Clinical Toxicology
Pattern and risk factors of acute poisoning in a tertiary hospital of Central Bangladesh

Mohammad Rafiqul Islam; Sarmistha Biswas; Syed Zakir Hossain; Nafizul Islam; Gourab Dewan; Mohammad Robed Amin

Volume 5, Issue 1 , January 2019, , Pages 23-28

Abstract
  Objective: Acute poisoning is a common cause of hospital admission in Bangladesh. But, risk factors and characteristics of victims of different modes of poisoning have not been evaluated for possible intervention strategies. So, in this study we aimed to describe the pattern of acute poisoning in central ...  Read More

Emergency medicine
Demographic status of married females with suicide attempts referred to the emergency department of Sina Hospital in Tabriz-Iran

Shiva Salmasi; Navideh Robai; Hanieh Ebrahimi Bakhtavar; Farzad Rahmani; Farnaz Rahmani

Volume 3, Issue 1 , January 2017, , Pages 26-29

Abstract
  Objective: According to the definition of World Health Organization (WHO), attempting suicide is an act that a person intentionally and without others’ interference shows an abnormal behavior (such as harming themselves or eating a drug higher than treatment dose) and his objective is realizing ...  Read More

Emergency medicine
Types of trauma in different seasons in patients referred to Imam Reza Hospital Trauma Center

Samad Shams Vahdati; Kavous Shahsavari Nia; Sarvin Dalil; Paria Habibollahi; Behzad Yousefi

Volume 3, Issue 2 , July 2017, , Pages 46-48

Abstract
  Objective: Trauma is a disease of modern societies and one of the reasons for the deaths of all ages in those societies. It is estimated that each year about 8.5 million people worldwide lose their lives as a result of trauma. Among the types of injuries around the world, road accidents are more common. ...  Read More

Critical Care
Association of base deficit with mortality in pediatric trauma

Maryam Ziaee; Amirhossein Mirafzal

Volume 2, Issue 2 , July 2016, , Pages 50-54

Abstract
   Objective: To evaluate the association of base deficit (BD) with mortality in traumatized children, and to assess this association in a subgroup of patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI).   Methods: In this cross-sectional study performed prospectively on a convenience sample of patients ...  Read More

Emergency medicine
Fatal road traffic accidents in Yazd province, Iran during 2011-2015

Mohammad Hasan Lotfi; Hossein Lashkardoost; Andishe Hamedi

Volume 5, Issue 2 , July 2019, , Pages 51-55

Abstract
  Objective: The rate of road traffic accidents in Iran per capita and for the number of vehicles is much higher than the average in the world. The present study was conducted to investigate road traffic accidents in Yazd province during 2011-2015.Methods: The present study is a descriptive-analytic study ...  Read More

Evaluation of reasons for staying and waiting for more than 24 hours in the emergency ward of Imam Hossein hospital

Hossein Alimohammadi; Papak Babaie; Hamid Reza Hatamabadi; Anita Sabzghabaei; Hojat Derakhshanfar; Farahnaz Bidari Zerehpoosh

Volume 1, Issue 2 , July 2015, , Pages 56-59

Abstract
  Objective: Standardization of hospital emergency units is a major goal in developed countries to decrease the duration of patients stay in these units. The present study was undertaken to evaluate the prevalence of long-term staying in an emergency ward. Methods: In the present 2-month cross-sectional ...  Read More

Emergency medicine
Assessment of awareness and attitude of EMS personnel concerning pre-hospital stroke care based on American Stroke Association Guideline

Payman Asadi; Vahid Monsef Kasmaei; Seyyed Mahdi Zia Ziabari; Shiva Bakian; Amir Noyani

Volume 6, Issue 2 , July 2020, , Pages 68-72

Abstract
  Objective: Emergency medical services (EMS) is a critical component of health care system and the forefront of stroke care. The prominent role of EMS in stroke care is timely and accurate diagnosis of acute ischemic stroke and transfer of the patients to stroke centers. The present study aimed to assess ...  Read More

Emergency medicine
Patients’ satisfaction towards medical services at the emergency department of European Gaza Hospital- Gaza Strip

Hammoda Abu-Odah; Akram Abu Salah; Ali El-Khateeb; Khawla El-Nems

Volume 4, Issue 2 , July 2018, , Pages 77-81

Abstract
  Objective: Patients’ satisfaction (PS) is recognized as an important emergency department service design and it has received a high interest and attention in the health management where many studies have focused on determining factors affecting PS in health-related circumstances. In this study, ...  Read More

Emergency medicine
Clinical competencies of emergency medical services paramedics in responding to emergency conditions using Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) in Guilan

Arash Amirrafiei; Seyyed Mahdi Zia Ziabari; Fatemeh Haghshenas-Bakerdar; Ehsan Kazemnejad-Leili; Payman Asadi

Volume 7, Issue 2 , July 2021, , Pages 101-105

Abstract
  Objective: Evaluating the abilities of emergency medical services (EMS) staff who are in the frontline of the diseases could be an excellent reflection of the accuracy of curriculum both before and after graduation. This study was done to determine the clinical competencies of Guilan EMS staff in responding ...  Read More

Emergency medicine
Challenges of prehospital emergency staff in the COVID-19 pandemic: A phenomenological research

Mohammad Mohammadi; Abdolghani Abdollahimohammad; Mohammadreza Firouzkouhi; Maryam Shivanpour

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 03 December 2021

Abstract
  Objective: Pre-hospital emergency staff are involved in the front line of care for COVID-19 patients and face many challenges. The aim of this study was to explore the challenges of prehospital emergency staff in the COVID-19 pandemic.Methods: This qualitative research was conducted with a descriptive ...  Read More

Emergency medicine
Patient satisfaction in the emergency department: a case of Sina hospital in Tabriz

Maryam Eshghi; Farzad Rahmani; Behjat Derakhti; Fariba Abdollahi; Shahrad Tajoddini

Volume 2, Issue 1 , January 2016, , Pages 15-20

Abstract
  Objective:  Patient satisfaction is one of the most important indicators for measuring the quality of emergency services and health care. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the patients’ satisfaction in the emergency department (ED) of Sina hospital. Methods: This descriptive, cross-sectional ...  Read More

Emergency medicine
The relationship between attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder and trauma in adolescents

Ali Reza Shafiee-Kandjani; Seyed Gholamreza Noorazar; Saeed Aslanabadi; Nasim Rashedi; Mehrnaz Dadkhah; Mohsen Jafarzadeh-Gharehziaaddin

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2018, , Pages 18-23

Abstract
  Objective: Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is characterized by persistent and impairing levels of inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity. Evidence shows that adolescents with ADHD are more exposed to trauma. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between ADHD symptom severity ...  Read More

Cardiology
Predictive value of HEART score in the outcome of acute coronary syndrome and disposition

elnaz vahidi; Maryam Beladi; Ahmad Abbasian; Amirhosein Jahanshir; Javad Seyedhosseini

Volume 8, Issue 1 , January 2022, , Pages 19-25

Abstract
  Objective: Disposition in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is pivotal in an emergency department (ED). HEART score is a recent scoring system for finding primary endpoints in undetermined ACS. This study aimed at evaluating the predictive value of HEART score in ACS outcome and disposition.Methods: In this ...  Read More

Emergency medicine
Initial documented rhythm as a predictor of survivalto-discharge rate after in-hospital cardiac arrest in a tertiary care referral institute, South India: an observational study

Surendar Ravipragasam; Deepika Chandar; Vinay R Pandit

Volume 6, Issue 1 , January 2020, , Pages 23-27

Abstract
  Objective: Survival-to-discharge rates following in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA) patients remain significantly low. The use of initial documented cardiac rhythm as predictor of Survival-to-discharge is still unclear. This study aimed to assess whether the initial documented rhythm can be used as a ...  Read More

Emergency medicine
Comparison of Lichtenstein repair and new mesh implant technique in the treatment of indirect inguinal hernia

Siamak Mousazadeh; Iraj Feizi; Khatereh Isazadeh

Volume 7, Issue 1 , January 2021, , Pages 28-31

Abstract
  Objective: Inguinal hernia surgery is one of the most commonly used surgical procedures in the world. The aim of this study was to compare the recurrence and postoperative complications between a new mesh implant technique in the floor of the inguinal canal with limited tissue repair on it and Liechtenstein ...  Read More

Cardiology
Cardiac enzyme in emergency medicine

Samad Shams Vahdati; Neda Parnianfard; Sanaz Beigzali; Shahrad Tajoddini

Volume 1, Issue 1 , January 2015, , Pages 29-34

Abstract
  Objective: Acute chest pain is an important and frequently occurring symptom in patients. Chest pain is often a sign of ischemic heart disease. Chest pain due to suspected Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) is responsible for a large and ijncreasing number of hospital attendances and admissions. Current practice ...  Read More

Clinical Toxicology
Accidental intravenous bolus infusion of potassium chloride in a young man with hypokalemic periodic paralysis

Seyed Hesam Rahmani; Gholamreza Faridaalaee

Volume 5, Issue 1 , January 2019, , Pages 29-31

Abstract
  Hypokalemic periodic paralysis is anautosomal dominantdisease characterized by muscle weakness or paralysis with a matching fall in blood potassium levels. Paralysis attacks often occur in adolescence and are induced by strenuous exercise followed by rest, high carbohydrateor high sodiummeal content, ...  Read More

Critical Care
A catheter malpositioned patient with pain and paresthesia

Akbar Fadaei Haghi; Rouya Shokri; Samad Shams Vahdati; Farid Eftekhar Milani; Shahrad Tajoddini

Volume 3, Issue 1 , January 2017, , Pages 30-31

Abstract
  We report a 54-year-old woman with the history of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) who was admitted to our hospital because of volume overload. Due to long-term use of peripheral veins and arteriovenous fistula (AVF) failure, central venous catheterization was the only choice for hemodialysis. She developed ...  Read More

Emergency medicine
Outcomes of cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the emergency department

Seyed Hossein Ojaghi Haghighi; Samad Shams Vahdati; Tarannom Mahmoudie; Pegah Sepehri Majd; Mohammad Mirza-Aghazadeh-Attari

Volume 3, Issue 2 , July 2017, , Pages 49-52

Abstract
  Objective: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a lifesaving technique useful in the prevention of death or delaying it in a person with cardiac arrest. In this regard, demographic information about patients who need CPR is vital. Methods: In this cross-sectional study patients with cardiopulmonary ...  Read More

Clinical Toxicology
Wasp stings (Vespa affinis) induced acute kidney injury following rhabdomyolysis in a 25-year-old woman.

Parash Ullah; Alamgir Chowdhury; Ishrat Tahsin Isha; Sultan Mahmood; Fazle Rabbi Chowdhury; Mohammad Zeesan-ul- Abir; Aziz Al Manna; Muhammad Ismail Patwary

Volume 2, Issue 2 , July 2016, , Pages 55-57

Abstract
   Wasp sting is a relatively common arthropod assault. This usually results in pain and mild allergic reactions, but sometimes may cause severe systemic reaction and multiorgan dysfunction including rhabdomyolysis, hemolysis, coagulopathy, hepatic, renal and cardiac complications. Along with several ...  Read More

Emergency medicine
MRI findings in patients with blunt cervical trauma having a normal level of consciousness and normal CT reports

Hassan Amiri; Mojtaba Chardoli; Maryam Sarvari; Samad Shams Vahdati; Niloufar Ghodrati; Roshan Fahimi

Volume 5, Issue 2 , July 2019, , Pages 56-60

Abstract
  Objective: This study investigates the possible magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings in patients with cervical trauma having a normal level of consciousness and normal CT reports. These patients have tenderness or an uncomfortable feeling in the traumatized area as well.Methods: In this cross-sectional ...  Read More

emergency nursing
Factors influencing decisions on organ donation in brain death patients

Amin Beigzadeh; Bahareh Bahmanbijari; Mahla Salajegheh; Ali Akbar Haghdoost; Habibolah Rezaei

Volume 1, Issue 2 , July 2015, , Pages 60-66

Abstract
  Organ donation is an integral part of the health care system. Many patients who have had an accident or have undergone a progressive disease are in need of an organ transplant and if they do not receive the required organ they would die. It is important to know that the most important source of organ ...  Read More

Emergency medicine
The importance of victim’s clothes in gunshot wounds

Fares Najari; Hadi Jafari; Ali Mohammad Alimohammadi; Dorsa Najari

Volume 6, Issue 2 , July 2020, , Pages 73-76

Abstract
  Objective: Determination of victim’s clothes in gunshot wounds is important due to the necessity of immediate workup in the emergency room as well as the legal aspects of cases. The aim of this study is to evaluate the importance of victim’s clothes in gunshot wounds referred to autopsy hall ...  Read More

Clinical Toxicology
Tramadol abuse and shoulder dislocation

Behnam Behnush; Roya Kordrostami; Nahid Dadashzadeh; Maryam Ameri

Volume 4, Issue 2 , July 2018, , Pages 82-85

Abstract
  This study aimed to evaluate the shoulder dislocation following tramadol-induced seizure and its potential difference with other shoulder dislocations. We evaluated six cases that used tramadol tablets and some of them had a history of seizure. All of the cases had shoulder dislocation. According to ...  Read More

Emergency medicine
Exploring nurses’ knowledge of basic life support guideline of American Heart Association: a local study

Payman Asadi; Seyyed Mahdi Zia Ziabari; Vahid Monsef-Kasmaei1

Volume 7, Issue 2 , July 2021, , Pages 106-110

Abstract
  Objective: Awareness of the changes concerning the clinical guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is essential for nurses. This study aimed at assessing the nurses’ knowledge of the 2015 American Heart Association basic life support guideline algorithm. Methods: In a cross-sectional ...  Read More