W R Mower

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Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Pulse oximetry as a fifth vital sign in emergency geriatric assessment
    W R Mower
    UCLA Emergency Medicine Center and the Department of Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 5:858-65. 1998
  2. ncbi request reprint Developing a clinical decision instrument to rule out intracranial injuries in patients with minor head trauma: methodology of the NEXUS II investigation
    William R Mower
    UCLA Emergency Medicine Center, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 40:505-14. 2002
  3. ncbi request reprint Developing a decision instrument to guide computed tomographic imaging of blunt head injury patients
    William R Mower
    UCLA Emergency Medicine Center, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    J Trauma 59:954-9. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Selective tomographic imaging of patients with new-onset seizure disorders
    William R Mower
    UCLA Emergency Medicine Center, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 9:43-7. 2002
  5. ncbi request reprint Use of plain radiography to screen for cervical spine injuries
    W R Mower
    UCLA Emergency Medicine Center, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 38:1-7. 2001
  6. ncbi request reprint Evaluating bias and variability in diagnostic test reports
    W R Mower
    UCLA Emergency Medicine Center, School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles 90024, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 33:85-91. 1999
  7. ncbi request reprint EMERGEncy ID NET: an emergency department-based emerging infections sentinel network. The EMERGEncy ID NET Study Group
    D A Talan
    Olive View UCLA Medical Center, Sylmar, CA, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 32:703-11. 1998
  8. ncbi request reprint Etiology of bloody diarrhea among patients presenting to United States emergency departments: prevalence of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and other enteropathogens
    D Talan
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Olive View UCLA Los Angeles Medical Center, University of California, Los Angeles, Sylmar, CA 91342, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 32:573-80. 2001
  9. ncbi request reprint Distracting painful injuries associated with cervical spinal injuries in blunt trauma
    A Ullrich
    Emergency Medicine Center, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 8:25-9. 2001
  10. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of blunt head injury victims undergoing ED cranial computed tomographic scanning
    James F Holmes
    Department of Emergency Medicine, UC Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 24:167-73. 2006

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Publications36

  1. ncbi request reprint Pulse oximetry as a fifth vital sign in emergency geriatric assessment
    W R Mower
    UCLA Emergency Medicine Center and the Department of Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 5:858-65. 1998
    ..To determine the utility of pulse oximetry as a routine fifth vital sign in emergency geriatric assessment...
  2. ncbi request reprint Developing a clinical decision instrument to rule out intracranial injuries in patients with minor head trauma: methodology of the NEXUS II investigation
    William R Mower
    UCLA Emergency Medicine Center, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 40:505-14. 2002
    ..NEXUS II should be able to definitively answer questions about the validity and reliability of clinical criteria as a preliminary screen for blunt head trauma...
  3. ncbi request reprint Developing a decision instrument to guide computed tomographic imaging of blunt head injury patients
    William R Mower
    UCLA Emergency Medicine Center, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    J Trauma 59:954-9. 2005
    ..Clinical characteristics may be able reliably identify patients who do not have intracranial injuries and consequently, do no require imaging...
  4. ncbi request reprint Selective tomographic imaging of patients with new-onset seizure disorders
    William R Mower
    UCLA Emergency Medicine Center, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 9:43-7. 2002
    ..This study sought to determine whether a reliable decision rule could be developed using a limited number of clinical and demographic characteristics...
  5. ncbi request reprint Use of plain radiography to screen for cervical spine injuries
    W R Mower
    UCLA Emergency Medicine Center, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 38:1-7. 2001
    ..The purposes of this investigation were to document the efficacy of standard radiographic views and to categorize the frequencies and types of injuries missed on plain radiographic screening of the cervical spine...
  6. ncbi request reprint Evaluating bias and variability in diagnostic test reports
    W R Mower
    UCLA Emergency Medicine Center, School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles 90024, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 33:85-91. 1999
    ..This article explores the ways in which studies of diagnostic test efficacy can be affected by bias and variability...
  7. ncbi request reprint EMERGEncy ID NET: an emergency department-based emerging infections sentinel network. The EMERGEncy ID NET Study Group
    D A Talan
    Olive View UCLA Medical Center, Sylmar, CA, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 32:703-11. 1998
    ..Future plans include study of antimicrobial use, meningitis, and encephalitis, and consideration of other public health concerns such as injury and national and international network expansion...
  8. ncbi request reprint Etiology of bloody diarrhea among patients presenting to United States emergency departments: prevalence of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and other enteropathogens
    D Talan
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Olive View UCLA Los Angeles Medical Center, University of California, Los Angeles, Sylmar, CA 91342, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 32:573-80. 2001
    ..The prevalence of STEC infection varied by site from 0% to 6.2%. Hospital admissions resulted from 195 episodes (23.4%). These data support recommendations that stool samples be cultured for patients with acute bloody diarrhea...
  9. ncbi request reprint Distracting painful injuries associated with cervical spinal injuries in blunt trauma
    A Ullrich
    Emergency Medicine Center, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 8:25-9. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: A significant number of blunt trauma patients are believed by clinicians to have DPIs that can possibly mask the presence of cervical spinal injury. Fractures and trauma to soft tissues are the most common types of DPI...
  10. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of blunt head injury victims undergoing ED cranial computed tomographic scanning
    James F Holmes
    Department of Emergency Medicine, UC Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 24:167-73. 2006
    ..We sought to describe the epidemiology of emergency department (ED) patients with blunt head injury undergoing cranial computed tomography (CT) scanning for the evaluation of possible traumatic brain injury (TBI)...
  11. ncbi request reprint Performance of a decision rule to predict need for computed tomography among children with blunt head trauma
    Jennifer A Oman
    Department of Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine, University of California, Irvine, California, USA
    Pediatrics 117:e238-46. 2006
    ..To assess the ability of the NEXUS II head trauma decision instrument to identify patients with clinically important intracranial injury (ICI) from among children with blunt head trauma...
  12. ncbi request reprint Impact of patient race on receiving head CT during blunt head injury evaluation
    Stephen P Wall
    UCLA Emergency Medicine Center, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 12:862-8. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to determine whether race/ethnicity predicts whether a patient receives computed tomography of the head (head CT) during evaluation of blunt head injury...
  13. ncbi request reprint Defining "therapeutically inconsequential" head computed tomographic findings in patients with blunt head trauma
    Clare Atzema
    Emergency Medicine Center, University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 44:47-56. 2004
    ..quot; We estimate the prevalence of these findings and determine how frequently affected patients had "important neurosurgical outcomes," defined as either a directed intervention or a poor Glasgow Outcome Scale score...
  14. ncbi request reprint Interrater reliability of criteria used in assessing blunt head injury patients for intracranial injuries
    Judd E Hollander
    Departments of Emergency Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Ravdin Building Ground Floor, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 4283, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 10:830-5. 2003
    ..To determine the interrater reliability of potential predictor variables that may be used to construct a clinical decision rule for emergency computed tomography of the head in blunt head injury victims...
  15. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and prognosis of traumatic intraventricular hemorrhage in patients with blunt head trauma
    Clare Atzema
    Emergency Medicine Center, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Trauma 60:1010-7; discussion 1017. 2006
    ..Most studies of traumatic intraventricular hemorrhage (tIVH) contain fewer than 25 subjects and are retrospective in design, providing minimal information about the entity and its clinical significance...
  16. ncbi request reprint Prospective evaluation of criteria for obtaining thoracolumbar radiographs in trauma patients
    James F Holmes
    Division of Emergency Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, University of California, Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, California 95817 2282, USA
    J Emerg Med 24:1-7. 2003
    ..The use of high-risk clinical screening criteria identified virtually all blunt trauma patients with acute TL spine injuries. These criteria, however, have poor specificity and positive predictive value...
  17. ncbi request reprint Spinal cord injury without radiographic abnormality: results of the National Emergency X-Radiography Utilization Study in blunt cervical trauma
    Gregory W Hendey
    University of California San Francisco Fresno, CA 93702, USA
    J Trauma 53:1-4. 2002
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  18. doi request reprint Sensitivity of noncontrast cranial computed tomography for the emergency department diagnosis of subarachnoid hemorrhage
    Richard L Byyny
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, CO, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 51:697-703. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study is to determine the sensitivity of noncontrast cranial CT in detecting all spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhages and those caused by aneurysm or arteriovenous malformation...
  19. ncbi request reprint Effect of intoxication among blunt trauma patients selected for head computed tomography scanning
    Mark E Bracken
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 49:45-51. 2007
    ..We examine the prevalence and types of intracranial injuries sustained by intoxicated blunt trauma patients...
  20. ncbi request reprint Low diagnostic yield of electrocardiogram testing in younger patients with syncope
    Benjamin C Sun
    Department of Medicine, West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 51:240-6, 246.e1. 2008
    ..For ECG testing, we assess the diagnostic yield (frequency that ECG identified the reason for syncope) and predictive accuracy for 14-day cardiac events after an episode of syncope as a function of age...
  21. ncbi request reprint Older age predicts short-term, serious events after syncope
    Benjamin C Sun
    Department of Medicine, West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:907-12. 2007
    ..To assess the relationship between age and 14-day serious events after an emergency department (ED) visit for syncope...
  22. ncbi request reprint External validation of the San Francisco Syncope Rule
    Benjamin C Sun
    Department of Medicine, West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 49:420-7, 427.e1-4. 2007
    ..We externally validate the ability of the San Francisco Syncope Rule to accurately identify syncope patients who will experience a 7-day serious clinical event...
  23. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a modified prediction instrument to identify significant pediatric intracranial injury after blunt head trauma
    Benjamin C Sun
    Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 49:325-32, 332.e1. 2007
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  24. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of animal exposures presenting to emergency departments
    Mark T Steele
    University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine Truman Medical Center, Kansas City, MO, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 14:398-403. 2007
    ..To describe the epidemiology of emergency department mammalian animal exposures and to compare adult and pediatric exposure characteristics...
  25. ncbi request reprint Poor test characteristics for the digital rectal examination in trauma patients
    Gil Z Shlamovitz
    Department of Emergency Medicine, UCLA Medical Center, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 50:25-33, 33.e1. 2007
    ..Our goal is to estimate the test characteristics of the digital rectal examination in trauma patients...
  26. ncbi request reprint Selective chest radiography in blunt trauma: who cares?
    William R Mower
    Ann Emerg Med 47:420-1. 2006
  27. ncbi request reprint Intracranial pathology in elders with blunt head trauma
    Niels K Rathlev
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 13:302-7. 2006
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  28. ncbi request reprint The reliability of vital sign measurements
    Zachary V Edmonds
    Emergency Medicine Center, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 39:233-7. 2002
    ..We sought to determine whether trained observers can reproducibly assess vital signs in the clinical setting...
  29. ncbi request reprint Validity of a decision rule to reduce cervical spine radiography in elderly patients with blunt trauma
    Michael Touger
    Departments of Emergency Medicine, Jacobi Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 10461, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 40:287-93. 2002
    ..We examine the performance of this instrument in the elderly and explore some of the common features of geriatric cervical spine injury (CSI)...
  30. ncbi request reprint Variability in computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging in patients with cervical spine injuries
    James F Holmes
    Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California, Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento 95817, USA
    J Trauma 53:524-9; discussion 530. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to describe the performance of adjunctive radiologic imaging in patients with cervical spine injury...
  31. ncbi request reprint Tetanus immunity and physician compliance with tetanus prophylaxis practices among emergency department patients presenting with wounds
    David A Talan
    Department of Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine, Olive View University of California Los Angeles Medical Center, Sylmar 91342, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 43:305-14. 2004
    ..We determine tetanus seroprotection rates and physician compliance with tetanus prophylaxis recommendations among patients presenting with wounds...
  32. ncbi request reprint Comparison of the Canadian C-Spine rule and NEXUS decision instrument in evaluating blunt trauma patients for cervical spine injury
    William R Mower
    Ann Emerg Med 43:515-7. 2004
  33. ncbi request reprint Distracting injuries in patients with vertebral injuries
    Cindy H Chang
    Division of Emergency Medicine, University of California, Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    J Emerg Med 28:147-52. 2005
    ..Other types of distracting injuries did not contribute to the sensitivity of the clinical screening criteria in the detection of patients with vertebral injuries...
  34. ncbi request reprint National Emergency X-radiography Utilization Study: doing what's right for your patients
    Jerome R Hoffman
    Emerg Med Australas 17:406-7. 2005
  35. ncbi request reprint Injuries missed by limited computed tomographic imaging of patients with cervical spine injuries
    Tyler W Barrett
    University of California, Los Angeles Emergency Medicine Center, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 47:129-33. 2006
    ..We seek to evaluate this recommendation by examining how frequently patients with these index cervical spine injuries have additional secondary injuries that are missed on plain radiography...
  36. doi request reprint Radiation doses among blunt trauma patients: assessing risks and benefits of computed tomographic imaging
    William R Mower
    Ann Emerg Med 52:99-100. 2008