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Disaster and conflict medicine

This section considers articles on emergency medicine in disaster situations, emergency medicine in conflict areas and military medicine.

  1. Applied Research Associates (ARA) and the United States Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR) have been developing a tablet-based simulation environment for burn wound assessment and burn shock resuscit...

    Authors: Austin Baird, Maria Serio-Melvin, Matthew Hackett, Marcia Clover, Matthew McDaniel, Michael Rowland, Alicia Williams and Bradly Wilson

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2020 20:84

    Content type: Software

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  2. In order to the significance of lessons learned from the natural disasters for health care systems particularly in developing and under-developed countries, the main purpose of this study was to identify chall...

    Authors: Mohammadtaghi Mohammadpour, Omid Sadeghkhani, Peivand Bastani, Ramin Ravangard and Rita Rezaee

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2020 20:75

    Content type: Research article

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  3. 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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  4. Previous work has indicated that post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms, measured by the Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale (CAPS) within 60 days of trauma exposure, can reliably produce likelihood esti...

    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 20:16

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Emergency Medicine 2020 20:53

  5. In disaster situations, the elderly are considered to be a particularly vulnerable population. Preparedness is the key to reduce post-disaster damage. There is limited research in middle-income countries on ho...

    Authors: Jiraporn Sri-on, Alissara Vanichkulbodee, Natchapon Sinsuwan, Rapeeporn Rojsaengroeng, Anucha Kamsom and Shan Woo Liu

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2019 19:58

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Medical professionals together with other first responder teams are the first to attend an emergency or disaster. Knowledge and training in emergency and disaster preparedness are important in responding effec...

    Authors: Waheeb Nasr Naser and Huda Ba Saleem

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2018 18:23

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Major incidents affect us globally, and are occurring with increasing frequency. There is still no evidence-based standard regarding the best medical emergency response to major incidents. Currently, reports o...

    Authors: Sophie Hardy, Sabina Fattah, Torben Wisborg, Lasse Raatiniemi, Trine Staff and Marius Rehn

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2018 18:4

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Emergency Medicine 2018 18:6

  8. 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...

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

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2017 17:9

    Content type: Correspondence

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  9. Adequate hospital staffing during and after a disaster is critical to meet increased health care demands and to ensure continuity of care and patient safety. However, when a disaster occurs, staff may become b...

    Authors: Andrea M. Morris, Karen A. Ricci, Anne R. Griffin, Kevin C. Heslin and Aram Dobalian

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2016 16:18

    Content type: Research article

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    53 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    43 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    132 days from submission to acceptance
    15 days from acceptance to publication

    Citation Impact
    1.48 - 2-year Impact Factor
    2.1 - CiteScore
    1.083 - SNIP (Source-Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.647 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

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    562 Altmetric Mentions

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