May 22, 2020

ACEP 2019 Best Resident Research Paper Award: Nicholas Levin, MD!

Nicholas Levin, MD won the American College of Emergency Physicians 2019 Best Resident Research Paper Award. Highly deserved! Congratulations! The study was titled, "The Use of delta-Modified Early Warning Scores Predicts Additional Mortality Risk Within qSOFA-Negative Emergency Department Patients." Read More

Aug 06, 2019

Tranexamic acid given to swine model

INTRODUCTION: Tranexamic acid (TXA) improves survival in traumatic hemorrhage, but difficulty obtaining intravenous (IV) access may limit its use in austere environments, given its incompatibility with blood products. The bioavailability of intramuscular (IM) TXA in a shock state is unknown. We hypothesized that IM and IV administration have similar pharmacokinetics and ability to reverse in vitro hyperfibrinolysis in a swine controlled-hemorrhage model.... Read More

Dr. McIntosh climbed Mt. Everest!
Aug 05, 2019

Dr. McIntosh climbed Mt. Everest!

On May 16 2007, Dr. Scott McIntosh reached the summit of Mt. Everest with an all Sherpa team. This team included record-holder Apa Sherpa who had summitted for the 17th time, and the speed record-holder Lhakpa Sherpa who raced from Base Camp to the Summit in under 11 hours. Along the way, Dr. McIntosh performed physiological tests on the Sherpas to help elucidate how and why the Sherpas function so well at high altitude. He has published research on Sherpa physiology as well as lectured widely on the subject.... Read More

Aug 01, 2019

Paid treatment for opioid addiction program

A patient suffering with heroin or opioid addiction can go to the emergency room at University of Utah Hospital and receive a one-time, five-day prescription for buprenorphine or suboxone, be immediately connected with a peer counselor and is guaranteed an appointment at the University Neuropsychiatric Institute's Addiction Recovery Clinic, where a long-term plan for recovery can be determined.... Read More

Jan 18, 2019

Transesophageal Echocardiography During Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Is Associated With Shorter Compression Pauses Compared With Transthoracic Echocardiography

Our study suggests that pulse check times with transesophageal echocardiography are shorter versus with transthoracic echocardiography for ED point-of-care ultrasonography during cardiac arrest resuscitations, and further emphasizes the need for careful attention to compression pause duration when using transthoracic echocardiography for point-of-care ultrasonography during ED cardiac arrest resuscitations.... Read More

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