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January-March 2020| Vol 18| Issue 1

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A retrospective study on clinical profile of patients with firecracker-related injury presenting to the emergency department of a tertiary care center in South India

Background: Firecracker injuries are very common in India. They are mostly used during the various festivals celebrated in India. This study analyses the profile and outcome of firecracker inju...


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A prospective study on the comparison of contamination rate and risk factors of blood culture done in the emergency department and medical high-dependency unit/medicine intensive care units

Background: Blood culture (BC) is an important tool and also considered the “gold standard” for the diagnosis of bacteremia. Emergency departments (EDs) and medical high-dependency ...


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Retrospective study on cost accounting of trauma patients presenting to the Emergency Department in a tertiary care hospital in South India

Background: Accelerated urbanization and industrialization have led to an alarming increase in the rates of trauma that eventually increases the financial burden of society. Understanding the d...


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Prehospital care in the management of snakebites

Introduction: Snakebite is a significant public health problem in India. A variety of prehospital practices are commonly followed after a person has been bitten by a snake before he/she reach a...


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Emergency department revisits within 72 hours to a tertiary care referral hospital in South India

Introduction: Emergency department (ED) revisits are an important indication of health-care quality provided by a hospital. In the West, ED revisits rate range from 2.9% to 4.9%. Howeve...


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