A National Survey in Belgium on Post-ICU Follow-up Program
Danielle Prevedello, MD, MBA, Fabio Silvio Taccone, MD, PhD and Jean-Charles Preiser, MD, PhD
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: June 17, 2020
As the mortality in critical care patients reduces, post-intensive care syndrome grows as a public health concern, specially following outbreaks. Consequently, to address that problem, post-ICU follow-up programs emerged as a possibility to understand the long-term outcomes better and support ICU survivors. This study aims to state the prevalence of those programs in Belgium and comprehend how Belgians manage the care of ICU survivors....
Covid-19 Pandemic and Health Professionals: Practical Approaches
Rebecca Renata Lapenda do Monte, Francisco de Assis Fernandes Tavares, Bruno Barreira Cardoso, Alyne Barreto Mesquita de Goes, Thais Cristina Loyola da Silva, Brenda de Oliveira Silva, Yara Saiane Marim Araujo, Amália Cinhtia Meneses Rego and Irami Araújo-Filho
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: May 28, 2020
COVID-19 disease is a pandemic, with severe clinical manifestations, high lethality and which has reached at least 128 countries. In this sense, the bioprotection of health professionals is a fundamental principle in preserving the lives of those who work in the direct care of patients who are victims of SARS-CoV-2. Each day the number of confirmed cases exceeds the most optimistic estimates, which cause severe damage and overload in the infrastructure of health systems. The present study addres...
Investigation of Cases of Violence against Women: Examples of the Eastern Turkey
Turgut Dolanbay, Serhat Tunc, Levent Sahin and Murat Aras
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: May 27, 2020
In our country, women are mostly exposed to domestic violence. It is known that almost one in four women is exposed to physical violence. The low level of women’s education in the east of Turkey, the lack of economic freedom, and the low income level are among the main reasons for violence against women. It was aimed to raise awareness of the issue by drawing attention to the issue of violence against women, which frequently takes place in the national and international media and contribute to...
Depression and Anxiety Levels of Parents of Children Evaluated with Head Trauma in Emergency Department
Suna ERAYBAR, Serhat ATMACA, Yasemin NENNICIOGLU, Ibrahim TAYMUR, Melih YUKSEL and Erol ARMAGAN
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: May 04, 2020
The fear of having a serious pathology with the symptoms of head trauma and the promt for exclusion of pathologies by imaging methods increase the admissions to the emergency services. Nowadays, the increasing frequency of admissions may be due to parents' level of awareness about head trauma, easy access to health services or anxiety and depression levels of parents. Two hundred children with mild head trauma under 5 years of age were included in the study. After the initial evaluation, a descr...
Flying Blind: Early Outcomes Following Implementation of Formal Critical Care Services in a Low-Resource Setting
Elizabeth M Stoeckl, BS, Kristin L Long, MD, MPH and Emnet Tesfaye, MD
Article Type: Commentary | First Published: May 14, 2020
Global health endeavors in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) have traditionally emphasized humanitarian relief and primary care. Increasingly, specialty services, such as critical care medicine, are recognized as key components of sustainable, effective health care systems, even in settings with constrained resources. We illustrate the successful implementation of critical care services at Hawassa University teaching hospital in Ethiopia. Although not without challenges, the introduction o...
Simulation Education to Advance Emergency Medicine and Pediatric Critical Care in Nepal
Roshana Shrestha MD, Lisa Alianiello CNP, Shaza Aouthmany MD, Fenil Kholwadwala MD, Nicholas Deluga MD, Kevin Nguyen MD, Kris Brickman MD and Anmol Shrestha MD
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: May 06, 2020
Internationally emergency medicine is a relatively young specialty that is increasingly recognized for its potential for growth. In low middle-income countries (LMICs) like Nepal resources are quite limited and the development of new specialties such as emergency medicine can be slow to evolve. Specific areas of emergency care, including pediatric critical care have significant challenges due to clinical and educational limitations in countries like Nepal. Countries with robust healthcare system...