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Ron M. Walls, M.D.

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Biography
1984
Attending Staff Award, Outstanding Resident, Department of Emergency Medicine
1990
Speaker of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
1997
Outstanding Lecturer and Teacher, Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residents' Award
1998
Certificate of Appreciation, Emergency Medicine Residents' Association
2007
Outstanding Contribution in Education
2008
Hal Jayne Award for Academic Excellence
2008
Speaker of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Overview
Dr. Walls is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Brigham and Women’s Health Care (BWHC) and the Neskey Family Professor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School. BWHC is an academic medical center system affiliated with Harvard Medical School, comprising Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, two multi-specialty ambulatory care centers, and over 160 ambulatory physician practices. BWHC is a founding member of Partners Healthcare, Inc, the largest healthcare system and largest employer in Massachusetts. BWHC has over 18,000 employees and an annual operating budget of 2.8 billion dollars, including over $600 million in research funding.

An emergency medicine physician by training, Dr. Walls twice served as chair of academic departments of emergency medicine, most recently as chair of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine for more than two decades before assuming his current role on Jan. 1, 2015. As founding chair of the department of emergency medicine, Dr. Walls led a series of operational and clinical innovations as the department grew from approximately 38,000 visits with a faculty of fewer than 15 FTEs to more than 100,000 patient visits and 57 faculty members. Under Dr. Walls’ leadership, the department underwent an extensive renovation and complete redesign of clinical services, opened the first emergency department observation unit in Massachusetts, initiated the first emergency medicine residency training program at Harvard, developed the STRATUS Center for Medical Simulation, and opened a highly successful urgent care center. In 2009, a complete lean process redesign and a modest addition of clinical space reduced patient wait times from over 60 minutes to under 15 minutes, while propelling patient satisfaction scores to the 99th %-ile nationally. While chair, Dr. Walls formed three successful divisions, initiated four fellowship programs, and established a durable program for faculty professional development. He served the Brigham and Women’s Physician Organization, with over 1500 physicians from all specialties as chair of the finance committee and chair of the board.

Dr. Walls, a noted educator and scholar in emergency medicine with over 160 scientific publications, including 19 textbooks, and has received major awards from all three emergency medicine national societies. He also served as President of the Association of Academic Chairs of Emergency Medicine. A native Canadian, Dr. Walls attended medical school at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, and completed his residency training in Emergency Medicine at Denver General Hospital. He held faculty positions at George Washington University Medical Center, Vancouver General Hospital and the University of British Columbia, prior to joining BWH.
Although the challenges of his current position are different from those in Emergency Medicine, the sound leadership qualities Dr. Walls possesses—composure, foresight, inclusivity and strategic and operational expertise—continue to serve the hospital well as he executes a broader strategic vision across the institution. As executive vice president and chief operating officer, Dr. Walls is responsible for BWHC’s day-to-day operations and, along with BWHC President, Dr. Elizabeth Nabel, guides both short and long term strategy to position the system for success well into the future.

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  1. Walls RM, Gingles B. Benefits of Industry Partners to Bedside Procedural Training. Acad Med. 2018 Sep; 93(9):1265-1266. PMID: 30153163.
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  2. Hayden EM, Pallin DJ, Wilcox SR, Gordon JA, Carlson JN, Walls RM, Brown CA. Emergency Department Adult Fiberoptic Intubations: Incidence, Indications, and Implications for Training. Acad Emerg Med. 2018 Apr 27. PMID: 29701889.
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  3. Pallin DJ, Dwyer RC, Walls RM, Brown CA. Techniques and Trends, Success Rates, and Adverse Events in Emergency Department Pediatric Intubations: A Report From the National Emergency Airway Registry. Ann Emerg Med. 2016 05; 67(5):610-615.e1. PMID: 26921968.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  4. Carlson JN, Crofts J, Walls RM, Brown CA. Direct Versus Video Laryngoscopy for Intubating Adult Patients with Gastrointestinal Bleeding. West J Emerg Med. 2015 Dec; 16(7):1052-6. PMID: 26759653; PMCID: PMC4703156.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  5. Goralnick E, Walls R. An active shooter in our hospital. Lancet. 2015 May 02; 385(9979):1728. PMID: 25943938.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  6. Tarquinio KM, Howell JD, Montgomery V, Turner DA, Hsing DD, Parker MM, Brown CA, Walls RM, Nadkarni VM, Nishisaki A. Current medication practice and tracheal intubation safety outcomes from a prospective multicenter observational cohort study. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2015 Mar; 16(3):210-8. PMID: 25581629.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. Brown CA, Pallin DJ, Walls RM. Video laryngoscopy and intubation safety: the view is becoming clear. Crit Care Med. 2015 Mar; 43(3):717-8. PMID: 25700064.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  8. Brown CA, Bair AE, Pallin DJ, Walls RM. Techniques, success, and adverse events of emergency department adult intubations. Ann Emerg Med. 2015 Apr; 65(4):363-370.e1. PMID: 25533140.
    Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. Raja AS, Ip IK, Sodickson AD, Walls RM, Seltzer SE, Kosowsky JM, Khorasani R. Radiology utilization in the emergency department: trends of the past 2 decades. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2014 Aug; 203(2):355-60. PMID: 25055271; PMCID: PMC4726976.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. Brown CA, Cox K, Hurwitz S, Walls RM. 4,871 Emergency airway encounters by air medical providers: a report of the air transport emergency airway management (NEAR VI: "A-TEAM") project. West J Emerg Med. 2014 Mar; 15(2):188-93. PMID: 24672610; PMCID: PMC3966436.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  11. Chong ID, Sandefur BJ, Rimmelin DE, Arbelaez C, Brown CA, Walls RM, Pallin DJ. Long-acting neuromuscular paralysis without concurrent sedation in emergency care. Am J Emerg Med. 2014 May; 32(5):452-6. PMID: 24650718.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. Tollefsen WW, Brown CA, Cox KL, Walls RM. Two hundred sixty pediatric emergency airway encounters by air transport personnel: a report of the air transport emergency airway management (NEAR VI: "A-TEAM") project. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2013 Sep; 29(9):963-8. PMID: 23974713.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  13. Walls RM, Zinner MJ. The Boston Marathon response: why did it work so well? JAMA. 2013 Jun 19; 309(23):2441-2. PMID: 23632605.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  14. Nishisaki A, Turner DA, Brown CA, Walls RM, Nadkarni VM. A National Emergency Airway Registry for children: landscape of tracheal intubation in 15 PICUs. Crit Care Med. 2013 Mar; 41(3):874-85. PMID: 23328260.
    Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  15. Sanders RC, Giuliano JS, Sullivan JE, Brown CA, Walls RM, Nadkarni V, Nishisaki A. Level of trainee and tracheal intubation outcomes. Pediatrics. 2013 Mar; 131(3):e821-8. PMID: 23400606.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. Yule SJ, Walls RM. Advanced life support training: does online learning translate to real-world performance? Ann Intern Med. 2012 Jul 03; 157(1):69-70. PMID: 22751764.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  17. Nishisaki A, Donoghue AJ, Colborn S, Watson C, Meyer A, Niles D, Bishnoi R, Hales R, Hutchins L, Helfaer MA, Brown CA, Walls RM, Nadkarni VM, Boulet JR. Development of an instrument for a primary airway provider's performance with an ICU multidisciplinary team in pediatric respiratory failure using simulation. Respir Care. 2012 Jul; 57(7):1121-8. PMID: 22273157.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  18. Nishisaki A, Ferry S, Colborn S, DeFalco C, Dominguez T, Brown CA, Helfaer MA, Berg RA, Walls RM, Nadkarni VM. Characterization of tracheal intubation process of care and safety outcomes in a tertiary pediatric intensive care unit. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2012 Jan; 13(1):e5-10. PMID: 21057359.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  19. Hasegawa K, Hagiwara Y, Chiba T, Watase H, Walls RM, Brown DF, Brown CA. Emergency airway management in Japan: Interim analysis of a multi-center prospective observational study. Resuscitation. 2012 Apr; 83(4):428-33. PMID: 22155701.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  20. Nishisaki A, Nguyen J, Colborn S, Watson C, Niles D, Hales R, Devale S, Bishnoi R, Nadkarni LD, Donoghue AJ, Meyer A, Brown CA, Helfaer MA, Boulet J, Berg RA, Walls RM, Nadkarni VM. Evaluation of multidisciplinary simulation training on clinical performance and team behavior during tracheal intubation procedures in a pediatric intensive care unit. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2011 Jul; 12(4):406-14. PMID: 20935588.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  21. Schuur JD, Raja AS, Walls RM. CMS selects an invalid imaging measure: déjà vu all over again. Ann Emerg Med. 2011 Jun; 57(6):704-5. PMID: 21621099.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  22. Nishisaki A, Marwaha N, Kasinathan V, Brust P, Brown CA, Berg RA, Walls RM, Tsarouhas N, Nadkarni VM. Airway management in pediatric patients at referring hospitals compared to a receiving tertiary pediatric ICU. Resuscitation. 2011 Apr; 82(4):386-90. PMID: 21227561.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  23. Raja AS, Walls RM, Schuur JD. Decreasing use of high-cost imaging: the danger of utilization-based performance measures. Ann Emerg Med. 2010 Dec; 56(6):597-9. PMID: 21111248.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  24. Walls RM, Brown CA, Bair AE, Pallin DJ. Emergency airway management: a multi-center report of 8937 emergency department intubations. J Emerg Med. 2011 Oct; 41(4):347-54. PMID: 20434289.
    Citations: 38     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  25. Bair AE, Olmsted K, Brown CA, Barker T, Pallin D, Walls RM. Assessment of the storz video Macintosh laryngoscope for use in difficult airways: A human simulator study. Acad Emerg Med. 2010 Oct; 17(10):1134-7. PMID: 21064263.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  26. Nishisaki A, Donoghue AJ, Colborn S, Watson C, Meyer A, Brown CA, Helfaer MA, Walls RM, Nadkarni VM. Effect of just-in-time simulation training on tracheal intubation procedure safety in the pediatric intensive care unit. Anesthesiology. 2010 Jul; 113(1):214-23. PMID: 20526179.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  27. Takayesu JK, Nadel ES, Bhatia K, Walls RM. Incorporating simulation into a residency curriculum. CJEM. 2010 Jul; 12(4):349-53. PMID: 20650029.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  28. Pallin DJ, Walls RM. The safety of single-dose etomidate. Intensive Care Med. 2010 Jul; 36(7):1268; author reply 1269-70. PMID: 20405278.
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  29. Brown CA, Bair AE, Pallin DJ, Laurin EG, Walls RM. Improved glottic exposure with the Video Macintosh Laryngoscope in adult emergency department tracheal intubations. Ann Emerg Med. 2010 Aug; 56(2):83-8. PMID: 20202720.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  30. Walls RM, Samuels-Kalow M, Perkins A. A new maneuver for endotracheal tube insertion during difficult GlideScope intubation. J Emerg Med. 2010 Jul; 39(1):86-8. PMID: 20097502.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  31. Mallon WK, Keim SM, Shoenberger JM, Walls RM. Rocuronium vs. succinylcholine in the emergency department: a critical appraisal. J Emerg Med. 2009 Aug; 37(2):183-8. PMID: 19097730.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  32. Walensky RP, Arbelaez C, Reichmann WM, Walls RM, Katz JN, Block BL, Dooley M, Hetland A, Kimmel S, Solomon JD, Losina E. Revising expectations from rapid HIV tests in the emergency department. Ann Intern Med. 2008 Aug 05; 149(3):153-60. PMID: 18678842; PMCID: PMC3260470.
    Citations: 30     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  33. Walls RM, Murphy MF. Clinical controversies: etomidate as an induction agent for endotracheal intubation in patients with sepsis: continue to use etomidate for intubation of patients with septic shock. Ann Emerg Med. 2008 Jul; 52(1):13-4. PMID: 18565378.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  34. Nee PA, Benger J, Walls RM. Airway management. Emerg Med J. 2008 Feb; 25(2):98-102. PMID: 18212147.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  35. Davis MA, Landesman R, Tadmor B, Hopmeier M, Shenhar G, Barker T, Pozner CN, Binstadt ES, Nelson S, Look R, Shubina M, Walls RM. Initial test of emergency procedure performance in temporary negative pressure isolation by using simulation technologies. Ann Emerg Med. 2008 Apr; 51(4):420-5, 425.e1-5. PMID: 17719690.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  36. Kabrhel C, Thomsen TW, Setnik GS, Walls RM. Videos in clinical medicine. Orotracheal intubation. N Engl J Med. 2007 Apr 26; 356(17):e15. PMID: 17460222.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  37. Binstadt ES, Walls RM, White BA, Nadel ES, Takayesu JK, Barker TD, Nelson SJ, Pozner CN. A comprehensive medical simulation education curriculum for emergency medicine residents. Ann Emerg Med. 2007 Apr; 49(4):495-504, 504.e1-11. PMID: 17161502.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  38. 5. Shewakramani S, Brown CA, Walls RM [abstract]. Airway Management in Head Injury: A Report on 1,128 Intubations from the National Emergency Airway Registry (III). Acad Emerg Med. 2006; 13(51):S164.
  39. Sagarin MJ, Barton ED, Chng YM, Walls RM. Airway management by US and Canadian emergency medicine residents: a multicenter analysis of more than 6,000 endotracheal intubation attempts. Ann Emerg Med. 2005 Oct; 46(4):328-36. PMID: 16187466.
    Citations: 53     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  40. Walls RM, Resnick J. The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services community-acquired pneumonia initiative: what went wrong? Ann Emerg Med. 2005 Nov; 46(5):409-11. PMID: 16271669.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  41. Walls RM, Birnbaumer D. Half-dose recombinant tissue plasminogen activator plus abciximab for stroke. Acad Emerg Med. 2004 Dec; 11(12):1368; author reply 1368-9. PMID: 15576532.
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  42. 4. Collins JJ, Brown CA, Walls RM [abstract]. Surgical Airways in Emergency Department Patients: A Report of 75 Cases from the National Emergency Airway Registry (II). Acad Emerg Med. 2004; 11(5):522-523.
  43. 3. Brown CA, Walls RM [abstract]. National Emergency Airway Registry (NEAR III): An Initial Report of 3,342 Emergency Department Intubations. Acad Emerg Med. 2004; 11(5):491.
  44. Sivilotti ML, Filbin MR, Murray HE, Slasor P, Walls RM. Does the sedative agent facilitate emergency rapid sequence intubation? Acad Emerg Med. 2003 Jun; 10(6):612-20. PMID: 12782521.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  45. Gurr DE, Walls RM. Anti-coagulation and spontaneous retropharyngeal hematoma. J Emerg Med. 2003 May; 24(4):469-70. PMID: 12745054.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  46. Sagarin MJ, Barton ED, Sakles JC, Vissers RJ, Chiang V, Walls RM. Underdosing of midazolam in emergency endotracheal intubation. Acad Emerg Med. 2003 Apr; 10(4):329-38. PMID: 12670846.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  47. 2. Sagarin MJ, Barton ED, Chng YM, Walls RM, on behalf of the NEAR Investigators [abstract]. Emergency Medicine Residents’ Skill Development in Airway Management: Analysis of 8367 Intubation Attempts. Acad Emerg Med. 2003; 10(5):467.
  48. Sagarin MJ, Chiang V, Sakles JC, Barton ED, Wolfe RE, Vissers RJ, Walls RM. Rapid sequence intubation for pediatric emergency airway management. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2002 Dec; 18(6):417-23. PMID: 12488834.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  49. Bair AE, Filbin MR, Kulkarni RG, Walls RM. The failed intubation attempt in the emergency department: analysis of prevalence, rescue techniques, and personnel. J Emerg Med. 2002 Aug; 23(2):131-40. PMID: 12359280.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  50. Morrow DA, Antman EM, Sayah A, Schuhwerk KC, Giugliano RP, deLemos JA, Waller M, Cohen SA, Rosenberg DG, Cutler SS, McCabe CH, Walls RM, Braunwald E. Evaluation of the time saved by prehospital initiation of reteplase for ST-elevation myocardial infarction: results of The Early Retavase-Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (ER-TIMI) 19 trial. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2002 Jul 03; 40(1):71-7. PMID: 12103258.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  51. Clancy M, Halford S, Walls R, Murphy M. In patients with head injuries who undergo rapid sequence intubation using succinylcholine, does pretreatment with a competitive neuromuscular blocking agent improve outcome? A literature review. Emerg Med J. 2001 Sep; 18(5):373-5. PMID: 11559609; PMCID: PMC1725690.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  52. Murphy MF, Walls RM. Endotracheal tube introducer. Ann Emerg Med. 2001 Mar; 37(3):361-2. PMID: 11223785.
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  53. Sagarin MJ, Vissers RJ, Gurr DE, Walls RM. Endotracheal tube introducer. Ann Emerg Med. 2001 Mar; 37(3):361; author reply 362. PMID: 11223784.
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  54. Walls R. Dr. Richard Wuerz's Emergency Severity Index. Acad Emerg Med. 2001 Feb; 8(2):183-4. PMID: 11157296.
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  55. 1. Morrow DA, Antman EM, Sayah AJ, Schuhwerk KC, Waller M, McCabe CH, Walls RM, Braunwald E [abstract]. Should your hospital consider a pre-hospital thrombolysis program? Observations from ER-TIMI 19. Circulation. 2001; 104(II):726.
  56. Cannon CP, Sayah AJ, Walls RM. ER TIMI-19: testing the reality of prehospital thrombolysis. J Emerg Med. 2000 Oct; 19(3 Suppl):21S-25S. PMID: 11050380.
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  57. Walls RM. Introduction J Emerg Med. 2000 Oct; 19(3 Suppl):S1-2. PMID: 11050377.
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  58. Walls RM, Pollack CV. Successful cricothyrotomy after thrombolytic therapy for acute myocardial infarction: a report of two cases. Ann Emerg Med. 2000 Feb; 35(2):188-91. PMID: 10650237.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic HealthCTClinical Trials
  59. Cannon CP, Sayah AJ, Walls RM. Prehospital thrombolysis: an idea whose time has come. Clin Cardiol. 1999 Aug; 22(8 Suppl):IV10-9. PMID: 10492849.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  60. Walls RM, Barton ED. Airway research. Acad Emerg Med. 1999 Aug; 6(8):866-8. PMID: 10463567.
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  61. Polanczyk CA, Lee TH, Cook EF, Walls R, Wybenga D, Johnson PA. Value of additional two-hour myoglobin for the diagnosis of myocardial infarction in the emergency department. Am J Cardiol. 1999 Feb 15; 83(4):525-9. PMID: 10073855.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  62. 18. Kulkarni RG, Gurr DE, Walls RM, on behalf of the NEAR Investigators, Pollack CV Jr, Sakles J [abstract]. Trauma airway management in the emergency department: a comparison of first-pass success rate, indications, and cricothyrotomy by specialty. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 1999; 34(4 (Pt 2)):S14-15.
  63. 19. Weissman A, Gutman MG, Sagarin MJ, Walls RM [abstract]. National Emergency Airway Registry (NEAR) showed Midazolam significantly lowers blood pressure compared to etomidate when used for tracheal intubations. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 1999; 34:S86.
  64. 16. Chiang VW, Sagarin MJ, Walls RM [abstract]. Endotracheal intubation in a pediatric emergency department – which specialist has the skills to manage the airway?. Pediatric Research. 1999; 45(4 (Pt 2)):80A.
  65. 17. Gurr DE, Kulkarni RG, Walls RM, Pollack CV Jr, Sakles J [abstract]. Trauma airway management in the emergency department – indications, methods, and success rates. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 1999; 34:S1-2.
  66. 20. Walls RM, Barton ED, McAfee AT, on behalf of the NEAR 97 Investigators [abstract]. . 2,392 Emergency department intubations: first report of the ongoing National Emergency Airway Registry Study (NEAR 97). Annals of Emergency Medicine. 1999; 34:S14.
  67. Cannon CP, Johnson EB, Cermignani M, Scirica BM, Sagarin MJ, Walls RM. Emergency department thrombolysis critical pathway reduces door-to-drug times in acute myocardial infarction. Clin Cardiol. 1999 Jan; 22(1):17-20. PMID: 9929749.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  68. Walls RM, Sagarin MJ. Status epilepticus. N Engl J Med. 1998 Aug 06; 339(6):409. PMID: 9696662.
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  69. Hardy KG, Gann LP, Tennal KB, Walls R, Hiller FC, Anderson PJ. Sensitivity of aerosol bolus behavior to methacholine-induced bronchoconstriction. Chest. 1998 Aug; 114(2):404-10. PMID: 9726722.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  70. Sagarin MJ, Cannon CP, Cermignani MS, Scirica BM, Walls RM. Delay in thrombolysis administration: causes of extended door-to-drug times and the asymptote effect. J Emerg Med. 1998 Jul-Aug; 16(4):557-65. PMID: 9696170.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  71. Polanczyk CA, Lee TH, Cook EF, Walls R, Wybenga D, Printy-Klein G, Ludwig L, Guldbrandsen G, Johnson PA. Cardiac troponin I as a predictor of major cardiac events in emergency department patients with acute chest pain. J Am Coll Cardiol. 1998 Jul; 32(1):8-14. PMID: 9669242.
    Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  72. Silbergleit R, Walls RM. The trauma airway: whose responsibility? Anesth Analg. 1998 May; 86(5):1146-7. PMID: 9585317.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  73. Polanczyk CA, Johnson PA, Hartley LH, Walls RM, Shaykevich S, Lee TH. Clinical correlates and prognostic significance of early negative exercise tolerance test in patients with acute chest pain seen in the hospital emergency department. Am J Cardiol. 1998 Feb 01; 81(3):288-92. PMID: 9468069.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  74. Walls RM. Management of the difficult airway in the trauma patient. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 1998 Feb; 16(1):45-61. PMID: 9496314.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  75. 8. Sagarin MJ, Vissers RJ, Horak MJ, Barton ED, Wolfe RE, Walls RM, on behalf of NEAR Investigators [abstract]. . Elder bias in the use of neuromuscular blockade in emergency endotracheal intubation. Academic Emergency Medicine. 1998; 5:410.
  76. 11. Vissers RJ, Barton ED, Sagarin MJ, Wolfe RE, Walls RM, on behalf of NEAR Investigators [abstract]. . Success and complication rates of rapid-sequence intubation in 1,200 emergency intubations. Academic Emergency Medicine. 1998; 5:481.
  77. 9. Barton ED, Sagarin MJ, Vissers RJ, Medina C, Wolfe RE, Walls RM, on behalf of NEAR Investigators [abstract]. Airway management in academic emergency departments: Intubation procedures by specialty and level of training. Academic Emergency Medicine. 1998; 5:432.
  78. 6. Sagarin MJ, Wolfe RE, Barton ED, Vissers RJ, Walls RM, on behalf of NEAR Investigators [abstract]. Rapid-sequence intubation for pediatric emergency airway management. Academic Emergency Medicine. 1998; 5:384.
  79. 10. Barton ED, Shapiro N, Sakles JC, Sagarin MJ, Vissers RJ, Walls RM, on behalf of NEAR Investigators [abstract]. Emergency department intubation of trauma patients. Academic Emergency Medicine. 1998; 5:457.
  80. 15. Richards CF, Barton ED, Walls, RM, on behalf of the NEAR Investigators [abstract]. . Lidocaine Use During Intubation: Is It Used for ICP Prophylaxis?. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 1998; 32(3 Suppl 2):S12-S13.
  81. 7. Walls RM, Vissers RJ, Sagarin MJ, Sakles JC, Berntein S, Barton ED, Wolfe RE [abstract]. 1,288 Emergency Department intubations – Final report of the National Emergency Airway Registry pilot project. Academic Emergency Medicine. 1998; 5:393.
  82. 14. Barton ED, Strote J, Vissers RJ, Walls, RM, on behalf of the Near Investigators [abstract]. Is Obesity a Predictor of a Difficult Intubation?. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 1998; 32(3 Suppl 2):S13-S14.
  83. 12. Sagarin MJ, Barton ED, Vissers RJ, Walls RM, on behalf of NEAR Investigators [abstract]. Underdosing of Midazolam in emergency endotracheal intubation. Academic Emergency Medicine. 1998; 5:482.
  84. 13. Walls RM, Sagarin MJ, Vissers RJ, Sakles JC, Bernstein S, Barton ED, Wolfe RE [abstract]. Confirmation of endotracheal tube placement - analysis of 1,288 emergency department intubations. Academic Emergency Medicine. 1998; 5:482.
  85. Nichol G, Walls R, Goldman L, Pearson S, Hartley LH, Antman E, Stockman M, Teich JM, Cannon CP, Johnson PA, Kuntz KM, Lee TH. A critical pathway for management of patients with acute chest pain who are at low risk for myocardial ischemia: recommendations and potential impact. Ann Intern Med. 1997 Dec 01; 127(11):996-1005. PMID: 9412306.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  86. Walls RM, McCarthy JF. Latex allergy and the environment. Acad Emerg Med. 1997 Sep; 4(9):931-2. PMID: 9305441.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  87. Nadel ES, Brown DF, Walls RM. Sudden deterioration in an elderly trauma patient. J Emerg Med. 1997 May-Jun; 15(3):367-70. PMID: 9258788.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  88. Walls RM. Blind nasotracheal intubation in the presence of facial trauma--is it safe? J Emerg Med. 1997 Mar-Apr; 15(2):243-4. PMID: 9144068.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  89. 4. Walls RM, Bernstein S, Chiang V, Pollack C, Sakles JC, Vissers RJ, White SJ, Wolfe RE [abstract]. Complication rate of emergency department intubations: First report of the National Emergency Airway Registry (NEAR). Academic Emergency Medicine. 1997; 4(5):488.
  90. 3. Vissers RJ, Dagnone J, Abu-Laban RB, Walls RM [abstract]. Serum amylase offers no additional benefit to serum lipase in the emergency department diagnosis of acute pancreatitis. Academic Emergency Medicine. 1997; 4:396.
  91. 5. Vissers RJ, Horak MJ, Sagarin MJ, Wolfe RE, Walls RM, on behalf of NEAR Investigators [abstract]. . Elder bias in the use of neuromuscular blockade in emergency intubation. National Emergency Airway Registry (NEAR). Academic Emergency Medicine. 1997; 4:507.
  92. Grunfeld A, Ho K, Walls R. The Internet: what's all the fuss about? J Emerg Med. 1996 Nov-Dec; 14(6):769-70. PMID: 8970004.
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  93. Walls R, Thibault A, Liu L, Wood C, Kozlowski JM, Figg WD, Sampson ML, Elin RJ, Samid D. The differentiating agent phenylacetate increases prostate-specific antigen production by prostate cancer cells. Prostate. 1996 Sep; 29(3):177-82. PMID: 8827086.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  94. Walls RM. Rapid-sequence intubation comes of age. Ann Emerg Med. 1996 Jul; 28(1):79-81. PMID: 8669744.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  95. Walls RM. Lidocaine and rapid sequence intubation. Ann Emerg Med. 1996 Apr; 27(4):528-9. PMID: 8604877.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  96. Walls RM, Cannon CP, Teich J. Thrombolysis "door-to-drug" interval. Acad Emerg Med. 1996 Mar; 3(3):285; author reply 286-7. PMID: 8673790.
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  97. 2. Subramanian AK, McAfee AT, Wolfe RE, Getzinger JP, Walls RM [abstract]. World Wide Web and Communication Among Emergency Departments. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 1996; 27:816.
  98. Abu-Laban RB, Ho K, Walls RM. Acute mesenteric ischemia in a middle-aged patient: case report and discussion. J Emerg Med. 1995 Nov-Dec; 13(6):857-61. PMID: 8747645.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  99. Cannon CP, Walls RM. Waiting for Godot: use of chemical markers in the emergency department evaluation of chest pain. J Emerg Med. 1995 Jul-Aug; 13(4):533-5. PMID: 7594376.
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  100. Walls RM. Histamine H1 antagonists. N Engl J Med. 1994 Oct 13; 331(15):1019; author reply 1020. PMID: 7916124.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  101. Walls RM. Emergency department follow-up of emergency conditions: why not? J Emerg Med. 1994 Sep-Oct; 12(5):689-90. PMID: 7989698.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  102. Walls RM. Doing it right the first time--updating advanced life support in rural Canada. J Emerg Med. 1994 Jan-Feb; 12(1):74-5. PMID: 8163812.
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  103. Cannon CP, Antman EM, Walls R, Braunwald E. Time as an Adjunctive Agent to Thrombolytic Therapy. J Thromb Thrombolysis. 1994; 1(1):27-34. PMID: 10603508.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    
  104. 1. Schneider RE, Craig SA, Colucciello SA, Marx JA, Walls RM, Gilbert R [abstract]. Airway management: A model curriculum for emergency medicine resident education. Academic Emergency Medicine. 1994; 2:A106.
  105. Walls RM, Wolfe R, Rosen P. Fools rush in? Airway management in penetrating neck trauma. J Emerg Med. 1993 Jul-Aug; 11(4):479-80. PMID: 8228112.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  106. Walls RM. Rapid-sequence intubation in head trauma. Ann Emerg Med. 1993 Jun; 22(6):1008-13. PMID: 8503520.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  107. Walls RM. Rapid-sequence intubation of head trauma patients. Ann Emerg Med. 1993 Jun; 22(6):1071-2. PMID: 8503530.
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  108. Walls RM. Airway management. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 1993 Feb; 11(1):53-60. PMID: 8432255.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  109. Walls RM. The incredible rightness of being. J Emerg Med. 1993 Jan-Feb; 11(1):91-2. PMID: 8445191.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  110. Walls R. The emperor's new airway. J Emerg Med. 1992 Jul-Aug; 10(4):489-90. PMID: 1430988.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  111. Walls RM. Airway management in the blunt trauma patient: how important is the cervical spine? Can J Surg. 1992 Feb; 35(1):27-30. PMID: 1739895.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  112. Barish RA, Walls R, Browne B, Tso E, Groleau G, Whye D. The importance of an annual report. J Emerg Med. 1991 May-Jun; 9(3):167-73. PMID: 2050978.
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  113. Walls RM. The combative trauma patient: a paradigm of trauma leadership. J Emerg Med. 1991 Jan-Apr; 9(1-2):67-8. PMID: 2045651.
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  114. Harrison DW, Walls RM. "Cotton fever": a benign febrile syndrome in intravenous drug abusers. J Emerg Med. 1990 Mar-Apr; 8(2):135-9. PMID: 2362114.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  115. Harrison DW, Walls RM. Blindness following minor head trauma in children: a report of two cases with a review of the literature. J Emerg Med. 1990 Jan-Feb; 8(1):21-4. PMID: 2191027.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  116. Walls RM. Fatal, prolonged foreign body aspiration. Am J Emerg Med. 1989 Nov; 7(6):669-70. PMID: 2803365.
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  117. Walls RM. Fatal, prolonged foreign body aspiration. Am J Emerg Med. 1989 Jul; 7(4):456. PMID: 2735999.
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  118. Kolber MA, Walls RM, Hinners ML, Singer DS. Evidence of increased class I MHC expression on human peripheral blood lymphocytes during acute ethanol intoxication. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 1988 Dec; 12(6):820-3. PMID: 3064644.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  119. Walls RM. Cricothyroidotomy. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 1988 Nov; 6(4):725-36. PMID: 3056708.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  120. Smith MS, Walls RM. Acute myocardial infarction. The clock is ticking... J Emerg Med. 1988 Sep-Oct; 6(5):423-4. PMID: 3225453.
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  121. Read RC, Schaefer R, North N, Walls R. Diameter, cell type, and survival in stage I primary non-small-cell lung cancer. Arch Surg. 1988 Apr; 123(4):446-9. PMID: 2831849.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  122. Walls RM. Prehospital pacemakers: are they playing our tune? J Emerg Med. 1987 Jul-Aug; 5(4):337-8. PMID: 3624841.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  123. Murphy MF, Walls RM. Paralyzed by paralysis. J Emerg Med. 1987 May-Jun; 5(3):243-4. PMID: 3429817.
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  124. Walls RM. Orotracheal intubation and potential cervical spine injury. Ann Emerg Med. 1987 Mar; 16(3):373-4. PMID: 3813179.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  125. Rosenthal RE, Smith J, Walls RM, Chen H, Kline PP, Shesser RF, Smith MS. Stab wounds to the abdomen: failure of blunt probing to predict peritoneal penetration. Ann Emerg Med. 1987 Feb; 16(2):172-4. PMID: 3800091.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  126. Drake TR, Walls RM, Marx JA. Case report: Brown-Séquard's syndrome associated with histiocytic lymphoma. J Emerg Med. 1987; 5(1):1-4. PMID: 3295009.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  127. Shesser R, Smith M, Adams S, Walls R, Paxton M. The effectiveness of an organized emergency department follow-up system. Ann Emerg Med. 1986 Aug; 15(8):911-5. PMID: 3740576.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  128. Kline P, Shesser R, Smith M, Turbiak T, Rosenthal R, Chen H, Walls R. Comparison of a videotape instructional program with a traditional lecture series for medical student emergency medicine teaching. Ann Emerg Med. 1986 Jan; 15(1):16-8. PMID: 3942351.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    
  129. Dittrich KL, Walls RM. Hyperkalemia: ECG manifestations and clinical considerations. J Emerg Med. 1986; 4(6):449-55. PMID: 3559133.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  130. Scott JL, Walls RM. QT interval prolongation. J Emerg Med. 1985; 3(3):221-5. PMID: 2869081.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  131. Shesser R, Smith M, Kline P, Turbiak T, Rosenthal R, Walls R, Chen H. A student emergency medicine clerkship that uses new information technologies. J Emerg Med. 1985; 2(6):455-61. PMID: 4086784.
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  132. Mabey BE, Walls RM. Acute pericarditis. J Emerg Med. 1985; 3(6):457-67. PMID: 3837046.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  133. Walls RM, Murphy MF. Left bundle branch block. J Emerg Med. 1985; 2(3):191-4. PMID: 3833920.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  134. Walls RM, Rosen P. Traumatic dislocation of the knee. J Emerg Med. 1984; 1(6):527-31. PMID: 6444146.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  135. Walls RM, Jorden RC, Moore EE, Marx JA. Case report: common femoral artery occlusion following blunt trauma in a child. J Emerg Med. 1984; 1(4):307-10. PMID: 6501843.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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