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

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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.

UA Emergency Medicine Resident Participating in World’s Largest Startup Business Accelerator

Mar 24, 2015

Triomi, a mobile electrocardiogram (EKG) system, developed by UA Emergency Medicine resident Sean Murphy, MD, and his best friend from college, was one of 10 innovative startup companies chosen from across the country that focuses on mobile health.

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Progesterone Offers No Significant Benefit after Traumatic Brain Injury

Mar 4, 2015

Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix were among 49 trauma centers that participated in the NIH study ProTECT III (Progesterone for Traumatic Brain Injury, Experimental Clinical Treatment).

Dr. Farshad Shirazi - Toddler's Reaction to Meth Mistaken for Scorpion Sting

Feb 13, 2015

Doctors who admitted a 17-month-old girl to the hospital in Arizona thought her tremors and other symptoms were due to a scorpion sting. Only later did they realize the real cause of her condition was that she'd consumed methamphetamines, according to a new report of her case.

The young girl in the case recovered and was discharged from the hospital a week later. Dr. Farshad Shirazi of University of Arizona College of Medicine, was one of the doctors who treated the child and a co-author of the case report.

Dr. Charles Cairns Promoted to Interim Dean of UA College of Medicine – Tucson

Feb 12, 2015

Dr. Joe G.N. “Skip” Garcia appoints accomplished physician scientist to leadership post as Arizona Health Sciences Center continues its exciting, upward trajectory.