Joseph H Kahn

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This article is a review of the anatomy of the eye and its surrounding tissues. A working knowledge of the functional anatomy of the eye will aid the emergency physician in performing a thorough yet efficient physical examination of the eye. A goal-directed physical examination of the eye will allow the emergency physician to attempt to identify (or(More)
We sought to determine the frequency of use of intravenous (i.v.) recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) in patients presenting to our institution with acute ischemic stroke (AIS). This observational study involved keeping a log of all patients presenting to our institution with symptoms consistent with AIS who were potential candidates for(More)
We sought to determine whether post-reduction radiographs add clinically important information to what is seen on pre-reduction X-rays in Emergency Department (ED) patients with anterior shoulder dislocations. In this prospective, observational study, clinicians recorded preliminary pre-reduction and post-reduction X-ray readings on patients with shoulder(More)
This article introduces the emergency physician to professional liability insurance: the type of insurance, whether it is the only type available in the region, and, if claims-made insurance, whether the tail coverage rate is reasonable; the limits of liability and whether these are appropriate for emergency medicine in the region; the policy exclusions and(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence and predictors of injury and illness among long-distance hikers. METHODS This was a cross-sectional study of long-distance hikers (> 500 miles [805 km]) along the Appalachian Trail and Pacific Crest Trails between August and October of 2006. An 8-page survey instrument was made available to hikers at a designated(More)
To better understand future emergency department use, it is valuable to analyze the current emergency department use rates of the geriatric population. This article reviews emergency department use by demographics, causes of death, principal reason for emergency department visits, number of emergency department visits per person per year, prescription drugs(More)
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Stroke should not solely be considered a disease of the elderly, and racial disparities are most evident among young adults. Acute stroke can present at any age and it is important to be familiar with the evaluation and treatment of stroke to provide timely care. The National Institute of Health Stroke Scale helps physicians objectively evaluate stroke(More)
The number of geriatric visits to United States emergency departments continues to rise. This article reviews demographics, statistics, and future projections in geriatric emergency medicine. Included are discussions of US health care spending, geriatric emergency departments, prehospital care, frailty of geriatric patients, delirium, geriatric trauma,(More)