Anne L Lapine

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OBJECTIVES TASER electronic control devices (ECDs) are used by law enforcement to subdue aggressive persons. Some deaths temporally proximate to their use have occurred. There is speculation that these devices can cause dangerous cardiac rhythms. Swine research supports this hypothesis and has reported significant tachyarrhythmias. It is not known if this(More)
BACKGROUND The Interstate 35W Bridge in Minneapolis collapsed into the Mississippi River on August 1, 2007, killing 13 people and injuring 127. METHODS This article describes the emergency medical services response to this incident. RESULTS/DISCUSSION Complexities of the event included difficult patient access, multiple sectors of operation, and(More)
We describe two cases involving male foreign nationals (a Chinese and a Georgian) treated in a U.S. hospital. Both patients had terminal illnesses, and both cases involved clashes between families and the treating physicians, which occurred because of differing cultural beliefs about truth disclosure. Based on the specific backgrounds of these two patients,(More)
Right upper quadrant pain and midepigastric pain are common emergency department complaints. This instructional video (available as supporting information in the online version of this paper) provides a basic review of biliary disease processes and explores the application of bedside ultrasound. Instruction is provided on performing bedside biliary(More)
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