Affiliation: Walter Reed Army Medical Center
- Analysis of life-saving interventions performed by out-of-hospital combat medical personnelRobert T Gerhardt
US Army Institute of Surgical Research, The Department of Emergency, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam, Houston, Texas 78234, USA
J Trauma 71:S109-13. 2011..To analyze casualties from the Camp Eagle Study, focusing on life-saving interventions (LSI) and potentially survivable deaths...
- Postdischarge secobarbital after ED migraine treatment decreases pain and improves resolutionRobert T Gerhardt
U S Army Institute of Surgical Research, Fort Sam Houston, TX, USA
Am J Emerg Med 29:86-90. 2011..The objective of the study was to determine whether the addition of postdischarge oral secobarbital to standard emergency department (ED) migraine headache therapy improves pain relief and headache resolution compared with placebo...
- Out-of-hospital combat casualty care in the current war in IraqRobert T Gerhardt
San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium, Emergency Medicine Residency Program, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234, USA
Ann Emerg Med 53:169-74. 2009..The setting was a forward base in central Iraq, with units engaged in urban combat operations...
- Panel synopsis: pre-hospital combat health support 2010: what should our azimuth be?Robert T Gerhardt
J Trauma 62:S15-6. 2007
- Impact of emergency medicine specialists in tactical pre-hospital and en route care: what does the available data say?Robert Gerhardt
Brooke Army Medical Center, USA
J Trauma 62:S11-2. 2007
- Performance of ethical military research is possible: on and off the battlefieldJohn McManus
US Army Institute of Surgical Research, 3400 Rawley E Chambers Ave B, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234 6513, USA
Sci Eng Ethics 13:297-303. 2007..This paper discusses historical background, regulatory oversight, ethical implications and release of information as it pertains to research conducted by the US Military...
- An experimental predeployment training program improves self-reported patient treatment confidence and preparedness of Army combat medicsRobert T Gerhardt
Department of Emergency Medicine, Brooke Army Medical Center San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Prehosp Emerg Care 12:359-65. 2008..To develop and assess impact of a focused review of International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) and combat casualty care with hands-on procedure training for U.S. Army medics deploying to Iraq...
- Derivation of a clinical guideline for the assessment of nonspecific abdominal pain: the Guideline for Abdominal Pain in the ED Setting (GAPEDS) Phase 1 StudyRobert T Gerhardt
Department of Emergency Medicine, Brooke Army Medical Center San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234, USA
Am J Emerg Med 23:709-17. 2005....
- The effect of systemic antibiotic prophylaxis and wound irrigation on penetrating combat wounds in a return-to-duty populationRobert T Gerhardt
Department of Emergency Medicine, Brooke Army Medical Center San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium, Fort Sam Houston, Texas 78234, USA
Prehosp Emerg Care 13:500-4. 2009..Systemic antibiotic prophylaxis (SAP) for combat wounds is controversial. Current military practice favors its use, despite scant supporting evidence...
- Diagnostic and predictive values of thirst, angiotensin II, and vasopressin during trauma resuscitationRobert T Gerhardt
U S Army Institute of Surgical Research, Fort Sam Houston, Texas 78234, USA
Prehosp Emerg Care 14:317-23. 2010..Thirst perception involves neurochemical signals attributed to acute elevation of arginine vasopressin (AVP) and angiotensin II (AT2) levels, and may accompany acute hemorrhage...
- Satellite and mobile wireless transmission of focused assessment with sonography in traumaChristofer A Strode
Department of Emergency Medicine, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234 6200, USA
Acad Emerg Med 10:1411-4. 2003..This study evaluates vest-mounted microwave, satellite, and LifeLink communications technology for image clarity and diagnostic accuracy during remote transmission of FAST examinations...
- An association between Emergency Medicine residencies and improved trauma patient outcomeShawn F Taylor
Department of Emergency Medicine, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, USA
J Emerg Med 29:123-7. 2005..94 days, SD +/- 8.74 vs. 6.35 days, SD +/- 11.22, respectively, p < 0.0001) than EMRP- hospitals. The presence of Emergency Medicine residency programs at ACS Level I Trauma Centers is associated with improved trauma patient outcomes...
- Wireless and satellite transmission of prehospital focused abdominal sonography for traumaChristofer A Strode
Department of Emergency Medicine, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas 78234 6200, USA
Prehosp Emerg Care 7:375-9. 2003..This study evaluated the feasibility of focused abdominal sonography for trauma (FAST) examinations in a field environment with real-time images sent wireless to an antenna and over satellite...
- Takayasu arteritis presenting as a recurrent respiratory tract infection: a diagnosis facilitated by bedside echocardiography and increased erythrocyte sedimentation rateRobert T Gerhardt
Department of Emergency Medicine, Brooke Army Medical Center San Antonio Uniformed Services, Health Education Consortium, San Antonio, TX, USA
Mil Med 167:170-1. 2002..It also serves to remind clinicians to maintain a high index of suspicion for unusual disease processes in patients who fail to respond to empiric therapy for recurrent subacute illnesses...
- Nontraumatic acute abdominal pain: unenhanced helical CT compared with three-view acute abdominal seriesAndrew B MacKersie
Department of Radiology, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, Tex, USA
Radiology 237:114-22. 2005..To prospectively evaluate and compare the diagnostic accuracy of unenhanced helical computed tomography (CT) for patients with nontraumatic acute abdominal pain with that of traditional abdominal radiography...