Publications by authors named "Adam Rutenberg"

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Remote patient monitoring for ED discharges in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Emerg Med J 2021 Mar 20;38(3):229-231. Epub 2021 Jan 20.

Emergency Medicine, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC, USA.

COVID-19 has had a significant effect on healthcare resources worldwide, with our knowledge of the natural progression of the disease evolving for the individual patient. To allow for early detection of worsening clinical status, protect hospital capacity and provide extended access for vulnerable patients, our emergency department developed a remote patient monitoring programme for discharged patients with COVID-19. The programme uses a daily emailed secure link to a survey in which patients submit biometric and symptoms data for monitoring. Patients' meeting criteria are escalated to a physician for a phone or video visit. Here, we describe the development, implementation and preliminary analysis of utilisation of the programme.
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March 2021

An unusual cause of chest pain in a 33 year old male: neurofibromatosis.

Am J Emerg Med 2020 09 7;38(9):1963.e1-1963.e3. Epub 2020 May 7.

Department of Emergency Medicine, George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, 2120 "L" St. NW, Suite 450, Washington, DC 20037, United States of America.

Chest pain in low risk patients is a common ED presentation. Rarely, these patients can have life-threatening conditions requiring timely diagnosis and intervention. There are currently standardized protocols for diagnosing cardiac ischemia, pulmonary embolus, and aortic dissection in low risk patients. Even more rare entities such as esophageal perforation, hemo/pneumothorax, and cardiac tamponade must also be kept in mind. We present the case of chest pain in a 33 year old male reporting no significant past medical history who developed spontaneous massive hemothorax while being evaluated in the ED. Subsequent investigation revealed that the patient had neurofibromatosis; the etiology of aneurysmal rupture in neurofibromatosis is discussed.
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September 2020