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)
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 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)
Remediation of residents is a common problem and requires organized, goal-directed efforts to solve. The Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors (CORD) has created a task force to identify best practices for remediation and to develop guidelines for resident remediation. Faculty members of CORD volunteered to participate in periodic meetings,(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)
Emergency physicians are trained to separate "sick" from "not sick" patients during their training. Nevertheless, every emergency physician will face situations in which early intervention is critical to their patient's outcome. Infectious diseases are responsible for many of these potentially poor outcomes. This article discusses early identification and(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To describe preventable pediatric injuries and the proportion receiving documented injury prevention instruction by emergency department personnel. DESIGN Retrospective chart review. SETTING A rural Level I trauma center. TYPES OF PARTICIPANTS All injured children aged birth through 15 years presenting to our hospital from January 1,(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)