Affiliation: Stony Brook University
- The Wong-Baker pain FACES scale measures pain, not fearGregory Garra
Department of Emergency Medicine, Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook, NY 11794, USA
Pediatr Emerg Care 29:17-20. 2013..We hypothesized that the WBS would correlate with a psychometrically different pain severity scale (the visual analog scale [VAS]) and not correlate with a fear measure, the Child Medical Fear Scale (CMFS)...
- Pretreatment of patients requiring oral contrast abdominal computed tomography with antiemetics: a randomized controlled trial of efficacyGregory Garra
Department of Emergency Medicine, Stony Brook University Medical Center, Stony Brook, NY 11784 8350, USA
Ann Emerg Med 53:528-33. 2009..Ingestion of diatrizoate meglumine before abdominal computed tomography (CT) is time consuming. We hypothesized that pretreatment with metoclopramide or ondansetron would result in faster ingestion of diatrizoate meglumine than placebo...
- Heat or cold packs for neck and back strain: a randomized controlled trial of efficacyGregory Garra
Department of Emergency Medicine, Stony Brook University Medical Center, Stony Brook, NY, USA
Acad Emerg Med 17:484-9. 2010..The objective of this study was to compare the analgesic efficacy of heat and cold in relieving pain from back and neck strains. The authors hypothesized that pain relief would not differ between hot and cold packs...
- Synchronous collection of multisource feedback evaluations does not increase inter-rater reliabilityGregory Garra
Emergency Medicine, Stony Brook University Medical Center, Stony Brook, NY, USA
Acad Emerg Med 18:S65-70. 2011..We sought to determine if within- and between-rater group reliability is increased when evaluations are gathered synchronously and relate to a specific patient interaction...
- Validation of the Wong-Baker FACES Pain Rating Scale in pediatric emergency department patientsGregory Garra
Department of Emergency Medicine, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, USA
Acad Emerg Med 17:50-4. 2010..The hypothesis was that the pain severity ratings on the WBS would be highly correlated (Spearman's rho > 0.80) with those on a VAS...
- The impact of communication barriers on diagnostic confidence and ancillary testing in the emergency departmentGregory Garra
Department of Emergency Medicine, Stony Brook University Medical Center, Stony Brook, New York 11794 8350, USA
J Emerg Med 38:681-5. 2010..The prevalence and degree to which these barriers affect diagnosis, testing, and treatment are unknown...
- Patients overwhelmingly prefer inpatient boarding to emergency department boardingPeter Viccellio
Department of Emergency Medicine, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York
J Emerg Med 45:942-6. 2013..One alternative to boarding in the ED, a full-capacity protocol where boarded patients are redeployed to inpatient units, can reduce crowding and improve overall flow...
- Triage pain scores and the desire for and use of analgesicsAdam J Singer
Department of Emergency Medicine, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 1794 8350, USA
Ann Emerg Med 52:689-95. 2008..We determine how often patients in pain desire and receive analgesics in the emergency department (ED). We hypothesize that many ED patients in pain do not desire analgesics and that most who want them receive them...
- Changes in practice patterns with the opening of a dedicated pediatric emergency departmentAdam J Singer
From the Department of Emergency Medicine, Stony Brook Medicine, Stony Brook, NY
Pediatr Emerg Care 30:705-9. 2014..Dedicated pediatric emergency departments (ED) staffed by pediatric emergency medicine physicians are becoming more common. We compared processes of care and outcomes before and after opening a dedicated pediatric ED...
- Patient history and physician suspicion accurately exclude pregnancyMax H Minnerop
Department of Emergency Medicine, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794 835, USA
Am J Emerg Med 29:212-5. 2011..Reliance upon patient assessment in excluding pregnancy is questionable. Physicians are encouraged to obtain pregnancy tests in all women of childbearing age. We affirmed the accuracy of women and their physicians in predicting pregnancy...