Dr. Daniel Spaite Receives American College of Emergency Physicians’ Outstanding Contributions in Research Award

May 21, 2015

The prestigious award recognizes Dr. Spaite’s outstanding contributions to emergency medicine research throughout his career.

ScholarQuest and Resident Research Forum 2015

May 19, 2015

ScholarQuest provides research training and experience to Department of Emergency Medicine residents. The 2015 UA Department of Emergency Medicine Research Forum was held April 29.

The Denver Post - Rockies' John Axford looks up to his little man

May 18, 2015

Rockies John Axford and his wife, Nicole, nearly lost their little man March 25, the day Jameson was bitten on his right foot by a rattlesnake while playing outside in the backyard of the house the family was renting in North Scottsdale, Ariz. The 2½-foot-long snake sunk its fangs into Jameson not once, but twice. The pain and consequences were extreme. Each year, 250 to 400 people suffer rattlesnakes bites in Arizona, according to Dr. F. Mazda Shirazi, the medical director of the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center at the University of Arizona's College of Pharmacy. Although deaths from rattlesnake bites are rare, when a toddler is bitten twice, as Jameson was, the danger can escalate quickly. Read more.

UA Department of Emergency Medicine and Banner – University Medical Center Honor EMS Providers May 19 During EMS Week

May 18, 2015

Emergency medical services (EMS) personnel from across Southern Arizona will be honored Tuesday, May 19, 8 a.m.-noon, at a celebration event in Kiewit Auditorium, Arizona Cancer Center, 1515 N. Campbell Ave, Tucson, in recognition of National EMS Week May 18-23.

Banner - UMG Doctors' Day Awards

May 14, 2015

As part of Doctors' Day, several physicians from the Banner - University Medical Group were recognized for their contributions to health care at Banner - UMC Tucson and South campuses. Emergency Medicine’s Dale Woolridge, MD, PhD, received the Friend of the Community Award.


The UA Department of Emergency Medicine Seeks Community Input on a Study to Determine Most Effective Treatment for People Having Seizures

Apr 27, 2015

The Established Status Epilepticus Treatment Trial (ESETT) at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and Banner – University Medical Center South will determine which of three drugs is safer and more effective at stopping a prolonged seizure.

Friday Feedback: The Latest on Induced Hypothermia - Dr. Dan Spaite

Apr 17, 2015

Studies call timing and temperature into question for treating out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. MedPage Today contacted emergency medicine physicians and cardiologists to ask. Two doctors from the Arizona Health Sciences Center at the University of Arizona weighed in: Daniel W. Spaite, MD, FACEP, professor and distinguished chair, emergency medicine, and associate director, Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center, and Karl Kern, MD, co-director, UA Sarver Heart Center in Tucson. Read more

Intersecting Palliative Care and Emergency Care at the UA

Apr 14, 2015

Emergency medicine physicians often see patients with advanced and end-stage disease. Once in the hospital acute care setting, the patient’s objectives and goals may be in direct contrast to the strategies of life-prolonging treatment. Training in palliative care in the emergency department increasingly is being recognized as important in providing the best care to these patients.

EM Resident Finishes Second in "24 Hours in the Old Pueblo" Bike Race

Apr 7, 2015

Emergency medicine resident Joshua Johnston, MD, PGY - III, finished second in the Solo Men's division of the mountain bike race “24 Hours in the Old Pueblo” in February.

Experts: At best, snakebite kits don’t work; at worst, they delay care (Dr. Mazda Shirazi)

Mar 27, 2015

Cronkite News
Thursday, 3/26/2015
TUCSON – For those heading into rattlesnake territory, a snakebite kit – often featuring an illustration of a viper ready to strike – may seem to offer a measure of safety. But experts say treating a bite by cutting tissue, using a suction cup in hopes of drawing out venom with the blood and tying a cord in hopes of keeping the venom out of the lymphatic system can do more harm than good. F. Mazda Shirazi, a University of Arizona associate professor and medical director at the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center, said people who use snakebite kits sometimes wind up seeking medical attention too late. Read the whole story and see the video.