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Previous Research

Feasibility Testing of an Emergency Department Screening Tool to Identify Older Adults Appropriate for Palliative Care Consultation. Ouchi K, Block SD, Schonberg MA, Jamieson ES, Aaronson EL, Pallin DJ, Tulsky JA, Schuur JD.  J Palliat Med. 2016 Sep 15.

A prediction model to identify patients without a concerning intraabdominal diagnosis. Aaronson EL, Chang Y, Borczuk P.  Am J Emerg Med. 2016 Aug;34(8):1354-8.

Jaundice, Anemia, and Hypoxemia. Allister LM, Torres C, Schnall J, Bhatia K, Miller ES. J Emerg Med. 2016 Sep 29.

Effect of a Multidisciplinary Approach for the Management of Patients With Atrial Fibrillation in the Emergency Department on Hospital Admission Rate and Length of Stay.  Ptaszek LM, White B, Lubitz SA, Carnicelli AP, Heist EK, Ellinor PT, Machado M, Wasfy JH, Ruskin JN, Armstrong K, Brown DFM, Biddinger PD, Mansour M.  Am J Cardiol. 2016 Jul 1.

Evaluation of a ketamine-based anesthesia package for use in emergency cesarean delivery or emergency laparotomy when no anesthetist is available.  Burke TF, Nelson BD, Kandler T, Altawil Z, Rogo K, Imbamba J, Odenyo S, Pinder L, Lozo S, Guha M, Eckardt MJ.  Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2016 Aug 26.

Evaluating a novel neonatal-care assessment tool among trained delivery attendants in a resource-limited setting. Kassick ME, Chinbuah MA, Serpa M, Mazia G, Tang AM, Sagoe-Moses I, Taylor M, Dwomo-Fokuo A, Salifu N, Arhinful DK, Engmann C, Burke TF, Cofie P, Nelson BD. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2016 Aug 20.

Qualitative study of the role of men in maternal health in resource-limited communities in western Kenya.  Brubaker K, Nelson BD, McPherson H, Ahn R, Oguttu M, Burke TF.  Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2016 Aug 17.

Using low-cost Android tablets and instructional videos to teach clinical skills to medical students in Kenya: a prospective study.  O'Donovan J, Ahn R, Nelson BD, Kagan C, Burke TF. JRSM Open. 2016 Aug 1.

Provider experiences with improvised uterine balloon tamponade for the management of uncontrolled postpartum hemorrhage in Kenya.  Natarajan A, Alaska Pendleton A, Nelson BD, Ahn R, Oguttu M, Dulo L, Eckardt MJ, Burke TF.  Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2016 Jul 27.

Emergency Department Management of Hereditary Angioedema Attacks: Patient Perspectives.  Otani IM, Christiansen SC, Busse P, Camargo CA Jr, Zuraw BL, Riedl MA, Banerji A.  J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2016 Sep 21.

Toward an Objective Diagnostic Test for Bacterial Cellulitis. Pallin DJ, Bry L, Dwyer RC, Lipworth AD, Leung DY, Camargo CA Jr, Kupper TS, Filbin MR, Murphy GF. PLoS One. 2016 Sep 22.

Extended carboplatin infusion does not reduce frequency of hypersensitivity reaction at initiation of retreatment in patients with recurrent platinum-sensitive ovarian cancer.  Lax T, Dizon DS, Birrer M, Long A, Del Carmen M, Goodman A, Krasner C, Penson RT, Growdon W, Camargo CA Jr, Banerji A.  J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2016 Sep 15.

Cost and Utility of Microbiological Cultures Early After Intensive Care Unit Admission for Intracerebral Hemorrhage.  Elmer J, Yamane D, Hou PC, Wilcox SR, Bajwa EK, Hess DR, Camargo CA Jr, Greenberg SM, Rosand J, Pallin DJ, Goldstein JN, Takhar SS.  Neurocrit Care. 2016 Sep 7.

Screening for Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Older Adults in the Emergency Department. Betz ME, Arias SA, Segal DL, Miller I, Camargo CA Jr, Boudreaux ED. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 Sep 6.

Pharmacoepidemiological Study of Long-Acting β-agonist/Inhaled Corticosteroid Therapy and Asthma Mortality: Clinical Implications.  Camargo CA Jr, Davis KJ, Andrews EB, Stempel DA, Schatz M.  Clin Drug Investig. 2016 Aug 31.

Decline in Consultant Availability in Massachusetts Emergency Departments: 2005 to 2014. Sanders JL, Raja AS, Hasegawa K, Bittner J, Espinola JA, Olamiju B, Sullivan AF, Camargo CA Jr.  Ann Emerg Med. 2016 Aug.

Cohort Study of Severe Bronchiolitis during Infancy and Risk of Asthma by Age 5 Years. Balekian DS, Linnemann RW, Hasegawa K, Thadhani R, Camargo CA Jr. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2016 Aug 11.

Individual Factors, Neighborhood Social Context and Asthma at Age 5 Years. Vo P, Bair-Merritt M, Camargo CA Jr, Eisenberg S, Long W. J Asthma. 2016 Aug 2

Diet Assessment Methods in the Nurses' Health Studies and Contribution to Evidence-Based Nutritional Policies and Guidelines.  Hu FB, Satija A, Rimm EB, Spiegelman D, Sampson L, Rosner B, Camargo CA Jr, Stampfer M, Willett WC. Am J Public Health. 2016 Sep.

Atopic conditions are associated with food addiction in US women.  Drucker AM, Li WQ, Cho E, Li T, Flint AJ, Camargo CA Jr, Qureshi AA.  J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2016 Jul 12.

Smoking status and smoking cessation intervention among U.S. adults hospitalized for asthma exacerbation.  Bittner JC, Hasegawa K, Probst BD, Mould-Millman NK, Silverman RA, Camargo CA Jr.  Allergy Asthma Proc. 2016 Jul.

Failure of antibiotics in cellulitis trials: a systematic review and meta-analysis.  Obaitan I, Dwyer R, Lipworth AD, Kupper TS, Camargo CA Jr, Hooper DC, Murphy GF, Pallin DJ.  Am J Emerg Med. 2016 Aug.

Different associations between beta-blockers and other antihypertensive medication combinations with brachial blood pressure and aortic waveform parameters.  Sluyter JD, Hughes AD, Lowe A, Parker KH, Camargo CA Jr, Hametner B, Wassertheurer S, Scragg RK.  Int J Cardiol. 2016 Sep 15.

A clustering approach to identify severe bronchiolitis profiles in children. Dumas O, Mansbach JM, Jartti T, Hasegawa K, Sullivan AF, Piedra PA, Camargo CA Jr. Thorax. 2016 Aug.

Vitamin E and the risk of childhood asthma.  Strait RT, Camargo CA.  Expert Rev Respir Med. 2016 Aug.

Insulin resistance modifies the association between obesity and current asthma in adults.

Cardet JC, Ash S, Kusa T, Camargo CA Jr, Israel E.  Eur Respir J. 2016 Aug.

Opioid-related Policies in New England Emergency Departments.  Weiner SG, Raja AS, Bittner JC, Curtis KM, Weimersheimer P, Hasegawa K, Espinola JA, Camargo CA Jr. Acad Emerg Med. 2016 Sep.

Antibiotics Are the Most Commonly Identified Cause of Perioperative Hypersensitivity Reactions. Kuhlen JL Jr, Camargo CA Jr, Balekian DS, Blumenthal KG, Guyer A, Morris T, Long A, Banerji A.  J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2016 Jul-Aug.

Review Article: The Role of Molecular Pathological Epidemiology in the Study of Neoplastic and Non-neoplastic Diseases in the Era of Precision Medicine.  Ogino S, Nishihara R, VanderWeele TJ, Wang M, Nishi A, Lochhead P, Qian ZR, Zhang X, Wu K, Nan H, Yoshida K, Milner DA Jr, Chan AT, Field AE, Camargo CA Jr, Williams MA, Giovannucci EL.  Epidemiology. 2016 Jul.

Sex differences in the association between neck circumference and asthma.  Maltz L, Matz EL, Gordish-Dressman H, Pillai DK, Teach SJ, Camargo CA Jr, Hubal MJ, Behniwal S, Prosper GD, Certner N, Marwah R, Mansell DM, Nwachukwu F, Lazaroff R, Tsegaye Y, Freishtat RJ. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2016 Sep.

Acceptability and feasibility of the 'DASH for Asthma' intervention in a randomized controlled trial pilot study.  Blonstein AC, Lv N, Camargo CA, Wilson SR, Buist AS, Rosas LG, Strub P, Ma J. Public Health Nutr. 2016 Aug.

Prenatal Versus Postnatal Tobacco Smoke Exposure and Intensive Care Use in Children Hospitalized With Bronchiolitis.  Stevenson MD, Mansbach JM, Mowad E, Dunn M, Clark S, Piedra PA, Sullivan AF, Camargo CA Jr.  Acad Pediatr. 2016 Jul.

Cardiac Output Monitoring Managing Intravenous Therapy (COMMIT) to Treat Emergency Department Patients with Sepsis.  Hou PC, Filbin MR, Napoli A, Feldman J, Pang PS, Sankoff J, Lo BM, Dickey-White H, Birkhahn RH, Shapiro NI.  Shock. 2016 Aug.

Genetic Variants in CETP Increase Risk of Intracerebral Hemorrhage.  Anderson CD, Goldstein JN, 50 other people, Rosand J; Global Lipids Genetics Consortium and International Stroke Genetics Consortium..  Ann Neurol. 2016 Sep 22.

Noncontrast Computed Tomography Hypodensities Predict Poor Outcome in Intracerebral Hemorrhage Patients.  Boulouis G, Morotti A, Brouwers HB, Charidimou A, Jessel MJ, Auriel E, Pontes-Neto O, Ayres A, Vashkevich A, Schwab KM, Rosand J, Viswanathan A, Gurol ME, Greenberg SM, Goldstein JN.  Stroke. Epub 2016 Sep 6.

Association Between Serum Calcium Level and Extent of Bleeding in Patients With Intracerebral Hemorrhage.  Morotti A, Charidimou A, Phuah CL, Jessel MJ, Schwab K, Ayres AM, Romero JM, Viswanathan A, Gurol ME, Greenberg SM, Anderson CD, Rosand J, Goldstein JN.  JAMA Neurol. 2016 Sep 6.

Blood pressure burden and outcome in warfarin-related intracerebral hemorrhage.  Schlunk F, Chang Y, Ayres A, Battey T, Vashkevich A, Raffeld M, Rost N, Viswanathan A, Gurol ME, Schwab K, Greenberg SM, Rosand J, Goldstein JN.  Int J Stroke. 2016 Jul 26.

Association Between Hypodensities Detected by Computed Tomography and Hematoma Expansion in Patients With Intracerebral Hemorrhage.  Boulouis G, Morotti A, Brouwers HB, Charidimou A, Jessel MJ, Auriel E, Pontes-Neto O, Ayres A, Vashkevich A, Schwab KM, Rosand J, Viswanathan A, Gurol ME, Greenberg SM, Goldstein JN.  JAMA Neurol. 2016 Aug.

CT Angiography Spot Sign, Hematoma Expansion, and Outcome in Primary Pontine Intracerebral Hemorrhage.  Morotti A, Jessel MJ, Brouwers HB, Falcone GJ, Schwab K, Ayres AM, Vashkevich A, Anderson CD, Viswanathan A, Greenberg SM, Gurol ME, Romero JM, Rosand J, Goldstein JN.  Neurocrit Care. 2016 Aug.

Fractional exhaled nitric oxide levels in asthma-COPD overlap syndrome: analysis of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2007-2012.  Goto T, Camargo CA Jr, Hasegawa K. Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2016 Sep 7.

Nocturnal emergency department visits, duration of symptoms and risk of hospitalisation among adults with asthma exacerbations: a multicentre observational study.  Yasuda H, Hagiwara Y, Watase H, Hasegawa K; Japanese Emergency Medicine Network Investigators.  BMJ Open. 2016 Aug 12.

Improving Quality of Acute Asthma Care in US Hospitals: Changes Between 1999-2000 and 2012-2013. Hasegawa K, Tsugawa Y, Clark S, Eastin CD, Gabriel S, Herrera V, Bittner JC, Camargo CA Jr; MARC-37 Investigators. Chest. 2016 Jul.

Association of household siblings with nasal and fecal microbiota in infants.  Hasegawa K, Linnemann RW, Mansbach JM, Ajami NJ, Espinola JA, Fiechtner LG, Petrosino JF, Camargo CA Jr.  Pediatr Int. 2016 Sep 16.

Trends in Emergency Department Visits and Charges for Gout in the United States between 2006 and 2012.  Jinno S, Hasegawa K, Neogi T, Goto T, Dubreuil M.  J Rheumatol. 2016 Aug.

Advancing our understanding of infant bronchiolitis through phenotyping and endotyping: clinical and molecular approaches.  Hasegawa K, Dumas O, Hartert TV, Camargo CA Jr. Expert Rev Respir Med. 2016 Aug.

The Fecal Microbiota Profile and Bronchiolitis in Infants.  Hasegawa K, Linnemann RW, Mansbach JM, Ajami NJ, Espinola JA, Petrosino JF, Piedra PA, Stevenson MD, Sullivan AF, Thompson AD, Camargo CA Jr.  Pediatrics. 2016 Jul.

Evidence-based recommendations on the use of intravenous lipid emulsion therapy in poisoning. Gosselin S, Hoegberg LC, Hoffman RS, Graudins A, Stork CM, Thomas SH, Stellpflug SJ, Hayes BD, Levine M, Morris M, Nesbitt-Miller A, Turgeon AF, Bailey B, Calello DP, Chuang R, Bania TC, Mégarbane B, Bhalla A, Lavergne V.  Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2016 Sep 8.

Assessment of Right Ventricular Strain by Computed Tomography versus Echocardiography in Acute Pulmonary Embolism.  Dudzinski DM, Hariharan P, Parry BA, Chang Y, Kabrhel C.  Acad Emerg Med. 2016 Sep 24.

Multicenter Trial of Rivaroxaban for Early Discharge of Pulmonary Embolism From the Emergency Department (MERCURY PE): Rationale and Design.  Singer AJ, Xiang J, Kabrhel C, Merli GJ, Pollack C, Tapson VF, Wildgoose P, Peacock WF.  Acad Emerg Med. 2016 Aug 18.

Interactions of established risk factors and a GWAS-based genetic risk score on the risk of venous thromboembolism.  Crous-Bou M, De Vivo I, Camargo CA Jr, Varraso R, Grodstein F, Jensen MK, Kraft P, Goldhaber SZ, Lindström S, Kabrhel C.  Thromb Haemost. 2016 Sep 27.

What is the effect of venous thromboembolism and related complications on patient reported health-related quality of life? A meta-analysis.  Lubberts B, Paulino Pereira NR, Kabrhel C, Kuter DJ, DiGiovanni CW.  Thromb Haemost. 2016 Aug 30.

A Multidisciplinary Pulmonary Embolism Response Team: Initial 30-Month Experience With a Novel Approach to Delivery of Care to Patients With Submassive and Massive Pulmonary Embolism. Kabrhel C, Rosovsky R, Channick R, Jaff MR, Weinberg I, Sundt T, Dudzinski DM, Rodriguez-Lopez J, Parry BA, Harshbarger S, Chang Y, Rosenfield K.  Chest. 2016 Aug.

Impact of a State Law on Physician Practice in Sports-Related Concussions.  Flaherty MR, Raybould T, Jamal-Allial A, Kaafarani HM, Lee J, Gervasini A, Ginsburg R, Mandell M, Donelan K, Masiakos PT.  J Pediatr. 2016 Sep 2.

Hypophosphatemia in Enterally Fed Patients in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit: Common but Unrelated to Timing of Initiation or Aggressiveness of Nutrition Delivery.  Fuentes E, Yeh DD, Quraishi SA, Johnson EA, Kaafarani H, Lee J, King DR, DeMoya M, Fagenholz P, Butler K, Chang Y, Velmahos G.  Nutr Clin Pract. 2016 Aug 25.

"One-way-street" streamlined admission of critically ill trauma patients reduces emergency department length of stay.  Fuentes E, Shields JF, Chirumamilla N, Martinez M, Kaafarani H, Yeh DD, White B, Filbin M, DePesa C, Velmahos G, Lee J.  Intern Emerg Med. 2016 Jul 29.

 The Association of Age With Short-Term and Long-Term Mortality in Adults Admitted to the Intensive Care Unit.  Seethala RR, Blackney K, Hou P, Kaafarani HM, Yeh DD, Aisiku I, Tainter C, deMoya M, King D, Lee J.  J Intensive Care Med. 2016 Jul 11.

Emergency Department Utilization Report to Decrease Visits by Pediatric Gastroenterology Patients. Lee J, Greenspan PT, Israel E, Katz A, Fasano A, Kaafarani HM, Linov PL, Raja AS, Rao SK.  Pediatrics. 2016 Jul.

Perioperative risk factors impact outcomes in emergency versus nonemergency surgery differently: Time to separate our national risk-adjustment models?  Bohnen JD, Ramly EP, Sangji NF, de Moya M, Yeh DD, Lee J, Velmahos GC, Chang DC, Kaafarani HM.  J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 Jul.

Goal Directed Focused Ultrasound Milestones Revised: A Multi-organizational Consensus. Nelson M, Abdi A, Adhikari S, Boniface M, Bramante RM, Egan DJ, Fields JM, Leo MM, Liteplo AS, Liu R, Nomura JT, Pigott DC, Raio CC, Ruskis J, Strony R, Thom C, Lewiss RE.  Acad Emerg Med. 2016 Aug 13.

The Society of Clinical Ultrasound Fellowships: An innovation in the point of care ultrasound fellowship application process.  Lewiss RE, Adhikari S, Carmody K, Fields JM, Hunt P, Liteplo AS, Nagdev A, Raio C, Gaspari R.  Am J Emerg Med. 2016 Jul.

Human Trafficking: The Role of Medicine in Interrupting the Cycle of Abuse and Violence. Macias-Konstantopoulos W.  Ann Intern Med. 2016 Aug 9.

Retained Lumbar Bullet: A Case Report of Chronic Lead Toxicity and Review of the Literature. Bustamante ND, Macias-Konstantopoulos WL.  J Emerg Med. 2016 Jul


Sudden Weakness in A Young Healthy Man.  Rousseau LA, Liu SW, Bhatia K, Miller ES.  J Emerg Med. 2016 Sep 19.

Reaching Out of the Box: Effective Emergency Care Requires Looking Outside the Emergency Department.  Dworkis DA, Peak DA, Ahn J, Joseph TA, Bernstein E, Nadel ES.  West J Emerg Med. 2016 Jul.

Yield of CT Pulmonary Angiography in the Emergency Department When Providers Override Evidence-based Clinical Decision Support.  Yan Z, Ip IK, Raja AS, Gupta A, Kosowsky JM, Khorasani R. Radiology. 2016 Sep 30

Outcome of patients receiving CPR in the ED of an urban academic hospital.  Chokengarmwong N, Ortiz LA, Raja A, Goldstein JN, Huang F, Yeh DD.  Am J Emerg Med. 2016 Aug.

The 2016 Academic Emergency Medicine Consensus Conference, "Shared Decision-making in the Emergency Department: Development of a Policy-relevant Patient-centered Research Agenda" Diagnostic Testing Breakout Session Report.  Barrett TW, Rising KL, Bellolio MF, Hall MK, Brody A, Dodd KW, Grieser M, Levy PD, Raja AS, Self WH, Weingarten G, Hess EP, Hollander JE.  Acad Emerg Med. 2016 Jul 12.

Prevalence and Diagnostic Performance of Isolated and Combined NEXUS Chest CT Decision Criteria. Raja AS, Mower WR, Nishijima DK, Hendey GW, Baumann BM, Medak AJ, Rodriguez RM.  Acad Emerg Med. 2016 Aug.

Critical access hospital ED to quaternary medical center: successful implementation of an integrated Picture Archiving and Communications System for patient transfers by air and sea. Prabhakar AM, Harvey HB, Brinegar KN, Raja AS, Kelly JR, Brink JA, Saini S, Oklu R.  Am J Emerg Med. 2016 Aug.

Assessment of Pediatric Neurotrauma Imaging Appropriateness at a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center. Rao S, Rao S, Rincon S, Caruso P, Ptak T, Raja AS, Prabhakar AM, Harvey HB. J Am Coll Radiol. 2016 Jul.

A Lumped-Parameter Subject-Specific Model of Blood Volume Response to Fluid Infusion. Bighamian R, Reisner AT, Hahn JO.  Front Physiol. 2016 Aug 31.

Number Needed to Meet: Ten Strategies for Improving Resident Networking Opportunities. Gottlieb M, Sheehy M, Chan T.  Ann Emerg Med. 2016 Jun 16.

Surgery Clerkship Evaluations Are Insufficient for Clinical Skills Appraisal: The Value of a Medical Student Surgical Objective Structured Clinical Examination.  Butler KL, Hirsh DA, Petrusa ER, Yeh DD, Stearns D, Sloane DE, Linder JA, Basu G, Thompson LA, de Moya MA.  J Surg Educ. 2016 Sep 27.

Epidural Steroid Injection Complicated by Intrathecal Entry, Pneumocephalus, and Chemical Meningitis.  Shah AK, Bilko A, Takayesu JK.  J Emerg Med. 2016 Sep.

Clinical Interventions to Reduce Preventable Hospital Readmission After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention.  Tanguturi VK, Temin E, Yeh RW, Thompson RW, Rao SK, Mallick A, Cavallo E, Ferris TG, Wasfy JH.  Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2016 Sep.