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ORIGINAL ARTICLE 2017 March 30
Association between lactate clearance during post-resuscitation care and neurologic outcome in cardiac arrest survivors treated with targeted temperature management
Objective We investigated the association between lactate clearance or serum lactate levels and neurologic outcomes or in-hospital mortality in cardiac arrest survivors who were treated with targeted temperature management (TTM). Methods A retrospective analysis of data from ca...
ORIGINAL ARTICLE 2017 March 30
High-sensitivity C-reactive protein/albumin ratio as a predictor of in-hospital mortality in older adults admitted to the emergency department
Objective The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that an elevated high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP)/albumin ratio at admission increases the risk of mortality in older patients admitted to the hospital via the emergency department (ED). Methods We per...
ORIGINAL ARTICLE 2017 March 30
Association between persistent tachycardia and tachypnea and in-hospital mortality among non-hypotensive emergency department patients admitted to the hospital
Objective Vital sign trends are used in clinical practice to assess treatment response and aid in disposition, yet quantitative data to support this practice are lacking. This study aimed to determine the prognostic value of vital sign normalization. Methods Secondary analysis ...
ORIGINAL ARTICLE 2017 March 30
Hematologic parameters to predict negative cerebrospinal fluid examination results among neurologically intact patients who underwent lumbar puncture on suspicion of central nervous system infection
Objective Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) examination is mandatory whenever central nervous system (CNS) infection is suspected. However, pleocytosis is not detected in a substantial number of suspected patients who undergo CSF examination. This study aimed to identify parameters that...
ORIGINAL ARTICLE 2017 March 30
Characteristics of orbital wall fractures in preschool and school-aged children
Objective This study aimed to evaluate the injury patterns in pediatric patients with an orbital wall fracture (OWF) and to identify the differences in injury patterns between preschool and school-aged patients with OWF who presented to the emergency department. Methods We perf...
ORIGINAL ARTICLE 2017 March 30
Changes in electrocardiographic findings after closed thoracostomy in patients with spontaneous pneumothorax
Objective We aimed to describe electrocardiographic (ECG) findings in spontaneous pneumothorax patients before and after closed thoracostomy. Methods This is a retrospective study which included patients with spontaneous pneumothorax who presented to an emergency department of ...
CASE REPORT 2017 March 30
Non-aneurysmal and non-traumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage after attempted suicide by incomplete hanging
Hanging is a common method of suicide that is being reported more frequently in many countries. Several complications including injuries to the cervical spine, neck vessels, and brain can occur after attempted suicide by hanging. There are only a few reports of brain computed to...
CASE REPORT 2017 March 30
Spontaneous elbow hemarthrosis identified by point-of-care ultrasound
Traumatic or spontaneous hemarthroses are an important cause of joint effusions, and can complicate innate or acquired coagulopathies. The elbow is an unusual location for a spontaneous hemarthrosis; we describe a previously unreported case of warfarin-induced spontaneous elbow ...
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