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  1. Content type: Correspondence

    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

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  2. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: G. Agarwal, R. Angeles, M. Pirrie, F. Marzanek, B. McLeod, J. Parascandalo and L. Dolovich

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2017 17:8

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  3. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: Leopold Haffner, Moritz Mahling, Alexander Muench, Christoph Castan, Paul Schubert, Aline Naumann, Silke Reddersen, Anne Herrmann-Werner, Jörg Reutershan, Reimer Riessen and Nora Celebi

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2017 17:7

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Ambulance paramedics play a critical role expediting patient access to emergency treatments. Standardised handover communication frameworks have led to improvements in accuracy and speed of information transfe...

    Authors: Darren Flynn, Richard Francis, Shannon Robalino, Joanne Lally, Helen Snooks, Helen Rodgers, Graham McClelland, Gary A. Ford and Christopher Price

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2017 17:5

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  5. Content type: Research article

    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

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Student training in use of automated external defibrillators and deployment of such defibrillators in schools is recommended to increase survival after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Low implementation rates ...

    Authors: Line Zinckernagel, Carolina Malta Hansen, Morten Hulvej Rod, Fredrik Folke, Christian Torp-Pedersen and Tine Tjørnhøj-Thomsen

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2017 17:3

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Atrial fibrillation or flutter (AFF) are not infrequent presenting problems in Emergency Departments (ED); however, little is known of the pattern of these presentations. This study provides a description of A...

    Authors: Rhonda J. Rosychuk, Michelle M. Graham, Brian R. Holroyd and Brian H. Rowe

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2017 17:2

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The Kampala Metropolitan Area (KMA) is the fastest developing region in Uganda. Over recent years, this has placed exponential demand on the road sector, which consequently has contributed to rapid growth in m...

    Authors: Joseph Kimuli Balikuddembe, Ali Ardalan, Davoud Khorasani-Zavareh, Amir Nejati and Stephen Kasiima

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2017 17:1

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Emergency Medicine 2017 17:4

  9. Content type: Study protocol

    Survival rates from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) remain low, despite remarkable efforts to improve care. A number of ambulance services in the United Kingdom (UK) have developed prehospital critical c...

    Authors: Johannes von Vopelius-Feldt, Jane Powell, Richard Morris and Jonathan Benger

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2016 16:47

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Disposition decisions are critical to the functioning of Emergency Departments. The objectives of the present study were to derive and internally validate a prediction model for inpatient admission from the Em...

    Authors: Michael M. Dinh, Saartje Berendsen Russell, Kendall J. Bein, Kris Rogers, David Muscatello, Richard Paoloni, Jon Hayman, Dane R. Chalkley and Rebecca Ivers

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2016 16:46

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training has traditionally involved classroom-based courses or, more recently, home-based video self-instruction. These methods typically require preparation and purchase fe...

    Authors: Gregory K. Wanner, Arayel Osborne and Charlotte H. Greene

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2016 16:45

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  12. Content type: Study protocol

    Between 30 and 40 % of patients with severe injuries receive treatment at non-trauma centers (under-triage), largely because of physician decision making. Existing interventions to improve triage by physicians...

    Authors: Deepika Mohan, Matthew R. Rosengart, Baruch Fischhoff, Derek C. Angus, Coreen Farris, Donald M. Yealy, David J. Wallace and Amber E. Barnato

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2016 16:44

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Ketamine has been well studied for its efficacy as an analgesic agent. However, intranasal (IN) administration of ketamine has only recently been studied in the emergency setting. The objective of this study w...

    Authors: Shachar Shimonovich, Roy Gigi, Amir Shapira, Tal Sarig-Meth, Danielle Nadav, Mattan Rozenek, Debra West and Pinchas Halpern

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2016 16:43

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  14. Content type: Research article

    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

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  15. Content type: Research article

    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

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The Emergency Medical Communication Centre (EMCC) operators in Norway report using the Norwegian Index for Medical Emergency Assistance (Index), a criteria-based dispatch guideline, in about 75 % of medical em...

    Authors: Eirin N. Ellensen, Torben Wisborg, Steinar Hunskaar and Erik Zakariassen

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2016 16:40

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Emergency department (ED) overcrowding is frequently described in terms of input- throughput and output. In order to reduce ED input, a concept called primary triage has been introduced in several Swedish EDs....

    Authors: Mathias C Blom, Karin Erwander, Lars Gustafsson, Mona Landin-Olsson, Fredrik Jonsson and Kjell Ivarsson

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2016 16:39

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  18. Content type: Research article

    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

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  19. Content type: Research article

    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

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Elder abuse and neglect are highly under-reported in the United States. This may be partially attributed to low incidence of reporting among emergency medical technicians’ (EMTs), despite state-mandated report...

    Authors: Jennifer M. Reingle Gonzalez, M. Brad Cannell, Katelyn K. Jetelina and Sepeadeh Radpour

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2016 16:36

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Improved ability to rapidly rule-out Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) in patients presenting with chest pain will promote decongestion of the Emergency Department (ED) and reduce unnecessary hospital admissio...

    Authors: Joanna M. Young, John W. Pickering, Peter M. George, Sally J. Aldous, John Wallace, Chris M. Frampton, Richard W. Troughton, Mark A. Richards, Jaimi H. Greenslade, Louise Cullen and Martin P. Than

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2016 16:34

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  22. Content type: Research article

    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

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a heterogeneous syndrome with a broad range of outcome. We developed a simple model for long-term outcome prognostication after severe TBI.

    Authors: Sandro Rizoli, Ashley Petersen, Eileen Bulger, Raul Coimbra, Jeffrey D. Kerby, Joseph Minei, Laurie Morrison, Avery Nathens, Martin Schreiber and Airton Leonardo de Oliveira Manoel

    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2016 16:32

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  24. Content type: Research article

    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

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