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Editorial: facts, figures and the future
(BioMed Central, 2015-01-09)
Targeted temperature management in cardiac arrest: survival evaluated by propensity score matching
(BioMed Central, 2017)
Background: Targeted temperature management in cardiac arrest was introduced following evidence of increased survival from two controlled trials published in 2002. We wanted to investigate whether the introduction of ...
Post resuscitation care – some words of caution and a call for action
(BioMed Central, 2015-11-04)
This fall the European Resuscitation Council (ERC) and the European Cardiology Society (ESC) publish updated post resuscitation care guidelines. For these guidelines to have an impact they must be implemented into daily ...
The intrapleural volume threshold for ultrasound detection of pneumothoraces: An experimental study on porcine models
(BioMed Central, 2013-03-01)
Background: Small pneumothoraxes (PTXs) may not impart an immediate threat to trauma patients after chest injuries. However, the amount of pleural air may increase and become a concern for patients who require positive pressure ...
Scoring systems for outcome prediction in patients with perforated peptic ulcer
(BioMed Central, 2013-04-10)
Background: Patients with perforated peptic ulcer (PPU) often present with acute, severe illness that carries a high risk for morbidity and mortality. Mortality ranges from 3-40% and several prognostic scoring systems ...
Oslo government district bombing and Utøya island shooting July 22, 2011: The immediate prehospital emergency medical service response
(BioMed Central, 2012-01-26)
Background: On July 22, 2011, a single perpetrator killed 77 people in a car bomb attack and a shooting spree incident in Norway. This article describes the emergency medical service (EMS) response elicited by the two ...
The intrapleural volume threshold for ultrasound detection of pneumothoraxes
(BioMed Central, 2013-05-28)
Fatal injury as a function of rurality - a tale of two Norwegian counties
(BioMed Central, 2013-03-02)
Background: Many studies indicate rural location as a separate risk for dying from injuries. For decades, Finnmark, the northernmost and most rural county in Norway, has topped the injury mortality statistics in Norway. ...
Emergency surgery in the elderly: the balance between function, frailty, fatality and futility
(BioMed Central, 2015-02-03)
Becoming old is considered a privilege and results from the socioeconomic progress and improvements in health care systems worldwide. However, morbidity and mortality increases with age, and even more so in acute ...