Breena Rachel Taira

Title(s)Associate Professor of Clinical , Emergency Medicine
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    1. Implementation and Impacts of California Senate Bill 1152 on Homeless Discharge Protocols. West J Emerg Med. 2023 Nov; 24(6):1104-1116. Aridomi H, Cartier Y, Taira B, Kim HH, Yadav K, Gottlieb L. PMID: 38165193; PMCID: PMC10754197.
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    2. Patient perspectives on emergency department initiation of medication for alcohol use disorder. Acad Emerg Med. 2023 Jun 16. Forsgren E, Steiger A, Perez Y, Salazar D, McCollough M, Taira BR. PMID: 37326129.
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    3. Provider perspectives on emergency department initiation of medication assisted treatment for alcohol use disorder. BMC Health Serv Res. 2022 Apr 07; 22(1):456. Philippine T, Forsgren E, DeWitt C, Carter I, McCollough M, Taira BR. PMID: 35392901; PMCID: PMC8988541.
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    4. A Mixed Methods Evaluation of Interventions to Meet the Requirements of California Senate Bill 1152 in the Emergency Departments of a Public Hospital System. Milbank Q. 2022 06; 100(2):464-491. Taira BR, Kim H, Prodigue KT, Gutierrez-Palominos L, Aleman A, Steinberg L, Tchakalian G, Yadav K, Tucker-Seeley R. PMID: 35315955; PMCID: PMC9205673.
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    5. Paediatric emergency care at an academic referral hospital in Mozambique. Afr J Emerg Med. 2021 Dec; 11(4):410-415. Ismail H, Chowdhary H, Taira BR, Moiane S, Faruk L, Alface B, Mohole J, Gonçalves O, Hartford EA, Buck WC. PMID: 34703732; PMCID: PMC8524113.
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    6. Provider and administrator-level perspectives on strategies to reduce fear and improve patient trust in the emergency department in times of heightened immigration enforcement. PLoS One. 2021; 16(9):e0256073. Ornelas-Dorian C, Torres JM, Sun J, Aleman A, Cordova E, Orue A, Taira BR, Anderson E, Rodriguez RM. PMID: 34506493; PMCID: PMC8432754.
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    7. Anti-immigrant Rhetoric and the Experiences of Latino Immigrants in the Emergency Department. West J Emerg Med. 2021 May 07; 22(3):660-666. Ornelas C, Torres JM, Torres JR, Alter H, Taira BR, Rodriguez RM. PMID: 34125043; PMCID: PMC8203025.
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    8. A Pragmatic Assessment of Google Translate for Emergency Department Instructions. J Gen Intern Med. 2021 11; 36(11):3361-3365. Taira BR, Kreger V, Orue A, Diamond LC. PMID: 33674922; PMCID: PMC8606479.
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    9. An Implementation Science Approach Improves Language Access in the Emergency Department. J Immigr Minor Health. 2021 Dec; 23(6):1214-1222. Taira BR, Onofre L, Yaggi C, Orue A, Thyne S, Kim H. PMID: 33387259.
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    10. Language Assistance for the Care of Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Patients in the Emergency Department: A Survey of Providers and Staff. J Immigr Minor Health. 2020 Jun; 22(3):439-447. Taira BR, Torres J, Nguyen A, Guo R, Samra S. PMID: 31898078.
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    11. HarborBot: A Chatbot for Social Needs Screening. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2019; 2019:552-561. Kocielnik R, Agapie E, Argyle A, Hsieh DT, Yadav K, Taira B, Hsieh G. PMID: 32308849; PMCID: PMC7153089.
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    12. Bringing value, balance and humanity to the emergency department: The Right Care Top 10 for emergency medicine. Emerg Med J. 2020 Apr; 37(4):240-245. Dorsett M, Cooper RJ, Taira BR, Wilkes E, Hoffman JR. PMID: 31874920.
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    13. Optimizing Our Clinical Practice for Health Equity: Recognizing the Social Drivers of Health That Affect Physician Behavior. Ann Emerg Med. 2019 11; 74(5S):S78-S81. Taira BR. PMID: 31655686.
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    14. Declared impact of the US President's statements and campaign statements on Latino populations' perceptions of safety and emergency care access. PLoS One. 2019; 14(10):e0222837. Rodriguez RM, Torres JR, Sun J, Alter H, Ornelas C, Cruz M, Fraimow-Wong L, Aleman A, Lovato LM, Wong A, Taira B. PMID: 31665147; PMCID: PMC6821049.
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    15. Building Immigration-Informed, Cross-Sector Coalitions: Findings from the Los Angeles County Health Equity for Immigrants Summit. Health Equity. 2019; 3(1):431-435. Saadi A, Cheffers ML, Taira B, Trotzky-Sirr R, Parmar P, Samra S, Morrison JL, Shah S, Schneberk T. PMID: 31448353; PMCID: PMC6707036.
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    16. Undocumented Patients in the Emergency Department: Challenges and Opportunities. West J Emerg Med. 2019 Aug 12; 20(5):791-798. Samra S, Taira BR, Pinheiro E, Trotzky-Sirr R, Schneberk T. PMID: 31539336; PMCID: PMC6754205.
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    17. Advancing the Biosocial Perspective in the Clinical Training Environment: Surmounting the Barriers and Constructing the Framework. Acad Med. 2019 08; 94(8):1094-1098. Taira BR, Hsieh D. PMID: 30801271.
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    18. Barriers to the Right to Health Among Patients of a Public Emergency Department After Implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Health Equity. 2019; 3(1):186-192. Samra S, Pelayo E, Richman M, McCollough M, Taira BR. PMID: 31065623; PMCID: PMC6503448.
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    19. Hospital and Health System-Level Interventions to Improve Care for Limited English Proficiency Patients: A Systematic Review. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2019 06; 45(6):446-458. Taira BR, Kim K, Mody N. PMID: 30910471.
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    20. Language assistance for limited English proficiency patients in a public ED: determining the unmet need. BMC Health Serv Res. 2019 Jan 22; 19(1):56. Taira BR, Orue A. PMID: 30670017; PMCID: PMC6343274.
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    21. Improving Communication With Patients With Limited English Proficiency. JAMA Intern Med. 2018 05 01; 178(5):605-606. Taira BR. PMID: 29554183.
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    22. The train the trainer model for the propagation of resuscitation knowledge in limited resource settings: A systematic review. Resuscitation. 2018 06; 127:1-7. Anderson CR, Taira BR. PMID: 29545135.
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    23. In reply. Ann Emerg Med. 2017 09; 70(3):437-438. Begaz T, Talan D, Taira BR. PMID: 28844270.
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    24. Differences in test ordering between nurse practitioners and attending emergency physicians when acting as Provider in Triage. Am J Emerg Med. 2017 Oct; 35(10):1426-1429. Begaz T, Elashoff D, Grogan TR, Talan D, Taira BR. PMID: 28455091.
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    25. Evaluation of a short intervention on screening for intimate partner violence in an ED. Am J Emerg Med. 2017 Jan; 35(1):171-173. Hammock A, Palermo T, Keogler R, Francois P, Schiavone F, Taira B. PMID: 27789103.
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    26. Initiating Diagnostic Studies on Patients With Abdominal Pain in the Waiting Room Decreases Time Spent in an Emergency Department Bed: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Ann Emerg Med. 2017 Mar; 69(3):298-307. Begaz T, Elashoff D, Grogan TR, Talan D, Taira BR. PMID: 27527398.
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    27. Impact of a novel, resource appropriate resuscitation curriculum on Nicaraguan resident physician's management of cardiac arrest. J Educ Eval Health Prof. 2016; 13:25. Taira BR, Orue A, Stapleton E, Lovato L, Vangala S, Tinoco LS, Morales O. PMID: 27378010; PMCID: PMC4914483.
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    28. Global health and emergency care: a resuscitation research agenda--part 1. Acad Emerg Med. 2013 Dec; 20(12):1289-96. Aufderheide TP, Nolan JP, Jacobs IG, van Belle G, Bobrow BJ, Marshall J, Finn J, Becker LB, Bottiger B, Cameron P, Drajer S, Jung JJ, Kloeck W, Koster RW, Huei-Ming Ma M, Shin SD, Sopko G, Taira BR, Timerman S, Eng Hock Ong M. PMID: 24341584.
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    29. Fibronectin peptides that bind PDGF-BB enhance survival of cells and tissue under stress. J Invest Dermatol. 2014 Apr; 134(4):1119-1127. Lin F, Zhu J, Tonnesen MG, Taira BR, McClain SA, Singer AJ, Clark RAF. PMID: 24126844; PMCID: PMC3961564.
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    30. Immediate burn excision fails to reduce injury progression. J Burn Care Res. 2013 May-Jun; 34(3):e153-60. Macri LK, Singer AJ, Taira BR, McClain SA, Rosenberg L, Clark RA. PMID: 23624996.
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    31. Primary versus secondary closure of cutaneous abscesses in the emergency department: a randomized controlled trial. Acad Emerg Med. 2013 Jan; 20(1):27-32. Singer AJ, Taira BR, Chale S, Bhat R, Kennedy D, Schmitz G. PMID: 23570475.
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    32. Public health interventions in the emergency department: one resident's perspective. Ann Emerg Med. 2013 Mar; 61(3):326-9. Taira BR. PMID: 23021346.
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    33. Annals of Emergency Medicine Journal Club. Biomarkers revisited: study design, validity, and STARD: Will S100-B affect computed tomography use in head injury patients?: Answers to the March 2012 Journal Club questions. Ann Emerg Med. 2012 Aug; 60(2):236-40. Taira BR, Schriger DL. PMID: 22818373.
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    34. Annals of Emergency Medicine Journal Club. Biomarkers revisited: study design, validity and STARD. Will S100-B impact computed tomography use in head injury patients? Ann Emerg Med. 2012 Mar; 59(3):221-2. Taira BR. PMID: 22340797.
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    35. Reepithelialization of mid-dermal porcine burns after rapid enzymatic debridement with Debrase®. J Burn Care Res. 2011 Nov-Dec; 32(6):647-53. Singer AJ, Taira BR, Anderson R, McClain SA, Rosenberg L. PMID: 21979853.
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    36. Controlled mild hypothermia prolongs survival in a rat model of large scald burns. Acad Emerg Med. 2011 Mar; 18(3):287-91. Singer AJ, Wang E, Taira BR, Steinhauff N, Rooney J, Zimmerman T. PMID: 21352400.
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    37. Predictors of sustaining burn injury: does the use of common prevention strategies matter? J Burn Care Res. 2011 Jan-Feb; 32(1):20-5. Taira BR, Cassara G, Meng H, Salama MN, Chohan J, Sandoval S, Singer AJ. PMID: 21127422.
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    38. Curcumin reduces injury progression in a rat comb burn model. J Burn Care Res. 2011 Jan-Feb; 32(1):135-42. Singer AJ, Taira BR, Lin F, Lim T, Anderson R, McClain SA, Clark RA. PMID: 21088615.
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    39. Physical fitness cannot be used to predict the likelihood of acute coronary syndromes in ED patients with chest pain. Am J Emerg Med. 2012 Jan; 30(1):57-60. Taira T, Taira BR, Chohan J, Dickinson D, Troxell RM, Thode HC, Singer AJ. PMID: 20971600.
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    40. The effects of rapid enzymatic debridement of deep partial-thickness burns with Debrase on wound reepithelialization in swine. J Burn Care Res. 2010 Sep-Oct; 31(5):795-802. Singer AJ, Taira BR, Anderson R, McClain SA, Rosenberg L. PMID: 20661148.
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    41. Does pressure matter in creating burns in a porcine model? J Burn Care Res. 2010 Jul-Aug; 31(4):646-51. Singer AJ, Taira BR, Anderson R, McClain SA, Rosenberg L. PMID: 20616654.
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    42. Heat or cold packs for neck and back strain: a randomized controlled trial of efficacy. Acad Emerg Med. 2010 May; 17(5):484-9. Garra G, Singer AJ, Leno R, Taira BR, Gupta N, Mathaikutty B, Thode HJ. PMID: 20536800.
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    43. Risk of venous thromboembolism in patients with borderline quantitative D-dimer levels. Am J Emerg Med. 2010 May; 28(4):450-3. Taira T, Taira BR, Carmen M, Chohan J, Singer AJ. PMID: 20466224.
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    44. The association between hypothermia, prehospital cooling, and mortality in burn victims. Acad Emerg Med. 2010 Apr; 17(4):456-9. Singer AJ, Taira BR, Thode HC, McCormack JE, Shapiro M, Aydin A, Lee C. PMID: 20370787.
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    45. Primary closure of cutaneous abscesses: a systematic review. Am J Emerg Med. 2011 May; 29(4):361-6. Singer AJ, Thode HC, Chale S, Taira BR, Lee C. PMID: 20825801.
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    46. Rapid and selective enzymatic debridement of porcine comb burns with bromelain-derived Debrase: acute-phase preservation of noninjured tissue and zone of stasis. J Burn Care Res. 2010 Mar-Apr; 31(2):304-9. Singer AJ, McClain SA, Taira BR, Rooney J, Steinhauff N, Rosenberg L. PMID: 20182376.
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    47. The provision of surgical care by international organizations in developing countries: a preliminary report. World J Surg. 2010 Mar; 34(3):397-402. McQueen KA, Hyder JA, Taira BR, Semer N, Burkle FM, Casey KM. PMID: 19685261.
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    48. Survey of emergency and surgical capacity in the conflict-affected regions of Sri Lanka. World J Surg. 2010 Mar; 34(3):428-32. Taira BR, Cherian MN, Yakandawala H, Kesavan R, Samarage SM, DeSilva M. PMID: 19847480.
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    49. Rates of compliance with first aid recommendations in burn patients. J Burn Care Res. 2010 Jan-Feb; 31(1):121-4. Taira BR, Singer AJ, Cassara G, Salama MN, Sandoval S. PMID: 20061846.
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    50. Validation of the Wong-Baker FACES Pain Rating Scale in pediatric emergency department patients. Acad Emerg Med. 2010 Jan; 17(1):50-4. Garra G, Singer AJ, Taira BR, Chohan J, Cardoz H, Chisena E, Thode HC. PMID: 20003121.
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    51. Antiretroviral-induced toxic epidermal necrolysis in a patient positive for human immunodeficiency virus. Clin Exp Dermatol. 2009 Dec; 34(8):e775-7. Pahk R, Azu MC, Taira BR, Sandoval S. PMID: 19778313.
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    52. Healing of mid-dermal burns in a diabetic porcine model. J Burn Care Res. 2009 Sep-Oct; 30(5):880-6. Singer AJ, Taira BR, McClain SA, Rooney J, Steinhauff N, Zimmerman T, Clark RA. PMID: 19692921.
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    53. A comparison of the palatability of flavored oral contrasts. Am J Emerg Med. 2009 Sep; 27(7):847-50. Arya R, Hansen A, Taira BR, Packy T, Singer AJ. PMID: 19683115.
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    54. The current management of skin tears. Am J Emerg Med. 2009 Jul; 27(6):729-33. Xu X, Lau K, Taira BR, Singer AJ. PMID: 19751631.
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    55. Ventilator-associated pneumonia in pediatric trauma patients. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2009 Jul; 10(4):491-4. Taira BR, Fenton KE, Lee TK, Meng H, McCormack JE, Huang E, Singer AJ, Scriven RJ, Shapiro MJ. PMID: 19451852.
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    56. Does "off-hours" admission affect burn patient outcome? Burns. 2009 Dec; 35(8):1092-6. Taira BR, Meng H, Goodman MS, Singer AJ. PMID: 19553021.
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    57. Rosiglitazone, a PPAR-gamma ligand, reduces burn progression in rats. J Burn Care Res. 2009 May-Jun; 30(3):499-504. Taira BR, Singer AJ, McClain SA, Lin F, Rooney J, Zimmerman T, Clark RA. PMID: 19349877.
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    58. Burden of surgical disease: does the literature reflect the scope of the international crisis? World J Surg. 2009 May; 33(5):893-8. Taira BR, Kelly McQueen KA, Burkle FM. PMID: 19290571.
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    59. Validation of a porcine comb burn model. Am J Emerg Med. 2009 Mar; 27(3):285-8. Singer AJ, McClain SA, Taira BR, Romanov A, Rooney J, Zimmerman T. PMID: 19328371.
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    60. National epidemiology of cutaneous abscesses: 1996 to 2005. Am J Emerg Med. 2009 Mar; 27(3):289-92. Taira BR, Singer AJ, Thode HC, Lee CC. PMID: 19328372.
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    61. An in-vivo study of the wound-bursting strengths of octyl-cyanoacrylate, butyl-cyanoacrylate, and surgical tape in rats. J Emerg Med. 2010 May; 38(4):546-51. Taira BR, Singer AJ, Rooney J, Steinhauff NT, Zimmerman T. PMID: 19181473.
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    62. Measurement of exhaled nitric oxide in the emergency department in patients with asthma. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2008 Nov; 26(4):899-904, vii. Aydin A, Taira B, Singer AJ. PMID: 19059089.
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    63. The effects of brain natriuretic peptide on scar formation in incisional rat wounds. Acad Emerg Med. 2008 Oct; 15(10):945-8. Taira BR, Singer AJ, McClain SA, Zimmerman T. PMID: 18795903.
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    64. Burns in the emergency department: a national perspective. J Emerg Med. 2010 Jul; 39(1):1-5. Taira BR, Singer AJ, Thode HC, Lee C. PMID: 18757160.
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    65. Does reported funding differ by gender in the surgical literature? Ann Surg. 2008 Jun; 247(6):1069-73. Taira BR, Jahnes K, Singer AJ, McLarty AJ. PMID: 18520237.
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    66. Apoptosis and necrosis in the ischemic zone adjacent to third degree burns. Acad Emerg Med. 2008 Jun; 15(6):549-54. Singer AJ, McClain SA, Taira BR, Guerriero JL, Zong W. PMID: 18616442.
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    67. Warm lidocaine/tetracaine patch versus placebo before pediatric intravenous cannulation: a randomized controlled trial. Ann Emerg Med. 2008 Jul; 52(1):41-7. Singer AJ, Taira BR, Chisena EN, Gupta N, Chipley J. PMID: 18395934.
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