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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/28639958/pediatric-jellyfish-envenomation-in-the-mediterranean-sea
#1
Miguel Glatstein, Dikla Adir, Bella Galil, Dennis Scolnik, Ayelet Rimon, Dikla Pivko-Levy, Christopher Hoyte
BACKGROUND: Several species of jellyfish native to the western Indian Ocean have entered the Mediterranean Sea through the Suez Canal. Since the late 1980s, each summer Rhopilema nomadica forms swarms as long as 100 km in the southeastern Levant and since the millennium aggregations of additional nonnative jellyfish have been sighted. The aim of this study was to evaluate children seen in the emergency department after jellyfish envenomations and to establish patterns of toxicity associated with this organism...
June 20, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628487/do-toddler-s-fractures-of-the-tibia-require-evaluation-and-management-by-an-orthopaedic-surgeon-routinely
#2
John S Adamich, Mark W Camp
OBJECTIVE: The majority of uncomplicated toddler fractures of the tibia (toddler's fractures) do not need an orthopaedic surgeon's intervention or follow-up. However, inexperienced emergency room physicians, general practitioners and orthopaedic trainees and surgeons understandably defer to a cautious approach of referral and subsequent frequent clinical and radiographic follow-up. An evidence-based pathway can help prevent this overtreatment, reduce unnecessary radiation exposure and decrease the financial burden on families and the healthcare system...
June 16, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574856/camera-based-measurement-of-respiratory-rates-is-reliable
#3
Christoph Becker, Stefan Achermann, Mukul Rocque, Ihor Kirenko, Andreas Schlack, Thomas Dreher-Hummel, Thomas Zumbrunn, Roland Bingisser, Christian H Nickel
OBJECTIVES: Respiratory rate (RR) is one of the most important vital signs used to detect whether a patient is in critical condition. It is part of many risk scores and its measurement is essential for triage of patients in emergency departments. It is often not recorded as measurement is cumbersome and time-consuming. We intended to evaluate the accuracy of camera-based measurements as an alternative measurement to the current practice of manual counting. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We monitored the RR of healthy male volunteers with a camera-based prototype application and simultaneously by manual counting and by capnography, which was considered the gold standard...
June 1, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542027/retrospective-population-based-study-of-emergency-medical-services-attended-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrests-in-children-in-belgium
#4
Sophie Vandeplassche, Patrick van de Voorde
OBJECTIVE: This study presents an analysis of clinical data of the circumstances and outcome of paediatric (0-16 years) out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (p-OHCA) in Belgium. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of a prospective population-based registration of physician-attended [mobile emergency group (MUG)] emergency medical services (EMS) interventions of p-OHCA in Belgium between 2010 and 2012. RESULTS: We identified 365 OHCA in 18 295 paediatric MUG interventions (2%)...
May 24, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538247/the-positive-predictive-value-of-an-ambulance-prealert-for-stroke-and-transient-ischaemic-attack
#5
Craig W Brown, Mary J Macleod
OBJECTIVE: Therapeutic options for ischaemic stroke, such as thrombolysis or thrombectomy, are time sensitive. Multiple innovations have been established to reduce the symptom-to-needle time. One such innovation is the prealerting of emergency department (ED) or stroke unit staff by prehospital personnel of suspected stroke patients. The diagnosis of stroke can sometimes be difficult, with stroke mimics being a recognized issue. The prealert mobilizes ED, stroke and imaging personnel, which, for a true-positive, improves door-to-needle times...
May 19, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520597/key-performance-indicators-assessment-to-develop-best-practices-in-an-emergency-medical-communication-centre
#6
Yann Penverne, Brice Leclere, Julien Labady, Frederic Berthier, Joel Jenvrin, Francois Javaudin, Eric Batard, Emmanuel Montassier
INTRODUCTION: Emergency Medical Communication Centre (EMCC) represents a pivotal link in the chain of survival for those requiring rapid response for out-of-hospital medical emergencies. Assessing and grading the performance of EMCCs are warranted as it can affect the health and safety of the served population. OBJECTIVE: The aim of our work was to describe the activity on an EMCC and to explore the associations between different key performance indicators. METHODS: We carried out our prospective observational study in the EMCC of Nantes, France, from 6 June 2011 to 6 June 2015...
May 17, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509710/ultrasound-guided-pericardiocentesis-a-novel-parasternal-approach
#7
Adi Osman, Tan Wan Chuan, Jamalludin Ab Rahman, Gabriele Via, Guido Tavazzi
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate a novel pericardiocentesis technique using an in-plane parasternal medial-to-lateral approach with the use of a high-frequency probe in patients with cardiac tamponade. BACKGROUND: Echocardiography is pivotal in the diagnosis of pericardial effusion and tamponade physiology. Ultrasound guidance for pericardiocentesis is currently considered the standard of care. Several approaches have been described recently, which differ mainly on the site of puncture (subxiphoid, apical, or parasternal)...
May 15, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509709/utility-of-sofa-and-%C3%AE-sofa-scores-for-predicting-outcome-in-critically-ill-patients-from-the-emergency-department
#8
Renata García-Gigorro, Ignacio Sáez-de la Fuente, Helena Marín Mateos, Eva M Andrés-Esteban, Jose A Sanchez-Izquierdo, Juan C Montejo-González
OBJECTIVE: The condition of critically ill patients in the emergency department (ED) varies from moment to moment. The aims of this study are to quantify sequential organ failure assessment (SOFA) and changes in SOFA scores over time and determine its prognostic impact. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This is a prospective observational cohort study. We included 269 patients consecutively admitted to the ICU from the ED over 18 months. The SOFA scores at ED admission (ED-SOFA) and ICU admission (ICU-SOFA) were obtained...
May 15, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492412/patients-in-prehospital-transport-to-the-emergency-department-a-cohort-study-of-risk-factors-for-7-day-mortality
#9
Camilla L Noergaard Bech, Mikkel Brabrand, Søren Mikkelsen, Annmarie Lassen
BACKGROUND: Ambulance transfer is the first contact with the healthcare system for many patients in emergency conditions.We aimed to identify prognostic risk factors accessible in the prehospital phase that indicate an increased risk of 7-day mortality. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We included patients aged 18 years or older, transferred by ambulance to the emergency department at Odense University Hospital, from 1 April 2012 to 30 September 2014. We carried out multivariate logistic regressions, adjusted for age and sex, to describe the relationship between vital sign values recorded in the prehospital setting and 7-day mortality...
May 10, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338533/sepsis-patients-in-the-emergency-department-stratification-using-the-clinical-impression-score-predisposition-infection-response-and-organ-dysfunction-score-or-quick-sequential-organ-failure-assessment-score
#10
Vincent M Quinten, Matijs van Meurs, Anna E Wolffensperger, Jan C Ter Maaten, Jack J M Ligtenberg
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the stratification of sepsis patients in the emergency department (ED) for ICU admission and mortality using the Predisposition, Infection, Response and Organ dysfunction (PIRO) and quick Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA) scores with clinical judgement assessed by the ED staff. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a prospective observational study in the ED of a tertiary care teaching hospital. Adult nontrauma patients with suspected infection and at least two Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome criteria were included...
May 8, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471789/review-of-existing-measurement-tools-to-assess-spinal-motion-during-prehospital-immobilization
#11
Jeronimo O N Weerts, Lars Schier, Hendrik Schmidt, Michael Kreinest
The quantification of spinal movement to investigate the efficacy of prehospital immobilization devices and techniques remains difficult. Therefore, we aim to systematically review the literature on reported measurement tools applicable within this research field. A keyword literature search of relevant articles was performed using the database of PubMed including international literature published in English between January 2010 and December 2015. Only studies describing methods applicable to estimate spinal movement during prehospital immobilization were included...
May 3, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368907/prevalence-and-in-hospital-outcome-of-aspiration-in-out-of-hospital-intubated-trauma-patients
#12
Raluca R Radu, Alexander Kaserer, Burkhardt Seifert, Hans-Peter Simmen, Kurt Ruetzler, Donat R Spahn, Valentin Neuhaus
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 31, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362647/validity-of-the-pediatric-canadian-triage-acuity-scale-in-a-tertiary-children-s-hospital-in-israel
#13
Raviv Allon, Oren Feldman, Anna Karminsky, Carmit Steinberg, Ronit Leiba, Itai Shavit
OBJECTIVE: In 2015, the Israeli Ministry of Health issued national guidelines demanding the use of a five-level triage system in pediatric emergency departments (EDs). The present study aimed to evaluate the validity of the Pediatric Canadian Triage Acuity Scale (PedCTAS) in the ED of a tertiary children's hospital in Israel. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of all patients admitted between January 2011 and December 2015 was carried out. The proportion of hospitalization was the primary outcome measure...
March 30, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362646/the-de-winter-ecg-pattern-morphology-and-accuracy-for-diagnosing-acute-coronary-occlusion-systematic-review
#14
Niall P Morris, Richard Body
The De Winter ECG pattern has been reported to indicate acute left anterior descending coronary artery occlusion and is often considered to be an 'ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) equivalent'. We aimed to investigate the morphology of the 'De Winter ECG pattern' and evaluate the test characteristics of the De Winter pattern for the diagnosis of acute coronary occlusion. We identified papers through the Medline, EMBASE and COCHRANE databases and screened for bias using QUADAS-2. First, measurements were recorded from every ECG reported in the literature and aggregated...
March 30, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452811/emergency-management-of-cardiac-tamponade-complicating-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-using-intermittent-pericardial-drainage-and-retransfusion-during-interhospital-transport
#15
Manuel F Struck, Christian D Etz, Susanne Rode, Hermann Wrigge, Roland Prondzinsky
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452810/severe-pulmonary-embolism-managed-with-high-flow-nasal-cannula-oxygen-therapy
#16
Jonathan Messika, Philippe Goutorbe, David Hajage, Jean-Damien Ricard
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452809/emergency-care-systems-increasing-pressures-but-little-sustainability
#17
Colin A Graham
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26813153/an-economic-cost-analysis-of-emergency-department-key-performance-indicators-in-ireland
#18
Brenda Gannon, Cheryl Jones, Aileen McCabe, Ronan O'Sullivan, Abel Wakai
OBJECTIVES: High quality data is fundamental to using key performance indicators (KPIs) for performance monitoring. However, the resources required to collect high quality data are often significant and should usually be targeted at high priority areas. As part of a study of 11 emergency department (ED) KPIs in Ireland, the primary objective of this study was to estimate the relative cost of collecting the additional minimum data set (MDS) elements for those 11 KPIs. METHODS: An economic cost analysis focused on 12 EDs in the Republic of Ireland...
June 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26657210/proposition-and-operational-characteristics-of-a-new-dispatch-scale-to-specifically-identify-acute-strokes
#19
Fabrice Dami, Alexandre Emery, Mathieu Pasquier, Pierre-Nicolas Carron, Vincent Fuchs, Bertrand Yersin, Olivier Hugli
OBJECTIVE: Prehospital recognition of an acute stroke improves the time from onset to thrombolysis and rates of reperfusion therapy. Studies conducted to evaluate paramedic and dispatcher performance in suspecting stroke are disappointing. This study addresses the specific issue of stroke recognition by dispatchers, taking into account delay in reporting the onset of symptoms (<5 h). METHODS: This is an observational analysis conducted over a 12-month period...
June 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26524675/the-speed-sepsis-patient-evaluation-in-the-emergency-department-score-a-risk-stratification-and-outcome-prediction-tool
#20
Jan Philipp Bewersdorf, Oliver Hautmann, Daniel Kofink, Alizan Abdul Khalil, Imran Zainal Abidin, Alexander Loch
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to identify covariates associated with 28-day mortality in septic patients admitted to the emergency department and derive and validate a score that stratifies mortality risk utilizing parameters that are readily available. METHODS: Patients with an admission diagnosis of suspected or confirmed infection and fulfilling at least two criteria for severe inflammatory response syndrome were included in this study. Patients' characteristics, vital signs, and laboratory values were used to identify prognostic factors for mortality...
June 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
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