Clinical Toxicology
1. Evaluation of suicide attempts with drug poisoning in North-West of Iran

Samad Shams Vahdati; Narges Moradi; Jamil Hemat Ghadim; Shahrad Tajoddini

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2015, , Pages 1-2

Abstract
  Deliberate Self-Poisoning (DSP) or drug induced suicide is the most common method of suicide in the developed countries and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality (1-3). Factors associated with DSP include economic and social factors, culture, religion, and health (4-6). Other symptoms ...  Read More

Ethics
2. A road to ethics: a new experience of retraction

Hafez Mohammadhassanzadeh; Amin Beigzadeh; Mehrdad Nazarieh

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2016, , Pages 1-2

Abstract
  Every journal finds its fundamentals in the course of time by the validity and originality of its published literature. This is validated if authors keep diligence and honesty when they conduct their research and submit their work in a journal. But at times what comes out of a scientific research is ...  Read More

Emergency medicine
3. A Colombian-based survey on ventriculostomy and intracranial pressure monitor placement practices

Luis Rafael Moscote Salazar; Andrés M. Rubiano; Willem Guillermo Calderon Miranda; Jorge Aquino-Matus

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2017, , Pages 1-3

Abstract
  Objective: Monitoring of intracranial pressure (ICP) is a routine procedure in the neurosurgery field. Although the routine practice of monitoring ICP has decreased in recent years, the practice patterns have not been studied in Colombia. This study was designed to evaluate the current practice forventriculostomy ...  Read More

Emergency medicine
4. Effect of cervical collars on intracranial pressure in patients with head neurotrauma

Luis Rafael Moscote-Salazar; Daniel A. Godoy; Amit Agrawal; Andres M. Rubiano

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2018, , Pages 1-2

Abstract
  Trauma patients are at high risk of cervical and associated injuries. The standard protocol includes immobilization of the cervical spine in a polytrauma as it will help to prevent spinal injuries in the prehospital settings. Hard cervical collar (or alternatives) is routinely used until the cervical ...  Read More

Emergency medicine
5. The five preferences for post-traumatic SAH

Luis Rafael Moscote-Salazar; Huber Padilla-Zambrano; Yancarlos Ramos-Villegas; Amit Agrawal; Andres M. Rubiano

Volume 5, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2019, , Pages 1-1

Abstract
  Acute traumatic brain injury is a worldwide public health crisis. Post-traumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is a finding that is present at a frequency of 40% according to data from American TCDB (1,2). Among the mechanisms that have been implicated as causes of post-traumatic SAH is the cortical ...  Read More

Emergency medicine
6. Gastrografin-based conservative approach to small bowel obstructions: too far from a daily use

Mirko Barone; Barbara Leone; Giuseppe Cipollone; Felice Mucilli

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, , Pages 1-2

Abstract
  As known, small bowel obstruction is one of the most common emergencies in general surgery carrying a not negligible rate of morbidity and financial expenditures as far as high social impact . Peritoneal adhesions are the leading cause of intestinal obstruction up to 74% of cases. In spite of increasing ...  Read More

Trauma
7. One year evaluation of trauma patients’ death

Samad Shams Vahdati; Seyed Hossein Ojaghi Haghighi; Pooya Paknejad; Roshan Fahimi; Shahrad Tajoddini

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2016, , Pages 31-32

Abstract
  Worldwide trauma is currently the sixth leading cause of death, according to 10% of mortalities (1,2). Injury impact and the death from trauma are more common in males than females. People aged between 15 and 45 years include about half of the trauma deaths (3). Citizens of low- and middle-income countries ...  Read More

Surgery
8. Adhesive small bowel obstruction: where do we stand now?

Barbara Leone; Giuseppe Cipollone; Decio Di Nuzzo; Massimo Ippoliti; Mirko Barone; Felice Mucilli

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2019, , Pages 35-36

Abstract
  Adhesive small bowel obstruction (ASBO) is one of the most frequently encountered disorders in Emergency Surgery Departments worldwide without negligible hospital admission rates and social costs (1,2). Notwithstanding significant improvements in techniques and materials, intra-abdominal adhesions following ...  Read More

Emergency Medical Services
9. Catatonia: extinct, lost, or forgotten?

Forouzan Elyasi

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2017, , Pages 38-39

Abstract
  Catatonia is a neuropsychiatric syndrome that occurs in some primary psychiatric disorders (e.g., schizophrenia, mood disorders), or due to general medical conditions (e.g., neurological disorders, drug poisoning, metabolic disorders) (1). Although it is uncommon, but if it goes unrecognized in medical ...  Read More

Disaster
10. Iranian emergency department overcrowding

Alireza Baratloo; Marzieh Maleki

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2015, , Pages 39-39

Abstract
  Today, overcrowding in emergencies has turned out to be one of the biggest problems in health systems around the world. In this case, a short and an accessible solution could not be reached. In fact, several basic reasons play a role in such a problem, and eliminating each of them would require long-term ...  Read More

Clinical Toxicology
11. Brain multi-infarct and decompression sickness

Luis Rafael Moscote-Salazar; Guru Dutta Satyarthee; Nidia Escobar Hernandez; Jorge Aquino Matus; Willem Guillermo Calderon-Miranda; Marco Antonio Blancas-Varas; Johana Maraby; Joulen Mo-Carrascal

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2018, , Pages 53-54

Abstract
  Scuba diving is associated with an important risk of devel­oping decompression sickness secondary to formation of gas bubbles inside the body. The latter is formed mainly by nitrogen in the body on the diver’s way to the surface (1,2). In some cases, it might injure the central nervous system. ...  Read More

Clinical Toxicology
12. A brief review of some strange and unusual poisoning in children

Mohammad Hossein Kamaloddini; Anahita Alizadeh Ghamsari; Bita Dadpour

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 27 November 2019

Abstract
  The Clinical Toxicology Center in Imam Reza hospital in Mashhad is the referral center of poisonings in the East of Iran and many cases of poisoned children are referred to this center and some cases are admitted.In this letter we report some specific, strange and unusual poisonings in children admitted ...  Read More

Emergency Medical Services
13. Health systems research initiative to tackle growing road traffic injuries in India

Bontha V Babu; Yogita Sharma

Volume 5, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2019, , Pages 2-7

Abstract
  Road traffic injuries (RTIs) are the sixth leading cause of deaths in India and about 400 deaths take place every day due to road traffic accidents. The present paper analyses the data of the India’s National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) to assess the burden of RTI. In addition, it reports the health ...  Read More

Emergency medicine
14. Using risk factors to help in the diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction in patients with non-diagnostic electrocardiogram changes in emergency department

Ali Arhami Dolatabadi; Parvin Kashani; Hamidreza Hatamabadi; Hamid Kariman; Alireza Baratloo

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2015, , Pages 3-6

Abstract
  Objective: This study aimed to determine the association of cardiac risk factors and the risk of Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) in Emergency Department (ED) patients with non-diagnostic ECG changes. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in the ED of Imam Hossein Hospital during a period ...  Read More

Clinical Toxicology
15. Clinico-Epidemiological study of poisoning in a tertiary care hospital in Bangladesh

Rabiul Hossain; Robed Amin; Ahmed Riyadh Hossain; Azizul Kahhar; Fazle Rabbi Chowdhury

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2017, , Pages 4-10

Abstract
   Objective: The scale of the problem of poisoning is enormous hence clinico epidemiological spectrum of all poisoning cases need to explore to generate the management tool. Methods: This prospective study was done at two medicine units (Unit 5 and 10) of Dhaka Medical College Hospital from July ...  Read More

Trauma
16. Epidemiology of trauma in Shahid Bahonar hospital in Kerman

Amin Beigzadeh; Ahmad Naghibzadeh Tahami; Habibolah Rezaei; Bahareh Bahman bijari; Mehrdad Nazarieh; Seyed Mostafa Seyed Askari

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2016, , Pages 33-36

Abstract
    Objective: Trauma is one of the main causes of losing effective life among the populations. Knowing the pattern of trauma in each country can be considered as the first step in planning preventive programs to reduce trauma injuries. This study was conducted to evaluate the epidemiological status ...  Read More

emergency nursing
17. Comparing two methods of electronic and teacher-based education on nursing students’ level of knowledge in taking care of trauma patients

Samaneh Alizadeh; Samad Shams Vahdati; Alehe Seyyed Rasooli; Mohammad Asghari Jafarabadi; Saba Amir Farhangi; Shahrad Tajoddini

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2015, , Pages 40-43

Abstract
  Objective: Trauma is a major health problem worldwide regardless of regional socioeconomic and healthcare status. As a leading cause of death, trauma results in severe socioeconomic damages, which could be highly prevented by optimal care. As nurses are the major professional groups involved in patient ...  Read More

Cardiology
18. Does it require to exclude cardiobiliary reflex in every acute coronary syndrome follow up patient with bedside ultrasound on emergency department

Mustafa Bolatkale; Çağdaş Can; Ahmet Çağdaş Acara; Mustafa Topuz

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2017, , Pages 40-41

Abstract
   In emergency department, physicians can diagnose pulseless electrical activity, asystole, pericardial effusions, ischemic heart disease, wall motion abnormalities, valvular cardiac disease volume status or global cardiac function evaluating with electrocardiographic findings or using bedside cardiac ...  Read More

Infectious disease
19. COVID-19 epidemic: What happens to other routine patients admitted in the emergency department?

Shaghayegh Rahmani

Volume 6, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2020, , Pages 53-54

Abstract
  Four weeks have passed from the first reported case of covid-19 in Iran. During the past month, thousands of patients ran to emergency departments (EDs) due to respiratory complaints. From the beginning of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, EDs have become particular units for admitting patients ...  Read More

Emergency Medical Services
20. The ability of the emergency medical service personnel to take patients’ medical history

Ali Sadrollahi; Adeleh Gharataghani; Mehdi Mahmoudi; Fardaneh Gholipour

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2018, , Pages 55-61

Abstract
  Objective: The key point to detect patients’ need in pre-hospital emergency is to have high ability to take medical history. All research findings show that this ability is low. The objective of this research is to investigate the ability to take medical history of patients among the personnel ...  Read More

Clinical Toxicology
21. Comparing the effects of pethidine and diclofenac suppository on patients with renal colic in the emergency department

Ali Taherinia; Soodeh Shahsavari; Azadeh Heidarpour; Seyyed Mohammad Tabatabaii; Afsson Vahdat

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2016, , Pages 3-6

Abstract
  Objective: Renal colic is a common cause of emergency room visits. Due to the spontaneous passage of more than 90% of kidney stones, treatment in the emergency department (ED) is limited to pain control. Analgesics currently used are selected based on physician experiences and various theories from different ...  Read More

Emergency medicine
22. The prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus contamination in the ambulances and on-call emergency medical service personnel of Kashan city in Iran

Mohammad Paravar; Somaye Safavi; Razie Eghtesadi; Mahdi Mohamadzade; Mojtaba Sehat; Mohammadreza Fazel; Esmaeil Fakharian; Mohammadhosein Makki; Mahzad Erami; Tayebeh Taghipor; Abdolreza dayani najafabadi

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2020, , Pages 3-6

Abstract
  Objective: Emergency medical services systems are at the first line of dealing with patients who suffer from various infections. Conducting investigations on the bacterial contamination of emergency ambulances play a crucial role to improve the occupational health of staff as well as the quality of patient ...  Read More

Cardiology
23. Improving advanced cardiovascular life support skills in medical students: simulation-based education approach

Hamidreza Reihani; Niazmohammad Jafari; Mohsen Ebrahimi; Elham Pishbin; Ehsan Bolvardi; Veda Vakili

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2015, , Pages 7-11

Abstract
  Objective: In this trial, we intend to assess the effect of simulation-based education approach on advanced cardiovascular life support skills among medical students. Methods: Through convenient sampling method, 40 interns of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences in their emergency medicine rotation ...  Read More

Emergency medicine
24. Prevalence of low back pain and its related factors among pre-hospital emergency personnel in Iran

Ali Imani; Jalal Borna; Ali Alami; Shahla Khosravan; Hadi Hasankhani; Mostafa Bafandeh Zende

Volume 5, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2019, , Pages 8-13

Abstract
  Objective: Low back pain is one of the most important job injuries among emergency medical personnel. This study was carried out to investigate the prevalence of low back pain as well as its physical, mental and managerial predisposing factors among emergency medical personnel in Iran.Methods: In this ...  Read More

Emergency medicine
25. Crossed Kirschner’s wires for the treatment of anterior flail chest: an extracortical rib fixation

Felice Mucilli; Pierpaolo Camplese; Guiseppe Cipollone; Decio Di Nuzzo; Luigi Guetti; Marco Perioletta; Mirko Barone

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2017, , Pages 11-17

Abstract
  Objective: Thoracic trauma may be a life-threatening condition. Flail chest is a severe chest injury with high mortality rates. Surgery is not frequently performed and, in Literature, data are controversial. The authors report their experience in the treatment of flail chest by an extracortical internal-external ...  Read More