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  1. It has not yet been possible to ascertain the exact proportion, characterization or impact of low-acuity emergency department (ED) attendances on the German Health Care System since valid and robust definition...

    Authors: Anna Slagman, Antje Fischer-Rosinský, David Legg, Kristin Schmieder and Martin Möckel
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2023 23:64
  2. The outbreak of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has caused a catastrophic event worldwide. Since then, people’s way of living has changed in terms of personal behavior, social interaction, and medical-...

    Authors: Henry Chih-Hung Tai, Yi-Hao Kao, Yen-Wen Lai, Jiann-Hwa Chen, Wei-Lung Chen and Jui-Yuan Chung
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2023 23:63
  3. Injury data play a pivotal role in monitoring public health issues and Injury Surveillance Information Systems (ISIS) are useful for continuous data collection and analysis purposes. Since emergency department...

    Authors: Nader Mirani, Haleh Ayatollahi, Davoud Khorasani-Zavareh and Kimia Zeraatkar
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2023 23:61
  4. Triage refers to the process of patient prioritisation in the emergency department (ED). This is based on the severity of the patient’s illness and is performed by emergency nurses (ENs). This has a pivotal ro...

    Authors: Sofia-Chrysovalantou Zagalioti, Barbara Fyntanidou, Aristomenis Exadaktylos, Konstantinos Lallas and Mairi Ziaka
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2023 23:60
  5. Death caused by traffic accidents is one of the major problems of health systems in low- and middle-income countries. Rapid handover of the traffic accident victims and proper collaboration between the pre-hos...

    Authors: Hasan Jamshidi, Reza Khani Jazani, Ali Khani Jeihooni, Ahmad Alibabaei, Shahram Alamdari and Majid Najafi Kalyani
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2023 23:58
  6. Ketamine and etomidate are commonly used as sedatives in rapid sequence intubation (RSI). However, there is no consensus on which agent should be favored when treating patients with trauma. This study aimed to...

    Authors: Jinjoo Kim, Kyoungwon Jung, Jonghwan Moon, Junsik Kwon, Byung Hee Kang, Jayoung Yoo, Seoyoung Song, Eunsook Bang, Sora Kim and Yo Huh
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2023 23:57
  7. During the first weeks of the outbreak of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the North Denmark emergency medical services authorised paramedics to assess patients suspected of COVID-19 at home, and then ...

    Authors: Vibe Maria Laden Nielsen, Tim Alex Lindskou, Ulla Møller Weinreich, Michael Skærbæk Jespersen, Erika Frischknecht Christensen and Henrik Bøggild
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2023 23:56
  8. Traumatic brain injury is a substantial cause of mortality and morbidity with a higher burden in low and middle-income countries due to healthcare systems that are unable to deliver effectively the acute and l...

    Authors: Tiruye Azene Demlie, Mahlet Temesgen Alemu, Mengistu Abebe Messelu, Fasil Wagnew and Enyew Getaneh Mekonen
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2023 23:55
  9. Major trauma is a leading cause of death. Due to the difficulties to keep a registry of these cases, few studies include all subjects, because they exclude out-of-hospital deaths. The purpose of this work was ...

    Authors: Eider Arbizu-Fernández, Alfredo Echarri-Sucunza, Arkaitz Galbete, Mariano Fortún-Moral and Tomas Belzunegui-Otano
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2023 23:54
  10. The simulation exercise (SimEx) simulates an emergency in which an elaboration or description of the response is applied. The purpose of these exercises is to validate and improve plans, procedures, and system...

    Authors: Syed Sarosh Mahdi, Hafsa Abrar Jafri, Raheel Allana, Gopi Battineni, Mariam Khawaja, Syeda Sakina, Daniyal Agha, Kiran Rehman and Francesco Amenta
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2023 23:52

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Emergency Medicine 2023 23:62

  11. It seems that the available data on performance of the Rapid Arterial oCclusion Evaluation (RACE) as a prehospital stroke scale for differentiating all AIS cases, not only large vessel occlusion (LVO), from th...

    Authors: Hosein Rafiemanesh, Negin Barikro, Somayeh Karimi, Mehran Sotoodehnia, Alireza Jalali and Alireza Baratloo
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2023 23:51
  12. Although airway management for paramedics has moved away from endotracheal intubation towards extraglottic airway devices in recent years, in the context of COVID-19, endotracheal intubation has seen a revival...

    Authors: Sean S. Scholz, Sissy Linder, Eugen Latka, Tobias Bartnick, Daniel Karla, Daniel Thaemel, Marlena Wolff, Odile Sauzet, Sebastian W. Rehberg, Karl-Christian Thies and Gerrit Jansen
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2023 23:48
  13. We hypothesized that an emergency short-stay ward (ESSW) mainly operated by emergency medicine physicians may reduce the length of patient stay in emergency department without expense of clinical outcomes.

    Authors: Sean Moon, Taegyun Kim, Heesu Park, Hayoung Kim, Jieun Shin, Yun Seong Park and Gaonsorae Wang
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2023 23:47
  14. The aim of this retrospective observational study was to determine how response intervals correlated to the experience of the community first responders (CFRs) using data collected from the Danish Island of La...

    Authors: S. M. Starck, J. J. Jensen, L. Sarkisian, H. Schakow, C. Andersen and F. L. Henriksen
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2023 23:46
  15. Many early warning scores (EWSs) have been validated to prognosticate adverse outcomes of COVID-19 in the Emergency Department (ED), including the quick Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA), the Modifie...

    Authors: Onlak Ruangsomboon, Nutthida Phanprasert, Supawich Jirathanavichai, Chanokporn Puchongmart, Phetsinee Boonmee, Netiporn Thirawattanasoot, Thawonrat Dorongthom, Nattakarn praphruetkit and Apichaya Monsomboon
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2023 23:45
  16. Medical device-related pressure injuries(MDRPI) are prevalent and attracting more attention. During ambulance transfer, the shear force caused by braking and acceleration; extensive medical equipment crowed in...

    Authors: Zhenyu Luo, Sihui Liu, Linhe Yang, Shuyan Zhong and Lihua Bai
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2023 23:44

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Emergency Medicine 2023 23:50

  17. Few studies address the care of critically ill non-traumatic patients in the emergency department (ED). The aim of this study was to assess the epidemiology, management, and outcome of these patients.

    Authors: Janina Dziegielewski, Falko C. Schulte, Christian Jung, Georg Wolff, Oliver Hannappel, Philipp Kümpers, Michael Bernhard and Mark Michael
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2023 23:43
  18. Low-and middle-income countries account for over 80% of fall-related fatalities globally. However there is little emphasis on the issue and limited high quality data to understand the burden, and to inform pre...

    Authors: Hendry R. Sawe, Wakisa Mulwafu, Linda Chokotho, Kevin Croke, Rachel Chamanga, Meyhar Mohammed, Jonna Bertfelt, Harrieth P. Ndumwa, Juma A. Mfinanga and Sveta Milusheva
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2023 23:42
  19. Urgent and emergency care (UEC) settings provide an opportunity to prevent ill-health and promote healthy lifestyles with potential to screen and deliver interventions to under-served, at-risk populations. The...

    Authors: Emma J. Adams, Lucy Morris, Goolnora Marshall, Frank Coffey, Philip D. Miller and Holly Blake
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2023 23:41
  20. Elevated levels of cardiac troponin T has been observed in patients seeking care at the emergency department (ED) presenting with chest pain but without myocardial infarction (MI). The clinical importance of t...

    Authors: T Wessman, A Zorlak, Per Wändell, O Melander, AC Carlsson and T Ruge
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2023 23:40
  21. Injuries are one of the leading causes of death worldwide. Bystanders at the scene can perform first aid measures before the arrival of health services. The quality of first aid measures likely affects patient...

    Authors: Siri Idland, Jo Kramer-Johansen, Håkon Kvåle Bakke and Magnus Hjortdahl
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2023 23:39
  22. Planning to improve the professional capabilities of triage nurses requires determining the level of professional capabilities and its determinants. In this regard, the present study was conducted to determine...

    Authors: Maryam Aghabarary, Zahra Pourghaedi and Mostafa Bijani
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2023 23:38

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Emergency Medicine 2023 23:59

  23. Telephone-Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (T-CPR) significantly increases rate of bystander resuscitation and improves patient outcomes after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). Nevertheless, securing correct...

    Authors: Carlos Ramon Hölzing, Peter Brinkrolf, Camilla Metelmann, Bibiana Metelmann, Klaus Hahnenkamp and Mina Baumgarten
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2023 23:36
  24. The decade-long Syrian armed conflict killed or injured more than 11% of the Syrian population. Head and neck injuries are the most frequent cause of war-related trauma, about half of which are brain injuries....

    Authors: Ibrahem Hanafi, Eskander Munder, Sulafa Ahmad, Iman Arabhamo, Suzan Alziab, Noor Badin, Ahmad Omarain, Mhd Khaled Jawish, Muhannad Saleh, Vera Nickl, Tamara Wipplinger, Christoph Wipplinger and Robert Nickl
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2023 23:35
  25. Prolonged length of stay at the emergency department interferes with the main goal of emergency care and results in adverse patient outcomes like nosocomial infection, dissatisfaction, morbidity, and mortality...

    Authors: Asnake Gashaw Belayneh, Yemataw Zewdu Temachu, Mengistu Abebe Messelu and Mignote Hailu Gebrie
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2023 23:34
  26. The disadvantages and complications of computed tomography (CT) can be minimized if CT is performed in rib fracture patients with high probability of intra-thoracic and intra-abdominal injuries and CT is omitt...

    Authors: Woosik Kim, Juhyun Song, Sungwoo Moon, Jooyeong Kim, Hanjin Cho, Jonghak Park, Sungjin Kim and Sejoong Ahn
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2023 23:33
  27. Non-conveyed patients (i.e. patients who are not transported to a hospital after being assessed by ambulance clinicians) represent a significantly increasing proportion of all patients seeking ambulance care. ...

    Authors: Jakob Lederman, Caroline Löfvenmark, Therese Djärv, Veronica Lindström and Carina Elmqvist
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2023 23:30
  28. Accurate identification of the cricothyroid membrane is crucial for successful cricothyrotomy; however, a manoeuvre that helps identify it both accurately and quickly remains unclear. The effectiveness of the ...

    Authors: Yohei Kamikawa, Osamu Muto and Hiroyuki Hayashi
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2023 23:29
  29. Bacterial infections are frequently seen in the emergency department (ED), but can be difficult to distinguish from viral infections and some non-infectious diseases. Common biomarkers such as c-reactive prote...

    Authors: N. L. M. van de Ven, S. H. Bongers, R. Spijkerman, L. Koenderman, L. P. H. Leenen and F. Hietbrink
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2023 23:28
  30. Globally, millions of people die and many more develop disabilities resulting from injuries each year. Most people who die from injuries do so before they are transported to hospital. Thus, reliable, pragmatic...

    Authors: Desmond Kuupiel, Nasreen S. Jessani, Jody Boffa, Celeste Naude, Emmy De Buck, Philippe Vandekerckhove and Michael McCaul
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2023 23:27
  31. In Norway, planning for disasters has been specifically emphasized since the incidents on July 22nd, 2011. Every municipality is now legislated to have a contingency plan that includes plans for staff recall duri...

    Authors: Fredrik Femtehjell Friberg, Heléne Nilsson and Ann-Chatrin Linqvist Leonardsen
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2023 23:25
  32. The red cell distribution width (RDW) reflects the degree of heterogeneity of red blood cells. Elevated RDW is associated both with frailty and with increased mortality in hospital-admitted patients. In this s...

    Authors: Janne Alakare, Kirsi Kemp, Timo Strandberg, Maaret Castrén, Jukka Tolonen and Veli-Pekka Harjola
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2023 23:24
  33. The use of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is increasing. Numerous investigators have evaluated the learning curves in POCUS, but there are no published studies on how emergency physicians perceive their own ...

    Authors: Ossi Hannula, Ville Hällberg, Anna Meuronen, Olli Suominen, Suvi Rautiainen, Ari Palomäki, Harri Hyppölä, Ritva Vanninen and Kalle Mattila
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2023 23:23
  34. This study was conducted in 2022 at King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC) to analyze the queuing theory approach at the Emergency Department (ED) to estimate patients’ wait times and predict the accuracy of the qu...

    Authors: Mahmoud Salameh Qandeel, Islam Khaleel Al-Qudah, Riyad Nayfeh, Haitham Aryan, Omar Ajaj, Hisham Alkhatib and Yousef Hamdan
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2023 23:22
  35. Emergency departments (EDs) serve an integral role in healthcare, particularly for vulnerable populations. However, marginalized groups often report negative ED experiences, including stigmatizing attitudes an...

    Authors: Susan A. Bartels, Meredith MacKenzie, Stuart L. Douglas, Amanda Collier, Jodie Pritchard, Eva Purkey, David Messenger and Melanie Walker
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2023 23:21
  36. Emergency physicians are in danger of developing illnesses due to stress in their demanding work environment. Until today, scholars have not identified stressors or resilience factors that qualify to promote t...

    Authors: Katja Petrowski, Camila Paola Malkewitz, Christian Schöniger, Mark Frank and Lorenz Theiler
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2023 23:20
  37. Road traffic accidents are a major cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries, causing permanent disabilities, and other indirect health complications. Each year, road traffic accidents (RTA) cause a lot of fataliti...

    Authors: Micheal Alemayehu, Asfawesen Woldemeskel, Ararso Baru Olani and Tariku Bekelcho
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2023 23:19
  38. During the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, local health authorities in most Italian regions prescribed a reduction of ordinary outpatient and community mental health care. The aim of this study was to a...

    Authors: Luca Bodini, Chiara Bonetto, Antonio Maccagnani, Antonio Bonora, Enrico Polati, Giorgio Ricci, Ciro Paolillo, Francesco Amaddeo and Antonio Lasalvia
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2023 23:18
  39. In Australian emergency departments, 30% of all back pain presentations are for older adults. Relatively little is known about the care that this population receives during an emergency department stay, includ...

    Authors: Katie de Luca, Andrew J McLachlan, Chris G Maher and Gustavo C Machado
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2023 23:17

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Emergency Medicine 2023 23:67

  40. Deciding whether to transfer patients with sepsis from the emergency department (ED) to intensive care units (ICUs) is challenging. We hypothesised that the new biomarker plasma calprotectin (p-calprotectin) c...

    Authors: Åsa Parke, Christian Unge, David Yu, Jonas Sundén-Cullberg and Kristoffer Strålin
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2023 23:16
  41. Since 2014, Korea has been operating the National Emergency Medical Situation Room (NEMSR) to provide regional emergency departments (EDs) with coordination services for the interhospital transfer of criticall...

    Authors: Hye Sook Min, Ho Kyung Sung, Goeun Choi, Hyehyun Sung, Minhee Lee, Seong Jung Kim and Eunsil Ko
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2023 23:15
  42. Fall injuries and trauma-related hospitalizations are the most common causes of injury and in-hospital stay amongst the elderly population. After the age of 65, the severity and frequency of fall-related probl...

    Authors: Salman Muhammad Soomar and Zeyanna Dhalla
    Citation: BMC Emergency Medicine 2023 23:14

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