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ORIGINAL ARTICLE 2017 June 30
Epidemiology of prehospital emergency medical service use in Korean children
Objective The aim of this study was to elucidate the epidemiology of pediatric patients transported by the National 119 Rescue Services in Korea. Methods We enrolled all pediatric patients (
CASE REPORT 2017 June 30
Spinal cord infarction mimicking ischemic heart disease
Spinal cord infarction is a rare condition and is easily misdiagnosed owing to its initial non-specific manifestation. We report a case of a 77–year-old man who presented with chest pain and upper back pain initially, and was misdiagnosed with a myocardial infarction. Four hour...
CASE REPORT 2017 June 30
Splenic artery aneurysm with the double-rupture phenomenon
Splenic artery aneurysm is the third most common type of intra-abdominal aneurysm, with a prevalence rate of 0.01% to 10.4% in the general population. Splenic artery aneurysm is usually asymptomatic and is typically detected by chance and does not require surgical management; ho...
IMAGE 2017 June 30
Acute pulmonary thromboemboli due to a giant mobile thrombus
A 51-year-old man presented to the emergency department with progressive dyspnea and orthopnea that had persisted for 15 days. The patient had no history of any disease. Upon physical examination, he had a brachial blood pressure of 80/50 mmHg, a heart rate of 130/min, and a res...
ORIGINAL ARTICLE 2017 June 30
Impact of early coronary angiography on the survival to discharge after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
Objective Acute myocardial infarction is a major cause of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). Coronary angiography (CAG) enables diagnostic confirmation of coronary artery disease and subsequent revascularization, which might improve the prognosis of OHCA survivors. Non-rando...
ORIGINAL ARTICLE 2017 June 30
A retrospective study of emergency department potassium disturbances: severity, treatment, and outcomes
Objective Disturbances in potassium (K) levels are relatively common and may be associated with significant morbidity and mortality; however, treatments vary. Our purpose was to determine the incidence, treatments, and outcomes associated with hyperkalemia and hypokalemia in eme...
ORIGINAL ARTICLE 2017 June 30
Association between public cardiopulmonary resuscitation education and the willingness to perform bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation: a metropolitan citywide survey
Objective Bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an important factor associated with improved survival rates and neurologic prognoses in cases of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. We assessed how factors related to CPR education including timing of education, period from...
ORIGINAL ARTICLE 2017 June 30
Retention of cardiopulmonary resuscitation skills after hands-only training versus conventional training in novices: a randomized controlled trial
Objective Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training can improve performance during simulated cardiac arrest; however, retention of skills after training remains uncertain. Recently, hands-only CPR has been shown to be as effective as conventional CPR. The purpose of this stud...
ORIGINAL ARTICLE 2017 June 30
Impact of Middle East respiratory syndrome outbreak on the use of emergency medical resources in febrile patients
Objective Outbreaks of transmissible respiratory infection are suspected to have significant effects on the health of pediatric and geriatric patients. The objective was to assess the impact of the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) outbreak on the use of emergency resource...
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