The mission of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School is to be the preeminent Department of Emergency Medicine in the country by delivering excellent healthcare, with respect and dignity to all patients needing emergent or urgent care services; conducting ground breaking research that enhances public health; and developing innovative educational programs for all levels of health care providers. This collection showcases journal articles and other publications written by faculty and researchers of the Department of Emergency Medicine.

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Publications from 2014

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Using Structured Telephone Follow-up Assessments to Improve Suicide-Related Adverse Event Detection, Sarah A. Arias, Zi Zhang, Carla Hillerns, Ashley F. Sullivan, Edwin D. Boudreaux, Ivan Miller, and Carlos A. Camargo Jr.

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Cognitive and affective predictors of smoking after a sentinel health event, Edwin D. Boudreaux, Beau W. Abar, Erin L. O'Hea, Ashley F. Sullivan, Rita K. Cydulka, Steven L. Bernstein, and Carlos A. Camargo Jr.

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Upper extremity injury management by non-physician emergency practitioners in rural Uganda: A pilot study, Daniel S. Frank, Katie Dunleavy, Rashidah Nambaziira, Irene Nayebare, Bradley Dreifuss, and Mark Bisanzo

Publications from 2013

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Feasibility of audit methods to study access to substance use treatment, Beau W. Abar, Caitlin C. Abar, and Edwin D. Boudreaux

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Screening for Suicidal Ideation and Attempts Among Emergency Department Medical Patients: Instrument and Results from the Psychiatric Emergency Research Collaboration, Michael H. Allen, Beau W. Abar, Mark McCormick, Donna H. Barnes, Jason Haukoos, Gus M. Garmel, and Edwin D. Boudreaux

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Acute kidney injury due to intravenous bleach injection, Verma Ashish, Vijay Vanguri, Venkata Golla, Sean Hyun Rhyee, Matthew Trainor, and Abramov Konstantin

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Lethal Means Restriction for Suicide Prevention: Beliefs and Behaviors of Emergency Department Providers, Marian E. Betz, Matthew Miller, Catherine Barber, Ivan Miller, Ashley F. Sullivan, Carlos A. Camargo Jr., Edwin D. Boudreaux, Edward W. Boyer, Robin E. Clark, Mardia A. Coleman, Barry N. Feldman, and ED-SAFE Investigators

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Unexpected suicidality in an older individual in an emergency department, Marian E. Betz, Robert Schwartz, and Edwin D. Boudreaux

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Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices of Emergency Department Providers in the Care of Suicidal Patients, Marian E. Betz, Ashley F. Sullivan, Anne P. Manton, Janice A. Espinola, Ivan Miller, Carlos A. Camargo Jr., Edwin D. Boudreaux, Edward W. Boyer, Robin E. Clark, Mardia A. Coleman, Barry N. Feldman, and ED-SAFE Investigators

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Evaluating Apps, Edwin D. Boudreaux

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A randomized clinical trial of the Health Evaluation and Referral Assistant (HERA): Research methods, Edwin D. Boudreaux, Beau W. Abar, Brigitte M. Baumann, and Grant Grissom

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The Emergency Department Safety Assessment and Follow-up Evaluation (ED-SAFE): method and design considerations, Edwin D. Boudreaux, Ivan Miller, Amy B. Goldstein, Ashley F. Sullivan, Michael H. Allen, Anne P. Manton, Sarah A. Arias, and Carlos A. Camargo Jr.

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Oxymorphone insufflation associated with acute sensorineural hearing loss: case files of the University of Massachusetts medical toxicology fellowship, Katherine Boyle and Christopher D. Rosenbaum

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Status epilepticus in a child secondary to ingestion of skin-lightening cream, Jarrett M. Burns, Andrew Marino, Mariann M. Manno, Sean Hyun Rhyee, and Edward W. Boyer

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Evaluating current patterns of assessment for self-harm in emergency departments: a multicenter study, Jeffrey M. Caterino, Ashley F. Sullivan, Marian E. Betz, Janice A. Espinola, Ivan Miller, Carlos A. Camargo Jr., Edwin D. Boudreaux, and Emergency Department Safety Assessment and Follow-up Evaluation (ED-SAFE) Investigators

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Gallstone ileus, Amanda Collins, Dennis Coughlin, and Marie T. Mullen

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Cost reductions associated with a quality improvement initiative for patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction, Chad E. Darling, Craig S. Smith, Jiaoyuan E. Sun, Christian G. Klaucke, Joshua Lerner, Jay Cyr, Peter G. Paige, Paula Paige, and Steven B. Bird

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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, and Shan Lu

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Cytokine markers as predictors of type of respiratory infection in patients during the influenza season, John Patrick Haran, Rachel Buglione-Corbett, and Shan Lu

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Improved survival after heart failure: a community-based perspective, Samuel W. Joffe, Kristy T. Webster, David D. McManus, Michael S. Kiernan, Darleen M. Lessard, Jorge L. Yarzebski, Chad E. Darling, Joel M. Gore, and Robert J. Goldberg

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Effects of Volatile Anesthetic Choice on Hospital Length-of-stay: A Retrospective Study and a Prospective Trial, Tatyana Kopyeva, Daniel I. Sessler, Stephanie Weiss, Jarrod E. Dalton, Edward J. Mascha, Jae H. Lee, Ravi P. Kiran, Belinda Udeh, and Andrea Kurz

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All purulence is local - epidemiology and management of skin and soft tissue infections in three urban emergency departments, Chris Merritt, John P. Haran, Jacob Mintzer, Joseph Stricker, and Roland C. Merchant

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Sodium Acetate as a Replacement for Sodium Bicarbonate in Medical Toxicology: a Review, Mark Neavyn, Edward W. Boyer, Steven B. Bird, and Kavita Babu

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Randomized control trial to test a computerized psychosocial cancer assessment and referral program: Methods and research design, Erin L. O'Hea, Alexandra Cutillo, Laura Dietzen, Tina Harralson, Grant Grissom, Sharina D. Person, and Edwin D. Boudreaux

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Improved Survival after Heart Failure: A Community-based Perspective, Kristy T. Webster, Samuel W. Joffe, David D. McManus, MIchael S. Kiernan, Darleen M. Lessard, Jorge L. Yarzebski, Chad E. Darling, Joel M. Gore, and Robert J. Goldberg

Publications from 2012

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Circulating microRNAs in exosomes indicate hepatocyte injury and inflammation in alcoholic, drug-induced, and inflammatory liver diseases, Shashi Bala, Jan Petrasek, Shiv Mundkur, Donna Catalano, Ivan Levin, Jeanine Ward, Hawau Alao, Karen Kodys, and Gyongyi Szabo

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Serum microRNA-122 and miR-155 as biomarkers of liver injury and inflammation in models of acute and chronic liver disease, Shashi Bala, Jan Petrasek, Shiv Mundkur, Donna Catalano, Jeanine Ward, Ivan Levin, Hawau Alao, Karen Kodys, and Gyongyi Szabo

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The Computer-Assisted Brief Intervention for Tobacco (CABIT) program: a pilot study, Edwin D. Boudreaux, Kristyna L. Bedek, Nelson J. Byrne, Brigitte M. Baumann, Sherrill A. Lord, and Grant Grissom

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When an event sparks behavior change: an introduction to the sentinel event method of dynamic model building and its application to emergency medicine, Edwin D. Boudreaux, Beth Bock, and Erin L. O'Hea

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Measuring cognitive and affective constructs in the context of an acute health event, Edwin D. Boudreaux, Erin L. O'Hea, Simon Moon, Karyn A. Tappe, Beth Bock, Brigitte M. Baumann, and Gretchen B. Chapman

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A systematic review of emergency department technology-based behavioral health interventions, Esther K. Choo, Megan L. Ranney, Nitin Aggarwal, and Edwin D. Boudreaux

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Patient preferences for emergency department-initiated tobacco interventions: a multicenter cross-sectional study of current smokers, Esther K. Choo, Ashley F. Sullivan, Frank Lovecchio, John N. Perret, Carlos A. Camargo Jr., and Edwin D. Boudreaux

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Recent trends in post-discharge mortality among patients with an initial acute myocardial infarction, Andrew H. Coles, Kimberly A. Fisher, Chad E. Darling, David D. McManus, Oscar Maitas, Jorge L. Yarzebski, Joel M. Gore, Darleen M. Lessard, and Robert J. Goldberg

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Community trends in the use and characteristics of persons with acute myocardial infarction who are transported by emergency medical services, Robert J. Goldberg, Julie Lamusta, Chad E. Darling, Matthew DeWolf, Jane S. Saczynski, Darleen M. Lessard, Jeanine Ward, and Joel M. Gore

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Admission Hyperglycemia in Setting of Acute Heart Failure is Associated with Increased In-hospital Mortality Among Patients without Diabetes, Nicholas J. Maselli, Chad E. Darling, David D. McManus, Darleen M. Lessard, Robert J. Goldberg, and Jane S. Saczynski

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Trends in atrial fibrillation in patients hospitalized with an acute coronary syndrome, David D. McManus, Wei Huang, Kunal V. Domakonda, Jeanine Ward, Jane S. Saczynski, Joel M. Gore, and Robert J. Goldberg

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Circulating microRNAs are associated with Paroxysmal or Persistent Atrial Fibrillation, David D. McManus, Jeanine Ward, Amir Y. Shaikh, Khushleen Jaggi, Victor R. Ambros, Jane Freedman, and John F. Keaney Jr.

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Here Today, Gone Tomorrow…and Back Again? A Review of Herbal Marijuana Alternatives (K2, Spice), Synthetic Cathinones (Bath Salts), Kratom, Salvia divinorum, Methoxetamine, and Piperazines, Christopher D. Rosenbaum, Stephanie P. Carreiro, and Kavita M. Babu

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Smoking, cardiac symptoms, and an emergency care visit: a mixed methods exploration of cognitive and emotional reactions, Karyn A. Tappe, Edwin D. Boudreaux, Beth Bock, Erin L. O'Hea, Brigitte M. Baumann, Steven Hollenberg, Bruce M. Becker, and Gretchen B. Chapman

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Trends in US emergency department visits for attempted suicide and self-inflicted injury, 1993-2008, Sarah A. Ting, Ashley F. Sullivan, Edwin D. Boudreaux, Ivan Miller, and Carlos A. Camargo Jr.

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Multicenter Study of Predictors of Suicide Screening in Emergency Departments, Sarah A. Ting, Ashley F. Sullivan, Ivan Miller, Janice A. Espinola, Michael H. Allen, Carlos A. Carmargo Jr., and Edwin D. Boudreaux

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Plasma microRNA profiles distinguish lethal injury in acetaminophen toxicity: a research study, Jeanine Ward, Shashi Bala, Jan Petrasek, and Gyongyi Szabo

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An evaluation of the diagnostic accuracy of the 1991 American College of Chest Physicians/Society of Critical Care Medicine and the 2001 Society of Critical Care Medicine/European Society of Intensive Care Medicine/American College of Chest Physicians/American Thoracic Society/Surgical Infection Society sepsis definition, Huifang Zhao, Stephen O. Heard, Marie T. Mullen, Sybil L. Crawford, Robert J. Goldberg, Gyorgy Frendl, and Craig M. Lilly

Publications from 2011

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Current practices for mental health follow-up after psychiatric emergency department/psychiatric emergency service visits: a national survey of academic emergency departments, Edwin D. Boudreaux, Kathryn Niro, Ashley F. Sullivan, Christopher D. Rosenbaum, Michael H. Allen, and Carlos A. Camargo Jr.

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Initial Development of the Mental Health Assessment and Dynamic Referral for Oncology (MHADRO), Edwin D. Boudreaux, Erin L. O'Hea, Grant Grissom, Sherrill Lord, Joshua Houseman, and Generosa Grana

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Glowing in the dark: time of day as a determinant of radiographic imaging in the evaluation of abdominal pain in children, Andrew T. Burr, Elizabeth Renaud, Mariann M. Manno, Joseph Makris, Erin K. Cooley, Anthony DeRoss, and Michael P. Hirsh

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Designing Interventions to Overcome Poor Numeracy and Improve Medication Adherence in Chronic Illness, Including HIV/Aids, John O. Moore, Edward W. Boyer, Steven Safren, Gregory K. Robbins, Edwin D. Boudreaux, Rochelle Rosen, Bruce A. Barton, and Frank Moss

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The effect of removing cost as a barrier to treatment initiation with outpatient tobacco dependence clinics among emergency department patients, Deepak K. Ozhathil, Beau W. Abar, Brigitte M. Baumann, Carlos A. Camargo Jr., Douglas M. Ziedonis, and Edwin D. Boudreaux

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Recent trends in the characteristics and prognosis of patients hospitalized with acute heart failure, David Park, David D. McManus, Chad E. Darling, Jordan H. Goldberg, Joel M. Gore, Darleen M. Lessard, and Robert J. Goldberg

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Intersection of chronic pain treatment and opioid analgesic misuse: causes, treatments, and policy strategies, Amy B. Wachholtz, Gerardo Gonzalez, Edward W. Boyer, Zafar N. Naqvi, Christopher D. Rosenbaum, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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Advanced molecular biologic techniques in toxicologic disease, Jeanine Ward, Gyongyi Szabo, David D. McManus, and Edward W. Boyer

Publications from 2010

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Purchase and Use Patterns of Heroin Users at an Inner-city Emergency Department, Brigitte M. Baumann, Anthony Mazzarelli, Jaclyn Brunner, Michael E. Chansky, Nicole Thompson, and Edwin D. Boudreaux

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The impact of screening, brief intervention and referral for treatment in emergency department patients' alcohol use: a 3-, 6- and 12-month follow-up, Edward Bernstein, Edwin D. Boudreaux, Robert H. Aseltine Jr., and Academic ED SBIRT Research Collaborative

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Intentions to quit smoking: causal attribution, perceived illness severity, and event-related fear during an acute health event, Edwin D. Boudreaux, Simon Moon, Brigitte M. Baumann, Carlos A. Camargo Jr., Erin O'Hea, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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NIH Roundtable on Opportunities to Advance Research on Neurologic and Psychiatric Emergencies, Gail D'Onofrio, Edward C. Jauch, Andrew Jagoda, Michael H. Allen, Deidre Anglin, William G. Barsan, Rachel P. Berger, Bentley J. Bobrow, Edwin D. Boudreaux, Cheryl Bushnell, Yu-Feng Chan, Glenn Currier, Susan Eggly, Rebecca Ichord, Gregory L. Larkin, Daniel Laskowitz, Robert W. Neumar, David E. Newman-Toker, James Quinn, Katherine Shear, Knox H. Todd, and Douglas Zatzick

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Pediatric Respiratory Emergencies : Upper Airway Obstruction and Infections, Mariann M. Manno

Publications from 2009

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Efficacy of a brief intervention to improve emergency physicians' smoking cessation counseling skills, knowledge, and attitudes, Steven L. Bernstein, Edwin D. Boudreaux, Lisa Cabral, Rita K. Cydulka, David Schwegman, Gregory L. Larkin, Annette L. Adams, Lynne B. McCullough, and Karin V. Rhodes

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The Psychiatric Emergency Research Collaboration-01: methods and results, Edwin D. Boudreaux, Michael H. Allen, Cindy Claassen, Glenn W. Currier, California Pacific Medical Center, Rachel Glick, Jennifer Park, David Feifel, and Carlos A. Camargo Jr.

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The Dynamic Assessment and Referral System for Substance Abuse (DARSSA): development, functionality, and end-user satisfaction, Edwin D. Boudreaux, Kristyna L. Bedek, Donna Gilles, Brigitte M. Baumann, Steven Hollenberg, Sherrill A. Lord, and Grant Grissom

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Conceptual models of health behavior: research in the emergency care settings, Edwin D. Boudreaux, Rita Cydulka, Beth Bock, Belinda Borrelli, and Steven L. Bernstein

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The interaction of locus of control, self-efficacy, and outcome expectancy in relation to HbA1c in medically underserved individuals with type 2 diabetes, Erin L. O'Hea, Simon Moon, Karen B. Grothe, Edwin D. Boudreaux, Jamie S. Bodenlos, Kenneth Wallston, and Phillip J. Brantley

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Multicenter study of cigarette smoking among patients presenting to the emergency department with acute asthma, Sundip N. Patel, Chu-Lin Tsai, Edwin D. Boudreaux, J. Hope Kilgannon, Ashley F. Sullivan, David Blumenthal, and Carlos A. Camargo Jr.

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Injury and Violence, Daniel J. Rogers, Mariann M. Manno, Anthony DeRoss, and Michael P. Hirsh

Publications from 2008

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Differing prevalence estimates of elevated blood pressure in ED patients using 4 methods of categorization, Brigitte M. Baumann, Nicole L. Abate, Robert M. Cowan, and Edwin D. Boudreaux

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Emergency department-based tobacco interventions improve patient satisfaction, Steven L. Bernstein, Edwin D. Boudreaux, and American College of Emergency Physicians Smoking Cessation Task Force

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Nicotine dependence, motivation to quit, and diagnosis among adult emergency department patients who smoke: a national survey, Steven L. Bernstein, Edwin D. Boudreaux, Lisa Cabral, Rita K. Cydulka, David Schwegman, Gregory L. Larkin, Annette L. Adams, Lynne B. McCullough, and Karin V. Rhodes

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Emergency department initiated treatments for tobacco (EDITT): a pilot study, Edwin D. Boudreaux, Brigitte M. Baumann, Jeneva Perry, Donald Marks, Susanna Francies, Carlos A. Camargo, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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Mood disorder screening among adult emergency department patients: a multicenter study of prevalence, associations and interest in treatment, Edwin D. Boudreaux, Sunday Clark, and Carlos A. Camargo Jr.

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Effect of household children on adult ED smokers' motivation to quit, Angela M. Mills, Karin V. Rhodes, Christopher W. Follansbee, Frances S. Shofer, Melanie Prusakowski, Steven L. Bernstein, Edwin D. Boudreaux, Rita K. Cydulka, Gregory L. Larkin, Annette L. Adams, Lynne B. McCullough, David Schwegman, and ACEP Smoking Cessation Study Group

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The Agitated Patient, Michael S. Radeos and Edwin D. Boudreaux

Publications from 2007

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Characteristics and referral of emergency department patients with elevated blood pressure, Brigitte M. Baumann, Nicole L. Abate, Robert M. Cowan, Michael E. Chansky, Karena Ross, and Edwin D. Boudreaux

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Pain assessments and the provision of analgesia: the effects of a templated chart, Brigitte M. Baumann, John H. Holmes, Michael E. Chansky, Helen Levey, Miriam Kulkarni, and Edwin D. Boudreaux

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An evidence based alcohol screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT) curriculum for emergency department (ED) providers improves skills and utilization, Edward Bernstein, Edwin D. Boudreaux, and Academic ED SBIRT Research Collaborative

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The impact of screening, brief intervention, and referral for treatment on emergency department patients' alcohol use, Edward Bernstein, Edwin D. Boudreaux, Robert H. Aseltine Jr., and Academic ED SBIRT Research Collaborative

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Public health considerations in knowledge translation in the emergency department, Steven L. Bernstein, Edward Bernstein, Edwin D. Boudreaux, Charlene Babcock-Irwin, Michael J. Mello, Atul K. Kapur, Bruce M. Becker, Richard Sattin, Victor Cohen, and Gail D'Onofrio

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Changes in smoking associated with an acute health event: theoretical and practical implications, Edwin D. Boudreaux, Brigitte M. Baumann, Carlos A. Camargo Jr., Erin O'Hea, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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Bipolar Disorder Screening Among Adult Patients in an Urban Emergency Department Setting, Edwin D. Boudreaux, Consuelo Cagande, J. Hope Kilgannon, Sunday Clark, and Carlos A. Camargo

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The disconfirmation paradigm: throughput times and emergency department patient satisfaction, Tara N. Cassidy-Smith, Brigitte M. Baumann, and Edwin D. Boudreaux

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Pathophysiology of respiratory failure following acute dichlorvos poisoning in a rodent model, Romolo Joseph Gaspari and David Paydarfar

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The emergency department for routine healthcare: race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and perceptual factors, Rick Hong, Brigitte M. Baumann, and Edwin D. Boudreaux

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Community-acquired pneumonia in North American emergency departments: drug resistance and treatment success with clarithromycin, Brian H. Rowe, Sam G. Campbell, Edwin D. Boudreaux, Ian Colman, Riyad B. Abu-Laban, Marco L.A. Sivilotti, Sunday Clark, and Carlos A. Camargo Jr.

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Exposure to environmental tobacco smoke among children presenting to the emergency department with acute asthma: a multicenter study, Perla A. Vargas, Barry Brenner, Sunday Clark, Edwin D. Boudreaux, and Carlos A. Camargo Jr.

Publications from 2006

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Randomized controlled trial of emergency department interventions to improve primary care follow-up for patients with acute asthma, Jill M. Baren, Edwin D. Boudreaux, Barry E. Brenner, Rita K. Cydulka, Brian H. Rowe, Sunday Clark, and Carlos A. Camargo Jr.

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Tobacco control interventions in the emergency department: a joint statement of emergency medicine organizations, Steven L. Bernstein, Edwin D. Boudreaux, Rita K. Cydulka, Karin V. Rhodes, Nadine A. Lettman, Sherri-Lynne Almeida, Lynne B. McCullough, Selma Mizouni, Arthur L. Kellermann, and American College of Emergency Physicians Task Force on Smoking Cessation

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A Prospective Study of Depression Among Adult Patients in an Urban Emergency Department, Edwin D. Boudreaux, Consuelo Cagande, J. Hope Kilgannon, Anita Kumar, and Carlos A. Camargo

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The use of performance improvement methods to enhance emergency department patient satisfaction in the United States: a critical review of the literature and suggestions for future research, Edwin D. Boudreaux, Brian L. Cruz, and Brigitte M. Baumann

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Predicting smoking stage of change among emergency department patients and visitors, Edwin D. Boudreaux, Gabrielle C. Hunter, Karen Bos, Sunday Clark, and Carlos A. Camargo Jr.

Publications from 2005

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Being a Child in the Midst of Terrorism, Richard V. Aghababian and Mariann M. Manno

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Smoking stage of change and interest in an emergency department-based intervention, Edwin D. Boudreaux, Brigitte M. Baumann, Kim Friedman, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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Predicting smoking stage of change among a sample of low socioeconomic status, primary care outpatients: replication and extension using decisional balance and self-efficacy theories, Edwin D. Boudreaux, Cindy L. Carmack Taylor, Isabel C. Scarinci, and Phillip J. Brantley

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Interest in smoking cessation among emergency department patients, Edwin D. Boudreaux, Sunghye Kim, Jessica L. Hohrmann, Sunday Clark, and Carlos A. Camargo Jr.

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National study of US emergency department visits for attempted suicide and self-inflicted injury, 1997-2001, Arpi Doshi, Edwin D. Boudreaux, Nan Wang, Andrea J. Pelletier, and Carlos A. Camargo Jr.

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Predicting medical regimen adherence: the interactions of health locus of control beliefs, Erin L. O'Hea, Karen B. Grothe, Jamie S. Bodenlos, Edwin D. Boudreaux, Marney A. White, and Phillip J. Brantley

Publications from 2004

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Predictors of emergency department patient satisfaction: stability over 17 months, Edwin D. Boudreaux, Sarah D'Autremont, Karen Wood, and Glenn N. Jones

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Emergency department patient satisfaction: examining the role of acuity, Edwin D. Boudreaux, Jason Friedman, Michael E. Chansky, and Brigitte M. Baumann

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Patient satisfaction in the Emergency Department: a review of the literature and implications for practice, Edwin D. Boudreaux and Erin L. O'Hea

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A multicenter study of depression among emergency department patients, Anita Kumar, Sunday Clark, Edwin D. Boudreaux, and Carlos A. Camargo Jr.

Publications from 2003

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Underuse of analgesia in very young pediatric patients with isolated painful injuries, John Alexander and Mariann M. Manno

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Acute asthma among adults presenting to the emergency department: the role of race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status, Edwin D. Boudreaux, Stephen D. Emond, Sunday Clark, and Carlos A. Camargo Jr.

Race/ethnicity and asthma among children presenting to the emergency department: differences in disease severity and management, Edwin D. Boudreaux, Stephen D. Emond, Sunday Clark, and Carlos A. Camargo Jr.