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General emergency medicine

This section publishes articles on emergency medicine not covered by the other sections, including but not limited to: pediatric EM, neurological and psychiatric EM, toxicology and poisoning management, infection and sepsis, ultrasound, healthcare services research.

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  1. 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...

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

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2017 17:15

    Content type: Research article

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  2. 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 ...

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

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2017 17:14

    Content type: Study protocol

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  3. Dyspnea is a frequent complaint in emergency departments (ED). It has a significant amount of subjective and affective components, therefore the dyspnea scores, based on the patients’ rating, can be ambiguous....

    Authors: Tibor Gondos, Viktor Szabó, Ágnes Sárkány, Adrienn Sárkány and Gábor Halász

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2017 17:13

    Content type: Research article

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  4. 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.

    Authors: Fenglian Xu, Elizabeth A. Sullivan, Roberto Forero and Caroline S. E. Homer

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2017 17:12

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Appropriate and timely recognition of sepsis is a prerequisite for starting goal-directed therapy bundles. We analyzed the appropriateness of sepsis recognition and documentation with regard to adequacy of the...

    Authors: Marius Morr, Alexander Lukasz, Eva Rübig, Hermann Pavenstädt and Philipp Kümpers

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2017 17:11

    Content type: Research article

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  6. 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...

    Authors: A. Muturi, P. Ndaguatha, Daniel Ojuka and A. Kibet

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2017 17:10

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Bystander first aid can improve survival following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest or trauma. Thus, providing first aid education to laypersons may lead to better outcomes. In this study, we aimed to establish ...

    Authors: Håkon Kvåle Bakke, Tine Steinvik, Johan Angell and Torben Wisborg

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2017 17:6

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Ingestion of foreign bodies and food impaction represent the second most common endoscopic emergency after bleeding. The aim of this paper is to report the management and the outcomes in 67 patients admitted f...

    Authors: Girolamo Geraci, Carmelo Sciume’, Giovanni Di Carlo, Antonino Picciurro and Giuseppe Modica

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2016 16:42

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Secondary peritonitis is a common surgical emergence with deadly outcomes when not timely and promptly intervened. The emergence of Extended spectrum beta lactamase producing bacteria (ESBL) poses treatment ch...

    Authors: Jeremiah Seni, Enock Sweya, Amri Mabewa, Stephen E. Mshana and Japhet M. Gilyoma

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2016 16:41

    Content type: Research article

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  10. To determine the extent to which 30- and 90-day hospital readmission and mortality rates differ as a function of whether a chest pain patient is placed in observation status or admitted to the hospital for a s...

    Authors: Brad Wright, Amy M. J. O’Shea, Justin M. Glasgow, Padmaja Ayyagari and Mary Vaughan-Sarrazin

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2016 16:38

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Dizziness is a common chief complaint of patients presenting to the Emergency Department (ED). Physicians must quickly and accurately identify patients whose etiology is most likely ischemia. Additional tools ...

    Authors: Karen Chen, Andrea L. C. Schneider, Rafael H. Llinas and Elisabeth B. Marsh

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2016 16:37

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Diagnostic error and delay are critical impediments to the safety of critically ill patients. Checklist for early recognition and treatment of acute illness and injury (CERTAIN) has been developed as a tool th...

    Authors: Namita Jayaprakash, Rashid Ali, Rahul Kashyap, Courtney Bennett, Alexander Kogan and Ognjen Gajic

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2016 16:35

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Psychological distress in medical patients admitted to the emergency department (ED) is not well studied. Our aim was to investigate the extent of psychological distress in a broad and unselected medical patie...

    Authors: Lukas Faessler, Alexander Kutz, Sebastian Haubitz, Beat Mueller, Pasqualina Perrig-Chiello and Philipp Schuetz

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2016 16:33

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Sepsis is an often-fatal syndrome resulting from severe infection. Rapid identification and treatment are critical for septic patients. We therefore developed a probabilistic model to identify septic patients ...

    Authors: Samuel M. Brown, Jason Jones, Kathryn Gibb Kuttler, Roger K. Keddington, Todd L. Allen and Peter Haug

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2016 16:31

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Individuals living with sickle cell disease (SCD) have significantly increased emergency department (ED) use compared to the general population. In Saudi Arabia, health care is free for all individuals and the...

    Authors: Anwar E. Ahmed, Ahmed S. Alaskar, Donna K. McClish, Yosra Z. Ali, Mohammed H. Aldughither, Ahmad M. Al-Suliman and Hafiz M. Malhan

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2016 16:30

    Content type: Research article

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  16. The identification of frail older persons in different health care settings is widely seen as an important step in improving the healthcare system. Screening at an emergency department (ED) should be handled i...

    Authors: Eklund Kajsa, Wilhelmson Katarina, Landahl Sten and Ivanoff-Dahlin Synneve

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2016 16:27

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Older people frequently attend the emergency department (ED) and have a high risk of poor outcome as compared to their younger counterparts. Our aim was to study routinely collected clinical parameters as pred...

    Authors: Susanna E. Hofman, Jacinta A. Lucke, Noor Heim, Jelle de Gelder, Anne J. Fogteloo, Christian Heringhaus, Bas de Groot, Anton J. M. de Craen, Gerard Jan Blauw and Simon P. Mooijaart

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2016 16:26

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Injury surveillance systems support the ongoing systematic collection, analysis and interpretation of health information vital to the prevention, planning and evaluation of injury prevention strategies. One ke...

    Authors: Shannon E. Gray and Caroline F. Finch

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2016 16:24

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Emergency room (ER) use is increasing in several countries. Variability in the proportion of non-urgent ER visits was found to range from 5 to 90 % (median 32 %). Non-urgent emergency visits are considered an ...

    Authors: Sven Eirik Ruud, Per Hjortdahl and Bård Natvig

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2016 16:22

    Content type: Research article

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  20. The presence of alcohol or other substances of abuse in blood or urine from injured patients is often used as a proxy for substance influence at the time of injury. The aim of this study was to obtain an estim...

    Authors: Eirin Bakke, Stig Tore Bogstrand, Per Trygve Normann, Øivind Ekeberg and Liliana Bachs

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2016 16:20

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Fever is a common symptom in the emergency department(ED). Fever can be caused by bacterial infections, which are treated with antibiotics. Often, bacterial infections cannot be ruled out in the ED using stand...

    Authors: Yuri van der Does, Maarten Limper, Stephanie C. E. Schuit, Marten J. Poley, Joost van Rosmalen, Christian Ramakers, Peter Patka, Eric C. M. van Gorp and Pleunie P. M. Rood

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2016 16:17

    Content type: Study protocol

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  22. The emergency department (ED) increasingly acts as a gateway to the evaluation and treatment of acute illnesses. Consequently, it has also become a key testing ground for systems that monitor and identify outb...

    Authors: Samantha F. Bordonaro, Daniel C. McGillicuddy, Francesco Pompei, Dmitriy Burmistrov, Charles Harding and Leon D. Sanchez

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2016 16:16

    Content type: Technical advance

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  23. Although fatal opioid poisonings tripled from 1999 to 2008, data describing nonfatal poisonings are rare. Public health authorities are in need of tools to track opioid poisonings in near real time.

    Authors: Joseph M. Reardon, Katherine J. Harmon, Genevieve C. Schult, Catherine A. Staton and Anna E. Waller

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2016 16:11

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Pre-hospital endotracheal intubation is more difficult than in the operating room (OR). Therefore, enhanced airway management devices such as video laryngoscopes may be helpful to improve the success rate of p...

    Authors: Sebastian G. Russo, Eike A. Nickel, Kay B. Leissner, Katrin Schwerdtfeger, Martin Bauer and Markus S. Roessler

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2016 16:8

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Acute appendicitis is one of the most common causes of acute abdomen in children. Late surgical intervention is often associated with increase morbidity and sometimes fatal outcome. We sought to determine the ...

    Authors: Talabi O Ademola, Sowande A Oludayo, Olowookere A Samuel, Etonyeaku C Amarachukwu, Komolafe O Akinwunmi and Adejuyigbe Olusanya

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2015 15:7

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Patient safety incident (PSI) discovery is an essential component of quality improvement. When submitted, incident reports may provide valuable opportunities for PSI discovery. However, little objective inform...

    Authors: Martin A Reznek, Kevin A Kotkowski, Michael W Arce, Zachary K Jepson, Steven B Bird and Chad E Darling

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2015 15:6

    Content type: Research article

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  • 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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