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  1. Emergency department (ED) crowding is a global burden. Interventions to reduce ED utilization have been widely discussed in the literature, but previous reviews have mainly focused on specific interventions or...

    Authors: Målfrid A. Nummedal, Sarah King, Oddvar Uleberg, Sindre A. Pedersen and Lars Petter Bjørnsen
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:117
  2. At present, the diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) can be made by emergency physicians using the usual complementary tests, since the current troponin and electrocardiogram (ECG) protocols have been ex...

    Authors: Julie Paget Sentagne, Mickaël Ohana, François Severac, Pierrick Le Borgne, Erik-André Sauleau, Pascal Bilbault and Sabrina Kepka
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:116
  3. Emergency personnel are the first line of emergency response systems to respond to emergencies; in essence, they are usually exposed to a wide range of physical and psychological problems. Accordingly, the cur...

    Authors: Milad Ahmadi Marzaleh, Mahmoudreza Peyravi, Esmaeil Ahmadi, Iman Shakibkhah, Hossein Armin, Hadi Mahmoodi and Hossein Avazaghaei
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:115
  4. Increasing numbers of ambulance calls, vacant positions and growing workloads in Emergency Medicine (EM) are increasing the pressure to find adequate solutions. With telemedicine providing health-care services...

    Authors: Seán O’Sullivan, Jennifer Krautwald and Henning Schneider
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:114
  5. The purpose of this study was to investigate the preferred modes of transportation to the hospital among patients with acute stroke and acute myocardial infarction (AMI), as well as to identify the factors tha...

    Authors: Chengcheng He, Yingchun Zhang, Meimei Tang, Xiaohua Ai, Mingxiang Tang, Cheng Tang, Li Li, Wenjin Huang, Xin You, Dewen Zhou, Jiming Zhou, Yan Shi and Min Luo
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:113
  6. Nursing work in the Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat (EENT) emergency department is highly specialised and faces significant challenges. Therefore, a high level of nursing competence is necessary for nurses. To deve...

    Authors: Yanqiu Hu, Fang Wang, Wenzhu Cao and Chunyi Gui
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:112
  7. Overcrowding in the emergency department (ED) is a global problem. Early and accurate recognition of a patient’s disposition could limit time spend at the ED and thus improve throughput and quality of care pro...

    Authors: Lars I. Veldhuis, Laura van der Weide, Prabath Nanayakkara and Jeroen Ludikhuize
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:111
  8. Substance misuse poses a significant public health challenge, characterized by premature morbidity and mortality, and heightened healthcare utilization. While studies have demonstrated that previous hospitaliz...

    Authors: Preeti Gupta, Anoop Mayampurath, Tim Gruenloh, Madeline Oguss, Askar Safipour Afshar, Michael Spigner, Megan Gussick, Matthew Churpek, Todd Lee and Majid Afshar
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:110
  9. With the intensification of the country’s development process, the expansion of cities and population, and the inclusion of Iran in the accident-prone category, reducing the vulnerability of non-structures has...

    Authors: Alireza Basiri, Mohsen Abbasi Farajzadeh, Mohammad Belal and Esmail Heidaranlu
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:109
  10. Teamwork in the context of ambulance services exhibits unique characteristics, as this environment involves a small core team that must adapt to a dynamic team structure that involves health care professionals...

    Authors: Kjetil Myhr, Randi Ballangrud, Karina Aase and Anne Vifladt
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:108
  11. A severely injured patient needs fast transportation to a hospital that can provide definitive care. In Norway, approximately 20% of the population live in rural areas. Primary care doctors (PCDs) play an impo...

    Authors: Kristian Rikstad Myklevoll, Erik Zakariassen, Tone Morken, Valborg Baste, Jesper Blinkenberg and Gunnar Tschudi Bondevik
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:107
  12. Emergency medical service providers are frequently exposed to a variety of stressors as a result of their work environment. These stressors can have detrimental effects on both the physical and mental well-bei...

    Authors: Afshin Khazaei, Ali Afshari, Rasoul Salimi, Abbas Fattahi, Behzad Imani and Mohammad Torabi
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:106
  13. In the health system, hospitals are intricate establishments that offer vital medical services. Their resilience plays a crucial role in mitigating the societal repercussions of disasters. A hospital must poss...

    Authors: Fatemeh Seyghalani Talab, Bahman Ahadinezhad, Omid Khosravizadeh and Mohammad Amerzadeh
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:105
  14. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the mortality of patients who received Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of The Aorta (REBOA) in severe pelvic fracture with hemorrhagic shock.

    Authors: Nasim Ahmed and Yen-Hong Kuo
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:104
  15. Blunt abdominal trauma is a common cause of emergency department admission. Computed tomography (CT) scanning is the gold standard method for identifying intra-abdominal injuries in patients experiencing blunt...

    Authors: Virginia Zarama, Nicolás Torres, Esteban Duque, Juan Pablo Arango-Ibañez, Karina Duran, Valeria Azcárate, Duban A. Maya and Álvaro I. Sánchez
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:103
  16. Sepsis is a leading cause of death and serious illness that requires early recognition and therapeutic management to improve survival. The quick-SOFA score helps in its recognition, but its diagnostic performa...

    Authors: François Saget, Adel Maamar, Maxime Esvan, Arnaud Gacouin, Jacques Bouget, Vincent Levrel, Jean-Marc Tadié, Louis Soulat, Paul Georges Reuter, Nicolas Peschanski and Bruno Laviolle
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:102
  17. Acute Appendicitis (AA) is one of the most common surgical emergencies worldwide. This study aims to investigate the predictive performances of 6 different Machine Learning (ML) algorithms for simple and compl...

    Authors: Hilmi Yazici, Onur Ugurlu, Yesim Aygul, Mehmet Alperen Ugur, Yigit Kaan Sen and Mehmet Yildirim
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:101
  18. Evidence shows that patients who visit the surgical and trauma emergency units may be discharged with untreated or increased pain levels. This study explored nurses’ pain assessment and management approaches a...

    Authors: Thomas Kwame Tata, Lillian Akorfa Ohene, Gladys Akorfa Dzansi and Lydia Aziato
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:100
  19. Timely dispatch of appropriate emergency medical services (EMS) resources to the scene of medical incidents, and/or provision of treatment at the scene by bystanders and medical emergency lay callers (referred...

    Authors: Carin Magnusson, Lucie Ollis, Scott Munro, Jill Maben, Anthony Coe, Oliver Fitzgerald and Cath Taylor
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:99
  20. : This study aimed to investigate the work problems and challenges of male prehospital emergency technicians when faced with female medical emergencies. Given that qualitative research has not been done in thi...

    Authors: Milad Ahmadi Marzaleh, Mahmoudreza Peyravi, Esmaeil Ahmadi, Hadi Mahmoodi, Iman Shakibkhah and Hossein Armin
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:98
  21. An injury is described as any damage to the body that impairs health, and its severity can span from mild to life-threatening. On a global scale, injuries account for approximately 4.4 million deaths annually ...

    Authors: Helina Bogale Abayneh, Stein Ove Danielsen, Kristin Halvorsen and Stine Engebretsen
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:97
  22. The scope of emergency medical services (EMS) has expanded from the urgent care of emergency patients to on-call healthcare services provided in the field with a holistic view of the patient’s wellbeing. This ...

    Authors: Beeda Suokonautio, Anne Kouvonen and Hilla Nordquist
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:96
  23. This study assesses the influence of hyperkalemia on both disease severity and the risk of mortality among patients admitted to the emergency room.

    Authors: Jian Sun, Qingyuan Liu, Samuel Seery, Lu Sun, Yuan Yuan, Wenwen Wang, Yan Wang, Ziwei Cui, Yueguo Wang, Yulan Wang, Jiashan Zhu, Mengping Zhang, Yinglei Lai and Kui Jin
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:95
  24. Rainfall-induced floods represented 70% of the disasters in Japan from 1985 to 2018 and caused various health problems. To improve preparedness and preventive measures, more information is needed on the health...

    Authors: Akihiro Taji, Yui Yumiya, Odgerel Chimed-Ochir, Ami Fukunaga, Yoko Tsurugi, Koji Kiwaki, Kouki Akahoshi, Yoshiki Toyokuni, Kayako Chishima, Seiji Mimura, Akinori Wakai, Hisayoshi Kondo, Yuichi Koido and Tatsuhiko Kubo
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:94
  25. Given the frequency of disasters worldwide, there is growing demand for efficient and effective emergency responses. One challenge is to design suitable retrospective charts to enable knowledge to be gained fr...

    Authors: Pengwei Hu, Zhehao Li, Jing Gui, Honglei Xu, Zhongsheng Fan, Fulei Wu and Xiaorong Liu
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:93
  26. Pre-hospital ambulance service is the most important part of healthcare service. Client satisfaction with the service indicates the degree of adaptation to the appropriate quality and quantity of services. Pat...

    Authors: Fisseha Zeleke Asfaw, Ayalnesh Zemene Yalew, Mezgebu Godie, Ayele Fikadu and Abdata Workina
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:92
  27. Injury is one of the leading causes of death worldwide, and the abdomen is the most common area of trauma after the head and extremities. Abdominal injury is often divided into two categories: blunt and penetr...

    Authors: Sara Mirzamohamadi, Mohammad Navid HajiAbbasi, Vali Baigi, Payman Salamati, Vafa Rahimi-Movaghar, Mohammadreza Zafarghandi, Mehdi Nasr Isfahani, Esmaeil Fakharian, Seyed Houssein Saeed-Banadaky, Morteza Hemmat, Akram Zolfaghari Sadrabad, Salman Daliri, Sobhan Pourmasjedi, Seyed Mohammad Piri, Khatereh Naghdi and Seyed Amir Miratashi Yazdi
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:91
  28. External bleeding is the leading cause of preventable trauma-related death. In certain circumstances, tourniquet application over clothing may be necessary. Therefore, the aim of this study was to assess the e...

    Authors: Raimund Lechner, Amelie Oberst, Yannick Beres, Benjamin Mayer, Martin Kulla, Björn Hossfeld and Holger Gässler
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:90
  29. Video streaming in emergency medical communication centers (EMCC) from caller to medical dispatcher has recently been introduced in some countries. Death by trauma is a leading cause of death and injuries are ...

    Authors: Siri Idland, Jo Kramer-Johansen, Håkon Kvåle Bakke, Milada Hagen, Kristin Tønsager, Hans-Christian Stoud Platou and Magnus Hjortdahl
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:89
  30. Computed tomography (CT) is frequently performed in the patients who admitted to the emergency department (ED), discharged but returned to ED within 72 h. It is unknown whether the main complaints of patients ...

    Authors: Cheng-Yi Fan, Chi-Hsin Chen, Jiun-Wei Chen, Jia-How Chang, Edward Pei-Chuan Huang and Chih-Wei Sung
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:87
  31. The progressive aging of the population and the increasing complexity of health issues contribute to a growing number of older individuals seeking emergency care. This study aims to assess the state of the art...

    Authors: Elena Pinardi, Alice Margherita Ornago, Angelo Bianchetti, Alessandro Morandi, Stefano Mantovani, Alessandra Marengoni, Mauro Colombo, Beatrice Arosio, Chukwuma Okoye, Francesca Cortellaro and Giuseppe Bellelli
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:86
  32. It is well known that patient satisfaction with medical communication in the emergency department (ED) improves patient experience. Investing in good communication practices is highly desirable in the emergenc...

    Authors: Eleonora Dafne Frau, Dea Degabriel, Giorgia Luvini, Roberta Petrino and Laura Uccella
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:85
  33. Strategies to enhance clinicians’ adherence to validated imaging decision rules and increase the appropriateness of imaging remain unclear.

    Authors: Priti Kharel, Joshua R. Zadro, Grace Wong, Kittirut Rojanabenjawong, Adrian Traeger, James Linklater and Christopher G. Maher
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:84
  34. Severe overcrowding of emergency departments (EDs) affects the quality of healthcare. One factor of overcrowding is precariousness, but it has rarely been considered a key factor in designing interventions to ...

    Authors: Michel Rotily, Nicolas Persico, Aurore Lamouroux, Ana Cristina Rojas-Vergara, Anderson Loundou, Mohamed Boucekine, Themistoklis Apostolidis, Sophie Odena, Celia Chischportich and Pascal Auquier
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:83
  35. The classification of trauma patients in emergency settings is a constant challenge for physicians. However, the Injury Severity Score (ISS) is widely used in developed countries, it may be difficult to perfor...

    Authors: Zahra Hakimzadeh, Samad Shams Vahdati, Alireza Ala, Farzad Rahmani, Rouzbeh Rajaei Ghafouri and Mehran Jaberinezhad
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:82
  36. In pre-hospital setting, ambulance provides emergency care and means of transport to arrive at appropriate health centers are as vital as in-hospital care, especially, in developing countries. Accordingly, Eth...

    Authors: Mohammed Ahmed Adem, Zewdu Baye Tezera and Chilot Desta Agegnehu
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:81
  37. Ketamine is recognized as an alternative for pain management; however, concerns about emergent adverse reactions have limited its widespread adoption. This study aimed to assess the efficacy of a short infusio...

    Authors: Elisa Audrey Eddie, Ahmad Zulkarnain Bin Ahmad Zahedi, Sabariah Faizah Binti Jamaluddin and Julina Md Noor
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:80
  38. Given the scarcity of studies analyzing the clinical predictors of pediatric septic cases that would progress to septic shock, this study aimed to determine strong predictors for pediatric emergency department...

    Authors: Chun-Ting Mu, Ying-Jui Lin, Chih-Ho Chen, Shao-Hsuan Hsia, Jainn-Jim Lin, Oi-Wa Chan, Chen-Wei Yen, Chun-Che Chiu, Han-Pi Chang, Ya-Ting Su and En-Pei Lee
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:78
  39. Efficient resource distribution is important. Despite extensive research on response timings within ambulance services, nuances of time from unit dispatch to becoming available still need to be explored. This ...

    Authors: Hassan Farhat, Ahmed Makhlouf, Padarath Gangaram, Kawther El Aifa, Mohamed Chaker Khenissi, Ian Howland, Cyrine Abid, Andre Jones, Ian Howard, Nicholas Castle, Loua Al Shaikh, Moncef Khadhraoui, Imed Gargouri, James Laughton and Guillaume Alinier
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:77
  40. The inflammatory response to burn injuries can lead to organ dysfunction that ultimately results in increased mortality and morbidity. This meta-analysis was conducted to determine the efficacy of inflammatory...

    Authors: Shima Nourigheimasi, Erfan Yazdani, Arshin Ghaedi, Monireh Khanzadeh, Brandon Lucke-Wold, Emma Dioso, Aida Bazrgar, Mehrnoosh Ebadi and Shokoufeh Khanzadeh
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:76
  41. Distribution of take-home naloxone (THN) by emergency services may increase access to THN and reduce deaths and morbidity from opioid overdose. As part of a feasibility study for a randomised controlled trial ...

    Authors: FC Sampson, J Hughes, J Long, P Buykx, SW Goodacre, H Snooks, A Edwards, Bridie Evans, Jenna Jones, Chris Moore and Sasha Johnston
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:75
  42. The presence of nurses during disasters can lead to many consequences. Understanding the nurses’ experiences of these consequences can provide valuable insights. Therefore, this study was conducted to explore ...

    Authors: Jamileh Farokhzadian, Parvin Mangolian Shahrbabaki, Hojjat Farahmandnia, Gülcan Taskiran Eskici and Faezeh Soltani Goki
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:74
  43. As part of the Federal Government of Nigeria’s desire to increase medical coverage among the citizenry, the National Emergency Medical Service and Ambulance Scheme (NEMSAS) was set up and piloted in the FCT in...

    Authors: Sunday Eke Nto, Toluwani Oluwatola, Olugbemisola Samuel, Hilary Okagbue, Sunday Atobatele, Andikan Ibanga, Abdullahi Adegoke, Doubra Emuren, Saidu Ahmed Dumbulwa, Sidney Sampson, Saheed Dipo Isiaka and Salamatu Sadiq
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:73
  44. Exposure to dust can disrupt healthcare services and severely affect all activity domains of the health system. The aim of this study was to explore mitigation strategies for comprehensive health centers again...

    Authors: Arezoo Sarani, Asghar Tavan, Kambiz Bahaadinbeigy, Mohsen Aminzadeh, Seyed Mobin Moradi, Gholamreza Khademipour and Hojjat Farahmandnia
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:72
  45. Lower gastrointestinal bleeding (LGIB) is a common reason for emergency department visits and subsequent hospitalizations. Recent data suggests that low-risk patients may be safely evaluated as an outpatient. ...

    Authors: Barzany Ridha, Nigel Hey, Lauren Ritchie, Ryan Toews, Zachary Turcotte and Brad Jamison
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:71
  46. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) staff often encounter various safety incidents. Work-related factors can lead to unsafe behaviors and safety incidents. This study assessed unsafe behaviors and their relations...

    Authors: Reza Asadi-JabehDar, Rajab Dashti-Kalantar, Saeid Mehri, Alireza Mirzaei and Aghil Habibi Soola
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:70
  47. Road traffic accidents (RTAs) are predicted to become the world’s seventh leading cause of death by 2030. Given the significant impact of RTAs on public health, effective hospital preparedness plays a pivotal ...

    Authors: Arezoo Yari, Hamed Hassanzadeh, Kourosh Akhbari, Mohamad Esmaeil Motlagh, Khaled Rahmani and Yadolah Zarezadeh
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2024 24:68

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