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  1. Diagnostic peritoneal lavage (DPL) is a highly accurate test for evaluating intraperitoneal hemorrhage or a ruptured hollow viscus, but is performed less frequently today due to the increased use of focused ab...

    Authors: Jill S Whitehouse and John A Weigelt

    Citation: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine 2009 17:13

    Content type: Review

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  2. The scientific evidence of a beneficial effect of physicians in prehospital treatment is scarce. The objective of this systematic review of controlled studies was to examine whether physicians, as opposed to p...

    Authors: Morten T Bøtker, Skule A Bakke and Erika F Christensen

    Citation: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine 2009 17:12

    Content type: Review

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  3. Illicit cocaine consumption in Spain is one of the highest in Europe. Our objective was to study the incidence of undisclosed cocaine consumption in patients attending in two Spanish Emergency Departments for ...

    Authors: Guillermo Burillo-Putze, Beatriz López, Juan María Borreguero León, Miquel Sánchez Sánchez, Martin García González, Alberto Domínguez Rodriguez, Eva Vallbona Afonso, Alejandro Jiménez Sosa and Oscar Mirò

    Citation: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine 2009 17:11

    Content type: Original research

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  4. "Intra-abdominal hypertension", the presence of elevated intra-abdominal pressure, and "abdominal compartment syndrome", the development of pressure-induced organ-dysfunction and failure, have been increasingl...

    Authors: Michael L Cheatham

    Citation: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine 2009 17:10

    Content type: Review

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  5. Medical emergency motorcycles (MEM) can be used in time-critical conditions like cardiac arrest and multi-traumatized patients in an attempt to reduce the response time. Other potential benefits with MEM are m...

    Authors: Anders Rostrup Nakstad, Bjørn Bjelland and Mårten Sandberg

    Citation: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine 2009 17:9

    Content type: Original research

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  6. Authors: Thomas C König, Timothy Morris, Christine Gaarder, Marc Maegele, Carel Goslings, Shuba Allard, Mitchell Cohen, Jean Francois Pittet, Pär Johansson, Simon Stanworth and Karim Brohi

    Citation: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine 2009 17(Suppl 1):O1

    Content type: Oral presentation

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 1

  7. Chest injuries were reported as early as 3000 BC in the Edwin Smith Surgical Papyrus. Ancient Greek chronicles reveal that they had anatomic knowledge of the thoracic structures. Even in the ancient world, mos...

    Authors: Patrizio Petrone and Juan A Asensio

    Citation: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine 2009 17:8

    Content type: Review

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  8. Three young men were trapped in a car at the bottom of a canal at two meters depth, after losing control of their vehicle. They were brought up by rescue divers and found in cardiac arrest. One of three patien...

    Authors: Hans Friberg and Malin Rundgren

    Citation: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine 2009 17:7

    Content type: Case report

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  9. In three previous Norwegian studies conducted between 1974 and 1993, the annual incidence rates of hospital admitted head injuries were 236, 200 and 169 per 100,000 population. The aim of this study was to des...

    Authors: Ben Heskestad, Roald Baardsen, Eirik Helseth, Bertil Romner, Knut Waterloo and Tor Ingebrigtsen

    Citation: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine 2009 17:6

    Content type: Original research

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  10. Use of inhaled nitric oxide in humans with traumatic brain injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome has twice previously been reported to be beneficial. Here we report a third case. We propose that INO m...

    Authors: Thomas J Papadimos, Azedine Medhkour and Sooraj Yermal

    Citation: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine 2009 17:5

    Content type: Case report

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  11. Trauma is the most prevalent cause of death in the young. Insight into cause and time of fatal pediatric and adolescent trauma is important for planning trauma care and preventive measures. Our aim was to anal...

    Authors: Kjetil Søreide, Andreas J Krüger, Christian L Ellingsen and Kjell E Tjosevik

    Citation: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine 2009 17:3

    Content type: Original research

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  12. Coagulation complications are significant contributors to morbidity and mortality in trauma patients. Although the lethal triad of hypothermia, acidosis and coagulopathy has been recognized for over a decade, ...

    Authors: Wenjun Zhou Martini

    Citation: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine 2009 17:2

    Content type: Review

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  13. Field triage is important for regional trauma systems providing high sensitivity to avoid that severely injured are deprived access to trauma team resuscitation (undertriage), yet high specificity to avoid res...

    Authors: Marius Rehn, Torsten Eken, Andreas Jorstad Krüger, Petter Andreas Steen, Nils Oddvar Skaga and Hans Morten Lossius

    Citation: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine 2009 17:1

    Content type: Original research

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  14. The Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Program was developed to teach doctors one safe, reliable method to assess and initially manage the trauma patient. The ATLS principles represents an organized approach ...

    Authors: Kjetil Søreide

    Citation: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine 2008 16:19

    Content type: Commentary

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  15. Immediate start of basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and early defibrillation have been highlighted as crucial for survival from cardiac arrest, but despite new knowledge, new technology and massive pe...

    Authors: Laila A Hopstock

    Citation: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine 2008 16:18

    Content type: Original research

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  16. Mechanical ventilation (MV) is a key component in the care of critically ill and injured patients. Weaning from MV constitutes a major challenge in intensive care units (ICUs). Any delay in weaning may increas...

    Authors: Britt Sætre Hansen, Wenche Torunn Mathiesen Fjælberg, Odd Bjarte Nilsen, Hans Morten Lossius and Eldar Søreide

    Citation: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine 2008 16:17

    Content type: Original research

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  17. Low energy trauma to the upper extremity is rarely associated with a significant vascular injury. Due to the low incidence, a high level of suspicion combined with appropriate diagnostic algorithms are mandato...

    Authors: Jonathan T Bravman, Kyros Ipaktchi, Walter L Biffl and Philip F Stahel

    Citation: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine 2008 16:16

    Content type: Review

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  18. Pre-notification of an arriving trauma patient, given by transporting emergency medical unit, is needed in terms of facilitating the admitting emergency department to get ready for the patient before the patie...

    Authors: Lauri E Handolin and Juhapetteri Jääskeläinen

    Citation: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine 2008 16:15

    Content type: Original research

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  19. Isolated non-skeletal injuries of the cervical spine are rare and frequently missed. Different evaluation algorithms for C-spine injuries, such as the Canadian C-spine Rule have been proposed, however with str...

    Authors: Timo M Ecker, Mark Kleinschmidt, Luca Martinolli, Heinz Zimmermann and Aristomenis K Exadaktylos

    Citation: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine 2008 16:14

    Content type: Case report

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  20. Serum protein S-100B determinations have been widely proposed in the past as markers of traumatic brain injury and used as a predictor of injury severity and outcome. The purpose of this prospective observatio...

    Authors: Lorin M Benneker, Christoph Leitner, Luca Martinolli, Kretschmer Robert, Heinz Zimmermann and Aristomenis K Exadaktylos

    Citation: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine 2008 16:13

    Content type: Original research

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  21. We present a patient with sudden onset progressive shortness of breath and no history of trauma, who rapidly became haemodynamically compromised with a pneumothorax and pleural effusion seen on chest radiograp...

    Authors: Benjamin Oliver Patterson, Sarah Itam and Fey Probst

    Citation: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine 2008 16:12

    Content type: Case report

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  22. In the early minutes of cardiac arrest, timing of defibrillation and cardiopulmonary resuscitation during the basic life support phase (BLS CPR) is debated. Aims of this study were to provide in-hospital incid...

    Authors: Eirik Skogvoll and Trond Nordseth

    Citation: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine 2008 16:11

    Content type: Original research

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  23. Numerous parameters and tests have been proposed for outcome prediction in comatose out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survivors. We conducted a survey of clinical practice of prognostication after therapeutic hyp...

    Authors: Michael Busch and Eldar Søreide

    Citation: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine 2008 16:9

    Content type: Original research

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  24. In 1999, an Utstein Template for Uniform Reporting of Data following Major Trauma was published. Few papers have since been published based on that template, reflecting a lack of international consensus on its...

    Authors: Kjetil G Ringdal, Timothy J Coats, Rolf Lefering, Stefano Di Bartolomeo, Petter Andreas Steen, Olav Røise, Lauri Handolin and Hans Morten Lossius

    Citation: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine 2008 16:7

    Content type: Original research

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  25. The article presents a study of the interaction between paramedics and parents in cases of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). We have sought to understand how the parents perceived the paramedics ability to ...

    Authors: Halvor Nordby and Øyvind Nøhr

    Citation: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine 2008 16:5

    Content type: Original research

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  26. Retroperitoneal packing in patients with severe haemorrhage is a cornerstone of modern pelvic fracture management. However, few Danish trauma surgeons have experience with this procedure, and trauma audits sho...

    Authors: Allan Bach, Jørgen Bendix, Keld Hougaard and Erika Frischknecht Christensen

    Citation: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine 2008 16:4

    Content type: Original research

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  27. Endotracheal intubation is an important part of pre-hospital advanced life support that requires training and experience, and should only be performed by specially trained personnel. In Norway, anaesthesiologi...

    Authors: Stephen JM Sollid, Jon Kenneth Heltne, Eldar Søreide and Hans Morten Lossius

    Citation: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine 2008 16:2

    Content type: Original research

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