AEMRC News

UC EM 2017-2018 New Interns

We are proud to announce our new UC 2017-2018 Interns!


SC EM 2017-2018 New Interns

We are proud to announce our new SC EM 2017-2018 Interns! 


SC EM 2017-2018 New Chiefs Announcement

Proud to announce our new Chief Residents for 2017-2018.


Spreading the Word Around the World

Cardiac arrest is a leading cause of fatality and long-term disability worldwide. Recent advances in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), many of which have been pioneered at the University of Arizona, have dramatically improved survival rates around the world.

The Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center (AEMRC) has successfully implemented several strategies that have dramatically increased cardiac arrest survival in the United States, including improving the quality of CPR training and the rate of bystander CPR. Now AEMRC is sharing these strategies with emergency medical leaders in countries like China and India through its innovative International Visiting Scholar Program.
 


EMS Train at CPR University

Emergency medical professionals from all over the world took part in the Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center’s latest CPR University, a high-intensity training where participants learned the latest techniques in saving lives.


Results Are In on the ATACH II Clinical Trial

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

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).”  


UA Doctor: Stay Safe in the Heat by Having an 'Exit Strategy'

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.


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

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.


MRI Helps Diagnose Appendicitis

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.


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

“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.


Residents Present Their Research at the Annual Department of Emergency Medicine Research Forum

Each year at the UA Department of Emergency Medicine Resident Research Forum, EM residents give oral presentations followed by a question and answer period on research projects they have worked on as part of the department’s ScholarQuest programThe department was extremely honored to have nationally renowned Richard M. Ruddy, MD, as the keynote speaker.

 


UA Health Sciences Leaders Among Phoenix Magazine’s Top 25 `Maestros of Medicine’

Joe G.N. “Skip” Garcia, MD, and Bentley J. Bobrow, MD, FACEP, FAHA, made Phoenix Magazine’s list of the top 25 most influential people involved in Phoenix health care.


UA DEM Receives Presentation Awards at the Western Regional Meeting of the SAEM

Two UA Department of Emergency Medicine research presentations received honors at the 19th Annual Western Regional Meeting of the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine in April. 


UA Emergency Medicine Researchers to Study Quicker, More Accurate Detection of Bacterial Infections in Infants with Fever

By identifying bacterial from non-bacterial infections, researchers hope to develop a precise diagnostic test that allows for less invasive, more accurate and timely evaluation and diagnosis of young infants in the emergency department.


Dr. Samuel Keim, Chair of the UA Department of Emergency Medicine, Elected to Board of the American Board of Emergency Medicine

Samuel M. Keim, MD, MS, has been elected to the board of directors of the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM). Dr. Keim is professor and chair of the University of Arizona Department of Emergency Medicine, director of the University of Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center (AEMRC) and professor in the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. Dr. Keim practices clinically at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and Banner – UMC South.


AACEM Lifetime Achievement Award Presented to Dr. Harvey Meislin at Feb. Retreat

Harvey Meislin, MD, professor and former chair of the UA Department of Emergency Medicine received the 2016 Association of Academic Chairs of Emergency Medicine (AACEM) Lifetime Achievement Award annual retreat dinner Feb. 22 in Tempe. Presenting the award is Gregory Volturo, MD, president of the AACEM. 

 


AEMRC Researchers Receive NAEMSP Best Presentation Award

AEMRC researchers received the Best Scientific Presentation Award at the January 2016 National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP) Annual Scientific Meeting in San Diego for their Excellence in Prehospital Injury Care (EPIC) study.


How to Improve Cardiac Arrest Survival in Three Easy Steps

Although survival rates for people who suffer cardiac arrest outside a hospital are extremely low in most places, emergency physicians propose three interventions to improve survival rates and functional outcomes in any community and urge additional federal funding for cardiac resuscitation research in an editorial published online last Wednesday in Annals of Emergency Medicine (“IOM Says Times to Act to Improve Cardiac Arrest Survival … Here’s How”). "As a nation, we are falling far short in our efforts to improve survival for this exquisitely time-sensitive medical emergency," said Dr. Bentley J. Bobrow, professor of emergency medicine at the UA College of Medicine.


Researchers Develop Brain-Mapping Technology

Kurt Denninghoff, MD, is a co-investigator on a $1.15 million grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to develop a brain scanning technique to reveal secrets of the mind.


Severe Asthma Exacerbation in Pediatric Patients

Drs. Aaron Leetch and Bryan Wilson, UA emergency medicine, describe the initial assessment of children with severe asthma exacerbation and provide an outline and suggested hierarchy of medications and treatment strategies for stabilization, with intubation as a last resort in an article published in Pediatric Emergency Medicine Reports.


Dr. Harvey Meislin Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Association of Academic Chairs of Emergency Medicine

The award recognizes Dr. Meislin’s leadership and mentoring in the specialty of emergency medicine.


DEM Research Contributes to National CPR Guidelines

Every five years, the American Heart Association updates its CPR guidelines. Two UA faculty members contributed to the development of the recently released 2015 Guidelines for CPR & ECC.


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