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  1. Obstetric triage is a new idea, so the design and implementation of it requires identification of its concept and structure. The aim of this qualitative study was to explore the concept and structure of the ob...

    Authors: Asieh Moudi, Mina Iravani, Mahin Najafian, Armin Zareiyan, Arash Forouzan and Mojgan Mirghafourvand

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2020 20:74

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Clinical decision-making (CDM) is an important competency for young doctors especially under complex and uncertain conditions in geriatric emergency medicine (GEM). However, research in this field is character...

    Authors: Maria Louise Gamborg, Mimi Mehlsen, Charlotte Paltved, Gitte Tramm and Peter Musaeus

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2020 20:73

    Content type: Research article

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  3. The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends involving lay people in prehospital care. Several training programmes have been implemented to build lay responder first aid skills. Findings show that most progr...

    Authors: Menti L. Ndile, Britt-Inger Saveman, Gift G. Lukumay, Dickson A. Mkoka, Anne H. Outwater and Susann Backteman-Erlanson

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2020 20:72

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Amidst the ongoing opioid crisis there are debates regarding the optimal route of administration and dosages of naloxone. This applies both for lay people administration and emergency medical services, and in ...

    Authors: Ida Tylleskar, Linn Gjersing, Lars Petter Bjørnsen, Anne-Cathrine Braarud, Fridtjof Heyerdahl, Ola Dale and Arne Kristian Skulberg

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2020 20:71

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Vestibular symptoms are a frequent reason for presenting at the emergency department (ED). Underlying conditions range in severity from life-threatening to benign, but often remain undiagnosed despite extensiv...

    Authors: Martin Müller, Martina B. Goeldlin, Janika Gaschen, Thomas C. Sauter, Stephanie Stock, Franca Wagner, Aristomenis K. Exadaktylos, Urs Fischer, Roger Kalla and Georgios Mantokoudis

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2020 20:70

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Worldwide, policies exist on family presence during resuscitation (FPDR), however, this is still lacking in the Gulf Corporation Countries (GCC) in general and in the Kingdom of Bahrain in particular. The aim ...

    Authors: Feras H. Abuzeyad, Ahmed Elhobi, Wael Kamkoum, Luma Bashmi, Ghada Al-Qasim, Leena Alqasem, Naser Mohamed Ali Mansoor, Stephanie Hsu and Priya Das

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2020 20:69

    Content type: Research article

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  7. More than half of deaths in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) result from conditions that could be treated with emergency care - an integral component of universal health coverage (UHC) - through timely...

    Authors: Fiona E. Lecky, Teri Reynolds, Olubukola Otesile, Sara Hollis, Janette Turner, Gordon Fuller, Ian Sammy, Jean Williams-Johnson, Heike Geduld, Andrea G. Tenner, Simone French, Ishtar Govia, Julie Balen, Steve Goodacre, Sujan B. Marahatta, Shaheem DeVries…

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2020 20:68

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Dyspnoea (breathing difficulty) is among the most commonly cited reasons for contacting emergency medical services (EMSs). Dyspnoea is caused by several serious underlying medical conditions and, based on pati...

    Authors: Wivica Kauppi, Johan Herlitz, Carl Magnusson, Lina Palmér and Christer Axelsson

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2020 20:67

    Content type: Research article

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

    Authors: Nadir Ijaz, Matthew Strehlow, N. Ewen Wang, Elizabeth Pirrotta, Areeba Tariq, Naseeruddin Mahmood and Swaminatha Mahadevan

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2020 20:66

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Emergency Medicine 2018 18:22

  10. People living in rural areas usually suffer comparatively disadvantaged emergency health care than those living in urban areas, reasons including long transit time due to geographic factors. As for many time c...

    Authors: Xing Fu, Philip Wilson and Wing Sun Faith Chung

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2020 20:65

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Selecting stroke patients with large vessel occlusion (LVO) based on prehospital stroke scales could provide a faster triage and transportation to a comprehensive stroke centre resulting a favourable outcome. ...

    Authors: Gabor Tarkanyi, Peter Csecsei, Istvan Szegedi, Evelin Feher, Adam Annus, Tihamer Molnar and Laszlo Szapary

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2020 20:64

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Emergency care research into ‘Silver Trauma’, which is simply defined as major trauma consequent upon relatively minor injury mechanisms, is facing many challenges including that at present, there is no clear ...

    Authors: Abdullah Alshibani, Jay Banerjee, Fiona Lecky, Timothy J. Coats, Rebecca Prest, Áine Mitchell, Emily Laithwaite, Matt Wensley and Simon Conroy

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2020 20:63

    Content type: Research article

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  13. To manage increasing demand for emergency and unscheduled care NHS England policy has promoted services in which patients presenting to Emergency Departments (EDs) with non-urgent problems are directed to gene...

    Authors: Michelle Edwards, Alison Cooper, Freya Davies, Rebecca Sherlock, Andrew Carson-Stevens, Delyth Price, Alison Porter, Bridie Evans, Saiful Islam, Helen Snooks, Pippa Anderson, Aloysius Niroshan Siriwardena, Peter Hibbert, Thomas Hughes, Matthew Cooke, Jeremy Dale…

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2020 20:62

    Content type: Research article

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  14. There has been an increasing demand for emergency medical services (EMS), and a growing number of patients are not conveyed; i.e., they are referred to levels of care other than ambulance conveyance to the eme...

    Authors: Erik Höglund, Magnus Andersson-Hagiwara, Agneta Schröder, Margareta Möller and Emma Ohlsson-Nevo

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2020 20:61

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Despite regionalization efforts, delays at transferring hospitals for patients transferred with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) for primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) persist. These de...

    Authors: Michael J. Ward, Timothy J. Vogus, Kemberlee Bonnet, Kelly Moser, David Schlundt and Sunil Kripalani

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2020 20:60

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Syncope is a frequent reason for referral to the emergency department. After excluding a potentially life-threatening condition, the second objective is to find the cause of syncope. The objective of this stud...

    Authors: Veera K. van Wijnen, Reinold O. B. Gans, Wouter Wieling, Jan C. ter Maaten and Mark P. M. Harms

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2020 20:59

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Malnutrition often occurs in acute stroke patients receiving enteral tube feeding (ETF). Unless malnutrition is improved, their clinical outcome is poor. However, strategies to improve malnutrition in these pa...

    Authors: Takahisa Mori and Kazuhiro Yoshioka

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2020 20:56

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Massive infusions of crystalloids into bleeding hypotensive patients can worsen the outcome. Military experience suggests avoiding crystalloids using early damage control resuscitation with blood components in...

    Authors: Pauli Vuorinen, Joonas-Eemeli Kiili, Piritta Setälä, Antti Kämäräinen and Sanna Hoppu

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2020 20:55

    Content type: Research article

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  19. No study to date has looked at the gender of emergency medicine (EM) physicians in the United States in relation to admission rates. This study seeks to investigate admission rates of adult patients treated by...

    Authors: Hisham Valiuddin, Hope Ring, Michelle Fallon and Yaser Valiuddin

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2020 20:54

    Content type: Research article

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

    Authors: Willem F. van der Mei, Anna C. Barbano, Andrew Ratanatharathorn, Richard A. Bryant, Douglas L. Delahanty, Terri A. deRoon-Cassini, Betty S. Lai, Sarah R. Lowe, Yutaka J. Matsuoka, Miranda Olff, Wei Qi, Ulrich Schnyder, Soraya Seedat, Ronald C. Kessler, Karestan C. Koenen and Arieh Y. Shalev

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2020 20:53

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Emergency Medicine 2020 20:16

  21. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is prevalent among road traffic accident survivors (RTA), yet the psychological welfare of the persons has largely been ignored as health care professionals focus more on ...

    Authors: Asres Bedaso, Gemechu Kediro, Jemal Ebrahim, Firkru Tadesse, Shewangizaw Mekonnen, Negeso Gobena and Ephrem Gebrehana

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2020 20:52

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Emergency Department (ED) crowding occurs when demand for care exceeds the available resources. Crowding has been associated with decreased quality of care and increased mortality, but the prevalence on a nati...

    Authors: Jens Wretborn, Joakim Henricson, Ulf Ekelund and Daniel B. Wilhelms

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2020 20:50

    Content type: Research article

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  23. The cardiopulmonary resuscitation guidelines revised in 2015 recommend target chest compression rate (CCR) and chest compression depth (CCD) of 100–120 compressions per minute (cpm) and 5–6 cm, respectively. W...

    Authors: Nao Urushibata, Kiyoshi Murata, Hideki Endo, Ayako Yoshiyuki and Yasuhiro Otomo

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2020 20:49

    Content type: Research article

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  24. UK Ambulance services are under pressure to safely stream appropriate patients away from the Emergency Department (ED). Even so, there has been little evaluation of patient outcomes. We investigated difference...

    Authors: Joanna M. Blodgett, Duncan J. Robertson, David Ratcliffe and Kenneth Rockwood

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2020 20:48

    Content type: Research article

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  25. The average age of the global population is rising at an increasing rate. There is a disproportional increase in Emergency Department (ED) visits by older people worldwide. In the Brazilian health system, comp...

    Authors: João Carlos Pereira Gomes, Roger Daglius Dias, Jacson Venancio de Barros, Irineu Tadeu Velasco and Wilson Jacob Filho

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2020 20:47

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Previous studies have shown that prehospital insertion of peripheral vascular access is highly variable. The aim of this study is to establish the proportion of peripheral vascular access placement and its use...

    Authors: Erin Gonvers, Thierry Spichiger, Eric Albrecht and Fabrice Dami

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2020 20:46

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Acute appendicitis is a global disease and a very common indication for emergency surgery worldwide. The need for hospital resources is therefore constantly high. The administration in Kanta-Häme Central Hospi...

    Authors: Artur Ojakäär, Martin Purdy, Aristotelis Kechagias, Ulla Järvelin and Ari Palomäki

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2020 20:45

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Sepsis is a common problem encountered in the emergency room which needs to be intervened early. Predicting prognosis is always a difficult task in busy emergency rooms using present scores, which has several ...

    Authors: Rajan Ghimire, Yogendra Man Shakya, Tirtha Man Shrestha and Ram Prasad Neupane

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2020 20:43

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Several scores and codes are used in prehospital clinical quality registries but little is known of their reliability. The aim of this study is to evaluate the inter-rater reliability of the American Society o...

    Authors: A. Heino, P. Laukkanen-Nevala, L. Raatiniemi, M. Tommila, J. Nurmi, A. Olkinuora, I. Virkkunen and T. Iirola

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2020 20:42

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Anterior shoulder dislocations (ASD) are commonly seen in Emergency Departments (ED). ED overcrowding is increasingly burdening many healthcare systems. Little is known about factors influencing ED length-of-s...

    Authors: Daan Schuur, David Baden, Martijn Roetman, Tom Boeije, Michael Burg and Nieke Mullaart-Jansen

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2020 20:41

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Suspected urinary tract infection (UTI) syndromes are a common reason for empirical antibiotics to be prescribed in the Emergency Department (ED), but differentiating UTI from other conditions with a similar p...

    Authors: Laura J. Shallcross, Patrick Rockenschaub, David McNulty, Nick Freemantle, Andrew Hayward and Martin J. Gill

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2020 20:40

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Tranexamic acid (TXA) may be a useful adjunct for military patients with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). These patients are often treated in austere settings without immediate access to neurosurgical inte...

    Authors: Patrick F. Walker, Joseph D. Bozzay, Luke R. Johnston, Eric A. Elster, Carlos J. Rodriguez and Matthew J. Bradley

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2020 20:39

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is a pathophysiologic process that occurs in non-acclimated susceptible individuals rapidly ascending to high-altitude. Barometric pressure falls at high altitude and it translate...

    Authors: Gaurav Nepal, Jayant Kumar Yadav, Jessica Holly Rehrig, Niroj Bhandari, Santosh Baniya, Rakesh Ghimire and Narayan Mahotra

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2020 20:38

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Abdominal pain is one of the most common complaints among patients admitted to the Emergency Department (ED). Diagnosis and management of abdominal pain may be a challenge and there are patients who require ad...

    Authors: Artur Kacprzyk, Tomasz Stefura, Katarzyna Chłopaś, Kaja Trzeciak, Aleksandra Załustowicz, Mateusz Rubinkiewicz, Michał Pędziwiatr, Kazimierz Rembiasz and Piotr Major

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2020 20:37

    Content type: Research article

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  35. In recent years, researchers and clinicians have been developing prognostic prediction tools (PPTs) as a way of identifying patients at risk of deterioration. The use of PPTs in the clinical environment not on...

    Authors: Claire O’Neill, Hayley A. Hutchings, Zoe Abbott and Ceri Battle

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2020 20:36

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Obstetric and gynecological (OBGY) diseases are among the most important differential diagnoses for young women with acute abdominal pain. However, there are few established clinical prediction rules for scree...

    Authors: Asami Okada, Yohei Okada, Hiroyuki Fujita and Ryoji Iiduka

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2020 20:35

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Applying excessive force during endotracheal intubation (ETI) is associated with several complications, including dental trauma and hemodynamic alterations. A gum-elastic bougie (GEB), a type of tracheal tube ...

    Authors: Yuko Ono, Kazuaki Shinohara, Jiro Shimada, Shigeaki Inoue and Joji Kotani

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2020 20:34

    Content type: Research article

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  38. The Kingdom of Eswatini, a lower-middle income nation of 1.45 million in southern Africa, has recently identified emergency care as a key strategy to respond to the national disease burden. We aimed to evaluat...

    Authors: J. L. Pigoga, A. P. Joiner, P. Chowa, J. Luong, M. Mhlanga, T. A. Reynolds and L. A. Wallis

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2020 20:33

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Examination of serum lactate level and its changes, as an indicator of tissue oxygenation, as well as level of creatine kinase (CK) inhibitors, as a factor of mortality which partially expresses heart, brain, ...

    Authors: Alireza Golaghaei, Hossein Hassanian-Moghaddam, Shahin Shadnia, Nasim Zamani and Fatemeh Amraei

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2020 20:32

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Acute pain is frequently encountered in the prehospital setting, and therefore, a fundamental aspect of quality emergency care. Research has shown a positive association between healthcare providers’ knowledge...

    Authors: Andrit Lourens, Peter Hodkinson and Romy Parker

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2020 20:31

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Pre-hospital identification of key subgroups within the suspected stroke population could reduce delays to emergency treatment. We aimed to identify and describe technology with existing proof of concept for d...

    Authors: Hannah A Lumley, Darren Flynn, Lisa Shaw, Graham McClelland, Gary A Ford, Phil M White and Christopher I Price

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2020 20:30

    Content type: Research article

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  42. In Tanzania, there is no national trauma registry. The World Health Organization (WHO) has developed a data set for injury that specifies the variables necessary for documenting the burden of injury and patien...

    Authors: Hendry R. Sawe, Teri A. Reynolds, Ellen J. Weber, Juma A. Mfinanga, Timothy J. Coats and Lee A. Wallis

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2020 20:29

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) carries an 86% mortality rate in Norway. Resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) is a potential adjunct in management of non-traumatic cardiac ar...

    Authors: Jostein Rødseth Brede, Jo Kramer-Johansen and Marius Rehn

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2020 20:28

    Content type: Research article

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  44. To report on prevalence of gout flare in emergency departments and to report the quality of gout care in emergency departments and causes of admission at emergency departments.

    Authors: Patapong Towiwat, Pariwat Phungoen, Kitti Tantrawiwat, Pavita Laohakul, Duangkamol Aiewruengsurat, Chokchai Thanadetsuntorn, Nopparat Ruchakorn, Passagorn Sangsawangchot and Bodin Buttham

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2020 20:27

    Content type: Research article

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  45. When resuscitating patients with hemorrhagic shock following trauma, fluid volume restriction and permissive hypotension prior to bleeding control are emphasized along with the good outcome especially for pene...

    Authors: Kenichiro Uchida, Tetsuro Nishimura, Naohiro Hagawa, Shinichiro Kaga, Tomohiro Noda, Naoki Shinyama, Hiromasa Yamamoto and Yasumitsu Mizobata

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2020 20:26

    Content type: Research article

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  46. The definition of sepsis is regularly updated; however, there is no standard diagnostic test. To improve diagnosis and prognostic prediction, the aim of this study was to determine the predictive value of circ...

    Authors: Lifeng Wang, Wei Zhou, Kaiwen Wang, Shuangjun He and Yi Chen

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2020 20:25

    Content type: Research article

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