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.



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. Trauma Registry Data as a Policy-Making Tool: A Systematic Review on the Research Dimensions

Mohammadreza Mobinizadeh; Farzan Berenjian; Efat Mohammadi; Farhad Habibi; Alireza Olyaeemanesh; Kazem Zendedel; Mahdi Sharif-Alhoseini

Volume 10, Issue 2 , April 2022, Pages 49-58

  Objective: To review the research dimensions of trauma registry data on health policy making. Methods: PubMed and EMBASE were searched until July 2020. Keywords were used on the search process included Trauma, Injury, Registry and Research, which were searched by using appropriate search strategies. ...  Read More

Original Article
2. Examining the Relationship between Salivary Amylase Level, Head Trauma Severity and CT Scan Results in Patients with Isolated Mild Head Trauma

Mohsen Ebrahimi; Behrang Rezvani Kakhki; Baharak Davoudpour; Zahra Abbasi Shaye; Hossein Zakeri; Seyed Mohammad Mousavi; Sayyed Majid Sadrzadeh; Seyed Aliakbar Shamsian; Azadeh Mahmoudi Gharaee

Volume 10, Issue 2 , April 2022, Pages 59-64

  Objective: To investigate the relationship between salivary amylase level and computed tomoraphy (CT scan) findings in patients with isolated mild traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) referred to the emergency department of Shahid Hasheminejad Hospital. Methods: Patients with isolated mTBI and indication ...  Read More

Original Article
3. Comparison the Emergency Severity Index and Manchester Triage System in Trauma Patients

Hossein Zakeri; Lahya Afshari Saleh; Shabnam Niroumand; Maryam Ziadi-Lotfabadi

Volume 10, Issue 2 , April 2022, Pages 65-70

  Objective: To compare the emergency severity index (ESI) and Manchester triage system (MTS) in trauma patients. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted by census method in Hasheminejad hospital during 2019. Patients referred to a trauma center triaged by five trained triage nurses based on ...  Read More

Original Article
4. Heart Rate Variability May Predict the Severity of Appendicitis: A Cross-Sectional Study

Ali Mohammad Bananzadeh; Abtin Vahidi; Sarvenaz Salahi; Ali Foroutan; Leila Ghahramani

Volume 10, Issue 2 , April 2022, Pages 71-76

  Objective: To evaluate the role of heart rate variability (HRV) in predicting pre-operative severity of appendicitis. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 171 cases of acute appendicitis who underwent appendectomy were enrolled. Pre-anesthetic pulse rate of included patients were documented while ...  Read More

Original Article
5. Assessment of Neck Characteristics for Laryngeal Mask Airway Size Selection in Patients Who Underwent an Elective Ocular Surgery; A Cross-Sectional Study

Omid Aghadavoudi; Hamidreza Shetabi; Hamid Saryazdi; Susan Babayi

Volume 10, Issue 2 , April 2022, Pages 77-82

  Objective: To investigate the neck features for laryngeal mask airway (LMA) size selection. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 160 patients referred for elective surgeries to Feiz Hospital affiliated with Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran (April 2016 to September ...  Read More

Original Article
6. Impact of Peer-Assisted Learning in Chest Tube Insertion Education on Surgical Residents

Iman Deilamy; Mitra Amini; Hamid Reza Abbasi; Shahram Bolandparvaz; Shahram Paydar

Volume 10, Issue 2 , April 2022, Pages 83-86

  Objective: To investigate the impact of peer-assisted learning (PAL) in chest tube insertion education on surgical residents. Methods: This study is a quasi-experimental study conducted on thirty general surgeon residents enrolled in the PAL program. They were divided into two learner groups (A and B) ...  Read More

Case Report
7. Gunshot Wounds Causing Distal Arterial Bullet Embolisms

Mauricio Gonzalez-Urquijo; Ernesto Cordoba-Chamorro; Susan Julieth Moreno-Diaz; Gabriel Fernando Mejia-Villate; Mario Alejandro Fabiani

Volume 10, Issue 2 , April 2022, Pages 87-91

  We report two cases involving small-caliber gunshot wounds to the chest with embolization of the bullet which complete occluding arterial circulation into the left lower extremity. A 30-years-old and 19-years-old men suffered gunshots wound to the thorax and abdomen with subsequent arterial ...  Read More

Case Report
8. Do Avoid Unnecessary Procedure in A Trauma Patient? A Case Report

Mehdi Torabi

Volume 10, Issue 2 , April 2022, Pages 92-94

  Endotracheal intubation is more commonly performed in the right main bronchus; however, it may rarely be performed in the left side. A 52-years-old man was brought to the emergency department by emergency medical services (EMS) after multiple trauma injury. There was a decrease in the right lung’s ...  Read More

1. Conservative Management of Postpartum HELLP Syndrome and Intraparenchymal Liver Hematoma; A Case Report

Manouchehr Ghorbanpour; Hamid Reza Makarchian; Babak Yousefi; Mehrdad Taghipour

Volume 7, Issue 2 , April 2019, , Pages 196-198

  The HELLP syndrome is an important variant of pre-eclampsia which is known by triad of hemolysis (H), elevated liver enzymes (EL) and low platelet count (LP). Intraparenchymal liver hematoma is a rare and important complication of HELLP syndrome which is a life threatening condition. The incidence of ...  Read More

2. Results of a Campaign for Motorcycle Helmets Advocacy in a City in Southwest of Iran; A Population-Based Intervention Study

Ali Foroutan; Seyed Taghi Heydari; Mehran Karvar; Leila Mohammadi; Yaser Sarikhani; Maryam Akbari; Kamran Bagheri Lankarani

Volume 7, Issue 4 , October 2019, , Pages 404-410

  Objective: We conducted a triple phase project for motorcycle helmets advocacy in Darab, a city in southwest Iran. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of the project on decreasing the hazards of motorcycle accidents. Methods: Using a questionnaire,data for ICU admission rates, hospital costs ...  Read More

4. 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

  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

5. 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

  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

Review Article
1. Elements of Teamwork in Resuscitation: An Integrative Review

Mohammad Hosseini; Abbas Heydari; Hamidreza Reihani; Hossein Kareshki

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 19 December 2021

  Objective: To identify the elements of teamwork in resuscitation, an integrative review and synthesize current primary studies conducted. Methods: PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science, and Embase, as well as Google Scholar search engine were searched from November 2015 to March 2020 to review previously published ...  Read More

Review Article
2. Survival to Discharge Rate and Favorable Neurological Outcome Related to Gender, Duration of Resuscitation and First Document of Patients In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: A Systematic Meta-Analysis

Afshin Goodarzi; Mahnaz Khatiban; Alireza Abdi; Khodayar Oshvandi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 02 February 2022

  Objective: To investigate the relationship between outcomes and demographic-clinical variables in in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA). Methods: The Medline database was searched along with Google Scholar, Scopus, Web of Science, and Persian language database without time limitation until January ...  Read More

Case Report
3. Traumatic Cervical Vertical Translational Injury: A Case Report

Keyvan Eghbal; Maziar Oveisee; Javad Safaee; Saber Zafar Shamspour; Arash Saffarian; Abbas Rakhsha

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 25 July 2021

  Traumatic cervical translational injury is a notably rare and highly unstable subtype of type C sub-axial cervical spine injury with high morbidity and mortality rates. Hereby, we report a 41-years-old man who was a case of multiple trauma due to car rollover. He was completely conscious, complaining ...  Read More

Case Report
4. A Case Report: Surgical Removal of Missing Guide Wire, Is it the Best Intervention?

Rahimeh Eskandarian; Abolfazl Abdollahpour; Shahrzad Aghaamoo; Narges Amini; Hoda Zangian; Kamran Ghods

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 02 August 2021

  Nowadays, the use of central venous catheter insertion (CVC), has abundantly increased. It is a common technique in critically ill patients who are admitted to intensive care and emergency departments in order to hemodynamic monitoring and fluid and medication administration. In this report, ...  Read More

Case Report
5. Small Bowel Obstruction As a Consequence of Peritoneal Tuberculosis

Amir Hossein Shams; Mohammad Hadi Niakan; Mahsa Ahadi; Majid Rasekhi Nejad; Samane Sardar Kermani

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

  Peritoneal tuberculosis (PTB) is a rare subset of extrapulmonary tuberculosis which account for only 0.5-1% of all cases. PTB diagnosis can be challenging due to nonspecific clinical manifestations. We present a known case of pulmonary tuberculosis that admitted to the surgery ward due to the ...  Read More

Case Report
6. Uncontrollable Bleeding Managed by Thoracic Gauze Packing in Blunt Traumatic Aortic Injury

Hamed Ghoddusi Johari; Seyed Arman Moein

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 20 November 2021

  Blunt traumatic aortic injury is a deadly phenomenon in traumatic injuries. Damage control is essential in the management of traumatic patients. We reported a 20-years-old man brought to the trauma center from a car turnover crash scene. Blunt traumatic aortic injury grade III was revealed ...  Read More

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