Breena Rachel Taira

Title(s)Associate Professor of Clinical , Emergency Medicine
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    1. 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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    2. 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 Mar 22. Taira BR, Kim H, Prodigue KT, Gutierrez-Palominos L, Aleman A, Steinberg L, Tchakalian G, Yadav K, Tucker-Seeley R. PMID: 35315955.
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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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    11. 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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    12. 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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    13. 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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    14. 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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    15. 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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    16. 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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    17. 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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    18. 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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    19. 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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    20. 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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    21. In reply. Ann Emerg Med. 2017 09; 70(3):437-438. Begaz T, Talan D, Taira BR. PMID: 28844270.
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    22. 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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    23. 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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    24. 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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    25. 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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    26. 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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    27. 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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    28. 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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    29. 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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    30. 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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    31. 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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    32. 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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    33. 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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    34. 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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    35. 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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    36. 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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    37. 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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    38. 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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    39. 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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    40. 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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    41. 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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    42. 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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    43. 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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    44. 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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    45. 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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    46. 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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    47. 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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    48. 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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    49. 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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    50. 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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    51. 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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    52. 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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    53. 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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    54. 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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    55. 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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    56. 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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    57. 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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    58. 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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    59. 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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    60. 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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    61. 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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    62. 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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    63. 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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    64. 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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    65. 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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