Comilla Sasson

Summary

Affiliation: University of Michigan
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Prehospital termination of resuscitation in cases of refractory out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
    Comilla Sasson
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
    JAMA 300:1432-8. 2008
  2. doi request reprint A qualitative study to identify barriers to local implementation of prehospital termination of resuscitation protocols
    Comilla Sasson
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 2:361-8. 2009
  3. doi request reprint Predictors of survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Comilla Sasson
    Departments of Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 3:63-81. 2010
  4. doi request reprint A qualitative study to understand barriers to implementation of national guidelines for prehospital termination of unsuccessful resuscitation efforts
    Comilla Sasson
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 14:250-8. 2010
  5. pmc Small area variations in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: does the neighborhood matter?
    Comilla Sasson
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Ann Intern Med 153:19-22. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Identification of high-risk communities for unattended out-of-hospital cardiac arrests using GIS
    Hugh M Semple
    Department of Geography and Geology, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI, USA
    J Community Health 38:277-84. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Validation of rules to predict emergent surgical intervention in pediatric trauma patients
    Dowin H Boatright
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, CO 80204, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 216:1094-102, 1102.e1-6. 2013
  8. pmc Association of neighborhood characteristics with bystander-initiated CPR
    Comilla Sasson
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    N Engl J Med 367:1607-15. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Comparison of enhanced targeted rapid HIV screening using the Denver HIV risk score to nontargeted rapid HIV screening in the emergency department
    Jason S Haukoos
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, CO, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 61:353-61. 2013
  10. pmc Derivation and validation of the Denver Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) risk score for targeted HIV screening
    Jason S Haukoos
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center, 777 Bannock Street, Mail Code 0108, Denver, CO 80204, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 175:838-46. 2012

Detail Information

Publications27

  1. doi request reprint Prehospital termination of resuscitation in cases of refractory out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
    Comilla Sasson
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
    JAMA 300:1432-8. 2008
    ..Identifying patients in the out-of-hospital setting who have no realistic hope of surviving an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest could enhance utilization of scarce health care resources...
  2. doi request reprint A qualitative study to identify barriers to local implementation of prehospital termination of resuscitation protocols
    Comilla Sasson
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 2:361-8. 2009
    ..Public policies and local perceptions may serve as barriers or facilitators to implementing national TOR guidelines at the local level...
  3. doi request reprint Predictors of survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Comilla Sasson
    Departments of Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 3:63-81. 2010
    ..We also examined trends in OHCA survival over time...
  4. doi request reprint A qualitative study to understand barriers to implementation of national guidelines for prehospital termination of unsuccessful resuscitation efforts
    Comilla Sasson
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 14:250-8. 2010
    ..However, local emergency medical services (EMS) implementation of these guidelines has been nonuniform...
  5. pmc Small area variations in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: does the neighborhood matter?
    Comilla Sasson
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Ann Intern Med 153:19-22. 2010
    ..The incidence and outcomes of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest vary widely across cities. It is unknown whether similar differences exist at the neighborhood level...
  6. doi request reprint Identification of high-risk communities for unattended out-of-hospital cardiac arrests using GIS
    Hugh M Semple
    Department of Geography and Geology, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI, USA
    J Community Health 38:277-84. 2013
    ..The methodology employed in this study provides for a measurement conceptualization of OHCA clusters that is much broader than what has been previously offered. It is also statistically reliable and can be easily executed using a GIS...
  7. doi request reprint Validation of rules to predict emergent surgical intervention in pediatric trauma patients
    Dowin H Boatright
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, CO 80204, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 216:1094-102, 1102.e1-6. 2013
    ..Our goal was to validate this rule and to compare it with the American College of Surgeons' Major Resuscitation Criteria (MRC)...
  8. pmc Association of neighborhood characteristics with bystander-initiated CPR
    Comilla Sasson
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    N Engl J Med 367:1607-15. 2012
    ..For persons who have an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, the probability of receiving bystander-initiated cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) may be influenced by neighborhood characteristics...
  9. doi request reprint Comparison of enhanced targeted rapid HIV screening using the Denver HIV risk score to nontargeted rapid HIV screening in the emergency department
    Jason S Haukoos
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, CO, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 61:353-61. 2013
    ..Our goal was to compare targeted rapid HIV screening using the Denver HIV Risk Score to nontargeted rapid HIV screening in an urban emergency department (ED) and urgent care...
  10. pmc Derivation and validation of the Denver Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) risk score for targeted HIV screening
    Jason S Haukoos
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center, 777 Bannock Street, Mail Code 0108, Denver, CO 80204, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 175:838-46. 2012
    ..63, 1.47) (n = 24/2,431), 1.59% (95% CI: 1.02, 2.36) (n = 24/1,505), and 3.59% (95% CI: 2.73, 4.63) (n = 57/1,588), respectively. The risk score accurately categorizes patients into groups with increasing probabilities of HIV infection...
  11. doi request reprint Identifying high-risk geographic areas for cardiac arrest using three methods for cluster analysis
    Comilla Sasson
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 19:139-46. 2012
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  12. doi request reprint Emergency physician perspectives on child passenger safety: a national survey of attitudes and practices
    Michelle L Macy
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
    Acad Pediatr 12:131-7. 2012
    ..To understand attitudes and self-reported practices of pediatric and general emergency physicians regarding child passenger safety...
  13. doi request reprint Practice variability among the EMS systems participating in Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (CARES)
    Prasanthi Govindarajan
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California San Francisco, 505 Parnassus Avenue, L 126, Mail Code 0208, San Francisco, CA 94143 0208, USA
    Resuscitation 83:76-80. 2012
    ..To describe the demographic, organizational and provider characteristics of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) agencies participating in the Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (CARES)...
  14. doi request reprint The changing landscape of america's health care system and the value of emergency medicine
    Comilla Sasson
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 19:1204-11. 2012
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  15. doi request reprint High turnover stays for pediatric asthma in the United States: analysis of the 2006 Kids' Inpatient Database
    Michelle L Macy
    Division of General Pediatrics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Med Care 48:827-33. 2010
    ..Pediatric observation units provide an alternative to traditional hospitalization. The extent to which observation units could replace inpatient care for asthmatic children is unknown...
  16. doi request reprint Empirical hospital and professional charges for patient care associated with out of hospital cardiac arrest before and after implementation of therapeutic hypothermia for comatose survivors
    Michael J Paulsen
    University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
    Resuscitation 83:1265-70. 2012
    ..The objectives of this study are to characterize the total hospital and professional charges for patients with out of hospital cardiac arrest both with and without therapeutic hypothermia treatment...
  17. doi request reprint In-hospital cardiac arrest: impact of monitoring and witnessed event on patient survival and neurologic status at hospital discharge
    William J Brady
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA 22908 0309, USA
    Resuscitation 82:845-52. 2011
    ..In-hospital cardiac arrest is a significant public health problem with a low probability of patient survival to hospital discharge...
  18. pmc Trends in high-turnover stays among children hospitalized in the United States, 1993-2003
    Michelle L Macy
    University of Michigan, Division of General Pediatrics, 300 N Ingalls, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 5456, USA
    Pediatrics 123:996-1002. 2009
    ..The goal of this study was to characterize recent national trends in brief inpatient stays for children in the United States...
  19. pmc Pediatric observation units in the United States: a systematic review
    Michelle L Macy
    Division of General Pediatrics, Child Health Evaluation and Research Unit, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 5456, USA
    J Hosp Med 5:172-82. 2010
    ..As more efficient and value-based care models are sought for the US healthcare system, geographically distinct observation units (OUs) may become an integral part of hospital-based care for children...
  20. pmc Payer status, race/ethnicity, and acceptance of free routine opt-out rapid HIV screening among emergency department patients
    Jeffrey Sankoff
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, CO, USA
    Am J Public Health 102:877-83. 2012
    ..We estimated associations between payer status, race/ethnicity, and acceptance of nontargeted opt-out rapid HIV screening in the emergency department (ED)...
  21. doi request reprint Carpooling and booster seats: a national survey of parents
    Michelle L Macy
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Pediatrics 129:290-8. 2012
    ..Booster seat use among school-aged children has been consistently lower than national goals. In this study, we sought to explore associations between parental experiences with booster seats and carpooling...
  22. doi request reprint Death notification training for prehospital providers: a pilot study
    Alex Ponce
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 14:537-42. 2010
    ..However, little training is provided to prehospital providers on how to best manage a family-witnessed resuscitation (FWR) and deliver the news of death in the field...
  23. pmc Chest compressions before defibrillation for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled clinical trials
    Pascal Meier
    University of Michigan Medical Center, Cardiovascular Medicine, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    BMC Med 8:52. 2010
    ..The aim of this meta-analysis is to evaluate the beneficial effect of chest compression-first versus defibrillation-first on survival in patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest...
  24. doi request reprint Females of childbearing age have a survival benefit after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
    M Austin Johnson
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, CO 80204, USA
    Resuscitation 84:639-44. 2013
    ..We hypothesized that younger females (aged 12-49 years) would be independently associated with increased survival after OHCA when compared to other age and sex groups...
  25. doi request reprint Expansion of invasive cardiac services in the United States
    Jill R Horwitz
    School of Law, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles J R H National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, MA J R H Urban Institute, Washington DC A N Department of Internal Medicine B K N, T J I and Institute for Social Research T J I, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor VA Center for Clinical Management Research, Ann Arbor, MI B K N, T J I and Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Colorado, Aurora C S
    Circulation 128:803-10. 2013
    ....
  26. doi request reprint Potentially inappropriate medication utilization in the emergency department visits by older adults: analysis from a nationally representative sample
    William J Meurer
    Department of Emergency Medicine, The University of Michigan Medical School, and the Center for Statistical Consultation and Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 17:231-7. 2010
    ..The objectives were to determine the frequency of administration of potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) to older emergency department (ED) patients and to examine recent trends in the rates of PIM usage...
  27. doi request reprint Validation and refinement of a rule to predict emergency intervention in adult trauma patients
    Jason S Haukoos
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center, 777 Bannock Street, Denver, CO 80206, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 58:164-71. 2011
    ..Our goal was to validate this rule in an adult trauma population and to compare it with the American College of Surgeons' major resuscitation criteria...