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Emergency Care in Resource Limited Settings (2017)


Alshehri A, et al. Intravenous versus nonintravenous benzodiazepines for the cessation of seizures: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Acad Emerg Med. 2017; 24: 875-83. 

Alzahrani S, et al. Systematic review and meta-analysis for the use of ultrasound versus radiology in diagnosing of pneumonia. Crit Ultrasound J. 2017; 9: 6.

Coleman B, et al. Risk factors for serious outcomes associated with influenza illness in high- versus low- and middle-income countries: Systematic literature review and meta-analysis. Influenza Other Respir Viruses. 2018; 12: 22-9. ​ Field S, et al. Cough due to TB and other chronic infections: CHEST guideline and expert panel report. Chest. 2018; 153: 467-97.

Gayet-Ageron A, et al. Effect of treatment delay on the effectiveness and safety of antifibrinolytics in acute severe hemorrhage: a meta-analysis of individual patient-level data from 40138 bleeding patients. Lancet. 2018; 391: 125-32.

Henao-Restrepo A, et al. Efficacy and effectiveness of an rVSV-vectored vaccine in preventing Ebola virus disease: final results from the Guinea ring vaccination, open-label, cluster-randomised trial (Ebola Ça Suffit!). Lancet. 2017; 389; 505-18.

Kartha G, et al. Randomized double-blind trial of Ringer lactate versus normal saline in pediatric acute severe diarrheal dehydration. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2017; 65: 621-6.

Lalla R, et al. Assessing the validity of the Triage Risk Screening Tool in a third world setting. J Int Med Res. 2018; 46: 557-63.

Martí-Carvajal A, et al. Interventions for treating patients with chikungunya virus infection-related rheumatic and musculoskeletal disorders: A systematic review. PLoS One. 2017; 12: e0179028.

Opoka R, et al. Novel use Of Hydroxyurea in an African Region with Malaria (NOHARM): a trial for children with sickle cell anemia. Blood. 2017; 130: 2585-93.

Ostinelli E, et al. Haloperidol for psychosis-induced aggression or agitation (rapid tranquillisation). Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2017; 7: CD009377.

St-Louis E, et al. Systematic review and need assessment of pediatric trauma outcome benchmarking tools for low-resource settings. Pediatr Surg Int. 2017; 33: 299-309.

Sypniewska P, et al. Clinical and laboratory predictors of death in African children with features of severe malaria: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Med. 2017; 15: 147.

Tickell K, et al. Identification and management of Shigella infection in children with diarrhoea: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet. 2017; 5: 1235-48.

Wells M, et al. The accuracy of the Broselow tape as a weight estimation tool and a drug-dosing guide – A systematic review and meta-analysis. Resuscitation. 2017; 121: 9-33.

WOMAN Trial Collaborators. Effect of early tranexamic acid administration on mortality, hysterectomy, and other morbidities in women with post-partum haemorrhage (WOMAN): an international, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Lancet. 2017; 389: 2105-16. ​

Disaster and Humanitarian Response (2017)


Johnson G, et al. Rapid qualitative research methods during complex health emergencies: A systematic review of the literature. Soc Sci Med. 2017; 189: 63-75.

Arlington L, et al. Implementation of “Helping Babies Breathe”: A 3-year experience in Tanzania. Pediatrics. 2017; 139: e20162132. ​

Emergency Medicine Development (2017)

Arlington L, et al. Implementation of “Helping Babies Breathe”: A 3-year experience in Tanzania. Pediatrics. 2017; 139: e20162132.

Dijkink S, et al. Trauma systems around the world: A systematic overview. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017; 83: 917-25.

Haac B, et al. Task shifting: The use of laypersons for acquisition of vital signs data for clinical decision making in the emergency room following traumatic injury. World J Surg. 2017; 41: 3066-73.

Meischke H, et al. Simulation training to improve 9-1-1 dispatcher identification of cardiac arrest: A randomized controlled trial. Resuscitation. 2017; 119: 21-6.

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