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A rare condition in the third trimester of pregnancy: Ovarian torsion.

Halil Yildirim, Serife Ozdinc,

Ovarian torsion (OT) during pregnancy is a rare condition that can cause maternal and fetal morbidity. Although the etiology of the disease is not fully understood, predisposing factors include increased ovarian size, free mobility, and long pedicle. The incidence of the disease increases after ovarian stimulation for the treatment of ... Read more >>

Turk J Emerg Med (Turkish journal of emergency medicine)
[2020, 20(1):42-45]

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Assessment of the carotid artery Doppler flow time in patients with acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding.

Sema Karadadaş, Şeref Kerem Çorbacıoğlu, Yunsur Çevik, Seda Dağar, Emine Emektar,

INTRODUCTION:Because of the subjectivity and ambiguity of the noninvasive measurements and limited use of invasive ones, there is an impending need for a real-time, fast, inexpensive, and reproducible noninvasive measurement method in acute upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding with active bleeding in emergency services. AIMS:In this study, we aimed to evaluate ... Read more >>

Turk J Emerg Med (Turkish journal of emergency medicine)
[2020, 20(1):35-41]

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Liraglutide overdose: A case report and an updated review.

Sharafaldeen Bin Nafisah, Daliah Almatrafi, Khalid Al-Mulhim,

Little is known about liraglutide overdose and in particular its association with hypoglycemia. The aim of this study was to report on an accidental case of liraglutide overdose and to review similar cases in the literature. Here, we report a case of a young female presented with an accidental injection ... Read more >>

Turk J Emerg Med (Turkish journal of emergency medicine)
[2020, 20(1):46-49]

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Adrenaline use as a poor predictor for the return of spontaneous circulation among victims of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest according to a national emergency medical services database.

Chaiyaporn Yuksen, Phatthranit Phattharapornjaroen, Woranee Kreethep, Chonnakarn Suwanmano, Chestsadakon Jenpanitpong, Rawin Nonnongku, Yuwares Sittichanbuncha, Kittisak Sawanyawisuth,

OBJECTIVE:This study aimed to determine additional predictors of cardiopulmonary resuscitation success using a national emergency medical services (EMS) database. METHODS:This retrospective study was conducted by retrieving data from the Information Technology of Emergency Medical Service, a national EMS database. The inclusion criteria were adult patients (18 years old or over) ... Read more >>

Turk J Emerg Med (Turkish journal of emergency medicine)
[2020, 20(1):18-21]

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The effect of prehospital telecardiology on the mortality and morbidity of ST-segment elevated myocardial infarction patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention: A cross-sectional study.

Peyman Saberian, Nader Tavakoli, Parisa Hasani-Sharamin, Seyed Hashem Sezavar, Fatemeh Dadashi, Elnaz Vahidi,

OBJECTIVES:The sooner the primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) is performed, the better prognosis is expected in patients with acute myocardial infarction. The objective is to evaluate the effect of prehospital triage based on electrocardiogram (ECG) and telecardiology on the mortality and morbidity of ST-segment elevated myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients undergoing ... Read more >>

Turk J Emerg Med (Turkish journal of emergency medicine)
[2020, 20(1):28-34]

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Comparison of the time to successful endotracheal intubation using the Macintosh laryngoscope or KingVision video laryngoscope in the emergency department: A prospective observational study.

Tanvi Mallick, Ankur Verma, Sanjay Jaiswal, Meghna Haldar, Wasil Rasool Sheikh, Amit Vishen, Abhishek Snehy, Rinkey Ahuja,

OBJECTIVE:Intubation is a skill that must be mastered by the emergency physician (EP). Today, we have a host of video laryngoscopes which have been developed to make intubations easier and faster. It may seem that in a busy emergency department (ED), a video laryngoscope (VL) in the hands of an ... Read more >>

Turk J Emerg Med (Turkish journal of emergency medicine)
[2020, 20(1):22-27]

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Quality of end-of-life care in the emergency department.

Guillaume Economos, Pascale Cavalli, Thomas Guérin, Marilene Filbet, Elise Perceau-Chambard,

Objective:To assess appropriateness of end-of-life treatments provided to actively dying patients attending the emergency department of a primary care hospital. Methods:Retrospective cohort study of patients who died in the emergency department of a French primary care hospital between January 2014 and January 2017. The deceased were identified through the admissions ... Read more >>

Turk J Emerg Med (Turkish journal of emergency medicine)
[2019, 19(4):141-145]

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A life-threatening condition: The pulmonary artery air embolism.

Emin Uysal, Nagihan Alkan, Betul Cam,

Introduction:Air embolism is a very rare condition which occurs when air or gas enter into the vascular system in either the venous or arterial route. It can occur following a variety of circumstances ranging from invasive procedures to either blunt or penetrating trauma conditions. Case presentation:We present a case of ... Read more >>

Turk J Emerg Med (Turkish journal of emergency medicine)
[2019, 19(4):157-159]

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High-altitude illness: Management approach.

Gökhan Aksel, Şeref Kerem Çorbacıoğlu, Can Özen,

In high altitudes, usually above 2500 m, travelers are faced with decreased partial pressure of oxygen along with decreased barometric pressure. High-altitude illness, a syndrome of acute mountain sickness, high-altitude cerebral edema and high-altitude pulmonary edema, occurs due to the hypobaric hypoxia when there is inadequate acclimatization. This review provides detailed ... Read more >>

Turk J Emerg Med (Turkish journal of emergency medicine)
[2019, 19(4):121-126]

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Lactate measurements accurately predicts 1-week mortality in emergency department patients with acute kidney injury.

Ayse Elif Aliustaoglu Bayar, Ersin Aksay, Nese Colak Oray,

Background:Studies on prognostic indicators in patients with acute kidney injury are limited. This study investigated 1-week mortality, laboratory and clinical parameters according to the lactate levels in patients with acute kidney injury. Methods:In this cross-sectional study, we compared the lactate levels on admission and follow-up in emergency department with vital ... Read more >>

Turk J Emerg Med (Turkish journal of emergency medicine)
[2019, 19(4):136-140]

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Wernicke encephalopathy following gastrojejunostomy: A case report and review of the literature.

Leila Alizadeh, Zahra Mostafavi, Amirreza Jahanshahi, Mehdi Khani, Masoud Nouri-Vaskeh,

Introduction:Non-alcoholic Wernicke encephalopathy (WE) is a life-threatening condition, which is caused due to thiamine deficiency. We reported a case of non-alcoholic WE following gastrojejunostomy. Case presentation:A 31-year-old woman was admitted to our tertiary care center complaining about intractable nausea and vomiting following her gastrojejunostomy. She had undergone gastrojejunostomy because of ... Read more >>

Turk J Emerg Med (Turkish journal of emergency medicine)
[2019, 19(4):154-156]

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Recurrent pulseless electrical activity and cardiac arrest caused by baroreceptor failure following neck irradiation.

Julian Yaxley, Tahira Scott,

Introduction:Baroreceptor damage and hypersensitivity can produce labile autonomic blood pressure control. Neck irradiation for malignancy is a well-known but under-recognised cause of baroreceptor failure. Case presentation:We describe a dramatic delayed complication of neck irradiation treatment. Our patient developed recurrent unexplained hypotension and pulseless electrical activity cardiac arrest upon connection to ... Read more >>

Turk J Emerg Med (Turkish journal of emergency medicine)
[2019, 19(4):152-153]

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Tetanus in refugee patients: Two cases and review of the literature.

Gökhan Aksel, Mehmet Muzaffer İslam, Serkan Emre Eroğlu, Can Özen, Bilge Kağan Sektioğlu,

Turk J Emerg Med (Turkish journal of emergency medicine)
[2019, 19(4):149-151]

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Rapid disappearance of pneumorrhachis after chest tube placement.

İdris Avci, Ozan Başkurt, Deniz Şirinoğlu, Mehmet Volkan Aydin,

Introduction:We present a rare case of traumatic pneumorrhachis with the combination of hemothorax which resolved rapidly after insertion of a chest tube. Case presentation:A 55 year old male was admitted to our emergency department after falling from a ladder. His general condition was well, GCS was 15 with no motor ... Read more >>

Turk J Emerg Med (Turkish journal of emergency medicine)
[2019, 19(4):146-148]

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Association of optic nerve sheath diameter in ocular ultrasound with prognosis in patients presenting with acute stroke symptoms.

Javad Seyedhosseini, Mehrad Aghili, Elnaz Vahidi, Farzaneh Shirani,

Background:Measurement of optic nerve sheath diameter (ONSD) by means of ocular ultrasound (US), can diagnose elevated intracranial pressure (ICP). Stroke accompanied by elevated ICP might have a worse prognosis. Objective:To determine the relationship of ONSD in ocular US with prognosis in acute stroke in the emergency department (ED). Methods:Patients with ... Read more >>

Turk J Emerg Med (Turkish journal of emergency medicine)
[2019, 19(4):132-135]

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Epidemiological and sociocultural assessment of childhood poisonings.

Halil Kazanasmaz, Özlem Kazanasmaz, Mustafa Çalık,

Objectives:Poisoning occurring in childhood still continues to be an important public health issue. The aim of the study is to socio-demographically and clinically examine poisoning cases consulted to emergency department. Methods:The findings of 121 patients between the ages of 1 month and 17 years consulting to the pediatric emergency department ... Read more >>

Turk J Emerg Med (Turkish journal of emergency medicine)
[2019, 19(4):127-131]

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SOFA and qSOFA at admission to the emergency department: Diagnostic sensitivity and relation with prognosis in patients with suspected infection.

Rodrigo de Freitas Garbero, Analice Alves Simões, Gabriela Alves Martins, Ludmilla Vale da Cruz, Vinícius Gabriel Monteiro von Zuben,

Objective:To evaluate the adequacy of SOFA and qSOFA for predicting unfavorable outcomes, and of qSOFA as a screening tool for sepsis in patients admitted to the emergency department (ED) of a Brazilian public hospital. Methods:This was a single-center retrospective study conducted on a cohort of patients admitted to a Brazilian ... Read more >>

Turk J Emerg Med (Turkish journal of emergency medicine)
[2019, 19(3):106-110]

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Comparison the effect of trained and untrained family presence on their anxiety during invasive procedures in an emergency department: A randomized controlled trial.

Zarei Fathabadi Alireza, Ansari Jaberi Ali, Negahban Bonabi Tayebeh,

Objective:The present study was aimed to compare the effect of the trained and untrained family presence on their anxiety during invasive procedures in an emergency department. Methods:In this randomized controlled clinical trial, 90 patients who were candidates for receiving invasive nursing procedures were selected in an emergency department based on ... Read more >>

Turk J Emerg Med (Turkish journal of emergency medicine)
[2019, 19(3):100-105]

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Successful use of VV-ECMO in a pregnant patient with severe ARDS.

Laurence Carlier, Jan Muller, Yves Debaveye, Sandra Verelst, Steffen Rex,

Introduction:Around 0.1-0.2% of all pregnancies are complicated by respiratory failure. The altered physiology of pregnancy predisposes mother and child to develop hypoxia and respiratory failure more easily than a non-pregnant patient. Respiratory failure in pregnancy may have detrimental fetal complications, therefore extensive knowledge of the range of therapeutic options is ... Read more >>

Turk J Emerg Med (Turkish journal of emergency medicine)
[2019, 19(3):111-112]

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Comparison of social supports for geriatric patients admitted to emergency department for trauma and medical reasons.

Tuba Safak, Emine Emektar, Yasir Safak, Eda Kan, Seref Kerem Corbacioglu, Yunsur Cevik,

Objectives:Developments in medical technology have increased life expectancy around the world thereby, the population of elderly patients increases. While diagnosing the elderly patients, besides factors like physiological changes, comorbidities, multiple medications and admittance to the Emergency Department (ED) for serious causes, a lack of information and experience complicate the work ... Read more >>

Turk J Emerg Med (Turkish journal of emergency medicine)
[2019, 19(3):96-99]

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A clinical prediction rule for uncomplicated ureteral stone: The STONE score; a prospective observational validation cohort study.

Arash Safaie, Mojdeh Mirzadeh, Ehsan Aliniagerdroudbari, Sepideh Babaniamansour, Alireza Baratloo,

Introduction:Renal colic is one of the most common complaints in patients admitted to Emergency Department (ED). Computed Tomography (CT) is the reference standard for the diagnosis of any stones in the kidneys or ureters. However, CT has classical disadvantages, such as radiation exposure, cost and availability. Recently, STONE clinical prediction ... Read more >>

Turk J Emerg Med (Turkish journal of emergency medicine)
[2019, 19(3):91-95]

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Comparison between Emergency Severity Index plus peak flow meter and Emergency Severity Index in the dyspneic patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A randomized clinical trial.

Mahin Hamechizfahm Roudi, Javad Malekzadeh, Mohsen Ebrahimi, Amir Mirhaghi, MohammadTaghi Shakeri,

Introduction:It is unclear whether the Emergency Severity Index (ESI) can identify high-risk patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). This study aims to compare the mistriage rates of the ESI plus the Peak Expiratory Flowmeter (PEF) approach and ESI approach among dyspneic patients with COPD. Methods:This study was a randomized ... Read more >>

Turk J Emerg Med (Turkish journal of emergency medicine)
[2019, 19(2):68-72]

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Extensive pyomyositis of prevertebral muscles after acupuncture: Case report.

M Tucciarone, S Taliente, R Gómez-Blasi Camacho, R Souviron Encabo, R González-Orús Álvarez-Morujo,

Introduction:Severe infectious diseases that require surgery after acupuncture therapy are quite rare. There are only a few cases of pyomyositis following acupuncture reported in the literature. This paper presents a case of cervical pyomyositis developed after such treatment. Case presentation:A 36-year-old man presented with swelling and pain in the posterior ... Read more >>

Turk J Emerg Med (Turkish journal of emergency medicine)
[2019, 19(3):113-114]

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Contribution of national congress presentations to scientific literature: An analysis of efficiency.

Sinem Dogruyol, Sinem Avci,

Turk J Emerg Med (Turkish journal of emergency medicine)
[2019, 19(2):53-57]

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Invasive mechanical ventilation in the emergency department.

Başak Bayram, Emre Şancı,

Emergency department (ED) lenght of stay of the patients requiring admission to the intensive care units has increased gradually in recent years. Mechanical ventilation is an integral part of critical care and mechanically ventilated patients have to be managed and monitored by emergency physicians for longer than expected in EDs. ... Read more >>

Turk J Emerg Med (Turkish journal of emergency medicine)
[2019, 19(2):43-52]

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