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Engineering a Device to Fight Child Abuse

UA Emergency Medicine physician Dale Woolridge teams up with senior engineering students to create a bruise age measurement device for use in child abuse and domestic violence cases.


First Statewide Study Shows More Cardiac Arrests Due to Opioid Overdoses

UA medical students’ research shows tragic impact on young people who abuse opioids.


UA Researchers Lead Study to Encourage Children With Asthma to Use their Inhalers

UA researchers are studying if the combination of dispensing asthma inhalers (corticosteroids) in the emergency department and supervising their use in elementary schools will increase the medication’s use among children with asthma and decrease emergency department visits.


Selected Recent Publications

Yee AM, Christensen DN, Waterbrook AL, Amini R. "Parapharyngeal abscess with tracheal deviation." Intern Emerg Med. 2017.
Marco CA, Nelson LS, Baren JM, et al. "American Board of Emergency Medicine Report on Residency and Fellowship Training Information (2016-2017)." Ann Emerg Med. 2017;69(5):640-652.
Dalen JE, Waterbrook AL. "Why Are Nearly All CT Pulmonary Angiograms for Suspected Pulmonary Embolism Negative?" Am. J. Med.. 2017;130(3):247-248.
Yousef KAndrew, Goshinska AJohn, Bailowitz ZP, Amini R. "Cactus thorn detection using bedside ultrasound." Intern Emerg Med. 2017;12(4):545-546.
Waterbrook AL, Balcik BJ, Goshinska AJohn. "Blood Glucose Levels After Local Musculoskeletal Steroid Injections in Patients With Diabetes Mellitus: A Clinical Review." Sports Health. 2017:1941738117702585.