Joseph Varon

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Affiliation: Texas Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Treatment of acute severe hypertension: current and newer agents
    Joseph Varon
    The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas, USA
    Drugs 68:283-97. 2008
  2. pmc Intravenous clevidipine for management of hypertension
    Alma Rivera
    Universidad Autonoma de Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico
    Integr Blood Press Control 3:105-11. 2010
  3. pmc Bench-to-bedside review: Rhabdomyolysis -- an overview for clinicians
    Ana L Huerta-Alardín
    Universidad Autonoma de Tamaulipas School of Medicine, Tampico, Mexico
    Crit Care 9:158-69. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Intravenous antihypertensives within cardiovascular-based continuity of care
    Joseph Varon
    Department of Medicine, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, St Luke s Episcopal Hospital, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Curr Vasc Pharmacol 7:159-68. 2009
  5. pmc To plug or not to plug?
    Joseph Varon
    The University of Texas Health Science Center, St Luke s Episcopal Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA
    Crit Care 8:87-8. 2004
  6. doi request reprint Therapeutic hypothermia: past, present, and future
    Joseph Varon
    University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas, USA
    Chest 133:1267-74. 2008
  7. pmc Perioperative hypertension management
    Joseph Varon
    The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, TX, USA
    Vasc Health Risk Manag 4:615-27. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Diagnosis and management of labile blood pressure during acute cerebrovascular accidents and other hypertensive crises
    Joseph Varon
    The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 25:949-59. 2007
  9. doi request reprint The diagnosis and treatment of hypertensive crises
    Joseph Varon
    The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX, USA
    Postgrad Med 121:5-13. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Resuscitation great. Sven-Ivar Seldinger: the revolution of radiology and acute intravascular access
    Joseph Varon
    The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, St Luke s Episcopal Hospital, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Resuscitation 75:7-11. 2007

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  1. ncbi request reprint Treatment of acute severe hypertension: current and newer agents
    Joseph Varon
    The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas, USA
    Drugs 68:283-97. 2008
    ..Similarly, nifedipine, nitroglycerin and hydralazine should not to be considered first-line therapies in the management of hypertensive crises because these agents are associated with significant toxicities and/or adverse effects...
  2. pmc Intravenous clevidipine for management of hypertension
    Alma Rivera
    Universidad Autonoma de Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico
    Integr Blood Press Control 3:105-11. 2010
    ..This manuscript reviews the key characteristics of clevidipine and its role in the management of acute hypertension...
  3. pmc Bench-to-bedside review: Rhabdomyolysis -- an overview for clinicians
    Ana L Huerta-Alardín
    Universidad Autonoma de Tamaulipas School of Medicine, Tampico, Mexico
    Crit Care 9:158-69. 2005
    ..The most sensitive laboratory finding of muscle injury is an elevated plasma creatine kinase level. The management of patients with rhabdomyolysis includes early vigorous hydration...
  4. ncbi request reprint Intravenous antihypertensives within cardiovascular-based continuity of care
    Joseph Varon
    Department of Medicine, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, St Luke s Episcopal Hospital, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Curr Vasc Pharmacol 7:159-68. 2009
    ..v. antihypertensives are multiple and varied. This article describes the frequently encountered cardiovascular-related conditions found in their respective clinical settings and the utility of various antihypertensive treatment options...
  5. pmc To plug or not to plug?
    Joseph Varon
    The University of Texas Health Science Center, St Luke s Episcopal Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA
    Crit Care 8:87-8. 2004
    ..Further, well designed studies are necessary to document the comparative effects of these devices versus manual compression...
  6. doi request reprint Therapeutic hypothermia: past, present, and future
    Joseph Varon
    University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas, USA
    Chest 133:1267-74. 2008
    ..This article reviews the historical development of TH, and its current indications, methods of induction, and potential future...
  7. pmc Perioperative hypertension management
    Joseph Varon
    The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, TX, USA
    Vasc Health Risk Manag 4:615-27. 2008
    ..When treatment is necessary, therapy should be individualized for the patient. This paper reviews the pharmacologic agents and strategies commonly used in the management of perioperative hypertension...
  8. ncbi request reprint Diagnosis and management of labile blood pressure during acute cerebrovascular accidents and other hypertensive crises
    Joseph Varon
    The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 25:949-59. 2007
    ..Clinicians must be mindful that accelerated hypertension is associated with other types of patients seen in the ED, such as perioperative patients and patients with traumatic head injuries...
  9. doi request reprint The diagnosis and treatment of hypertensive crises
    Joseph Varon
    The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX, USA
    Postgrad Med 121:5-13. 2009
    ..Likewise, nifedipine, nitroglycerin, and hydralazine should not to be considered first-line therapies in the management of hypertensive crises because these agents are associated with significant toxicities and/or side effects...
  10. ncbi request reprint Resuscitation great. Sven-Ivar Seldinger: the revolution of radiology and acute intravascular access
    Joseph Varon
    The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, St Luke s Episcopal Hospital, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Resuscitation 75:7-11. 2007
  11. doi request reprint Therapeutic hypothermia: implications for acute care practitioners
    Joseph Varon
    The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 2219 Dorrington St, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Postgrad Med 122:19-27. 2010
    ..The purpose of this comprehensive review is to show the evolution and the clinical use of TH as it pertains to acute care practitioners...
  12. ncbi request reprint Complete neurological recovery following delayed initiation of hypothermia in a victim of warm water near-drowning
    Joseph Varon
    The University of Texas Health Science Center, St Luke s Episcopal Hospital, 2219 Dorrington Street, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Resuscitation 68:421-3. 2006
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  13. ncbi request reprint Open-chest cardiopulmonary resuscitation: past, present and future
    Ana G Alzaga-Fernandez
    Universidad Autonoma de Tamaulipas School of Medicine, Tampico, Mexico
    Resuscitation 64:149-56. 2005
    ..The vast majority of the patients' families accept OCCPR as a therapeutic choice for cardiac arrests and it has been showed to be economically viable. This paper reviews some of the basic and advanced concepts of this evolving technique...
  14. ncbi request reprint Treatment of cardiac arrest with automatic external defibrillators: impact on outcome
    Joseph Varon
    University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Am J Cardiovasc Drugs 3:265-70. 2003
    ..As technology evolves costs will decline, however, the current economic reality requires careful consideration of the cost effectiveness of specific AED placement...
  15. doi request reprint Resuscitation great. George W. Crile: a visionary mind in resuscitation
    Karina M Soto-Ruiz
    Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, School of Medicine, Tijuana, Mexico, USA
    Resuscitation 80:6-8. 2009
    ..Although they were published a long time ago, his contributions to medicine remain fundamental to clinical practice in today's operating rooms and critical care units...
  16. ncbi request reprint Resuscitation great. Kouwenhoven, Jude and Knickerbocker: The introduction of defibrillation and external chest compressions into modern resuscitation
    Pilar Acosta
    Universidad Autonoma de Tamaulipas School of Medicine, Tampico, Mexico
    Resuscitation 64:139-43. 2005
  17. doi request reprint Clevidipine : a state-of-the-art antihypertensive drug under the scope
    Ilse M Espina
    Dorrington Medical Associates, 2219 Dorrington Street, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Expert Opin Pharmacother 13:387-93. 2012
    ..It is a new agent that might change the current management for severe acute hypertension in the critical care, emergency and perioperative areas...
  18. ncbi request reprint The resuscitation greats. Charles Kite: The clinical epidemiology of sudden cardiac death and the origin of the early defibrillator
    Ana Graciela Alzaga
    Universidad Autonoma de Tamaulipas, Tampico, Mexico
    Resuscitation 64:7-12. 2005
  19. pmc Clinical review: the management of hypertensive crises
    Joseph Varon
    Pulmonary and Critical Care Section, Baylor College of Medicine, The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, USA
    Crit Care 7:374-84. 2003
    ..This article reviews current concepts, and common misconceptions and pitfalls in the diagnosis and management of patients with acutely elevated blood pressure...
  20. ncbi request reprint Bilateral anterior ischemic optic neuropathy after liposuction
    Rod Foroozan
    Neuro Ophthalmology Service RF, Cullen Eye Institute, Baylor College of Medicine, 6565 Fannin NC 205, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Neuroophthalmol 24:211-3. 2004
    ..Visual function remained stable over a four-month follow-up, with decreased visual acuity and marked constriction of the visual fields. To our knowledge, this is the second reported case of ischemic optic neuropathy in this setting...
  21. doi request reprint The men and history behind the Venturi mask
    Karina M Soto-Ruiz
    Dorrington Medical Associates, Houston, TX, USA
    Resuscitation 82:244-6. 2011
    ..By using this principle, precise oxygen delivery occurs, thus, representing the standard of supplemental oxygen facemasks today...
  22. ncbi request reprint Resuscitation great. Breaking the thermal barrier: Dr. Temple Fay
    Ana G Alzaga
    Universidad Autonoma de Tamaulipas, Tampico, Mexico
    Resuscitation 69:359-64. 2006
  23. ncbi request reprint The Resuscitation Greats: Andreas Vesalius, the concept of an artificial airway
    Federico Vallejo-Manzur
    Autonomous University of Tamaulipas, Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico
    Resuscitation 56:3-7. 2003
  24. ncbi request reprint Therapeutic hypothermia
    Ana G Alzaga
    Universidad Autonoma de Tamaulipas, Tampico, Mexico
    Resuscitation 70:369-80. 2006
    ..Cooling techniques and recovery processes, as well as potential complications are also reviewed. Clinicians caring for a wide variety of critically ill patients should be familiar with the use of therapeutic hypothermia...
  25. doi request reprint Therapeutic hypothermia: a state-of-the-art emergency medicine perspective
    Joseph Varon
    The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, TX 77030 3209, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 30:800-10. 2012
    ..This study describes the historical development of TH, its current applications in emergency medicine, and its potential future uses...
  26. ncbi request reprint Acute kidney injury and cardiovascular outcomes in acute severe hypertension
    Lynda A Szczech
    Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3646, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Circulation 121:2183-91. 2010
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  27. ncbi request reprint Cardiopulmonary resuscitation in patients with cancer
    Joseph Varon
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas, USA
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 24:224-9. 2007
    ..This article reviews those factors that affect the outcome of cardiopulmonary resuscitation in patients with cancer and provides recommendations on obtaining do-not-resuscitate orders in these patients...
  28. doi request reprint Spontaneous extraperitoneal lumbar artery hemorrhage
    Salim Surani
    Texas A and M University, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA
    J Emerg Med 40:e111-4. 2011
    ..Nevertheless, treatment of SEH with the use of angiography and arterial embolization may provide a safe, efficacious alternative to surgery...
  29. ncbi request reprint Critical illness at mass gatherings is uncommon
    Joseph Varon
    Pulmonary and Critical Care Section, The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Emerg Med 25:409-13. 2003
    ..Careful consideration of cost-benefit should occur when determining allocation of resources for these activities...
  30. ncbi request reprint Public use of automatic defibrillators: a bolt from the blue
    Robert E Fromm
    Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, TX 77030, USA
    Lancet 360:1712. 2002
  31. doi request reprint Richard Lower: the origins of blood transfusion
    Eduardo Fastag
    Dorrington Medical Associates, PA, Houston, TX, USA
    J Emerg Med 44:1146-50. 2013
    ..Safe transfusion awaited the recognition of blood types and cross-matching, and did not occur until early in the 20(th) century. A number of other advances in transfusion therapy have followed, and more are in development...
  32. ncbi request reprint Clinical information systems and the electronic medical record in the intensive care unit
    Joseph Varon
    Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Curr Opin Crit Care 8:616-24. 2002
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  33. ncbi request reprint Moritz Schiff and the history of open-chest cardiac massage
    Federico Vallejo-Manzur
    Baylor College of Medicine, 2219 Dorrington, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Resuscitation 53:3-5. 2002
  34. ncbi request reprint Evaluation and treatment of papilledema in pregnancy
    Jade S Schiffman
    University Eye Institute, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, USA
    Compr Ophthalmol Update 7:187-202. 2006
    ..Drugs that may be considered in the management of papilledema are reviewed, and the FDA information regarding their safety for the fetus is provided...
  35. ncbi request reprint Sleepiness in medical residents: impact of mandated reduction in work hours
    Salim Surani
    Baylor College of Medicine, Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep, 1709 Dryden St, Houston, TX 77030, United States
    Sleep Med 8:90-3. 2007
    ..To assess the sleepiness among Family Practice residents using subjective data, the Epworth sleepiness scale (ESS), as well as objective assessment, the multiple sleep latency test (MSLT)...
  36. ncbi request reprint "The use of positive end-expiratory pressure in mechanical ventilation"
    Pilar Acosta
    Dorrington Medical Associates, 2219 Dorrington Street, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Crit Care Clin 23:251-61, x. 2007
    ..Other effects can be adverse, like decreasing cardiac output, increased risk of barotrauma, and the interference with assessment of hemodynamic pressures...
  37. ncbi request reprint Hypertensive crises: challenges and management
    Paul E Marik
    Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA USA
    Chest 131:1949-62. 2007
    ..This article reviews definitions, current concepts, common misconceptions, and pitfalls in the diagnosis and management of patients with acutely elevated BP as well as special clinical situations in which BP must be controlled...
  38. ncbi request reprint Therapeutic hypothermia and the need for defibrillation: wet or dry?
    Joseph Varon
    Am J Emerg Med 25:479-80. 2007
  39. ncbi request reprint Finding myocardial ischemia: what now?
    Robert E Fromm
    Crit Care Med 31:2406-7. 2003
  40. ncbi request reprint The Resuscitation greats. Claude Bernard: on the origin of carbon monoxide poisoning
    George L Sternbach
    Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Resuscitation 58:127-30. 2003
  41. ncbi request reprint Cardiopulmonary resuscitation: bad for the heart?
    Robert E Fromm
    Crit Care Med 30:2603-4. 2002
  42. ncbi request reprint The management of acute severe asthma
    Paul E Marik
    Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
    J Emerg Med 23:257-68. 2002
    ..Mechanical ventilation is usually well tolerated and may be lifesaving in patients with refractory asthma. Precautions are required to prevent dynamic hyperinflation during assisted ventilation...
  43. ncbi request reprint Management of head trauma
    Paul E Marik
    Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Chest 122:699-711. 2002
    ..However, it is likely that many patients with TBI are not treated according to current treatment principles. This article presents an overview of the current management of patients with TBI...
  44. ncbi request reprint Oral vs inhaled corticosteroids following emergency department discharge of patients with acute asthma
    Paul E Marik
    Chest 121:1735-6. 2002
  45. ncbi request reprint Influence of perceived functional and employment status on cardiopulmonary resuscitation directives
    Gordon Guyatt
    Department of Medicine, Hamilton, Ontario Canada
    J Crit Care 18:133-41. 2003
    ..Perceptions about functional and employment status before admission to the intensive care unit (ICU) may influence how patients and clinicians make decisions about cardiopulmonary resuscitation...
  46. ncbi request reprint Hearts in the air: the role of aeromedical transport
    Joseph Varon
    Chest 124:1636-7. 2003
  47. ncbi request reprint Steroids in cardiac arrest: not ready for prime time?
    Joseph Varon
    Am J Emerg Med 25:376-7. 2007
  48. ncbi request reprint Bag vs. machine: Where are the data?
    Joseph Varon
    J Emerg Med 30:97-8. 2006
  49. ncbi request reprint Purple urine bag syndrome
    Federico Vallejo-Manzur
    University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA 01605, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 23:521-4. 2005
    ..The syndrome resolves usually after treatment of urinary tract infection or changing of the collecting bag. We present a case of a patient with purple urine bag syndrome and a pertinent literature review...
  50. ncbi request reprint Prostaglandin inhibition and ischemia: where are the data?
    Robert E Fromm
    Am J Emerg Med 26:101-2. 2008
  51. doi request reprint Automatic external defibrillation around the world: the time has come
    George L Sternbach
    J Emerg Med 34:335-6. 2008
  52. doi request reprint Resuscitation great. Willem Einthoven: the development of the human electrocardiogram
    Christian Cajavilca
    Universidad de Monterrey School of Medicine, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
    Resuscitation 76:325-8. 2008
    ..In 1924, Einthoven received the Nobel Prize in Medicine for his development of the string galvanometer...
  53. ncbi request reprint The discovery and rediscovery of oxygen
    George L Sternbach
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA 94025, USA
    J Emerg Med 28:221-4. 2005
    ..Although the point of primacy is somewhat contentious, Priestley shares the distinction of discovering elemental oxygen with Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier, the French chemist, and Carl Wilhelm Scheele, the Swedish apothecary...
  54. ncbi request reprint Diving emergencies
    Antonio DeGorordo
    Universidad Autonoma de Tamaulipas, Tamaulipas, Mexico
    Resuscitation 59:171-80. 2003
    ..This article reviews some of the principles of diving and pathophysiology of diving injuries as well as the acute treatment, and further management of these patients...
  55. pmc Einthoven's string galvanometer: the first electrocardiograph
    Moises Rivera-Ruiz
    School of Medicine, Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla, Puebla, Tehuacán 72160, Mexico
    Tex Heart Inst J 35:174-8. 2008
    ..Herein, we review the history of the electrocardiograph, with a focus on Willem Einthoven's quest to make the device a practical clinical instrument in the diagnosis of cardiac abnormalities...
  56. doi request reprint Therapeutic hypothermia use among health care providers in 2 developing countries
    Joseph Varon
    Am J Emerg Med 26:244. 2008