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Are your residents and faculty involved in research?


Yes. A major goal of our department is to encourage and facilitate faculty and resident research. At any given time there are approximately 15 active research projects in progress. Our department also participates in national, multi-center trials. Residents may participate in ongoing faculty research or design and complete research ideas of their own.


Do residents have time for research?


During the PGY-2 year, each resident completes a research curriculum, during which they learn about reading the medical literature, basic research design, statistics, and writing, and they participate in research and IRB meetings. In addition, one advantage of a four year program is having more elective time to complete projects.


What kind of support do you have?


We have a faculty Research Director, Greg Hendey, MD (ghendey@fresno.ucsf.edu) who is responsible for facilitating research by the residents and other faculty. We also have a full-time Research Coordinator, and a departmental budget for funding projects. Through UCSF Fresno we have local access to a statistician, epidemiologist, and a medical media center for posters and illustrations. We also have plenty of computer hardware and software, along with access to great databases from the hospital, trauma system, and EMS. Our department fully funds trips to present research abstracts at state and national meetings, and our residents and faculty present at state and national meetings such as SAEM, ACEP, Western SAEM, and CAL/ACEP every year.



Our Assistant Research Director is Patil Armenian, MD.  She is board certified in Emergency Medicine and Toxicology and is an active researcher, working on projects in Fresno and collaborating with researchers in San Francisco.   She is an enthusiastic teacher and adds a fresh perspective to our research team.  




Svetlana Bagdasarov, MPH is our Research Coordinator.  She joins us after finishing work as a program coordinator for the NIH-sponsored project, Research Infrastructure in Minority Institutions.  She completed her undergraduate work and Masters in Public Health at Fresno State, and we’re fortunate to have her organizing our research program. 




Do you have laboratory space available?


Yes. There are basic science laboratory and animal research facilities available through Veteran's Hospital in Fresno. These sites are supported by UCSF. Further the opportunity to perform large animal research is available through the veterinary program at California State University, Fresno.


CITI Human Subjects Protection Training


Everyone involved in a research program needs to complete an educational module on the ethical treatment of human subjects in a research study, and the one recommended by our IRB can be found at the following link:  https://www.citiprogram.org/default.asp

You'll need to register with a user name and password so that it can keep track of your progress through the module.
Scroll down to UCSF in section 1, and choose the "basic human subjects - biomedical" course.  Good luck!


What kind of projects are you doing?


The research interests of the faculty are diverse and include topics within the areas of EMS, toxicology, wilderness medicine, ultrasound, diagnostic testing, and various clinical emergency medicine projects.  Examples of current research projects include:



List of Publications




Darracq MA, Cullen J, Rentmeester L, Cantrell FL, Ly BT. Orbeez: The Magic Water Absorbing Bead-Risk of Pediatric Bowel Obstruction? Pediatr Emerg Care. 2014 Dec 3. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25474093

Bivins HG, Comes JA. Stevens-Johnson Syndrome. In Rosen & Barkin’s 5-Minute Emergency Medicine Consult 5th edition, Wolters Kluwer, 2014:1076-1077.

Huntington S, Heppner J, Vohra R, Mallios R, Geller RJ. Serious adverse effects from single-use detergent sacs: report from a U.S. statewide poison control system. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2014 Mar;52(3):220-5. PMID: 24580062.

Schmitt ER. Fever and Bacteremia. In Berkowitz CD, Ed. Berkowitz’s Pediatrics: A
Primary Care Approach 5th edition. American Academy of Pediatrics, 2014:333-40.

Schmitt ER, Gausche-Hill M. Male Genitourinary Problems. Schafermeyer R, Tenenbein M, Macias C, et al. (eds) In Pediatric Emergency Medicine 4th edition. McGraw-Hill, 2014:473-479.

Vohra R, Rangan C, Bengiamin R. Sonographic signs of snakebite. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2014 Nov; 52(9):948-51. PMID: 2522917

Schneir A, Ly BT, Casagrande K, Darracq M, Offerman SR, Thornton S, Smollin C, Vohra R, Rangun C, Tomaszewski C, Gerona RR. Comprehensive analysis of "bath salts" purchased from California stores and the internet. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2014 Aug; 52(7):651-8. PMID: 25089721

Tainter CR, Bunch S, Manini AF, Sallustio S, Acharya JK. Dietary practices revealed with radiography: pictures worth a thousand words. J Emerg Med. 2014 Jul; 47(1):78-80. PMID: 24613224


Spano S, Campagne D, Stroh G, Shalit M. A Lightning Multiple Casualty Incident in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Wilderness Environ Med. 2014 Sep 30. PMID: 25281586


Campagne DD, Manternach S. Ear drainage after trauma. West J Emerg Med. 2014 Jul; 15(4):363. PMID: 25035730


Smith-Bindman R, Aubin C, Bailitz J, Bengiamin RN, Camargo CA Jr, Corbo J, Dean AJ, Goldstein RB, Griffey RT, Jay GD, Kang TL, Kriesel DR, Ma OJ, Mallin M, Manson W, Melnikow J, Miglioretti DL, Miller SK, Mills LD, Miner JR, Moghadassi M, Noble VE, Press GM, Stoller ML, Valencia VE, Wang J, Wang RC, Cummings SR. Ultrasonography versus computed tomography for suspected nephrolithiasis. N Engl J Med. 2014 Sep 18;371(12):1100-10. PMID: 25229916


Banh K, Ramirez R, Thabit C. Effectiveness of Emergency Medicine in Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships. Medical Education Online 2014; 19:25429 http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/meo.v19.25429.


Spano S, Reagle Z, Evans T. In reply to symptomatic hypotonic hyponatremia presenting at high altitude. Wilderness Environ Med. 2014;25(3):363-364. PMID: 24882657


Rodriguez R, Baumann B, Raja A, Langdorf M, Anglin D, Bradley R, Medak A, Mower W, Hendey G:  Diagnostic Yields, Charges, and Radiation Dose of Chest Imaging in Blunt Trauma EvaluationsAcademic Emergency Medicine 2014;21(6):644-650. PMID: 25039548.


Armenian P, Gerona RR.  The electric Kool-Aid NBOMe test: LC-TOF/MS confirmed 2C-C-NBOMe (25C) intoxication at Burning Man.  American Journal of Emergency Medicine 2014 Apr 26. [Epub ahead of print]   PMID: 24908444


Malla G, Basnet B, Vohra R, Herrforth C, Adhikari S, Bhandari A. Thoraco- abdominal impalement injury: a case report. BMC Emerg Med. 2014 Mar 4;14:7. doi:  10.1186/1471-227X-14-7. PMID: 24592862; PMCID: PMC3984728


Grazier MR, Armenian P, Vohra R: Illicit Distribution of Prescription Drugs: Report of Inadvertent Chloroquine Toxicity and a Market Survey of Businesses Serving Ethnic Minority Populations in Central California. Ann Pharmacother. 2014 May 19. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24842857


Darracq MA, Young M:  Novel Anticoagulants Should NOT Be Recommended for
High-Risk Activity. Wilderness and Environmental Medicine 2014 Apr 11 [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24731831.


Zanoni S, Carstairs S, Darracq MA:  Altered Mental Status Due to Pruno
Intoxication. Journal of Emergency Medicine 2014 Mar 26. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24680101.


Darracq MA, Toy JM, Chen T, Mo C, Cantrell FL:  A retrospective review of isolated gliptin-exposure cases reported to a state poison control system. Clinical Toxicology (Phila). 2014 Mar;52(3):226-30. PMID: 24580063.


Thornton SL, Darracq M, Lo J, Cantrell FL:  Castor bean seed ingestions: A state-wide poison control system's experience. Clinical Toxicology (Phila). 2014 Apr;52(4):265-8. PMID: 24579983.


Zanoni S, Siefert JA, Darracq MA:  Atrial fibrillation with rapid ventricular response resulting from low-voltage electrical injury. Journal of Emergency Medicine 2013 Nov;45(5):e149-51. PMID: 23937813.


Darracq MA, Clark RF, Jacoby I, Vilke GM, DeMers G, Cantrell FL:  Disaster preparedness of poison control centers in the USA: a 15-year follow-up study. Journal of Medical Toxicology 2014 Mar;10(1):19-25. PMID:23842905; PMCID: PMC3951635.


Lo JC, Darracq MA, Clark RF: A Review of Methylene Blue Treatment for Cardiovascular Collapse. The Journal of Emergency Medicine 2014 Feb 6 [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24508113


Riddell J, Case A, Wopat R, Beckham S, Lucas M, McClung C, Swadron S:  Sensitivity of Emergency Bedside Ultrasound to Detect Hydronephrosis in Patients with Computed Tomography-proven Stones.  Western Journal of Emergency Medicine 2014;15(1):96-100. PMID 24578772.


Platts-Mills TF, Owens ST, McBride JM: A Modern-Day Purgatory: Older Adults in the Emergency Department with Nonoperative Injuries.  Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2014 Jan 21 [Epub ahead of print].


Armenian P, Kearney TE. Pediatric ergot alkaloid exposures reported to the California Poison Control System: 1997-2008Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2014 Feb 16. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24528175


Lipman GS, Weichenthal L, Harris NS, McIntosh SE, Cushing T, Caudell MJ, Macias DJ, Weiss EA, Lemery J, Ellis MA, Spano S, McDevitt M, Tedeschi C, Dow J, Mazzorana V, McGinnis H, Gardner AF, Auerbach PS. Core Content for Wilderness Medicine Fellowship Training of Emergency Medicine Graduates. Academic Emergency Medicine 2014; PMID: 24438590


Spano SJ, Reagle Z, Evans T: Symptomatic hypotonic hyponatremia presenting at high altitude. Wilderness Environ Med. 2014 Mar;25(1):69-74. PMID: 24411978


Spano SJ, Dimock B: They Had Me in Stitches: A Grand Canyon River Guide's Case Report and a Review of Wilderness Wound Management Literature. Wilderness Environ Med. 2014 Jan 10. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24418453


Spano SJ, Vohra R, Macias F: Long-Term Complications of Rattlesnake Bites: A Telephone Survey From Central California. Wilderness Environ Med. 2014 Feb 4. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24507436


Weichenthal L, Alhadi S: Where wilderness, medicine, technology, and religion collide. Wilderness Environ Med. 2014 Mar;25(1): 56-9. PMID: 24388858


Langdorf M, Khan N, Zuabi N, Bithell C, Reed K, Rowther A, Anderson C, Lotfipour S, Medak A, Anglin D, Hendey G, Raja A, Baumann B, Nishijima D, Mower W, Bradley R, Villar J, Rodriquez R:  Prevalence and Clinical Import of Thoracic Injury Identified by Chest CT but not Chest Xray in Blunt Trauma Patients (abstract). Academic Emergency Medicine 2014;21(5):S182.

Rodriguez R, Perez M, Anglin D, Langdorf M, Raja A, Hendey G, Bradley R, Medak A, Mower W, Nishijima D, Baumann B:  Low Mortality with Current CT Diagnosis of Sternal Fracture (abstract).  Academic Emergency Medicine 2014;21(5):S183. 

Perez M, Rodriguez R, Baumann B, Raja A, Langdorf M, Anglin D, Bradley R, Medak A, Mower W, Hendey G, Nishijima D:  Diagnosis and Work-Up of Cardiac Contusion Among Trauma Patients with Sternal Fracture (abstract).  Academic Emergency Medicine 2014;21:S244. 


Brueggemann K, Comes, J.  Diplopia. Wolfson A et al. (ed) In Harwood-Nuss Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine 6th ed. 2014;352-4.


Comes J, Rund DA, Basheer Lotfi-Fard. Anxiety Disorders and Panic Attack. Wolfson A et al. (ed) In Harwood-Nuss Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine 6th ed. 2014;804-5.


Comes J, Rund DA, Basheer Lotfi-Fard. Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder. Wolfson A et al. (ed) In Harwood-Nuss Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine 6th ed. 2014;806-7.





Malla G, Basnet B, Vohra R, Lohani SP, Yadav A, Dhungana V. Parenteral organophosphorus poisoning in a rural emergency department: a case report. BMC Res Notes. 2013 Dec 9;6:524. PMID: 24321121

Budhram G, Bengiamin R, et al: Abdominal Pain. Marx J, et al. (ed) In Rosen's Emergency Medicine: Concepts & Clinical Practice, 8th Edition, Mosby Elsevier, 2013:223-231.


Darracq MA, Thornton SL, Do HM, Bok D, Clark RF, Cantrell FL:  Utilization of hyperinsulinemia euglycemia and intravenous fat emulsion following poison center recommendations. Journal of Medical Toxicology 2013 Sep;9(3):226-30. PMID: 23412936; PMCID: PMC3770986


Alhadi SA, Ruegner R, Snowden B, Hendey GW:  Urinalysis is an Inadequate Screen for Rhabdomyolysis.  American Journal of Emergency Medicine 2013 Nov 4. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24332910


Kessler C, Shakeel F, Hern HG, Jones JS, Comes J, Kulstad C, Gallahue FA, Burns BD, Knapp BJ, Gang M, Davenport M, Osborne B, Velez LI. A Survey of Handoff Practices in Emergency Medicine. Am J Med Qual. 2013 Sep 26. PMID: 24071713


Young MF, Hern HG, Alter HJ, Barger J, Vahidnia F.  Racial differences in receiving morphine among prehospital patients with blunt trauma.  J Emerg Med 2013 Jul;45(1):46-52.


Ilgen JS, Bowen JL, McIntyre LA, Banh KV et al. Comparing Diagnostic Performance and the Utility of Clinical Vignette-Based Assessment Under Testing Conditions Designed to Encourage Either Automatic or Analytic Thought. Acad Med 2013 Oct;88(10):1545-1551.


Alhadi S, Tiwari A, Vohra R, Gerona R, Acharya J, Bilello K. High times, low sats: diffuse pulmonary infiltrates associated with chronic synthetic cannabinoid use. J Med Toxicol. 2013 Jun;9(2):199-206. 


Basnet B, Vohra R, Bhandari A, Pandey S. Road traffic accidents in Kathmandu--an hour of education yields a glimmer of hope. Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med. 2013 Mar 21;21:19. 


Rodriguez RM, Anglin D, Langdorf MI, Baumann BM, Hendey GW, Bradley RN, Medak AJ, Raja AS, Juhn P, Fortman J, Mulkerin W, Mower WR:  NEXUS Chest: Validation of a Decision Instrument for Selective Chest Imaging in Blunt Trauma.  JAMA Surgery 2013 Aug 7 [Epub ahead of print].  PMID: 23925583


Kea B, Gamarallage R, Vairamuthu H, Fortman J, Lunney K, Hendey G, Rodriguez R: What is the Clinical Significance of Chest Computed Tomography When the Chest X-ray Result is Normal in Patients with Blunt Trauma?  American Journal of Emergency Medicine 2013 Jun 21. [Epub ahead of print]


Vajner JE 3rd, Lung D:  Case Files of the University of California San Francisco Medical Toxicology Fellowship: Acute Chlorine Gas Inhalation and the Utility of Nebulized Sodium Bicarbonate.  Journal of Medical Toxicology 2013 May 30. [Epub ahead of print].   


Spano S, Macias F, Snowden B, Vohra R:  Snakebite Survivors Club: Retrospective Review of Rattlesnake Bites in Central California. Toxicon. 2013;69:38–41.


Schmitt ER, Ngai SS, Gausche-Hill M, Renslo R: Twist and Shout! Pediatric Ovarian Torsion Clinical Update and Case Discussion. Pediatric Emergency Care. 2013 Apr;29(4):518-523.


Chinnock B, Hendey G, Minnigan H, Butler J, Afarian H:  Clinical Impression and Ascites Appearance Do Not Rule Out Bacterial PeritonitisJournal of Emergency Medicine 2013 Mar 6.  [Epub ahead of print].  PMID 23473819.


Urdaneta A, Stroh G, Teng J, Snowden B, Barrett T, Hendey G: Cervical Spine Injury: Analysis and Comparison of Patients by Mode of Transportation. Journal of Emergency Medicine 2013;44(2):287-291. Epub 2012 Aug 20. PMID: 22917652


Dart RC, Bogdan G, Heard K, Bartelson BB, Garcia-Ubbelohde W, Bush S, Arnold T, Clark RC, Hendey GW, Holstege C, Spradley EA: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial of a Highly Purified Equine F(ab)2 Antibody Black Widow Spider Antivenom. Annals of Emergency Medicine 2013 Feb 1. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 23380292.


Rodriguez R, Anglin D, Langdorf M, Baumann B, Hendey G, Bradley R, Medak A, Raja A, Juhn P:  NEXUS Chest: Validation of a Decision Instrument for Selective Chest Imaging in Blunt Trauma (abstract).  Academic Emergency Medicine 2013;20(5):S5.


Raja A, Anglin D, Langdorf M, Baumann B, Hendey G, Bradley R, Medak A, Mower W, Rodriguez R:  Derivation of a Decision Instrument for Selective Chest Imaging in Patients with Falls from Standing (abstract).  Academic Emergency Medicine 2013;20(5):S50-51.

Rodriguez R, Langdorf M, Anglin D, Kea B, Baumann B, Bradley R, Raja A, Medak A, Mower W, Hendey G:  Diagnostic Yields of Chest Imaging in Blunt Trauma (abstract).  Academic Emergency Medicine 2013;20(5):S57.

Bailitz J, Hoffman B, Nolting L, Budhram G, Cosby K, Bengiamin R, Baty G, Summers S, Ferre R, Hunt P:  Accuracy of Emergency Medicine Residents during Completion of the American College of Emergency Physicians Minimum Ultrasound Training Benchmarks: A Multicenter Multiple Application Longitudinal Validation Study (abstract).  Academic Emergency Medicine 2013;20(5):S9.

Spano S, Shalit M, Stroh G:  Intranasal Midazolam is a Viable Alternative to Intravenous Midazolam for Prehospital Seizure (abstract).  Academic Emergency Medicine 2013;20(5):S21.


Banh K: Diagnosis: Facial Ischemia after Hyaluronic Acid Injection. Journal of Emergency Medicine 2013;(44)1:169-170. PMID: 21958454


Heppner J, Vohra R:  Household "Hazmat"  Pediatric Emergency Care 2013 Jun;29(6):773-7. PMID: 23736077


Kessler C, Shakeel F, Hern G, Jones JS, Comes J, Kulstad C, Gallahue FA, Burns BD, Knapp BJ, Gang M, Davenport M, Osborne B, Velez LI.  An Algorithm for Transition of Care in the Emergency Department.  Academic Emergency Medicine 2013;20:605-610  PMID 23758308


Comes JC.  Ankle Dislocations.  In Reichman EF, Emergency Medicine Procedures.  2nd ed, McGraw-Hill, 2013, 577-582.


Lewiss R, Pearl M, Nomura J, Baty G, Bengiamin R, Duprey K, Stone M, Theodoro D, Akhtar S:  CORD?AEUS: Consensus Document for the Emergency Ultrasound Milestone Project. Academic Emergency Medicine 2013;20:740-745.


Manternach S, Armenian P: Finger injury. Emergency Medicine Journal 2013 Aug 30. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 23996790






Ackerman SL, Tebb K, Stein JC, Frazee BW, Hendey G, Schmidt LA, Gonzales R: Benefit or Burden? A Sociotechnical Analysis of Diagnostic Computer Kiosks in Four California Hospital Emergency Departments. Social Science and Medicine 2012;75(12):2378-2385. Epub 2012 Sep 26. PMID: 23063214


Wu AH, Gerona R, Armenian P, French D, Petrie M, Lynch KL. Role of liquid chromatography-high-resolution mass spectrometry (LC-HR/MS) in clinical toxicology. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2012 Aug 13. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22888997


Armenian P, Mamantov TM, Tsutaoka BT, Gerona RR, Silman EF, Wu AH, Olson KR. Multiple MDMA (Ecstasy) Overdoses at a Rave Event: A Case Series. J Intensive Care Med. 2012 May 28. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22640978 


Banh K, James S, Hendey G, Snowden B, Kaups K: Single-Dose Etomidate for Intubation in the Trauma Patient. Journal of Emergency Medicine 2012;43(5):e277-282. PMID: 22560133


Hakkarinen DK, Banh KV, Hendey GW: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Identifies Occult Hip Fractures Missed by 64-slice Computed Tomography. Journal of Emergency Medicine 2012;43(2):303-307. PMID: 22459594


Weichenthal L, Spano S, Horan B, Miss J:  Improvised Traction Splints:  A Wilderness Medicine Tool or Hindrance?  Wilderness and Environmental Medicine 2012;23:61-64.


Weichenthal L, Monarrez L:  Acute Vision Loss.  Annals of Emergency Medicine 2012;59(4):e7-8.


Spano S, Burg M. An Unusual Case of Otorrhagia.  Journal of
Emergency Medicine
2012;42(6): e149–e150.


Hendey G:  In reply to The Captain Morgan Technique for the Reduction of the Dislocated Hip (letter).  Annals of Emergency Medicine 2012;60(1):135-136.


Diffley M, Armenian P, Gerona R, Reinhartz O, Avasarala K.  Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia found in an adolescent after a methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) and marijuana-induced cardiac arrest.
Critical Care Medicine
2012;40(7):2223-6.  PMID: 22584762


Le H, Burg M. An Unusual Case of Otorrhagia.  Journal of Emergency Medicine 2012;42(6):e129–e131.


H.G. Hern, C. Kessler, B. Burns, J. Comes, M. Davenport, F. Gallahue, M. Gang, J. Jones, B. Knapp, C. Kulstad:  35 Current Handoff Practices in EM Residencies: A Targeted Needs Assessment and Opportunities for Future Education: Is There a Need for Transition? Annals of Emergency Medicine, Volume 60, Issue 5, November 2012, Pages S174-S175


Vohra R, Bengiamin R, Rangan C:  Sonographic signs of Snakebite.  Clinical Toxicology. 2012;50, New York, NY.  





Armenian P, Gerona RR, Blanc PD, Wu AH, Mookherjee S:  5-Oxoprolinemia Causing Elevated Anion Gap Metabolic Acidosis in the Setting of Acetaminophen Use. J Emerg Med. 2011 Oct 4. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 21978879


Weichenthal L, Allen J, Davis KP, Campagne D, Snowden B, Hughes S:  Lightning Safety Awareness of Visitors in Three California National Parks.  Wilderness& Environmental Medicine 2011;22(3):257-61. Epub 2011 Jul 21. PMID: 21778092


Sullivan C, Murano T, Comes J, Smith JL, Katz ED:  Emergency Medicine Directors’ Perceptions on Professionalism: A Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors Survey. Academic Emergency Medicine 2011;18(10):S97-103. PMID: 21999565


Stein JC, Navab B, Frazee B, Tebb K, Hendey G, Maselli J, Gonzales R:  A Randomized Trial of Computer Kiosk-expedited Management of Cystitis in the Emergency Department. Academic Emergency Medicine 2011;18(10):1053-9. PMID: 21996070


Rubio S, Weichenthal L, Andrews J:  Motion Sickness: Comparison of Metoclopramide and Diphenhydramine to PlaceboPrehosp Disaster Med 2011; 26(4):1-5. PMID: 22008228


Hendey G, Avila A:  The Captain Morgan Technique for the Reduction of the Dislocated Hip.  Annals of Emergency Medicine 2011;58(6):536-540.  Epub 2011 Aug 12. PMID: 21839540


Vohra R, Seefeld A, Cantrell FL, Clark RF:  Salvia Divinorum:  Exposures Report to a Statewide Poison Control System Over 10 Years.  Journal of Emergency Medicine 2011; 40(6):643-650. PMID: 19765944


Rodriguez RM, Hendey G, Mower W, Kea B, Fortman J, Merchant G, Hoffman JR: Derivation of a Decision Instrument for Selective Chest Radiography in Blunt Trauma.  Journal of Trauma 2011;71(3):549-553. PMID: 21045745


Hendey G, Dery RA, Barnes RL, Snowden B, Mentler P: A Prospective, Randomized, Trial of Phenobarbital Versus Benzodiazepines for Acute Alcohol Withdrawal. American Journal of Emergency Medicine 2011;29(4):382-5. Epub 2010 Mar 25. PMID: 20825805


Delaney KA, Givens ML, Vohra RB:  Use of RIFLE Criteria to Predict the Severity and Prognosis of Acute Kidney Injury in Emergency Department Patients with Rhabdomyolysis.  Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2011 May 4.  [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 21549548


Menchine MD, Wiechmann W, Peters AL, Arora S:  Trends in Diabetes-related Visits to US EDs from 1997-2007.  American Journal of Emergency Medicine 2011, May 11. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 21570241


Chinnock B, Khaletskiy A, Kuo K, Hendey G:  Ultrasound-guided Reduction of Distal Radius Fractures. Journal of Emergency Medicine 2011;40(3):308-312.  Epub 2009 Dec 3. PMID: 19959315


Weichenthal L, Hendey G: The Effect of Mandatory Nurse Ratios on Patient Care in an Emergency Department. Journal of Emergency Medicine 2011;40:76-81.  Epub 2009 Apr 3.  PMID: 19345043


Chinnock B, Gomez R, Hendey G: Peritoneal Fluid Cultures Rarely Alter Management in Patients with AscitesJournal of Emergency Medicine 2011;40(1):21-21. Epub 2008 Sep 23. PMID: 19959315


Lung D, Lynch K, Agrawal S, Armenian P, Banh K:  Adult Female With Rash on Lower Extremities.  Images.  Annals of Emergency Medicine 2011;57(3):307-311. PMID: 21353913


Schmitt, Comes J:  Book Review of “Critical Decision in Emergency and Acute Care Electrocardiography,” Brady WJ, Truwit JD.  Journal of Emergency Medicine 2011;40(6):719.


Schmitt E, Stroh G, Shalit M, Campagne D.  Intraosseous Access for Neonatal and Newborn Resuscitation in the National Park Service.  Letter to the Editor, Prehospital and Disaster Medicine; July-August Issue 2011. PMID: 22107779


Sullivan C, Murano T, Comes J, Smith JL, Katz ED:  Emergency Medicine Directors’ Perceptions on Professionalism: A Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors Survey (abstract). Academic Emergency Medicine 2011;18:S57.


Banh K. Diagnosis: Facial Ischemia after Hyaluronic Acid Injection. Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2011 Sep 27. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 21958454






Oyama LC, Kwon M, Fernandez MA, Fernández-Frackelton M, Campagne DD, Castillo EM, Lin M:  Inaccuracy of the Global Assessment Score in the Emergency Medicine Standard Letter of Recommendation. Academic Emergency Medicine 2010;17:S38–S41.


Takhar SS, Hendey G:  Orthopedic Illnesses in Patients with HIVEmergency Medicine Clinics of North America 2010;28:335-342.


Platts-Mills TF, Hendey G, Ferguson B: Teleradiology Interpretations of Emergency Department Computed Tomography ScansJournal of Emergency Medicine 2010;38:188-195.


Fox JC, Anderson CL, Ahmed SS, McDonough J, Wiechmann W, Waters M, Barajas G, Lotfipour S:  Effect of a medical student emergency ultrasound clerkship on number of emergency department ultrasoundsWestern Journal of Emergency Medicine 2010;11(1):31-4.


Gharahbaghian L, Hindiyeh R, Langdorf M, Vaca F, Anderson C, Kahn J, Wiechmann W, Lotfipour S:  The effect of emergency department observational experience on medical student interest in emergency medicine. Journal of Emergency Medicine 2010 April 8 [Epub ahead of print].


Spano S, Burg MD:  Book Review of “Evidence-based Emergency Care, Diagnostic Testing and Clinical Decision Rules,” Pines J, Everett W.  Journal of Emergency Medicine 2010;38:408–410.


Ruegner R, Bengiamin RN:  Inferior Vena Cava Thrombosis in a Postpartum Patient with Abdominal Pain.  Academic Emergency Medicine 2010 Apr 13.


Ruegner R, Alhadi S, Snowden B, Hendey G:  Alanine Aminotransferase and Aspartate Aminotransferase As Screening Tests for Rhabdomyolysis (abstract).  Academic Emergency Medicine 2010;17:S49.


Urdaneta A, Teng J, Stroh G, Barrett T, Hendey G, Snowden B:  A Comparison of Cervical Spine Injury Patterns in Patients Transported to the Emergency Department by EMS and Private Vehicle (abstract).  Academic Emergency Medicine 2010;17:S78.


Snowden B, James S, Banh K, Hanifi A:  Single-dose Etomidate for Intubation in the Trauma Patient (abstract).  Academic Emergency Medicine 2010;17:S76.


Ruegner R, Alhadi S, Snowden B, Hendey G:  Urinalysis Is an Inadequate Screen for Rhabdomyolysis (abstract).  Academic Emergency Medicine 2010;17:S45.


Campagne D, Stroh G, Shalit M, Purgason C, Snowden B:  Wilderness Preparedness in High-Altitude Sojourners in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (abstract).  Academic Emergency Medicine 2010;17:S171.


Snowden B, Pitcher T, Bethel D, Shalit S, Stroh G:  Standard Ring Cutters Are Ineffective for Removing Modern Hard Metal Rings (abstract).  Academic Emergency Medicine 2010;17:S81.


Jones C, Bengiamin R.  Review of Challenger Fundamentals: EM Ultrasound, by Deutchman, Kendall, and Stahmer.  Journal of Emergency Medicine 2010;39:126-127. 


Regacho K.  Review of Plastic Surgery Emergencies: Principles and Techniques, by Bullocks, Hsu, Izaddoost, Hollier, Stal.  Journal of Emergency Medicine 2010;39:127. 


Spano S:  Book Review of “Patient Safety in Emergency Medicine,” Croskerry P, Crosby K, Schenkel S, Wears R.  Journal of Emergency Medicine 2010;39:267.


Weichenthal L, Spano S, Horan B, Schmitt E:  EMS in Rural and Wilderness Areas. In Tintinalli J, et al. (ed): EMS, A Practical Global Guidebook, Shelton, Conneticut, People's Medical Publishing House--USA, 2010:575-587.


Spano S, Burg MD: An Unusual Case of Otorrhagia. Journal of Emergency Medicine 2010 July 7. [Epub ahead of print]


Vohra R, Wananukul W, Dawson AH. Postcards from Beijing: Annual Meeting Abstracts. Journal of Medical Toxicology, 6(3), pp 360-366.


Vohra R, Salazar A, Cantrell FL, Fernando R, Clark RF:  The poison pen: bedside diagnosis of urinary diquat.  Journal of Medical Toxicology 2010 Mar;6(1):35-6.


Jones L, Wei G, Sevcikova S, Phan V, Jain S, Shieh A, Wong JC, Li M, Dubansky J, et al.: Gain of MYC un derlies recurrent trisomy of the MYC chromosome in acute promyelocytic leukemiaJournal of Experimental Medicine 2010;207(12):2581-94.


Oshita MR, Wiechmann W:  Use Bedside Ultrasound Instead of Needle Aspiration in the Assessment of Soft Tissue Infections.  In Mattu A, et al. (ed):  Avoiding Common Errors in the Emergency Department. Philadelphia, Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2010:856-859.


Weichenthal L, Armenian P, Campagne D, Snowden B, Kallsen G:  The Impact of an Intake Model on Patient Care, Resident Education, and Staff Satisfaction at an Academic Emergency Department (abstract).  Annals of Emergency Medicine 2010;56(3):S17.


Ruegner R, Bengiamin R:  Inferior Vena Cava Thrombosis in a Postpartum Patient with Abdominal Pain. Academic
Emergency Medicine 2010;17:e32-e32.



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Captain Morgan makes national news!
A recently published article on the Captain Morgan technique of hip reduction was picked up by national news agencies.

For more info, follow the links to:

NPR "Shots"    http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2011/08/12/139573713/captain-morgan-the-rum-pirate-lends-a-knee-to-hip-dislocation?sc=emaf

PR Newswire    http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/pirate-inspired-emergency-medical-technique-127524783.html

and it's the featured article this month in Annals of EM    http://www.annemergmed.com/webfiles/images/journals/ymem/gwhendey.pdf