Ann E Gerhart

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OBJECTIVE To assess the effectiveness and safety of intravenous (IV) and intramuscular (IM) midazolam in the treatment of pediatric seizures by paramedics. METHODS All cases in which paramedics treated patients under the age of 18 years with midazolam for seizures per county protocol were evaluated over a one-year period. Prehospital records were reviewed(More)
Injuries of the tarsometatarsal, or Lisfranc, joint are rarely seen. Lisfranc fractures and fracture dislocations are among the most frequently misdiagnosed foot injuries in the emergency department. A misdiagnosed injury may have severe consequences including chronic pain and loss of foot biomechanics. Evaluation of a foot injury should include a high(More)
The wildfires of October 2003 burned a total of 10% of the county of San Diego, California. Poor air quality contributed to an increased number of patients seeking emergency services, including healthcare providers affected by smoke and ash in hospital ventilation systems. Two large hospitals with special patient populations were threatened by rapidly(More)
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