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) 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. Please do not submit case series, small site studies duplicating what is already known on this topic. Submit your article today.


Review Article
Elements of Teamwork in Resuscitation: An Integrative Review

Mohammad Hosseini; Abbas Heydari; Hamidreza Reihani; Hossein Kareshki

Volume 10, Issue 3 , July 2022, Pages 95-102

  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

Original Article
The Role of Surgical and Endovascular Repair of Blunt Traumatic Aortic Injury in the Modern Era: A Single-Center Experience

Hamed Ghoddusi Johari; Seyed Arman Moein; Ahmad Hosseinzadeh; Javad Kojuri; Amirhossein Roshanshad; Reza Shahriarirad

Volume 10, Issue 3 , July 2022, Pages 103-109

  Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of chest x-ray (CXR) in blunt traumatic aortic injury (BTAI) as a primaryimaging tool in trauma patients.Methods: We retrospectively reviewed our hospital records for blunt thoracic aortic injury patients who had atherapeutic intervention from January 2015 to February ...  Read More

Original Article
Effect of COVID-19 Pandemic on Incidence and Mortality Rate Due to Road Traffic Injury in Shiraz

Mahnaz Yadollahi; Mehrdad Karajizadeh; Najmeh Bordbar; Zahra Ghahramani; Leila Shayan

Volume 10, Issue 3 , July 2022, Pages 110-115

  Objective: To evaluate the effect of COVID-19 pandemic on the incidence and mortality rate of road trafficinjuries in Shiraz, Iran.Methods: This cross-sectional study was performed on the data of patients who admitted by road trafficaccidents 18 months before the outbreak of COVID-19 and 18 months after ...  Read More

Original Article
Transfer of the Long Head Biceps Tendon to Conjoined Tendon in Proximal Humerus Fractures with Cleavage or Comminution at the Bicipital Groove

Omid Reza Momenzadeh; Seyed Amirreza Mesbahi; Fatemeh sadat Azimi; Mohsen Mardani-Kivi

Volume 10, Issue 3 , July 2022, Pages 116-121

  Objective: To evaluate the clinical and radiographic findings of long head biceps tendon (LHBT) transfer intraumatic proximal humeral fractures with the biceps groove breakage or comminution.Methods: In this interventional study, subjects surveyed in terms of shoulder function, clinical signs of LHBTtendinitis, ...  Read More

Original Article
Comparison the Ability of Quantitative Trauma Severity Assessment Methods Based On GAP, RTS, and ISS Criteria in Determining the Prognosis of Accidental Patients

Behrang Khafafi; Omid Garkaz; Saeed Golfiroozi; Sahar Paryab; Laia Ashouri; Sevda daei; Hamid Reza Mehryar; Mousa Ghelichi-Ghojogh

Volume 10, Issue 3 , July 2022, Pages 122-127

  Objective: To compare the ability of quantitative trauma severity assessment methods based on Glasgow comascale, age, and arterial pressure (GAP), revised trauma score (RTS), and injury severity score (ISS) criteria indetermining the prognosis of accidental patients.Methods: This cross-sectional study ...  Read More

Original Article
Anxiety and Stress Seem Temporary during the Pneumonia COVID-19 Pandemic: A Survey on the Mental Health Status of Healthcare Workers

Hossein Abdolrahimzadeh fard; Roham Borazjani; Amir Hossein Shams; Vala Rezaee; Shiva Aminnia; Maryam Salimi; Mahsa Ahadi; Shahram Paydar; Shahram Bolandparvaz; Nikta Rabiei; Sanaz Zare; Leila Shayan; Mina Sadeghi

Volume 10, Issue 3 , July 2022, Pages 128-134

  Objective: To evaluate the presence/severity of depression, anxiety, and stress among health care workers(HCWs) who work on the specially allocated COVID-19 ward (Group A) and HCWs on the other wards(Group B).Methods: This questionnaire-based study was conducted from January 25 to February 28, 2021. ...  Read More

Case Report
Traumatic Cervical Vertical Translational Injury: A Case Report

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

Volume 10, Issue 3 , July 2022, Pages 135-137

  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
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

Volume 10, Issue 3 , July 2022, Pages 138-140

  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

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

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

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

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
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

Original Article
The Outcome Predictors of the Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury; A Cross-Sectional Study

Soheil Rafiee; Alireza Baratloo; Arash Safaie; Alireza Jalali; Khalil Komlakh

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 20 September 2022

  Objective: To probe the factors associated with the outcomes of traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients admittedto emergency department (ED).Methods: This is a cross-sectional study that data gathering was performed via census methods, retrospectively.During one year, all head injury’s patients who ...  Read More

Case Report
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
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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