BEAT: Bulletin of Emergency And Trauma is an international, peer-reviewed, quarterly journal coping with original research contributing to the field of emergency medicine and trauma. BEAT is the official journal of the Trauma Research Center (TRC) of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences (SUMS) with cooperation of Hungarian Trauma Society, Lusitanian Association for Trauma and Emergency Surgery (ALTEC/LATES) and Serbian Trauma Association aiming to be a publication of international repute that serves as a medium for dissemination and exchange of scientific knowledge in the emergency medicine and trauma. The aim of BEAT is to publish original research focusing on practicing and training of emergency medicine and trauma to publish peer-reviewed articles of current international interest in the form of original articles, brief communications, reviews, case reports, clinical images, and letters.

 

From May 1st , 2020 all submitted manuscripts to Bulletin of Emergency And Trauma (BEAT) would be subjected to Article Processing Charges (APC). Read the Publication Fee section for more information.

 

COVID-19: Call for papers

Bulletin of Emergency And Trauma (BEAT), is seeking articles that address the facing challenges of COVID-19. We welcome all the papers that address the emergency department challenges in the current pandemic of COVID-19 such as managing volume and flow, isolation, health care worker protection and well-being, surge capacity, knowledge and attitude of personnel and the case series of the patients. These articles could be submitted in review, original, brief report and case report formats. For more information please refer to the Guide for Authors. It should be emphasized that all the articles submitted regarding the COVID-19 are offered a fast track peer-review and the decision will be made in 14 days. Please do not submit case series, small site studies duplicating what is already known on this topic. Submit your article today.

 

Review Article
1. Association of Social Determinants of Health and Road Traffic Deaths: A Systematic Review

Mina Saeednejad; Farideh Sadeghian; Mahsa Fayaz; Dennis Raphael; Rasha Atlasi; Amirmasoud Kazemzadeh Houjaghan; Raziyeh Abedi kichi; Mohammad Hossein Asgardoon; Hossein Zabihi Mahmoudabadi; Zahra Salamati; Zohrehsadat Naji; Vafa Rahimi-Movaghar; Payman Salamati

Volume 8, Issue 4 , October 2020

Abstract
  Objective: This study aims to review systematically the association of social determinants of health (SDH) and road traffic deaths (RTD) within scientific literature. Methods: A search strategy was designed and run in EMBASE, PubMed via MEDLINE, Scopus, Web of Science, and Cochrane library. Through title, ...  Read More

Original Article
2. Civil-Military Coordination (CIMIC) Model in Natural Disasters in Iran

Hassan Araghizadeh; Mahmoudreza Peyravi; Simintaj Sharififar; Milad Ahmadi Marzaleh

Volume 8, Issue 4 , October 2020

Abstract
  Objective: The present study aimed at codifying a native model of civil-military coordination (CIMIC) in natural disasters in Iran. Methods: This manuscript is a part of a larger study. The present cross-sectional study was conducted in 2019 using a two-stage Delphi technique. The factors confirmed by ...  Read More

Original Article
3. Differences in the Clinical Course of Acute Appendicitis in Geriatric Patient Groups

Sadettin Er; Sabri Özden; Umut Fırat Turan; Egemen Özdemir; Barış Saylam; Mesut Tez

Volume 8, Issue 4 , October 2020

Abstract
  Objective: To compare the differences in the clinical course of acute appendicitis between early elderly (60-79 years) and late elderly patients (≥80 years). Method: The sample consisted of 177 patients aged over 60 that underwent surgery at the emergency service with the diagnosis of acute appendicitis ...  Read More

Original Article
4. Developing and Validating a Measurement Tool to Self-report pedestrian Safety-related Behavior: The Pedestrian Behavior Questionnaire (PBQ)

Homayoun Sadeghi-Bazargani; Morteza Haghighi; Seyed Taghi Heydari; Hamid Soori; Forouzan Rezapour; Seyed Abbas Motevalian; Reza Tabrizi; Minoo Mohammadkhani

Volume 8, Issue 4 , October 2020

Abstract
  Objective: Pedestrians are road users vulnerable to traffic injuries and fatalities. This study aimed to develop and validate a pedestrian behavior questionnaire to be used in Iran.Methods: In this cross-sectional study, the initial questionnaire was designed based on the evaluation of previous ...  Read More

Original Article
5. Factors Related to Delay In Initiating Post-Exposure Prophylaxis For Rabies Prevention Among Animal Bite Victims: A Cross-Sectional Study in Northwest of Iran

Ehsan Sarbazi; Mohamadreza Sarbazi; Saber Ghaffari-fam; Towhid Babazadeh; Sohrab Heidari; Khadijeh Aghakarimi; Ismail Jamal; Ali Sherini; Javad Babaie; Ghader Darghahi

Volume 8, Issue 4 , October 2020

Abstract
  Objectives: The aim of the present study was identifying factors associated with h delayed initiation of post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) among animal bite victims. Methods:This cross-sectional study assessed biting patterns among 3032 cases that were referred to Tabriz Rabies Center. The delay was described ...  Read More

Original Article
6. Mediating Role of Anxiety and Depression in the Relationship Between Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Aggression in Motor Vehicle Accident: A Structural Equation Modelling Approach

Fatemeh Sadat Asgarian; Mahshid Namdari; Hamid Soori

Volume 8, Issue 4 , October 2020

Abstract
  Objective: This study investigated the existence of anxiety and depression mediating effect on the relationship between PTSD and aggression in the hope of providing more comprehensive and effective trauma treatment in motor vehicle accident. Methods: The studied population of the study consisted of motor ...  Read More

Case Report
7. Isolated Pancreatic Tail Injury in Paediatrics; A Case Report and Literature Review

Nabil Muhammad Al Kuddoos; Ahmad Khaldun Ismail; Kevin Wong Chuing Shen; Nur Amirah Shibraumalisi; Asmil Yuzairi Yunus

Volume 8, Issue 4 , October 2020

Abstract
  Pancreatic injury in paediatrics is a rare condition and can be difficult to diagnose. The diagnostic challenge is due to its symptom of vague abdominal pain which usually results in late presentation. Elevated biochemical markers such as amylase and lipase can aid in the evaluation of pancreatic injury, ...  Read More

2. Drug Related Hospital Admissions; A Systematic Review of the Recent Literatures

Mohammed Biset Ayalew; Henok Getachew Tegegn; Ousman Abdela

Volume 7, Issue 4 , October 2019, , Pages 339-346

Abstract
  Objective: To derive findings from different studies done on drug related hospital admissions and comprehensively express the incidence and preventability of drug related hospital admissions; identify the common types of drug related problems that caused hospital admission, and identify factors associated ...  Read More

3. Identification and Prioritization of Key Components Influencing Prehospital Emergency Related to Preventable Road Traffic Injuries Deaths in Iran; A Delphi Study

Adel Efftekhari; Abbas Ali Dehghani Tafti; Khadijeh Nasiriani; Majid Hajimaghsoudi; Hossein Fallahzadeh; Davoud Khorasani-Zavareh

Volume 7, Issue 4 , October 2019, , Pages 381-389

Abstract
  Objective: To identify and prioritize the key Components of prehospital emergency system to prevent mortality in road traffic injuries. Methods: A total of 25 emergency medicine practitioners, emergency ward nurses, and managers of prehospital emergency centers participated in this adjusted Delphi study ...  Read More

4. Five-Year Forecasting Deaths Caused by Traffic Accidents in Fars Province of Iran

Mahnaz Yadollahi; Saeid Gholamzadeh

Volume 7, Issue 4 , October 2019, , Pages 373-380

Abstract
  Objective: The aim of study was to conduct a time-based analysis to utilize the obtained knowledge for forecasting the trend of accidents in the future. Methods: The present study, which was conducted as a cross-sectional research, investigated deaths from traffic accidents in Fars Province during a ...  Read More

5. Evaluation of the Effect of Titatnium Dioxide Nanoparticles/Gelatin Composite on Infected Skin Wound Healing; An Animal Model Study

Amin Nikpasand; mohammad reza parvizi

Volume 7, Issue 4 , October 2019, , Pages 366-372

Abstract
  Objective: To evaluate effects of titanium dioxide /gelatin nanocomposite on wound healing in mice as a model study. Methods: Fifty male rats were randomized into five groups of ten animals each. In group I, 0.1 mL sterile saline 0.9% solution was added to the wounds with no infection.  In group ...  Read More

Review Article
1. Earthquake Preparedness in Iranian Hospitals: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Daem Roshani; Aram Karimian

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 07 February 2021

Abstract
  Objective: To assess the preparedness of Iranian hospitals against earthquake.Methods: In this systematic review, a query was carried out on PubMed, Scopus, Web of Sciences, Sid, Irandoc, Google scholar, and Magiran databases for articles published between 2000-2019. Statistical analysis was ...  Read More

Original Article
2. Exploring the Factors Affecting Unsafe Antisocial Behaviors of Drivers in Iran: A Qualitative Study

Farshad Faghisolouk; Sanaz Sohrabizadeh; Hamid Soori; Davoud Khorasani-zavareh

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 29 January 2021

Abstract
  Objective: To explore the factors affecting unsafe antisocial behaviors of drivers in the context of Iran.Methods: The interviews were conducted from June to November 2019. A number of 19 participants were selected using purposive sampling method. The data were collected using face to face in-depth ...  Read More

Original Article
3. The possible factors correlated with the higher risk of getting infected by COVID-19 in emergency medical technicians; a case-control study

Mostafa Sadeghi; Peyman Saberian; Parisa Hasani-Sharamin; Fatemeh Dadashi; Sepideh Babaniamansour; Ehsan Aliniagerdroudbari

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 21 February 2021

Abstract
  Background: Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) are at the highest risk of coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19). Adequate access and knowledge about donning and doffing of personal protective equipment (PPE) can decrease the risk of transmission. The aim of this study was to assess the possible factors ...  Read More

Original Article
4. Analysis of Hospital Costs in Road Traffic Injuries

Sara Emamgholipour; Mehdi Raadabadi; MohammadHosein Dehghani; Saeed Fallah Aliabadi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 28 February 2021

Abstract
  Objective: To investigate the factors affecting the hospital costs in the road traffic injuries.Methods: This applied study examined the information of patients presenting to Yazd Trauma Center in 2018. The data were extracted from Comprehensive Traffic Injuries System affiliated to the center, ...  Read More

Case Report
5. Main Bronchus Penetration by Thoracostomy Tube: A Rare Inadvertent Complication

Parviz Mardani; Reza Shahriarirad; Amirhossein Erfani; Keivan Ranjbar; Bizhan Ziaian; Armin Amirian; Hamed Ghoddusi Johari

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 16 January 2021

Abstract
  Tube thoracostomy has been known to be a common and invasive, however not innocuous, procedure which is often life-saving. Though, numerous complications have been reported during executing this procedure. In this report, we describe a 27-year-old woman, case of multiple trauma due to car collision ...  Read More

Case Report
6. Meckel's Diverticulum Perforation by Foreign Body: A Case Report

José Roberto Alves; Gustavo Busch Justino; Leonardo Busch Justino; Caique Martins Pereira Ternes; João Vítor Ternes Rech; Fabrissio Portelinha Graffunder

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 21 February 2021

Abstract
  Meckel’s diverticulum is the most common gastrointestinal congenital defect, which, although asymptomatic in adults, may present symptoms in obstruction, inflammation, bleeding and foreign body perforation. There are only 8 cases reported of Meckel’s diverticulum perforation by chicken bone. ...  Read More

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