Jordan Moskoff

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INTRODUCTION Point-of-care (POC) pregnancy testing is commonly performed in the emergency department (ED). One prior study demonstrated equivalent accuracy between urine and whole blood for one common brand of POC pregnancy testing. Our study sought to determine the difference in result times when comparing whole blood versus urine for the same brand of POC(More)
Dear Editor, We read with interest the recent study by Gottlieb et al 1 describing the reduction in turnaround time achieved by substituting whole blood for urine on a qualitative point-of-care (POC) hCG device. The device used in this study is FDA-approved and CLIA-waived only when the manufacturer's instructions are followed: three drops of urine or serum(More)
BACKGROUND "Bougies," otherwise known as endotracheal tube introducers, remain preferred devices for the emergency physician when faced with a difficult airway. Bougies have high success rates for the prehospital provider and the first-time emergency department (ED) user, with few reported complications. Inexpensive, disposable models provide simple yet(More)
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