E J Westdorp

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OBJECTIVE To describe the clinical toxicity caused by oleoresin capsicum (OC) spray during law-enforcement action. DESIGN A medical record review. SETTING Emergency department (ED), Truman Medical Center, Kansas City, MO. PATIENTS Consecutive patients who presented to the ED after OC-spray exposure from law-enforcement action between June 1991 and(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the accuracy of the OnTrak rapid urine latex agglutination immunoassay (AIA) for testing pregnant ED patients for the cocaine metabolite benzoylecgonine (BE), and to determine the frequency of urine BE in pregnant ED patients and the association of test results with patient demographics. METHODS A test performance evaluation was(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of positive plasma drug screening for cocaine or amphetamine in adult emergency department seizure patients. METHODS This prospective study evaluated consecutive eligible seizure patients who had a plasma sample collected as part of their clinical evaluation. Plasma was tested for(More)
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