eLetters

183 e-Letters

published between 2010 and 2013

  • A comment on the conclusion
    Christoph Schroth

    I sincerely enjoyed reading the study by Mache et al. as it provides an insight into the daily division of duties in a German emergency unit. I fully agree that further, larger studies are required to create a more accurate data pool that represents the entire industry but it is a start and could be utilized as a guideline for further research. One point I would like to raise however, in the conclusion of the article it s...

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  • The face arm speech test: does it encourage rapid recognition of important stroke warning symptoms?
    Nayer Jamshed

    We read with great interest the article by A. Ross Naylor et al ; the face arm speech test: does it encourage rapid recognition of important stroke warning symptoms? This study helps in generating awareness of the early stroke symptoms in the population. Similar studies were done in the past like Cincinnati prehospital stroke scale (CPSS) which had a positive predictive value between 72%-85%.1 Los Angeles Prehospital stro...

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  • Too rapid is not beneficial
    Nayer Jamshed

    We read the article by kyuseok Kim et al and found it interesting. Since the changes made by American Heart Association (AHA) in 2010 in Basic Life Support we always wondered that what should be the upper limit of chest compression. Though European Resuscitation council (ERC) has recommended chest compression rate to be kept between 100-120/min. Now we have an answer from this study that it should be kept between 100-12...

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  • Early warning score evaluated was not ViEWS
    Gary Smith
    The article "Modified early warning score with rapid lactate level in critically ill medical patients: the ViEWS-L score"1 by Jo et al. states that the researchers evaluated the predictive value of the VitalPAC Early Warning Score (ViEWS)2 using the area under the receiver operating characteristic (AUROC) curve. They also present the AUROC value for a new EWS, the ViEWS-L score, which they state is the combination of ViEWS with th...
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  • The Emergency Department in China: Status and Challenges
    Haijiang Zhou

    To the editor,

    2013 marks the 30th anniversary of the founding of the first emergency department(ED) in China. Since its naissance in 1983 in Peking Union Medical College Hospital, after continuous enrichment and development, ED has been a relatively young and burgeoning department and now playing an ever more significant role in China's hospitals. Meanwhile, emergency medicine (EM) has emerged as a trans-specia...

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  • The Emergency Department in China: Status and Challenges
    Haijiang Zhou

    2013 marks the 30th anniversary of the founding of the first emergency department(ED) in China. Since its naissance in 1983 in Peking Union Medical College Hospital, after continuous enrichment and development, ED has been a relatively young and burgeoning department and now playing an ever more significant role in China's hospitals. Meanwhile, emergency medicine (EM) has emerged as a trans-specialty discipline and treme...

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  • Autoerotic Intracerebral Haemorrhage
    Josef G. Heckmann

    Dear Editor:

    We read with great interest the article "Sexual activity-related emergency department admissions: eleven years of experience at a Swiss university hospital" by Pfortmueller et al (2013).[1] The authors present an important and impressive observational study on a presumably underestimated clinical condition. By describing an elderly patient who experienced thalamic haemorrhage during masturbation, w...

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  • Tranexamic acid generates thrombin via contact activation
    Thomas Stief

    A bleeding stop within 10 min this can only be explained by the action of tranexamic acid on intrinsic coagulation. Kaolin would have stopped the bleeding within 1 minute. Fibrinolysis is usually not a system that acts within minutes, it acts within hours or days.

    Conflict of Interest:

    None declared

  • Department of Emergency: on the Frontlines Against H7N9 Virus
    Haijiang Zhou

    Haijiang Zhou,1Chunsheng Li,1 Yong Yan2 1Department of Emergency, Beijing Chao-yang Hospital, Capital Medical University NO.8 of Gongti South Street, Chao-yang District, Beijing, 100020, China odyssey0808@sina.cn 2Department of Urology, Beijing Shijitan Hospital, Capital Medical University NO.10 of Tieyi Road, Hai-dian District, Beijing, 100038, China

    To the editor, As more cases of patients infected by a novel in...

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  • The elephant in the room
    Kate F Clayton

    Dear Editor,

    Professor Hughes' article is certaininly an eloquent summary of the current staffing crisis in UK emergency medicine. Furthermore it is encouraging to know that the taskforce has a grip on the challenges facing the speciality and an awareness of some of the strategies that could, indeed already have, been tried to address the problem of staffing emergency departements. However, insightful the Profes...

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