Validity of the Ratio of Pulmonary Artery Diameter to Aortic Diameter in the Diagnosis of Pulmonary Embolism in the Emergency Department

Dijan Tav Simsek; Cem Simsek; Irem Erdil; Halil Dogan; Dogac Niyazi Ozucelik

Volume 24, Issue 12 , 2022

Abstract
  Background: Pulmonary thromboembolism can be easily diagnosed with computed tomography (CT) and pulmonary angiography (CTPA). However, diagnosis is difficult since a contrast agent cannot be used. Several criteria are recommended for the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism (PE) with non-enhanced CT. Objectives: ...  Read More

Comparison of the Effectiveness of Haloperidol Injection and Oral Quetiapine to Control Delirium in Patients in the Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit - A Randomized Clinical Trial

Morteza Talebi Doluee; Zahra Abbasi Shaye; Mahdi Talebi; Abbas Farhadi

Volume 23, Issue 2 , 2021

Abstract
  Background: Delirium is a psychiatric syndrome observed among patients with critical psychiatric disorders. Haloperidol is now one of the first-line drugs for the treatment of delirium. However, quetiapine can be considered as an appropriate substitute in patients with a high risk of extrapyramidal symptoms ...  Read More

Atrial Electromechanical Delay of Patients with COPD in Acute and Stable Periods

Gokhan Perincek; Sema Avci; Ferdi Kahraman

Volume 23, Issue 2 , 2021

Abstract
  Background: The increased level of the airway and systemic inflammation, worsened clinical symptoms, and impaired lung functions are regarded as the characteristics of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The COPD may cause right/left ventricle dysfunction, pulmonary hypertension, and cor pulmonale. ...  Read More