Douglas A. Rund

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Nonobstetric surgical emergencies may be difficult to recognize in pregnant patients whose normal physiologic state is altered by pregnancy. Early suspicion and serial examination in pregnancy may result in appropriate interventions for appendicitis, cholecystitis, pancreatitis, and bowel obstruction. Treatment in pregnant patients who experience trauma(More)
Our study compared the reporting of methodology protocol details in three acute care journals, Annals of Emergency Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, and Journal of Trauma. Eleven criteria previously reported for evaluation of clinical trials in the medical literature were used. These were eligibility criteria, admission before allocation, random allocation,(More)
As the sciences of emergency medicine and acute care medicine develop, it becomes imperative for researchers in these fields to accurately and completely report the methodology of their investigations. It is only through complete reporting that other investigators can critically examine, replicate, or expand on the results of an investigation. The purpose(More)
The management of an agitated, abusive or violent patient is a common and challenging problem in Emergency Medicine. Priorities include measures to ensure the safety of the patient and the emergency staff, including provision of physical restraint of the patient and evaluation for correctable medical causes of such behavior. Medications used in the(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE The American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) Longitudinal Study of Emergency Physicians (LSEP) was initiated to describe the development of a new medical specialty through the continuing study of the lives of representative emergency physicians. The study is designed to gather data periodically over many years to come. The primary purpose(More)
Two hundred adults presenting to the emergency room of an urban general hospital were interviewed by a standardized technique to evaluate the existence of a current or previous psychiatric illness. Half of the subjects presented between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (daytime group), and 100 presented between 12:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. (nighttime group). In the(More)
Faculty development is an important, multifaceted topic in academic medicine. In this article, academic emergency physicians discuss aspects of faculty development, including: 1) a department chair's method for developing individual faculty members, 2) the traditional university approach to promotion and tenure, 3) faculty development in a new department,(More)
When patients present to the emergency department with changes in behavior and levels of consciousness, psychiatric causes often move to the top of the list of diagnostic considerations. It is important to thoroughly assess such patients for medical causes. Although it is not common for primary psychiatric conditions to present with altered levels of(More)