Affiliation: Johns Hopkins University
- 2009 US emergency department HIV testing practicesRichard E Rothman
Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21209, USA
Ann Emerg Med 58:S3-9.e1-4. 2011..We characterize HIV testing practices and programs in US emergency departments (EDs) in 2009...
- Contamination of equipment in emergency settings: An exploratory study with a targeted automated interventionChidi Obasi
Division of Surgery, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Ann Surg Innov Res 3:8. 2009..The SUDS device allows for effective and durable decontamination of hospital equipment of varying sizes in the clinical area without disrupting patient care...
- Use of quantitative broad-based polymerase chain reaction for detection and identification of common bacterial pathogens in cerebrospinal fluidRichard Rothman
Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
Acad Emerg Med 17:741-7. 2010..Conventional laboratory diagnosis of bacterial meningitis based on microscopy followed by culture is time-consuming and has only moderate sensitivity...
- Rapid identification of bacterial pathogens in positive blood culture bottles by use of a broad-based PCR assay coupled with high-resolution melt analysisHelen Won
Johns Hopkins University Department of Emergency Medicine, 5801 Smith Avenue, Suite 3220, Davis Building, Baltimore, MD 21209, USA
J Clin Microbiol 48:3410-3. 2010..With a reference library of 60 clinically relevant bacterial species, 52 positive blood culture samples were tested. Our assay identified 46/52 samples at the species level, with 100% concordance to culture findings...
- Public health and clinical impact of increasing emergency department-based HIV testing: perspectives from the 2007 conference of the National Emergency Department HIV Testing ConsortiumAleksandar Kecojevic
Department of Emergency Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21209, USA
Ann Emerg Med 58:S151-9.e1. 2011..We codify those domains of public health and clinical care most affected by implementing HIV testing in EDs, as determined by expert opinion...
- HIV testing in emergency departments in the United States: a national surveyJason S Haukoos
Department of Emergency Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, CO 80204, USA
Ann Emerg Med 58:S10-6.e1-8. 2011..The objective of this study is to survey academic and community EDs throughout the United States to determine ED-based HIV testing practices...
- A comprehensive approach to achieving near 100% compliance with the Joint Commission Core Measures for pneumonia antibiotic timingPeter M Hill
The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
Am J Emerg Med 29:989-98. 2011..Published approaches to date for adhering to the pneumonia antibiotic timing (PN5c) Core Measure have shown moderate to limited success in reaching high levels of compliance...
- Nomenclature and definitions for emergency department human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing: report from the 2007 conference of the National Emergency Department HIV Testing ConsortiumMichael S Lyons
Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA
Acad Emerg Med 16:168-77. 2009..These definitions are designed to facilitate discussion, increase comparability of future reports, and potentially accelerate wider implementation of ED HIV testing...
- Public health in the emergency department: surveillance, screening, and intervention--funding and sustainabilityRobert Woolard
Department of Emergency Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso, TX, USA
Acad Emerg Med 16:1138-42. 2009..Recommendations for actions by EM summarize the findings of workshop...
- Wireless sensing systems in clinical environments: improving the efficiency of the patient monitoring processJeongGil Ko
Department of Computer Science, Johns Hopkins University, 224 New Engineering Building, Baltimore, MD 21218, USA
IEEE Eng Med Biol Mag 29:103-9. 2010..Promising results indicate that MEDiSN can tolerate high degrees of human mobility, is well received by patients and staff members, and performs well in real clinical environments...
- Rapid identification of biothreat and other clinically relevant bacterial species by use of universal PCR coupled with high-resolution melting analysisSamuel Yang
Johns Hopkins University, Department of Emergency Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21209, USA
J Clin Microbiol 47:2252-5. 2009....