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From Concerts to COVID: Transforming the RI Convention Center into an Alternate Hospital Site in under a Month.

Sonya Naganathan, Kelly Meehan-Coussee, Scott Pasichow, Heather Rybasack-Smith, William Binder, Francesca Beaudoin, Andrew N Musits, Elizabeth Sutton, Gianna Petrone, Adam C Levine, Selim Suner,

Field hospitals have long been used to extend health care capabilities in times of crisis. In response to the pandemic and an anticipated surge in patients, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo announced a plan to create three field hospitals, or "alternate hospital sites" (AHS), totaling 1,000 beds, in order to ... Read more >>

R I Med J (2013) (Rhode Island medical journal (2013))
[2020, 103(6):8-13]

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Intravenous Cetirizine Versus Intravenous Diphenhydramine for the Treatment of Acute Urticaria: A Phase III Randomized Controlled Noninferiority Trial.

Benjamin S Abella, William E Berger, Michael S Blaiss, Ian G Stiell, Joseph P Herres, Joseph J Moellman, Selim Suner, Adam Kessler, Howard A Klausner, Jeffrey M Caterino, Jie Du,

<h4>Study objective</h4>Acute urticaria is a frequent presentation in emergency departments (EDs), urgent care centers, and other clinical arenas. Treatment options are limited if diphenhydramine is the only intravenous antihistamine offered because of its short duration of action and well-known adverse effects. We evaluate cetirizine injection, the first second-generation injectable antihistamine, ... Read more >>

Ann Emerg Med (Annals of emergency medicine)
[2020, 76(4):489-500]

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Healthcare Service Access and Utilization among Syrian Refugees in Turkey.

Ismail Tayfur, Mücahit Günaydin, Selim Suner,

Background Aim: Many Syrian civil war refugees are housed in carefully designed camps, however 60% of all refugees in host countries reside outside of specifically designated camps. Turkey hosts the largest number of refugees displaced in the civil war of Syria. In the present study, we aimed to illustrate healthcare services ... Read more >>

Ann Glob Health (Annals of global health)
[2019, 85(1):]

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Determination of carboxyhemoglobin half-life in patients with carbon monoxide toxicity treated with high flow nasal cannula oxygen therapy.

Ibrahim Ulas Ozturan, Elif Yaka, Selim Suner, Asim Enes Ozbek, Cansu Alyesil, Nurettin Ozgur Dogan, Serkan Yilmaz, Murat Pekdemir,

Background: Acute carbon monoxide poisoning is a common environmental emergency worldwide. Treatment options are limited to normobaric oxygen therapy with a nonrebreather face mask or endotracheal tube and hyperbaric oxygen. The aim of this study is to determine the half-life of carboxyhemoglobin (COHb) in adult patients admitted to the emergency ... Read more >>

Clin Toxicol (Phila) (Clinical toxicology (Philadelphia, Pa.))
[2019, 57(7):617-623]

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Comparative Analysis of Emergency Medical Service Provider Workload During Simulated Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation Using Standard Versus Experimental Protocols and Equipment.

Nicholas Asselin, Bryan Choi, Catherine C Pettit, Max Dannecker, Jason T Machan, Derek L Merck, Lisa H Merck, Selim Suner, Kenneth A Williams, Janette Baird, Gregory D Jay, Leo Kobayashi,

<h4>Introduction</h4>Protocolized automation of critical, labor-intensive tasks for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) resuscitation may decrease Emergency Medical Services (EMS) provider workload. A simulation-based assessment method incorporating objective and self-reported metrics was developed and used to quantify workloads associated with standard and experimental approaches to OHCA resuscitation.<h4>Methods</h4>Emergency Medical Services-Basic (EMT-B) and advanced ... Read more >>

Simul Healthc (Simulation in healthcare : journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare)
[2018, 13(6):376-386]

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Man with a Swollen Eye: Nonspecific Orbital Inflammation in an Adult in the Emergency Department.

Xiao Chi Zhang, Brittney Statler, Selim Suner, Maureen Lloyd, David Curley, Michael E Migliori,

BACKGROUND:Nonspecific orbital inflammation (NSOI) is a rare idiopathic ocular pathology characterized by unilateral, painful orbital swelling without identifiable infectious or systemic disorders, which can be complicated by optic nerve compromise. CASE REPORT:A 50-year-old man presented to the Emergency Department with recurring, progressive painless left eye swelling, decreased visual acuity, and ... Read more >>

J Emerg Med (The Journal of emergency medicine)
[2018, 55(1):110-113]

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Carboxyhemoglobin Levels Induced by Cigarette Smoking Outdoors in Smokers.

Jonathan Schimmel, Naomi George, John Schwarz, Sami Yousif, Selim Suner, Jason B Hack,

<h4>Introduction</h4>Non-invasive screening of carboxyhemoglobin saturation (SpCO) in the emergency department to detect occult exposure is increasingly common. The SpCO threshold to consider exposure in smokers is up to 9%. The literature supporting this cutoff is inadequate, and the impact of active smoking on SpCO saturation remains unclear. The primary objective ... Read more >>

J Med Toxicol (Journal of medical toxicology : official journal of the American College of Medical Toxicology)
[2018, 14(1):68-73]

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History of Disaster Medicine.

Selim Suner,

Erik Noji, mentioned, tongue in cheek, Noah as the first disaster manager during a lecture in 2005. The canonical description of "The Genesis Flood" does describe Noah as a master planner and executer of an evacuation of biblical proportions. After gaining knowledge of a potential catastrophic disaster he planned and ... Read more >>

Turk J Emerg Med (Turkish journal of emergency medicine)
[2015, 15(Suppl 1):1-4]

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Assessing and Planning Health Actions During a Crisis.

Selim Suner,

Initial stage of a disaster is managed with existing resources. The following stages of disaster response often involve assistance from outside of the disaster zone. This may consist of mutual aid from neighboring communities for small-scale incidents but in major disasters, the response is from federal or international agencies or ... Read more >>

Turk J Emerg Med (Turkish journal of emergency medicine)
[2015, 15(Suppl 1):8-10]

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Airway Management in Disaster Response: A Manikin Study Comparing Direct and Video Laryngoscopy for Endotracheal Intubation by Prehospital Providers in Level C Personal Protective Equipment.

Sami Yousif, Jason T Machan, Yasser Alaska, Selim Suner,

Introduction Airway management is one of many challenges that medical providers face in disaster response operations. The use of personal protective equipment (PPE), in particular, was found to be associated with higher failure rates and a prolonged time to achieve airway control. Hypothesis/Problem The objective of this study was to ... Read more >>

Prehosp Disaster Med (Prehospital and disaster medicine)
[2017, 32(4):352-356]

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Comparison of loop and primary incision & drainage techniques in adult patients with cutaneous abscess: A preliminary, randomized clinical trial.

İbrahim Ulaş Özturan, Nurettin Özgür Doğan, Onur Karakayalı, Asım Enes Özbek, Serkan Yılmaz, Murat Pekdemir, Selim Suner,

<h4>Objectives</h4>The aim of this study is to compare efficacy of loop drainage and standard incision & drainage (I&D) in adult patients with cutaneous abscess in the emergency department.<h4>Methods</h4>This study is an interventional, parallel group, randomized clinical trial. Adult patients with cutaneous abscess were randomized into loop drainage and standard I&D ... Read more >>

Am J Emerg Med (The American journal of emergency medicine)
[2017, 35(6):830-834]

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Simulation-based Randomized Comparative Assessment of Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation Bundle Completion by Emergency Medical Service Teams Using Standard Life Support or an Experimental Automation-assisted Approach.

Bryan Choi, Nicholas Asselin, Catherine C Pettit, Max Dannecker, Jason T Machan, Derek L Merck, Lisa H Merck, Selim Suner, Kenneth A Williams, Gregory D Jay, Leo Kobayashi,

<h4>Introduction</h4>Effective resuscitation of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) patients is challenging. Alternative resuscitative approaches using electromechanical adjuncts may improve provider performance. Investigators applied simulation to study the effect of an experimental automation-assisted, goal-directed OHCA management protocol on EMS providers' resuscitation performance relative to standard protocols and equipment.<h4>Methods</h4>Two-provider (emergency medical technicians (EMT)-B ... Read more >>

Simul Healthc (Simulation in healthcare : journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare)
[2016, 11(6):365-375]

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The impact of crowd control measures on the occurrence of stampedes during Mass Gatherings: The Hajj experience.

Yasser A Alaska, Abdulaziz D Aldawas, Nawfal A Aljerian, Ziad A Memish, Selim Suner,

<h4>Background</h4>Mass gatherings present enormous challenges for emergency preparedness. Planners must anticipate and prepare for communicable and non-communicable disease outbreaks, illnesses, and injuries to participants, crowd control, and disaster responses to unforeseen natural or man-made threats. The Hajj, the largest annually recurring mass gathering event on earth. It attracts about 3 ... Read more >>

Travel Med Infect Dis (Travel medicine and infectious disease)
[2017, 15:67-70]

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Injury and illness among athletes during a multi-day elite cycling road race.

Sedat Yanturali, Omer Canacik, Emre Karsli, Selim Suner,

<h4>Objectives</h4>Although road bicycle races have been held for more than a century, injury and illness patterns during multi-day bicycle events have not been widely studied. The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of injury and illness among riders and describe the medical care interventions provided to participants ... Read more >>

Phys Sportsmed (The Physician and sportsmedicine)
[2015, 43(4):348-354]

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An analysis of hiker preparedness: a survey of hiker habits in New Hampshire.

Ryan C Mason, Selim Suner, Kenneth A Williams,

<h4>Objective</h4>Describe hiking habits in a heavily used wilderness area to better target injury prevention and reduce search-and-rescue events.<h4>Methods</h4>A cross-sectional, convenience survey was conducted at 3 trailheads in the White Mountain National Forest of New Hampshire during summer 2011. The study group consisted of hikers who consented to a questionnaire before ... Read more >>

Wilderness Environ Med (Wilderness & environmental medicine)
[2013, 24(3):221-227]

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C-reactive protein as predictor of bacterial infection among patients with an influenza-like illness.

John Patrick Haran, Francesca Lynn Beaudoin, Selim Suner, Shan Lu,

<h4>Objective</h4>During the influenza season patients are labeled as having an influenza-like illness (ILI) which may be either a viral or bacterial infection. We hypothesize that C-reactive protein (CRP) levels among patients with ILI diagnosed with a bacterial infection will be higher than patients diagnosed with an influenza or another viral ... Read more >>

Am J Emerg Med (The American journal of emergency medicine)
[2013, 31(1):137-144]

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Correlation of C-reactive protein to severity of symptoms in acute influenza A infection.

John P Haran, Selim Suner, Fenwick Gardiner,

<h4>Background</h4>Currently there is no objective measure to determine disease severity in patients with acute influenza infection. During acute viral infections, C-reactive protein (CRP) has been shown to be elevated.<h4>Aim</h4>To study the relationship between the symptoms of acute influenza A infection and correlate them with the level of inflammation as measured ... Read more >>

J Emerg Trauma Shock (Journal of emergencies, trauma, and shock)
[2012, 5(2):149-152]

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Non-invasive carboxyhemoglobin monitoring: screening emergency medical services patients for carbon monoxide exposure.

Douglas Nilson, Robert Partridge, Selim Suner, Gregory Jay,

<h4>Introduction</h4>Carbon monoxide (CO) toxicity is a significant health problem. The use of non-invasive pulse CO-oximetry screening in the emergency department has demonstrated that the rapid screening of numerous individuals for CO toxicity is simple and capable of identifying occult cases of CO toxicity.<h4>Objective</h4>The objective of this study was to extend ... Read more >>

Prehosp Disaster Med (Prehospital and disaster medicine)
[2010, 25(3):253-256]

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A potential pitfall in the diagnosis of renal colic: renal infarction.

Nese Colak Oray, Basak Bayram, Sedat Yanturali, Onder Limon, Selim Suner,

Am J Emerg Med (The American journal of emergency medicine)
[2009, 27(6):750.e7-9]

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Turkish patient relatives' attitudes towards family-witnessed resuscitation and affecting sociodemographic factors.

Gurkan Ersoy, Sedat Yanturali, Selim Suner, Nuriye Ergul Karakus, Ersin Aksay, Ridvan Atilla,

<h4>Background</h4>Witnessed resuscitation is the process of resuscitation in the presence of family members.<h4>Study objective</h4>Our goal was to determine the attitudes of relatives of the patients presenting to our emergency department regarding witnessed resuscitation and to elucidate the sociodemographic variables affecting their perspectives.<h4>Methods</h4>Blood relatives and spouses of all adult patients presenting ... Read more >>

Eur J Emerg Med (European journal of emergency medicine : official journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine)
[2009, 16(4):188-193]

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A multicenter, open-label, exploratory dose-ranging trial of intranasal hydromorphone for managing acute pain from traumatic injury.

Daniel P Wermeling, Thomas Clinch, Anita C Rudy, David Dreitlein, Selim Suner, Peter G Lacouture,

<h4>Unlabelled</h4>We conducted a prospective multicenter, open-label, escalating dose-range trial to compare, across patients, single intranasal doses (2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 mg) of hydromorphone HCl in the treatment of acute trauma pain The main outcome measure of pain-intensity reduction was derived from serial Numerical Pain-Rating Scores and calculated as ... Read more >>

J Pain (The journal of pain)
[2010, 11(1):24-31]

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Photonics-based in vivo total hemoglobin monitoring and clinical relevance.

John McMurdy, Gregory Jay, Selim Suner, Gregory Crawford,

Anemia is a serious disorder which, as a result of antiquated invasive blood testing, is undiagnosed in millions of people in the U.S. As a result of the clinical need, many technological solutions have been proposed to measure total blood hemoglobin, and thus diagnose anemia, noninvasively. Because hemoglobin is the ... Read more >>

J Biophotonics (Journal of biophotonics)
[2009, 2(5):277-287]

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Masimo Rad-57 Pulse CO-Oximeter for noninvasive carboxyhemoglobin measurement.

Selim Suner, John McMurdy,

Noninvasive methods of body fluid chemical measurement have been expanding. New technologies are enabling the quantification of different compounds in the blood and interstitial tissues. One example of this is the pulse oximeter, which has facilitated the measurement of oxyhemoglobin rapidly and reliably without the requirement of blood-draws. The Masimo ... Read more >>

Expert Rev Med Devices (Expert review of medical devices)
[2009, 6(2):125-130]

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Ultrasound diagnosis of traumatic partial triceps tendon tear in the emergency department.

Craig Sisson, Arun Nagdev, Alfredo Tirado, Michael Murphy, Selim Suner,

J Emerg Med (The Journal of emergency medicine)
[2011, 40(4):436-438]

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Finding needles in a haystack: a case series of carbon monoxide poisoning detected using new technology in the emergency department.

Kerlen J Chee, Douglas Nilson, Robert Partridge, Ashley Hughes, Selim Suner, Andrew Sucov, Gregory Jay,

<h4>Introduction</h4>The diagnosis of carbon monoxide poisoning can be difficult because the symptoms are nonspecific and may mimic other illnesses. If carbon monoxide poisoning is suspected, the standard test at this time is venous or arterial carboxyhemoglobin levels. A new device, the Rad-57 pulse CO-oximeter (Masimo Inc.), can measure carboxyhemoglobin levels ... Read more >>

Clin Toxicol (Phila) (Clinical toxicology (Philadelphia, Pa.))
[2008, 46(5):461-469]

Cited: 12 times

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