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  1. Flecainide is an antiarrhythmic agent which is being used increasingly for the management of super-ventricular arrhythmias. Overdose with flecainide is frequently fatal with mortality reported as high as 22% d...

    Authors: Jonathan Timperley, Andrew RJ Mitchell, Peter D Brown and Nicholas EJ West
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2005 5:10
  2. Ankle pain and swelling following sports injuries are common presenting complaints to the accident and emergency department. Frequently these are diagnosed as musculoskeletal injuries, even when no definitive ...

    Authors: Conor D Marron, Damian McKay, Ruth Johnston, Eamon McAteer and WJ Ivan Stirling
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2005 5:9
  3. An important factor contributing to the high mortality in patients with severe head trauma is cerebral hypoxia. The mechanical ventilation helps both by reduction in the intracranial pressure and hypoxia. Vent...

    Authors: Chintamani, Jotinder Khanna, JP Singh, Pranjal Kulshreshtha, Pawan Kalra, Binita Priyambada, RS Mohil and Dinesh Bhatnagar
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2005 5:8
  4. Meta-analysis of two randomised controlled trials in severe sepsis performed with recombinant human activated protein C may provide further insight as to the therapeutic utility of targeting the clotting casca...

    Authors: Christian J Wiedermann and Nicole C Kaneider
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2005 5:7
  5. The chest pain unit (CPU) provides rapid diagnostic assessment for patients with acute, undifferentiated chest pain, using a combination of electrocardiographic (ECG) recording, biochemical markers and provoca...

    Authors: Steve Goodacre, Thomas Locker, Jane Arnold, Karen Angelini and Francis Morris
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2005 5:6
  6. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the most common antidepressants used in first-world countries and are generally well tolerated. Specifically, less cardiovascular toxicity has been reported ...

    Authors: Rudolf A de Boer, Tonnis H van Dijk, Nicole D Holman and Joost P van Melle
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2005 5:5
  7. In order to identify relevant targets for change, it is essential to know the reliability of incident staff reporting. The aim of this study is to compare the incidence and type of unintended events (UE) repor...

    Authors: Maurizia Capuzzo, Imad Nawfal, Matilde Campi, Vanna Valpondi, Marco Verri and Raffaele Alvisi
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2005 5:3
  8. We previously demonstrated that a computerized psychiatric screening interview (the PRIME-MD) can be used in the Emergency Department (ED) waiting room to identify patients with mental illness. In that trial, ...

    Authors: David L Schriger, Patrick S Gibbons, Wais A Nezami and Carol A Langone
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2005 5:2
  9. Over recent years increased emphasis has been given to performance monitoring of NHS hospitals, including overall number of hospital readmissions, which however are often sub-optimally adjusted for case-mix. W...

    Authors: Georgios Lyratzopoulos, Daniel Havely, Islay Gemmell and Gary A Cook
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2005 5:1
  10. There is great variation in the Accident and Emergency workload and location of Urology services in UK hospitals. This study investigated the relationship of the initial management of acute renal colic with th...

    Authors: Tunji A Lasoye, Philip M Sedgwick, Nilay Patel, Chas Skinner and Nadeem Nayeem
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2004 4:5
  11. Low and high body mass index (BMI) have been recently shown to be associated with increased and decreased mortality after ICU admission, respectively. The objective of this study was to determine the impact of...

    Authors: Javier D Finkielman, Ognjen Gajic and Bekele Afessa
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2004 4:3
  12. Reliability of cardiac troponin-I assays under real-time conditions has not been previously well studied. Most large published cTnI trials have utilized protocols which required the freezing of serum (or plasm...

    Authors: Robert H Baevsky, Rajesh K Kapur and Howard A Smithline
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2004 4:2
  13. Disaster-related mortality is a growing public health concern in the African Region. These deaths are hypothesized to have a significantly negative effect on per capita gross domestic product (GDP). The object...

    Authors: Joses M Kirigia, Luis G Sambo, William Aldis and Germano M Mwabu
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2004 4:1
  14. Bilateral extradural hematomas have only rarely been reported in the literature. Even rarer are cases where the hematomas develop sequentially, one after removal of the other. Among 187 cases of operated epidu...

    Authors: Behzad Eftekhar, Ebrahim Ketabchi, Mohammad Ghodsi and Babak Esmaeeli
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2003 3:1
  15. It is widely considered that improved diagnostics in suspected acute coronary syndrome (ACS) are needed. To help clarify the current situation and the improvement potential, we analyzed characteristics, dispos...

    Authors: Ulf Ekelund, Hans-Jörgen Nilsson, Attila Frigyesi and Ole Torffvit
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2002 2:1
  16. About two thirds of adults suffer from backpain at some time during their life. In the emergency room many patients with acute back pain are treated with intravenous non-steroidal analgesics. Whether this trea...

    Authors: Christof Havel, Anna Sieder, Harald Herkner, Hans Domanovits, Mascha Schmied, Rudolf Segel, Maria Koreny, Anton N Laggner and Marcus Müllner
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2001 1:2

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