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Marine Riou, Stephen Ball, Teresa A Williams, Austin Whiteside, Kay L O'Halloran, Janet Bray, Gavin D Perkins, Karen Smith, Peter Cameron, Daniel M Fatovich, Madoka Inoue, Paul Bailey, Deon Brink, Judith Finn
BACKGROUND: Clear and efficient communication between emergency caller and call-taker is crucial to timely ambulance dispatch. We aimed to explore the impact of linguistic variation in the delivery of the prompt "okay, tell me exactly what happened" on the way callers describe the emergency in the Medical Priority Dispatch System® . METHODS: We analysed 188 emergency calls for cases of paramedic-confirmed out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. We investigated the linguistic features of the prompt "okay, tell me exactly what happened" in relation to the format (report vs...
August 2017: Resuscitation
Bülent Erol, Tolga Onay, Osman M Topkar, Abbas Tokyay, Ahmet N Aydemir, Erhan Okay
Functional and radiographic outcomes, in addition to complication and reoperation rates of open curettage and grafting without instrumentation or with intramedullary nailing, in the treatment of simple bone cysts (SBCs) of the humerus were compared. Thirty-seven children [25 males, 12 females; median age=9.5 years (range, 3-17 years)] with humeral SBC were treated with curettage and grafting without instrumentation (group 1, 21 patients) or with intramedullary nailing (group 2, 16 patients). The pathological fracture rate was 85...
January 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. Part B
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