Federico E Vaca

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Associated economic impact of skatepark-related injuries in Southern California
    Federico Vaca
    University of California Irvine School of Medicine, Center for Trauma and Injury Prevention Research, Department of Emergency Medicine, Orange, California, USA
    Clin Med Res 5:149-54. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Skatepark-related injuries in a southern California skatepark and their associated short-term disability and healthcare utilization
    Federico Vaca
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California, Irvine, Orange, CA, USA
    Clin J Sport Med 15:142-7. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Child safety seat knowledge among parents utilizing emergency services in a level I trauma center in Southern California
    Federico Vaca
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, California, USA
    Pediatrics 110:e61. 2002
  4. pmc Assessment of readiness to change and relationship to AUDIT score in a trauma population utilizing computerized alcohol screening and brief intervention
    Shahram Lotfipour
    Center for Trauma and Injury Prevention Research, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, Orange, California 92868, USA
    Subst Abus 33:378-86. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Alcohol involvement among young female drivers in US fatal crashes: unfavourable trends
    Virginia W Tsai
    Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, University of California San Diego, School of Medicine, Rady Children s Hospital, San Diego, California, USA
    Inj Prev 16:17-20. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Young female drivers in fatal crashes: recent trends, 1995-2004
    Virginia W Tsai
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Center for Trauma and Injury Prevention Research, University of California, Irvine, California, USA
    Traffic Inj Prev 9:65-9. 2008
  7. doi request reprint A geographic analysis of collisions involving child pedestrians in a large Southern California county
    Bharath Chakravarthy
    University of California Irvine, School of Medicine, Center for Trauma and Injury Prevention Research, 200 S Manchester Ave, Suite 710, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    Traffic Inj Prev 13:193-8. 2012
  8. doi request reprint The relationship of pedestrian injuries to socioeconomic characteristics in a large Southern California County
    Bharath Chakravarthy
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, Orange, California, USA
    Traffic Inj Prev 11:508-13. 2010
  9. pmc Fatality and injury severity of older adult motor vehicle collisions in orange county, california, 1998-2007
    Shahram Lotfipour
    University of California, Irvine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Orange, California
    West J Emerg Med 14:63-8. 2013
  10. ncbi request reprint Pediatric pedestrian injuries: emergency care considerations
    Bharath Chakravarthy
    Center for Trauma and Injury Prevention Research, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA
    Pediatr Emerg Care 23:738-44. 2007

Research Grants

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Detail Information

Publications29

  1. pmc Associated economic impact of skatepark-related injuries in Southern California
    Federico Vaca
    University of California Irvine School of Medicine, Center for Trauma and Injury Prevention Research, Department of Emergency Medicine, Orange, California, USA
    Clin Med Res 5:149-54. 2007
    ..To correlate the types of skatepark-related injuries with medical expenses and the monetary effects of time missed from work or school...
  2. ncbi request reprint Skatepark-related injuries in a southern California skatepark and their associated short-term disability and healthcare utilization
    Federico Vaca
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California, Irvine, Orange, CA, USA
    Clin J Sport Med 15:142-7. 2005
    ..To assess the types of injuries, the extent of short-term disability, and the degree of healthcare utilization in skatepark-injured patients...
  3. ncbi request reprint Child safety seat knowledge among parents utilizing emergency services in a level I trauma center in Southern California
    Federico Vaca
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, California, USA
    Pediatrics 110:e61. 2002
    ..To determine the level of child safety seat (CSS) and airbag safety knowledge in parents who utilize emergency care services for their children and to determine factors that influence knowledge of safe transportation of children...
  4. pmc Assessment of readiness to change and relationship to AUDIT score in a trauma population utilizing computerized alcohol screening and brief intervention
    Shahram Lotfipour
    Center for Trauma and Injury Prevention Research, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, Orange, California 92868, USA
    Subst Abus 33:378-86. 2012
    ..Bilingual computerized technology for trauma patients is feasible, acceptable, and an innovative approach to alcohol screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment in a tertiary care university...
  5. doi request reprint Alcohol involvement among young female drivers in US fatal crashes: unfavourable trends
    Virginia W Tsai
    Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, University of California San Diego, School of Medicine, Rady Children s Hospital, San Diego, California, USA
    Inj Prev 16:17-20. 2010
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  6. doi request reprint Young female drivers in fatal crashes: recent trends, 1995-2004
    Virginia W Tsai
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Center for Trauma and Injury Prevention Research, University of California, Irvine, California, USA
    Traffic Inj Prev 9:65-9. 2008
    ..The objective of this study is to study the extent of contribution of young female drivers to national fatal crashes over and to uncover unfavorable trends linked to risky driving behavior...
  7. doi request reprint A geographic analysis of collisions involving child pedestrians in a large Southern California county
    Bharath Chakravarthy
    University of California Irvine, School of Medicine, Center for Trauma and Injury Prevention Research, 200 S Manchester Ave, Suite 710, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    Traffic Inj Prev 13:193-8. 2012
    ..The goal of this study is to explore the relationship between child pedestrian injuries and socioeconomic characteristics of neighborhoods in the context of local traffic volume...
  8. doi request reprint The relationship of pedestrian injuries to socioeconomic characteristics in a large Southern California County
    Bharath Chakravarthy
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, Orange, California, USA
    Traffic Inj Prev 11:508-13. 2010
    ..The goal of this study is to explore the relationship between pedestrian injuries and socioeconomic characteristics...
  9. pmc Fatality and injury severity of older adult motor vehicle collisions in orange county, california, 1998-2007
    Shahram Lotfipour
    University of California, Irvine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Orange, California
    West J Emerg Med 14:63-8. 2013
    ..The decrease in collision fatalities was greater in the 25-64-year-old group compared to the older adult population. This disparity highlights the need for further injury prevention efforts for older drivers...
  10. ncbi request reprint Pediatric pedestrian injuries: emergency care considerations
    Bharath Chakravarthy
    Center for Trauma and Injury Prevention Research, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA
    Pediatr Emerg Care 23:738-44. 2007
    ..From recent data, pedestrian injuries and deaths are increasing in the United States and the World, and they require particular attention by emergency care providers and policy makers...
  11. doi request reprint Comparison of the visual function index to the Snellen Visual Acuity Test in predicting older adult self-restricted driving
    Shahram Lotfipour
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, Orange, California, USA
    Traffic Inj Prev 11:503-7. 2010
    ..The VF-14 was originally designed to assess vision in cataract patients; however, in this study, a modified version (mVF-14) was evaluated as a tool for predicting self-restricted driving in older drivers...
  12. pmc The Latino adolescent male mortality peak revisited: attribution of homicide and motor vehicle crash death
    Federico E Vaca
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06519, USA
    Inj Prev 17:102-7. 2011
    ..The objective of this study was to determine if the anomaly to the Latino Epidemiological Paradox and the Latino Adolescent Male Mortality Peak in California mortality data persists...
  13. doi request reprint Six-month follow-up of computerized alcohol screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment in the emergency department
    Federico E Vaca
    Center for Trauma and Injury Prevention Research, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, Orange, California, USA
    Subst Abus 32:144-52. 2011
    ..The use of computerized ED-SBIRT with integrated personalized messaging and BNI holds promise as a viable screening and intervention modality for a wide range of emergency department patients...
  14. pmc Study designs and evaluation models for emergency department public health research
    Kerry B Broderick
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, CO, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 16:1124-31. 2009
    ..Public health investigators are poised to make substantial contributions to this important area of research, but this will only be accomplished by employing sound research methodology in the context of rigorous program evaluation...
  15. pmc Factors associated with complications in older adults with isolated blunt chest trauma
    Shahram Lotfipour
    University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine
    West J Emerg Med 10:79-84. 2009
    ..To determine the prevalence of adverse events in elderly trauma patients with isolated blunt thoracic trauma, and to identify variables associated with these adverse events...
  16. pmc Pedestrian injuries: emergency care considerations
    Bharath Chakravarthy
    Center for Trauma and Injury Prevention Research, Department of Emergency Medicine University of California, Irvine
    Cal J Emerg Med 8:15-21. 2007
    ..It requires particular attention by emergency medicine physicians, public health experts and policy makers...
  17. doi request reprint Motor vehicle intrusion alone does not predict trauma center admission or use of trauma center resources
    Derek Isenberg
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06519, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 15:203-7. 2011
    ..Objective. We hypothesized that motor vehicle intrusion, as the sole criterion for transport to a trauma center, is neither sensitive nor specific for predicting which patients will utilize trauma center resources...
  18. pmc Need for injury-prevention education in medical school curriculum
    Isaac Yoshii
    University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, Irvine, CA
    West J Emerg Med 11:40-3. 2010
    ..Increasing the number of physicians with injury- and violence- prevention knowledge and skills is ultimately an important strategy to reduce the national and global burden of injury...
  19. doi request reprint Alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs: future directions for screening and intervention in the emergency department
    Rebecca M Cunningham
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Michigan, School of Public Health Injury Research Center, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 16:1078-88. 2009
    ..5) Translation--conduct translational and cost-effectiveness research of proven efficacious interventions, with attention to fidelity, to move ED SBIRT from research to practice...
  20. pmc Crash injury prediction and vehicle damage reporting by paramedics
    Federico E Vaca
    University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Department of Emergency Medicine Center for Trauma and Injury Prevention Research, Orange, CA
    West J Emerg Med 10:62-7. 2009
    ..The goal of this feasibility study was to examine paramedic accuracy in predicting crash victim injury profile, disability outcome at hospital discharge, and reporting vehicle damage with other crash variables...
  21. pmc The basics of alcohol screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment in the emergency department
    Federico E Vaca
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine
    West J Emerg Med 8:88-92. 2007
    ..We provide a general overview of the basis and need for integrating SBIRT into EDs. Models of SBIRT, as well as benefits and challenges to its implementation, are also discussed...
  22. ncbi request reprint Commentary: Teen unsafe driving behaviors: faulty perceptions shaping risk
    Federico E Vaca
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California Irvine, Center for Trauma and Injury Prevention Research, Irvine, CA, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 50:478-80. 2007
  23. ncbi request reprint National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) notes
    Federico E Vaca
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Center for Health and Policy Research, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 43:274-5; discussion 275-7. 2004
  24. ncbi request reprint National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) notes. A social norms strategy to reduce impaired driving among 21- to 34-year-olds
    James Pribble
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 48:739. 2006
  25. ncbi request reprint Commentary: Polypharmacy and older drivers: beyond the doors of the emergency department (ED) for patient safety
    Shahram Lotfipour
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California Irvine, Center for Trauma and Injury Prevention Research, Irvine, CA, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 49:535-7. 2007
  26. ncbi request reprint National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) notes. Evaluation of the repeal of the all-rider motorcycle helmet law in Florida
    Federico Vaca
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California Irvine, Center for Trauma and Injury Prevention Research, CA, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 47:203; discussion 204-6. 2006
  27. ncbi request reprint Web-based injury control training: a new curricular tool in the arsenal
    Federico Vaca
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California Irvine, Center for Health Policy Research, Irvine, CA, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 40:251-2. 2002
  28. ncbi request reprint Developing best practices of emergency care for the alcohol-impaired patient
    Federico Vaca
    Division of Emergency Medicine, University of California Irvine, Center for Health Policy Research, Irvine, CA, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 39:685-6. 2002
  29. ncbi request reprint Health risks of Latino children
    T Bella Dinh-Zarr
    JAMA 288:1981-2; author reply 1983. 2002

Research Grants2

  1. "Development and Crash Injury Risk in Adolescent Latino Males"
    Federico Vaca; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Furthermore, the information gained will lead to broader understanding of injury disparity in Latino adolescent males and be applied to future development of a clinical contact injury prevention intervention. ..