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Physicians Present Research at 6th Annual Mediterranean Emergency Medicine Congress


Several Emergency Medical Associates physicians presented at the 6th Annual Mediterranean Emergency Medicine Congress, which took place Sept. 10-14 in Kos, Greece.

Presenting at the conference was:

  • Joe Dib, MD - “Preliminary Analyses of Pre-Hospital Rapid Sequence Intubation in a Large Emergency Services System.”
  • John Allegra, MD, PhD; Oliver Hung, MD; and Brian Walsh, MD – “Pre-Hospital Evaluation and Management of Patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder.”
  • John Allegra, MD, PhD, and Barney Eskin, MD - “Seasonal Pattern of Patients Presenting with Aortic Dissections to the Emergency Department.”
  • John Allegra, MD, PhD, and Barney Eskin, MD - “Changes in the Incidence of Emergency Department Visits for Hip Fractures in the New York Area from 1996-2010.”
  • John Allegra, MD, PhD, and Barney Eskin, MD - “Temporal Trends in Proportion of Patients with Congestive Heart Failure Presenting to an Italian Emergency Department.”
  • John Allegra, MD, PhD, and Barney Eskin MD - “Admission Rates for Emergency Department Patients with Transient Ischemic Attack are Higher in the United States than Canada.”
  • Dennis Cochrane, MD; Fred Fiesseler, DO - “Intussusception Incidence Does Not Correlate with Gastrointestinal Disease.”
  • Fred Fiesseler, DO; David Salo, MD; Diane Calello, MD - “Are Patients Who Are Diagnosed with SAH by LP More Likely to Have a Delayed Presentation?”
  • Laura Giroski, MD, and Richard Shih, MD - “Emergency Department Caretakers’ Perceptions of Drug Seeking Behavior.”
  • David Salo, MD - “Basic Research Statistics: P Values and Confidence Intervals.”
  • Richard Shih, MD; Barney Eskin, MD; Fred Fiesseler, DO; Michael Silverman, MD; and Brian Walsh, MD - “Musculoskeletal Back Pain Presentation and Response to Treatment in Hispanic Patients.”
  • Michael Silverman, MD - “Risk Factors Associated with Seizures During Hyperbaric Therapy in a Monoplace Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber.”
  • Michael Silverman, MD -“The Rate of Geriatric Emergency Department Return Visits and Hospitalization on Return Visits within 72 Hours of Emergency Department Discharge is Increasing.”

All of the presenters are emergency medicine physicians at Morristown (N.J.) Medical Center.

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