Frontiers in Emergency Medicine: A work overview for 2022


In 2022, Frontiers in Emergency Medicine published 60 papers in four distinct issues with authors from various nationalities, including Mexico, Turkey, Egypt, India, Yemen, the USA, Palestine, Poland, Saudi Arabia, the Netherlands, the UAE, Algeria, Ethiopia, Jordan, Cameroon, the UK, and Iran. As we did last year, we decided to review and evaluate various aspects of our work in the previous year. In the year 2022, despite the not-yet-ended pandemic, COVID-19 apparently missed its priority as the hottest topic of research and it seems that researchers took time to focus on their main research lines. Therefore, we were able to publish articles in different fields and cover more topics; however, we still received so many papers on COVID-19 and published some of them, not only on treatment but also on other aspects of the disease, and also some case reports. We also published a letter in which the authors pointed to increased prevalence of bloodstream infection with Klebsiella species in patients with recent COVID-19 infection, which may be an interesting issue for further investigations. We had two other papers that were published as “Letter to the Editor”. One was related to blunt abdominal injuries in the National Trauma Registry of Iran, and the other was concerned with Eye emergencies during wars, which was published around the beginning of Russia's war against Ukraine. There were 25 published papers in 2022 that fulfilled the criteria of an original article. Of these, only 7 were focused on COVID-19, and the rest covered other topics including critical care, neurological emergencies, experimental studies, point of care ultrasound, cardiovascular emergencies, emergency department management topics, trauma, and prehospital emergency care. Interestingly, the most viewed article was the one in which a series of oleander poisoning cases were reported by a group of authors from India. In addition to original articles, there were also one umbrella review, one systematic review, and some other types of reviews that have their own value and specific audiences, in which some recommendations were reviewed by experts in the fields. Case presentation maybe the most popular part of the journals. We have various structures in this regard, so that we can respond to the passion of our addressees. We published 5 Case reports, and also 5 papers categorized as “case-based learning points”. However, there are some other structures available for those interested in sharing their experience with their patients, which we regularly suggest to the authors in the peer review process of their submissions. We are honored to have published a series of educational papers on “electrocardiogram interpretation”, all written by Jerry W. Jones as an invited author, and we are very grateful for his participation and companionship. We also intend to introduce historical aspects of emergency medicine in various countries; therefore, an editorial paper written by Ozgur Karcioglu was published, which points to the emergency medicine journey in Turkey. We are very eager to have this type of papers from other countries and we will certainly invite other experts in this regard.

1. Baratloo A. Frontiers in Emergency Medicine: A work overview for 2021. Front Emerg Med. 2022;6(2):e14.
2. Azizkhani R, Heydari F, Sadeghi A, Ahmadi O, Meibody AA. Professional quality of life and emotional well-being among healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic in Iran. Front Emerg Med. 2022;6(1):e2.
3. Aghajani MH, Sistanizad M, Toloui A, Neishaboori AM, Pourhoseingholi A, Maher A, et al. COVID-19 related hospitalization costs; assessment of influencing factors. Front Emerg Med. 2022;6(1):e3.
4. Saberian P, Seyed-Hosseini-Davarani S-H, Ramezani M, Mirbaha S, Zangi M, Aarabi S. Concomitant COVID-19 and acute ischemic stroke in patients transferred by emergency medical service during first wave of pandemic in Tehran, Iran; a cross-sectional study. Front Emerg Med. 2022;6(2):e23.
5. Asgardoon MH, Kazemi-Galougahi MH, Dehnavi AZ, Khodaei B, Behkar A, Dehpour AR, et al. Efficacy of Levamisole with Standard Care Treatment vs Standard Care in Clinical Presentations of Non-Hospitalized Patients with COVID-19: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Front Emerg Med. 2021;6(3):e33.
6. Nejad M-MM, Bagheri H, Mousavi SH, Salahshour F, Yazdi NA, Shekarchi B. Is prior use of renin-angiotensin system (RAS) inhibitors associated with more favourable outcome in COVID-19 hospitalized patients? Front Emerg Med. 2022;6(3):e34.
7. Aghajani MH, Haghighi M, Sistanizad M, Asadpoordezaki Z, Toloui A, Neishaboori AM, et al. Cardiac dysrhythmia in COVID-19 patients; occurrence and risk factors. Front Emerg Med. 2022;6(3):e37.
8. Emami KH, Najafi A, Mojtahedzadeh M, Moharari RS, Ahmadi A, Sharifinia H, et al. Ultrasonic cardiac output monitoring in intubated patients with and without COVID-19 in the ICU: a prospective cohort study. Front Emerg Med. 2022;6(2):e16.
9. Rasekhjahromi A, Jafarzadehjahromi Z, Kalani N, Babaarabi ZZ. Spontaneous pneumothorax in a pregnant woman with COVID-19: a case report. Front Emerg Med. 2022;6(1):e9.
10. Chaudhary D, Behera A, Sharma N. Renal mucormycosis following COVID-19 treatment with immune modulators: a case report. Front Emerg Med. 2022;6(1):e12.
11. Muluberhan N, Abdi S, Alemayehu A, Getachew M. Severe acute pancreatitis as a complication of COVID-19; a case report. Front Emerg Med. 2022;6(2):e25.
12. Chegini V, Omidi F, Shojaeian F, Hatamabadi H, Farshidgohar M. Rare presentation of COVID-19 in 6-year-old girl: myocarditis with severe restrictive diastolic dysfunction. Front Emerg Med. 2022;6(3):e40.
13. Bozorgmehr R, Enteshari K, Bagheri AK, Esfehani RJ, Abdollahimajd F. Cutaneous vasculitis following COVID-19 vaccination: a case-based review. Front Emerg Med. 2022;6(3):e41.
14. Ebadi Z, Ghadiri F, Asadollahzade E, Moghadasi AN. Herpes simplex encephalitis after receiving COVID-19 vaccine; a case report. Front Emerg Med. 2022;6(4):e56.
15. Mehrpour S, Kalhor N, Afshari S, Tabaraii R. Increased prevalence of bloodstream infection with Klebsiella species in patients with recent COVID-19 infection. Front Emerg Med. 2022;6(4):e46.
16. Salamati P, Baigi V. Reviewing blunt abdominal injuries in the National Trauma Registry of Iran. Front Emerg Med. 2022;6(2):e15.
17. Elgazzar AF, Abdella WS, Farahat RA. Eye emergency during wars; Take-home message for soldiers. Front Emerg Med. 2022;6(4):e45.
18. Albazee E, Alnifise M, Almahmoud L, Alsaeedi A, Al-balawi M, Alotaibi T, et al. Basic life support awareness level among medical students in Jordan: a cross-sectional study. Front Emerg Med. 2022;6(1):e1.
19. Heydari F, Isfahani MN, Meibody AA, Flechon-Meibody F, Shahabi J, Hashemi ST, et al. Acute kidney injury after successful cardiopulmonary resuscitation: risk factors and prognosis. Front Emerg Med. 2022;6(4):e47.
20. Hashemi B, Eshghi Z, Ghabousian A, Safari S. Evaluation of intoxication in patients with acute impaired consciousness using rapid urine test tape; a diagnostic accuracy study. Front Emerg Med. 2022;6(4):e51.
21. Hosseinzadeh N, Ala A, Rahnemayan S, Sadeghi-Hokmabadi E, Milani AG, Asenjan MR, et al. Demographic information and risk factors of stroke patients younger than 65 years old. Front Emerg Med. 2022;6(1):e4.
22. Diler Y, Ozdemir S, Altunok I, Eroglu SE. Relationship between seizures and metabolic acidosis: a prospective observational study. Front Emerg Med. 2022;6(2):e20.
23. Moradiha F, Farahmandrad S, Gholami H. Comparison of the effectiveness of ondansetron versus metoclopramide in hyperemesis gravidarum: a randomized clinical trial. Front Emerg Med. 2022;6(1):e5.
24. Alimohammadi H, Partovinezhad H, Aliniagerdroudbari E, Babaniamansour S, Partovinezhad E, Shojaee M. Antiemetic effect of ondansetron versus metoclopramide in nauseous isolated head trauma patients: a double-blind randomized clinical trial. Front Emerg Med. 2022;6(2):e19.
25. Khajavi MR, Mohammadyousefi R, Neishaboury M, Moharari RS, Etezadi F, Pourfakhr P. Early clinical experience with a new video laryngoscope (SANYAR®) for tracheal intubation in adults: a comparison clinical study. Front Emerg Med. 2022;6(3):e35.
26. Mehrpour S, Najafi A, Ahmadi A, Zarei T, Pleqi V, Basiri K, et al. Relationship of the optic nerve sheath diameter and repeated invasive intracranial pressure measures in traumatic brain injury patients; a diagnostic accuracy study. Front Emerg Med. 2022;6(1):e6.
27. Farzadi L, Bagheri-Hariri S, Mehrakizadeh A, Alshaikh FA, Larti F. Echocardiographic assessment of diastolic function in non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome patients and its association with in-hospital diagnosis. Front Emerg Med. 2022;6(2):e17.
28. Eskandari R, Torabi N, Athari S, Rezaei Y. Serum uric acid levels on admission and prognosis of acute coronary syndrome: a bi-institutional report. Front Emerg Med. 2022;6(2):e21.
29. Abbasian A, Farshidpour L, Chegin M, Mirkarimi T, Doosti-Irani A, Mirfazaelian H. Performance of CARE rule in ruling out acute coronary syndrome in non-traumatic chest pain, an external validation study. Front Emerg Med. 2022;6(4):e49.
30. Azizkhani R, Maghami-Mehr A, Isfahani MN. The effect of training on the promotion of emotional intelligence and its indirect role in reducing job stress in the emergency department. Front Emerg Med. 2022;6(2):e18.
31. Shirazi FB, Moslehi S, Rasouli MR, Masoumi G. Factors affecting simulators of the hospital emergency department during emergencies and disasters in Iran: a qualitative study. Front Emerg Med. 2022;6(3):e36.
32. Alhalimi AA, Almulhim KN. The ideal applicant to emergency medicine residency programs in Saudi Arabia; Program directors’ view. Front Emerg Med. 2022;6(4):e50.
33. Sultanoğlu H, Başaran A, Hekimoğlu A, Arslan ED, Özkan S. Ultrasound versus computed tomography scan findings in pediatric blunt abdominal traumas. Front Emerg Med. 2022;6(3):e31.
34. Jafari H, Askari R, Montazeralfaraj R, Pahlavanpoor SR, Alsadat Z. Developing and validating a checklist for assessing the performance of air ambulance services. Front Emerg Med. 2021;6(3):e32.
35. Baratloo A, Saberian P, Rezaie M, Kolivand P, Hasani-Sharamin P, Bahreini M. Frequency and types of workplace violence against emergency medical technicians: a cross-sectional study in Tehran, Iran. Front Emerg Med. 2022;6(4):e52.
36. Mani UA, Kumar M, Abbas H, Gupta P. A case series of oleander poisoning: challenges faced by emergency physicians in developing countries. Front Emerg Med. 2022;6(4):e48.
37. Baratloo A, Mohamadi M, Mohammadi M, Toloui A, Neishaboori AM, Alavi SN, et al. The value of predictive instruments in the screening of acute stroke: an umbrella review on previous systematic reviews. Front Emerg Med. 2022;6(3):e38.
38. Yousefifard M, Hosseini M, Oraii A, Vaccaro AR, Rahimi-Movaghar V. Severity assessment of impairment in spinal cord injury; a systematic review on challenging points about International Standards for Neurological Classification of Spinal Cord Injury. Front Emerg Med. 2022;6(2):e22.
39. Bah E, Njoume FE, Nague L, Mbozo’o YO, Dongmo A, Mback EL, et al. Early introduction of African medical students into scientific research: a viewpoint and literature review of the importance, barriers, and proposed solutions. Front Emerg Med. 2022;6(2):e24.
40. Ghabousian A, Safari S, Ansari N. Potential therapeutic approaches in paraquat poisoning: a narrative review. Front Emerg Med. 2022;6(1):e7.
41. Chardouli M, Yasinzadeh M, Meshkini M, Jalilvand H, Ghafouri HB, Sadeghi-Bazargani H, et al. A review on using ultrasound for evaluation of pediatric blunt abdominal trauma. Front Emerg Med. 2022;6(1):e8.
42. Amini K, Sahebnasagh A, Mojtahedzadeh M. Efficacy of lacosamide in the treatment of non-convulsive seizure and non-convulsive status epilepticus in septic patients: a narrative review Front Emerg Med. 2022;6(3):e39.
43. Mohammadzadeh N, Saeedi S, Rezayi S. Telemedicine and natural disasters: various services, requirements, challenges, and general framework. Front Emerg Med. 2022;6(4):e53.
44. Kao KD, Ahmed S, Pyala R, Alsabri M. Incident Reporting Systems: How did we get here and where should we go? A narrative review. Front Emerg Med. 2022;6(4):e54.
45. Mousazadeh R, Dehdilani M. Management of pregnant trauma patients in emergency department: a narrative review to provide the most recent evidence. Front Emerg Med. 2022;6(4):e55.
46. Chowdhury D. An interesting case of an atraumatic painful swollen limb in a pregnant woman. Front Emerg Med. 2022;6(1):e10.
47. Moghtadaie A, Yazdi SA, Ashraf H, Soleimani A. Acute electrocardiogram pseudoinfarction pattern and reversible left ventricular systolic dysfunction in a patient with diabetic ketoacidosis and hyperkalemia: a case report. Front Emerg Med. 2022;6(1):e11.
48. Abdolrazaghi H, Haghshomar M, Azadvari M. Brachial plexus injury following blunt trauma; an anatomical variation in electrodiagnostic findings. Front Emerg Med. 2022;6(2):e26.
49. Balafar M, Parsian Z, Rashid RJ, Elmdust N, Arjmandi H, Soleimanpour H. Double inferior vena cava with bilateral mild hydronephrosis: a rare case report. Front Emerg Med. 2022;6(2):e27.
50. Eid MM, Jaiganesh T. Spontaneous renal subcapsular hematoma; a case report and reviewing management options. Front Emerg Med. 2022;6(4):e57.
51. Hukan Y, Nayeem A, Malik MM. DRESS syndrome: carbamazepine induced anaphylactic shock. Front Emerg Med. 2022;6(2):e28.
52. Monge RA, Ocegueda TS. An atypical case of Guillain-Barré: overlap of Miller Fisher syndrome with pharyngeal-cervical-brachial variant. Front Emerg Med. 2022;6(3):e42.
53. Farhangian M, Ahmadi-Amoli H, Rahimpour E. Giant megacolon caused by anterior displacement of the anus in a 71-year-old woman. Front Emerg Med. 2022;6(3):e43.
54. Kalantari ME, Savadi H, Sherafati H, Bagherzadeh AA, Zandbaf T. Abdominal pain with oral pigmentations as a clue for Peutz-Jeghers syndrome. Front Emerg Med. 2022;6(4):e58.
55. Bourini MM, Hasasnah BB, Jobran AW, Matoor B, Benmelouka AY. Wegner's granulomatosis presented as fever and anuria. Front Emerg Med. 2022;6(4):e59.
56. Jones JW. Simple atrioventricular (AV) dissociation or AV dissociation caused by third degree AV block? Front Emerg Med. 2022;6(1):e13.
57. Jones JW. Five tips to help keep you from making a big mistake! Front Emerg Med. 2022;6(2):e29.
58. Jones JW. The Hexaxial Reference Grid: The emergency ECG interpreter’s most important tool. Front Emerg Med. 2022;6(3):e44-.
59. Jones JW. The meaning and importance of recording right-sided precordial leads. Front Emerg Med. 2022;6(4):e60.
60. Karcioglu O. Emergency medicine journey in Turkey: almost thirty years with humble enthusiasm. Front Emerg Med. 2022;6(3):e30.
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DOI 10.18502/fem.v7i1.11691
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