Mass casualty is defined as the condition in which there is a mismatch between requirements and resources available.

By organizational perspective, the critical issue is the rational use of available resources, in order to ensure the best treatment to the victims: the triage procedure is one of the main factors involved in this process. Mass casualty triage shows peculiar aspects related to the need of having to quickly and adequately assist the largest number of casualties. In Italy


La pancreatite acuta è una patologia di frequente osservazione in un pronto soccorso.

Nel 2013 sono stati pubblicati due articoli sulle linee guida e un articolo sulla revisione della classificazione di Atlanta della pancreatite acuta. Scopo di questa breve relazione è mettere a fuoco le principali raccomandazioni delle più importanti società scientifiche sull’argomento e i punti salienti della nuova classificazione della pancreatite acuta.

L’aderenza alle linee guida nel


Syncope in one of the most frequent ED complaining symptoms, nonetheless its management is still largely far from guidelines recommendations.

The high admission rates and the amount of unnecessary diagnostic tests, together with a low diagnostic accuracy, challenge physicians to critically reconsider ED syncope diagnostic pathways. Given that prognosis of syncope is related mainly to the presence of an underlying heart disease, several clinical decision rule and scores have been


The aim of this study was to value the opinions and perspective of health care professionals for the practice of family presence in the emergency setting. We conducted an interview with 328 doctors and nurses of Intensive Care (ICU), Emergency Department and ambulance emergency service (118) about the presence of family during the maneuvers and procedures in the setting of emergency.

We found some differences in the 3 different operative units, with considerably greater presence of


Itjem is the official italian scientific review for emergency medicine.

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Advisory Board: Michele Gulizia, Riccardo Lubrano, Marco Ranieri, Maria Pia Ruggieri, Roberta Petrino, Francesco Violi.

Editorial Board and Reviewers: Giancarlo Agnelli, Giancarlo Avanzi, Marco Baroni, Stefania Basili, Alessio Bertini, Francesco Buccelletti, Gian A. Cibinel, Roberto Cosentini, Fabio De Iaco, Andrea Fabbri, Paola Noto, Giovanni Ricevuti, Fernando Schiraldi, Danilo Toni.

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