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  1. Research article

    Trauma burden in Tanzania: a one-day survey of all district and regional public hospitals

    Trauma contributes significantly to the burden of disease and mortality throughout the world, but particularly in developing countries. In Tanzania, there is an enormous research gap on trauma; the limited dat...

    Hendry R. Sawe, Juma A. Mfinanga, Khalid R. Mbaya, Phillip M. Koka, Said S. Kilindimo, Michael S. Runyon, Victor G. Mwafongo, Lee A. Wallis and Teri A. Reynolds

    BMC Emergency Medicine 2017 17:30

    Published on: 13 October 2017

  2. Research article

    Weaknesses and capacities affecting the Prehospital emergency care for victims of road traffic incidents in the greater Kampala metropolitan area: a cross-sectional study

    Pre-hospital emergency care is a vital and integral component of health systems particularly in the resource constrained countries like Uganda. It can help to minimize deaths, injuries, morbidities, disabiliti...

    Joseph Kimuli Balikuddembe, Ali Ardalan, Davoud Khorasani-Zavareh, Amir Nejati and Owais Raza

    BMC Emergency Medicine 2017 17:29

    Published on: 3 October 2017

  3. Research article

    Recognition and treatment of severe sepsis in the emergency department: retrospective study in two French teaching hospitals

    Sepsis management in the Emergency Department remains a daily challenge. The Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) has released three-hour bundle. The implementation of these bundles in European Emergency Department...

    Philippe Le Conte, Séverin Thibergien, Jean Batiste Obellianne, Emmanuel Montassier, Gilles Potel, Pierre Marie Roy and Eric Batard

    BMC Emergency Medicine 2017 17:27

    Published on: 30 August 2017

  4. Study protocol

    Design and rationale of the Procalcitonin Antibiotic Consensus Trial (ProACT), a multicenter randomized trial of procalcitonin antibiotic guidance in lower respiratory tract infection

    Overuse of antibiotics is a major public health problem, contributing to growing antibiotic resistance. Procalcitonin has been reported to be commonly elevated in bacterial, but not viral infection. Multiple E...

    David T. Huang, Derek C. Angus, Chung-Chou H. Chang, Yohei Doi, Michael J. Fine, John A. Kellum, Octavia M. Peck-Palmer, Francis Pike, Lisa A. Weissfeld, Jonathan Yabes and Donald M. Yealy

    BMC Emergency Medicine 2017 17:25

    Published on: 29 August 2017

  5. Research article

    Post-traumatic stress disorder and its predictors in emergency medical service personnel: a cross-sectional study from Karachi, Pakistan

    Emergency medical service (EMS) personnel who work to provide emergency medical care at the scene and during transportation are exposed to various kinds of stressors and are particularly susceptible to develop...

    Salima Mansoor Kerai, Uzma Rahim Khan, Muhammad Islam, Nargis Asad, Junaid Razzak and Omrana Pasha

    BMC Emergency Medicine 2017 17:26

    Published on: 29 August 2017

  6. Debate

    Misuse of emergent healthcare in contemporary Japan

    Medical care is obviously an important public service to ensure the health of a nation; however, medical resources are not always used appropriately. ‘Convenience-store consultations’ and inappropriate ambulan...

    Yasuhiro Kadooka, Atsushi Asai, Aya Enzo and Taketoshi Okita

    BMC Emergency Medicine 2017 17:23

    Published on: 14 July 2017

  7. Research article

    Hypoxia and hypotension in patients intubated by physician staffed helicopter emergency medical services - a prospective observational multi-centre study

    The effective treatment of airway compromise in trauma and non-trauma patients is important. Hypoxia and hypotension are predictors of negative patient outcomes and increased mortality, and may be important qu...

    Geir Arne Sunde, Mårten Sandberg, Richard Lyon, Knut Fredriksen, Brian Burns, Karl Ove Hufthammer, Jo Røislien, Akos Soti, Helena Jäntti, David Lockey, Jon-Kenneth Heltne and Stephen J. M. Sollid

    BMC Emergency Medicine 2017 17:22

    Published on: 11 July 2017

  8. Research article

    Development of an education campaign to reduce delays in pre-hospital response to stroke

    Systematic reviews call for well-designed trials with clearly described intervention components to support the effectiveness of educational campaigns to reduce patient delay in stroke presentation. We herein d...

    Caterina Caminiti, Peter Schulz, Barbara Marcomini, Elisa Iezzi, Silvia Riva, Umberto Scoditti, Andrea Zini, Giovanni Malferrari, Maria Luisa Zedde, Donata Guidetti, Enrico Montanari, Mario Baratti and Licia Denti

    BMC Emergency Medicine 2017 17:20

    Published on: 24 June 2017

  9. Research article

    Educational standards for training paramedics in ultrasound: a scoping review

    Paramedic-performed out-of-hospital ultrasound is a novel skill that has gained popularity in some services in recent years. In this setting point-of care ultrasound (POCUS) can provide additional information ...

    Ben Meadley, Alexander Olaussen, Ashleigh Delorenzo, Nick Roder, Caroline Martin, Toby St. Clair, Andrew Burns, Emma Stam and Brett Williams

    BMC Emergency Medicine 2017 17:18

    Published on: 17 June 2017

  10. Research article

    Incidence and outcome of severe ante-partum hemorrhage at the Teaching Hospital Yalgado Ouédraogo in Burkina Faso

    Hemorrhage is the main cause of maternal death during pregnancy. This study aims to evaluate incidence and outcomes of Severe Ante Partum Hemorrhage (SAPH) during the third trimester of pregnancy prior to deli...

    Martin Lankoande, Papougnezambo Bonkoungou, Sosthène Ouandaogo, Marcelin Dayamba, Ali Ouedraogo, Francis Veyckmans and Nazinigouba Ouédraogo

    BMC Emergency Medicine 2017 17:17

    Published on: 31 May 2017

  11. Research article

    Management of potentially life-threatening emergencies at 74 primary level hospitals in Mongolia: results of a prospective, observational multicenter study

    While the capacities to care for and epidemiology of emergency and critically ill patients have been reported for secondary and tertiary level hospitals in Mongolia, no data exist for Mongolian primary level h...

    Naranpurev Mendsaikhan, Davaa Gombo, Ganbold Lundeg, Christian Schmittinger and Martin W. Dünser

    BMC Emergency Medicine 2017 17:15

    Published on: 8 May 2017

  12. Study protocol

    Developing quality indicators for the care of patients with musculoskeletal injuries in the Emergency Department: study protocol

    Musculoskeletal injuries are a common presentation to the Emergency Department (ED). The quality of care provided is important to the patients, clinicians, organisations and purchasers of care. In the context ...

    Kirsten Strudwick, Anthony Bell, Trevor Russell and Melinda Martin-Khan

    BMC Emergency Medicine 2017 17:14

    Published on: 5 May 2017

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

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