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Theodore Benzer, M.D., Ph.D.


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  1. Sonis JD, Benzer TI, Black L, Filbin MR, Hayes BD, Hibbert KA, Kraus C, Raja AS, Temin E, Vareschi M, White BA, Wilcox SR, Aaronson EL. Utilization of a multidisciplinary emergency department sepsis huddle to reduce time to antibiotics and improve SEP-1 compliance. Am J Emerg Med. 2020 11; 38(11):2400-2404. PMID: 33041123.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  2. Donovan AL, Aaronson EL, Black L, Fisher SA, Bird SA, Benzer T, Temin ES. Keeping Patients at Risk for Self-Harm Safe in the Emergency Department: A Protocolized Approach. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2020 Aug 28. PMID: 32962905.
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  3. Sonis JD, Black L, Baugh J, Benzer TI, Hayes BD, Raja AS, White BA, Wilcox SR, Yun BJ, Aaronson EL. Leveraging existing quality improvement communication strategies during the COVID-19 crisis. Am J Emerg Med. 2020 07; 38(7):1523-1524. PMID: 32312576.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  4. Aaronson EL, Brown D, Benzer T, Natsui S, Mort E. Incident Reporting in Emergency Medicine: A Thematic Analysis of Events. J Patient Saf. 2019 12; 15(4):e60-e63. PMID: 28650384.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  5. Weilburg JB, Wong HJ, Sistrom CL, Benzer TI, Taylor JB, Rockett H, Neagle M, Herman JB. Behavioral Health Factors as Predictors of Emergency Department Use in the High-Risk, High-Cost Medicare Population. Psychiatr Serv. 2018 12 01; 69(12):1230-1237. PMID: 30256183.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  6. Aaronson EL, White BA, Black L, Brown DF, Benzer T, Castagna A, Raja AS, Sonis J, Mort E. Training to Improve Communication Quality: An Efficient Interdisciplinary Experience for Emergency Department Clinicians. Am J Med Qual. 2019 May/Jun; 34(3):260-265. PMID: 30235933.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. Glover M, Gottumukkala RV, Sanchez Y, Yun BJ, Benzer TI, White BA, Prabhakar AM, Raja AS. Appropriateness of Extremity Magnetic Resonance Imaging Examinations in an Academic Emergency Department Observation Unit. West J Emerg Med. 2018 May; 19(3):467-473. PMID: 29760842.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  8. Aaronson E, Borczuk P, Benzer T, Mort E, Temin E. 72h returns: A trigger tool for diagnostic error. Am J Emerg Med. 2018 Mar; 36(3):359-361. PMID: 28811211.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. Sánchez Y, Yun BJ, Prabhakar AM, Glover M, White BA, Benzer TI, Raja AS. Magnetic Resonance Imaging Utilization in an Emergency Department Observation Unit. West J Emerg Med. 2017 Aug; 18(5):780-784. PMID: 28874928.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. Aaronson E, Benzer T, Borczuk P. Seventy-Two-Hour Returns Are Not Useful in Identifying Emergency Department Patients With a Concerning Intra-Abdominal Process. J Emerg Med. 2016 Apr; 50(4):560-6. PMID: 27016953.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  11. Benzer TI, Nejad SH, Flood JG. Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Case 40-2013. A 36-year-old man with agitation and paranoia. N Engl J Med. 2013 Dec 26; 369(26):2536-45. PMID: 24369079.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. Wong HJ, Sistrom CL, Benzer TI, Halpern EF, Morra DJ, Gazelle GS, Ferris TG, Weilburg JB. Use of imaging in the emergency department: physicians have limited effect on variation. Radiology. 2013 Sep; 268(3):779-89. PMID: 23801769.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  13. Lee-Lewandrowski E, Nichols J, Van Cott E, Grisson R, Louissaint A, Benzer T, Lewandrowski K. Implementation of a rapid whole blood D-dimer test in the emergency department of an urban academic medical center: impact on ED length of stay and ancillary test utilization. Am J Clin Pathol. 2009 Sep; 132(3):326-31. PMID: 19687307.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  14. Tannous B. Lee-Lewandrowski E. Sharples C. Brugge W. Bigatello L. Thompson T. Benzer T. Lewandrowski K. . Comparison of conventional guaiac to four immunochemical methods for fecal occult blood testing: implications for clinical practice in hospital and outpatient settings. . Clinica Chimica Acta. 2009; 400 (1-2):120-2.
  15. Tannous B, Lee-Lewandrowski E, Sharples C, Brugge W, Bigatello L, Thompson T, Benzer T, Lewandrowski K. Comparison of conventional guaiac to four immunochemical methods for fecal occult blood testing: implications for clinical practice in hospital and outpatient settings. Clin Chim Acta. 2009 Feb; 400(1-2):120-2. PMID: 19000907.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. Theodore I. Benzer. Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome. 2008.
  17. Theodore I Benzer. Toxicity, Tetrodotoxin. 2008.
  18. Lewandrowski K, Flood J, Finn C, Tannous B, Farris AB, Benzer TI, Lee-Lewandrowski E. Implementation of point-of-care rapid urine testing for drugs of abuse in the emergency department of an academic medical center: impact on test utilization and ED length of stay. Am J Clin Pathol. 2008 May; 129(5):796-801. PMID: 18426741.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  19. Theodore I. Benzer Co-authors Scott Cameron, Christopher Russi. Toxicity, Gamma hydroyxbutyrate. 2006.
  20. Tracy Farkas, MD; Theodore I. Benzer, MD, PHD. Toxicity, Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor. 2005.
  21. Nelson B, Isselbacker E, Benzer T. Thoracic Aneurysms. 2005.
  22. Brown DF, Benzer TI, Nadel ES. An unusual cause of acute myocardial infarction. J Emerg Med. 2003 Nov; 25(4):439-44. PMID: 14654186.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  23. Lee-Lewandrowski E, Corboy D, Lewandrowski K, Sinclair J, McDermot S, Benzer TI. Implementation of a point-of-care satellite laboratory in the emergency department of an academic medical center. Impact on test turnaround time and patient emergency department length of stay. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2003 Apr; 127(4):456-60. PMID: 12683874.
    Citations: 41     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  24. Lewandrowski E, Lewandrowski K, Corboy D, Freimanis M, Guarente J, McDermot S, Sinclair J, Soltzberg B, Benzer T. Decreased Laboratory Test Turnaround Time After Introduction of a Point of Care Testing Program. Presented at the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine. 2001.
  25. Krol l, Benzer T. Multisystem Autoimmune Disease. The Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine. 2001.
  26. Halm EA, Atlas SJ, Borowsky LH, Benzer TI, Metlay JP, Chang YC, Singer DE. Understanding physician adherence with a pneumonia practice guideline: effects of patient, system, and physician factors. Arch Intern Med. 2000 Jan 10; 160(1):98-104. PMID: 10632310.
    Citations: 44     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  27. Halm EA, Atlas SJ, Borowsky LH, Benzer TI, Singer DE. Change in physician knowledge and attitudes after implementation of a pneumonia practice guideline. J Gen Intern Med. 1999 Nov; 14(11):688-94. PMID: 10571717.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  28. Atlas SJ, Benzer TI, Borowsky LH, Chang Y, Burnham DC, Metlay JP, Halm EA, Singer DE. Safely increasing the proportion of patients with community-acquired pneumonia treated as outpatients: an interventional trial. Arch Intern Med. 1998 Jun 22; 158(12):1350-6. PMID: 9645830.
    Citations: 35     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  29. Benzer T, Atlas S, Borowsky L, Burnham D, Chang Y,Singer D. . Identifying Low Risk Patients with Community Acquired Pneumonia Seen in the ED. Presented at the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine. 1997.
  30. Atlas S, Benzer, T, Borowsky L, Chang Y, Burnham D, Metlay J, Halm E, Singer D. Implementing a Risk Based Algorithm to Guide the Hospitalization Decision in Community-acquired Pneumonia. Presented at the American College of Chest Pysicians. 1997.
  31. Benzer T, Leonard K, Raymond F. Evaluating Bodily Fluids. Emergency Diagnostic Testing. 1995.
  32. Flomenbaum N, Benzer T. Prehospital and Interhospital Principles. Goldfrank's Toxicologic Emergencies. 1994.
  33. Benzer T, Flomenbaum N. Prehospital and Interhospital Care of the Poisoned or Overdosed Patient. Principles and Practices of Emergency Medicine. 1992.
  34. Theodore I. Benzer. Identification and Partial Characterization of the Tetrodotoxin Binding Component from Long-nosed Garfish and Electric Eel. 1974.
  35. Benzer TI, Raftery MA. Solubilization and partial characterization of the tetrodotoxin binding component from nerve axons. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1973 Apr 16; 51(4):939-44. PMID: 4703563.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  36. Benzer TI, Raftery MA. Partial characterization of a tetrodotoxin-binding component from nerve membrane. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1972 Dec; 69(12):3634-7. PMID: 4509325.
    Citations: 30     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
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