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Top Articles- 2018

Boulton AJ, Lewis CT, Naumann DN, Midwinter MJ. Prehospital haemostatic dressings for trauma: a systematic review. Emerg Med J 2018; 35: 449– 57.

Eckert S, Sopory P, Day A, et al. Health‐related disaster communication and social media: mixed‐method systematic review. Health Commun 2018; 33: 1389– 400.

Mohammadinia L, Ardalan A, Khorasani‐Zavareh D, et al. Domains and indicators of resilient children in natural disasters: a systematic literature review. Int J Prev Med 2018; 9: 54.


Singh NS, Smith J, Aryasinghe S, et al. Evaluating the effectiveness of sexual and reproductive health services during humanitarian crises: a systematic review. PLoS One 2018; 13: e0199300.

Shrestha K, Subedi P, Pandey O, et al. Estimating the weight of children in Nepal by Broselow, PAWPER XL and Mercy method. World J Emerg Med 2018; 9: 276– 81.

Sadruddin S, Khan IU, Fox MP, et al. Comparison of 3 days amoxicillin versus 5 days co‐trimoxazole for treatment of fast‐breathing pneumonia by community health workers in children aged 2–59 months in Pakistan: a cluster‐randomized trial. Clin Infect Dis 2018 

Howie S, Bottomley C, Chimah O, et al. Zinc as an adjunct therapy in the management of severe pneumonia among Gambian children: randomized controlled trial. J Glob Health 2018; 8: 010418.

Nayani K, Naeem R, Munir O, et al. The clinical respiratory score predicts paediatric critical care disposition in children with respiratory distress presenting to the emergency department. BMC Pediatr 2018; 18: 339.

Balk DS, Lee C, Schafer J, et al. Lung ultrasound compared to chest x‐ray for diagnosis of pediatric pneumonia: a meta‐analysis. Pediatr Pulmonol 2018; 53: 1130– 9.


Bilal S, Nelson E, Meisner L, et al. Evaluation of standard and mobile health‐supported clinical diagnostic tools for assessing dehydration in patients with diarrhea in rural Bangladesh. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2018; 99: 171– 9.

Freedman SB, Soofi SB, Willan AR, et al. Oral ondansetron administration to nondehydrated children with diarrhea and associated vomiting in emergency departments in Pakistan: a randomized controlled trial. Ann Emerg Med 2019; 73: 255– 65.

Perez‐Gaxiola G, Cuello‐Garcia CA, Florez ID. Perez‐Pico VM. Smectite for acute infectious diarrhoea in children. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2018; 4: CD011526.

Williams PC, Berkley JA. Guidelines for the management of paediatric cholera infection: a systematic review of the evidence. Paediatr Int Child Health 2018; 38: S16– 31.

Iro MA, Sell T, Brown N, Maitland K. Rapid intravenous rehydration of children with acute gastroenteritis and dehydration: a systematic review and meta‐analysis. BMC Pediatr 2018; 18: 44.


Kailemia M, Kariuki N, Laving A, Agweyu A, Wamalwa D. Caregiver oral rehydration solution fluid monitoring charts versus standard care for the management of some dehydration among Kenyan children: a randomized controlled trial. Int Health 2018; 10: 442– 50.

Fleischmann‐Struzek C, Goldfarb DM, Schlattmann P, et al. The global burden of paediatric and neonatal sepsis: a systematic review. Lancet Respir Med 2018; 6: 223– 30.

Fuchs A, Bielicki J, Mathur S, Sharland M, Van Den Anker JN. Reviewing the WHO guidelines for antibiotic use for sepsis in neonates and children. Paediatr Int Child Health 2018; 38: S3– 15.

Morton B, Stolbrink M, Kagima W, Rylance J, Mortimer K. The early recognition and management of sepsis in sub‐Saharan African adults: a systematic review and meta‐analysis. Int J Environ Res Public Health 2018; 15.


Nepal G, Kharel G, Ahamad ST, Basnet B. Tenecteplase versus alteplase for the management of acute ischemic stroke in a low‐income country‐Nepal: cost, efficacy, and safety. Cureus 2018; 10: e2178.

Nainggolan L, Bardosono S, Ibrahim Ilyas EI. The tolerability and efficacy of oral isotonic solution versus plain water in dengue patients: a randomized clinical trial. Indian J Community Med 2018; 43: 29– 33.

Chowdhury FR, Rahman MM, Ullah P, et al. Salbutamol in acute organophosphorus insecticide poisoning ‐ a pilotdose‐response phase ii study. Clin Toxicol (Phila) 2018; 56: 820– 7.

E Silva LO, Scherber K, Cabrera D, et al. Safety and efficacy of intravenous lidocaine for pain management in the emergency department: a systematic review. Ann Emerg Med 2018; 72: 135– 44.


Broccoli MC, Pigoga JL, Nyirenda M, Wallis L, Calvello Hynes EJ. Essential medicines for emergency care in Africa. Emerg Med J 2018; 35: 412– 9.


Dahn CM, Wijesekera O, Garcia GE, Karasek K, Jacquet GA. Acute care for the three leading causes of mortality in lower‐middle‐income countries: a systematic review. Int J Crit Illn Inj Sci 2018; 8: 117– 42.


Vecino‐Ortiz AI, Jafri A, Hyder AA. Effective interventions for unintentional injuries: a systematic review and mortality impact assessment among the poorest billion. Lancet Glob Health 2018; 6: e523– 34.

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