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Submissions from 2011

Evidence-based diagnostics: Adult septic arthritis, CR Carpenter, JD Schuur, WW Everett, and JM Pines

Emergency department crowding and time to care in patients with acute stroke, P Chatterjee, BL Cucchiara, N Lazarciuc, FS Shofer, and JM Pines

Nontargeted rapid human immunodeficiency virus screening provided by dedicated personnel does not adversely affect emergency department length of stay., N Coeller, I Kuo, and J Brown

Conceptualizing the multifaceted determinants of the duration of untreated psychosis, MT Compton and B Broussard

Radiation injury after a nuclear detonation: Medical consequences and the need for scarce resources allocation, AL DiCarlo, C Maher, JL Hick, D Hanfling, and N Dainiak

ACCF/AHA/AMA-PCPI 2011 performance measures for adults with coronary artery disease and hypertension: A report of the american college of cardiology foundation/American heart association task force on performance measures and the American medical association-physician consortium for performance improvement, J. Drozda, J.V. Messer, J. Spertus, B. Abramowitz, and K. Alexander

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Consensus-based recommendations for research priorities related to interventions to safeguard patient safety in the crowded emergency department., Christopher Fee, Kendall Hall, J Bradley Morrison, Robert Stephens, Karen Cosby, Rollin Terry J Fairbanks, Barbara Youngberg, Gail Lenehan, Jameel Abualenain, Kevin O'Connor, and Robert Wears

Gang members in the ED: What you believe may not be true, M Grewal, MP McKay, and AS Teitlebaum

Variations in crowding and ambulance diversion in nine emergency departments, DA Handel, J Pines, D Aronsky, N Genes, and AA Ginde

Using information technology to improve the quality and safety of emergency care, DA Handel, RL Wears, LA Nathanson, and JM Pines

National performance on door-in to door-out time among patients transferred for primary percutaneous coronary intervention, J Herrin, LE Miller, DF Turkmani, W Nsa, and EE Drye

Health care system planning for and response to a nuclear detonation, JL Hick, DM Weinstock, CN Coleman, D Hanfling, and S Cantrill

Cognitive impairment among older adults in the emergency department, KB Hirschman, HH Paik, JM Pines, CM McCusker, and MD Naylor

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Facilitating hospital emergency preparedness: introduction of a model memorandum of understanding, James G Hodge, Evan D Anderson, Thomas D. Kirsch, and Gabor D Kelen

The efficacy and value of emergency medicine: a supportive literature review., CJ Holliman, TM Mulligan, RE Suter, P Cameron, and L Wallis

Measures of crowding in the emergency department: A systematic review, U Hwang, ML McCarthy, D Aronsky, B Asplin, and PW Crane

A survey of the use of time-out protocols in emergency medicine, JJ Kelly, H Farley, C O'Cain, RI Broida, and K Klauer

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Computed tomography scan utilization in emergency departments: a multi-state analysis, Thomas D. Kirsch, Yu-Hsiang Hsieh, Lasantha Horana, Stephen G Holtzclaw, Michael Silverman, and Arjun Chanmugam

Improvements in door-to-balloon time in the United States, 2005 to 2010, HM Krumholz, J Herrin, LE Miller, EE Drye, and SM Ling

An administrative claims measure suitable for profiling hospital performance based on 30-day all-cause readmission rates among patients with acute myocardial infarction, HM Krumholz, Z Lin, EE Drye, MM Desai, and LF Han

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

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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

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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

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

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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