein Rafiemanesh, Hadi Mirfazaelian, Arash Safaie and Alireza Baratloo

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2021 21:76

    Content type: Research article

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  15. The aim of this study was to determine the rate and topography of intra-pelvic arterial lesions associated with high-energy blunt pelvic ring injuries (PRI).

    Authors: Anna-Eliane Abboud, Sana Boudabbous, Elisabeth Andereggen, Michaël de Foy, Alexandre Ansorge and Axel Gamulin

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2021 21:75

    Content type: Research

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  16. In March 2020 we faced a huge spread of the epidemic of SARS-CoV2 in northern Italy; the Emergency Departments (ED) and the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) were overwhelmed by patients requiring care. The hos...

    Authors: A. Jachetti, G. Colombo, B. Brignolo-Ottolini, J. Franchi, M. Solbiati, M. Pecorino Meli, P. Bosco and G. Costantino

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2021 21:74

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Injuries continue to be an important cause of morbidity and mortality in the developed and developing world. School-age children are more likely to experience unintentional injuries in the school, while they a...

    Authors: Belayneh Shetie Workneh, Enyew Getaneh Mekonen and Mohammed Seid Ali

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2021 21:73

    Content type: Research

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  18. The Emergency Repartment (ER) is one of the most used areas in healthcare institutions. Problems with over utilisation and overcrowding have been reported worldwide. This study aims at examining the characteri...

    Authors: Mohammad H. Al-Qahtani, Abdullah A. Yousef, Bassam H. Awary, Waleed H. Albuali, Mohammed A. Al Ghamdi, Reem S. AlOmar, Nouf A. AlShamlan, Haneen A. Yousef, Sameerah Motabgani, Naheel A. AlAmer, Kawthar M. Alsawad, Fatimah Y. Altaweel, Kawther S. Altaweel, Roaya A. AlQunais, Fatima A. Alsubaie and Malak A. Al Shammari

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2021 21:72

    Content type: Research

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  19. In-hospital mortality and short-term mortality are indicators that are commonly used to evaluate the outcome of emergency department (ED) treatment. Although several scoring systems and machine learning-based ...

    Authors: Jinwoo Jeong, Sung Woo Lee, Won Young Kim, Kap Su Han, Su Jin Kim and Hyungoo Kang

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2021 21:71

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Sepsis can be detected in an early stage in the emergency department (ED) by biomarkers and clinical scoring systems. A combination of multiple biomarkers or biomarker with clinical scoring system might result...

    Authors: Kirby Tong-Minh, Iris Welten, Henrik Endeman, Tjebbe Hagenaars, Christian Ramakers, Diederik Gommers, Eric van Gorp and Yuri van der Does

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2021 21:70

    Content type: Research article

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  21. According to the literature, the validity and reliability of medical documentation concerning episodes of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is suboptimal. However, little is known about documentation quality...

    Authors: Michael S. Dittmar, Sabrina Zimmermann, Marcus Creutzenberg, Sylvia Bele, Diane Bitzinger, Dirk Lunz, Bernhard M. Graf and Martin Kieninger

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2021 21:69

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  22. Medical scoring systems are potentially useful to make optimal use of available resources. A variety of models have been developed for illness measurement and stratification of patients in Emergency Department...

    Authors: Zahra Rahmatinejad, Fariba Tohidinezhad, Fatemeh Rahmatinejad, Saeid Eslami, Ali Pourmand, Ameen Abu-Hanna and Hamidreza Reihani

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2021 21:68

    Content type: Research

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  23. Coronavirus disease highly contagious, is prevalent in all age and sex groups infecting the respiratory system. The present study seeks to investigate the epidemiology and effective factors in mortality of pat...

    Authors: Davoud Adham, Shahram Habibzadeh, Hassan Ghobadi, Shabnam Asghari Jajin, Abbas Abbasi-Ghahramanloo and Eslam Moradi-Asl

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2021 21:67

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Uncomplicated hyperglycaemia is a common presentation in the emergency department (ED). Rapid glucose control is associated with the risk of iatrogenic hypoglycaemia. We sought to determine the safety of a rap...

    Authors: I. Ibrahim, R. Macatangay, C. Y. Chai, C. M. Khoo and M. Mahadevan

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2021 21:66

    Content type: Research

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  25. Trends in the characteristics and disease severity of patients using an after-hours house call (AHHC) medical service changed during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. However, there have been no rep...

    Authors: Ryota Inokuchi, Kojiro Morita, Masao Iwagami, Taeko Watanabe, Masatoshi Ishikawa and Nanako Tamiya

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2021 21:64

    Content type: Research

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  26. Population ageing and increased prevalence of chronic diseases result in the emergence of new demands in prehospital care. The prehospital system is facing an increase of cases without acute threat to life (so...

    Authors: Séverine Vuilleumier, Assunta Fiorentino, Sandrine Dénéréaz and Thierry Spichiger

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2021 21:63

    Content type: Research

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  27. Chest pain is one of the commonest presenting complaints in urgent/emergency care, with a lifelong prevalence of up to 25% in the adult population. Pleuritic chest pain is a subset of high investigation burden...

    Authors: Gabor Xantus, Derek Burke and Peter Kanizsai

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2021 21:62

    Content type: Research

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  28. During the COVID-19 pandemic, a decrease in the number of patients presenting with acute appendicitis was observed. It is unclear whether this caused a shift towards more complicated cases of acute appendiciti...

    Authors: Jochem C. G. Scheijmans, Alexander B. J. Borgstein, Carl A. J. Puylaert, Wouter J. Bom, Said Bachiri, Eduard A. van Bodegraven, Amarins T. A. Brandsma, Floor M. ter Brugge, Steve M. M. de Castro, Roy Couvreur, Lotte C. Franken, Marcia P. Gaspersz, Michelle R. de Graaff, Hannah Groenen, Suzanne C. Kleipool, Toon J. L. Kuypers…

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2021 21:61

    Content type: Research

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  29. Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a common complication of hospitalized trauma patients and has an adverse impact on patient outcomes. However, there is still a lack of appropriate tools for effectively predicti...

    Authors: Lingxiao He, Lei Luo, Xiaoling Hou, Dengbin Liao, Ran Liu, Chaowei Ouyang and Guanglin Wang

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2021 21:60

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  30. During the recent outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019), Lombardy was the most affected region in Italy, with 87,000 patients and 15,876 deaths up to May 26, 2020. Since February 22, 2020, well befor...

    Authors: Laura Castoldi, Monica Solbiati, Giorgio Costantino and Elena Casiraghi

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2021 21:59

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  31. Highly empiric use of carbapenem in pyogenic liver abscess (PLA) is widespread problem. However, few studies have examined the association between blood culture and carbapenem use in patients with PLA in China...

    Authors: Shuangjun He, Jie Yu, Hairong Wang, Lifeng Wang, Yi Chen and Wei Zhou

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2021 21:58

    Content type: Research article

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  32. For adequate ventilation during bag-valve-mask ventilation, rescuers should ensure a proper mask seal using the one-handed or two-handed technique. Little is known about the magnitude of sealing forces of a ba...

    Authors: Dongchoon Uhm and Ajung Kim

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2021 21:57

    Content type: Research

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  33. Emergency department (ED) visits due to non-coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) conditions have drastically decreased since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. This study aimed to identify the magnitude, ch...

    Authors: Maaike Nab, Robyn van Vehmendahl, Inne Somers, Yvonne Schoon and Gijs Hesselink

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2021 21:56

    Content type: Research

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  34. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Kingdom included large scale changes to healthcare delivery, without fully understanding the potential for unexpected effects caused by these changes.

    Authors: Jeremy W. Tankel, David Ratcliffe, Martin Smith, Andrew Mullarkey, Jennifer Pover, Zoe Marsden, Paula Bennett and Darren Green

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2021 21:55

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  35. In-flight medical emergencies (IMEs) are common, and for a traveling physician, it is very likely to encounter such a condition. Data discussing this issue are limited. Thus, this study aimed to evaluate the w...

    Authors: Nouf A. AlShamlan, Reem S. AlOmar, Majd Mohammed Alrayes, Saud K. Alkhaldi, Ali Hamad Alomar, Abdulrahman Abdulaziz Alghamdi, Fares Mohammad Nassef, Sarah Hussain Al-Matar and Hatem A. Alqahtani

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2021 21:54

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  36. Telephone triage within out-of-hours (OOH) services aims to ascertain the urgency of a caller’s medical condition in order to determine the correct type of health care needed, ensuring patient safety. To impro...

    Authors: Sita LeBlanc Thilsted, Fredrik Folke, Janne S. Tolstrup, Lau Caspar Thygesen and Hejdi Gamst-Jensen

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2021 21:53

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Endothelial glycocalyx (EG) abnormal degradation were widely found in critical illness. However, data of EG degradation in multiple traumas is limited. We performed a study to assess the EG degradation and the...

    Authors: Feng Qi, Hao Zhou, Peng Gu, Zhi-He Tang, Bao-Feng Zhu, Jian-Rong Chen, Jin-Song Zhang and Feng Li

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2021 21:52

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Airway management in patients with out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is important and several methods are used. The establishment of a supraglottic airway device (SAD) is a common technique used during OHC...

    Authors: Maja Pålsdatter Lønvik, Odd Eirik Elden, Mats Joakimsen Lunde, Trond Nordseth, Karin Elvenes Bakkelund and Oddvar Uleberg

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2021 21:51

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  39. For decades, Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) contribute greatly to prehospital patient care by performing advanced medical interventions on-scene. Unnecessary dispatches, resulting in cancellation...

    Authors: E. Berkeveld, T. C. N. Sierkstra, P. Schober, L. A. Schwarte, M. Terra, M. A. de Leeuw, F. W. Bloemers and G. F. Giannakopoulos

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2021 21:50

    Content type: Research article

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  40. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Jens Wretborn, Håkan Starkenberg, Thoralph Ruge, Daniel B. Wilhelms and Ulf Ekelund

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2021 21:49

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Emergency Medicine 2021 21:21

  41. Emergency departments (EDs) across Canada are increasingly prescribing buprenorphine for opioid use disorder (OUD). The objective of this study was to identify the current knowledge, attitudes, and behaviours ...

    Authors: David Wiercigroch, Patricia Hoyeck, Hasan Sheikh and Jennifer Hulme

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2021 21:48

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  42. Suicide is a painful consequence of many psychiatric disorders and one of the most frequent psychiatric emergencies. Generally, pre-hospital technician is the first person in the treatment chain who attends th...

    Authors: Fatemeh Shirzad, Shakiba Gholamzad, Maisam Shafiee and Seyed Vahid Shariat

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2021 21:47

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  43. Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2021 21:46

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Emergency Medicine 2021 21:6

  44. The initial care of patients with sepsis is commonly performed by ambulance clinicians (ACs). Early identification, care and treatment are vital for patients with sepsis to avoid adverse outcomes. However, kno...

    Authors: Agnes Olander, Anders Bremer, Annelie J. Sundler, Magnus Andersson Hagiwara and Henrik Andersson

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2021 21:45

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  45. When in need of emergency care and ambulance services, the ambulance nurse is often the first point of contact for the patient with healthcare. This role requires comprehensive knowledge of the ambulance nurse...

    Authors: Veronica Vicente, Anders Johansson, Magnus Selling, Johnny Johansson, Sebastian Möller and Lizbet Todorova

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2021 21:44

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  46. The COVID-19 pandemic and the associated lockdowns have caused significant disruptions across society, including changes in the number of emergency department (ED) visits. This study aims to investigate the im...

    Authors: J. Panovska-Griffiths, J. Ross, S. Elkhodair, C. Baxter-Derrington, C. Laing and R. Raine

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2021 21:43

    Content type: Research article

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