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Volume 15 Supplement 2

Articles from the Pakistan National Emergency Departments Surveillance Study (Pak-NEDS)

Research

Edited by Prasanthi Puvanachandra, Junaid Razzak and Adnan A Hyder

Publication of this supplement was funded by the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. The articles have been through the journal's standard peer review process for supplements. JAR declares that they are co-principle investigator of the Johns Hopkins-Pakistan Fogarty International Trauma and Injury Research Training Program (JHU-Pakistan ICTIRT) and the funding for the supplement is provided by the same grant. The other Supplement Editors declare that they have no competing interests.

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    Evidence-based decision making is essential for appropriate prioritization and service provision by healthcare systems. Despite higher demands, data needs for this practice are not met in many cases in low- an...

    Authors: Mohammed Umer Mir, Abdulgafoor M Bachani, Haseeb Khawaja, Shiraz Qayoom Afridi, Sabir Ali, Muhammad Mujeeb Khan, Seemin Jamali, Fareed Ahmed Sumalani, Adnan A Hyder and Junaid A Razzak

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2015 15(Suppl 2):S1

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    Acute poisoning is one of the most common reasons for emergency department visits around the world. In Pakistan, the epidemiological data on poisoning is limited due to an under developed poison information su...

    Authors: Nadeem Ullah Khan, Ricardo Pérez-Núñez, Nudrat Shamim, Uzma Rahim Khan, Naureen Naseer, Asher Feroze, Junaid Abdul Razzak and Adnan A Hyder

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2015 15(Suppl 2):S2

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    We aimed to analyse the frequency and patterns of fall-related injuries presenting to the emergency departments (EDs) across Pakistan.

    Authors: Jabeen Fayyaz, Shirin Wadhwaniya, Hira Shahzad, Asher Feroze, Nukhba Zia, Mohammed Umer Mir, Uzma Rahim Khan, Sumera Iram, Sabir Ali, Junaid Abdul Razzak and Adnan A Hyder

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2015 15(Suppl 2):S3

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  4. Content type: Research

    Drowning is a heavy burden on the health systems of many countries, including Pakistan. To date, no effective large-scale surveillance has been in place to estimate rates of drowning and near-drowning in Pakis...

    Authors: Siran He, Jeffrey C Lunnen, Nukhba Zia, Uzma Rahim Khan, Khusro Shamim and Adnan A Hyder

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2015 15(Suppl 2):S4

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  5. Content type: Research

    Burn injury is an important yet under-researched area in Pakistan. The objective of this study was to determine the characteristics and associated outcomes of burn injury patients presenting to major emergency...

    Authors: Emaduddin Siddiqui, Nukhba Zia, Asher Feroze, Safia Awan, Arifa Liaquat Ali, Junaid Abdul Razzak, Adnan A Hyder and Asad Latif

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2015 15(Suppl 2):S5

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    In low- and middle-income countries, injuries are a leading cause of mortality in children. Much work has been done in the context of unintentional injuries but there is limited knowledge about intentional inj...

    Authors: Uzma Rahim Khan, Butool Hisam, Nukhba Zia, Muhammad Umer Mir, Olakunle Alonge, Seemin Jamali, Adnan A Hyder and Junaid Abdul Razzak

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2015 15(Suppl 2):S6

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  7. Content type: Research

    Bomb blast injuries result in premature deaths and burdening of healthcare systems. The objective of this study was to explore the characteristics and outcome of patients presenting to the emergency department...

    Authors: Irum Qamar Khan, Nadeem Ullah Khan, Rubaba Naeem, Salima Kerai, Kate Allen, Nukhba Zia, Sana Shahbaz, Shiraz Qayoom Afridi, Emaduddin Siddiqui, Uzma Rahim Khan, Adnan A Hyder and Junaid A Razzak

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2015 15(Suppl 2):S7

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    The utilization of ambulances in low- and middle-income countries is limited. The aim of this study was to ascertain frequency of ambulance use and characteristics of patients brought into emergency department...

    Authors: Nukhba Zia, Hira Shahzad, Syed Muhammad Baqir, Shahab Shaukat, Haris Ahmad, Courtland Robinson, Adnan A Hyder and Junaid Abdul Razzak

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2015 15(Suppl 2):S9

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    Vital signs play a critical role in prioritizing patients in emergency departments (EDs), and are the foundation of most triage methods and disposition decisions. This study was conducted to determine the freq...

    Authors: Amber Mehmood, Siran He, Waleed Zafar, Noor Baig, Fareed Ahmed Sumalani and Juanid Abdul Razzak

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2015 15(Suppl 2):S10

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  10. Content type: Research

    There is an increasing number of urgently ill and injured children being seen in emergency departments (ED) of developing countries. The pediatric disease burden in EDs across Pakistan is generally unknown. Ou...

    Authors: Huba Atiq, Emaduddin Siddiqui, Surriya Bano, Asher Feroze, Ghazala Kazi, Jabeen Fayyaz, Shivam Gupta, Juanid A Razzak, Adnan A Hyder and Asad I Mian

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2015 15(Suppl 2):S11

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    Chest pain is one of the most frequent causes of emergency department (ED) visits in high-income countries. Little is known about chest pain patients presenting to EDs of low- and middle-income countries (LMIC...

    Authors: Nino Paichadze, Badar Afzal, Nukhba Zia, Rakshinda Mujeeb, Muhammad Mujeeb Khan and Junaid A Razzak

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2015 15(Suppl 2):S13

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