Aaron Brody

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CONTEXT Americans who received public insurance under the Affordable Care Act use the emergency department (ED) more frequently than before they were insured. If newly enrolled patients cannot access primary care and instead rely on the ED, they may not enjoy the full benefits of health care services. OBJECTIVE The objective of the study is to(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective was to evaluate the diagnostic test characteristics of three validated electrocardiographic (ECG) criteria for the diagnosis of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) in undifferentiated, asymptomatic emergency department (ED) patients with hypertension (HTN). METHODS This was a prospective cohort study of ED patients with(More)
Hypertension (HTN) is the most common modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD) morbidity and mortality worldwide. Lower- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are projected to bear the vast majority of this disease burden, but local and regional health care delivery systems in these countries are ill equipped to meet this need. Emergency care(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess possible cardiovascular risks associated with use of nonselective nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). DATA SOURCES MEDLINE and EMBASE were searched from January 1985 through April 2007 and relevant studies were retrieved. STUDY SELECTION AND DATA EXTRACTION Peer-reviewed, prospective, double-blind, case-control, and(More)
BACKGROUND Poor blood pressure (BP) control is a primary risk factor for target organ damage in the heart, brain, and kidney. Uncontrolled hypertension is common among emergency department (ED) patients, particularly in underresourced settings, but it is unclear what role ED providers should play in the management of chronic antihypertensive therapy. (More)
Contrast sensitivity (CS) emerged more than 30 years ago as an alternative to traditional acuity testing, and recently it has become the focus of attention in the field of neurotoxicology. CS testing may be useful for detecting defects in oculoneural processing and therefore possible chemical-induced neurotoxicity, such as solvent-induced encephalopathy.(More)
This paper reviews the published information assessing the kinetics and potential for adverse health effects related to exposure to the fuel oxygenate, methyltert-butyl ether (MTBE). Data were obtained from previously published reports, using human data where possible. If human data were not available, animal studies were cited. The kinetic profile of MTBE(More)
With rising patient volumes and increasingly complex cases, the specialty of emergency medicine faces a growing array of challenges. Efforts have been made to improve patient throughput, yet little attention has been directed to the increasing amount of primary care delivered in emergency departments (EDs) for chronic disease states such as hypertension and(More)
BACKGROUND The incidence of hypertensive emergency in US emergency departments (ED) is not well established. METHODS AND RESULTS This study is a descriptive epidemiological analysis of nationally representative ED visit-level data from the Nationwide Emergency Department Sample for 2006-2013. Nationwide Emergency Department Sample is a publicly available(More)
Uncontrolled hypertension (HTN) is commonly encountered in emergency medicine practice, but the optimal approach to management has not been delineated. The objective of this study was to define emergency physician (EP) approaches to management of asymptomatic HTN in various clinical scenarios and assess adherence to the American College of Emergency(More)