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WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leading researchers in emergency medicine will present more than 450 studies during Scientific Assembly, the annual meeting of the American College of Emergency Physicians, on October 8th and 9th in Denver, Colorado.  Sponsored by the American College of Emergency Physicians, the Research Forum will be held in Mile High Ballroom 1 of the Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th Street in Denver on October 8th from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and October 9th from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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Researcher physicians will present their latest findings in emergency medicine research, focusing on topics ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics, including toxicology, pain, injury prevention and public health. To search Research Forum by topic, presenter, title and time, visit: > http://tinyurl.com/8kkzz8t

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Each day of the Research Forum will feature a special presentation in room 603 of The Colorado Convention Center:

  • At 1 p.m. on Monday, October 8th, Jesse Pines, MD, FACEP, will offer a state-of-the-art presentation on patient safety and quality.
  • At 8 a.m. on Tuesday, October 9th, Michael Blaivas, MD, FACEP, will offer a state-of-the-art presentation on ultrasound.

Special oral presentations by experts in patient quality and safety research will be moderated by Dr. Pines, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Monday, October 8th, in room 603.  Special oral presentations by experts in ultrasound research will be moderated by Dr. Blaivas from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 9th in room 603. 

The Research Forum will close with a panel session highlighting some of the most significant research, Cutting Edge: Highlights of Emergency Medicine Research, moderated by Deborah B. Diercks, MD, FACEP, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 9th, in The Colorado Convention Center, room 102.  Panelists for this event include: Jason S. Haukoos, MD, FACEP, Judd E. Hollander, MD, FACEP, Jeffrey A. Kline, MD, FACEP, and Donald M. Yealy, MD, FACEP

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Members of the news media can pre-register until Sept. 24 at http://www.acep.org/uploadedFiles/ACEP/Press_Room/ACEP_releases/NewsMediaRegis.pdf or obtain credentials (and the latest daily news about the conference) in the

Media Relations Office located at the Colorado Convention Center in room 602 .  An adjoining News Media Workroom is available for use by the press, and has telephones, internet connections (computers not provided) and workspace to conduct interviews.  Members of the media who display Scientific Assembly press credentials have access to all educational sessions, the general session, the Research Forum, and the Exhibit Hall.

Media Relations Office Hours:

Sunday, Oct. 7  

1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 8  

7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 9  

7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 10

7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 11  

7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

For additional information, contact Laura Gore at >[email protected] or 800-320-0610, ext. 3008, Mike Baldyga at >[email protected] or ext. 3005, Elaine Salter at >[email protected] or ext. 3007 or Julie Lloyd at >[email protected] or ext. 3010.

ACEP is the national medical specialty society representing emergency medicine. ACEP is committed to advancing emergency care through continuing education, research and public education. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, ACEP has 53 chapters representing each state, as well as Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. A Government Services Chapter represents emergency physicians employed by military branches and other government agencies.

HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2012 RESEARCH FORUM ABSTRACTS

OCTOBER 8-9, 2012

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF EMERGENCY PHYSICIANS

MILE HIGH BALLROOM ONE, COLORADO CONVENTION CENTER, DENVER

Monday, October 8, 2012

7:30 a.m.9:00 a.m.

Lightning Oral Presentations

Sage Myers, MD, moderator

Emergency department visits by pediatric patients for poisoning by prescription opioids, sedatives and tranquilizers (#6)

Presenter: A. Tadros, West Virginia University, Morgantown, W. Va.

Between 2006 and 2008, 41,000 children visited emergency departments in the U.S. for poisoning by prescription pain medications, sedatives and tranquilizers; more than half were thought to be unintentional.

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.

Poster presentations

The frequency and cost of redundant laboratory testing for transferred emergency department patients (#31)

Presenter: J. Rogg, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass.

Duplicate testing for patients transferred to the emergency department from another hospital cost $611,333 for a single emergency department receiving 7,484 transferred patients in a year.

A cornstarch-based ultrasound gel alternative for low-resource settings (#39)

Presenter: A. Binkowski, Alameda County Medical Center, Oakland, Calif.

A cheap, home-made gel made from cornstarch and water provided better image detail, resolution and quality than similar images obtained using commercial gel as an ultrasound medium.

Introduction of daily coronary CT angiography reduces the rate of admissions of emergency department patients with chest pain (#61)

Presenter: A. Singer, Stony Brook Medicine, Stony Brook, N.Y.

The introduction of computed tomographic angiography as a screening tool for evaluation of low to intermediate risk chest pain patients reduced hospital admission rates by one-third in two years.

Procedural sedation of infants and children in a general emergency department: can it be done safely? (#68)

Presenter: S. Mace, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio

Pediatric procedural sedation for a wide variety of procedures can be done safely in a general emergency department.

Time of day affects radiographic study in the diagnosis of appendicitis in the pediatric emergency department (#73)

Presenter: D. Mooney, Morristown Medical Center, Morristown, N.J.

The limited availability of ultrasound between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. resulted in much higher rates of CT scans of pediatric patients who came to the emergency department during those hours with appendicitis.

Visits by the elderly to United States emergency departments for alcohol-related disorders (#79)

Presenter: D. Calello, Morristown Medical Center, Morristown, N.J.

Between 2006 and 2008, there were almost three-quarters of a million visits to emergency departments for alcohol-related disorders by the elderly; more than two-third of those patients were admitted to the hospital.

Emergency department visits by adults for poisoning by prescription opioids, sedatives and tranquilizers (#84)

Presenter: S. Cimino, West Virginia University, Morgantown, W. Va.

There were more than 430,000 visits to emergency departments in the U.S. between 2006 and 2008 for poisoning by prescription opioids, sedatives or tranquilizers; more than one-third were thought to be unintentional.

Changes in diversion rates following the introduction of a reformulated extended release oxycodone product (#93)

Presenter: J. Davis, Rocky Mountain Poison & Drug Center, Denver, Colo.

A reformulation of OxyContin intended to make it harder to abuse led to a 50 percent decline in the rate of patients diverting OxyContin to people for whom it was not prescribed.

10:45 a.m.11:45 a.m.

Poster presentations

Incidence of self-reported drug allergies in a population identified with drug-seeking behavior (#151)

Presenter: C. Bendas, St. Lukes University Hospital, Bethlehem, Pa.

Of 227 patients identified as drug-seekers, 11.89 percent reported 5 or more drug allergies, the odds of which study authors estimate at one in 10 billion.

1:30 p.m.2:30 p.m.

Oral Presentations – Patient Safety and Quality

Jesse Pines, MD, FACEP, moderator

Factors associated with adverse events resulting from physician medical errors in the emergency department: two doctors safer than one (#13)

Presenter: Y. Freund, Groupe Hospitalier Pitie-Salpetriere, Paris, France

Lower risk of adverse events for patients in the emergency department was associated with involvement of more than one physician in a patient's care.

2:30 p.m.4:00 p.m.

Poster presentations

Laceration repair using rapid absorbing suture in the emergency department improves resource utilization: saving time and money (#170)

Presenter: J. Phillips, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Ill.

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