Gregory R. Ciottone

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BACKGROUND Emergency Medical Services (EMS) play a central role in caring for patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS). To date, no data exist on utilization of EMS systems in the Arab Gulf States. OBJECTIVE To examine EMS use by patients with ACS in the Gulf Registry of Acute Coronary Events (Gulf RACE). METHODS Gulf RACE was a prospective,(More)
INTRODUCTION The emerging need for tactical operations in law enforcement often places personnel involved at risk. Tactical operations often are carried out in environments in which access to emergency care is limited. With the war against terrorism expanding, special operations involving United States federal agents are occurring worldwide. Currently,(More)
DIORAMA system which is using rapid information collection and accurate resource tracking can assist incident commanders in their attempt to bring order to the chaos as they direct rescue operations for Mass Casualty Incidents (MCI). This system makes use of active Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags to identify the location and status of the(More)
In this paper we introduce DIORAMA-II system that provides real time information collection in mass casualty incidents. Using a mobile platform that includes active RFID tags and readers as well as Smartphones, the system can determine the location of victims and responders. The system provides user friendly multi dimensional user interfaces as well as(More)
Globalization, population migration, climate change, and the explosion of low-intensity conflicts throughout the world have created an increasingly complex environment for humanitarian aid and international relations. 1–3 Concurrently, the global community has witnessed unprecedented levels of philanthropy and humanitarian assistance in response to(More)
Hazard vulnerability analysis (HVA) is used to risk-stratify potential threats, measure the probability of those threats, and guide disaster preparedness. The primary objective of this project was to analyse the level of disaster preparedness in public hospitals in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, utilising the HVA tool in collaboration with the Disaster Medicine(More)
A standardized curriculum in emergency and disaster medical response for use in the former Soviet Union was implemented under an American International Health Alliance partnership program involving over 60 healthcare and educational institutions in the United States and the Commonwealth of Independent States. The core curriculum was based on U.S. standards(More)
DIORAMA is a real-time scalable decision support framework built on rapid information collection and accurate resource tracking functionalities. Using RFID technology the proposed system tracks emergency responders and victims at the disaster scene. DIORAMA improves the accuracy and decreases the time it takes rescuers to triage, treat and evacuate victims(More)
In this paper we introduce DIORAMA based interactive visual analytics tools that enable forensic analysis of mass casualty incidents. Using visualization tools we can get an overview of data collections as well as zoom into interesting details and filter datasets by comparing the data items based on some attribute values (e.g. display all the red patients,(More)
Introduction Earthquake-related trauma results in crush injuries and bony- and soft-tissue trauma. There are no systematic reviews analyzing the typical injury patterns and treatments in "Mega-Mass-Casualty" earthquakes. The characterization of an injury pattern specific to disaster type, be it natural or manmade, is imperative to build an effective(More)