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Article | 04-March-2018

A COMPREHENSIVE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT STRATEGY FOR TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS IN USA

Transportation systems in USA are an integral part of the current infrastructure systems and involves a huge investment as part of the government and taxpayers. Therefore, transportation systems have economic, social and vital importance for the U.S. Security and safety of transportation systems and infrastructures in case of any possible future disasters and hazards are crucial for state transportation agencies. The objective of this paper is to develop and implement a comprehensive emergency

Kasim A. KORKMAZ

Transport Problems, Volume 12 , ISSUE 4, 153–162

Research paper | 13-December-2017

AN EMBEDDED WIRELESS SYSTEM FOR ESTIMATING THE EXPOSITION RISK IN FIRST EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

In this paper we propose the design of a wearable embedded system1 for wirelessly delimiting an hazardous area during emergency, alerting the rescue operators when entering in it and measuring the consequent exposition time. (The dangerous area is previously identified, e.g., through suitable instrumentation). The suggested approach, which is identically effective in indoor and outdoor environments, significantly extends existing solutions by not requiring any absolute position information for

Cesare Alippi, Cristian Galperti

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 1 , ISSUE 3, 592–612

Short Communication | 28-December-2016

Evaluation of the Levels and Quality of Microbial Contamination in Medical Emergency Departments in Comparison to Other Workplaces

Work in Hospital Emergency Departments (HEDs) exposes both the emergency ward staff and patients to infectious and in other way harmful biological agents. The results of this study shows the presence of pathogenic bacteria isolated by three different methods. It revealed 9.8% of pathogens detected by imprint method, 10.5% of pathogens by swabbing method, 17.6% and 22% in HEDs corridors and rooms, respectively, by air sampling method. In control workplaces (offices) pathogenic bacteria reached

Agata Bielawska-Drózd, Bożena Wlizło-Skowronek, Piotr Cieślik, Izabela Winnicka, Ewa Skopińska-Różewska, Leszek Kubiak, Dorota Żakowska, Aleksandra Brewczyńska, Janusz Kocik

Polish Journal of Microbiology, Volume 65 , ISSUE 4, 465–469

Research Article | 05-July-2017

Low self-esteem and high psychological distress are common among depressed adolescents presenting to the Pediatric Emergency Department

Background:Increasing psychiatric disorders and alcohol intoxication challenge the pediatric emergency departments (PEDs) to which adolescents are referred owing to acute alcohol intoxication.Objective:This study examined the degree to which adolescents presenting to PED with alcohol intoxication or deliberate self-harm report symptoms of depression and how they differed from non-depressed patients in terms of alcohol use, perceived social support, psychological distress, self-esteem, and

Varpu Puuskari, Terhi Aalto-Setälä, Erkki Komulainen, Mauri Marttunen

Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology, Volume 5 , ISSUE 1, 39–49

research-article | 21-July-2020

APPROACH TO ASSESSING THE CONSEQUENCES OF EMERGENCIES IN SEWER TUNNELS

pipeline operational failure and the investigation of the consequences of an emergency in sewer tunnels; to achieve this, typically, a deterministic method of life factor is used, the basis of which is the assessment of factors that reduce the reliability of sewer facilities [1, 2]. In the works [1–3], when studying the factors affecting the operational life of distribution networks and technical and economic performance of carrying out of works, particular attention was paid to the protection of

Olha STARKOVA, Alevtyna ALEINIKOVA, Dmitro BONDARENKO

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment, Volume 13 , ISSUE 2, 65–73

case-report | 08-March-2021

POCUS in cardiac arrest and its therapeutic implications – a case report

Introduction Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) is increasingly used in the acute care setting. We highlight a case of cardiac arrest in which POCUS had a direct impact in diagnostic and therapeutic interventions. Case description An 80-year-old man with ischaemic heart disease and paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (on long-term aspirin, digoxin and carvedilol therapy) presented to the emergency department with large volume diarrhoea lasting three days. This was complicated by acute renal failure

Wei Yang Lim, Kay Choong See

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 21 , ISSUE 84, 67–69

Report | 24-March-2020

Transfusion service disaster planning

The Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minnesota, recently set forth a directive to develop a Mayo Emergency Incident Command System (MEICS) plan to respond to major disasters.  The MEICS plan that was developed interfaces with national response plans to ensure effective communication and coordination between our institution and local, state, and federal agencies to establish a common language and communication structure.  The MEICS plan addresses multiple aspects of dealing with resource

Kevin L. Bundy, Mary L. Foss, James R. Stubbs

Immunohematology, Volume 24 , ISSUE 3, 93–101

Article | 31-December-2020

OPTIMIZATION OF THE DURATION OF EMERGENCY VEHICLE MOVEMENT TO THE PLACE OF FIRE

The article is devoted to the issue of the negative effect of delays in the movement of special rescue vehicles on the effectiveness of their mission. The dependence of the area of fire on the delay of the arrival of firefighters using a fire-rescue vehicle is shown. The cascading graph of route options of special vehicle movement to the place of an emergency call is given. The algorithm of the optimal route choice of the special vehicle motion with given projected delays is offered. Based on

Ivan PASNAK, Artur RENKAS

Transport Problems, Volume 15 , ISSUE 4, Part 1, 117–124

Research Article | 30-March-2017

MATHEMATICAL MODEL OF OSCILLATIONS OF BEARING BODY FRAME OF EMERGENCY AND REPAIR RAILCARS

frame of emergency and repair rail service car, taking into account the variability in section, mass, longitudinal stiffness, and bending stiffness. It allows for extension of the useful life of their operation, with special focus on vehicles owned by Joint-Stock Company

Galina KHROMOVA, Ziyoda MUKHAMEDOVA, Irina YUTKINA

Transport Problems, Volume 12 , ISSUE 1, 93–102

Case report | 10-January-2018

Enquiry into Practice: Management of Terminal Catastrophic Intracranial Haemorrhage in Palliative Care.

The management of terminal catastrophic haemorrhage is a rare clinical palliative emergency for which the management is based largely on anecdotal and experiential guidelines, with no high grade evidence but rather robust contention and controversy. Whilst often rapid and deadly, inevitably dramatic and devastating for the treating health professionals and family, the key management areas include risk identification, supportive practices, the use of sedative medication and the ethical issues

Anna Smith

Australasian Journal of Neuroscience, Volume 25 , ISSUE 2, 20–24

Research Article | 26-December-2016

Too much ‘Dreaming’: Evaluations of the Northern Territory National Emergency Response Intervention 2007–2012

The Northern Territory National Emergency Response Intervention (the Intervention) of 2007 was a  bold experiment by the Howard Government. The Intervention was developed quickly without  comprehensive policy development based on evidence or consultation. During its five-year statutory  life (ending August 2012), the absence of coherent policy logic has seen the Intervention fundamentally  reframed by the Rudd and Gillard Governments. The unprecedented and controversial

Jon Altman, Susie Russell

Evidence Base, Volume 2012 , ISSUE 3, 1–24

Review | 13-September-2016

Is pneumoperitoneum the terra ignota in ultrasonography?

In most cases, pneumoperitoneum is caused by gastrointestinal perforation, which usually requires surgical treatment. Many authors believe that ultrasound imaging of pneumoperitoneum is at least as effective as conventional radiography, or even that its effi cacy is superior. In such a situation, it is imperative to make this modality one of the main tools in the diagnostic arsenal of emergency medicine. This is the main aim of this paper. First,ultrasound anatomy of so

Andrzej Smereczyński, Katarzyna Kołaczyk

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 15 , ISSUE 61, 189–195

research-article | 09-September-2021

Signs and lines in lung ultrasound

as described in the BLUE (bedside lung ultrasound in emergency) protocol is an easy and effective way to complete the lung examination quickly and adequately(3,4,9–11). In this protocol, the patient lies supine on the examination couch and each lung is examined at three sites (Fig. 1); the upper anterior point, the lower anterior point, and the PLAPS (posterior lateral alveolar or pleural) point. Imaging should be carried out by placing the probe at each point in the longitudinal orientation. The

Rohit Bhoil, Ajay Ahluwalia, Rajesh Chopra, Mukesh Surya, Sabina Bhoil

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 21 , ISSUE 86, 225–233

Research Article | 30-March-2017

THREATS AND RISKS DURING TRANSPORTATION OF LNG ON EUROPEAN INLAND WATERWAYS

Andrea GALIERIKOVÁ, Tomáš KALINA, Jarmila SOSEDOVÁ

Transport Problems, Volume 12 , ISSUE 1, 73–81

Article | 30-November-2018

Internet of Things Application in Satellite Communication in Power Transmission, Transform and Distribution

seamlessly covered. Covers all types of mobile users including vehicles, airplanes, ships, and individuals. It provides all-weather, all-day, stable and reliable mobile communication services for various fields such as personal communications, marine transportation, ocean fishing, aviation rescue, and tourism research. When natural disasters occur in voice, short message and data services, the emergency communication capabilities of Tiantong One can play a great role. In addition, the main advantages of

Dong Chuang

International Journal of Advanced Network, Monitoring and Controls, Volume 4 , ISSUE 4, 38–46

case-report | 08-March-2021

Paediatric small-bowel intussusception on ultrasound – a case report with differentiating features from the ileocolic subtype

is plain abdominal radiography and ultrasonography (USG), with USG having a sensitivity of 98–100% and a specificity reaching 100% with classic USG appearances including various named signs(1,2). Few USG features aid in the differentiation of the ileocolic from the small-bowel subtype, which is important since the primary choice of treatment varies(3). Case report A 12-year-old boy presented to the emergency department with acute abdominal pain of 2 days’ duration with associated vomiting, but

Pushkar Mendiratta, Anurav Yadav, Nitin Borse

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 21 , ISSUE 84, 70–73

Case report | 09-October-2019

Acute hemolytic transfusion reaction attributed to anti-Ata

Anti-Ata is a rare alloantibody that can be clinically significant. We report a case of a woman who, after emergency-released uncrossmatched red blood cell transfusion, experienced an acute hemolytic transfusion reaction attributed to anti-Ata. The case presented herein highlights the importance of recognizing that anti-Ata may indeed cause acute hemolytic reactions.

Jay S. Raval, Sarah K. Harm, Bethann Wagner, Darrell J. Triulzi, Mark H. Yazer

Immunohematology, Volume 32 , ISSUE 4, 140–142

Article | 05-September-2020

EFFECT OF FAIL-SAFE MODE ON THE DAMPING CHARACTERISTICS OF A BYPASS-CONTROLLED SHOCK ABSORBER

The article provides and discusses results of tests of a bypass-controlled hydraulic shock absorber studied at a test stand (mechanical inductor), making it possible to plot work charts and determine velocity characteristics. Measurements of the shock absorber performance were conducted at different values of velocity and forced travel. The measurements were carried out for two statuses, i.e. for the emergency power failure condition and for normal setting. The results thus obtained can be used

Łukasz KONIECZNY

Transport Problems, Volume 15 , ISSUE 3, 43–52

research-article | 05-January-2021

COVID-19 Health Communication Networks on Twitter: Identifying Sources, Disseminators, and Brokers

. We hope this study will significantly contribute to public health by helping devise more effective emergency communication strategies and ultimately help mitigate the spread of disease and reduce misinformation. Methods Data We retrieved all publicly available tweets and user information from April 13, 2020, 08:00:00 AM, to April 16, 2020, 07:59:59 AM, GMT (UTC +0), using the Twitter API with the query “contains: #COVID19 and country code: USA and language: English.” This time period was

Ian Kim, Thomas W. Valente

Connections: The Quarterly Journal, Volume 40 , ISSUE 1, 129–142

Case report | 31-August-2018

Diagnosis and treatment of posttraumatic arteriovenous fistula in the lower leg – a case report

External injuries are one of the common reasons for reporting to hospital emergency departments. Peripheral vascular injuries occur in up to about 25% of upper and lower extremity injury cases. Arteriovenous fistula is a type of arterial injury. Doppler ultrasound is currently the primary diagnostic method for vascular injuries as it allows for the implementation of appropriately targeted treatment, indicating the potential need for extended diagnosis or patient qualification for endovascular

Jan Sobstyl, Maryla Kuczyńska, Ewa Kuklik, Łukasz Światłowski, Maria Tsitskari, Tomasz Jargiełło

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 18 , ISSUE 73, 166–169

Case report | 31-January-2019

Iodinated contrast-induced sialadenitis: a review of the literature and sonographic findings in a clinical case

unknown to date: based on sonographic appearance, we support the hypothesis of an acute inflammatory condition elicited by iodine accumulation in the salivary glands. The emergency care practitioner needs to be confident with the clinical symptoms as well as the sonographic findings and therapeutic options to successfully manage this condition.

Antonio Lucarelli, Simone Perandini, Alessandro Borsato, Endrit Strazimiri, Stefania Montemezzi

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 18 , ISSUE 75, 359–364

review-article | 30-January-2020

CHALLENGES IN ANAESTHESIA DURING SPACE EXPLORATION MISSIONS

presents challenges that have never been faced, including the management of a medical or surgical emergency on board. Models used to calculate the likelihood of such an emergency suggest that there is likely to be at least one on a 900 day flight(3-5). A medical emergency on board carries a significant risk of morbidity or mortality, as well as risk to the mission itself. Broadly, the challenge of managing a medical emergency in space is three-fold. Firstly, resources are likely to be limited. Weight

Stuart Benson, Gordon Cable, Lorna Workman

Journal of the Australasian Society of Aerospace Medicine, Volume 11 , 1–10

research-article | 28-September-2020

High-resolution ultrasound of the ankles in Lofgren syndrome: attention to detail may be the key to diagnosis

subcutaneous ankle and foot edema, excluding hepatic, renal, cardiac and allergic conditions(9). In this case of acute soft tissue sarcoidosis (Lofgren syndrome), the diagnosis was suggested by the US examination of the ankles and foot performed in the emergency setting, thus allowing a shortcut in the workup of the patient to an accurate diagnosis and treatment. The patient presented with a nonspecific appearance of ankle and foot swelling, and US revealed extensive cellulitis and bilateral ankle

Eleni E. Drakonaki, Emmanouil K. Symvoulakis, John Gliatis

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 20 , ISSUE 82, 210–213

Article | 18-March-2018

ANALYSIS OF HYDROSTATIC MECHANICAL TRANSMISSION EFFICIENCY IN THE PROCESS OF WHEELED VEHICLE BRAKING

a mine diesel locomotive operation. It has been determined that the use of HSMT operating according to the “output differential” scheme is possible, providing kinematic disconnection of the engine from the driving wheels (for emergency braking with complete stop of the diesel locomotive) or at the expense of HSD while preserving the kinematic connection between the engine and the wheels (for deceleration). Use of the braking system together with HSD or the braking system only while

Igor TARAN, Iryna KLYMENKO

Transport Problems, Volume 12 , ISSUE SE, 45–56

Article | 30-November-2019

Ko tēnei te wā…. Te Tiriti o Waitangi education, teacher education, and early childhood care and education

the COP25 negotiations, with the hope that all nations will agree to take urgent steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In the past year, an international youth-led “school strikes for climate” movement initiated by Greta Thunberg has called attention to these concerns (Binnie, 2019). There is now growing recognition that the climate emergency is a crisis in relation to the rights of children to stable, secure futures (Harvey, 2019) and that Indigenous and traditional ecological knowledges (TEK

Jenny Ritchie

Journal of Educational Leadership, Policy and Practice, Volume 35 , 1–12

research-article | 30-November-2020

Obstacles to diagnostic investigation of a child with comorbid psychiatric conditions

Orthodox Jewish community with past medical history significant for obstructive sleep apnea, developmental speech delay, and recurrent otitis media, who presented to the Emergency Department with a worsening altered mental status over two weeks in 2020. Per parents, patient had been exhibiting paranoid delusions, rigidity, ‘strange behaviors,’ and agitation that precipitated trying to run away from home. Mental Status Exam was significant for inattentiveness, flat affect, delayed speech, and thought

Jena Salem, Cheryl Kennedy

Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology, Volume 9 , 105–112

research-article | 30-November-2017

HEALTH AND SAFETY PERCEPTION OF CONSTRUCTION WORKERS IN SAUDI ARABIA

protect myself and coworkers through my actions while on the job. 65 105 17 8 1 83 High 2. My supervisor’s behavior often goes against safe job procedures. 8 66 28 87 7 58 Above Average 3. Designated employees are well trained in emergency practices, including evacuation. 43 119 17 13 4 79 High 4. Management has published a written policy that expresses their attitude about employee safety. 83 78 24 9 2 84 High 5. Near miss accidents/incidents are thoroughly investigated. 69 68 45 13 1 79 High

Muizz O. SANNI-ANIBIRE, Abubakar S. MAHMOUD, Mohammad A. HASSANAIN, Faleh ALMUTAIRI

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment, Volume 11 , ISSUE 3, 107–118

Article | 04-November-2019

CONTROL OF THE BEGINNING OF ACCIDENTS IN RAILROAD OPERATION SAFETY SYSTEMS IN SEISMICALLY ACTIVE REGIONS USING THE NOISE TECHNOLOGY

On the railroads in seismically active regions, the impact of frequent weak earthquakes accelerates the initiation of defects such as wear and tear, cracks and deformation due to fatigue. An analysis of the types and stages of initiation and development of defects preceding accidents at technical facilities has shown that the registration of the beginning of the latent period of transition of objects to an emergency state based on the results of traditional technologies of analysis of

Telman ALIEV, Tofig BABAYEV, Tahir ALIZADA, Narmin RZAYEVA

Transport Problems, Volume 14 , ISSUE 3, 155–162

Article | 17-April-2020

Time in the shelter: Asylum, destitution and legal uncertainty

Introduction I would last see Naveed in late January 2013. We were both in the Longsight Community Church in Manchester, United Kingdom (UK) which opens its doors as an emergency night shelter for refused asylum seekers and destitute refugees every Friday night over the winter months between November and April. Naveed was holding documents for an upcoming appointment with immigration authorities. It was his last chance to ‘get papers’, he said. Naveed pulled out letters, London bound train

Mark Justin Rainey

Borderlands, Volume 18 , ISSUE 2, 138–164

Article | 15-April-2020

Transfusion practices for patients with sickle cell disease at a major academic medical center

care units),cardiothoracic surgery, pediatrics, the operating room, the emergency department, labor and delivery, dialysis, and outpatient services. UNC is recognized for its expertise in coagulation,transfusion medicine,and hematology,particularly in sickle cell disease (SCD). The sickle cell center at UNC,which began in 1980 and continues today,in conjunction with our neighboring institution,Duke University Medical Center,is designated as part of a National Institutes of Health comprehensive

Araba Afenyi-Annan, Nicholas Bandarenko

Immunohematology, Volume 22 , ISSUE 3, 103–107

Case report | 25-January-2018

The Life and Trials of a Pseudomeningocoele.

. Ms Z’s symptoms started at the age of sixteen. She experienced severe headaches when she coughed or laughed and was seen by a neurologist at the time but no clear diagnosis was made. Her symptoms continued and after multiple medical appointments, a diagnosis of Chiari Malformation was made. She had her first surgery in 2013 after which Ms Z reported her complications began to occur. She moved to New Zealand and started to get more unwell and presented to a rural emergency department (ED). She has

Larissa Engel, Maira Manch

Australasian Journal of Neuroscience, Volume 26 , ISSUE 1, 33–37

Article | 10-April-2021

Acute hemolytic transfusion reaction caused by anti-Yta

of urinary tract infection. A total of 3 units of FFP were transfused, after which 2 RBC units were ordered from the emergency department for severe anemia (Hb 6.5 g/dL). Crossmatching and initial panels for antibody identification gave equally positive reactions (2+) with all RBCs tested by low-ionic-strength saline solution (LISS)–indirect antiglobulin test (IAT). Findings of the serologic testing and risks of anti-Yta associated with the incompatible transfusion were communicated to the clinic

M. Raos, N. Thornton, M. Lukic, B. Golubic Cepulic

Immunohematology, Volume 37 , ISSUE 1, 13–17

research-article | 01-June-2020

Purposeful collaboration: Enriching lives for people with Parkinson’s disease

consumers. Project Aim In the study hospital it was considered important to identify individuals with PD on presentation to the emergency department and improve staff knowledge and medication administration practices (Aminoff et al., 2011; Gerlach et al., 2011; Harris & Fry, 2017). Specifically, this project aimed to ensure that: individuals with PD presenting to the study hospital were identified within 4 hours of presentation/admission; essential medication was available in the emergency department

Vincent Carroll, Kirsten Deutschmann, Jessica Andrews

Australasian Journal of Neuroscience, Volume 30 , ISSUE 1, 32–43

Report | 16-March-2020

D+ platelet transfusions in D– patients: cause for concern?

Patients whose RBCs are D– may produce anti-D if they are exposed to D on donor RBCs. Except in emergency situations, patients whose RBCs lack D are transfused with only D– RBCs. Platelets carry no Rh antigens, but platelet units may be contaminated by RBCs that could carry D when these units are collected from D+ donors. The purpose of this study was to determine whether our policy of allowing D+ platelets to be transfused to patients whose RBCs type as D–, without the use of

Angela N. Bartley, John B. Carpenter, Mary P. Berg

Immunohematology, Volume 25 , ISSUE 1, 5–8

Report | 01-December-2019

Low risk of hemolysis after transfusion of uncrossmatched red blood cells

on all recipients including the number of uncrossmatched RBCs transfused. For recipients who had either previously identified clinically significant antibodies or those identified on the day of transfusion, clinical and biochemical data were evaluated to determine whether hemolysis had occurred after uncrossmatched RBC transfusion. There were 218 recipients of 1065 units of uncrossmatched RBCs. Most of the RBCs were administered in the emergency room (48%) followed by the operating room (24%) and

Lisa Radkay, Darrell J. Triulzi, Mark H. Yazer

Immunohematology, Volume 28 , ISSUE 2, 39–44

Original Paper | 14-November-2017

Diagnoses and referral pattern at a first seizure clinic in London

patients, males 49.5%, age range 16–90, 30% referred by General Practices (GPs), 59.1% by the Accident & Emergency Department (A&E) and 10.9% by other hospital wards, 24.5% did not attend (DNA) the clinical appointment. Females who did not attend were significantly older than males (49.8 years old vs 39.7; p = 0.007). Among those who attended the clinical appointment, 17% were diagnosed first unprovoked seizure, 12.4% acute symptomatic seizure and 28.9% epilepsy. These patients were

Duncan Palka, Mahinda Yogarajah, Hannah R. Cock, Marco Mula

Journal of Epileptology, Volume 25 , ISSUE 1-2, 31–36

Original Paper | 17-March-2016

Lateralized periodic discharges associated with status epilepticus in the first year after stroke

prospectively evaluated patients who clinically presented with status epilepticus associated LPDs between March 2014 and March 2015. We investigated patients that presented with a new stroke occurrence. We excluded the other LPD etiologies. EEG studies of five patients (two men) who were admitted to our emergency unit with confusion, three of whom had visual symptoms; four were treated for NCSE as diagnosed with LPDs. The fifth patient had convulsive status epilepticus with LPD in the postictal period

Hava Ozlem Dede, Nerses Bebek, Ozlem Gelisin, Murat Mert Atmaca, Nilufer Yesilot Barlas, Candan Gurses, Betul Baykan, Aysen Gokyigit

Journal of Epileptology, Volume 24 , ISSUE 1, 15–23

Article | 14-July-2019

SAFETY OF COMPLEX AIRCRAFT ERGATIC SYSTEMS

In this paper, aircraft safety of complex critical systems in terms of the automation and safety has been investigated. We think, due to the automation, the role of operators has shifted from active control to passive monitoring.  Performing this last task even might be more difficult because of the monotony and needs of realization of the active control in emergency situation. The management of complex ergatic systems is relevant at the present stage of the development of science and

Jan PIL'A, Jaroslaw KOZUBA

Transport Problems, Volume 14 , ISSUE 2, 101–110

Review | 30-June-2017

Detailed EFSUM recommendations on the scope of ultrasound assessment in patients with portal hypertension considering the diagnostic reference level

medical entities. The first reference level: ultrasound assessments in a primary health care setting (performed by GPs, emergency physicians, non-specialist private practice physicians, non-specialist practice physicians); at least one mid-class ultrasound scanner with pulsed and color Doppler options, equipped with convex 3–5 MHz and linear 7–12 MHz transducers should be available at physician’s disposal. The second reference level: ultrasound assessments in the hospital setting and specialist

Andrzej Smereczyński, Katarzyna Kołaczyk

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 17 , ISSUE 69, 113–115

case-report | 15-September-2020

Zolpidem in treatment resistant adolescent catatonia: a case series

Introduction Catatonia is a psychomotor disorder associated with various mental and neurological disorders. It is characterized by a variety of motor symptoms including stupor, posturing, catalepsy, waxy flexibility, mutism, negativism, mannerisms, stereotypic behaviour, and extreme agitation (1). Catatonia is a psychiatric emergency and it increases the risk of certain medical complications and mortality due to dehydration, immobility, and sympathetic nervous system hyperactivity, which are

Pravesh Kumar, Deepak Kumar

Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology, Volume 8 , 135–138

Article | 17-January-2018

A NOVEL INTEGRATED WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORK ARCHITECTURE FOR DISASTER PREVENTION

Md. Abdullah-al MAMUN, Yuji koi, Naoshi Nakaya, Goutam Chakraborty

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, Volume 2 , ISSUE 2, 309–328

Review | 31-January-2019

The role of ultrasonography in the diagnosis of occult scaphoid fractures

Abstract Background: Ultrasonography is widely utilized by emergency physicians and radiologists to diagnose various orthopaedic diseases, including fractures. We aim to derive a definitive estimate of the diagnostic accuracy of ultrasonography in clinically suspected scaphoid fractures. Methods: We undertook a systematic review and meta-analysis of included diagnostic cohort studies that discussed the use of ultrasonography in the diagnosis of occult scaphoid fractures. We searched the

Mohammed Ali, Mujtaba Ali, Ahmed Mohamed, Syed Mannan, Farshid Fallahi

Journal of Ultrasonography, Volume 18 , ISSUE 75, 325–331

Research Article | 03-April-2018

Cessation for smokers seeking treatment and advice from health care professionals in the hospital setting

, implementing multicomponent interventions should still be considered. This review found no clear evidence to support implementation of smoking cessation interventions in the emergency department setting. Overall, interventions throughout the review were heterogeneous, making the estimate of a true effect difficult. Furthermore, there were only low numbers of local studies, with the findings of this review relying mostly upon extrapolation from overseas studies. Given the severity of the burden placed on

Zoe Kopsaftis, Joseph van Agteren, Kristin Carson-Chahhoud, Tim O’Loughlin, Brian Smith

Evidence Base, Volume 2018 , ISSUE 1, 1–35

Case report | 26-October-2019

Anti-Jk3 in a Filipino man

A 62-year-old Filipino man with a history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia was admitted to the emergency department at Hospital A with recurrent fevers, weakness, and jaundice. The patient was evaluated and eventually discharged with a diagnosis of possible drug-induced hepatitis. One month later, the patient was admitted to Hospital B for recurrent fevers and weakness. The patient’s hemoglobin was 3.8 g/dL. Six units of packed red blood cells

Shaina McCaskill, Scott Wise, Sheila Tinsley

Immunohematology, Volume 31 , ISSUE 3, 119–122

Report | 29-October-2019

Indirect antiglobulin test-crossmatch using low-ionic-strength saline–albumin enhancement medium and reduced incubation time: effectiveness in the detection of most clinically significant antibodies and impact on blood utilization

Indirect antiglobulin test-crossmatch (IAT-XM) using enhancement media such as low-ionic-strength saline (LISS) and polyethylene glycol (PEG) usually requires 15 minutes of incubation. These methods are necessary when testing samples from blood recipients who have a higher risk of alloimmunization. In emergency situations, IAT-XM can be time-consuming and can influence presurgery routine, resulting in more red blood cell (RBC) units being tested and stored to avoid the transfusion of 

Carla Luana Dinardo, Sílvia Leão Bonifácio, Alfredo Mendrone Júnior

Immunohematology, Volume 30 , ISSUE 1, 1–5

research-article | 29-October-2021

Improving Clinical Nurses’ Competency and Nursing Care Using the Research Process Model

Nobuko Okubo, Eriko Yokoyama, Keiko Honda, Kihoko Takeda, Hiromi Sakai, Rie Ishii, Yuriko Miura

Australasian Journal of Neuroscience, Volume 31 , ISSUE 2, 15–17

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