Jonathan M Kirschner

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STUDY OBJECTIVE There is both increasing recognition and growing scrutiny of the increased utilization of computed tomography (CT) in medicine. For our primary objective, we determine and quantify the CT utilization rate in our emergency department (ED) during the last 7 years. As a secondary objective, we compare trends in utilization for various types of(More)
The diagnostic accuracy of emergency department (ED) ocular ultrasonography may be sufficient for diagnosing retinal detachment. We systematically reviewed the literature to determine the diagnostic accuracy of ED ocular ultrasonography for the diagnosis of retinal detachment. This review conformed to the recommendations from the Meta-analysis of(More)
Utilization of computed tomography scans (CTs) has increased dramatically in emergency departments in the USA. This study aimed to retrospectively determine the yield of CTs among all patients that received a CT of the head from 2001 to 2007, which is adjusted for patient volume. For secondary endpoints, we examined the yield of CT of the head for the(More)
We sought to determine if CT utilization rates varied by characteristics of the physician. A chart review was performed at an urban academic emergency department (ED) to identify all the CT scans ordered and patients seen for subjects 21 years of age and older by physicians between January 2001 and December 2008. “Years of experience” was defined as years(More)
OBJECTIVE To systematically analyze published studies in regard to the comparative efficacy of particulate versus nonparticulate corticosteroids for cervical and lumbosacral epidural steroid injections (ESI) in reducing pain and improving function. TYPE: Systematic review. LITERATURE SURVEY MEDLINE (Ovid), EMBASE, and Cochrane databases were searched from(More)