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  1. Catheter angiography is often arranged when vascular contrast extravasations on computed tomography (VCEC) presents after blunt torso trauma. However, catheter angiograph can be negative for bleeding and furth...

    Authors: Kuo-Ching Yuan, Yon-Cheong Wong, Being-Chung Lin, Shih-Ching Kang, Erh-Hao Liu and Yu-Pao Hsu
    Citation: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine 2012 20:46
  2. Rapid developments in intensive care medicine have made mechanical ventilation an essential method in the resuscitation and comprehensive treatment of critical care patients. This study aimed to develop and ev...

    Authors: Hong Li, Li-Li Chen and Na Li
    Citation: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine 2012 20:45
  3. In emergency situations, it is important for the trauma team to efficiently communicate their observations and assessments. One common communication strategy is “closed-loop communication”, which can be descri...

    Authors: Maritha Jacobsson, Maria Hargestam, Magnus Hultin and Christine Brulin
    Citation: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine 2012 20:44
  4. On 6 April 2009, at 03:32 local time, an Mw 6.3 earthquake hit the Abruzzi region of central Italy causing widespread damage in the City of L Aquila and its nearby villages. The earthquake caused 308 casualtie...

    Authors: Chiara Angeletti, Cristiana Guetti, Roberta Papola, Emiliano Petrucci, Maria Laura Ursini, Alessandra Ciccozzi, Francesca Masi, Maria Rosaria Russo, Salvatore Squarcione, Antonella Paladini, Joseph Pergolizzi, Robert Taylor Jr, Giustino Varrassi and Franco Marinangeli
    Citation: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine 2012 20:43
  5. Sepsis is a life-threatening condition where the risk of death has been reported to be even higher than that associated with the major complications of atherosclerosis, i.e. myocardial infarction and stroke. I...

    Authors: Johan Herlitz, Angela Bång, Birgitta Wireklint-Sundström, Christer Axelsson, Anders Bremer, Magnus Hagiwara, Anders Jonsson, Lars Lundberg, Björn-Ove Suserud and Lars Ljungström
    Citation: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine 2012 20:42
  6. Severe sepsis is a medical emergency affecting up to 18 million individuals world wide, with an annual incidence of 750,000 in North America alone. Mortality ranges between 28-50% of those individuals stricken...

    Authors: Sarah M Perman, Munish Goyal and David F Gaieski
    Citation: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine 2012 20:41
  7. The aim of this paper was to conduct a systematic review of the published literature to address the question: “In pre-hospital adult cardiac arrest (asystole, pulseless electrical activity, pulseless Ventricul...

    Authors: Marcus Eng Hock Ong, Kevin E Mackey, Zhong Cheng Zhang, Hideharu Tanaka, Matthew Huei-Ming Ma, Robert Swor and Sang Do Shin
    Citation: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine 2012 20:39
  8. This study was designed to compare the effectiveness of using auscultation, pH measurements of gastric aspirates, and ultrasonography as physical examination methods to verify nasogastric tube(NGT) placement i...

    Authors: Hyung Min Kim, Byung Hak So, Won Jung Jeong, Se Min Choi and Kyu Nam Park
    Citation: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine 2012 20:38
  9. The quality of external chest compressions (ECC) is of primary importance within basic life support (BLS). Recent guidelines delineate the so-called 4“-step approach” for teaching practical skills within resus...

    Authors: Saša Sopka, Henning Biermann, Rolf Rossaint, Sebastian Knott, Max Skorning, Jörg C Brokmann, Nicole Heussen and Stefan K Beckers
    Citation: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine 2012 20:37
  10. In former studies from North America early Do-Not–Resuscitate orders (DNR orders) in patients with intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) had negative prognostic impact on mortality. The influence of DNR orders on fu...

    Authors: Marco Brizzi, Kasim Abul-Kasim, Mattis Jalakas, Eufrozina Selariu, Hélène Pessah-Rasmussen and Elisabet Zia
    Citation: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine 2012 20:36
  11. Most trauma patients visit the hospital via the emergency department. They are at high risk for tetanus infection because many trauma patients are wounded. Tetanus immunity in the Korean population has been re...

    Authors: Young-Hoon Yoon, Sung-Woo Moon, Sung-Hyuk Choi, Young-Duck Cho, Jung-Youn Kim and Young Ho Kwak
    Citation: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine 2012 20:35
  12. Ambulance personnel play an essential role in the ‘Chain of Survival’. The prognosis after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest was dismal on a rural Danish island and in this study we assessed the cardiopulmonary r...

    Authors: Anne Møller Nielsen, Dan Lou Isbye, Freddy Knudsen Lippert and Lars Simon Rasmussen
    Citation: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine 2012 20:34
  13. Right ventricular dysfunction (RVD) in acute pulmonary embolism (APE) can be assessed with helical computerized tomography (CT) and transthoracic echocardiography (TTE). Signs of RVD and elevated natriuretic p...

    Authors: Mia K Laiho, Veli-Pekka Harjola, Marit Graner, Anneli Piilonen, Merja Raade and Pirjo Mustonen
    Citation: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine 2012 20:33
  14. The Scandinavian guidelines for management of minimal, mild and moderate head injuries were developed to provide safe and cost effective assessment of head injured patients. In a previous study conducted one y...

    Authors: Ben Heskestad, Knut Waterloo, Tor Ingebrigtsen, Bertil Romner, Marianne Efskind Harr and Eirik Helseth
    Citation: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine 2012 20:32

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