Henry E Wang

Summary

Affiliation: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Physical inactivity and long-term rates of community-acquired sepsis
    Henry E Wang
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alabama School of Medicine, USA Electronic address
    Prev Med 65:58-64. 2014
  2. pmc High-sensitivity C-reactive protein and risk of sepsis
    Henry E Wang
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e69232. 2013
  3. pmc Inflammatory and endothelial activation biomarkers and risk of sepsis: a nested case-control study
    Henry E Wang
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, AL Electronic address
    J Crit Care 28:549-55. 2013
  4. pmc National estimates of emergency department visits for pediatric severe sepsis in the United States
    Sara Singhal
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
    Peerj 1:e79. 2013
  5. pmc Comparison of absolute serum creatinine changes versus Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes consensus definitions for characterizing stages of acute kidney injury
    Henry E Wang
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 28:1447-54. 2013
  6. pmc Chronic medical conditions and risk of sepsis
    Henry E Wang
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e48307. 2012
  7. doi request reprint National characteristics of emergency medical services responses in the United States
    Henry E Wang
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35249, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 17:8-14. 2013
  8. pmc Regional variations in early and late survival after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
    Henry E Wang
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL 35249, USA
    Resuscitation 83:1343-8. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Distribution of specialized care centers in the United States
    Henry E Wang
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 60:632-637.e7. 2012
  10. pmc Endotracheal intubation versus supraglottic airway insertion in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
    Henry E Wang
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35249, USA
    Resuscitation 83:1061-6. 2012

Detail Information

Publications79

  1. ncbi request reprint Physical inactivity and long-term rates of community-acquired sepsis
    Henry E Wang
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alabama School of Medicine, USA Electronic address
    Prev Med 65:58-64. 2014
    ..The authors sought to determine the association between physical inactivity (characterized by exercise and television watching levels) and long-term rates of community-acquired sepsis...
  2. pmc High-sensitivity C-reactive protein and risk of sepsis
    Henry E Wang
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e69232. 2013
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the association between elevated baseline high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) and the risk of future sepsis events...
  3. pmc Inflammatory and endothelial activation biomarkers and risk of sepsis: a nested case-control study
    Henry E Wang
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, AL Electronic address
    J Crit Care 28:549-55. 2013
    ..Elevated biomarkers of inflammation and endothelial cell activation have been associated with severity of sepsis. We sought to determine the association between these baseline markers and subsequent episodes of sepsis...
  4. pmc National estimates of emergency department visits for pediatric severe sepsis in the United States
    Sara Singhal
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
    Peerj 1:e79. 2013
    ..5% were admitted to the hospital. Conclusion. Nearly 100,000 children annually present to US EDs with severe sepsis. The findings of this study highlight the unique characteristics of children treated in the ED for severe sepsis...
  5. pmc Comparison of absolute serum creatinine changes versus Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes consensus definitions for characterizing stages of acute kidney injury
    Henry E Wang
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 28:1447-54. 2013
    ..This study compares the in-hospital mortality associated with KDIGO-defined AKI stages and AKI stages defined by absolute sCr increases ('Delta-Creatinine')...
  6. pmc Chronic medical conditions and risk of sepsis
    Henry E Wang
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e48307. 2012
    ..We sought to determine the associations between baseline chronic medical conditions and future risk of sepsis...
  7. doi request reprint National characteristics of emergency medical services responses in the United States
    Henry E Wang
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35249, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 17:8-14. 2013
    ..S. communities, only limited data describe the national characteristics of emergency medical services (EMS) care in the United States. We sought to characterize out-of-hospital EMS care in the United States...
  8. pmc Regional variations in early and late survival after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
    Henry E Wang
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL 35249, USA
    Resuscitation 83:1343-8. 2012
    ..We sought to characterize regional variations early and later survival to hospital discharge after OHCA...
  9. doi request reprint Distribution of specialized care centers in the United States
    Henry E Wang
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 60:632-637.e7. 2012
    ..The national supply and characteristics of hospitals providing specialized critical care services is currently unknown. We seek to characterize the current distribution of specialized care centers in the United States...
  10. pmc Endotracheal intubation versus supraglottic airway insertion in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
    Henry E Wang
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35249, USA
    Resuscitation 83:1061-6. 2012
    ..We compared the outcomes of patients receiving ETI with those receiving SGA following OHCA...
  11. pmc Acute kidney injury and mortality in hospitalized patients
    Henry E Wang
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35249, USA
    Am J Nephrol 35:349-55. 2012
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI) and its relation with mortality among hospitalized patients...
  12. pmc Opportunities for Emergency Medical Services care of sepsis
    Henry E Wang
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 619 19th Street South, JTN 266 Birmingham, AL 35249, USA
    Resuscitation 81:193-7. 2010
    ..EMS often provides care for sepsis, a life-threatening sequelae of infection. In this study of Emergency Department patients admitted to the hospital with an infection, we characterized the patients receiving initial care by EMS...
  13. doi request reprint Characteristics of out-of-hospital shock care
    Henry E Wang
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Crit Care Med 39:2431-9. 2011
    ..We sought to describe the incidence, demographic, clinical, and regional characteristics of patients with traumatic and nontraumatic medical shock treated by out-of-hospital emergency medical services...
  14. pmc National variation in United States sepsis mortality: a descriptive study
    Henry E Wang
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 9:9. 2010
    ..We defined sepsis deaths as deaths attributed to an infection, classified according to the International Classification of Diseases, Version 10. We calculated national and state age-adjusted sepsis-attributed mortality rates...
  15. doi request reprint Outcomes after out-of-hospital endotracheal intubation errors
    Henry E Wang
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Resuscitation 80:50-5. 2009
    ..We sought to evaluate the association between three key out-of-hospital endotracheal intubation (ETI) errors and patient outcomes...
  16. pmc Out-of-hospital endotracheal intubation experience and patient outcomes
    Henry E Wang
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 619 19th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35249, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 55:527-537.e6. 2010
    ..Out-of-hospital tracheal intubation is a difficult procedure. We seek to determine the association between rescuer procedural experience and patient survival after out-of-hospital tracheal intubation...
  17. doi request reprint Out-of-hospital airway management in the United States
    Henry E Wang
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35249, United States
    Resuscitation 82:378-85. 2011
    ..Prior studies describe airway management by single EMS agencies, regions or states. We sought to characterize out-of-hospital airway management interventions, outcomes and complications across the United States...
  18. doi request reprint Direct paramedic transport of acute myocardial infarction patients to percutaneous coronary intervention centers: a decision analysis
    Henry E Wang
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 53:233-240. 2009
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  19. pmc Chronic kidney disease and risk of death from infection
    Henry E Wang
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 619 19th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35249, USA
    Am J Nephrol 34:330-6. 2011
    ..This study sought to determine the association between predialysis chronic kidney disease (CKD) and infection-related mortality...
  20. pmc Emergency department visits by nursing home residents in the United States
    Henry E Wang
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama 35249, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 59:1864-72. 2011
    ..To characterize emergency department (ED) use by nursing home residents in the United States...
  21. ncbi request reprint Differential effects of out-of-hospital interventions on short- and long-term survival after cardiopulmonary arrest
    Henry E Wang
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 230 McKee Place, Suite 400, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Resuscitation 67:69-74. 2005
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  22. doi request reprint Interruptions in cardiopulmonary resuscitation from paramedic endotracheal intubation
    Henry E Wang
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
    Ann Emerg Med 54:645-652.e1. 2009
    ..We quantified the frequency and duration of CPR chest compression interruptions associated with paramedic endotracheal intubation efforts during out-of-hospital cardiopulmonary arrest...
  23. ncbi request reprint Multivariate predictors of failed prehospital endotracheal intubation
    Henry E Wang
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 10:717-24. 2003
    ..This study sought to use multivariate logistic regression to identify a set of factors associated with failed adult out-of-hospital ETI...
  24. ncbi request reprint A randomized comparison of manual, mechanical and high-impulse chest compression in a porcine model of prolonged ventricular fibrillation
    Amy E Betz
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 230 McKee Place, Suite 400, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Resuscitation 69:495-501. 2006
    ..We hypothesized that HI (very rapid acceleration of the down-stroke) would produce greater CPPs than MAN or MECH, and that HI would also produce a higher rate of ROSC...
  25. ncbi request reprint Paramedic intubation errors: isolated events or symptoms of larger problems?
    Henry E Wang
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pennsylvania, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 25:501-9. 2006
    ..These findings indicate frequent errors associated with this life-saving technique. These events might be emblematic of larger issues in the structure and delivery of out-of-hospital emergency care...
  26. pmc Medical conditions associated with out-of-hospital endotracheal intubation
    Henry E Wang
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35249, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 15:338-46. 2011
    ..While prior studies describe the clinical presentation of patients requiring paramedic out-of-hospital endotracheal intubation (ETI), limited data characterize the underlying medical conditions or comorbidities...
  27. pmc Post-resuscitation hemodynamics and relationship to the duration of ventricular fibrillation
    James J Menegazzi
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Resuscitation 78:355-8. 2008
    ..We sought to characterize the time-course of these patterns, and to determine whether these differed based on duration of the VF insult...
  28. pmc The association between EMS workplace safety culture and safety outcomes
    Matthew D Weaver
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 16:43-52. 2012
    ..Prior studies have highlighted wide variation in emergency medical services (EMS) workplace safety culture across agencies...
  29. ncbi request reprint Procedural experience with out-of-hospital endotracheal intubation
    Henry E Wang
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Crit Care Med 33:1718-21. 2005
    ..Out-of-hospital rescuers likely need regular clinical experience to perform endotracheal intubation (ETI) in a safe and effective manner. We sought to determine the frequency of ETI performed by individual out-of-hospital rescuers...
  30. ncbi request reprint Ventricular fibrillation scaling exponent can guide timing of defibrillation and other therapies
    James J Menegazzi
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Circulation 109:926-31. 2004
    ..The scaling exponent (ScE) of the ventricular fibrillation (VF) waveform correlates with duration of VF and predicts defibrillation outcome. We compared 4 therapeutic approaches to the treatment of VF of various durations...
  31. ncbi request reprint How would minimum experience standards affect the distribution of out-of-hospital endotracheal intubations?
    Henry E Wang
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 50:246-52. 2007
    ..The system-level influence of such limits is unknown. We seek to determine how minimum endotracheal intubation experience standards influence the number and distribution of out-of-hospital endotracheal intubations...
  32. ncbi request reprint Admission hypothermia and outcome after major trauma
    Henry E Wang
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Crit Care Med 33:1296-301. 2005
    ..The goal of this study was to evaluate the independent association between admission hypothermia and mortality after major trauma, with adjustment for clinical confounders...
  33. doi request reprint Risk of cardiopulmonary arrest after acute respiratory compromise in hospitalized patients
    Henry E Wang
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, 230 McKee Place, Suite 400, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Resuscitation 79:234-40. 2008
    ..We determined the characteristics and clinical course of hospitalized patients experiencing ARC as well as their risk of developing subsequent CPA...
  34. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with the use of pharmacologic agents to facilitate out-of-hospital endotracheal intubation
    Henry E Wang
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 8:1-9. 2004
    ..To identify a set of clinical factors most strongly associated with the use of drug-facilitated intubation (DFI) in the out-of-hospital setting...
  35. doi request reprint Effect of airway-securing method on prehospital endotracheal tube dislodgment
    Douglas F Kupas
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania 17822 2005, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 14:26-30. 2010
    ..We compared the effectiveness of common airway-securing techniques in preventing endotracheal tube (ETT) dislodgment in the prehospital setting...
  36. ncbi request reprint Does the type of out-of-hospital airway interfere with other cardiopulmonary resuscitation tasks?
    Benjamin N Abo
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 230 McKee Place, Suite 400, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Resuscitation 72:234-9. 2007
    ..We compared the effects of TI versus esophageal tracheal combitube (ETC) insertion on the accomplishment of other interventions during simulated cardiopulmonary resuscitation...
  37. ncbi request reprint Out-of-hospital endotracheal intubation and outcome after traumatic brain injury
    Henry E Wang
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 44:439-50. 2004
    ..This study compares the effects of out-of-hospital endotracheal intubation versus emergency department (ED) endotracheal intubation on mortality and neurologic and functional outcome after severe traumatic brain injury...
  38. ncbi request reprint An algorithmic approach to prehospital airway management
    Henry E Wang
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 9:145-55. 2005
    ..The algorithm may be valuable as a tool for ensuring patient safety and reducing errors as well as for training rescuers in airway management...
  39. ncbi request reprint Reliability of paramedic ratings of laryngoscopic views during endotracheal intubation
    Jeremiah K O'Shea
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 9:167-71. 2005
    ..However, the reliability of paramedic C-L ratings has not been formally studied...
  40. ncbi request reprint Paramedic rapid sequence intubation for severe traumatic brain injury: perspectives from an expert panel
    Daniel P Davis
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California at San Diego, San Diego, California 92103 8676, and Trauma Services, Inova Regional Trauma Center, Inova Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, VA, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 11:1-8. 2007
    ....
  41. doi request reprint How much force is required to dislodge an alternate airway?
    Jestin N Carlson
    University of Pittsburgh Affiliated Residency in Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 14:31-5. 2010
    ..Newer alternate airway devices-esophageal-tracheal Combitube (ETC), King laryngeal tube disposable airway (King LT), and laryngeal mask airway (LMA)-are easier to insert, but their relative extubating forces remain unknown...
  42. doi request reprint Paramedic King Laryngeal Tube airway insertion versus endotracheal intubation in simulated pediatric respiratory arrest
    Michael S Mitchell
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Emergency Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 16:284-8. 2012
    ..Paramedics may use the King Laryngeal Tube airway (KLT) in difficult adult airways, but only limited data describe their application in pediatric patients...
  43. ncbi request reprint Feasibility of basic emergency medical technicians to perform selected advanced life support interventions
    Francis X Guyette
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 10:518-21. 2006
    ..We sought to evaluate the feasibility of training EMT-B providers to provide additional cardiac resuscitation procedures using the laryngeal mask airway (LMA) and intraosseous (IO) access...
  44. ncbi request reprint Preliminary experience with a prospective, multi-centered evaluation of out-of-hospital endotracheal intubation
    Henry E Wang
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 230 McKee Place, Suite 400, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Resuscitation 58:49-58. 2003
    ..We sought to evaluate the feasibility of performing a prospective, multi-centered evaluation of out-of-hospital endotracheal intubation (ETI) using a standardized data collection tool...
  45. ncbi request reprint Out-of-hospital endotracheal intubation: where are we?
    Henry E Wang
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 47:532-41. 2006
    ..These studies highlight our limited understanding of out-of-hospital endotracheal intubation and the need for new strategies to improve airway support in the out-of-hospital setting...
  46. ncbi request reprint Drug-assisted intubation in the prehospital setting (resource document to NAEMSP position statement)
    Henry E Wang
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 10:261-71. 2006
  47. pmc Comparison of methods for the determination of cardiopulmonary resuscitation chest compression fraction
    Masayuki Iyanaga
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 65249 7013, USA
    Resuscitation 83:568-71. 2012
    ..We compared nine methods for calculating CCF...
  48. ncbi request reprint Immediate defibrillation versus interventions first in a swine model of prolonged ventricular fibrillation
    James J Menegazzi
    Department of Emergency Medicine, 230 McKee Place, Suite 400, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Resuscitation 59:261-70. 2003
    ..We also sought to determine the predictive value of the ScE in determining post-shock outcomes...
  49. ncbi request reprint How many attempts are required to accomplish out-of-hospital endotracheal intubation?
    Henry E Wang
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 13:372-7. 2006
    ..Clinical protocols limiting the number of ETI attempts may minimize harm, but this strategy also may reduce the frequency of successful ETI...
  50. ncbi request reprint Feasibility of sternal intraosseous access by emergency medical technician students
    David D Miller
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 9:73-8. 2005
    ..This study was conducted to examine the feasibility of training EMT-B students to correctly place a commercial sternal IO infusion device (FAST-1)...
  51. ncbi request reprint Defining the learning curve for paramedic student endotracheal intubation
    Henry E Wang
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 9:156-62. 2005
    ..While the National Standard Paramedic Curriculum recommends that paramedic students (PSs) perform at least five live ETIs, these training opportunities are limited...
  52. doi request reprint Effect of emergency medical technician-placed Combitubes on outcomes after out-of-hospital cardiopulmonary arrest
    Charles E Cady
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 13:495-9. 2009
    ..We compared the associations between initial EMT ETC placement and initial paramedic endotracheal intubation (ETI) on patient survival after out-of-hospital cardiopulmonary arrest...
  53. ncbi request reprint Paramedic perceptions of challenges in out-of-hospital endotracheal intubation
    Jane Boyce Thomas
    Department of Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 11:219-23. 2007
    ..Little is known about workforce perceptions of these events. We sought to identify paramedic and physician perceptions regarding the challenges and pitfalls of out-of-hospital ETI...
  54. ncbi request reprint Alternate airways in the prehospital setting (resource document to NAEMSP position statement)
    Francis X Guyette
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 11:56-61. 2007
  55. pmc Obesity and risk of sepsis: a population-based cohort study
    Henry E Wang
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 21:E762-9. 2013
    ..Sepsis, the syndrome of microbial infection complicated by systemic inflammation, is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. To determine if obesity increases risk of sepsis events...
  56. doi request reprint Estimates of sedation in patients undergoing endotracheal intubation in US EDs
    Gregory S Weingart
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 31:222-6. 2013
    ..Although several small single-center studies demonstrate low rates of sedative drug administration after ETI in the emergency department (ED), little is known regarding post-ETI sedative drug practices nationally...
  57. ncbi request reprint Tort claims and adverse events in emergency medical services
    Henry E Wang
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 52:256-62. 2008
    ..The objective of the study is to characterize the types, frequencies, and outcomes of adverse events associated with insurance tort claims against EMS providers...
  58. ncbi request reprint A randomized, controlled comparison of cardiopulmonary resuscitation performed on the floor and on a moving ambulance stretcher
    John A Kim
    Affiliated Residency in Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 10:68-70. 2006
    ..Recent studies have demonstrated that cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) of poor quality is associated with worsened outcomes...
  59. ncbi request reprint Drug-assisted effects on protective airway reflexes during out-of-hospital endotracheal intubation (preliminary report)
    Christopher D Cole
    University of Pittsburgh Affiliated Residency in Emergency Medicine CDC, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 10:472-5. 2006
    ..We sought to describe the relationship between the depression or ablation of protective airway reflexes and DAI success...
  60. ncbi request reprint National estimates of severe sepsis in United States emergency departments
    Henry E Wang
    Departments of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Crit Care Med 35:1928-36. 2007
    ..We sought to determine national estimates of the number, timing, ED length of stay, and case distribution of patients presenting to the ED with suspected severe sepsis...
  61. doi request reprint Noninvasive positive pressure ventilation: resource document for the National Association of EMS Physicians position statement
    Josiah C Daily
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Cullman Regional Medical Center, Cullman, Alabama, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 15:432-8. 2011
    ..This document serves as a resource to the NAEMSP position on prehospital NIPPV...
  62. ncbi request reprint Prehospital airway management complicated by reported pseudocholinesterase deficiency
    Allyson J Whyte
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 11:343-5. 2007
    ..We describe the case of a patient with a reported pseudocholinesterase deficiency requiring emergent prehospital airway management. Knowledge of the reported condition influenced airway management decisions...
  63. doi request reprint Neurocognitive function of emergency department patients with mild traumatic brain injury
    Shane E Peterson
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 53:796-803.e1. 2009
    ..We characterize the neurocognitive function of patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) with mild traumatic brain injury...
  64. ncbi request reprint Recommended guidelines for uniform reporting of data from out-of-hospital airway management: position statement of the National Association of EMS Physicians
    Henry E Wang
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 8:58-72. 2004
  65. ncbi request reprint Intraosseous infusion
    Brian G LaRocco
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 7:280-5. 2003
    ..The authors review the history, anatomy, technique, and clinical application of IOI. They also highlight the use of IOI in the prehospital setting...
  66. ncbi request reprint Cognitive control and prehospital endotracheal intubation
    Henry E Wang
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 11:234-9. 2007
    ..We use Rasmussen's Skills-Rules-Knowledge (SRK) framework to highlight the cognitive complexities of prehospital ETI. These findings have important implications for prehospital education and care...
  67. ncbi request reprint Prehospital rapid-sequence intubation--what does the evidence show? Proceedings from the 2004 National Association of EMS Physicians annual meeting
    Henry E Wang
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 8:366-77. 2004
  68. pmc Variation in emergency medical services workplace safety culture
    P Daniel Patterson
    Department of Emergency Medicine and Center for Emergency Medicine of Western Pennsylvania, Inc, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 14:448-60. 2010
    ..Workplace attitude, beliefs, and culture may impact the safety of patient care. This study characterized perceptions of safety culture in a nationwide sample of emergency medical services (EMS) agencies...
  69. ncbi request reprint Post-cardiac arrest therapeutic hypothermia: overcoming the barrier of workplace culture and other implementation lessons
    Henry E Wang
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 37:425-32. 2011
    ....
  70. doi request reprint Cardiovascular collapse after return of spontaneous circulation in human out-of-hospital cardiopulmonary arrest
    John Mark Chestnut
    University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama 35249, USA
    Emerg Med J 29:129-32. 2012
    ..Few studies describe CVC in humans. This study aimed to determine the occurrence of CVC in human out-of-hospital cardiopulmonary arrest (OHCA)...
  71. ncbi request reprint Paramedic endotracheal intubation
    Henry E Wang
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, USA
    N C Med J 68:272-5. 2007
  72. ncbi request reprint Limited opportunities for paramedic student endotracheal intubation training in the operating room
    Bradford D Johnston
    University of Pittsburgh Affiliated Residency in Emergency Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 13:1051-5. 2006
    ..Training in the controlled operating room (OR) setting is a common method for learning basic ETI technique...
  73. pmc A trial of an impedance threshold device in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
    Tom P Aufderheide
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 53226, USA
    N Engl J Med 365:798-806. 2011
    ..Previous studies have suggested that the use of an ITD during CPR may improve survival rates after cardiac arrest...
  74. doi request reprint Postpartum appendicitis manifesting as umbilical purulence
    Scott W Irvine
    University of Alabama at Birmingham Affiliated Residency in Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35249 7013, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 28:262.e1-3. 2010
    ..We describe an unusual case of postpartum appendicitis complicated by appendiceal rupture, abscess formation, and enterocutaneous umbilical drainage...
  75. ncbi request reprint A case of conversion disorder presenting as a severe acute stroke
    Phoebe S C Tobiano
    Department of Family Practice, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center McKeesport Hospital, McKeesport, PA, USA
    J Emerg Med 30:283-6. 2006
    ..This report highlights the dramatic clinical presentations that may result from conversion disorders as well as the benefits of rapid medical evaluation by specialty stroke centers...
  76. ncbi request reprint Linkages of acute care and EMS to state and local public health programs: application to public health programs
    E Brooke Lerner
    Department of Emergency Medicine, and the Center for Disaster Medicine and Emergency Preparedness, University of Rochester, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 46542, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 11:291-7. 2005
    ..The relevancy of these findings to public health, as well as the benefits from development of an interoperable infrastructure to public health, will be opined...
  77. ncbi request reprint Street drug toxicity resulting from opiates combined with anticholinergics
    Henry E Wang
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center McKeesport Hospital, Pennsylvania 15238, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 6:351-4. 2002