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ORIGINAL ARTICLE 2017 October 20
Can clinical scoring systems improve the diagnostic accuracy in patients with suspected adult appendicitis and equivocal preoperative computed tomography findings?
Objective Adult appendicitis (AA) with equivocal computed tomography (CT) findings remains a diagnostic challenge for physicians. Herein we evaluated the diagnostic performance of several clinical scoring systems in adult patients with suspected appendicitis and equivocal CT fin...
REVIEW ARTICLE 2017 December 30
Role of emergency department observation units in the management of patients with unexplained syncope: a critical review and meta-analysis
This meta-analysis aimed to establish the role of standardized emergency department (ED) observation protocols in the management of syncopal patients as an alternative to ordinary admission. A systematic electronic literature search was performed to identify randomized controlle...
ORIGINAL ARTICLE 2017 December 30
Learning curve and period of experience required for the competent diagnosis of acute appendicitis using abdominal computed tomography: a prospective observational study
Objective To assess the learning curve of novice residents in diagnosing acute appendicitis using abdominal computed tomography (CT) scans. Methods This prospective observational study was conducted within a 4-month period from March 1 to June 30, 2015. After CT scans for right...
ORIGINAL ARTICLE 2017 December 30
Admission levels of high-density lipoprotein and apolipoprotein A-1 are associated with the neurologic outcome in patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
Objective To investigate whether serum levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and apolipoprotein A-1 (ApoA1), after the return of spontaneous circulation, can predict the neurologic outcome in patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). Methods This was a retrospecti...
ORIGINAL ARTICLE 2017 December 30
Factors affecting the urologist’s decision to administer ureteral stone therapy: a retrospective cohort study
Objective We aimed to evaluate the factors influencing treatment option selection among urologists for patients with ureteral stones, according to the stone diameter and location. Methods We retrospectively reviewed the records of 360 consecutive patients who, between January 2...
ORIGINAL ARTICLE 2017 December 30
Considerations for physicians using ketamine for sedation of children in emergency departments
Objective Ketamine use in emergency departments (EDs) for procedural sedation and analgesia is becoming increasingly common. However, few studies have examined patient factors related to adverse events associated with ketamine. This study investigated factors for consideration w...
CASE REPORT 2017 December 30
Management of right main bronchial rupture with a double lumen endotracheal tube in a patient with blunt chest trauma
Tracheobronchial disruption is one of the most severe injuries caused by blunt chest trauma. It may cause airway obstruction and resulting life-threatening respiratory deficiency. However, the clinical presentations are variable and frequently difficult to diagnose. We report a ...
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