Journal article

Seasonal variations of patients presenting dyspnea to emergency departments in Europe: Results from the EURODEM Study

Mehmet Akif Karamercan, Zerrin Defne Dundar, Mehmet Ergin, Oene Van Meer, Richard Body, Veli-Pekka Harjola, Franck Verschuren, Michael Christ, Adela Golea, Jean Capsec, Cinzia Barletta, Luis Garcia-Castrillo, Yusuf Ali Altunci, Yavuz Katirci, Anne-Maree Kelly, Said Laribi

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences | TUBITAK SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL TURKEY | Published : 2020


BACKGROUND/AIM: To describe seasonal variations in epidemiology, management and short-term outcomes of patients presenting to an emergency department (ED) with main complaint of dyspnea in Europe. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An observational prospective cohort study was performed in 66 European EDs which included consecutive patients presenting to EDs with dyspnea as the main complaint during three 72-hours study periods. Data was collected on demographics, co-morbidities, chronic treatment, pre-hospital treatment, mode of arrival of patient to ED, clinical signs at admission, treatment in the ED, ED diagnosis, discharge from ED and in-hospital outcome. RESULTS: The study included 2524 patients w..

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Awarded by Research Council of Lithuania

Funding Acknowledgements

The work of Justina Motiejunaite was supported by the Research Council of Lithuania (Grant No. MIP-049/2015), as well as by training grants from the French government, the Embassy of France in Lithuania, and the Erasmus Program.