Category: Emergency medicine

Evaluation of prognostic scoring systems in patients hospitalized from the emergency department in a low-income region: northern Syria after internal turmoil as a different universe by Burak Çelik

BACKGROUND: In low-income or underdeveloped countries with conflict and internal unrest, healthcare facilities and staff are limited. For these reasons, it is necessary to use the most straightforward scoring systems to ensure that health facilities and staff are used effectively and to expedite processes through early and effective interventions for patients. In this study, we…

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Assessment of s-nitrosothiol and thiol/disulfide levels in acute coronary syndrome patients by Mehmet Murat YiğitbaşI

BACKGROUND: The level of nitric oxide (NO) is important to protect the heart from ischemic damage in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients. S-nitrosothiol (SNO) is a molecule that represents the main form of NO storage in the vascular structure. In addition, dynamic thiol/disulfide homeostasis (TDH) is known to play an important role in maintaining the…

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Volunteer responder provision of support to relatives of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients: a qualitative study by Astrid Rolin Kragh

CONCLUSIONS: Relatives to out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients benefited from volunteer responders’ presence and support and experienced the mere presence of volunteer responders as supportive. Healthcare-educated volunteer responders felt confident and skilled to provide care for relatives, while some non-healthcare-educated volunteer responders felt they lacked the proper training and knowledge to provide emotional support for relatives.…

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