Leslie S Zun

Summary

Affiliation: Mount Sinai Hospital
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Analysis of the literature on emergency department throughput
    Leslie S Zun
    Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science Chicago Medical School, Department of Emergency Medicine
    West J Emerg Med 10:104-9. 2009
  2. ncbi Comparison of EPs' and psychiatrists' laboratory assessment of psychiatric patients
    Leslie S Zun
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Finch University Chicago Medical School, North Chicago, Illinois 60608, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 22:175-80. 2004
  3. ncbi Is a third year clerkship in emergency medicine correlated with a career choice in emergency medicine?
    Leslie S Zun
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Finch University Chicago Medical School, Mount Sinai Hospital, Illinois 60608, USA
    Teach Learn Med 16:14-7. 2004
  4. ncbi Adult health screening and referral in the emergency department
    Leslie S Zun
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Finch University Chicago Medical School, USA
    South Med J 99:940-8. 2006
  5. ncbi Reliability of a short gun questionnaire
    Leslie S Zun
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Finch University Chicago Medical School, Chicago, IL, USA
    South Med J 96:1238-42. 2003
  6. ncbi The effect of noise in the emergency department
    Leslie S Zun
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Finch University Chicago Medical School, IL, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 12:663-6. 2005
  7. ncbi Who are the young victims of violence?
    Leslie S Zun
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, USA
    Pediatr Emerg Care 21:568-73. 2005
  8. ncbi The use of seclusion in emergency medicine
    Leslie S Zun
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Finch University Chicago Medical School, Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago, IL 60608, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 27:365-71. 2005
  9. ncbi Psychosocial needs of young persons who are victims of interpersonal violence
    Leslie S Zun
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Finch University, Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Pediatr Emerg Care 19:15-9. 2003
  10. ncbi 1st- and 2nd-year medical student exposure to emergency medicine
    Leslie S Zun
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center, 15th and California, Chicago, IL 60608, USA
    Teach Learn Med 14:164-7. 2002

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Publications39

  1. pmc Analysis of the literature on emergency department throughput
    Leslie S Zun
    Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science Chicago Medical School, Department of Emergency Medicine
    West J Emerg Med 10:104-9. 2009
    ..The purpose of this paper was to review and analyze all the literature concerning ED patient throughput. The secondary goal was to determine if certain factors would significantly alter patients' ED throughput...
  2. ncbi Comparison of EPs' and psychiatrists' laboratory assessment of psychiatric patients
    Leslie S Zun
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Finch University Chicago Medical School, North Chicago, Illinois 60608, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 22:175-80. 2004
    ..Further means to obtain congruence in the testing protocol of psychiatric patients would be a valuable endeavor...
  3. ncbi Is a third year clerkship in emergency medicine correlated with a career choice in emergency medicine?
    Leslie S Zun
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Finch University Chicago Medical School, Mount Sinai Hospital, Illinois 60608, USA
    Teach Learn Med 16:14-7. 2004
    ..The factors medical students use to choose emergency medicine (EM) as a career path have not been well studied. The role of a 3rd year clerkship in EM in a student's choice of EM residency is not known...
  4. ncbi Adult health screening and referral in the emergency department
    Leslie S Zun
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Finch University Chicago Medical School, USA
    South Med J 99:940-8. 2006
    ..A secondary objective was to determine if the patient would accept health referrals and follow-up with a doctor or clinic...
  5. ncbi Reliability of a short gun questionnaire
    Leslie S Zun
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Finch University Chicago Medical School, Chicago, IL, USA
    South Med J 96:1238-42. 2003
    ..The purpose of the study was to develop and test a short gun questionnaire and compare its reliability to a long gun questionnaire to identify youths who may have access to or ownership of a gun...
  6. ncbi The effect of noise in the emergency department
    Leslie S Zun
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Finch University Chicago Medical School, IL, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 12:663-6. 2005
    ..It is hypothesized that high ambient noise in the emergency department (ED) adversely affects the ability of the examiner to hear heart and lung sounds...
  7. ncbi Who are the young victims of violence?
    Leslie S Zun
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, USA
    Pediatr Emerg Care 21:568-73. 2005
    ..Although young victims of intentional violence are commonly cared for in emergency departments, minimal information exists regarding the characteristics of these young people. This study fills that knowledge gap...
  8. ncbi The use of seclusion in emergency medicine
    Leslie S Zun
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Finch University Chicago Medical School, Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago, IL 60608, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 27:365-71. 2005
    ..The primary purpose of this study was to determine the extent of the use of seclusion in EDs in the United States. The secondary purpose was to describe seclusion use in EDs...
  9. ncbi Psychosocial needs of young persons who are victims of interpersonal violence
    Leslie S Zun
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Finch University, Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Pediatr Emerg Care 19:15-9. 2003
    ..We conducted this study to determine the needs of victims of interpersonal violence using a psychosocial assessment tool administered in the ED...
  10. ncbi 1st- and 2nd-year medical student exposure to emergency medicine
    Leslie S Zun
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center, 15th and California, Chicago, IL 60608, USA
    Teach Learn Med 14:164-7. 2002
    ..Medical societies in emergency medicine (EM) have recommended teaching EM topics in the preclinical years of medical school. However, the magnitude of integrating an EM curriculum into the 1st and 2nd year of medical school is unknown...
  11. ncbi Accuracy of emergency medical information on the web
    Leslie S Zun
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Finch University of Health Sciences The Chicago Medical School, North Chicago, IL, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 22:94-7. 2004
    ..Thus, most web sites are not good sources of reference for the public to find out what to do in the case of a medical emergency...
  12. doi Does gun accessibility lead to violence-related injury?
    La Vonne A Downey
    School of Policy Studies, Roosevelt University, 430 Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
    South Med J 106:161-72. 2013
    ..The purpose of the study was to determine the relation between access to guns and the risk of violence-related injuries in youth and young adults...
  13. ncbi An emergency department-based program to change attitudes of youth toward violence
    Leslie S Zun
    Department of Related Health Sciences, Finch University Chicago Medical School, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    J Emerg Med 26:247-51. 2004
    ..41) and the control group (63 to.50). The results of this study demonstrate a lack of attitudinal changes. This may be attributed to limitations of study design and an inherent difficulty in dealing with high-risk inner city youth...
  14. ncbi Violence prevention in the ED: linkage of the ED to a social service agency
    Leslie S Zun
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Finch University Chicago Medical School, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 21:454-7. 2003
    ..728, significance =.00). The referral of young victims of violence from the ED to psychosocial services could be successful using a case management model and an alliance between a healthcare system and a social service agency...
  15. ncbi Pediatric health screening and referral in the ED
    Leslie S Zun
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, IL 60069, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 23:737-41. 2005
    ..The secondary objective was to determine if the patient's parent or guardian would accept health referrals and bring the child to follow up with a doctor...
  16. pmc English-language competency of self-declared English-speaking Hispanic patients using written tests of health literacy
    Leslie S Zun
    Finch University of Health Sciences Chicago Medical School Chicago, IL, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 98:912-7. 2006
    ..We hypothesized that many patients who state that they are able to speak English do not in fact possess sufficient ability to communicate in English...
  17. doi Expectations of an emergency medicine clerkship director
    Robert L Rogers
    Department of Emergency Medicine, The University of Maryland School of Medicine RLR, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 18:513-8. 2011
    ..This reference document serves as a template for the job description and expectations of an EM CD...
  18. doi Pitfalls in the care of the psychiatric patient in the emergency department
    Leslie S Zun
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital and Chicago Medical School, Chicago, Illinois 60608, USA
    J Emerg Med 43:829-35. 2012
    ..Care of the psychiatric patient in the Emergency Department (ED) is evolving. As with other disease states, there are a number of pitfalls that complicate the care of the psychiatric patient...
  19. ncbi The correlation between patient comprehension of their reason for hospital admission and overall patient satisfaction in the emergency department
    La Vonne A Downey
    Roosevelt University School of Policy Studies, 430 Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 102:637-43. 2010
    ..1) To determine the patient's comprehension of the reasons for admission in the emergency department and (2) to examine what, if any, correlation there is between patients' understanding and satisfaction with care...
  20. ncbi Evidence-based evaluation of psychiatric patients
    Leslie S Zun
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Chicago Medical School and Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago, IL 60608, USA
    J Emerg Med 28:35-9. 2005
    ..This review applies the rigors of evidence-based evaluation of the medical literature that is currently available to determine when it is safe to place a patient with behavioral complaints under psychiatric care...
  21. ncbi The effectiveness of an ED-based violence prevention program
    Leslie S Zun
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Roosevelt University Chicago Medical School, IL 60608, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 24:8-13. 2006
    ..The recurrence rate for repeat violence has been reported from 6% to 44% with a 5-year mortality of 20%. This study describes the results of a program to reduce violence recurrence based in the ED...
  22. ncbi Patients' self-treatment with alternative treatment before presenting to the ED
    Leslie S Zun
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Finch University Chicago Medical School, IL, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 20:473-5. 2002
    ..Emergency physicians need to consider the use of alternative treatment and medicine by patients presenting to the ED for treatment...
  23. doi The impact of watching cartoons for distraction during painful procedures in the emergency department
    La Vonne A Downey
    Roosevelt University, Health Services Public Administration, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
    Pediatr Emerg Care 28:1033-5. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether the viewing of cartoons in the acute care setting reduces the perception of pain by pediatric patients...
  24. ncbi Evidence-based treatment of psychiatric patient
    Leslie S Zun
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Chicago Medical School and Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    J Emerg Med 28:277-83. 2005
    ..This review applies the rigors of an evidence-based evaluation of the literature concerning the choices of treatment for these patients...
  25. ncbi Assessing adult health literacy in urban healthcare settings
    La Vonne A Downey
    Roosevelt University, School of Policy Studies, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 100:1304-8. 2008
    ..The second purpose of the study was to identify and assess predictors of low or adequate health literacy in order to better accommodate the communication needs of these patients...
  26. ncbi Gender differences in narcotic-induced emesis in the ED
    Leslie S Zun
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Finch University Chicago Medical School and Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60608, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 20:151-4. 2002
    ..The nausea and vomiting was associated with female sex and the cause of pain. A comparative study of other pain medications versus narcotics for incidence of induced nausea and emesis would be useful...
  27. doi Undiagnosed mental illness in the emergency department
    La Vonne A Downey
    Health Services Public Administration, Roosevelt University, Chicago, Illinois 60605, USA
    J Emerg Med 43:876-82. 2012
    ..Mental illness affects 8% of the population. The early identification and treatment of mental illness can reduce the progression and complications of the illness...
  28. ncbi Frequency of alternative to restraints and seclusion and uses of agitation reduction techniques in the emergency department
    La Vonne A Downey
    School of Policy Studies, Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 29:470-4. 2007
    ..The second purpose was to determine the reasons for differing levels of usage and/or compliance with the JCAHO recommendations...
  29. ncbi Violence prediction in the Emergency Department
    La Vonne A Downey
    School of Policy Studies, Roosevelt University, Chicago, Illinois 60605, USA
    J Emerg Med 33:307-12. 2007
    ..These same questions were able to track those who continued to engage in high-risk violent behaviors 1 month later...
  30. doi Emergency medicine in the medical school curriculum
    David A Wald
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 17:S26-30. 2010
    ..Patients presenting to the ED span the entire spectrum: young and old, sick and not sick. It is this variety of cases that makes the ED a truly valuable setting for educating students...
  31. doi Comparison of emergency nurses association emergency severity triage and Australian emergency mental health triage systems for the evaluation of psychiatric patients
    La Vonne A Downey
    Roosevelt University, Health Services Public Administration, Chicago, Illinois Dr Downey Department of Emergency Medicine, Finch University Chicago Medical School, Chicago, Illinois Dr Zun and Department of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago, Illinois Dr Zun and Ms Burke
    J Ambul Care Manage 37:11-9. 2014
    ..It found that the specialized psychiatric triage system decreased wait times and allowed symptoms to be addressed sooner for patients presenting with psychiatric complaints...
  32. ncbi The effects of deep breathing training on pain management in the emergency department
    La Vonne A Downey
    Health Services, Department of Public Administration Political Science, Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
    South Med J 102:688-92. 2009
    ..A secondary purpose was to measure the impact of deep breathing teaching on indicators of patient satisfaction...
  33. ncbi Tetanus immunization shortage in the United States
    Leslie S Zun
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Finch University Chicago Medical School, Chicago, IL 60608, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 21:298-301. 2003
    ..8% (11 of 616) got the prioritization correct. Although EM directors uniformly know about and are experiencing the tetanus shortage, few correctly reported the tetanus immunization priority. Few EDs had a patient callback system...
  34. ncbi A prospective study of the complication rate of use of patient restraint in the emergency department
    Leslie S Zun
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Finch University Chicago Medical School, Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago, Illinois 60608, USA
    J Emerg Med 24:119-24. 2003
    ..We found that male patients were most often restrained for violent and disruptive behavior. Most commonly, two restraints were used in combination with chemical restraints for a duration of almost 5 h...
  35. pmc Pain management in the emergency department and its relationship to patient satisfaction
    La Vonne A Downey
    Roosevelt University Health Services, 430 Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
    J Emerg Trauma Shock 3:326-30. 2010
    ..Pain is the most common reason due to which patients come to the emergency department (ED)...
  36. pmc Indicators of potential for rupture for ectopics seen in the emergency department
    La Vonne A Downey
    School of Policy Studies, Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Emerg Trauma Shock 4:374-7. 2011
    ..Emergency departments (ED) frequently evaluate patients with probable ectopic pregnancies who go home and may rupture. It would be beneficial to know which patient factors are associated with rupture and which are not...
  37. pmc Completeness and accuracy of emergency medical information on the web: update 2008
    Leslie S Zun
    Mount Sinai Hospital, Department of Emergency Medicine, Chicago, Illinois
    West J Emerg Med 12:448-54. 2011
    ..With this update we seek to build upon on the 2004 study by determining whether the completeness and accuracy of emergency medical information available online has improved over time...
  38. pmc Level of agitation of psychiatric patients presenting to an emergency department
    Leslie S Zun
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science Chicago Medical School, and the Department of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital and the School of Policy Studies, Roosevelt University, Chicago, Ill
    Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry 10:108-13. 2008
    ..Further study of the level of agitation and the effects of restraints is needed...
  39. ncbi Competencies for youth violence prevention and control
    Leslie S Zun
    Acad Emerg Med 10:406-7; author reply 407. 2003