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Christopher Kabrhel, M.D.

TitleAssociate Professor of Surgery
InstitutionMassachusetts General Hospital
DepartmentSurgery
AddressMassachusetts General Hospital
Emergency Medicine-Zero Emerson-3B
55 Fruit St
Boston MA 02114
Phone617/732-8070

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  1. Kline JA, Hernandez J, Hogg MM, Jones AE, Courtney DM, Kabrhel C, Nordenholz KE, Diercks DB, Rondina MT, Klinger JR. Rationale and methodology for a multicentre randomised trial of fibrinolysis for pulmonary embolism that includes quality of life outcomes. Emerg Med Australas. 2013 Dec; 25(6):515-26.
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  2. Kabrhel C, Jaff MR, Channick RN, Baker JN, Rosenfield K. A multidisciplinary pulmonary embolism response team. Chest. 2013 Nov 1; 144(5):1738-9.
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  3. Kabrhel C. Pretest probability assessment combined with point-of-care D-dimer testing allows primary care physicians to rule out pulmonary embolism. Evid Based Med. 2013 Oct; 18(5):187-8.
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  4. Venkatesh A, Kline JA, Kabrhel C. Computed tomography in the emergency department setting-reply. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Jan 28; 173(2):167-8.
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  5. Andruchow JE, Schuur JD, Raja AS, Kabrhel C. Don't forget the 99%. Ann Emerg Med. 2012 Aug; 60(2):242-3; author reply 243-4.
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  6. Venkatesh AK, Kline JA, Courtney DM, Camargo CA, Plewa MC, Nordenholz KE, Moore CL, Richman PB, Smithline HA, Beam DM, Kabrhel C. Evaluation of pulmonary embolism in the emergency department and consistency with a national quality measure: quantifying the opportunity for improvement. Arch Intern Med. 2012 Jul 9; 172(13):1028-32.
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  7. Kline JA, Marchick MR, Kabrhel C, Courtney DM. Prospective study of the frequency and outcomes of patients with suspected pulmonary embolism administered heparin prior to confirmatory imaging. Thromb Res. 2012 Apr; 129(4):e25-8.
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  8. Varraso R, Kabrhel C, Goldhaber SZ, Rimm EB, Camargo CA. Prospective study of diet and venous thromboembolism in US women and men. Am J Epidemiol. 2012 Jan 15; 175(2):114-26.
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  9. Kabrhel C, Varraso R, Goldhaber SZ, Rimm E, Camargo CA. Physical inactivity and idiopathic pulmonary embolism in women: prospective study. BMJ. 2011; 343:d3867.
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  10. Hariharan P, Takayesu JK, Kabrhel C. Association between the Pulmonary Embolism Severity Index (PESI) and short-term clinical deterioration. Thromb Haemost. 2011 Apr; 105(4):706-11.
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  11. Kabrhel C, Sacco W, Liu S, Hariharan P. Outcomes considered most important by emergency physicians when determining disposition of patients with pulmonary embolism. Int J Emerg Med. 2010; 3(4):239-64.
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  12. Wolpin BM, Kabrhel C, Varraso R, Kraft P, Rimm EB, Goldhaber SZ, Camargo CA, Fuchs CS. Prospective study of ABO blood type and the risk of pulmonary embolism in two large cohort studies. Thromb Haemost. 2010 Nov; 104(5):962-71.
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  13. Hariharan P, Kabrhel C. Sensitivity of erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein for the exclusion of septic arthritis in emergency department patients. J Emerg Med. 2011 Apr; 40(4):428-31.
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  14. Kabrhel C, Mark Courtney D, Camargo CA, Plewa MC, Nordenholz KE, Moore CL, Richman PB, Smithline HA, Beam DM, Kline JA. Factors associated with positive D-dimer results in patients evaluated for pulmonary embolism. Acad Emerg Med. 2010 Jun; 17(6):589-97.
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  15. Courtney DM, Kline JA, Kabrhel C, Moore CL, Smithline HA, Nordenholz KE, Richman PB, Plewa MC. Clinical features from the history and physical examination that predict the presence or absence of pulmonary embolism in symptomatic emergency department patients: results of a prospective, multicenter study. Ann Emerg Med. 2010 Apr; 55(4):307-315.e1.
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  16. Marchick MR, Courtney DM, Kabrhel C, Nordenholz KE, Plewa MC, Richman PB, Smithline HA, Kline JA. 12-lead ECG findings of pulmonary hypertension occur more frequently in emergency department patients with pulmonary embolism than in patients without pulmonary embolism. Ann Emerg Med. 2010 Apr; 55(4):331-5.
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  17. Kabrhel C, Varraso R, Goldhaber SZ, Rimm EB, Camargo CA. Prospective study of BMI and the risk of pulmonary embolism in women. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2009 Nov; 17(11):2040-6.
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  18. Kabrhel C, Mark Courtney D, Camargo CA, Moore CL, Richman PB, Plewa MC, Nordenholtz KE, Smithline HA, Beam DM, Brown MD, Kline JA. Potential impact of adjusting the threshold of the quantitative D-dimer based on pretest probability of acute pulmonary embolism. Acad Emerg Med. 2009 Apr; 16(4):325-32.
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  19. Beam DM, Courtney DM, Kabrhel C, Moore CL, Richman PB, Kline JA. Risk of thromboembolism varies, depending on category of immobility in outpatients. Ann Emerg Med. 2009 Aug; 54(2):147-52.
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  20. Goldstein JN, Fazen LE, Wendell L, Chang Y, Rost NS, Snider R, Schwab K, Chanderraj R, Kabrhel C, Kinnecom C, Fitzmaurice E, Smith EE, Greenberg SM, Rosand J. Risk of thromboembolism following acute intracerebral hemorrhage. Neurocrit Care. 2009; 10(1):28-34.
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  21. Kabrhel C. Outcomes of high pretest probability patients undergoing d-dimer testing for pulmonary embolism: a pilot study. J Emerg Med. 2008 Nov; 35(4):373-7.
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  22. Kline JA, Courtney DM, Kabrhel C, Moore CL, Smithline HA, Plewa MC, Richman PB, O'Neil BJ, Nordenholz K. Prospective multicenter evaluation of the pulmonary embolism rule-out criteria. J Thromb Haemost. 2008 May; 6(5):772-80.
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  23. Rivera ML, Donnelly J, Parry BA, Dinizio A, Johnson CL, Kline JA, Kabrhel C. Prospective, randomized evaluation of a personal digital assistant-based research tool in the emergency department. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2008; 8:3.
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  24. Kabrhel C, Thomsen TW, Setnik GS, Walls RM. Videos in clinical medicine. Orotracheal intubation. N Engl J Med. 2007 Apr 26; 356(17):e15.
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  25. Kabrhel C, Matts C, McNamara M, Katz J, Ptak T. A highly sensitive ELISA D-dimer increases testing but not diagnosis of pulmonary embolism. Acad Emerg Med. 2006 May; 13(5):519-24.
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  26. Kabrhel C, McAfee AT, Goldhaber SZ. The probability of pulmonary embolism is a function of the diagnoses considered most likely before testing. Acad Emerg Med. 2006 Apr; 13(4):471-4.
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  27. Kabrhel C, McAfee AT, Goldhaber SZ. The Probability of Pulmonary Embolism is a Function of the Diagnoses Considered Most Likely Prior to Testing. Acad Emerg Med (in press). 2006.
  28. Macias WL, Kabrhel C, Nadel ES, Brown DF. Pleuritic chest pain and exertional dyspnea. J Emerg Med. 2005 Nov; 29(4):467-73.
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  29. Kabrhel C, McAfee AT, Goldhaber SZ. The contribution of the subjective component of the Canadian Pulmonary Embolism Score to the overall score in emergency department patients. Acad Emerg Med. 2005 Oct; 12(10):915-20.
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  30. Kabrhel C, Camargo CA, Goldhaber SZ. Clinical gestalt and the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism: does experience matter? Chest. 2005 May; 127(5):1627-30.
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  31. Kline JA, Novobilski AJ, Kabrhel C, Richman PB, Courtney DM. Derivation and validation of a Bayesian network to predict pretest probability of venous thromboembolism. Ann Emerg Med. 2005 Mar; 45(3):282-90.
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  32. Kabrhel C, Liu S, Takayesu JK, Thomas SH. Creation of an online collection of emergency medicine literature. Acad Emerg Med. 2005 Feb; 12(2):173-5.
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  33. Manini AF, Kabrhel C, Thomsen TW. Acute myocardial infarction after over-the-counter use of pseudoephedrine. Ann Emerg Med. 2005 Feb; 45(2):213-6.
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  34. Bledsoe GH, Dey CC, Kabrhel C, VanRooyen MJ. Current status of International Emergency Medicine fellowships in the United States. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2005 Jan-Feb; 20(1):32-5.
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  35. Kline JA, Mitchell AM, Kabrhel C, Richman PB, Courtney DM. Clinical criteria to prevent unnecessary diagnostic testing in emergency department patients with suspected pulmonary embolism. J Thromb Haemost. 2004 Aug; 2(8):1247-55.
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  36. Ramirez-Cardich ME, Saito M, Gilman RH, Escate LE, Strouse JJ, Kabrhel C, Johnson C, Galchen R, Bautista CT. Effect of maternal anemia at high altitude on infant hematocrit and oxygenation. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2004 Apr; 70(4):420-4.
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  37. Kabrhel C, Peak D. Small Bowl Obstruction. Introduction to Emergency Medicine. 2004.
  38. Christopher Kabrhel. Pulmonary Embolism. Just the Facts - Emergency Medicine. 2004.
  39. Christopher Kabrhel. Pulmonary Embolism. Manual of Emergency Medicine. 2004; 156-159.
  40. Christopher Kabrhel. Nontraumatic Peripheral Vascular Disorders. Manual of Emergency Medicine. 2004; 166-171.
  41. Christopher Kabrhel. Nontraumatic Peripheral Vascular Disorders. Just the Facts - Emergency Medicine. 2004.
  42. Kabrhel C. Pulmonary Embolism. Critical Decisions in Emergency Medicine. 2003; 18(4):1-10.
  43. Kabrhel C, Thomas S. The Introduction of a Rapid ELISA D-Dimer Increases Emergency Department Testing With No Effect on the Diagnosis of Pulmonary Embolism . ACEP Research Forum. 2003; 42(4, part 2).
  44. Kabrhel C, Binder W. Clinical pearls: a 37-year-old man with a rash... Acad Emerg Med. 2003 Jul; 10(7):776-9.
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  45. Kabrhel C, McAfee AT, Goldhaber SZ. Prospective Validation of the Canadian Pulmonary Embolism Score with subjective pre-test probability and d-dimer testing. SAEM Scientific Assembly. 2003; 10(5).
  46. A rapid ELISA d-dimer is sensitive and has an extremely high negative predictive value for acute pulmonary embolism in high-risk ED patients. The Frequency of Pulmonary Embolism Depends on the Suspected Diagnosis. SAEM Scientific Assembly. 2003; 10(5).
  47. Kabrhel C, McAfee AT, Goldhaber SZ. A rapid ELISA d-dimer is sensitive and has an extremely high negative predictive value for acute pulmonary embolism in high-risk ED patients. SAEM Scientific Assembly. 2003; 10(5).
  48. Kabrhel C. D-Dimer Analysis in the Emergency Department Evaluation of Pulmonary Embolism. Early Diagnosis of Sepsis and DIC and the Role of D-Dimer in the Diagnosis or Exclusion of Venous Thromboembolism (VTE). 2002.
  49. Kabrhel C. EM_LIT. 2002.
  50. Kabrhel C. Ondasetron. Clinical Toxicology Review. 2002.
  51. NR Levick, M Solaiyappan, J Gentry, C Kabrhel, J Grabowski. Modalities for Constructing 3d Models of Head and Neck Anthropometry, Spinal Cord and Vertebral Structures of Infants to Adolescents - For Application to Crash Test Dummy Design. Biomechanics Research and Development - 8 Papers from the "Biomechanics" sessions at the 2001 SAE World Congress. 2001; (SP-1577 ).
  52. Levick N, Solaiyappan M, Gentry J, Kabrhel C, Grabowski J . Modeling of the pediatric head and neck across developmental stages: anthropometry and related internal morphology based on linear, surface contour and volumetric measurements. SIMTech 2001. 2001.
  53. Levick N, Solaiyappan M, Gentry J, Kabrhel C, Grabowski J . Modeling of the pediatric head and neck shape and form: anthropometry based on linear, surface contour and volumetric measurements. Digital Human Modeling Symposium. 2001.
  54. Levick N, Solaiyappan M, Gentry J, Kabrhel C, Grabowski J . Cervical spine collars for kids: One size fits who?. EMSC Childhood Emergencies Congress. 1999.
  55. Levick N, Solaiyappan M, Gentry J, Kabrhel C, Grabowski J . Comparison of 3 modalities for defining infant to adolescent pediatric head and neck dimensions, with correlation to spinal cord and vertebral structures – for enhancing pediatric crash test dummy design. Society of Automotive Engineers - World Congress, Detroit, Michigan. 1999.
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