Jan 12, 2015
Geography, transportation and increased demand each play a role in making Tucson one of the epicenters of the state’s heroin epidemic. Dr. Mazda Shirazi, a medical toxicologist at the University of Arizona’s College of Pharmacy, said Tucson’s proximity to the border makes it a hub for Mexican heroin smugglers looking to drop off drugs for distribution around the western United States. Read Cronkite News: Border's proximity makes Tucson hub for heroin epidemic.
Dec 22, 2014
"No one was sadder than I was when I heard that the drug wasn't showing a benefit," said Kurt Denninghoff, MD, of the University of Arizona, who served as "hub principal investigator" at one of the 21 sites in the trial.
Dec 20, 2014
The UA Department of Emergency Medicine’s first informatics fellow Brent Lorenzen, MD, spent nearly 25 years as a competitor and coach. As a swimmer, he was a junior national finalist in high school and an All-Ivy first-team selection at Harvard University. He and his fellow Harvard swim team members were Eastern Intercollegiate Swimming League champions for three years.
Dec 18, 2014
Cameron Hypes, MD, clinical instructor and critical care fellow, has been selected by The Society of Critical Care Medicine to present his abstract on airway management in the ICU, " Video Laryngoscopy Improves Odds of First Attempt Success at Intubation in the Intensive Care Unit."
Nov 17, 2014
Guidelines For Bystanders Before Responders Arrive Cited at Heart Association Meeting
Nov 3, 2014
$5,000 grand prize presentation will be held Wednesday, Nov. 5.
Oct 29, 2014
Just knowing about the true perils of texting and cell phone use while driving helps keep drivers’ minds and eyes on the road.
Oct 1, 2014
The University of Arizona Department of Emergency Medicine is seeking community input on a clinical trial that requires a medical procedure to be performed without patient consent. The study will determine if a new device to secure breathing tubes holds the emergency breathing tubes more securely than currently used devices. The trial, which is set to begin this fall at the University of Arizona Medical Center – South Campus, will be performed on critically ill or injured patients who are unable to provide informed consent.