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Recent International Health Faculty Publications


  

Ongoing and recently completed research studies in Guyana:

  • Knowledge, attitudes and personal experiences of healthcare workers regarding intimate personal violence.
  • Intimate partner violence:  Prevalence and attitudes among A&E patients at GPHC Assessing resistance patterns of Staphylococcus aureus and its promotion of the humoral immune response among patients at Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation in Georgetown, Guyana.
  • Diabetes Screening in the Accident and Emergency Department at GPHC
  • Asthma control, barriers to care, and caregiver health literacy among children requiring emergency care for asthma at Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation in Guyana
  • An assessment of the link between filariasis and patients presenting with pulmonary symptoms to an emergency department in Guyana
  • Pilot Study of Determinants for Poor Glycemic Control in Type 2 Diabetics in the A&E at GPHC
  • Asthma control, barriers to care and health literacy of adults presenting with acute asthmaexacerbations at an Accident and Emergency Department in Guyana

Forget NP, Rohde JP, Rambaran M, Rambaran N, Wright SW. Emergency medicine training in Guyana: Lessons learned from developing the country's first degree-conferring residency program. Submitted for publication.

 

Parekh K, Wright S, Russ S, Amsalem D, Langston S, Rambaran N. Factors associated with leaving without being seen in a developing country emergency department. Submitted for publication.

 

Parekh KP, Russ S, Amsalem D, Rambaran N, Langston S, Wright SW. Prevalence of intimate partner violence in patients presenting with traumatic injuries to a Guyanese emergency department. International Journal of Emergency Medicine, In Press.

 

Christensen A, Russ S, Rambaran N, Wright SW. Patient perspectives on opt-out HIV screening in a Guyanese emergency department. International Health, In Press.

 

 

2011 Publications:

Challoner KR, Forget N. Effect of civil war on medical education in Liberia. Int J Emerg Med 2011;4:6

 

Langston S, Wright S, Russ S, Amsalem D, Rambaran N. Factors associated with leaving without being seen in the Accident & Emergency department at Georgetown Public Hospital. Presented, 4th Annual Guyana Medical Scientific Conference, November 2011.

 

Mitchell V, Parekh K, Russ S, Forget N, Wright SW. Knowledge, attitudes and personal experiences of healthcare workers regarding intimate personal violence. Presented, 4th Annual Guyana Medical Scientific Conference, November 2011.

 

Silvestri DM, Modjarrad K, Blevins ML,  Halale E,  Vermund SH,  McKinzie JP. A comparison of HIV detection rates using routine opt-out provider-initiated HIV testing and counseling versus a standard of care approach in a rural African setting. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS. 56(1):e9-32, 2011 Jan 1.

 

Barrett TW. Martin AR. Storrow AB. Jenkins CA. Harrell FE Jr. Russ S. Roden DM. Darbar D. A clinical prediction model to estimate risk for 30-day adverse events in emergency department patients with symptomatic atrial fibrillation. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 57(1):1-12, 2011 Jan.

 

 

2010 Publications

Langston S, Wright S, Russ S, Rohde JP, Forget N, Amsalem D, Rambaran N. Prevalence of intimate partner violence in the GPHC Accident and Emergency department. Presented, 3rd Annual Guyana Medical Scientific Conference, 2010.

 

Langston S, Wright S, Russ S, Dettorre K, Rohde JP, Forget N, Amsalem D, Rambaran N. Sensitivity of a three-level triage system in the GPHC Accident and Emergency department. Presented, 3rd Annual Guyana Medical Scientific Conference, 2010.

 

Christensen A, Russ S, Rambaran N, Wright S. Survey of patient opinions on opt-out testing in the GPHC Accident and Emergency department. Presented, 3rd Annual Guyana Medical Scientific Conference, 2010.

 

Han JH. France DJ. Levin SR. Jones ID. Storrow AB. Aronsky D. The effect of physician triage on emergency department length of stay. Journal of Emergency Medicine. 39(2):227-33, 2010 Aug.

 

Wrenn K. Lorenzen B. Jones I. Zhou C. Aronsky D. Factors affecting stress in emergency medicine residents while working in the ED.  American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 28(8):897-902, 2010 Oct.

 

Russ S. Jones I. Aronsky D. Dittus RS. Slovis CM. Placing physician orders at triage: the effect on length of stay. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 56(1):27-33, 2010 Jul.

 

Jones ID. Slovis CM. Pitfalls in evaluating the low-risk chest pain patient. Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America. 28(1):183-201, ix, 2010 Feb.

 

2009 Publications

Forget N, Challoner K. Scrofula: emergency department presentation and characteristics. Int J EM 2009;2:205-209.

 

Zafren, Ken, Thurman RJ, Jones ID. Environmental Conditions: In Knoop KJ, et al (eds) Atlas of Emergency Medicine 3rd edition, McGraw Hill, 2009; 487-532.

 

Wright, SW, Jack, M. Tropical Medicine: In Knoop KJ, et al (eds) Atlas of Emergency Medicine 3rd edition, McGraw Hill, 2009; 649-687.

 

Parekh KP. Seger D. Systemic loxoscelism. Clinical Toxicology: The Official Journal of the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology & European Association of Poisons Centres & Clinical Toxicologists. 47(5):430-1, 2009 May.

 

Dettorre K, Brywczynski J, McKinney J, Slovis C. Not the nitro? Patient goes into prehospital V-fib arrest following nitroglycerin. Journal of Emergency Medical Services. 34(5):34, 36, 2009 May.

 

Hoot NR. Epstein SK. Allen TL. Jones SS. Baumlin KM. Chawla N. Lee AT. Pines JM. Klair AK. Gordon BD. Flottemesch TJ. LeBlanc LJ. Jones I. Levin SR. Zhou C. Gadd CS. Aronsky D. Forecasting emergency department crowding: an external, multicenter evaluation. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 54(4):514-522.e19, 2009 Oct.

 

Hoot NR. Leblanc LJ. Jones I. Levin SR. Zhou C. Gadd CS. Aronsky D. Forecasting emergency department crowding: a prospective, real-time evaluation. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 16(3):338-45, 2009 May-Jun.

 

Jacobson GH. McCoin NS. Lescallette R. Russ S. Slovis CM. Kaizen: a method of process improvement in the emergency department. Academic Emergency Medicine. 16(12):1341-9, 2009 Dec.

 

Barrett TW. Schierling M. Zhou C. Colfax JD. Russ S. Conatser P. Lancaster P. Wrenn K. Prevalence of incidental findings in trauma patients detected by computed tomography imaging. American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 27(4):428-35, 2009 May.

 

 

2008 Publications

Fiechtl JF. Stack LB. Images in clinical medicine. Bilateral peritonsillar abscesses. New England Journal of Medicine. 358(23):e27, 2008 Jun 5.

 

Aronsky D. Jones I. Raines B. Hemphill R. Mayberry SR. Luther MA. Slusser T. An integrated computerized triage system in the emergency department. AMIA. Annual Symposium Proceedings/AMIA Symposium. :16-20, 2008.

 

Dexheimer JW. Talbot TR. Ye F. Shyr Y. Jones I. Gregg WM. Aronsky D. Implementing a computerized pneumococcal vaccination reminder system in an emergency department: a prospective study. AMIA. Annual Symposium Proceedings/AMIA Symposium. :867, 2008.

 

Hoot NR. LeBlanc LJ. Jones I. Levin SR. Zhou C. Gadd CS. Aronsky D. Forecasting emergency department crowding: a discrete event simulation. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 52(2):116-25, 2008 Aug.

 

Aronsky D. Jones I. Lanaghan K. Slovis CM.

Supporting patient care in the emergency department with a computerized whiteboard system.  Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 15(2):184-94, 2008 Mar-Apr.

 

McCarthy ML. Aronsky D. Jones ID. Miner JR. Band RA. Baren JM. Desmond JS. Baumlin KM. Ding R. Shesser R. The emergency department occupancy rate: a simple measure of emergency department crowding?. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 51(1):15-24, 24.e1-2, 2008 Jan.

 

2007 Publications

McKinzie JP. Injury and Global Health: In Markle WH, et al (eds) Understanding Global Health, McGraw Hill, 2007; 200-207.

 

McKinzie J, Wright S, Rambaran M, Harvey A, Wrenn, K Wooldridge L, Snyder S, Charles B, Rohde J. Establishment of a resuscitation training center in Guyana: a multi-institutional collaboration. Presented, IHMEC, 2007.

 

Craig AS, Wright SW, Edwards KM, Greene JW, Haynes M, Dake AD, Schaffner W. Outbreak of pertussis on a college campus. Am J Med 2007;120:364-368.

 

Talbot TR. Nania JJ. Wright PW. Jones I. Aronsky D. Evaluation of the microbiology of soft-tissue abscesses in the era of community-associated strains of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: an argument for empirical contact precautions. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. 28(6):730-2, 2007 Jun.

 

Starmer J. Russ S. Jones I. Giuse D. Waitman LR. Doulis J. Aronsky D.

Implementing pneumonia quality care measures with an informatics-driven intervention. AMIA. Annual Symposium Proceedings/AMIA Symposium. :1123, 2007.

 

Aronsky D. Johnston PE. Jenkins G. Waitman LR. Frelix DW. Jones I. Patel NR. The effect of implementing computerized provider order entry on medication prescribing errors in an emergency department. AMIA. Annual Symposium Proceedings/AMIA Symposium. :863, 2007.

 

Hoot NR. Zhou C. Jones I. Aronsky D. Measuring and forecasting emergency department crowding in real time. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 49(6):747-55, 2007 Jun.

 

 

Han JH. Zhou C. France DJ. Zhong S. Jones I. Storrow AB. Aronsky D. The effect of emergency department expansion on emergency department overcrowding. Academic Emergency Medicine. 14(4):338-43, 2007 Apr.