Eric Dean Katz

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While the World Wide Web (www) may appear to be intrinsically scalable through the distribution of files across a series of decentralized servers, there are instances where this form of load distribution is both costly and resource intensive. In such cases it may be necessary to administer a centrally located and managed http server. Given the exponential(More)
To compare the efficacy of sequential i.v. to p.o. moxifloxacin with ceftriaxone +/- azithromycin +/- metronidazole for the treatment of patients with community acquired pneumonia (CAP), a multi-centered, prospective, randomized, open label study was performed. CAP patients were randomized to moxifloxacin (400 mg/d-at least one i.v. dose) or ceftriaxone (at(More)
OBJECTIVES A Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors task force developed the Standardized Direct Observation Assessment Tool (SDOT), a 26-item checklist assessment tool to evaluate Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education resident core competencies by direct observation. Each of the checklist items is assigned to one or more of five(More)
UNLABELLED In 1991, the American Boards of Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine changed their credentialing requirements to recognize training common to both disciplines. This allowed the formation of a five-year track for dual board eligibility. From 1995 to 1998, 28 physicians graduated from eight emergency medicine/internal medicine (EM/IM) programs.(More)
OBJECTIVES The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education requires residency training programs to teach and assess professionalism in residents; however, programs may struggle to successfully remediate residents not meeting professionalism standards. To assist programs with this complex issue, a Professionalism Remediation Task Force was formed by(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe the frequency of depression among emergency medicine (EM) residents by month, gender, rotation type, postgraduate year (PGY), and number of hours worked. METHODS This was a prospective, nonblinded, cohort study of consenting EM residents in a four-year, 51-resident EM residency program from July 2003 to June 2004. Participants(More)
OBJECTIVES The residency review committee for emergency medicine (EM) requires residents to have greater than 70% attendance of educational conferences during residency training, but it is unknown whether attendance improves clinical competence or scores on the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) in-training examination (ITE). This study examined(More)
OBJECTIVES Studies have shown erroneous claims of authorship by medical students applying for residency. Authors have hypothesized that investigation of advanced degrees, Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) status, and peer-reviewed publications all show important rates of inaccuracy. METHODS A retrospective review of all applicants offered an interview for the(More)
OBJECTIVES The Review Committee for Emergency Medicine (RC-EM) requirement for scholarly activity, which programs may define as an original research project or some other form of scholarly activity, applies to all EM residents. The objectives of this study were to: 1) describe the percentage of residency programs that require an original research project to(More)