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. Mortality Predictors in Covid-19 Positive Patients with Fractures: A Systematic Review

Arvind Kumar; Yawar Haider; Jigyasa Passey; Rizwan Khan; Sahil Gaba; Mukesh Kumar

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2021, Pages 51-59

  Objective: To analyze the factors associated with mortality in fracture patients with concomitant COVID-19 infection based on the available published data. Methods: Keywords such as “fracture” and “COVID or COVID-19” were searched through three major databases includes ...  Read More

Original Article
2. Impact and modifications of in-hospital trauma care workflow due to COVID 19 pandemic: Lessons learnt for the future

Gaurav Kaushik; Ankita Sharma; Dinesh Bagaria; Subodh Kumar; Sushma Sagar; Amit Gupta

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2021, Pages 60-66

  Objective: To describe the restructuring if in-hospital systems of care at a Level -1 trauma center in India and to analyze volume and patterns of injury for future preparedness as well as to institute preventive measures for specific injuries during health emergencies like COVID-19.Methods: The data ...  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

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2021, Pages 67-72

  Objective: To assess the possible factors associated with increasing risk of COVID-19 among EMTs. Methods: This study was a case-control study conducted in Tehran, Iran. Case group was consisted of confirmed COVID-19 EMTs based on the results of reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction and/or lung ...  Read More

Original Article
4. Ketamine Sub-Dissociative Dose Vs. Morphine Sulfate for Acute Pain Control in Patients with Isolated Limb Injuries in the Emergency Department: A Randomized, Double-blind, Clinical Trial

Hooman Esfahani; Zahra Khazaeipour; Arash Safaie; Seyed Mojtaba Aghili

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2021, Pages 73-79

  Objective: To compare the ketamine efficacy at a sub-dissociative morphine dose to reduce pain in isolated limb traumatic injuries. Methods: A double-blind randomized clinical trial study was carried out on patients referred to emergency departments (EDs) due to isolated limb traumatic injuries. Eligible ...  Read More

Original Article
5. Gender Differences in COVID-19 Deceased Cases in Jahrom City, South of Iran

Fatemeh Rahmanian; Naser Hatami; Marzieh Haghbeen; Rahim Raofi; Alireza Abbasi; Heshmatollah Shakeri; Poyan Keshavarz; Elham Rafiee; Mahdi Chegin; Esmaeel Rayad doost; Samaneh Abiri; Navid Kalani; Mahdi Foroughian; Mohsen Ebrahimi

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2021, Pages 80-85

  Objective: To evaluate the clinical and epidemiological features of deceased patients and comparing the discrepancies between male and female patients based on high prevalence of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), its irreversible effects and the rising mortality rate in Jahrom city. Methods: ...  Read More

Original Article
6. Exploring Barriers and Facilitators of Inter-Organizational Management in Response to Mass Casualty Traffic Incidents: A Qualitative Study

Seyed Javad Sadat; ardashir afrasiabifar; Davoud Khorasani-zavareh; Mohammad Javad Moradian; Mohammadreza Vafaeenasab; Abbas Ali Dehghani Tafti; Hossein Fallahzadeh; Mahsa Khodayarian

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2021, Pages 86-95

  Objective: To investigate and understand the current status of inter-organizational management in relief organizations as well as the relief organizations personnel behavior when facing mass traffic incidents (MCTI). The inter-organizational barriers and facilitators are also discussed in response ...  Read More

Surgical Techniques and Innovation
7. Scrub Sponge as A Wound Debridement Device

Mehdi Ayaz

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2021, Pages 96-100

  Introduction: Wound debridement is necessary before skin grafting or wound closure. Inappropriate wound bed preparation will led to graft rejection and sometimes catastrophic results, especially in large wounds,. Usage of popular debridement and excision devices such as dermatomes has some ...  Read More

Case Report
8. 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

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2021, Pages 101-104

  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 ...  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

  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

  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

  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

  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. Instructional Programs Influencing the Enhancement of the Knowledge Required by Volunteers in Disasters: A Systematic Review

Milad Ahmadi Marzaleh; Rita Rezaee; Mahmoudreza Peyravi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 13 April 2021

  Objective: To determine the instructional programs required by volunteers based on the studies carried out worldwide. Methods: A systematic search was carried out by PubMed, Cochran Library, Scopus, EMBASE, Science Direct, Web of Science and ProQuest databases between January 1970 and the ...  Read More

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