Aris C Garro

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BACKGROUND Significant disparities in emergency department (ED) rates exist for Latinos; however, few studies have investigated the factors that may account for these disparities. OBJECTIVES To examine individual/family and health system factors among Latino and non-Latino white (NLW) children with asthma to explain disparities in ED rates. METHODS The(More)
OBJECTIVE We describe the correlates of smoking among parents who have a child with asthma and examine whether the correlates changed from 2008 to 2010, when the United States experienced a severe recession and a sharp increase in unemployment, a stressor that could influence smoking behavior. METHODS Data are from the 2008 and 2010 Behavioral Risk Factor(More)
given the relationship between family circumstances anD chilD well-being, the impact of the recent US recession on the health of children is of great concern. Between 2007 and 2009, the US economy experienced a severe recession that had a profound effect on workers and families. Workers aged 25 to 34, who were most likely to be heading households with(More)
OBJECTIVES Computed tomography (CT) is the standard for immediate imaging of head-injured children, but it uses radiation that predisposes to malignancy. The study goals were to describe imaging practices in this population and to identify barriers to rapid magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) use. METHODS A cross-sectional survey of physicians who care for(More)
Providers in pediatric emergency departments (ED) frequently encounter a variety of life-threatening respiratory illnesses. This article reviews current updates on the management and unique adjuncts for 3 common respiratory illnesses. Discussed first is bronchiolitis and the impact of high flow nasal cannula on reducing the need for intubation. Next, the(More)
Toxicity experience with atomoxetine, a selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor approved for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), is limited. We report two cases of neurologic complications requiring hospitalization in patients when atomoxetine was added to other psychoactive drugs. A 9-year-old taking clonidine and dextroamphetamine(More)
OBJECTIVES This study examined how frequently inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) are prescribed at discharge in U.S. emergency departments (EDs) for children presenting with asthma exacerbations. METHODS This was a secondary analysis of the 2005-2007 National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS) database for ED visits by children 2 to 21 years old(More)
BACKGROUND Caregivers who smoke and have children with asthma are an important group for intervention. Home-based interventions successfully reduce asthma morbidity, yet are costly. This study evaluated the financial return on investment (ROI) of the Parents of Asthmatics Quit Smoking (PAQS) program, a combined asthma education and smoking cessation(More)
OBJECTIVE Lyme meningitis is difficult to differentiate from other causes of aseptic meningitis in Lyme disease-endemic regions. Parenteral antibiotics are indicated for Lyme meningitis but not viral causes of aseptic meningitis. A clinical prediction model was developed to distinguish Lyme meningitis from other causes of aseptic meningitis. Our objective(More)
Qualitative methods are increasingly being used in emergency care research. Rigorous qualitative methods can play a critical role in advancing the emergency care research agenda by allowing investigators to generate hypotheses, gain an in-depth understanding of health problems or specific populations, create expert consensus, and develop new intervention(More)