Richard V. King

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OBJECTIVE Several studies have provided prevalence estimates of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) related to the September 11, 2001 (9/11) attacks in broadly affected populations, although without sufficiently addressing qualifying exposures required for assessing PTSD and estimating its prevalence. A premise that people throughout the New York City area(More)
BACKGROUND The diagnosis of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has remained controversial from the time of its first inclusion in DSM-III. No reviews have fully documented the shifting PTSD definitions across editions of the criteria. This article chronicles the evolution of PTSD across editions of the DSM. METHODS Diagnostic precursors to PTSD in DSM-I(More)
The physiological effects of increased tissue pressure were studied using a model system in which known pressures were applied uniformly to the hindlimbs of rabbits for a period of 5 h. Muscle blood flow was monitored using a new argon washout technique. Muscle pO 2 , pCO 2 , and pAr were measured using a Teflon membrane catheter-mass spectrometer system.(More)
Patients with hemoglobinopathies were observed to have high erythrocyte distribution widths. In a representative study of 800 patients, 31% of patients with high erythrocyte distribution widths were observed to have hemoglobinopathies by hemoglobin electrophoresis. The potential of erythrocyte distribution width as a means of incidental detection of(More)
BACKGROUND Various organizations and universities have developed competencies for health professionals and other emergency responders. Little effort has been devoted to the integration of these competencies across health specialties and professions. The American Medical Association Center for Public Health Preparedness and Disaster Response convened an(More)
Effective preparedness, response, and recovery from disasters require a well-planned, integrated effort with experienced professionals who can apply specialized knowledge and skills in critical situations. While some professionals are trained for this, others may lack the critical knowledge and experience needed to effectively perform under stressful(More)
Although transcutaneous PO2 is a close approximation of arterial PO2 in most neonates, infants in shock often show lower transcutaneous than arterial PO2 values. For a better understanding of this discrepancy, we investigated the effect of acute hemorrhage on transcutaneous, tissue, and arterial PO2 in rabbits. With progressive hemorrhage, transcutaneous(More)
To date, results of laboratory and clinical investigations suggest that transcutaneous pO2 measurements hold considerable promise as a technique for evaluating the adequacy of cutaneous circulation. The advantages of this technique are that it is simple to use, noninvasive and does not require the use of radioactive isotopes. Since the available data are,(More)
METHODS An effective disaster response requires competent responders and leaders. The purpose of this study was to ask experts to identify attributes that distinguish effective from ineffective responders and leaders in a disaster. In this qualitative study, focus groups were held with jurisdictional medical directors for the 9-1-1 emergency medical(More)