Journal of Emergency Medicine and Intensive Care

Current Issue

  • Research article - Medical Published: Jul 27, 2017

    Use of Neuromuscular Blocking Agents in Adult ICU Patients: A Retrospective Analysis

    Sedatives, analgesics, and neuromuscular blocking agents (NMBAs) are drugs commonly used in the intensive care unit (ICU), mainly in patients requiring mechanical ventilation [1,2]. NMBAs are shown to correlate with protracted neuromuscular weakness syndromes [3] and the subsequent presence of depression and posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms.

    -Geertrui Leenders, Koen De Decker, Guy Cammu, Nikolaas De Neve, and Jan Verbeke

  • Editorial - Medical Published: Jul 07, 2017

    International Ties: Why It Matters?

    The Journal of Emergency Medicine and Intensive Care is a humble step towards the goal of building a stronger International Emergency Medicine Community in this world. An open platform where teachers and clinician from different corners of the world can exchange ideas/research and experiences. An online tool to help learn…

    -Anumeha Singh

  • Research article - Medical Published: Jun 30, 2017

    Clinical Profile of Patient Presenting with Shortness of Breath at Patan Hospital Emergency

    Shortness of breath is a common complaint among patients presenting to the emergency department, yet differentiating between many potential causes of dyspnea is a complicated process. Careful clinical judgment is necessary when evaluating the patient with dyspnea. The clinical diagnosis becomes more complex when pulmonary and cardiac causes coincide with…

    -Ashis Shrestha, Sumana Bajracharya, Samita Acharya, Roshana Shrestha, Rashmi Thapa, and Kabita H. Ba

  • Letter to editor - Medical Published: Jun 15, 2017

    “Low Cost” Simulation in Emergency Surgical Airway can Save Lives in a Level - 1 Italian Major Trauma Center

    Fourth National Audit project of The Royal College of Anesthetists and the Difficult Airway Society [1] outlines ‘cannot intubate/cannot ventilate (CVCI) as a serious clinical case is facing by physicians in Emergency Departments, Intensive Care Units or wards. Cricothyroidotomy is a crucial issue in CVCI, indeed the aforementioned audit demonstrates…

    -Emiliano Gamberini, Emanuele Russo, Costanza Martino, Laila Portolani and Vanni Agnoletti

  • Research article - Medical Published: Jun 13, 2017

    Transforming the Sedation Practice of a Medical Intensive Care Unit: A Case Study Describing Protocol Development, Education, Implementation, and Impact on Ventilator Days and Length of Stay

    Excess sedation, inadequate analgesia, or sedation in lieu of analgesia in the mechanically ventilated patient can contribute to delirium, poorer outcomes, increased time of mechanical ventilation, weakness, and other secondary complications. The Pain, Agitation, and Delirium guidelines published in 2013 have further educated the critical care community on the importance…

    -Efrain Marrero, Robert McEachern, Geoffrey Patrissi, and Jeri L. Pike