S H Thomas

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Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Helicopter emergency medical services transport outcomes literature: annotated review of articles published 2000-2003
    Stephen H Thomas
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114 2696, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 8:322-33. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Use of a radial artery compression device for noninvasive, near-continuous blood pressure monitoring in the ED
    Stephen H Thomas
    Boston MedFlight, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 22:474-8. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Effect on diagnostic efficiency of analgesia for undifferentiated abdominal pain
    S H Thomas
    Department of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114 2696, USA
    Br J Surg 90:5-9. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Fentanyl in the prehospital setting
    Stephen H Thomas
    Boston MedFlight and Department of Emergency Services, Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114 2696, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 25:842-3. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Flight physician training program--core content
    Stephen H Thomas
    Boston MedFlight and Division of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 6:458-60. 2002
  6. ncbi request reprint Medical director for air medical transport programs
    Stephen H Thomas
    Boston MedFlight, and Division of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 6:455-7. 2002
  7. ncbi request reprint Trauma helicopter emergency medical services transport: annotated review of selected outcomes-related literature
    Stephen H Thomas
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical School, Boston 02114 2696, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 6:359-71. 2002
  8. ncbi request reprint Nontrauma helicopter emergency medical services transport: annotated review of selected outcomes-related literature
    Stephen H Thomas
    Department of Emergency Services, Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 6:242-55. 2002
  9. ncbi request reprint The evolving role of helicopter emergency medical services in the transfer of stroke patients to specialized centers
    Stephen H Thomas
    Boston MedFlight Critical Care Transport Service, Massachusetts, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 6:210-4. 2002
  10. ncbi request reprint Helicopter EMS transport outcomes literature: annotated review of articles published 2004-2006
    Stephen H Thomas
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital HarvardMedical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114 2696, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 11:477-88. 2007

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  1. ncbi request reprint Helicopter emergency medical services transport outcomes literature: annotated review of articles published 2000-2003
    Stephen H Thomas
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114 2696, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 8:322-33. 2004
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Use of a radial artery compression device for noninvasive, near-continuous blood pressure monitoring in the ED
    Stephen H Thomas
    Boston MedFlight, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 22:474-8. 2004
    ..47). The TEST device performed at least as well as oscillometric assessment, offering advantages of noninvasive, near-continuous data...
  3. ncbi request reprint Effect on diagnostic efficiency of analgesia for undifferentiated abdominal pain
    S H Thomas
    Department of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114 2696, USA
    Br J Surg 90:5-9. 2003
    ..The goal of this review is to assess the pertinent studies...
  4. ncbi request reprint Fentanyl in the prehospital setting
    Stephen H Thomas
    Boston MedFlight and Department of Emergency Services, Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114 2696, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 25:842-3. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Flight physician training program--core content
    Stephen H Thomas
    Boston MedFlight and Division of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 6:458-60. 2002
  6. ncbi request reprint Medical director for air medical transport programs
    Stephen H Thomas
    Boston MedFlight, and Division of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 6:455-7. 2002
    ..The NAEMSP recognizes the multifaceted and integral position of a medical director for an air medical transport program and the EMS community at large...
  7. ncbi request reprint Trauma helicopter emergency medical services transport: annotated review of selected outcomes-related literature
    Stephen H Thomas
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical School, Boston 02114 2696, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 6:359-71. 2002
    ..The initial article in this two-part series focused on HEMS outcomes literature covering noninjured patients as well as papers assessing outcome in mixed trauma-nontrauma HEMS study groups...
  8. ncbi request reprint Nontrauma helicopter emergency medical services transport: annotated review of selected outcomes-related literature
    Stephen H Thomas
    Department of Emergency Services, Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 6:242-55. 2002
    ..As such, the main objective of the article summaries is to provide a brief outline of study design and results; there is also limited editorial comment included after each summary...
  9. ncbi request reprint The evolving role of helicopter emergency medical services in the transfer of stroke patients to specialized centers
    Stephen H Thomas
    Boston MedFlight Critical Care Transport Service, Massachusetts, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 6:210-4. 2002
    ..In 1996, when the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved use of thrombolytic therapy for ischemic stroke, interfacility transport of stroke patients assumed increasing urgency...
  10. ncbi request reprint Helicopter EMS transport outcomes literature: annotated review of articles published 2004-2006
    Stephen H Thomas
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital HarvardMedical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114 2696, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 11:477-88. 2007
    ..The project was extended with a 2004 review that covered the literature published between 2000 and 2003. The current review continues the series, outlining outcomes-associated HEMS literature from 2004 through 2006...
  11. ncbi request reprint Hyperventilation in traumatic brain injury patients: inconsistency between consensus guidelines and clinical practice
    Stephen H Thomas
    Boston MedFlight Critical Care Transport Service, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Trauma 52:47-52; discussion 52-3. 2002
    ..This study assessed patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) to determine whether prehospital and community hospital providers employed hyperventilation therapy inconsistent with consensus recommendation against its routine use...
  12. ncbi request reprint Helicopter emergency medical services roles in disaster operations
    S H Thomas
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston 02114 2696, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 4:338-44. 2000
    ..This paper discusses salient points regarding helicopter operations in disaster management, using prior reports regarding rotor-wing aircraft utilization as a basis upon which to provide a concise review of HEMS operations in disasters...
  13. ncbi request reprint Flight crew airway management in four settings: a six-year review
    S H Thomas
    Boston MedFlight Critical Care Transport Service, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 02114 2696, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 3:310-5. 1999
    ..The null hypothesis was that there was no association between practice setting, or aircraft, and airway practices or success rate...
  14. ncbi request reprint Prehospital and emergency department analgesia for air-transported patients with fractures
    P DeVellis
    Boston MedFlight, Massachusetts 02210 1995, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 2:293-6. 1998
    ..To evaluate prehospital and receiving emergency department (ED) analgesia administration in air-transported patients with isolated fractures...
  15. ncbi request reprint Air vs ground transport and outcome in trauma patients requiring urgent operative interventions
    S I Koury
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 2:289-92. 1998
    ..To study trauma patients requiring urgent operative interventions to determine whether transport mode was associated with outcome difference...
  16. ncbi request reprint Elder patients with closed head trauma: a comparison with nonelder patients
    J T Nagurney
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, Boston 02114, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 5:678-84. 1998
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  17. ncbi request reprint What happens to SpO2 during air medical crew intubations?
    Tami O Tiamfook-Morgan
    Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency, Boston, MA, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 10:363-8. 2006
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  18. ncbi request reprint Near-continuous, noninvasive blood pressure monitoring in the out-of-hospital setting
    Stephen H Thomas
    Boston MedFlight, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 9:68-72. 2005
    ..The secondary objective was to determine whether the difference observed between the two techniques was consistent over the range of BPs measured...
  19. ncbi request reprint Fentanyl trauma analgesia use in air medical scene transports
    Stephen H Thomas
    Boston MedFlight, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Emerg Med 29:179-87. 2005
    ..3%). In this study, prehospital providers performed well with respect to pain assessment and treatment. Fentanyl was provided frequently, with good effect and minimal cardiorespiratory consequence...
  20. ncbi request reprint Helicopter emergency medical services and stroke care regionalization: measuring performance in a maturing system
    Wendy Macias Konstantopoulos
    Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 25:158-63. 2007
    ..4; 95% CI, 1.1-5.4; P = .03). This study of our stroke transport system identified both areas of good performance and also areas for focusing further improvement efforts...
  21. ncbi request reprint The 2003 Air Medical Leadership Congress: findings and recommendations
    Frank Thomas
    Air Med J 23:20-36. 2004
    ..This report reviews the findings of previous congresses and summarizes the discussions, findings, recommendations, and proposed industry actions to address these issues as set forth by the 2003 congress participants...
  22. ncbi request reprint Effects of morphine analgesia on diagnostic accuracy in Emergency Department patients with abdominal pain: a prospective, randomized trial
    Stephen H Thomas
    Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Services, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114 2696, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 196:18-31. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to address the effects of analgesia on the physical examination and diagnostic accuracy for patients with abdominal pain...
  23. ncbi request reprint Guidelines for air medical dispatch
    David P Thomson
    Department of Emergency Medicine, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 7:265-71. 2003
  24. ncbi request reprint Ongoing visual analog score display improves Emergency Department pain care
    Stephen H Thomas
    Department of Emergency Services, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston 02114, USA
    J Emerg Med 26:389-94. 2004
    ..Tabulation group results were intermediate to those of Control and Graph patients. The data support further investigation of VAS display as a means of improving ED pain assessment...
  25. ncbi request reprint Prehospital trauma analgesia
    Stephen H Thomas
    Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Emerg Med 35:47-57. 2008
    ..Although some situations have been insufficiently studied to allow for definitive data-driven analgesia recommendations, the review will, where possible, include evidence-based recommendations concerning prehospital pain medication...
  26. ncbi request reprint Helicopter transport and blunt trauma mortality: a multicenter trial
    Stephen H Thomas
    Boston MedFlight Critical Care Transport Service, Boston, Massachusetts 01730, USA
    J Trauma 52:136-45. 2002
    ..Despite many studies addressing potential impact of helicopter transport on trauma mortality, debate as to the efficacy of air transport continues...
  27. ncbi request reprint Complicated soft tissue infection
    Christopher W A Baugh
    Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency, Division of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Emerg Med 33:181-5. 2007
  28. ncbi request reprint Air transport of patients with unstable aortic aneurysms directly into operating rooms
    Sanjay Shewakramani
    Department of Emergency Services, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114 2696, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 11:337-42. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to describe an air transport service's protocol for direct transport of patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm leak (AAAL) into receiving hospital operating rooms (ORs)...
  29. ncbi request reprint High altitude headache: efficacy of acetaminophen vs. ibuprofen in a randomized, controlled trial
    N Stuart Harris
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Emerg Med 24:383-7. 2003
    ..No cases of HAPE or high altitude cerebral edema were noted during the study period. In this study population, acetaminophen was as effective as ibuprofen in relieving the pain of HAH...
  30. ncbi request reprint Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Case 16-2006. A 72-year-old woman admitted to the emergency department because of a sudden change in mental status
    Stephen H Thomas
    Emergency Services, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
    N Engl J Med 354:2263-71. 2006
  31. ncbi request reprint Report of the Task Force on National Fourth Year Medical Student Emergency Medicine Curriculum Guide
    David E Manthey
    Ann Emerg Med 47:e1-7. 2006
    ..The report contains a historical context, global and targeted needs assessment, goals and objectives, recommended educational strategies, implementation guidelines, and suggestions on feedback and evaluation...
  32. ncbi request reprint Timing of fresh frozen plasma administration and rapid correction of coagulopathy in warfarin-related intracerebral hemorrhage
    Joshua N Goldstein
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Stroke 37:151-5. 2006
    ..We sought to determine whether particular emergency department (ED) interventions are effective in reversing coagulopathy and improving outcome...
  33. ncbi request reprint Isolated prehospital hypotension after traumatic injuries: a predictor of mortality?
    Nathan I Shapiro
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Emerg Med 25:175-9. 2003
    ..9 (1.1-7.6, p < 0.03). In this study of normotensive trauma center patients, prehospital hypotension was associated with increased risk of mortality and significant chest or abdominal injury...
  34. ncbi request reprint Sixth cranial nerve palsy
    Sanjay Shewakramani
    Division of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Emerg Med 29:207-11. 2005
  35. ncbi request reprint The Air Medical Leadership Congress: setting the health care agenda for the air medical community
    Frank Thomas
    IHC Life Flight, LDS Hospital, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    Air Med J 22:34-9. 2003
    ..OBJECTIVES: This article describes the significance of the Air Medical Leadership Congress and the 10-Point Plan method used to develop it...
  36. ncbi request reprint Opioid analgesia and assessment of the sonographic Murphy sign
    Bret P Nelson
    Division of Emergency Medicine and Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Emerg Med 28:409-13. 2005
    ..There was no association between opioid analgesia and false-positive SM (OR 0.74, CI 0.08-6.65), or false-negative SM (OR 1.42, CI 0.46-4.43). We conclude that the test characteristics of SM are unaffected by opioid analgesia...
  37. ncbi request reprint Creation of an online collection of emergency medicine literature
    Christopher Kabrhel
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Clinics Building 115, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 12:173-5. 2005
    ..It also can be easily updated and password protected. Similar collections may be developed for use in other educational settings...
  38. ncbi request reprint Inadequate hemodynamic management in patients undergoing interfacility transfer for suspected aortic dissection
    Greg Winsor
    Boston MedFlight Critical Care Transport Service, Boston, MA 02170, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 23:24-9. 2005
    ..Education to improve SAAD care should focus upon both referral hospitals and transport services...
  39. ncbi request reprint Success rates of pediatric intubation by a non-physician-staffed critical care transport service
    Timothy H Harrison
    Boston MedFlight Critical Care Transport Service, Boston, MA, USA
    Pediatr Emerg Care 20:101-7. 2004
    ..A secondary objective was to assess for association between ETI success and factors such as age group or ETI setting (eg, in-hospital, in-aircraft)...
  40. doi request reprint Comparison of a radial artery compression device with invasive radial artery blood pressure monitoring
    Megan L Fix
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Blood Press Monit 13:199-203. 2008
    ....