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February 07, 2017

The retrospective, cross-sectional study was conducted over two years (2012 − 3) in six EDs in three states. It included physicians that had ≥ 200 encounters per site in two different EDs. “Admissions” were ED encounters resulting in admission to the hospital or transfer to another hospital. It concluded that in this sample, some ED physicians made similar admission decisions in different settings while others increased or decreased their admission rates up to 25% when practicing in a different ED.

December 22, 2016

As part of Medscapes Emergency Medicine Perspectives, Dr. Pines discusses Trump's impact with Dr. Glatter.

December 14, 2016

Increasing commercial launch frequency could mean more events that require emergency medical response and intervention. ... EMS providers need specialized education and training to respond to the unique threats to human health posed by high-altitude flight and spaceflight. Although high-altitude and suborbital flights are unlikely to result in impairment in nominal operations, the extreme flight environments encountered are associated with some unique medical risks.

December 13, 2016

Published in the December issue of REACH - Reviews in Human Space Exploration the paper discusses health risks associated with long-term exposure to space radiation including tissue damage, increased cancer risk, acute radiation syndrome, central nervous system defects, and many others.  It also looks at the differences between terrestrial and space radiation, recent knowledge developments regarding space radiation, and also potential countermeasures for protecting future human spaceflight explorers.

December 13, 2016

Dr. Pourmand, Davis, and Shokoohi co-authored this article about an uncommon cause of sore throat with ST segment elevation.

December 06, 2016

Reasearch coordinator, Lorne Richards, and 3rd year medical student Chloe Michel were also co-authors.

November 21, 2016

In this prospective observational study, 8 women with low risk pregnancy in the first trimester were recruited at an urban academic medical center. Participants received a mobile phone app with a connected digital weight scale and blood pressure cuff for at-home data collection for the duration of pregnancy. At-home data was assessed for abnormal values of blood pressure or weight to generate clinical alerts to the patient and provider. As measures of the feasibility of the system, participants were studied for engagement with the app, accuracy of remote data, efficacy of alert system, and patient satisfaction.

November 17, 2016

The objective of the study was to predict volume responsiveness and to assess the diagnostic accuracy of carotid flow time (FTc) with the change in hydration status, before and after a passive leg raise (PLR) maneuver. Co-authors included PGY3 resident Dr. Murteza Shahkolahi, resident and fellow alumnus Dr. Grant Berry, and Dr. Ali Pourmand.