Submissions from 2011

Evaluation of proper above-the-diaphragm central venous catheter placement: the saline flush test., YT Liu and A Bahl

Survival interval in earthquake entrapments: research findings reinforced during the 2010 Haiti earthquake response., AG Macintyre, JA Barbera, and BP Petinaux

Adult asthma exacerbations and environmental triggers: a retrospective review of ED visits using an electronic medical record., L May, M Carim, and K Yadav

Self-reported incidence of skin and soft tissue infections among deployed US military., L May, C Porter, D Tribble, A Armstrong, and M Mostafa

Comparison of methods for measuring crowding and its effects on length of stay in the emergency department., ML McCarthy, R Ding, JM Pines, and SL Zeger

The past, present, and future of urgent matters: lessons learned from a decade of emergency department flow improvement., MS McClelland, D Lazar, V Sears, M Wilson, and B Siegel

Commentary: Emerging crash avoidance technology: what does it mean to my ED?., MP McKay

Variations in ambulance use in the United States: The role of health insurance, ZF Meisel, JM Pines, D Polsky, JP Metlay, and MD Neuman

Executive turnover: the influence of dispersion and other pay system characteristics., JG Messersmith, JP Guthrie, YY Ji, and JY Lee


Pandemic influenza and major disease outbreak preparedness in US emergency departments: a selected survey of emergency health professionals, Melinda J Morton, Edbert B Hsu, Sneha H Shah, Yu-Hsiang Hsieh, and Thomas D. Kirsch

Pandemic influenza and major disease outbreak preparedness in US emergency departments: a selected survey of emergency health professionals., Melinda J Morton, Edbert B Hsu, Sneha H Shah, Yu-Hsiang Hsieh, and Thomas D. Kirsch

Absolute lymphocyte count in the emergency department predicts a low CD4 count in admitted HIV-positive patients, AM Napoli, CM Fischer, JM Pines, H Soe-Lin, and M Goyal

Accuracy of radiographic readings in the emergency department., B Petinaux, R Bhat, K Boniface, and J Aristizabal

Emergency Medicine Joint Fellowship Curriculum, B Petinaux, K Douglass, J Lee, YT Liu, and KS Boniface

Interventions to improve patient-centered care during times of emergency department crowding, JC Pham, N Seth, J Hilton, RK Khare, and JP Smith


Seventy-two-hour returns may not be a good indicator of safety in the emergency department: a national study, Julius Cuong Pham, Thomas D. Kirsch, Peter Michael Hill, Katherine DeRuggerio, and Beatrice Hoffmann

Conference proceedings-improving the quality and efficiency of emergency care across the continuum: a systems approach., JM Pines and BR Asplin

Frequent users of emergency department services: gaps in knowledge and a proposed research agenda., JM Pines, BR Asplin, AH Kaji, RA Lowe, and DJ Magid

The financial consequences of lost demand and reducing boarding in hospital emergency departments., JM Pines, RJ Batt, JA Hilton, and C Terwiesch

International perspectives on emergency department crowding, JM Pines, JA Hilton, EJ Weber, AJ Alkemade, and H Al Shabanah

Executive summary: interventions to improve quality in the crowded emergency department., JM Pines and ML McCarthy

The crowding-effectiveness link: It doesn't matter how fast we deliver care if we don't deliver it right, JM Pines and ML McCarthy

Practical implications of implementing emergency department crowding interventions: summary of a moderated panel., JM Pines, RL Pilgrim, SM Schneider, B Siegel, and P Viccellio

Emergency care and the affordable care Act: How can we learn from the past to predict the future?, JM Pines, SM Schneider, and SL Bernstein

Incidental identification of right atrial mass using bedside ultrasound: cardiac angiosarcoma., A Pourmand and K Boniface

Online health information impacts patients' decisions to seek emergency department care., A Pourmand and N Sikka

Research priorities for palliative and end-of-life care in the emergency setting, TE Quest, BR Asplin, CB Cairns, U Hwang, and JM Pines

Human Sexuality and Health Professions Students-Lessons Learned from an Electronic Bulletin Board, C Samenow

ED technicians can successfully place ultrasound-guided intravenous catheters in patients with poor vascular access., E Schoenfeld, K Boniface, and H Shokoohi

Ultrasound-guided peripheral intravenous access in the emergency department: Patient-centered survey, E Schoenfeld, H Shokoohi, and K Boniface

Critical pathways for post-emergency outpatient diagnosis and treatment: Tools to improve the value of emergency care, JD Schuur, CW Baugh, EP Hess, JA Hilton, and JM Pines

Reduction of Central Venous Catheter Placement After an Emergency Department Technician-Performed Ultrasound-Guided Peripheral Vascular Access Program (abstract), H. Shokoohi and K. Boniface

The association between length of emergency department boarding and mortality., AJ Singer, HC Thode, and JM Pines

Association between upper extremity fractures and weight status in children, SA. Singer and LM. Ryan

Characterization of signaling function and expression of HLA class I molecules in medulloblastoma., C Smith, M Santi, EJ Rushing, R Cornelison, and TJ MacDonald

Ambulance diversion and survival among patients with acute myocardial infarction, OA Soremekun, DFM Brown, and JM Pines

Emergency medicine: an operations management view., OA Soremekun, C Terwiesch, and JM Pines

Achieving efficiency in crowded emergency departments: A research agenda, MJ Ward, H Farley, RK Khare, E Kulstad, and RL Mutter

Monitoring trends in dextromethorphan abuse using the National Poison Data System: 2000-2010, MD Wilson, RW Ferguson, ME Mazer, and TL Litovitz

Orbital fracture clinical decision rule development: burden of disease and use of a mandatory electronic survey instrument, K Yadav, E Cowan, S Wall, and P. Gennis

Trauma registries: History, logistics, limitations, and contributions to emergency medicine research, S Zehtabchi, DK Nishijima, MP McKay, and N Clay Mann

Evaluating Syndromic surveillance systems at institutions of higher education (IHEs): A retrospective analysis of the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic at two universities, Y Zhang, L May, and MA Stoto

Submissions from 2010

Analysis of Emergency Medical Services Activations in Shenandoah National Park from 2003 to 2007, J. Baker and M. P. McKay

Diphenhydramine dose-response: a novel approach to determine triage thresholds, BE Benson, MF Farooqi, W Klein-Schwartz, T Litovitz, and AN Webb

National patterns of risk-standardized mortality and readmission for acute myocardial infarction and heart failure update on publicly reported outcomes measures based on the 2010 release, SM Bernheim, JN Grady, Z Lin, Y Wang, and Y Wang

Electrocardiographic differential diagnosis of narrow QRS complex tachycardia: an ED-oriented algorithmic approach, M. P. Borloz, D. G. Mark, J. M. Pines, and W. J. Brady

Another look at Emergency Department HIV screening in practice: no need to revise expectations, J. Brown, M. Magnus, M. Czarnogosrki, and V. Lee

CD4 counts in patients diagnosed with HIV through routine HIV screening in two urban emergency departments, J Brown, DAE White, M Magnus, M Czarnogorski, and V Lee

Accountable Care Organizations: Implications for Antitrust Policy, T. Burke and S. Rosenbaum

Incorporating Evidence-based Medicine into Resident Education: A CORD Survey of Faculty and Resident Expectations, CR Carpenter, BG Kane, M Carter, R Lucas, and LG Wilbur

Trends in boarding of admitted patients in US Emergency Departments 2003-2005, B.G. Carr, J.E. Hollander, W.G. Baxt, E.M. Datner, and J.M. Pines

The effect of ED crowding on education, D.S. Cheung, J.J. Kelly, C. Beach, R.P. Berkeley, and R.A. Bitterman

National Survey of Emergency Department Alcohol Screening and Intervention Practices, RM Cunningham, SR Harrison, MP McKay, MJ Mello, and M Sochor

Emergency ultrasound usage among recent emergency medicine residency graduates of a convenience sample of 14 residencies, A. J. Dean, M. J. Breyer, B. S. Ku, A. M. Mills, and J. M. Pines

Emergency department lactate is associated with mortality in older adults admitted with and without infections, D.A. Del Portal, F. Shofer, M.E. Mikkelsen, P.J. Dorsey, and M. Goyal

Characterizing waiting room time, treatment time, and boarding time in the emergency department using quantile regression, R Ding, ML McCarthy, JS Desmond, JS Lee, and D Aronsky

Improving service quality by understanding emergency department flow: a White Paper and position statement prepared for the American Academy of Emergency Medicine, D. R. Eitel, S. E. Rudkin, M. A. Malvehy, J. P. Killeen, and J. M. Pines

Impact of time to antibiotics on survival in patients with severe sepsis or septic shock in whom early goal-directed therapy was initiated in the emergency department, D.F. Gaieski, M.E. Mikkelsen, R.A. Band, J.M. Pines, and R. Massone

Defining and measuring successful emergency care networks: A research agenda, SW Glickman, M Kit Delgado, JM Hirshon, JE Hollander, and TJ Iwashyna

Point-of-care testing at triage decreases time to lactate level in septic patients, M. Goyal, J. M. Pines, B. C. Drumheller, and D. F. Gaieski

Emergency Department Sickle Cell Assessment of Needs and Strengths (ED-SCANS), a Focus Group and Decision Support Tool Development Project, DA Handel, JA Hilton, MJ Ward, E Rabin, and FL Zwemer

Emergency department throughput, crowding, and financial outcomes for hospitals, DA Handel, JA Hilton, MJ Ward, E Rabin, and FL Zwemer

In reply, JM Howell and OL Eddy

Emergency department patient volume and troponin laboratory turnaround time, U Hwang, K Baumlin, J Berman, NK Chawla, and DA Handel

Summary of NIH medical-surgical emergency research roundtable held on April 30 to May 1, 2009, AH Kaji, RJ Lewis, and T Beavers-May

Impact on hospital functions following the 2010 Chilean earthquake, Thomas D. Kirsch, Judith Mitrani-Reiser, Richard Bissell, Lauren M Sauer, Michael Mahoney, William T Holmes, Nicolás Santa Cruz, and Francisco de la Maza


A piece of my mind. The line, Thomas D Kirsch and Margaret R Moon


Use of advanced radiology during visits to US emergency departments for injury-related conditions, 1998-2007, Frederick Kofi Korley, Julius Cuong Pham, and Thomas D. Kirsch

Coverage of obesity treatment: A state-by-state analysis of Medicaid and state insurance laws, JS Lee, JLO Sheer, N Lopez, and S Rosenbaum

Testing low-risk patients for suspected pulmonary embolism: a decision analysis, A.L. Lessler, J.A. Isserman, R. Agarwal, H.I. Palevsky, and J.M. Pines

In reply, AL Lessler and JM Pines

The performance of US hospitals as reflected in risk-standardized 30-day mortality and readmission rates for medicare beneficiaries with pneumonia, PK Lindenauer, SM Bernheim, JN Grady, Z Lin, and Y Wang

Are 2 smaller intravenous catheters as good as 1 larger intravenous catheter?, SF Li, M Cole, R Forest, M Chilstrom, and E Reinersman

Preventing battery ingestions: An analysis of 8648 cases, T Litovitz, N Whitaker, and L Clark

Emerging battery-ingestion hazard: Clinical implications, T Litovitz, N Whitaker, L Clark, NC White, and M Marsolek

Skin disorders at sea, R. Lucas, K. Boniface, and M. Hite

In response to .... Pre-excitation syndromes: diagnostic considerations, D. G. Mark, W. J. Brady, and J. M. Pines

Inhalant Abuse: Monitoring Trends by Using Poison Control Data, 1993-2008, M. R. Marsolek, N. C. White, and T. L. Litovitz

Assessing physicians' in training attitudes and behaviors during the 2009 H1N1 influenza season: A cross-sectional survey of medical students and residents in an urban academic setting, L. May, R. Katz, L. Johnston, M. Sanza, and B. Petinaux

Commentary: Women and Alcohol: Increasingly Willing to Drive While Impaired?, M. P. McKay

Commentary, MP McKay

National highway traffic safety administration (NHTSA) notes, MP McKay

Factors Associated With Non-Adherence With Early Goal-Directed Therapy In The Emergency Department, M. E. Mikkelsen, D. F. Gaieski, M. Goyal, A. N. Miltiades, and J. C. Munson

The impact of crowding on time until abdominal CT interpretation in emergency department patients with acute abdominal pain, A. M. Mills, B. M. Baumann, E. H. Chen, K.-Y. Zhang, and J. E. Hollander

Research priorities for administrative challenges of integrated networks of care, R Pilgrim, JA Hilton, E Carrier, JM Pines, and G Hufstetler

Book and media review: A View From Washington: Federal Policy in Relation to Allied Health Over Two Decades, JM Pines

The role of the society for academic emergency medicine in the development of guidelines and performance measures, JM Pines, C Fee, GJ Fermann, AA Ferroggiaro, and CB Irvin

The effect of physician risk tolerance and the presence of an observation unit on decision making for ED patients with chest pain, J.M. Pines, J.A. Isserman, D. Szyld, A.J. Dean, and C.M. McCusker

Postdischarge Adverse Events for 1-Day Hospital Admissions in Older Adults Admitted From the Emergency Department, J. M. Pines, J. Mongelluzzo, J. A. Hilton, J. E. Hollander, and F. S. Shofer

The effect of emergency department crowding on length of stay and medication treatment times in discharged patients with acute asthma, JM Pines, A Prabhu, JA Hilton, JE Hollander, and EM Datner

The effect of ED crowding on education, J.M. Pines, A. Prabhu, C.M. McCusker, and J.E. Hollander

The effect of emergency department crowding on analgesia in patients with back pain in two hospitals, J. M. Pines, F. S. Shofer, J. A. Isserman, S. B. Abbuhl, and A. M. Mills

120: A Prospective Cohort Study to Assess the Impact of Resident Education on Door to Disposition Time In a Community Teaching Hospital Emergency Department, A Pourmand, R Lucas, H Shokoohi, K Yadav, and M Fair

Commentary: A call for culture change in academic medicine, D Powell, JL Scott, M Rosenblatt, PB Roth, and L Pololi

Electrocardiographic manifestations of cardiac infectious-inflammatory disorders, M. Punja, D. G. Mark, J. V. McCoy, R. Javan, and J. M. Pines

159: Emergency Department Utilization by Individuals With a Mental Health Diagnosis as Compared to the Overall Emergency Department Population, J Riley, J Blanchard, M Sattarian, and C Amoh-Tonto

Correlation of Physician Experience with Admission Rates (abstract), M Sattarian, MJ Buns, and R. Shesser

The Effect of Hospital Census on Emergency Department Operations (abstract), M Sattarian and R Shesser

Mastitis and Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA): The Calm Before the Storm?, E. M. Schoenfeld and M. P. McKay

Weekend Emergency Department Visits in Nebraska: Higher Utilization, Lower Acuity, E. M. Schoenfeld and M. P. McKay