Journal of Emergency Medicine and Intensive Care

Previous Issue

  • Review article - Medical Published: Jun 02, 2017

    A Review of a Rare Presentation: Severe Iatrogenic Hypermagnesemia

    Magnesium is an essential intracellular ion that has many different functions such as, acting as a cofactor for many enzymes, a binding partner of nucleotides, stabilising nucleic acids and membranes and antagonising the actions of Ca2+. Unlike most other filtered solutes, only 10% of filtered magnesium is reabsorbed in the…

    -Michael Y. Chen

  • Case report - Medical Published: Apr 21, 2017

    Unconventional Cause of Pneumocephalus

    Pneumocephalus defined as an intracranial gas collection, is a rare complication and may be caused by head trauma, infection, barotrauma, following scuba diving and surgery involving the sinuses, orbits, nasal passages or intracranial space. Erosions from extracranial infections or tumours may also lead to pneumocephalus. Some cases are idiopathic.

    -F Fallahi, L Barberis, H Basri, M Radwan, and J Sturman

  • Short communication - Medical Published: Apr 24, 2017

    Caveats in the Management of Patients with Acute Pulmonary Thromboembolism and Possible New Pathways

    Treatment of acute PE is based on the risk assessment of patients which should be estimated continuously during the early treatmentPublished Date: April 24, 2017. The patients with high risk are hypotensive, in circulatory shock, and have hospital mortality rate above 20%. High-risk patients need immediate reperfusion therapy with either…

    -Slobodan D. Obradovic, Boris Dzudovic, and Bojana Subotic

  • Research article - Medical Published: Mar 07, 2017

    Medicare Payment for Extended Stay Services in Frontier Clinics: Impact on the Use and Cost of Emergency Care in Alaska

    In frontier areas of the country, weather and distance can prevent patients who experience severe injury or illness from obtaining immediate transport to an acute care hospital. Further, some emergency patients do not need an acute inpatient level of care but simply require monitoring and observation for limited periods. In…

    -Boyd Gilman, Laura Ruttner, and Michaella Morzuch

  • Research article - Medical Published: Jul 25, 2016

    End-Of-Life-Issues: Withdrawal and/or Withholding of Life Sustaining Health Care: A Comparison between Emergency Physicians and Intensive Care Specialists

    The emergency department (ED) and the intensive care unit (ICU) are clinical settings where critical life saving interventions is initiated. Both work in spaces designed to save or prolong life. In the ED emergent care is delivered for a range of life threatening illnesses and often invasive treatments are provided…

    -Philip G. Richardson, Widdecombe N, and Ibrahim Mahmoud