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European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915163/do-prehospital-providers-and-emergency-nurses-agree-on-triage-assignment-an-efficacy-study
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Helene Skjøt-Arkil, Louise L Pontoppidan, Jens O Laursen, Matthias Giebner, Jesper D Andersen, Christian B Mogensen
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the agreement on triage level between prehospital providers and emergency department (ED) nurses in clinical practice when using the same triage system. The objectives were as follows: (a) What is the agreement of triage between prehospital providers and ED nurses, when using Danish Emergency Process Triage (DEPT) correctly? (b) Which part of the triage process yields the highest agreement regarding the final triage? METHODS: The study was a prospective and observational efficacy study...
September 18, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906260/effectiveness-of-a-post-emergency-department-discharge-multidisciplinary-bundle-in-reducing-acute-hospital-admissions-for-the-elderly
#2
Colin Ong, Marxengel Asinas-Tan, Lit-Sin Quek, Michael de Dios, Xue-Ting Cai, Beng-Leong Lim
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the effectiveness of the Subacute Ambulatory care for the Functionally challenged and Elderly (SAFE) programme, a post-emergency department (ED) discharge intervention for elderly and functionally challenged patients, in reducing acute hospital admissions. METHODS: This study was a 32-month retrospective quasi-experimental study comparing patients with at least one of six diagnostic classifications who underwent SAFE intervention with those who were eligible but declined and received usual ED care (control)...
September 12, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902042/performance-of-a-quick-pregnancy-test-on-whole-blood-in-early-pregnancy-units-a-prospective-cohort-study
#3
Caroline Legoupil, Isabelle Enderle, Flore-Anne Le Baccon, Claude Bendavid, Lucas Peltier, Estelle Bauville, Jean Leveque, Vincent Lavoue, Maela Le Lous
OBJECTIVE: To assess the diagnostic performance of the NG-Test human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) WB, which is a new point-of-care (POC) hCG whole-blood test. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective study included women consulted in early pregnancy units for vaginal bleeding and/or pelvic pain with unknown pregnancy status after medical consultation including a pelvic ultrasound scan. A new POC test (the NG-Test hCG WB) and the usual laboratory serum test (considered the gold standard) were performed in patients...
September 8, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28825929/a-systematic-review-of-retracted-publications-in-emergency-medicine
#4
Anthony Chauvin, Cedric De Villelongue, Dominique Pateron, Youri Yordanov
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to characterize retracted publications in emergency medicine. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, Web of Science and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials to identify all retracted publications in the field of emergency medicine. We also searched an independent website that reports and archives retracted scientific publications. Two researchers independently screened titles, abstracts and full text of search results...
August 18, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817392/minimum-operational-standards-for-24-7-available-emergency-departments-in-the-netherlands-a-first-step-taken-by-emergency-physicians-using-an-e-delphi-approach
#5
Menno I Gaakeer, Rebekka Veugelers, Peter Patka, Robbert Huijsman
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to effectuate a consensus of emergency physicians on minimum requirements for facility, diagnostic, and medical specialist availability as a first step toward minimum operational standards for 24/7 available emergency departments (EDs) in the Netherlands. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A two-part e-Delphi through online survey was performed between January 2015 and May 2016, using a panel of 20 experts in emergency medicine. The aim of part I was to reach an agreement on a list of possible ED elements and their definitions...
August 16, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799985/rapid-detection-of-bacterial-meningitis-using-a-point-of-care-glucometer
#6
Geoffroy Rousseau, Romain Asmolov, Leslie Grammatico-Guillon, Adrien Auvet, Said Laribi, Denis Garot, Youenn Jouan, Pierre-François Dequin, Antoine Guillon
BACKGROUND: In case of acute bacterial meningitis, a decision on the need for intensive care admission should be made within the first hour. The aim of this study was to assess the ability of a point-of-care glucometer to determine abnormal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) glucose concentration at the bedside that contributes toward bacterial meningitis diagnosis. METHODS: We carried out a prospective study and simultaneously measured the glucose concentrations in CSF and blood using a central laboratory and a point-of-care glucometer...
August 10, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799984/lidocaine-spray-as-a-local-analgesic-for-intravenous-cannulation-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#7
Joris Datema, Jeroen Veldhuis, Jolita Bekhof
OBJECTIVES: Lidocaine spray is an effective analgesic of mucous membranes. Lidocaine spray is also used during intravenous (i.v.) cannulation, especially in children. However, the analgesic effect of lidocaine spray during i.v. cannulation has not been studied. We aimed to assess the analgesic effectiveness of lidocaine spray during i.v. cannulation. METHODS: We conducted a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial in seventeen healthy adults who received an i...
August 10, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777122/improving-compliance-with-a-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-bundle-of-care-in-australian-emergency-departments-a-clinical-network-quality-improvement-project
#8
Anne-Maree Kelly, Jan Pannifex
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe the impact of a clinical network-led quality improvement project on compliance with bundle of care elements (individually and as a 'bundle') for patients treated for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbations in the emergency department. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: A 9-month quality improvement project was performed by a modified knowledge transfer methodology with analysis before and after data collection...
August 2, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763311/inter-rater-reliability-of-two-paediatric-early-warning-score-tools
#9
Claus S Jensen, Hanne Aagaard, Hanne V Olesen, Hans Kirkegaard
BACKGROUND: Paediatric early warning score (PEWS) assessment tools can assist healthcare providers in the timely detection and recognition of subtle patient condition changes signalling clinical deterioration. However, PEWS tools instrument data are only as reliable and accurate as the caregivers who obtain and document the parameters. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to evaluate inter-rater reliability among nurses using PEWS systems. DESIGN: The study was carried out in five paediatrics departments in the Central Denmark Region...
July 31, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746084/epidemiology-and-location-of-primary-retrieval-missions-in-a-scottish-aeromedical-service
#10
Gregg Neagle, Lisa Curatolo, John Ferris, Mike Donald, Stephen Hearns, Alasdair R Corfield
INTRODUCTION: Prehospital critical care teams comprising an appropriately trained physician and paramedic or nurse have been associated with improved outcomes in selected trauma patients. These teams are a scarce and expensive resource, especially when delivered by rotary air assets. The optimal tasking of prehospital critical care teams is therefore vital and remains a subject of debate. Emergency Medical Retrieval Service (EMRS) provides a prehospital critical care response team to incidents over a large area of Scotland either by air or by road...
July 25, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727580/increase-in-intracranial-pressure-by-application-of-a-rigid-cervical-collar-a-pilot-study-in-healthy-volunteers
#11
Iscander M Maissan, Rein Ketelaars, Boris Vlottes, Sanne E Hoeks, Dennis den Hartog, Robert J Stolker
OBJECTIVES: Rigid cervical collars are known to increase intracranial pressure (ICP) in severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). Cerebral blood flow might decrease according to the Kellie Monroe doctrine. For this reason, the use of the collar in patients with severe TBI has been abandoned from several trauma protocols in the Netherlands. There is no evidence on the effect of a rigid collar on ICP in patients with mild or moderate TBI or indeed patients with no TBI. As a first step we tested the effect in healthy volunteers with normal ICPs and intact autoregulation of the brain...
July 19, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723703/management-of-chest-pain-in-the-french-emergency-healthcare-system-the-prospective-observational-epidoultho-study
#12
Sandrine Charpentier, Sebastien Beaune, Luc Marie Joly, Abdo Khoury, François-Xavier Duchateau, Raphael Briot, Bertrand Renaud, François-Xavier Ageron
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this paper was to describe the epidemiology, and diagnostic and therapeutic strategies that emergency physicians use to manage patients presenting with chest pain at all three levels of the French emergency medical system - that is, dispatch centres (SAMUs: the medical emergency system), which operate the mobile intensive care units (MICUs), and hospitals' emergency departments (EDs), with a focus on acute coronary syndrome (ACS). PATIENTS AND METHODS: All patients with chest pain who contacted a SAMU and/or were managed by a MICU and/or were admitted into an ED were included in a 1-day multicentre prospective study carried out in January 2013...
July 18, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704270/impact-of-ramadan-on-emergency-department-visits-and-on-medical-emergencies
#13
Reem G Al Assaad, Rana Bachir, Mazen J El Sayed
BACKGROUND: Fasting during Ramadan is important to Muslims. This study describes changes in emergency department (ED) visits and in frequencies of emergency conditions and impact on clinical outcomes during Ramadan in a tertiary care center in Beirut, Lebanon. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients presenting to ED during Ramadan 1 month before and 1 month after Ramadan over a 3-year period with specific conditions (acute coronary syndrome, stroke, seizure, diabetes, renal colic, headache or hypertension) were included...
July 12, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704269/the-impact-of-medical-specialist-staffing-on-emergency-department-patient-flow-and-satisfaction
#14
M Christien van der Linden, Roeline A Y de Beaufort, Sven A G Meylaerts, Crispijn L van den Brand, Naomi van der Linden
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe the impact of additional medical specialists, non-emergency physicians (non-EPs), performing direct supervision or a combination of direct and indirect supervision at an EP-led emergency department (ED), on patient flow and satisfaction. PATIENTS AND METHODS: An observational, cross-sectional, three-part study was carried out including staff surveys (n=379), a before and after 16-week data collection using data of visits during the peak hours (n=5270), and patient questionnaires during 1 week before the pilot and during week 5 of the pilot...
July 12, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704268/safe-discharge-and-outpatient-investigation-of-ureteric-colic-a-retrospective-analysis
#15
Michael Stewart
BACKGROUND: Computed tomography of the kidneys, ureters and bladder is the recommended imaging modality for suspected urolithiasis. Early scanning is advised in guidelines, but there is limited published evidence to support this recommendation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In a retrospective study, we reviewed patients managed according to a local guideline. Patients without high-risk features were either imaged during their initial visit (if in the daytime) or discharged for outpatient scans...
July 12, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704267/effect-of-a-brief-motivational-intervention-in-reducing-alcohol-consumption-in-the-emergency-department-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#16
Cristina Diaz Gomez, Marcus Ngantcha, Nathalie Le Garjean, Nadine Brouard, Muriel Lasbleiz, Mathieu Perennes, François J Kerdiles, Caroline Le Lan, Romain Moirand, Abdelouahab Bellou
BACKGROUND: Introduction to alcohol consumption early in life increases the risk of alcohol dependency and hence motivational interventions are needed in young patients visiting the emergency department (ED). AIM: This study aims to investigate the efficacy of a brief motivational intervention in reducing alcohol consumption among young ED patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a blind randomized controlled trial with follow-up at 3 months...
July 12, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678042/consensus-derived-clinical-decision-rules-to-guide-advanced-imaging-decisions-for-pulmonary-embolism-in-pregnancy-and-the-postpartum-period
#17
Gordon W Fuller, Catherine Nelson-Piercy, Beverley J Hunt, Fiona E Lecky, Steve Thomas, Kimberley Horspool, Steve Goodacre
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 3, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678041/improved-response-time-following-a-change-in-the-transport-system-of-newborns
#18
Frank Eifinger, Steffen Knigge
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 3, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657971/laryngeal-mask-airway-as-a-rescue-device-for-failed-endotracheal-intubation-during-scene-to-hospital-air-transport-of-combat-casualties
#19
Itai Shavit, Eliad Aviram, Yoav Hoffmann, Oded Biton, Elon Glassberg
BACKGROUND: Advanced airway management of combat casualties during scene-to-hospital air transport is challenging. Because of the short transport time, flight physicians of the Israeli military airborne combat evacuation unit are approved for the use of a laryngeal mask airway (LMA) in the event of failed endotracheal intubation (ETI). The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of LMA use during scene-to-hospital transport of combat casualties in Israel. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective cohort analysis of all combat casualties treated with ETI during scene-to-hospital transport over a 3-year period was carried out...
June 27, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841591/further-developments
#20
Colin A Graham
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
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