Letter to Editor
Published On: January 26, 2018

ECMO and Emergency Medicine: Future Perspectives

Marzia Cottini*
The extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a form of extracorporeal life support where external and artificial circuit conducts the venous blood from the patient to the oxygenator (gas exchange device) and after removal of carbon dioxide and blood oxygenation, carries this oxygenated blood to the patient circulation. We have to go back to 1954 to retrieve the origin of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation...

Research Article
Published On: January 26, 2018

A Comparison of Two Different Ear Curettes-Satisfaction, Pain, and Bleeding

Mohammed A1*, Baxter A2 and Spandorfer PR3
Introduction: The objective of this study was to determine whether a novel flexible ear curette was preferred to a traditional stiff curette for ear curettage, and to analyze differences in clinical outcomes. Methods: Patients between the ages of 0 to 21 years were randomized to EasiEar™ or Bionix™ ear curettes and further block randomized by age group. Patient pain during the exam, physician satisfaction with the...

Review Article
Published On: January 26, 2018

Tropical Febrile Exanthems

Chauhan V1* and Thakur S2
Tropic is a region of the Earth surrounding the Equator. Tropical infections have a distinct place among infectious diseases because of their limited geographic location. These infections thrive in the conditions of poverty, crowding, arthropods, rains, heat and humidity in the tropics. Tropics have mean temperatures above 18⁰C and vegetation is lush throughout the year. During wetseason the rivers overflow their...

Research Article
Published On: February 13, 2018

Intracranial Pressure and Cerebral Perfusion Pressure against Clinical and Imagenological Monitoring in Patients with Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: Experience of a Single Cuban Hospital

Gallardo AJL1*, Chaviano DM1, Pazos MM1 and Pérez DA2
Background: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the major causes of morbidity, disability and mortality worldwide. Ciego de Avila province in Cuba has an extension of 6 810.36km2, with population's density of 54.8/km2 and the gross accident mortality was 41.7/100 000 in 2013. TBI has represented the main cause of attention in the neurotrauma...

Letter to Editor
Published On: February 23, 2018

Resveratrol: Does Innovative Option for the Treatment of Mitochondrial Dysfunction among Trauma Hemorrhagic Shock?

Kumar M*, Bhoi S and Sharma K
Hemorrhagic shock (HS) is the leading cause of mortality after trauma. Mortality due to HS is about 50%, condition with limited therapeutic option. Fluid, blood component and control of hemorrhage has been the cornerstone of management....

Review Article
Published On: March 8, 2018

Acute Colonic Pseudo-Obstruction (Oglivies Syndrome): Understanding Risk Factors, Diagnosis and Treatment

Sana Alkhawaja*
Acute colonic pseudo-obstruction (ACPO), also known as Ogilvie syndrome is a potentially fatal condition leading to an acute massive dilation of the colon without mechanical obstruction. It usually occurs in hospitalized or institutionalized patients with serious underlying medical and surgical conditions....

Research Article
Published On: March 14, 2018

An Upsurge of Gram Negative Bacteria in Community Acquired Pneumonia: An Alarming Trend!

Narula S, Sharma P*, Kumar N, Kumar N and Kumar M
Introduction: Community acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in adults. While gram positive and atypical organisms are the common etiological agents of CAP, gram negative bacteria (GNB) are emerging as a significant etiological risk....

Research Article
Published On: March 14, 2018

Red Blood Cell Distribution Width is an Independent Predictor of Mortality in Patients with Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Yorulmaz S, Yilmaz F, Durdu T, Sönmez BM, Karakiliç ME, Demirci B, Yel C, Inan S, Müderris E, Turhan T, Yılmaz MS, Kavalci C*, Yorulmaz F, Akman C and Altinbilek E
Introduction: We examined the effect of carbon monoxide (CO) gas, a colourless and odourless product of the incomplete combustion of carbon-based fuels and materials, on red blood cell distribution width (RDW) and investigated whether RDW can be used in clinics...

Short Communication
Published On: March 23, 2018

Influence of Ethnicity and Culture in Healthcare

Nicholas S. Carte*
Health care professionals must have the cultural context to grow in understanding diversity as the patients being seen today will be very different in 20 years. The U.S. Census Bureau [1] predicts that the so-called minority populations in the U.S. will be become the majority...

Case Report
Published On: March 27, 2018

A Rare Cause of Abdominal Pain: Renal Calix Rupture

Muratoğlu M, Kavalci C*, Kayıpmaz AE and Akpınar C
Spontaneous rupture of the renal calix and urinary extravasation are very rarely encountered in Emergency Department. 44 years old male patient was admitted to emergency department with abdominal pain, right side pain. The patient developed a sudden onset...