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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343813/radiological-assessment-of-the-compression-depth-a-hospital-based-trauma-database-quantitative-analysis-from-china
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LETTER
Jianbo Ding, Mao Zhang, Libing Jiang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 22, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343817/which-is-better-and-useful-modality-of-x-ray-for-diagnosis-of-pneumothorax-at-emergency-setting-conventional-or-invert-grayscale
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Ekrem Musalar, Salih Ekinci, Orkun Ünek, Eda Arş, Hakan Şevki Eren, Bengi Gürses, Can Aktaş
INTRODUCTION: Pneumothorax is a pathologic condition in which air is accumulated between the visceral and parietal pleura. After clinical suspicion, in order to diagnose the severity of the condition, imaging is necessary. By using the help of Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) direct conventional X-rays are converted to gray-scale and this has become a preferred method among many physicians. METHODS: Our study design was a case-control study with cross-over design study...
March 18, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343816/the-risk-of-unintentional-out-of-network-encounters-with-hospital-based-physicians-at-in-network-hospitals
#3
Lawrence H Brown, Robert A Weston, John E Gough
OBJECTIVE: When hospital-based specialists including emergency physicians, anesthesiologists, pathologists and radiologists are not included in the same insurance networks as their parent hospitals, it creates confusion and leads to unexpected costs for patients. This study explored the frequency with which hospital-based physicians at academic medical centers are not included in the network directories for the same insurance networks as their parent teaching hospitals. METHODS: We studied teaching hospitals with residency programs in all four hospital-based specialties...
March 18, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343814/authors-respond-to-both-qsofa-score-and-bedside-plasma-lactate-are-the-predictors-of-mortality-for-patients-with-infections-in-ed
#4
Xianshi Zhou, Banghan Ding, Ye Ye, Guanghua Tang, Zhongde Zhang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 18, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341188/features-of-hospital-and-emergency-medical-service-in-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-patients-with-shockable-rhythm
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Shang-Li Tsai, Chung-Hsien Chaou, Chien-Hsiung Huang, I-Shiang Tzeng, Chan-Wei Kuo, Yi-Ming Weng, Cheng-Yu Chien
OBJECTIVE: Predicting the outcome of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) patients is crucial. We examined hospital characteristics and parameters of emergency medical service (including scene time interval and direct ambulance delivery to intensive heart hospitals) as survival or outcome predictors. STUDY DESIGN: Data from 546 consecutive OHCA shockable patients treated between January 2012 and December 2015 in Taoyuan City (Taiwan, ROC) were collected. In addition to demographic data, location of arrest, initial rhythm, availability of a hospital with or without 24/7 percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), emergency medical service (EMS) time, provision of cardiopulmonary resuscitation by a bystander, presence of a witness at collapse, and level of life support were analysed...
March 18, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341186/problem-based-learning-discussion-on-advanced-life-support-training-for-perioperative-interprofessional-education
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LETTER
Nobuyasu Komasawa, Benjamin W Berg, Toshiaki Minami
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 18, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341185/c-mac-compared-with-direct-laryngoscopy-for-intubation-in-patients-with-cervical-spine-immobilization-a-manikin-trial
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Jacek Smereka, Jerzy R Ladny, Amanda Naylor, Kurt Ruetzler, Lukasz Szarpak
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to compare C-MAC videolaryngoscopy with direct laryngoscopy for intubation in simulated cervical spine immobilization conditions. METHODS: The study was designed as a prospective randomized crossover manikin trial. 70 paramedics with <5years of medical experience participated in the study. The paramedics attempted to intubate manikins in 3 airway scenarios: normal airway without cervical immobilization (Scenario A); manual inline cervical immobilization (Scenario B); cervical immobilization using cervical extraction collar (Scenario C)...
March 16, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341190/evolving-cutoff-values-of-hyperlactatemia-and-the-role-of-infection
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Xianshi Zhou, Ye Ye, Fang Tian, Fanwei Wu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 15, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342571/identification-of-gastric-outlet-obstruction-using-point-of-care-ultrasound
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Michael Gottlieb, Damali Nakitende
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 14, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341187/persistent-hyperlactatemia-high-central-venous-arterial-carbon-dioxide-to-arterial-venous-oxygen-content-ratio-is-associated-with-poor-outcomes-in-early-resuscitation-of-septic-shock
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Juandi Zhou, Jia Song, Shijin Gong, Li Li, Haixiang Zhang, Minjia Wang
OBJECTIVE: Several studies reported Pv-aCO2/Ca-vO2 ratio as a surrogate of VCO2/VO2 to detect global tissue hypoxia. The present study aimed to evaluate the prognostic value of Pv-aCO2/Ca-vO2 ratio combined with lactate levels during the early phases of resuscitation in septic shock. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted in 144 septic shock patients in a 30-bed mixed ICU. A Pv-aCO2/Ca-vO2 ratio>1.4 was considered abnormal. Patients were classified into four predefined groups according to lactate levels and Pv-aCO2/Ca-vO2 ratio after the first 6h of resuscitation...
March 14, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325679/children-treated-for-lawn-mower-related-injuries-in-us-emergency-departments-1990-2014
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Karen S Ren, Thiphalak Chounthirath, Jingzhen Yang, Laura Friedenberg, Gary A Smith
OBJECTIVE: Investigate the epidemiology of lawn mower-related injuries to children in the US. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted of children younger than 18years of age treated in US emergency departments for a lawn mower-related injury from 1990 through 2014 using data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System. RESULTS: An estimated 212,258 children <18years of age received emergency treatment for lawn mower-related injuries from 1990 through 2014, equaling an average annual rate of 11...
March 14, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318805/kts-and-crams-were-useful-trauma-scores-in-a-resource-limited-settings
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Liyuan Peng, Hai Hu, Yarong He, Maoni Zeng, Haoyu Wang, Di Hao, Peng Yao, Yuming Shao, Yu Cao
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 14, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318802/pressure-on-the-incisors-during-direct-laryngoscopy-and-intubation-using-the-shikani-optical-stylet%C3%A2
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Grzegorz Kucaba, Marek Muster, Dawid Filip, Beata Horeczy, Lukasz Szarpak, Bogumila Woloszczuk-Gebicka
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 14, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320545/haloperidol-undermining-gastroparesis-symptoms-hugs-in-the-emergency-department
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Rene Ramirez, Philip Stalcup, Brandon Croft, Michael A Darracq
BACKGROUND: Gastroparesis associated nausea, vomiting & abdominal pain (GP N/V/AP) are common presentations to the emergency department (ED). Treatment is often limited to antiemetic, prokinetic, opioid, & nonopioid agents. Haloperidol (HP) has been shown to have analgesic & antiemetic properties. We sought to evaluate HP in the ED as an alternative treatment of GP N/V/AP. METHODS: Using an electronic medical record, 52 patients who presented to the ED w/GP N/V/AP secondary to diabetes mellitus and were treated w/HP were identified...
March 12, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302375/risk-factors-for-unplanned-transfer-to-the-intensive-care-unit-after-emergency-department-admission
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Lena M Boerma, Eef P J Reijners, Roger A P A Hessels, Martijn A A V Hooft
INTRODUCTION: Unplanned Intensive Care Unit (ICU) admission has been used as a surrogate marker of adverse events, and is used by the Australian Council of Healthcare Accreditation as a reportable quality indicator. If we can identify independent variables predicting deterioration which require ICU transfer within 24h after emergency department (ED) admission, direct ICU admission should be considered. This may improve patient safety and reduce adverse events by appropriate disposition of patients presenting to the ED...
March 12, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343815/soft-tissue-oxygen-saturation-to-predict-admission-from-the-emergency-department-a-prospective-observational-study
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William T Davis, Josh Lospinso, Robert M Barnwell, John Hughes, Steven G Schauer, Thomas B Smith, Michael D April
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated a soft tissue oxygen saturation (Sto2) measurement at triage for predicting admission to the hospital in adults presenting to the emergency department (ED) in addition to data routinely gathered at triage. METHODS: This was a prospective, observational, single center study of adults presenting to the ED for evaluation. Research assistants obtained thenar eminence Sto2 measurements on subjects in ED triage. ED providers not involved in the study then made all management and disposition decisions...
March 10, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330688/management-of-spontaneous-pneumomediastinum-are-hospitalization-and-prophylactic-antibiotics-needed
#17
Masatomo Ebina, Akira Inoue, Akihiro Takaba, Koichi Ariyoshi
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous pneumomediastinum is defined as the presence of free air in the mediastinum without any apparent concomitant factors or disease. It is uncommon but usually benign and self-limiting. Generally, patients with spontaneous pneumomediastinum are admitted to hospital, and occasionally, prophylactic antibiotics are administered to prevent mediastinitis. The purpose of this study was to describe practices concerning the feasibility of outpatient treatment and follow-up of spontaneous pneumomediastinum and the necessity of prophylactic antibiotics...
March 10, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302374/a-novel-biochemical-marker-for-community-acquired-pneumonia-ischemia-modified-albumin
#18
Mustafa Bolatkale, Mustafa Duger, Gözde Ülfer, Çağdaş Can, Ahmet Cagdas Acara, Türkan Yiğitbaşı, Ekrem Cengiz Seyhan, Mehtap Bulut
INTRODUCTION: Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a frequent cause of hospitalization and a leading cause of mortality worldwide. Early diagnosis and the initiation of appropriate antibiotic therapy are essential to reduce pneumonia-related morbidity and mortality. CRP is a well-established biomarker in many clinical settings, but has been traditionally considered not specific enough to be a useful guide in the diagnostic process of pneumonia. There is still a need for more specific and practical markers in CAP for diagnosis...
March 10, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292544/effect-of-bed-frame-deflection-on-chest-compression-quality-during-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation
#19
Je Hyeok Oh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 10, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318804/antiemetic-use-in-the-ed-the-authors-respond
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LETTER
Adam J Singer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 9, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
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