Amy Kaji

Summary

Affiliation: Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Do infants less than 12 months of age with an apparent life-threatening event need transport to a pediatric critical care center?
    Amy H Kaji
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA 90509, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 17:304-11. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Apparent life-threatening event: multicenter prospective cohort study to develop a clinical decision rule for admission to the hospital
    Amy H Kaji
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 61:379-387.e4. 2013
  3. pmc Is there an association between PEPFAR funding and improvement in national health indicators in Africa? A retrospective study
    Herbert C Duber
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California, USA
    J Int AIDS Soc 13:21. 2010
  4. ncbi request reprint Imaging of spinal cord injuries
    Amy Kaji
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, 1000 West Carson Street, 21, Torrance, CA 90509, USA
    Emerg Med Clin North Am 25:735-50, ix. 2007
  5. doi request reprint Defining systems expertise: effective simulation at the organizational level--implications for patient safety, disaster surge capacity, and facilitating the systems interface
    Amy H Kaji
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Torrance, CA, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 15:1098-103. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Assessing hospital disaster preparedness: a comparison of an on-site survey, directly observed drill performance, and video analysis of teamwork
    Amy H Kaji
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 52:195-201, 201.e1-12. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Current hospital disaster preparedness
    Amy H Kaji
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, and Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute, Torrance, California 90509, USA
    JAMA 298:2188-90. 2007
  8. doi request reprint Summary of NIH Medical-Surgical Emergency Research Roundtable held on April 30 to May 1, 2009
    Amy H Kaji
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, 1000 W Carson Street, Box 21, Torrance, CA 90509 2910, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 56:522-37. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Assessment of the reliability of the Johns Hopkins/Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality hospital disaster drill evaluation tool
    Amy H Kaji
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA 90509, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 52:204-10, 210.e1-8. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Emergency medical services system changes reduce pediatric epinephrine dosing errors in the prehospital setting
    Amy H Kaji
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, 1000 W Carson St, Box 21, Torrance, CA 90509, USA
    Pediatrics 118:1493-500. 2006

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Publications42

  1. doi request reprint Do infants less than 12 months of age with an apparent life-threatening event need transport to a pediatric critical care center?
    Amy H Kaji
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA 90509, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 17:304-11. 2013
    ..Some emergency medical services (EMS) systems transport infants with an apparent life-threatening event (ALTE) directly to hospitals capable of pediatric critical care (PCC) monitoring...
  2. doi request reprint Apparent life-threatening event: multicenter prospective cohort study to develop a clinical decision rule for admission to the hospital
    Amy H Kaji
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 61:379-387.e4. 2013
    ..We identify factors in emergency department (ED) patients presenting with apparent life-threatening events that distinguish those safe for discharge from those warranting hospitalization...
  3. pmc Is there an association between PEPFAR funding and improvement in national health indicators in Africa? A retrospective study
    Herbert C Duber
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California, USA
    J Int AIDS Soc 13:21. 2010
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Imaging of spinal cord injuries
    Amy Kaji
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, 1000 West Carson Street, 21, Torrance, CA 90509, USA
    Emerg Med Clin North Am 25:735-50, ix. 2007
    ..Early diagnosis and management of SCI is critical in minimizing complications and the severity of injury. This article reviews the test characteristics and evidence-based indications for imaging modalities of SCI...
  5. doi request reprint Defining systems expertise: effective simulation at the organizational level--implications for patient safety, disaster surge capacity, and facilitating the systems interface
    Amy H Kaji
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Torrance, CA, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 15:1098-103. 2008
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Assessing hospital disaster preparedness: a comparison of an on-site survey, directly observed drill performance, and video analysis of teamwork
    Amy H Kaji
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 52:195-201, 201.e1-12. 2008
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Current hospital disaster preparedness
    Amy H Kaji
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, and Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute, Torrance, California 90509, USA
    JAMA 298:2188-90. 2007
  8. doi request reprint Summary of NIH Medical-Surgical Emergency Research Roundtable held on April 30 to May 1, 2009
    Amy H Kaji
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, 1000 W Carson Street, Box 21, Torrance, CA 90509 2910, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 56:522-37. 2010
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Assessment of the reliability of the Johns Hopkins/Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality hospital disaster drill evaluation tool
    Amy H Kaji
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA 90509, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 52:204-10, 210.e1-8. 2008
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Emergency medical services system changes reduce pediatric epinephrine dosing errors in the prehospital setting
    Amy H Kaji
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, 1000 W Carson St, Box 21, Torrance, CA 90509, USA
    Pediatrics 118:1493-500. 2006
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint Surge capacity for healthcare systems: a conceptual framework
    Amy Kaji
    Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California corrected, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 13:1157-9. 2006
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  12. ncbi request reprint Hospital disaster preparedness in Los Angeles County
    Amy H Kaji
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, 1000 West Carson Street, Box 21, Torrance, CA 90509, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 13:1198-203. 2006
    ..There are no standardized measures of hospital disaster preparedness or hospital "surge capacity."..
  13. ncbi request reprint Disaster medicine and the emergency medicine resident
    Amy H Kaji
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 41:865-70. 2003
  14. ncbi request reprint Moonlighting and the emergency medicine resident
    Amy Kaji
    Emergency Medicine Residency Program, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA 90502 2004, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 40:63-6. 2002
  15. pmc Are there differences in access to care, treatment, and outcomes for children with appendicitis treated at county versus private hospitals?
    Steven L Lee
    Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrence, CA, USA
    Perm J 16:4-6. 2012
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  16. pmc County versus private hospitals: access of care, management and outcomes for patients with appendicitis
    Steven L Lee
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, 1000 W Carson Street, Box 25, Torrance, CA, 90509, USA
    JSLS 16:283-6. 2012
    ..This study determines if disparities exist between county and private hospitals...
  17. doi request reprint Does age affect the outcomes and management of pediatric appendicitis?
    Steven L Lee
    Department of Surgery, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA 90509, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 46:2342-5. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether age affects the outcome and management of pediatric appendicitis...
  18. ncbi request reprint Weekly assigned reading and examinations during residency, ABSITE performance, and improved pass rates on the American Board of Surgery Examinations
    Christian De Virgilio
    Department of Surgery, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California 90509, USA
    J Surg Educ 65:499-503. 2008
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  19. doi request reprint General surgery resident remediation and attrition: a multi-institutional study
    Arezou Yaghoubian
    Department of Surgery, UCLA Medical Center, CA, USA
    Arch Surg 147:829-33. 2012
    ..To determine the rates and predictors of remediation and attrition among general surgery residents...
  20. doi request reprint Predicting performance on the American Board of Surgery qualifying and certifying examinations: a multi-institutional study
    Christian De Virgilio
    Division of Vascular Surgery, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, 1000 W Carson Street, Torrance, CA 90509, USA
    Arch Surg 145:852-6. 2010
    ..Identifying such factors may assist in the early implementation of an academic intervention for at-risk residents...
  21. doi request reprint The learning curve of resident physicians using emergency ultrasonography for obstructive uropathy
    Timothy B Jang
    Department of Emergency Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Olive View Medical Center, Sylmar, CA, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 17:1024-7. 2010
    ..However, there is a paucity of literature regarding bedside US for obstructive uropathy in the emergency department (ED), and it is unknown how much experience is required for competency in such exams...
  22. ncbi request reprint Elevated blood alcohol level may be protective of trauma patient mortality
    Arezou Yaghoubian
    Department of Surgery, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California 90509, USA
    Am Surg 75:950-3. 2009
    ..04) and increased ISS (OR 1.19) were associated with mortality. In conclusion, a positive BAL was associated with a decreased mortality risk in trauma patients, which persisted after adjusting for multiple confounding variables...
  23. ncbi request reprint Presentation and survival of prehospital apparent sudden infant death syndrome
    Matthew P Smith
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA 90509, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 9:181-5. 2005
    ..Prehospital providers are often involved in the resuscitation of apparent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) victims; however, data are few on the presentation and outcome of these patients...
  24. ncbi request reprint A Bayesian sensitivity analysis of out-of-hospital 12-lead electrocardiograms: implications for regionalization of cardiac care
    Scott T Youngquist
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 14:1165-71. 2007
    ..Although estimates of sensitivity and specificity of PHTL for STEMI have been reported, the impact of out-of-hospital STEMI prevalence on positive predictive value (PPV) has not been evaluated...
  25. doi request reprint Laparoscopic vs open appendectomy in children: outcomes comparison based on age, sex, and perforation status
    Steven L Lee
    Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA 90509, USA
    Arch Surg 146:1118-21. 2011
    ..Outcomes of laparoscopic appendectomy (LA) will be similar to open appendectomy (OA) in children of all ages...
  26. pmc Beta-blocker use and the changing epidemiology of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest rhythms
    Scott T Youngquist
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA 90590, United States
    Resuscitation 76:376-80. 2008
    ..This changing epidemiology has occurred concomitant with an increase in beta-blocker use...
  27. ncbi request reprint A prospective randomized study assessing optimal method for teaching vascular anastomoses
    Samuel Schwartz
    Department of Surgery, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA Department of Emergency Medicine, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA
    Ann Vasc Surg 28:1087-93. 2014
    ..The optimal method of teaching vascular anastomosis (VA) is not well defined. Teaching VA skills one-on-one with a faculty instructor will result in a more rapid accumulation of skills than teaching in a large group setting...
  28. ncbi request reprint Emergency medicine continuous certification
    Amy Kaji
    Harbor UCLA Medical Center Emergency Medicine Residency Program Torrance, CA 90502 2004, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 39:680-2. 2002
  29. ncbi request reprint Residents as teachers in the emergency department
    Amy Kaji
    Harbor UCLA Medical Center Emergency Medicine Residency Program, Torrance, CA 90502 2004, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 39:316-8. 2002
  30. ncbi request reprint Admission variables predictive of gangrenous cholecystitis
    Ann E Falor
    Department of Surgery, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California 90509, USA
    Am Surg 78:1075-8. 2012
    ..1 vs 3.6% in the acute cholecystitis group, P=0.01). The increased rate of conversion observed with surgery delay suggests that early laparoscopic cholecystectomy may be preferable in most patients...
  31. doi request reprint Implementation of specialty centers for patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction
    Marc Eckstein
    Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 13:215-22. 2009
    ..Early percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has been shown to be superior to fibrinolytic therapy and is associated with reduced morbidity and mortality for patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI)...
  32. ncbi request reprint Evidence-based medicine. A primer for the emergency medicine resident
    David H Newman
    Harbor UCLA Medical Center Emergency Medicine, Residency Program, Torrance, CA, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 39:77-80. 2002
  33. doi request reprint Low sensitivity of physical examination findings in necrotizing soft tissue infection is improved with laboratory values: a prospective study
    Tony Chan
    Department of Surgery, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA, USA
    Am J Surg 196:926-30; discussion 930. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to prospectively determine how often "hard signs" of NSTI are present and to evaluate how knowledge of laboratory parameters influence our surgeons' abilities to diagnose and manage NSTI...
  34. doi request reprint Detection of undiagnosed diabetes and prediabetic states in high-risk emergency department patients
    Michelle A Charfen
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 16:394-402. 2009
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  35. doi request reprint Advanced medical simulation applications for emergency medicine microsystems evaluation and training
    Leo Kobayashi
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 15:1058-70. 2008
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  36. doi request reprint A disaster medicine curriculum for medical students
    Amy H Kaji
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California 90509, USA emedharbor edu
    Teach Learn Med 22:116-22. 2010
    ..Yet, disaster training is not routinely incorporated into the curriculum of undergraduate medical education. The development and implementation of a disaster management course for medical students should therefore be a priority...
  37. doi request reprint The public mock oral: a useful tool for examinees and the audience in preparation for the American Board of Surgery Certifying Examination
    Armen Aboulian
    Department of Surgery, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California 90509, USA
    J Surg Educ 67:33-6. 2010
    ..The objective of the study was to investigate the value of an educational program instituted in our general surgery residency training in preparation for the American Board of Surgery (ABS) Certifying Examination (CE)...
  38. doi request reprint Unique characteristics of emergency care research: scope, populations, and infrastructure
    D Mark Courtney
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 16:990-4. 2009
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  39. doi request reprint Evaluating emergency care research networks: what are the right metrics?
    Jill M Baren
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 16:1010-3. 2009
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  40. doi request reprint Acute care surgery performed by sleep deprived residents: are outcomes affected?
    Arezou Yaghoubian
    Department of Surgery, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California 90509, USA
    J Surg Res 163:192-6. 2010
    ..Yet no data are available regarding outcomes of operations performed by surgical trainees working without rest beyond 16 h in the current 80-h workweek era...
  41. ncbi request reprint Cholangitis: analysis of admission prognostic indicators and outcomes
    David K Rosing
    Department of Surgery and Emergency Medicine, Harbor University of California Los Angeles Medical Center, Torrance, California 90509, USA
    Am Surg 73:949-54. 2007
    ..Admission WBC > or = 20,000 cells/mm3 and TBili > or =10 mg/dL are selective predictors of adverse outcomes in acute cholangitis...
  42. ncbi request reprint Concussion
    Amy H Kaji
    N Engl J Med 356:1788; author reply 1789. 2007