Papers and Publications

Urban and Rural Emergency Department Performance on National Quality Metrics for Sepsis Care in the United States | Journal of Rural Health

By Margaret B. Greenwood‐Ericksen, MD, MPH , Craig Rothenberg, MPH, Nicholas Mohr, MD, MS, Shawn D. Andrea, MD, MPH, Todd Slesinger, MD, Tiffany Osborn, MD, MPH, Jessica Whittle, MD, PhD, Pawan Goyal, MD, Nalani Tarrant MPH, Jeremiah D. Schuur, MD, MHS, Donald M. Yealy, MD, Arjun Venkatesh, MD | November 29, 2018
Purpose The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) developed national quality measures for emergency department (ED) sepsis care. Like care for many conditions, meeting sepsis quality metrics can vary between settings. We sought to examine and compare sepsis care quality in rural vs urban hospital‐based EDs.

Modeling of patient virus titers suggests that availability of a vaccine could reduce hepatitis C virus transmission among injecting drug users | Science Translation Magazine

By Marian Major, Alexander Gutfraind, Louis Shekhtman, Qingwen Cui, Alla Kachko, Scott J. Cotler, Behzad Hajarizadeh, Rachel Sacks-Davis, Kimberly Page, Basmattee Boodram and Harel Dahari | July 12, 2018
Mathematical model and data suggest that a partially effective vaccine could reduce the HCV transmission risk among individuals who share contaminated needles and syringes.