Submissions from 2004

A humane ED seclusion/restraint: legal requirements, a new policy, procedure, "psychiatric advocate" role., John Santoro MD, Fidela Blank, and Ann Maynard

Association of the timing of ST-segment resolution with TIMI myocardial perfusion grade in acute myocardial infarction., Marc Schweiger MD

Patient recruitment to a randomized clinical trial of behavioral therapy for chronic heart failure., Mara Slawsky MD

Mass casualty terrorist bombings: a comparison of outcomes by bombing type., Howard Smithline MD and Jeffrey Arnold MD

Beckman Access versus the Bayer ACS:180 and the Abbott AxSYM cardiac Troponin-I real-time immunoassays: an observational prospective study., Howard Smithline MD and Robert Baevsky MD

The effectiveness of wireless telephone communication technology on ambient noise level reduction within the ED., Howard Smithline MD and Robert Baevsky MD

Does morphine change the physical examination in patients with acute appendicitis, Howard Smithline MD, Jeannette Wolfe MD, Jane Garb, and Viriato Fiallo MD

Clinical use of drotrecogin alfa (activated): Patients treated in the XEUS study differ from high risk prowess patients, Jay Steingrub MD

Multiple-center randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study of the nitric oxide synthase inhibitor 546C88: effect on survival in patients with septic shock., Jay Steingrub MD

Pyridoxalated hemoglobin polyoxyethylene (PHP) therapy in distributive shock, Jay Steingrub MD

Safety of drotrecogin alfa (activated): Results of Xeus, a prospective multicenter observational study In Chest 2004;126(4)Suppl:724S, Jay Steingrub MD

The pharmacokinetics of drotrecogin alfa (activated) in severe sepsis patients weighing greater than 135 kg in Chest 2004;126(4)Suppl:863S, Jay Steingrub MD

Statistical analysis of vital sign value changes in patients undergoing uncomplicated transfusions, Jay Steingrub MD and Chester Andrzejewski MD

Peripartum cardiomyopathy., Mark Tidswell MD

GIS localization of community acquired MRSA soft tissue abscesses in children, Michael Tirabassi MD, Kevin Moriarty MD, Jane Garb, Ric Skinner, George Wadie MD, and Christopher Boyd MD

Investigating racial disparities in percutaneous coronary intervention(PCI) rates, Richard Wait MD, Jane Garb, and James Cook MD

Patient encounter time intervals in the evaluation of emergency department patients requiring abdominopelvic CT: oral contrast versus no contrast, Jeannette Wolfe MD, Howard Smithline MD, Fidela Blank, Bret Coughlin MD, and Steve Lee MD

Submissions from 2003

An evidence-based medicine approach to the evaluation of the Role of exogenous risk factors in Sporadic Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Carmel Armon MD

Can we eliminate placebo in ALS clinical trials?, Carmel Armon MD

Case report: penetrating cardiac injury secondary to a terrorism-related nail bomb explosion., Jeffrey Arnold MD

International emergency medicine: recent trends and future challenges., Jeffrey Arnold MD

Mass-casualty, terrorist bombings: implications for emergency department and hospital emergency response (Part II)., Jeffrey Arnold MD

Mass-casualty, terrorist bombings: epidemiological outcomes, resource utilization, and time course of emergency needs (Part I)., Jeffrey Arnold MD and Howard Smithline MD

Nephrolithiasis and nephrocalcinosis in children taking Topiramate for seizures, Sarah Barnett MD, Herbert Gilmore MD, Beth Rosen MD, Anthony Jackson MD, Dina Kornblau MD, and Jane Garb

Hypercalciuria and its potential effects in children on topiramate for seizure disorders., Sarah Barnett MD, Anthony Jackson MD, Herbert Gilmore MD, Beth Rosen MD, Gregory Braden MD, Dina Kornblau MD, and Jane Garb

An update on prevention and treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women., Sandra Bellantonio MD

Management of influenza in adults older than 65 years of age, Sandra Bellantonio MD, David Rose MD, and Michael Rothberg MD

Cardiovascular outcomes in the Irbesartan Diabetic Nephropathy Trial of patients with type 2 diabetes and overt nephropathy., Gregory Braden MD

Prevalence and risk factors for renal artery stenosis in patients undergoing routine coronary angiography, Gregory Braden MD, Ehsan Ansari MD, Barbara Greco MD, James Arcoleo MD, James Cook MD, and Mark Porway MD

Outcome and complications of intraoperative hemodialysis during cardiopulmonary bypass with potassium-rich cardioplegia., Gregory Braden MD, David Deaton MD, Michael Germain MD, Michael H. O'Shea MD, Jeffrey Mulhern MD, John Rousou MD, and Joseph Flack MD

Experience with cryopreserved cadaver vein allografts used for hemodialysis access., Gregory Braden MD, Robert Madden MD, Alexander Kurbanov MD, and George Lipkowitz MD

Impact of initial antibiotic choice on clinical outcomes in community-acquired pneumonia: analysis of a hospital claims-made database., Richard Brown MD

Endocrinologic treatment of gender identity disorders., Stuart Chipkin MD

Evidence of human immunodeficiency virus-associated lipodystrophy syndrome in children treated with protease inhibitors., Stuart Chipkin MD, Holley Allen MD, and Barbara W. Stechenberg MD

Cultural orientation and diabetes self-care in low-income African Americans with type 2 diabetes mellitus., Stuart Chipkin MD and Garry Welch

Practical considerations in dialysis withdrawal: "to have that option is a blessing"., Lewis Cohen MD, Michael Germain MD, and David M. Poppel MD

The Renal Palliative Care Initiative., Lewis Cohen MD, Michael Germain MD, and David M. Poppel MD

Coronary revascularization is associated with an improved outcome in patients undergoing ICD implantation: Data from the dual and VVI ICD (DAVID) Trial., James Cook MD

Profound hypothermia mimicking a Brugada type ECG., James Cook MD and Ehsan Ansari MD

Adaptive biatrial pacing reduces atrial fibrillation after coronary artery bypass grafting., James Cook MD, David Deaton MD, John Rousou MD, and Joseph Flack MD

Diabetes mellitus is associated with an increased mortality in patients with a prior myocardial infarction and reduced left ventricular function, James Cook MD and Stephen Wittenberg MD

Multicenter randomized trial of the spiral Z-stent compared with the Wallstent for malignant biliary obstruction., David Desilets MD

Effect of tirofiban before primary angioplasty on initial coronary flow and early ST-segment resolution in patients with acute myocardial infarction., Satyendra Giri MD

Effects of ischemia on repolarization in patients with single and multivessel coronary disease., Satyendra Giri MD

Hyperbaric oxygen inhibits stimulus-induced proinflammatory cytokine synthesis by human blood-derived monocyte-macrophages., Eric Granowitz MD

Cardiac pacemakers, Jill Griffin MD and Susan Torrey MD

Errors in a busy emergency department., Philip Henneman MD, Howard Smithline MD, Fidela Blank, Penny Pekow, and Evan Benjamin MD

Right atrial thrombus leading to altered mental status., Thomas Higgins MD, Theonia Boyd MD, and Leng Jiang MD

Pharmacologic approaches to sedation, pain relief and neuromuscular blockade in the intensive care unit. Part II. Pain Relief., Thomas Higgins MD, Paul Jodka MD, and A Farid MD

Pharmacologic approaches to sedation, pain relief and neuromuscular blockade in the intensive care unit. Part I. Sedation., Thomas Higgins MD, Paul Jodka MD, and A Farid MD


Early indicators of prolonged intensive care unit stay: impact of illness severity, physician staffing, and pre-intensive care unit length of stay., Thomas Higgins MD, Jay Steingrub MD, and William McGee MD

Hemodynamic consequences of heart-lung interactions., Thomas Higgins MD, Jay Steingrub MD, and Mark Tidswell MD

Assessment of Provider knowledge, practice and perceived barriers to colorectal cancer screening in urban health centers., Kevin Hinchey MD, Evan Benjamin MD, and Andrew Balder MD

Predictors and clinical impact of atrial fibrillation after pacemaker implantation in elderly patients treated with dual chamber versus ventricular pacing., James Kirchhoffer MD

Hopelessly complex., Michael Lemanski MD

Accuracy of laceration length estimation, Michael Lemanski MD, Fidela Blank, Howard Smithline MD, and Philip Henneman MD

Low sensitivity of the Leukocyte Esterase Test (LET) in detecting Chlamydia trachomatis infections in asymptomatic men entering a county jail., Thomas Lincoln MD

Infection Control Issues after Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation., David Longworth MD

Infections of intracardiac devices., David Longworth MD

Predictive value and cost-effectiveness analysis of a rapid polymerase chain reaction for preoperative detection of nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus., David Longworth MD

SARS: here to stay? Monkeypox: beware of exotic pets., David Longworth MD

Risk stratification and bedside prognostication in infective endocarditis., David Longworth MD and Eric Granowitz MD

Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome, Timothy Mader MD

Temporomandibular Joint Injury, Timothy Mader MD

A randomized controlled trial of intravenous aminophylline for atropine-resistant out-of-hospital asystolic cardiac arrest., Timothy Mader MD and Howard Smithline MD

Can CK-MB and cTn-I be detected in the peripheral circulation within the first 10 min of acute coronary ischemia?, Timothy Mader MD and Howard Smithline MD

Determining pretest probability of DVT: clinical intuition vs. validated scoring systems., Timothy Mader MD and Howard Smithline MD

How reliable are pain scores? A pilot study of 20 healthy volunteers., Timothy Mader MD, Howard Smithline MD, Jeannette Wolfe MD, and Fidela Blank

Breast masses: removal of all US evidence during biopsy by using a handheld vacuum-assisted device--initial experience., Grace Makari-Judson MD, Bret Coughlin MD, James Frank, and Robert Goulart MD

Safety in the ICU: Computerized physician order entry aids compliance with an ICU safety protocol for glycemic control., William McGee MD, A Farid MD, Thomas Higgins MD, and Mary Brunton

Safety in the ICU: Achieving compliance with head of bed elevation using computerized physician order entry., William McGee MD, Thomas Higgins MD, A Farid MD, Jan Fitzgerald, and Mary Brunton

Perioperative medication management, Donna Mercado MD

Improving the care of patients with regard to chemotherapy-induced nausea and emesis: the effect of feedback to clinicians on adherence to antiemetic prescribing guidelines., Wilson Mertens MD, Donald Higby MD, Evan Benjamin MD, Jan Fitzgerald, and Peter Lindenauer MD

Pancreatitis and duodenitis from sarcoidosis: successful therapy with mycophenolate mofetil., Farhad Navab MD, Michael Germain MD, Michael H. O'Shea MD, Gregory Braden MD, Jonathan Freeman MD, Jeffrey Mulhern MD, George Lipkowitz MD, and Robert Madden MD

Diagnosis of acute cardiac ischemia., J. Hector Pope MD

Management of influenza symptoms in healthy adults., David Rose MD and Michael Rothberg MD

Open-label, sequential comparison of eptifibatide with abciximab for patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention., Marc Schweiger MD and James Cook MD

Thoracic massage permits use of echocardiography in unanesthetized rats., Mara Slawsky MD

Modafinil for treatment of cognitive side effects of antiepileptic drugs in a patient with seizures and stroke., Brian W. Smith MD

A randomized controlled trial of intravenous montelukast in acute asthma., Howard Smithline MD

Whole body oxygen consumption and critical oxygen delivery in response to prolonged and severe carbon monoxide poisoning., Howard Smithline MD

Antiemetic use for gastroenteritis in children., Blake Spirko MD

Clinical use of drotrecogin alfa (activated): Patients treated in mercury differ from those in PROWESS., Jay Steingrub MD

Prompt administration of drotrecogin alfa (activated) is associated with improved survival., Jay Steingrub MD

Safety of drotrecogin alfa (activated): Results of Mercury, a retrospective multicenter observational study., Jay Steingrub MD

An exploratory study using data envelopment analysis to assess neurotrauma patients in the intensive care unit., Jay Steingrub MD, Imtiaz Munshi MD, and Thomas Higgins MD


Successful treatment of Candida Krusei infection with caspofungin acetate: a new antifungal agent, Gary Tereso and William McGee MD

Self-management of type 2 diabetes: a survey of low-income urban Puerto Ricans., Dorthea Vongoeler MD and Jeffrey Scavron MD

Submissions from 2002

Forecasting the impact of a clinical practice guideline for perioperative, Evan Benjamin MD, Peter Lindenauer MD, and Jan Fitzgerald

Quality of care for patients hospitalized with heart failure: assessing the impact of hospitalists., Evan Benjamin MD, Peter Lindenauer MD, Penny Pekow, and Jan Fitzgerald

The role of the institutional review board in quality improvement: a survey of quality officers, institutional review board chairs, and journal editors., Evan Benjamin MD, Deborah Naglieri-Prescod, Peter Lindenauer MD, Jan Fitzgerald, and Penny Pekow

Follow-up program: an essential component of ED care., Fidela Blank and Ann Maynard

Evaluation of an educational video for cardiac patients., Fidela Blank and Howard Smithline MD

Single dilated lactiferous duct due to papilloma: ultrasonographically guided percutaneous biopsy with a vacuum-assisted device., Bret Coughlin MD, David March MD, Robert Goulart MD, and Grace Makari-Judson MD

Resistance training improves strength and functional measures in patients with end-stage renal disease., Michael Germain MD, Patrick Mailloux MD, and Jeffrey Mulhern MD

Cardiopulmonary Critical Care, Thomas Higgins MD and Jay Steingrub MD

Primary care physician attitudes regarding communication with hospitalists., Peter Lindenauer MD

Subacute compartment syndrome in a soccer player, Julio Martinez-Silvestrini MD

Renal., David M. Poppel MD and Lewis Cohen MD

Chemical profiling to differentiate geographic growing origins of coffee., Brian W. Smith MD