Congratulations to Dr. Dan Quan and various members of our pediatric emergency medicine staff on their recent publication in Pediatric Emergency Care entitled Cost Minimization Analysis of Different Strategies of Management of Clinically Significant Scorpion Envenomation Among Pediatric Patients. Quoting from the conclusion in the abstract, "For children with scorpion envenomation, use of a management strategy based on serial dosing of antivenom titrated to clinical response is less costly than a strategy of initial use of full-dose antivenom."
Read the full article here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27749795
Congratulations to Dr. Vijay Kannan (current chief resident), Dr. Nicole Hodgson (current chief resident), Dr. Andrew Lau (current senior resident), and Dr. Frank LoVecchio (Vice Chairmen for Research), on their recent publication in Annals of Emergency Medicine entitled Geolocalization of Influenza Outbreak Within an Acute Care Population: A Layered-Surveillance Approach. Quoting from the conclusion in the abstract, "Our layered-surveillance approach was effective in localizing a cluster of influenza A outbreak. This region may house a high-yield target population for public health intervention. Further collaborative efforts will be made between our hospital and the Maricopa County Department of Public Health to perform a series of community vaccination events before the next influenza season. We hope these efforts will ultimately serve to reduce the burden of this disease on our patient population, and that this system will serve as a framework for future investigations locating at-risk populations."
Read the full article here: www.annemergmed.com/article/S0196-0…0405-X/abstract
Listen to Dr. Kannan describe the paper in his own words!
Congratulations to Dr. Christian Dameff, current chief resident, on his recent publication entitled Teletoxicology: Patient Assessment Using Wearable Audiovisual Streaming Technology. Dr. Dameff collaborated with several toxicologists at the Banner University Medical Center Phoenix Medical Toxicology Fellowship. Quoting from the conclusion in the abstract, "Remote evaluation of poisoned patients via Google Glass® is possible with a high degree of agreement on examination findings and ECG interpretation. Evaluation of pupil size and response to light is limited, likely by the quality of streaming video. Users of Google Glass® for teletoxicology reported high levels of comfort with the technology and found it reliable, though as reported reliability decreased, remote users were most affected. Further study should compare patient-centered outcomes when using HMDs for consultation to those resulting from telephone consultation" (Link).
Listen to Dr. Dameff describe the paper in his own words below!
Today was our third annual residency hike & wellness conference at Granada Park and Piestewa Peak! Huge thanks to all those who helped organize and participate!
"Are you ready to train in a program tailored to excellence to help you develop as a leader in emergency medicine? Accept nothing but the best–as do we–from yourself and our program."
– Dr. Michael Epter, Program Director