Emergency Medicine International

Imaging and Resuscitation in Trauma

Publishing date
15 Jul 2011
Submission deadline
15 Jan 2011

1University Department of Emergency Medicine, Inselspital, University of Bern, 3010 Bern, Switzerland

2Trauma, Emergency Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA

3Trauma Audit and Research Network, University of Manchester and Manchester Medical Academic Health Sciences Center, Eccles Old Road, Salford M6 8HD, UK

4Department of Emergency Medicine, Salford Royal Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, University Hospital, University of Manchester, Salford M6 8HD, UK

5Division of Emergency Medicine, Stellenbosch University and University of Cape Town, Head: Emergency Medicine, Provincial Government of the Western Cape, South Africa

6Division of Emergency Radiology, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA

Imaging and Resuscitation in Trauma


Trauma is a great challenge for all healthcare systems, as it remains the leading cause of death among children and younger adults worldwide. In the United States, injury was the fifth leading cause of death, the fourth leading cause of hospitalization, and the leading cause of all emergency department visits in 2000. Similar numbers apply for Europe. In developing countries the trauma-death ratio is even higher. The total economic costs, including medical services, absence from work and resulting disabilities, and the socioeconomic burden are therefore enormous.

Apart from a few set algorithms like the ATLS guidelines that are applied throughout the world, a wide variety of different kinds of diagnostic and therapeutic approaches are used to face the problems related to trauma care. These approaches often based on local needs and standards are subject to substantial variations, but nevertheless may influence quality of treatment. In this age of immense pressure to deliver better results in trauma care, imaging and resuscitation techniques will play an increasingly important role in decreasing morbidity and mortality.

Therefore, this special issue will become an international forum for researchers to summarize their most recent developments and ideas in the field of trauma imaging and resuscitation. Special emphasis will be given to the technical and observational results obtained within the last five years. We invite authors to submit original research and review articles. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Prehospital imaging and resuscitation
  • EMS perspectives
  • (Massive) Transfusion Protocols
  • Surgical resuscitation (damage control procedures, etc.)
  • Interventional radiology
  • Noninterventional radiology (CT, MRI, FAST, etc.)
  • Critical care perspectives
  • Implementation of guidelines
  • Critical appraisal of existing guidelines and algorithms
  • Case reports of unique resuscitation strategies
  • Telemedicine and teleimaging
  • Trauma team training and simulation
  • Ethics in resuscitation

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/emi/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 313404
  • - Editorial

Imaging and Resuscitation in Trauma

Aristomenis K. Exadaktylos | Marc A. de Moya | ... | Robert A. Novelline
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 895674
  • - Review Article

The Role of Thrombelastography in Multiple Trauma

Victor Jeger | Heinz Zimmermann | Aristomenis K. Exadaktylos
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 161375
  • - Review Article

The Emergency Management and Treatment of Severe Burns

Melanie Stander | Lee Alan Wallis
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 848013
  • - Research Article

Blunt Cardiac Injury in Trauma Patients with Thoracic Aortic Injury

Rathachai Kaewlai | Marc A. de Moya | ... | Robert A. Novelline
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 741570
  • - Case Report

Isolated Transverse Sacrum Fracture: A Case Report

Cemil Kavalci | Gökhan Akdur | ... | Mehmet Tahir Gökdemir
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 279508
  • - Review Article

Micropower Impulse Radar: A Novel Technology for Rapid, Real-Time Detection of Pneumothorax

Phillip D. Levy | Tracey Wielinski | Alan Greszler
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 947327
  • - Case Report

Skull Base Osteomyelitis in the Emergency Department: A Case Report

Mustafa Burak Sayhan | Cemil Kavalci | ... | Eylem Sezenler
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