Luc J M Mortelmans

Summary

Affiliation: AZ KLINA
Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. doi Patients' and relatives' view on witnessed resuscitation in the emergency department: a prospective study
    Luc J M Mortelmans
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Klina Regional Hospital, Augustijnslei 100, B2930 Brasschaat, Belgium
    Eur J Emerg Med 17:203-7. 2010
  2. doi Should relatives witness resuscitation in the emergency department? The point of view of the Belgian Emergency Department staff
    Luc J M Mortelmans
    Department of Emergency Medicine, AZ KLINA, Brasschaat Belgium
    Eur J Emerg Med 16:87-91. 2009
  3. ncbi Carbon monoxide load in indoor carting
    Luc J M Mortelmans
    Departments of Emergency Medicine, AZ KLINA Augustijnslei 100, B2930 Brasschaat, Belgium
    Eur J Emerg Med 10:105-7. 2003
  4. ncbi Impact of lightning strikes on hospital functions
    Luc J M Mortelmans
    Department of Emergency Medicine and Security Consultant, AZ KLINA, Brasschaat, Belgium
    Prehosp Disaster Med 24:430-2. 2009
  5. doi Axis or Harris ring in odontoid fractures, old fashioned but not obsolete
    Luc J M Mortelmans
    Department of Emergency Medicine, AZ KLINA, Augustijnslei, Brasschaat, Belgium
    Eur J Emerg Med 16:214-6. 2009
  6. doi Seizures and hyponatremia after excessive intake of diet coke
    Luc J M Mortelmans
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Klina General Hospital, Brasschaat, Belgium
    Eur J Emerg Med 15:51. 2008
  7. ncbi Are Belgian senior medical students ready to deliver basic medical care in case of a H5N1 pandemic?
    Luc J M Mortelmans
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Klina General Hospital, Brasschaat, Belgium
    Prehosp Disaster Med 24:438-42. 2009
  8. ncbi Use of tramadol drip in controlling renal colic pain
    Luc J M Mortelmans
    Department of Emergency Medicine, AZ KLINA, Brasschaat, Belgium
    J Endourol 20:1010-5. 2006
  9. ncbi Spontaneous pneumomediastinum and myocarditis following Ecstasy use: a case report
    Luc J M Mortelmans
    Departments of Emergency Medicine, AZ KLINA, Brasschaat, Belgium
    Eur J Emerg Med 12:36-8. 2005
  10. ncbi Homeopathic products, not as innocent and safe as they seem? A case report
    Luc J M Mortelmans
    Departments of Emergency Medicine, AZ KLINA, B2930 Brasschaat, Belgium
    Eur J Emerg Med 11:242-3. 2004

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Publications14

  1. doi Patients' and relatives' view on witnessed resuscitation in the emergency department: a prospective study
    Luc J M Mortelmans
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Klina Regional Hospital, Augustijnslei 100, B2930 Brasschaat, Belgium
    Eur J Emerg Med 17:203-7. 2010
    ..The appropriateness of family witnessing resuscitation (FWR) is an ethical dilemma with most emergency care providers being opponents. We hypothesized that patients and their families prefer to witness resuscitation of their loved ones...
  2. doi Should relatives witness resuscitation in the emergency department? The point of view of the Belgian Emergency Department staff
    Luc J M Mortelmans
    Department of Emergency Medicine, AZ KLINA, Brasschaat Belgium
    Eur J Emerg Med 16:87-91. 2009
    ..To assess the opinion of Belgian Emergency Department (ED) staff regarding family-witnessed resuscitation (FWR)...
  3. ncbi Carbon monoxide load in indoor carting
    Luc J M Mortelmans
    Departments of Emergency Medicine, AZ KLINA Augustijnslei 100, B2930 Brasschaat, Belgium
    Eur J Emerg Med 10:105-7. 2003
    ..The effects of carbon monoxide exposure during indoor carting should thus not be underestimated, and healthcare workers should be aware of the possible risks...
  4. ncbi Impact of lightning strikes on hospital functions
    Luc J M Mortelmans
    Department of Emergency Medicine and Security Consultant, AZ KLINA, Brasschaat, Belgium
    Prehosp Disaster Med 24:430-2. 2009
    ..There are very few ways to prepare for induction problems. The use of fiber-optic networks can limit damage. To the knowledge of the authors, these are the first cases of lightning striking hospitals in medical literature...
  5. doi Axis or Harris ring in odontoid fractures, old fashioned but not obsolete
    Luc J M Mortelmans
    Department of Emergency Medicine, AZ KLINA, Augustijnslei, Brasschaat, Belgium
    Eur J Emerg Med 16:214-6. 2009
    ..0087). The axis ring can be a useful diagnostic tool in identifying low odontoid fractures on cross-table cervical spine X-rays. It is easy to teach and should be included in X-ray-based C-spine clearing protocols...
  6. doi Seizures and hyponatremia after excessive intake of diet coke
    Luc J M Mortelmans
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Klina General Hospital, Brasschaat, Belgium
    Eur J Emerg Med 15:51. 2008
    ..To our knowledge this is the first report of seizures due to excessive diet coke intake...
  7. ncbi Are Belgian senior medical students ready to deliver basic medical care in case of a H5N1 pandemic?
    Luc J M Mortelmans
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Klina General Hospital, Brasschaat, Belgium
    Prehosp Disaster Med 24:438-42. 2009
    ..A legal base for their actions should also be provided. Ethical guidelines on rights and duties in case of a pandemic should be prepared by an international, multidisciplinary group of experts...
  8. ncbi Use of tramadol drip in controlling renal colic pain
    Luc J M Mortelmans
    Department of Emergency Medicine, AZ KLINA, Brasschaat, Belgium
    J Endourol 20:1010-5. 2006
    ..Our hypothesis was that a continuous intravenous (IV) drip of tramadol would be an effective and safe alternative...
  9. ncbi Spontaneous pneumomediastinum and myocarditis following Ecstasy use: a case report
    Luc J M Mortelmans
    Departments of Emergency Medicine, AZ KLINA, Brasschaat, Belgium
    Eur J Emerg Med 12:36-8. 2005
    ..Emergency physicians should be aware of the risk, especially if a drug user presents with neck emphysema, difficulty in swallowing, and precordial crepitations or thoracic pain. Ecstasy, similarly to cocaine, can induce cardiac symptoms...
  10. ncbi Homeopathic products, not as innocent and safe as they seem? A case report
    Luc J M Mortelmans
    Departments of Emergency Medicine, AZ KLINA, B2930 Brasschaat, Belgium
    Eur J Emerg Med 11:242-3. 2004
    ..This case among other reports in the literature proves that homeopathic products are not as safe and harmless as they seem. Medical professionals as well as the public should be aware of this...
  11. ncbi Acute post-traumatic tension gastrothorax, a tension pneumothorax-like injury
    Luc J M Mortelmans
    Department of Emergency Medicine, AZ KLINA, Brasschaat, Belgium
    Eur J Emerg Med 10:344-6. 2003
    ..We only found two cases in the literature. We present here two other cases from our practice, with a review on the literature on post-traumatic diaphragmatic hernias...
  12. ncbi Are Belgian hospitals prepared for an H5N1-pandemic?
    Harald G De Cauwer
    Department of Neurology, Klina Regional Hospital, Brasschaat, Belgium
    Eur J Emerg Med 14:204-6. 2007
    ..We studied whether Belgian hospitals are able to deal with H5N1-influenza infected patients in the case of a pandemic. Many patients, including children, may require artificial ventilation within 48 h after admission...
  13. pmc Improving tetanus prophylaxis in the emergency department: a prospective, double-blind cost-effectiveness study
    Muriel Stubbe
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Erasme Hospital, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Route de Lennik, 808, 1070 Brussels, Belgium
    Emerg Med J 24:648-53. 2007
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  14. ncbi Differential diagnosis between viral and bacterial meningitis in children
    Harald G De Cauwer
    Department of Neurology, Klina Regional Hospital, Brasschaat, Belgium
    Eur J Emerg Med 14:343-7. 2007
    ..The results of peripheral blood and spinal fluid analysis are not 100% accurate. We tried to find a useful 'bedside' decision-making tool, based on laboratory results readily available at the emergency department...