International Journal of

Critical Care and Emergency MedicineISSN: 2474-3674

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 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3674/1510109

A National Survey in Belgium on Post-ICU Follow-up Program

Danielle Prevedello, MD, MBA, Fabio Silvio Taccone, MD, PhD and Jean-Charles Preiser, MD, PhD

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: June 17, 2020

As the mortality in critical care patients reduces, post-intensive care syndrome grows as a public health concern, specially following outbreaks. Consequently, to address that problem, post-ICU follow-up programs emerged as a possibility to understand the long-term outcomes better and support ICU survivors. This study aims to state the prevalence of those programs in Belgium and comprehend how Belgians manage the care of ICU survivors....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3674/1510108

Covid-19 Pandemic and Health Professionals: Practical Approaches

Rebecca Renata Lapenda do Monte, Francisco de Assis Fernandes Tavares, Bruno Barreira Cardoso, Alyne Barreto Mesquita de Goes, Thais Cristina Loyola da Silva, Brenda de Oliveira Silva, Yara Saiane Marim Araujo, Amália Cinhtia Meneses Rego and Irami Araújo-Filho

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: May 28, 2020

COVID-19 disease is a pandemic, with severe clinical manifestations, high lethality and which has reached at least 128 countries. In this sense, the bioprotection of health professionals is a fundamental principle in preserving the lives of those who work in the direct care of patients who are victims of SARS-CoV-2. Each day the number of confirmed cases exceeds the most optimistic estimates, which cause severe damage and overload in the infrastructure of health systems. The present study addres...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3674/1510107

Investigation of Cases of Violence against Women: Examples of the Eastern Turkey

Turgut Dolanbay, Serhat Tunc, Levent Sahin and Murat Aras

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: May 27, 2020

In our country, women are mostly exposed to domestic violence. It is known that almost one in four women is exposed to physical violence. The low level of women’s education in the east of Turkey, the lack of economic freedom, and the low income level are among the main reasons for violence against women. It was aimed to raise awareness of the issue by drawing attention to the issue of violence against women, which frequently takes place in the national and international media and contribute to...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3674/1510104

Depression and Anxiety Levels of Parents of Children Evaluated with Head Trauma in Emergency Department

Suna ERAYBAR, Serhat ATMACA, Yasemin NENNICIOGLU, Ibrahim TAYMUR, Melih YUKSEL and Erol ARMAGAN

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: May 04, 2020

The fear of having a serious pathology with the symptoms of head trauma and the promt for exclusion of pathologies by imaging methods increase the admissions to the emergency services. Nowadays, the increasing frequency of admissions may be due to parents' level of awareness about head trauma, easy access to health services or anxiety and depression levels of parents. Two hundred children with mild head trauma under 5 years of age were included in the study. After the initial evaluation, a descr...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3674/1510106

Flying Blind: Early Outcomes Following Implementation of Formal Critical Care Services in a Low-Resource Setting

Elizabeth M Stoeckl, BS, Kristin L Long, MD, MPH and Emnet Tesfaye, MD

Article Type: Commentary | First Published: May 14, 2020

Global health endeavors in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) have traditionally emphasized humanitarian relief and primary care. Increasingly, specialty services, such as critical care medicine, are recognized as key components of sustainable, effective health care systems, even in settings with constrained resources. We illustrate the successful implementation of critical care services at Hawassa University teaching hospital in Ethiopia. Although not without challenges, the introduction o...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3674/1510105

Simulation Education to Advance Emergency Medicine and Pediatric Critical Care in Nepal

Roshana Shrestha MD, Lisa Alianiello CNP, Shaza Aouthmany MD, Fenil Kholwadwala MD, Nicholas Deluga MD, Kevin Nguyen MD, Kris Brickman MD and Anmol Shrestha MD

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: May 06, 2020

Internationally emergency medicine is a relatively young specialty that is increasingly recognized for its potential for growth. In low middle-income countries (LMICs) like Nepal resources are quite limited and the development of new specialties such as emergency medicine can be slow to evolve. Specific areas of emergency care, including pediatric critical care have significant challenges due to clinical and educational limitations in countries like Nepal. Countries with robust healthcare system...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3674/1510087

Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in a 36-Year-Old Man with Viral Myocarditis Who Survived Prolonged Cardiac Arrest and Bedside Decompressive Laparotomy Neurologically Intact

Elizabeth K Powell, MD, Gretchen A Lemmink, MD, Joshua T Trester, MD and Louis B Louis IV, MD

Article Type: Case Study | First Published: August 26, 2019

We report a case of prolonged cardiac arrest in a patient with viral myocarditis who was subsequently cannulated for veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) while in cardiac arrest. The patient developed bowel ischemia and abdominal compartment syndrome on ECMO and required a bedside decompressive laparotomy and hemicolectomy. This case demonstrates that prolonged downtime with high quality CPR and potential ischemic complications of VA-ECMO should not preclude ongoing resusc...

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