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NSC & EMS Publications (2007-2013)

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Eldin WS, Hirshon JM, Smith GS, Kamal AM, Abou-El-Fetouh A, El-Setouhy M. Health-related quality of life after serious occupational injury in Egyptian workers: A cross sectional study. BMJ Open (in press).

Silberholz J, Anderson D, Golden B, Harrington, M, Hirshon JM. The impact of the residency teaching model on the efficiency of the emergency department at an academic center. Socio-Economic Planning Sciences (in press).

Hirshon JM, Risko N, Calvello EJB, Stewart de Ramirez S, Narayan M, Theodosis C, O’Neill J.  Health systems and services: the role of acute care.  WHO Bulletin (in press).

Scalea JR, Menaker J, Meeks AK, Kramer ME, Kufera JA, Auman KM, Cooper M, Bartlett ST,  Scalea TM.  Trauma patients with a previous organ transplant – outcomes are better than expected:  A retrospective analysis.  J Trauma Acute Care Surg (in press). 

Stein DM, Jessie EM, Crane S, Kufera JA, Timmons T, Rodriguez CJ, Menaker J, Scalea TM.  Hyperacute adrenal insufficiency (HAI) after hemorrhagic shock exists and is associated with poor outcomes.  J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 Feb; 74(2):363-370. 

Sheth KN, Stein DM, Aarabi B, Hu P, Kufera JA, Scalea TM, Hanley DF.  Intracranial pressure dose and outcome in traumatic brain injury.   Neurocrit Care. 2013 Feb; 18(1):26-32.  Epub 2012 Oct 09.

Ryb GE, Dischinger PC, Cooper C, Kufera JA.  Does helicopter transport improve outcomes independently of EMS time?  J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 Jan; 74(1):149-156. 


Rockett IR, Regier MD, Kapusta ND, Coben JH, Miller TR, Hanzlick RL, Todd KH, Sattin RW, Kennedy LW, Kleinig J, Smith GS. Leading causes of unintentional and intentional injury mortality: United States, 2000-2009. Am J Public Health. 2012 Nov;102(11):e84-92.
Thornley S, Kool B, Robinson E, Marshall R, Smith GS, Ameratunga S. Alcohol and risk of admission to hospital for unintentional cutting or piercing injuries at home: a population-based case-crossover study. BMC Public Health. 2012 Nov 9;11:852.
Zhu M, Zhao S, Coben JH, Smith GS. Why more male pedestrians die in vehicle-pedestrian collisions than female pedestrians: a decompositional analysis. Inj Prev. 2012 Nov 29. [Epub ahead of print].

Ryb GE, Dischinger PC, Burch CA, Kerns TJ, Kufera JA, Andersen D.  Frailty and injury causation.  Annu Proc Assoc Adv Automot Med.  2012 Oct; 56:175-181. 

Miller TR, Gibson R, Zaloshnja E, Blincoe LJ, Kindelberger J, Strashney A, Thomas A, Ho S, Bauer M, Sperry S, Peng J, Singleton M, Smith TJ, Zhang Y. Underreporting of driver alcohol involvement in United States police and hospital records: Capture-recapture estimates, Annu Proc Assoc Adv Automot Med. 2012 Oct; 56:87-96.

Brenner M, Stein D, Hu P, Kufera J, Wooford M, Scalea T.  Association between early hyperoxia and worse outcomes after traumatic brain injury.  Arch Surg. 2012 Nov; 147(11):1042-1046.  Epub 2012 Jul 16.

Aarabi B, Simard JM, Kufera JA, Alexander M, Zacherl K, Mirvis S, Shanmuganathan K, Schwartzbauer G, Maulucci CM, Slavin J, Ali, K, Massetti J, Eisenberg H.  Intramedullary lesion expansion on MRI in patients with motor complete cervical spinal cord injury.  J Neurosurgery Spine. 2012 Sep; 17:243-250.  Epub 2012 Jul 13.

Stein DM, Lindell A, Murdock KR, Kufera JA, Menaker J, Scalea TM.  Use of serum biomarkers to predict secondary insults following severe traumatic brain injury.  Shock. 2012 Jun; 37(6):563-568. 

Woodford MR, Mackenzie CF, DuBose J, Hu P, Kufera JA, Hu E, Dutton RP, Scalea TM.  Continuously recorded oxygen saturation and heart rate during prehospital transport outperform initial measurement in prediction of mortality after trauma.  J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 Apr; 72(4):1006-1012.

Stein DM, Lindell A, Murdock KR, Kufera JA, Menaker J, Bochicchio GV, Aarabi B, Scalea TM.  Use of serum biomarkers to predict cerebral hypoxia following severe traumatic brain injury.  J Neurotrauma. 2012 Apr; 29(6):1140-1149.  Epub available 2012 Feb. 

Lane WG, Dubowitz H, Langenberg P, Dischinger P.  Epidemiology of abusive abdominal trauma hospitalizations in United States children.  Child Abuse Negl. 2012 Feb; 36(2): 142-8.  Epub 2012 Mar 5.

Rabinowitz R, Kufera JA, Makley M.  A hidden reservoir of methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin resistant enterococcus in newly admitted patients to an acute rehabilitation hospital.  PM&R. 2012 Jan; 4(1):18-22.


Dischinger P, Li J, Smith GS, Ho S, Auman K, Shojai D.  Presecription medication usage and crash culpability in a population of injured drivers.  Annu Proc Assoc Adv Automot Med. 2011 Oct; 55:207-16

Ryb GE, Dischinger PC, McGwin G, Griffin RL.  Crash-related mortality and model year: are newer vehicles safer?  Ann Adv Automot Med 2011; 55:113-121

Ryb GE, Dischinger PC.  Improving trauma triage using basic crash scene data.  Ann Adv Automot Med 2011; 55:337-46
Hirshon JM, Thompson AD, Limbago B, McDonald LC, Bonkosky M, Heimer R, Meek J, Mai V, Braden C. Clostridium difficile Infection in Outpatients, Maryland and Connecticut, USA, 2002-2007. Emerg Infect Dis. 2011 Oct; 17(10):1946-9.

Pimentel L, Hirshon JM, Barrueto F Jr, Browne BJ. Development of a University-based Emergency Department Network: Lessons Learned. J Emerg Med. 2011 Aug 27.

Devabhakthuni S, Pajoumand M, Williams C, Kufera JA, Watson K, Stein DM. Evaluation of Dexmedetomidine: Safety and clinical outcomes in critically ill trauma patients. J Trauma. 2011 Nov; 71(5): 1164-1171. Epub available 2011 Apr 15.

Jones VC, Cho J, Abendschoen-Milani J, Gielen A.  Driving habits and risk exposure in older drivers: lessons learned from the implementation of a self-regulation curriculum.  Traffic Inj Prev. 2011 Oct; 12(5): 468-74.

Li J, Amr S, Braver ER, Langenberg P, Zhan M, Smith GS, Dischinger PC. Are current law enforcement strategies associated with a lower risk of repeat speeding citations and crash involvement? A longitudinal study of speeding Maryland drivers.  Ann Epidemiol. 2011 Sep; 21(9): 641-7.

Ryb GE, Dischinger PC. Disparities in trauma center access of older injured motor vehicular crash occupants.  J Trauma. 2011 Sep; 71(3): 742-7.

Ryb GE, Dischinger PC. Scene mobility status as a predictor of injury severity and mortality due to vehicular crashes.  J Trauma. 2011 Sep; 71(3): 737-41.

Lane WG, Lotwin I, Dubowitz H, Langenberg P, Dischinger P.  Outcomes for children hospitalized with abusive versus noninflicted abdominal trauma.  Pediatrics. 2011 Jun; 127(6): e1400-5. Epub 2011 May 9.

Stein DM, Lindell A, Murdock KR, Kufera JA, Menaker J, Keledjian K, Bochicchio GV, Aarabi B, Scalea TM.  Relationship of serum and cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers with intracranial hypertension and cerebral hypoperfusion after severe traumatic brain injury.  J Trauma. 2011 May; 70(5): 1096-1103.

Stein DM, Kufera JA, Lindell A, Murdock KR, Menaker J, Bochicchio GV Aarabi B, Scalea TM. Association of CSF biomarkers and secondary insults following severe traumatic brain injury. Neuro Crit Care. 2011 Apr; 14(2): 200-7. DOI: 10.1007/s12028-010-9496-1.

Ibrahim JM, Day H, Hirshon JM, El-Setouhy M. Road risk-perception and pedestrian injuries among students at Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt. J Inj Violence Res. doi: 10.5249/jivr.v4i2.112. 2011 Apr.

Malek J, Rogers R, Kufera J, Hirshon JM. Venous thromboembolic disease in the HIV-infected patient. Am J Emerg Med. 2011 Mar; 29(3): 278-82. Epub 2010 Mar 26.

Stein DM, Kufera JA, Ho SM, Ryb GE, Dischinger PC, O’Connor JV, Scalea TM. Occupant and crash characteristics for case occupants with cervical spine injuries sustained in motor vehicle collisions. J Trauma. 2011 Feb; 70(2): 299-309.

Ryb GE, Dischinger PC, Diclemente C, Auman KM, Kufera JA, Soderstrom CA. Impulsive or depressive personality traits do not impede behavioral change after brief alcohol interventions. J Addict Dis. 2011 Jan; 30(1): 54-62.


Glickman SW, Kit Delgado M, Hirshon JM, Hollander JE, Iwashyna TJ, Jacobs AK, Kilaru AS, Lorch SA, Mutter RL, Myers SR, Owens PL, Phelan MP, Pines JM, Seymour CW, Ewen Wang N, Branas CC. Defining and measuring successful emergency care networks: a research agenda. Acad Emerg Med. 2010 Dec; 17(12):1297-305.

Hall KK, Schenkel SM, Hirshon JM, Xiao Y, Noskin GA. Incidence and types of non-ideal care events in an emergency department. Qual Saf Health Care. 2010 Oct;19 Suppl 3:i20-5.

Andersen D, Ryb G, Dischinger P, Kufera J, Read K.  Self-reported health indicators in the year following a motor vehicle crash: A comparison of younger versus older subjects.  Annu Proc Assoc Adv Automot Med. 2010 Oct; 54: 359-367. 

Soderstrom CA, Scottino MA, Burch CA, Ho SM, Kerns TJ, Joyce JJ. Pursuit of licensure by senior drivers referred by police to a state licensing agency's Medical Advisory Board.  Ann Adv Automot Med. 2010 Oct; 54: 351-8.

Ryb GE, Cooper C.  Race/ethnicity and acute respiratory distress syndrome: a National Trauma Data Bank study.  J Natl Med Assoc. 2010 Oct; 102(10): 865-9.

Day HR, El-Setouhy M, El-Shinawi M, Assem A, Ismail M, Salem M, Smith GS, Hirshon JM. Young Egyptians' perceptions, attitudes and knowledge of injuries. Inj Prev. 2010 Oct; 16(5): 348-51.

Hsia R, Razzak J, Tsai AC, Hirshon JM. Placing emergency care on the global agenda. Ann Emerg Med. 2010 Aug;56(2):142-9.

Lombardi DA, Folkard S, Willetts JL, Smith GS. Daily sleep, weekly working hours, and risk of work-related injury: US National Health Interview Survey (2004-2008). Chronobiol Int. 2010 Jul; 27(5): 1013-30.

Ryb GE, Burch C, Kerns T, Dischinger PC, Ho S. Crash test ratings and real-world frontal crash outcomes: a CIREN study. J Trauma. 2010 May; 68(5): 1099-105.

Mareiniss DP, Hirshon JM, Levy F. Planning for a pandemic: a view from the accident and emergency department. Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2010 Feb;71(2):64-5.


Mackenzie CF, Moon-Massat PF, Shander A, Javidroozi M, Greenburg AG. When Blood Is Not an Option: Factors Affecting Survival After the Use of a Hemoglobin-Based Oxygen Carrier in 54 Patients with Life-Threatening Anemia. Anesth Analg. 2009 Dec 30.

Ryb GE, Dischinger PC, Ho S. Vehicle model year and crash outcomes: a CIREN study. Traffic Inj Prev. 2009 Dec; 10(6): 560-6.

Woolard R, Degutis LC, Mello M, Rothman R, Cherpitel CJ, Post LA, Hirshon JM, Haukoos JS, Hungerford DW. Public health in the emergency department: surveillance, screening, and intervention--funding and sustainability. Acad Emerg Med. 2009 Nov;16(11):1138-42.

Hirshon JM, Warner M, Irvin CB, Niska RW, Andersen DA, Smith GS, McCaig LF. Research using emergency department-related data sets: current status and future directions. Acad Emerg Med. 2009 Nov;  16(11): 1103-9.

Ryb GE, Dischinger PC, Read KM, Kufera JA.  PTSD after severe vehicular crashes.  Annu Proc Assoc Adv Automot Med. 2009 Oct; 53: 177-187.

Soderstrom CA, Scottino MA, Joyce JJ, Burch C, Ho SM, Kerns TJ.  Police referral of drivers to the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration's Medical Advisory Board.  Annu Proc Assoc Adv Automot Med. 2009 Oct; 53: 105-16.

Lombardi DA, Matz S, Brennan MJ, Smith GS, Courtney TK. Related electrical injuries: a narrative analysis of workers' compensation claims. J Occup Environ Hyg. 2009 Oct; 6(10): 612-23.

Mackenzie C, Donohue J, Wasylina P, Cullum W, Hu P, Lam DM. How will military/civilian coordination work for reception of mass casualties from overseas? Prehosp Disaster Med. 2009 Sep-Oct; 24(5): 380-8.

Ryb GE, Cooper C, Dischinger PC, Kufera JA, Auman KM, Soderstrom CA.  Suicides, homicides and unintentional injury deaths after trauma center discharge:  Cocaine use as a risk factor.  J Trauma. 2009 Sep; 67(3): 490-497.

Mareiniss DP, Hirshon JM, Thibodeau BC. Disaster planning: potential effects of an influenza pandemic on community healthcare resources. Am J Disaster Med. 2009 May-Jun;4(3):163-71. Review.

Beck KH, Yan AF, Wang MQ, Kerns TJ, Burch CA.  The relationship between impaired driving crashes and beliefs about impaired driving: do residents in high crash rate counties have greater concerns about impaired driving?  Traffic Inj Prev. 2009 Apr;10(2):127-33.

Li JY, Zhang YF, Smith GS, Xue CJ, Luo YN, Chen WH, Skinner CJ, Finkelstein J. Quality of Reporting of Randomized Clinical Trials in Tai Chi Interventions—A Systematic Review. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2009 Apr 7.

O'Connor JV, Kufera JA, Kerns TJ, Stein DM, Ho S, Dischinger PC, Scalea TM. Crash and occupant predictors of pulmonary contusion. J Trauma. 2009 Apr; 66(4): 1091-5.

Ryb GE, Dischinger PC, Braver ER, Burch CA, Ho SM, Kufera JA. Expected differences and unexpected commonalities in mortality, injury severity, and injury patterns between near versus far occupants of side impact crashes. J Trauma. 2009 Feb; 66(2): 499-503.

Dischinger PC, Ryb GE, Kufera JA, Auman KM. Early predictors of postconcussive syndrome in a population of trauma patients with mild traumatic brain injury. J Trauma. 2009 Feb; 66(2): 289-96; discussion 296-7.

Mackenzie CF. Haemoglobin-based oxygen carriers: is the benefit worth the risk? Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2009 Jan; 70(1): 26-30.

Mackenzie CF. What's new in the blood crisis? Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2009 Jan;70(1):6.

Epstein SK, Burstein JL, Case RB, Gardner AF, Herman SH, Hirshon JM, Jermyn JW, McKay MP, Mitchiner JC, Sullivan WP, Wagner MJ, Beer S, Tiberi L, Price C, Cunningham R, Wilkerson D, Bromley M, Geist M, Gore L, Singh CA, Wheeler G, Gleason SF, Decker J, Gwinner VM, Schwalberg RH. The National Report Card on the State of Emergency Medicine: evaluating the emergency care environment state by state 2009 edition. Ann Emerg Med. 2009 Jan;53(1):4-148.


Ryb GE, Dischinger PC, Smith GS, Soderstrom CA.  School suspensions, injury-prone behaviors, and injury history.  J Trauma. 2008 Nov; 65(5): 1106-11; discussion 1111-3.

Mackenzie CF, Morrison C, Jaberi M, Genuit T, Katamuluwa S, Rodriguez A. Management of hemorrhagic shock when blood is not an option. J Clin Anesth. 2008 Nov;20(7):538-41

Mackenzie CF, Hu P, Sen A, Dutton R, Seebode S, Floccare D, Scalea T. Automatic pre-hospital vital signs waveform and trend data capture fills quality management, triage and outcome prediction gaps. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2008 Nov 6:318-22.

Ryb G, Dischinger P, Kleinberger M, Burch C, Ho S.  Aging is not a risk factor for femoral and tibial fractures in motor vehicle crashes.  Annu Proc Assoc Adv Automot Med. 2008 Oct; 52: 227-34.

Ryb G, Dischinger P, Smith G, Soderstrom C.  Adult correlates of early behavioral maladjustment: a study of injured drivers.  Annu Proc Assoc Adv Automot Med. 2008 Oct; 52: 39-48.

Ryb GE, Cooper C. Outcomes of cocaine-positive trauma patients undergoing surgery on the first day after admission.  J Trauma. 2008 Oct; 65(4): 809-12.

Selway JS, Soderstrom CA, Kufera JA.  Alcohol use and testing among older trauma victims in Maryland.  J Trauma. 2008 Aug; 65(2): 442-446.

Jeffcott SA, Mackenzie CF. Measuring team performance in healthcare: review of research and implications for patient safety. J Crit Care. 2008 Jun;23(2):188-96.

Hirshon JM, Shardell M, Alles S, Powell JL, Squibb K, Ondov J, Blaisdell CJ. Elevated ambient air zinc increases pediatric asthma morbidity. Environ Health Perspect. 2008 Jun;116(6):826-31.

LaMonte MP, Bahouth MN, Xiao Y, Hu P, Baquet CR, Mackenzie CF. Outcomes from a comprehensive stroke telemedicine program. Telemed J E Health. 2008 May;14(4):339-44.

Braver ER, Kufera JA, Alexander MT, Scerbo M, Volpini KD, Lloyd J.  Using head-on collisions to compare risk of driver death by air bag generation:  A matched-pair cohort study.  Am J Epidemiol. 2008 Mar; 167(5): 546-552.

Braver ER, Scerbo M, Kufera JA, Alexander MT, Volpini KD, Lloyd J.  Deaths among drivers and right-front passengers in frontal collisions:  Redesigned air bags relative to first-generation air bags.  Traffic Inj Prev. 2008 Mar; 9(1): 48-58.

Ryb GE, Dischinger PC. Injury severity and outcome of overweight and obese patients after vehicular trauma: a crash injury research and engineering network (CIREN) study.  J Trauma. 2008 Feb; 64(2): 406-11.

Fitzgerald M, Mackenzie CF, Marasco S, Hoyle R, Kossmann T. Pleural decompression and drainage during trauma reception and resuscitation. Injury. 2008 Jan;39(1):9-20. Review.


Ryb GE, Dischinger PC, Kufera JA, Burch CA.Delta V, principal direction of force, and restraint use contributions to motor vehicle crash mortality.  J Trauma. 2007 Nov; 63(5): 1000-5.

Dischinger PC, Ryb GE, Ho SM, Burch CA. The association between age, injury, and survival to hospital among a cohort of injured motorcyclists.  Annu Proc Assoc Adv Automot Med. 2007 Oct; 51: 97-110.

Xiao Y, Schenkel S, Faraj S, Mackenzie CF, Moss J. What whiteboards in a trauma center operating suite can teach us about emergency department communication. Ann Emerg Med. 2007 Oct;50(4):387-95.

Mackenzie CF, Xiao Y, Hu FM, Seagull FJ, Fitzgerald M. Video as a tool for improving tracheal intubation tasks for emergency medical and trauma care. Ann Emerg Med. 2007 Oct;50(4):436-42, 442.e1.

Kim YJ, Xiao Y, Mackenzie CF, Gardner SD. Availability of trauma specialists in level I and II trauma centers: a national survey. J Trauma. 2007 Sep;63(3):676-83.

Ryb GE, Dischinger PC, Kufera JA, Soderstrom CA.  Smoking is a marker of risky behaviors independent of substance abuse in injured drivers.  Traffic Inj Prev. 2007 Sep; 8(3): 248-52.

Martins SS, Copersino ML, Soderstrom CA, Smith GS, Dischinger PC, McDuff DR, Hebel JR, Kerns TJ, Ho SM, Read KM, Gorelick DA.  Sociodemographic characteristics associated with substance use status in a trauma inpatient population.  J Addict Dis. 2007; 26(2): 53-62.

Soderstrom CA, DiClemente CC, Dischinger PC, Hebel JR, McDuff DR, Auman KA, Kufera JA. A controlled trial of brief intervention versus brief advice for at-risk drinking trauma center patients. J Trauma. 2007 May; 62(5): 1102-11; discussion 1111-12.

Rothman RE, Irvin CB, Moran GJ, Sauer L, Bradshaw YS, Fry RB Jr, Josephine EB, Ledyard HK, Hirshon JM; From the Public Health Committee of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Respiratory hygiene in the emergency department. J Emerg Nurs. 2007 Apr;33(2):119-34.

Braver ER, Kufera JA, Volpini KD, Lawpoolsri S, Joyce JJ, Alexander MT, Ellison-Potter P.  Persuasion and licensure:  A randomized controlled intervention trial to increase licensure rates among Maryland motorcycle owners.  Traffic Inj Prev. 2007 Mar; 8: 39-46.

Lawpoolsri S, Li J, Braver ER.  Do speeding tickets reduce the likelihood of receiving subsequent speeding tickets? A longitudinal study of speeding violators in Maryland. Traffic Inj Prev. 2007 Mar; 8(1): 26-34.

Ryb GE, Dischinger PC, Kufera JA, Soderstrom CA.  Social, behavioral and driving characteristics of injured pedestrians: a comparison with other unintentional injury patients.  Accid Anal Prev. 2007 Mar; 39(2): 313-318.

Martins SS, Copersino ML, Soderstrom CA, Smith GS, Dischinger PC, McDuff DR, Hebel JR, Kerns TJ, Ho SM, Read KM, Gorelick DA.  Risk of psychoactive substance dependence among substance users in a trauma inpatient population.  J Addict Dis. 2007; 26(1): 71-7.

Mackenzie,CF, Hu, Peter Fu-Ming, Fausboll, C  Nerlich, M,  Benner,T Gagliano, D  Whitlock,W,  Lam D, Xiao,Y.    Challenges to remote emergency decision-making for disasters or Homeland Security.  Cognition Technology & Work. 2007; 9: 15-24.

Xiao Y, Seagull FJ, Bochicchio GV, Guzzo JL, Dutton RP, Sisley A, Joshi M, Standiford HC, Hebden JN, Mackenzie CF, Scalea TM. Video-based training increases sterile-technique compliance during central venous catheter insertion. Crit Care Med. 2007; 35(5): 1302-1306.

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