Kenneth Frumkin

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Many nonpharmacologic (behavioral) techniques are being proposed for the therapy of essential hypertension. The research in this area is reviewed and divided roughly into two categories: the biofeedback and relaxation methodologies. While feedback can be used to lower pressures during laboratory training sessions, studies designed to alter basal blood(More)
BACKGROUND Emergency Department (ED) headache patients are commonly treated with neuroleptic antiemetics like metoclopramide. Haloperidol has been shown to be effective for migraine treatment. STUDY OBJECTIVE Our study compared the use of metoclopramide vs. haloperidol to treat ED migraine patients. METHODS A prospective, double-blinded, randomized(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with fever, vomiting, and abdominal pain commonly present to the emergency department, often generating a broad differential diagnosis. We describe the first reported case in the emergency medicine literature of acute lobar nephronia (ALN). OBJECTIVES To describe the presentation, evaluation, and management of acute lobar nephronia. (More)
We are perhaps America's greatest source of unquestioned and unquestioning care for the poor. The acutely ill and injured need us desperately, every hour of every day. No one who comes to the door of any ED needing our services fails to receive our best efforts. Emergency physicians freely place themselves at risk from violence and the deadliest of(More)
Life-threatening warfarin-associated hemorrhage is common, with a high mortality. In the United States, the most commonly used therapies--fresh frozen plasma and vitamin K--are slow and unpredictable and can result in volume overload. Outside of the United States, prothrombin complex concentrates are often used instead; these pooled plasma products reverse(More)