Letter to Editor

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

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

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

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

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....

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