J R Richards

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Association of leukocytosis with amphetamine and cocaine use
    John R Richards
    Department of Emergency Medicine, PSSB 2100, U C Davis Medical Center, 2315 Stockton Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    ScientificWorldJournal 2014:207651. 2014
  2. pmc Patients prefer boarding in inpatient hallways: correlation with the national emergency department overcrowding score
    John R Richards
    Department of Emergency Medicine, U C Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Emerg Med Int 2011:840459. 2011
  3. pmc Comparison between emergency department and inpatient nurses' perceptions of boarding of admitted patients
    Bryce C Pulliam
    University of California Davis Medical Center, Department of Emergency Medicine, Sacramento, California
    West J Emerg Med 14:90-5. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Low-dose ketamine analgesia: patient and physician experience in the ED
    John R Richards
    Department of Emergency Medicine, U C Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 31:390-4. 2013
  5. pmc Methamphetamine abuse and emergency department utilization
    J R Richards
    Division of Emergency Medicine, University of California, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, USA
    West J Med 170:198-202. 1999
  6. ncbi request reprint Sonographic patterns of intraperitoneal hemorrhage associated with blunt splenic injury
    John R Richards
    Division of Emergency Medicine, University of California, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California 95817, USA
    J Ultrasound Med 23:387-94, quiz 395-6. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Blunt abdominal injury in the pregnant patient: detection with US
    John R Richards
    Division of Emergency Medicine and Department of Radiology, University of California, Davis Medical Center, 2315 Stockton Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Radiology 233:463-70. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Emergency medicine in Vietnam
    J R Richards
    Division of Emergency Medicine, University of California, Medical Center, Davis, Sacramento, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 29:543-5. 1997
  9. ncbi request reprint Ultrasound detection of blunt splenic injury
    J R Richards
    Division of Emergency Medicine, University of California, Davis Medical Center, 2315 Stockton Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Injury 32:95-103. 2001
  10. ncbi request reprint Sonographic detection of blunt hepatic trauma: hemoperitoneum and parenchymal patterns of injury
    J R Richards
    Division of Emergency Medicine, University of California, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, USA
    J Trauma 47:1092-7. 1999

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  1. doi request reprint Association of leukocytosis with amphetamine and cocaine use
    John R Richards
    Department of Emergency Medicine, PSSB 2100, U C Davis Medical Center, 2315 Stockton Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    ScientificWorldJournal 2014:207651. 2014
    ..Determining the etiology of unexplained leukocytosis in asymptomatic patients may incur unnecessary testing, cost, and prolonged emergency department stay. The objective was to delineate if use of amphetamines and/or cocaine is a factor...
  2. pmc Patients prefer boarding in inpatient hallways: correlation with the national emergency department overcrowding score
    John R Richards
    Department of Emergency Medicine, U C Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Emerg Med Int 2011:840459. 2011
    ..Males prefer inpatient hallway boarding more than females. The preference for inpatient hallway boarding increases as the ED becomes more crowded...
  3. pmc Comparison between emergency department and inpatient nurses' perceptions of boarding of admitted patients
    Bryce C Pulliam
    University of California Davis Medical Center, Department of Emergency Medicine, Sacramento, California
    West J Emerg Med 14:90-5. 2013
    ..One solution is boarding admitted patients in inpatient ward (W) hallways. This study queried and compared ED and W nurses' opinions toward ED and W boarding. It also assessed their preferred boarding location if they were patients...
  4. doi request reprint Low-dose ketamine analgesia: patient and physician experience in the ED
    John R Richards
    Department of Emergency Medicine, U C Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 31:390-4. 2013
    ..Low-dose ketamine (LDK) may be useful for treatment for opioid-tolerant patients. We conducted a survey of patients and their treating clinicians regarding LDK for analgesia...
  5. pmc Methamphetamine abuse and emergency department utilization
    J R Richards
    Division of Emergency Medicine, University of California, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, USA
    West J Med 170:198-202. 1999
    ..Our data suggest MAP users utilize prehospital and hospital resources at levels higher than the average ED population. Based on current trends, we can expect more ED visits by MAP users in the future...
  6. ncbi request reprint Sonographic patterns of intraperitoneal hemorrhage associated with blunt splenic injury
    John R Richards
    Division of Emergency Medicine, University of California, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California 95817, USA
    J Ultrasound Med 23:387-94, quiz 395-6. 2004
    ..To determine the correlation between sonographic detection of free fluid in the left upper quadrant and blunt splenic injury...
  7. ncbi request reprint Blunt abdominal injury in the pregnant patient: detection with US
    John R Richards
    Division of Emergency Medicine and Department of Radiology, University of California, Davis Medical Center, 2315 Stockton Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Radiology 233:463-70. 2004
    ..To determine the accuracy of ultrasonography (US) for the detection of blunt intraabdominal injury in pregnant patients and to compare differences between pregnant and nonpregnant patients of childbearing age...
  8. ncbi request reprint Emergency medicine in Vietnam
    J R Richards
    Division of Emergency Medicine, University of California, Medical Center, Davis, Sacramento, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 29:543-5. 1997
    ..This report describes the state of prehospital and emergency medical care in Vietnam and possibilities for the future...
  9. ncbi request reprint Ultrasound detection of blunt splenic injury
    J R Richards
    Division of Emergency Medicine, University of California, Davis Medical Center, 2315 Stockton Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Injury 32:95-103. 2001
    ..Ultrasound may also identify BSI on the basis of parenchymal abnormality, with a diffuse heterogeneous pattern most commonly encountered. Sonographic evaluation for both free fluid and parenchymal injury improves sensitivity of US...
  10. ncbi request reprint Sonographic detection of blunt hepatic trauma: hemoperitoneum and parenchymal patterns of injury
    J R Richards
    Division of Emergency Medicine, University of California, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, USA
    J Trauma 47:1092-7. 1999
    ..To determine the sensitivity and utility of emergency sonography for the detection of blunt hepatic injury (BHI) in patients with abdominal trauma and to describe parenchymal sonographic patterns of BHI...
  11. ncbi request reprint Patterns of tooth wear associated with methamphetamine use
    J R Richards
    Division of Emergency Medicine, University of California, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, USA
    J Periodontol 71:1371-4. 2000
    ..Methamphetamine (MAP) abuse is a significant worldwide problem. This prospective study was conducted to determine if MAP users had distinct patterns of tooth wear...
  12. pmc Survey of directors of emergency departments in California on overcrowding
    J R Richards
    Division of Emergency Medicine, University of California, Davis MedicalCenter, Sacramento 95817, USA
    West J Med 172:385-8. 2000
    ..To survey the directors of emergency departments in California on their opinions of the extent and factors associated with overcrowding in emergency departments...
  13. ncbi request reprint Triage ability of emergency medical services providers and patient disposition: a prospective study
    J R Richards
    Division of Emergency Medicine, University of California, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California 95817, USA
    Prehosp Disaster Med 14:174-9. 1999
    ..To determine the ability of emergency medical services (EMS) providers to subjectively triage patients with respect to hospital admission and to determine patient characteristics associated with increased likelihood of admission...
  14. ncbi request reprint Inappropriate use of emergency medical services transport: comparison of provider and patient perspectives
    J R Richards
    Division of Emergency Medicine, University of California, Davis, Medical Center, Sacramento, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 6:14-20. 1999
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  15. ncbi request reprint Comparison of US utilization and technical costs before and after establishment of 24-hour in-house coverage for US examinations
    J P McGahan
    Department of Radiology, University of California Davis Medical Center, Ambulatory Care Center, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Radiology 216:788-91. 2000
    ..To compare data regarding the cost and number of ultrasonographic (US) examinations performed for 6 months, before and after institution of 24-hour in-house sonographer coverage...
  16. ncbi request reprint Overcrowding in the nation's emergency departments: complex causes and disturbing effects
    R W Derlet
    Emergency Department, University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 35:63-8. 2000
    ..Unless the problem is solved in the near future, the general public may no longer be able to rely on EDs for quality and timely emergency care, placing the people of this country at risk...
  17. ncbi request reprint Cricoid ring integrity: implications for cricothyrotomy
    Aaron E Bair
    Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of California Davis, 2315 Stockton Boulevard, PSSB 2100, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 41:331-7. 2003
    ..The objectives of this study were to compare the requisite forces for intubation and the structural tolerances of the cricoid ring between the single- and double-hook techniques...
  18. pmc Impaired homocysteine transsulfuration is an indicator of alcoholic liver disease
    Valentina Medici
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of California Davis, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    J Hepatol 53:551-7. 2010
    ..The aim of this clinical study was to determine the relationship between serum levels of methionine metabolites in chronic alcoholics and the risk and pathological severity of ALD...
  19. doi request reprint Risk factors for coliform bacteria in backcountry lakes and streams in the Sierra Nevada mountains: a 5-year study
    Robert W Derlet
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Sacramento, CA, USA
    Wilderness Environ Med 19:82-90. 2008
    ..To provide a 5-year longitudinal assessment of risk of acquiring disease from Sierra Nevada Wilderness area lakes and streams. This study examines the relative risk factors for harmful water microorganisms, using coliforms as an indicator...
  20. ncbi request reprint Appearance of solid organ injury with contrast-enhanced sonography in blunt abdominal trauma: preliminary experience
    John P McGahan
    Department of Radiology, University of California, Davis School of Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, 4860 Y St, Ste 3100, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 187:658-66. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare the detection rate of injury and characterize imaging findings of contrast-enhanced sonography and non-contrast-enhanced sonography in the setting of confirmed solid organ injury...
  21. ncbi request reprint Pelvic free fluid: clinical importance for reproductive age women with blunt abdominal trauma
    E L Ormsby
    Department of Radiology, University of California, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 26:271-8. 2005
    ..To evaluate the importance of isolated pelvic free fluid (FF) detected by ultrasound examination in pregnant patients and in non-pregnant reproductive age women with blunt abdominal trauma (BAT)...
  22. ncbi request reprint From the RSNA refresher courses: focused abdominal US for trauma
    J P McGahan
    Department of Radiology, University of California-Davis Medical Center, 4860 Y St, Ste 3100, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Radiographics 21:S191-9. 2001
    ..Thus, negative findings at US do not exclude an intraperitoneal injury, and close clinical observation or CT is warranted...
  23. ncbi request reprint The fast is positive, now what? Derivation of a clinical decision rule to determine the need for therapeutic laparotomy in adults with blunt torso trauma and a positive trauma ultrasound
    John S Rose
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California, Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, California 95817, USA
    J Emerg Med 29:15-21. 2005
    ..The object of this study was to derive a clinical decision rule for therapeutic laparotomy among adult blunt trauma patients with a positive abdominal ultrasound for trauma (FAST) examination...
  24. ncbi request reprint Combined head and abdominal computed tomography for blunt trauma: which patients with minor head trauma benefit most?
    Sarah R Wu
    Department of Radiology, University of California, Davis Medical Center, 2315 Stockton Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Emerg Radiol 13:61-7. 2006
    ..The addition of an abdomen CT scan in this patient population should be based on objective clinical criteria such as presence of abdominal tenderness and/or hematuria...
  25. ncbi request reprint The utility of sonography for the triage of blunt abdominal trauma patients to exploratory laparotomy
    Brett C Lee
    Department of Radiology, University of California Davis School of Medicine and University of California Davis Medical Center, 4860 Y St, Ste 3100, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 188:415-21. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the utility of focused abdominal sonography for trauma (FAST) in the triage of hypotensive and normotensive blunt abdominal trauma patients to exploratory laparotomy...
  26. ncbi request reprint Ultrasound detection of blunt urological trauma: a 6-year study
    Patrick J McGahan
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California, Davis, Medical Center, 2315 Stockton Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Injury 36:762-70. 2005
    ..As most renal injuries may be managed non-operatively, further studies such as contrast-enhanced CT or angiography should be obtained in the stable patient with suspected blunt urological injury...
  27. ncbi request reprint Sonographic assessment of blunt abdominal trauma: a 4-year prospective study
    John R Richards
    Division of Emergency Medicine, University of California, Davis Medical Center, 2315 Stockton Boulevard, Sacramento, California 95817, USA
    J Clin Ultrasound 30:59-67. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the overall accuracy of sonography in the detection of hemoperitoneum and solid-organ injury caused by blunt trauma...
  28. ncbi request reprint Blunt abdominal trauma in children: evaluation with emergency US
    John R Richards
    Division of Emergency Medicine, University of California, Davis Medical Center, PSSB 2100, 2315 Stockton Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Radiology 222:749-54. 2002
    ..To assess the accuracy of emergency abdominal ultrasonography (US) in the detection of both hemoperitoneum and parenchymal organ injury in children...
  29. ncbi request reprint An easy cricothyrotomy approach: the rapid four-step technique
    B T Brofeldt
    Division of Emergency Medicine, University of California, Davis, Medical Center, Sacramento 95817, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 3:1060-3. 1996
    ..The steps are illustrated and 4 cases using this technique are reported. Since the hands at each step are stabilized on the patient and no special equipment is needed, this technique also may be ideal for the out-of-hospital environment...
  30. ncbi request reprint Interobserver agreement in the electrocardiographic diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction in patients with left bundle branch block
    P E Sokolove
    Divisions of Emergency Medicine and Cardiology, University of California Davis School of Medicine, Davis, CA, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 36:566-71. 2000
    ....
  31. ncbi request reprint Utility of supine oblique radiographs in detecting cervical spine injury
    Steven R Offerman
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine, University of California, Davis School of Medicine, Davis, California 95817, USA
    J Emerg Med 30:189-95. 2006
    ..Routinely including oblique radiographs in patients undergoing radiographic screening of the cervical spine is not warranted...
  32. ncbi request reprint Frequency of acute coronary syndrome in patients presenting to the emergency department with chest pain after methamphetamine use
    Samuel D Turnipseed
    Division of Emergency Medicine, University of California, Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, California 95817, USA
    J Emerg Med 24:369-73. 2003
    ..A normal EKG lowers the likelihood of ACS, but an abnormal EKG is not helpful in distinguishing patients with or without ACS...
  33. ncbi request reprint Droperidol in the emergency department: is it safe?
    John R Richards
    Division of Emergency Medicine and Toxicology, University of California, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California, USA
    J Emerg Med 24:441-7. 2003
    ..In this review we closely examine the pharmacology, indications, use, and complications associated with Droperidol, and speculate on its future use in the Emergency Department...