Comilla Sasson

Summary

Affiliation: University of Colorado Denver
Country: USA

Publications

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. pmc Examining the contextual effects of neighborhood on out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and the provision of bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation
    Comilla Sasson
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Colorado, Leprino Office Building, 12401 E 17th Avenue, B215, Denver, CO 80045, United States
    Resuscitation 82:674-9. 2011
  6. 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
  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 Increasing hospital volume is not associated with improved survival in out of hospital cardiac arrest of cardiac etiology
    Michael T Cudnik
    Department of Emergency Medicine, The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH, United States
    Resuscitation 83:862-8. 2012
  9. ncbi 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 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

Detail Information

Publications22

  1. 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
    ....
  2. 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...
  3. 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
    ....
  4. 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...
  5. pmc Examining the contextual effects of neighborhood on out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and the provision of bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation
    Comilla Sasson
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Colorado, Leprino Office Building, 12401 E 17th Avenue, B215, Denver, CO 80045, United States
    Resuscitation 82:674-9. 2011
    ..To understand the association between neighborhood and individual characteristics in determining whether or not bystanders perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in cases of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA)...
  6. 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...
  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 Increasing hospital volume is not associated with improved survival in out of hospital cardiac arrest of cardiac etiology
    Michael T Cudnik
    Department of Emergency Medicine, The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH, United States
    Resuscitation 83:862-8. 2012
    ..We analyzed the relationship between survival and hospital volume among patients suffering out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA)...
  9. ncbi 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 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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)...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. pmc Programmatic cost evaluation of nontargeted opt-out rapid HIV screening in the emergency department
    Jason S Haukoos
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, Colorado, United States of America Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado, United States of America Department of Epidemiology, Colorado School of Public Health, Aurora, Colorado, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e81565. 2013
    ..Our goal was to compare programmatic costs of nontargeted opt-out rapid HIV screening with physician-directed diagnostic rapid HIV testing in an urban emergency department (ED) as part of the Denver ED HIV Opt-Out Trial...
  16. 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...
  17. 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)...
  18. 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...
  19. ncbi request reprint Demographics, bystander CPR, and AED use in out-of-hospital pediatric arrests
    M Austin Johnson
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, CO, United States Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO, United States Electronic address
    Resuscitation 85:920-6. 2014
    ..The goal of this study was to determine if these guidelines are used during resuscitations...
  20. 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...
  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 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...