Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine

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Effect of Inhaled Hypertonic Saline on Hospital Admission Rate in Children with Viral Bronchiolitis: A Randomized Trial
November 1, 2010 ... INTRODUCTION Viral bronchiolitis is the most common form of lower respiratory infection in children under the age of 12 months and accounts for 17% of infant admissions to hospital at an estimated annual cost of more than $500 million in the...

Abdominal Pain: A Survey of Clinically Important Outcomes for Future Research
November 1, 2010 ... INTRODUCTION Abdominal pain is the most common presenting symptom of adult patients in the emergency department (ED), accounting for more than 8 million annual visits in 2006 in the United States. (1) The clinical assessment of acute...

Perceptions of Emergency Medicine Residents and Fellows regarding Competence, Adverse Events and Reporting to Supervisors: A National Survey
November 1, 2010 ... INTRODUCTION Background In Canadian hospitals, 7.5% of admissions are associated with an adverse event (AE) and a trend exists toward higher numbers of AEs in teaching hospitals. (1) Almost 40% of AEs have been reported to be preventable....

Presentations to Emergency Departments for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Alberta: A Population-Based Study
November 1, 2010 ... INTRODUCTION Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an illness of the lower respiratory tract. It varies in severity, and its intermittent exacerbations are characterized by ongoing symptoms of cough, sputum production and shortness...

Low-Impact Pelvic Fractures in the Emergency Department
November 1, 2010 ... INTRODUCTION The incidence of low-impact pelvic fractures is rising and continues to be a health burden to the elderly. (1-3) The emergency management of pelvic fractures predominantly focuses on the resuscitation and stabilization of...