Five New Faculty Members Join the UA Department of Emergency Medicine

Jul 20, 2016

The University of Arizona Department of Emergency Medicine welcomes five new faculty members. All will practice at both Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and Banner – University Medical Center South Campus emergency departments.

Results Are In on the ATACH II Clinical Trial

Jul 13, 2016

The Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center – Tucson was one of 110 sites for a clinical trial on a multicenter randomized trial, the ATACH II, to definitively determine the efficacy of early intensive antihypertensive treatment in patients with intracerebral hemorrhage.

BioSigs II Clinical Trial Enrolls First Patient

Jul 13, 2016

The UA DEM was the first among 18 sites in the U.S. to enroll a patient for the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) study “Application of Transcriptional Signatures for Diagnosis of Febrile Infants (BioSigs II).”  

Dr. Samuel Keim
UA Doctor: Stay Safe in the Heat by Having an 'Exit Strategy'

Jul 12, 2016

The chances of surviving heat stroke are only 50 percent, says Dr. Sam Keim, so if you must be outdoors, it's critically important to have access to shade or air conditioning.

Gary and Katie Brauchla
Are We Giving Up on Cardiac Arrest Patients Too Soon? – New UA Study Suggests Physicians Need to Give Comatose Cardiac Arrest Survivors Adequate Time before Predicting Outcomes

Jun 30, 2016

The multicenter study showed the time it takes for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients to regain consciousness varies widely and is longer than many had thought. Thousands of lives each year across the country could be saved by simply giving cardiac arrest victims more time to awaken in the hospital.

EMS Providers Receive Awards at Banner and UA Emergency Medicine Annual Event

May 20, 2016

Southern Arizona emergency medical services (EMS) personnel were honored Tuesday, May 17, at the 2016 EMS Provider of the Year Awards in celebration of National EMS Week May 15-21.

DEM winners at 2016 SAEM Conference Awards
DEM Ultrasound Section Receives 2016 SAEM Conference Awards

May 18, 2016

The University of Arizona Department of Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Section received awards at the 2016 Southern Arizona Emergency Medicine (SAEM) conference.

MRI Helps Diagnose Appendicitis

May 11, 2016

Researchers from the UA Departments of Medical Imaging, Emergency Medicine, Surgery, and Epidemiology and Biostatistics, found MRI is effective in assessing appendicitis in children and younger adults with acute lower quadrant pain, according to a study published in Radiology.

Meeting a growing demand subject to interpretation

May 11, 2016

The Department of Emergency Medicine medical Spanish immersion curriculum for emergency medicine residents and staff at the University of Arizona Medical Center – South Campus is featured in the article "Meeting a growing demand subject to interpretation" published in the Arizona Sonoran News.

Dr. Ben Bobrow
Help Is Just a Phone Call Away – Telephone CPR Improves Cardiac Arrest Outcomes, UA Research Finds

May 4, 2016

“These outcomes demonstrate that it is feasible to save lives from cardiac arrest through implementing and measuring this key intervention of Telephone-CPR instructions delivered by 9-1-1 dispatchers,” said UA Emergency Medicine researcher Dr. Bentley J. Bobrow.