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Amy Hideko Kaji

Title(s)Professor of Clinical , Emergency Medicine
SchoolMedicine
Phone(310) 222-3500
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    Hospital Disaster Plans: Structure, Training &Function
    AHRQ F32HS013985Jul 1, 2003 - Jun 30, 2004
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Tolles J, Bosson N, Kaji AH, Henry TD, French WJ, Gausche-Hill M, Andruss K, McNeil N, Nakkim EC, Thomas GS, Gunderson MR, Lewis RJ. The Effect of Implementation of the American Heart Association Mission Lifeline PreAct Algorithm for Prehospital Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Activation on the Rate of "False Positive" Activations. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2020 May 20; 1-9. PMID: 32430085.
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    2. Kline JA, Burton JH, Carpenter CR, Meisel ZF, Miner JR, Newgard CD, Quest T, Martin IBK, Holmes JF, Kaji AH, Bird SB, Coates WC, Lall MD, Mills AM, Ranney ML, Wolfe RE, Dorner SC. Unconditional care in academic emergency departments. Acad Emerg Med. 2020 May 14. PMID: 32407561.
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    3. McGlynn N, Claudius I, Kaji AH, Fisher EH, Shaban A, Cicero MX, Santillanes G, Gausche-Hill M, Chang TP, Donofrio-Odmann JJ. Tabletop Application of SALT Triage to 10, 100, and 1000 Pediatric Victims. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2020 Apr; 35(2):165-169. PMID: 32054549.
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    4. Brooke BS, Kaji AH, Itani KMF. Practical Guide to Cost-effectiveness Analysis. JAMA Surg. 2020 Jan 29. PMID: 31995143.
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    5. Schwarze ML, Kaji AH, Ghaferi AA. Practical Guide to Qualitative Analysis. JAMA Surg. 2020 Jan 29. PMID: 31995144.
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    6. Dossett LA, Kaji AH, Dimick JB. Practical Guide to Mixed Methods. JAMA Surg. 2020 Jan 29. PMID: 31995145.
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    7. Neuman HB, Kaji AH, Haut ER. Practical Guide to Implementation Science. JAMA Surg. 2020 Jan 29. PMID: 31995157.
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    8. Brown CA, Kaji AH, Fantegrossi A, Carlson JN, April MD, Kilgo RW, Walls RM. Video Laryngoscopy Compared to Augmented Direct Laryngoscopy in Adult Emergency Department Tracheal Intubations: A National Emergency Airway Registry (NEAR) Study. Acad Emerg Med. 2020 Feb; 27(2):100-108. PMID: 31957174.
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    9. Pedigo R, Tolles J, Watcha D, Kaji AH, Lewis RJ, Stark E, Jordan J. Teaching Endotracheal Intubation Using a Cadaver Versus a Manikin-based Model: a Randomized Controlled Trial. West J Emerg Med. 2019 Dec 09; 21(1):108-114. PMID: 31913829.
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    10. Gray K, Kaji AH, Wolfe M, Calhoun K, Amersi F, Donahue T, Smith BR, Salcedo ES, Murayama K, de Virgilio C. Influence of Student Loan Debt on General Surgery Resident Career and Lifestyle Decision-Making. J Am Coll Surg. 2019 Nov 26. PMID: 31783093.
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    11. Beam DM, Brown J, Kaji AH, Lagina A, Levy PD, Maher PJ, Yadav K, Vogel JA. Evolution of the Strategies to Innovate Emergency Care Clinical Trials Network (SIREN). Ann Emerg Med. 2020 Mar; 75(3):400-407. PMID: 31668572.
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    12. Kaji AH, Shover C, Lee J, Yee L, Pallin DJ, April MD, Carlson JN, Fantegrossi A, Brown CA. Video Versus Direct and Augmented Direct Laryngoscopy in Pediatric Tracheal Intubations. Acad Emerg Med. 2019 Oct 16. PMID: 31617640.
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    13. Howell EC, Keeley JA, Woods AL, Kaji AH, Deane MR, Kim DY, Neville AL. Wound Culture Utility in Negative Surgical Exploration for Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infection. Am Surg. 2019 Oct 01; 85(10):1175-1178. PMID: 31657319.
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    14. Gray K, Neville A, Kaji AH, Wolfe M, Calhoun K, Amersi F, Donahue T, Arnell T, Jarman B, Inaba K, Melcher M, Morris JB, Smith B, Reeves M, Gauvin J, Salcedo ES, Sidwell R, Murayama K, Damewood R, Poola VP, Dent D, de Virgilio C. Career Goals, Salary Expectations, and Salary Negotiation Among Male and Female General Surgery Residents. JAMA Surg. 2019 Aug 28. PMID: 31461140.
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    15. Angelo JL, Kaji AH, Spence LH, Plurad DS, Asis M, Barber A, Schroeppel TJ, Callaghan EC, Grover BT, Regner JL, Truitt M, Kim DY. Follow-up trends after emergency department discharge for acutely symptomatic hernias: A southwestern surgical congress multi-center trial. Am J Surg. 2019 12; 218(6):1079-1083. PMID: 31506167.
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    16. McClintock NC, Gray KE, Neville AL, Kaji AH, Wolfe MM, Calhoun KE, Amersi FF, Donahue TR, Arnell TD, Jarman BT, Inaba K, Melcher ML, Morris JB, Smith BR, Reeves ME, Gauvin JM, Salcedo ES, Sidwell RA, Dent DL, Murayama KM, Damewood RB, Poola VP, de Virgilio CM. Factors associated with general surgery residents' decisions regarding fellowship and subspecialty stratified by burnout and quality of life. Am J Surg. 2019 12; 218(6):1090-1095. PMID: 31421896.
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    17. Kaji AH, Meurer WJ, Napper T, Nigrovic LE, Mower WR, Schriger DL, Cooper RJ. State of the Journal: Women First Authors, Peer Reviewers, and Editorial Board Members at Annals of Emergency Medicine. Ann Emerg Med. 2019 Dec; 74(6):731-735. PMID: 31280922.
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    18. Stoecklein HH, Kelly C, Kaji AH, Fantegrossi A, Carlson M, Fix ML, Madsen T, Walls RM, Brown CA. Multicenter Comparison of Nonsupine Versus Supine Positioning During Intubation in the Emergency Department: A National Emergency Airway Registry (NEAR) Study. Acad Emerg Med. 2019 10; 26(10):1144-1151. PMID: 31116893.
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    19. Jordan J, Watcha D, Cassella C, Kaji AH, Trivedi S. Impact of a Mentorship Program on Medical Student Burnout. AEM Educ Train. 2019 Jul; 3(3):218-225. PMID: 31360814.
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    20. Bosson N, Kaji AH, Gausche-Hill M, Kim D, Putnam B, Schlesinger S, Singer G, Lewis RJ. Evaluation of Trauma Triage Criteria Performance in a Regional Trauma System. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2019 Nov-Dec; 23(6):828-837. PMID: 30893573.
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    21. Howell EC, Keeley JA, Kaji AH, Deane MR, Kim DY, Putnam B, Lee SL, Woods AL, Neville AL. Chance to cut: defining a negative exploration rate in patients with suspected necrotizing soft tissue infection. Trauma Surg Acute Care Open. 2019; 4(1):e000264. PMID: 30899795.
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    22. Bosson N, Fang A, Kaji AH, Gausche-Hill M, French WJ, Shavelle D, Thomas JL, Niemann JT. Racial and ethnic differences in outcomes after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: Hispanics and Blacks may fare worse than non-Hispanic Whites. Resuscitation. 2019 04; 137:29-34. PMID: 30753852.
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    23. Keeley JA, Kaji A, Kim DY, Putnam B, Neville A. Predictors of ischemic bowel in patients with incarcerated hernias. Hernia. 2019 04; 23(2):277-280. PMID: 30689076.
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    24. Bosson N, Isakson B, Morgan JA, Kaji AH, Uner A, Hurley K, Henry TD, Niemann JT. Safety and Effectiveness of Field Nitroglycerin in Patients with Suspected ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2019 Sep-Oct; 23(5):603-611. PMID: 30556765.
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    25. Okamuro L, Gray K, Korn A, Parrish A, Kaji A, Howell EC, Bowens N, de Virgilio C. Careful Patient Selection Achieves High Radiocephalic Arteriovenous Fistula Patency in Diabetic and Female Patients. Ann Vasc Surg. 2019 May; 57:16-21. PMID: 30684628.
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    26. Dubina ED, Pham XD, Schwed AC, Wu H, McElroy I, Kaji AH, de Virgilio C. Association of Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery Certification With Outcomes of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Performed by Surgical Residents. JAMA Surg. 2018 12 01; 153(12):1158-1160. PMID: 30167648.
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    27. Desai SS, Kaji AH, Upchurch G. Practical Guide to Surgical Data Sets: Society for Vascular Surgery Vascular Quality Initiative (SVS VQI). JAMA Surg. 2018 10 01; 153(10):957-958. PMID: 29617537.
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    28. Farjah F, Kaji AH, Chu D. Practical Guide to Surgical Data Sets: Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) National Database. JAMA Surg. 2018 10 01; 153(10):955-956. PMID: 29617534.
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    29. Hashmi ZG, Kaji AH, Nathens AB. Practical Guide to Surgical Data Sets: National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB). JAMA Surg. 2018 09 01; 153(9):852-853. PMID: 29617536.
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    30. Massarweh NN, Kaji AH, Itani KMF. Practical Guide to Surgical Data Sets: Veterans Affairs Surgical Quality Improvement Program (VASQIP). JAMA Surg. 2018 08 01; 153(8):768-769. PMID: 29617543.
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    31. Schoenfeld AJ, Kaji AH, Haider AH. Practical Guide to Surgical Data Sets: Military Health System Tricare Encounter Data. JAMA Surg. 2018 07 01; 153(7):679-680. PMID: 29617526.
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    32. Kaji AH, Rademaker AW, Hyslop T. Tips for Analyzing Large Data Sets From the JAMA Surgery Statistical Editors. JAMA Surg. 2018 06 01; 153(6):508-509. PMID: 29617520.
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    33. D'Arcy NT, Bosson N, Kaji AH, Bui QT, French WJ, Thomas JL, Elizarraraz Y, Gonzalez N, Garcia J, Niemann JT. Weekly Checks Improve Real-Time Prehospital ECG Transmission in Suspected STEMI. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2018 Jun; 33(3):245-249. PMID: 29708085.
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    34. Gray K, Korn A, Zane J, Alipour H, Kaji A, Bowens N, de Virgilio C. Preoperative Antibiotics for Dialysis Access Surgery: Are They Necessary? Ann Vasc Surg. 2018 May; 49:277-280. PMID: 29477674.
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    35. Gray K, Korn A, Zane J, Gonzalez G, Kaji A, Bowens N, de Virgilio C. Ultrasound Vein and Artery Mapping by General Surgery Residents During Initial Consult Can Decrease Time to Dialysis Access Creation. Ann Vasc Surg. 2018 May; 49:285-288. PMID: 29477677.
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    36. Jordan J, Hwang M, Kaji AH, Coates WC. Scholarly Tracks in Emergency Medicine Residency Programs Are Associated with Increased Choice of Academic Career. West J Emerg Med. 2018 May; 19(3):593-599. PMID: 29760861.
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    37. Korn A, Alipour H, Zane J, Shahverdiani A, Ryan TJ, Kaji A, Bowens N, de Virgilio C. Factors Associated with Early Thrombosis after Arteriovenous Fistula Creation. Ann Vasc Surg. 2018 May; 49:281-284. PMID: 29477675.
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    38. Williams DJ, Kaji AH. Clinical Decision Aids or Clinician Gestalt? Hard to Know Which Is Better: Answers to the September 2017 Journal Club Questions. Ann Emerg Med. 2018 Feb; 71(2):256-261. PMID: 29447866.
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    39. Bosson N, Baruch T, French WJ, Fang A, Kaji AH, Gausche-Hill M, Rock A, Shavelle D, Thomas JL, Niemann JT. Regional "Call 911" Emergency Department Protocol to Reduce Interfacility Transfer Delay for Patients With ST-Segment-Elevation Myocardial Infarction. J Am Heart Assoc. 2017 12 23; 6(12). PMID: 29275369.
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    40. Schwed AC, Lee SL, Salcedo ES, Reeves ME, Inaba K, Sidwell RA, Amersi F, Are C, Arnell TD, Damewood RB, Dent DL, Donahue T, Gauvin J, Hartranft T, Jacobsen GR, Jarman BT, Melcher ML, Mellinger JD, Morris JB, Nehler M, Smith BR, Wolfe M, Kaji AH, de Virgilio C. Association of General Surgery Resident Remediation and Program Director Attitudes With Resident Attrition. JAMA Surg. 2017 Dec 01; 152(12):1134-1140. PMID: 28813585.
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    41. Davidson GH, Flum DR, Talan DA, Kessler LG, Lavallee DC, Bizzell BJ, Farjah F, Stewart SD, Krishnadasan A, Carney EE, Wolff EM, Comstock BA, Monsell SE, Heagerty PJ, Ehlers AP, DeUgarte DA, Kaji AH, Evans HL, Yu JT, Mandell KA, Doten IC, Clive KS, McGrane KM, Tudor BC, Foster CS, Saltzman DJ, Thirlby RC, Lange EO, Sabbatini AK, Moran GJ. Comparison of Outcomes of antibiotic Drugs and Appendectomy (CODA) trial: a protocol for the pragmatic randomised study of appendicitis treatment. BMJ Open. 2017 Nov 15; 7(11):e016117. PMID: 29146633.
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    42. Spence LH, Schwartz S, Kaji AH, Plurad D, Kim D. Concurrent Biliary Disease Increases the Risk for Conversion and Bile Duct Injury in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: A Retrospective Analysis at a County Teaching Hospital. Am Surg. 2017 Oct 01; 83(10):1024-1028. PMID: 29391088.
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    43. Korn A, Alipour H, Zane J, Gray K, Ryan T, Kaji A, De Virgilio C, Bowens N. Predictors of Steal in Hemodialysis Access. Am Surg. 2017 Oct 01; 83(10):1099-1102. PMID: 29391103.
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    44. Douglass AM, Elder J, Watson R, Kallay T, Kirsh D, Robb WG, Kaji AH, Coil CJ. A Randomized Controlled Trial on the Effect of a Double Check on the Detection of Medication Errors. Ann Emerg Med. 2018 Jan; 71(1):74-82.e1. PMID: 28669554.
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    45. Shavelle DM, Bosson N, Thomas JL, Kaji AH, Sung G, French WJ, Niemann JT. Outcomes of ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction Complicated by Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (from the Los Angeles County Regional System). Am J Cardiol. 2017 Sep 01; 120(5):729-733. PMID: 28728743.
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    46. Chang TP, Santillanes G, Claudius I, Pham PK, Koved J, Cheyne J, Gausche-Hill M, Kaji AH, Srinivasan S, Donofrio JJ, Bir C. Use of a Novel, Portable, LED-Based Capillary Refill Time Simulator within a Disaster Triage Context. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2017 Aug; 32(4):451-456. PMID: 28345508.
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    47. Pham XD, Ihenachor EJ, Wu H, Kim JJ, Kaji AH, Koopmann MC, Ryan TJ, de Virgilio C. Significance of Blunted Venous Waveforms Seen on Upper Extremity Ultrasound. Ann Vasc Surg. 2017 Jul; 42:32-38. PMID: 28341502.
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    48. Kaji AH, Bosson N, Gausche-Hill M, Dawes AJ, Putnam B, Shepherd T, Lewis RJ. Patient Outcomes at Urban and Suburban Level I Versus Level II Trauma Centers. Ann Emerg Med. 2017 Aug; 70(2):161-168. PMID: 28258762.
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    49. Pham XD, Kim JJ, Ihenachor EJ, Parrish AB, Bleck JD, Kaji AH, Koopmann MC, de Virgilio C. A comparison of brachial artery-brachial vein arteriovenous fistulas with arteriovenous grafts in patients with poor superficial venous anatomy. J Vasc Surg. 2017 Feb; 65(2):444-451. PMID: 27986484.
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    50. Schwed AC, Boggs MM, Pham XD, Watanabe DM, Bermudez MC, Kaji AH, Kim DY, Plurad DS, Saltzman DJ, de Virgilio C. Association of Admission Laboratory Values and the Timing of Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography With Clinical Outcomes in Acute Cholangitis. JAMA Surg. 2016 11 01; 151(11):1039-1045. PMID: 27557050.
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    51. Pham XD, de Virgilio C, Al-Khouja L, Bermudez MC, Schwed AC, Kaji AH, Plurad DS, Lee SL, Bennion RS, Saltzman DJ, Kim DY. Routine intraoperative cholangiography is unnecessary in patients with mild gallstone pancreatitis and normalizing bilirubin levels. Am J Surg. 2016 Dec; 212(6):1047-1053. PMID: 27780559.
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    52. Remick K, Redgate C, Ostermayer D, Kaji AH, Gausche-Hill M. Prehospital Glucose Testing for Children with Seizures: A Proposed Change in Management. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2017 Mar-Apr; 21(2):216-221. PMID: 27636352.
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    53. Bosson N, Kaji AH, Fang A, Thomas JL, French WJ, Shavelle D, Niemann JT. Sex Differences in Survival From Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest in the Era of Regionalized Systems and Advanced Post-Resuscitation Care. J Am Heart Assoc. 2016 09 15; 5(9). PMID: 27633392.
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    54. Pham XD, Sullins VF, Kim DY, Range B, Kaji AH, de Virgilio CM, Lee SL. Factors predictive of complicated appendicitis in children. J Surg Res. 2016 11; 206(1):62-66. PMID: 27916376.
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    55. Geyer BC, Kaji AH, Bebarta VS. In Reply. Acad Emerg Med. 2016 Apr; 23(4):513. PMID: 26824580.
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    56. Callahan D, Keeley J, Alipour H, DeVirgilio C, Kaji A, Plurad D, Kim DY. Predictors of Severity in Diabetic Foot Infections. Ann Vasc Surg. 2016 May; 33:103-8. PMID: 26965808.
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    57. Bosson NE, Kaji AH, Koenig WJ, Niemann JT. Effect of Therapeutic Hypothermia on Survival and Neurologic Outcome in the Elderly. Ther Hypothermia Temp Manag. 2016 Jun; 6(2):71-5. PMID: 26866849.
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    58. Sung G, Bosson N, Kaji AH, Eckstein M, Shavelle D, French WJ, Thomas JL, Koenig W, Niemann JT. Therapeutic Hypothermia After Resuscitation From a Non-Shockable Rhythm Improves Outcomes in a Regionalized System of Cardiac Arrest Care. Neurocrit Care. 2016 Feb; 24(1):90-6. PMID: 26264064.
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    59. Donofrio JJ, Kaji AH, Claudius IA, Chang TP, Santillanes G, Cicero MX, Srinivasan S, Perez-Rogers A, Gausche-Hill M. Development of a Pediatric Mass Casualty Triage Algorithm Validation Tool. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2016 May-Jun; 20(3):343-53. PMID: 26808000.
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    60. Coil CJ, Flood JD, Belyeu BM, Young P, Kaji AH, Lewis RJ. The Effect of Emergency Department Boarding on Order Completion. Ann Emerg Med. 2016 06; 67(6):730-736.e2. PMID: 26655566.
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    61. Geyer BC, Kaji AH, Katz ED, Jones AE, Bebarta VS. A National Evaluation of the Scholarly Activity Requirement in Residency Programs: A Survey of Emergency Medicine Program Directors. Acad Emerg Med. 2015 Nov; 22(11):1337-44. PMID: 26473482.
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    62. Keeley J, Kaji A, Kim D, Plurad D, Putnam B, Neville A. Nutritional Status Does Not Correlate with Stump Complications in Two-stage Lower Extremity Amputations. Am Surg. 2015 Oct; 81(10):922-6. PMID: 26463281.
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    63. Kim DY, Nassiri N, Saltzman DJ, Ferebee MP, Macqueen IT, Hamilton C, Alipour H, Kaji AH, Moazzez A, Plurad DS, de Virgilio C. Postoperative antibiotics are not associated with decreased wound complications among patients undergoing appendectomy for complicated appendicitis. Am J Surg. 2015 Dec; 210(6):983-7; discussion 987-9. PMID: 26453292.
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    64. Kim DY, O'Leary M, Nguyen A, Kaji A, Bricker S, Neville A, Bongard F, Putnam B, Plurad D. The Effect of Platelet and Desmopressin Administration on Early Radiographic Progression of Traumatic Intracranial Hemorrhage. J Neurotrauma. 2015 Nov 15; 32(22):1815-21. PMID: 25604812.
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    65. Claudius I, Kaji AH, Santillanes G, Cicero MX, Donofrio JJ, Gausche-Hill M, Srinivasan S, Chang TP. Accuracy, Efficiency, and Inappropriate Actions Using JumpSTART Triage in MCI Simulations. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2015 Oct; 30(5):457-60. PMID: 26323610.
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    66. Kim DY, Nassiri N, de Virgilio C, Ferebee MP, Kaji AH, Hamilton CE, Saltzman DJ. Association Between Hyponatremia and Complicated Appendicitis. JAMA Surg. 2015 Sep; 150(9):911-2. PMID: 26222325.
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    67. Kim JJ, Kim DY, Kaji AH, Gifford ED, Reid C, Sidwell RA, Reeves ME, Hartranft TH, Inaba K, Jarman BT, Are C, Galante JM, Amersi F, Smith BR, Melcher ML, Nelson MT, Donahue T, Jacobsen G, Arnell TD, de Virgilio C. Reading Habits of General Surgery Residents and Association With American Board of Surgery In-Training Examination Performance. JAMA Surg. 2015 Sep; 150(9):882-9. PMID: 26176352.
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    68. Remick K, Kaji AH, Olson L, Ely M, Schmuhl P, McGrath N, Edgerton E, Gausche-Hill M. Pediatric Readiness and Facility Verification. Ann Emerg Med. 2016 Mar; 67(3):320-328.e1. PMID: 26320519.
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    69. Gifford E, Kim DY, Nguyen A, Kaji AH, Nguyen V, Plurad DS, de Virgilio C. The effect of residents as teaching assistants on operative time in laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Am J Surg. 2016 Jan; 211(1):288-93. PMID: 26343854.
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    70. Claudius I, Kaji A, Santillanes G, Cicero M, Donofrio JJ, Gausche-Hill M, Srinivasan S, Chang TP. Comparison of Computerized Patients versus Live Moulaged Actors for a Mass-casualty Drill. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2015 Oct; 30(5):438-42. PMID: 26265451.
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    71. Ranney ML, Limkakeng AT, Carr B, Zink B, Kaji AH. Improving the Emergency Care Research Investigator Pipeline: SAEM/ACEP Recommendations. Acad Emerg Med. 2015 Jul; 22(7):849-51. PMID: 26112275.
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    72. Kaji AH, Lewis RJ. Noninferiority Trials: Is a New Treatment Almost as Effective as Another? JAMA. 2015 Jun 16; 313(23):2371-2. PMID: 26080342.
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    73. Donofrio JJ, Horeczko T, Kaji A, Santillanes G, Claudius I. Most routine laboratory testing of pediatric psychiatric patients in the emergency department is not medically necessary. Health Aff (Millwood). 2015 May; 34(5):812-8. PMID: 25941283.
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    74. Kim JJ, Gifford E, Nguyen V, Kaji AH, Chisum P, Zeng A, Dukkipati R, de Virgilio C. Increased use of brachiocephalic arteriovenous fistulas improves functional primary patency. J Vasc Surg. 2015 Aug; 62(2):442-7. PMID: 25935277.
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    75. Bosson N, Kaji AH, Niemann JT, Squire B, Eckstein M, French WJ, Rashi P, Tadeo R, Koenig W. The Utility of Prehospital ECG Transmission in a Large EMS System. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2015; 19(4):496-503. PMID: 25901583.
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    76. Gifford ED, Nguyen VT, Kim JJ, Schwartz SI, Chisum P, Kaji AH, Kim DY, de Virgilio C. Variation in the learning curves of general surgery residents performing arteriovenous fistulas. J Surg Educ. 2015 Jul-Aug; 72(4):761-6. PMID: 25899577.
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    77. Jang TB, Kaji AH. A 2-week elective experience provides comparable training as longitudinal exposure during residency for pelvic sonography. J Ultrasound Med. 2015 Feb; 34(2):221-4. PMID: 25614394.
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    78. Fleischman RJ, Kaji AH, Diaz VM, McKenzie K, Soltero P, Van Natta TL, Spellberg B. A simple intervention to improve hospital flow from emergency department to inpatient units. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Feb; 175(2):289-90. PMID: 25545454.
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    79. Gifford E, Anthony C, Kaji AH, de Virgilio C, Kim DY, Plurad DS. Unrecognized arteriosclerosis is associated with wound complications after below-knee amputation. Ann Vasc Surg. 2015 Feb; 29(2):266-71. PMID: 25433284.
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    80. Jang TB, Chauhan V, Morchi R, Najand H, Naunheim R, Kaji AH. Hypokalemia in diabetic ketoacidosis is less common than previously reported. Intern Emerg Med. 2015 Mar; 10(2):177-80. PMID: 25403843.
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    81. Palvolgyi R, Kaji AH, Valeriano J, Plurad D, Rajfer J, de Virgilio C. Fournier's gangrene: a model for early prediction. Am Surg. 2014 Oct; 80(10):926-31. PMID: 25264631.
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    82. Keeley J, Kaji A, Kim D, Yan H, Putnam BA, Plurad D, Bricker S, Neville AL. Predictors of mortality in necrotizing soft tissue infection. Am Surg. 2014 Oct; 80(10):989-93. PMID: 25264645.
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    83. Wu JX, Nguyen AT, de Virgilio C, Plurad DS, Kaji AH, Nguyen V, Gifford E, de Virgilio M, Ayabe R, Saltzman D, Kim D. Can it wait until morning? A comparison of nighttime versus daytime cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis. Am J Surg. 2014 Dec; 208(6):911-8; discussion 917-8. PMID: 25440478.
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    84. Bosson N, Khodabakhsh D, Kaji AH, Lee J, Squire B, Gausche-Hill M. Risk factors for apnea in children presenting with out-of-hospital seizure. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2014 Sep; 30(9):617-20. PMID: 25162685.
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    85. Gifford E, Galante J, Kaji AH, Nguyen V, Nelson MT, Sidwell RA, Hartranft T, Jarman B, Melcher M, Reeves M, Reid C, Jacobsen GR, Thompson J, Are C, Smith B, Arnell T, Hines OJ, de Virgilio C. Factors associated with general surgery residents' desire to leave residency programs: a multi-institutional study. JAMA Surg. 2014 Sep; 149(9):948-53. PMID: 25075473.
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    86. Kaji AH, Hanif AM, Bosson N, Ostermayer D, Niemann JT. Predictors of neurologic outcome in patients resuscitated from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest using classification and regression tree analysis. Am J Cardiol. 2014 Oct 01; 114(7):1024-8. PMID: 25118118.
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    87. Thomas JL, Bosson N, Kaji AH, Ji Y, Sung G, Shavelle DM, French WJ, Koenig W, Niemann JT. Treatment and outcomes of ST segment elevation myocardial infarction and out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in a regionalized system of care based on presence or absence of initial shockable cardiac arrest rhythm. Am J Cardiol. 2014 Oct 01; 114(7):968-71. PMID: 25118120.
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    103. Liu WY, Aboulian A, Kaji AH, Kumar RR. Long-term results of ligation of intersphincteric fistula tract (LIFT) for fistula-in-ano. Dis Colon Rectum. 2013 Mar; 56(3):343-7. PMID: 23392149.
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    113. Jang TB, Ruggeri W, Kaji AH. Emergency ultrasound of the gall bladder: comparison of a concentrated elective experience vs. longitudinal exposure during residency. J Emerg Med. 2013 Jan; 44(1):198-203. PMID: 22541881.
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    118. Jang T, Kryder G, Sineff S, Naunheim R, Aubin C, Kaji AH. The technical errors of physicians learning to perform focused assessment with sonography in trauma. Acad Emerg Med. 2012 Jan; 19(1):98-101. PMID: 22211463.
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    128. Jang T, Aubin C, Naunheim R, Lewis LM, Kaji AH. Sonographic assessment of jugular venous distension and B-type natriuretic peptide levels in patients with dyspnoea. Emerg Med J. 2012 Jun; 29(6):477-81. PMID: 21515878.
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    129. Aboulian A, Kaji AH, Kumar RR. Early result of ligation of the intersphincteric fistula tract for fistula-in-ano. Dis Colon Rectum. 2011 Mar; 54(3):289-92. PMID: 21304298.
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    135. Tolan AM, Kaji AH, Quach C, Hines OJ, de Virgilio C. The electronic residency application service application can predict accreditation council for graduate medical education competency-based surgical resident performance. J Surg Educ. 2010 Nov-Dec; 67(6):444-8. PMID: 21156306.
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    137. Jang TB, Ruggeri W, Dyne P, Kaji AH. Learning curve of emergency physicians using emergency bedside sonography for symptomatic first-trimester pregnancy. J Ultrasound Med. 2010 Oct; 29(10):1423-8. PMID: 20876895.
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    146. Duber HC, Coates TJ, Szekeras G, Kaji AH, Lewis RJ. Is there an association between PEPFAR funding and improvement in national health indicators in Africa? A retrospective study. J Int AIDS Soc. 2010 Jun 12; 13:21. PMID: 20540795.
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    157. Charfen MA, Ipp E, Kaji AH, Saleh T, Qazi MF, Lewis RJ. Detection of undiagnosed diabetes and prediabetic states in high-risk emergency department patients. Acad Emerg Med. 2009 May; 16(5):394-402. PMID: 19302369.
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    186. Hara H, Kaji A. Two point mutations in the U3 region of the long terminal repeat convert a subgroup A transformation-defective rous sarcoma virus to a cytopathic virus. Folia Biol (Praha). 1999; 45(2):39-46. PMID: 10732732.
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    187. Nakamura T, Tando Y, Yamada N, Imamura K, Ishii M, Terada A, Takebe K, Kaji A, Watanabe T, Suda T, Koide M, Otsuki M. Meal-related changes in plasma CCK bioactivity in patients with chronic pancreatitis. Acta Gastroenterol Belg. 1998 Oct-Dec; 61(4):400-6. PMID: 9923089.
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