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BACKGROUND The role of pre-hospital trauma care and the effect of pre-hospital rapid sequence intubation (RSI) on patient outcome are still not clear. This study evaluated the impact of pre-hospital trauma care by emergency physicians (EP) on mortality from severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) and a 180-day Glasgow Outcome Scale (GOS). METHODS A 48-month(More)
INTRODUCTION We studied the diagnostic accuracy of bedside lung ultrasound (the presence of a comet-tail sign), N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) and clinical assessment (according to the modified Boston criteria) in differentiating heart failure (HF)-related acute dyspnea from pulmonary (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease(More)
We aimed to investigate the utility of end-tidal carbon dioxide concentration as a prognostic indicator of initial outcome of resuscitation, we conducted a prospective study of EtCO2 in adult victims of out-of-hospital non-traumatic cardiac arrest. We prospectively studied 139 adult patients. The initial, final, average, minimal and maximal EtCO2 was(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to assess the applicability of the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score and the Q-T interval corrected for heart rate (QTc interval) in predicting outcome and complications in patients with organophosphate (OP) poisoning. METHODS This prospective, observational study included 65 patients older than 18 years. In the(More)
AIM To determine the diagnostic accuracy of the combination of quantitative capnometry (QC), N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), and clinical assessment in differentiating heart failure (HF)-related acute dyspnea from pulmonary-related acute dyspnea in a pre-hospital setting. METHODS This prospective study was performed in the Center for(More)
Under the “Acute HF-related dyspnea” column: Sex, males/females (%) should read 57.9/42.1 Nocturnal dyspnea (Y/N) should read 43/86 Orthopnea (Y/N) should read 39/90 Rales (Y/N) should read 76/53 Jugular venous distension (Y/N) should read 30/99 HF medications (Y/N) should read 83/46 Previous AMI (Y/N) should read 45/84 Previous CHF (Y/N) should read 80/49(More)