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Ellen Weber, MD

Title(s)Professor, Emergency Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address533 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco CA 94117
Phone415-353-1109
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    University of California, San FranciscoResidency School of Medicine
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    UK Royal College of Emergency Medicine2014Honorary Fellow
    UCSF2018  - 2020Dickson Emeritus Award

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    Emergency Physician at UCSF with research interests in ED utilization, crowding, quality, triage, and information technology, as well as peer review publishing. Editor in Chief of the Emergency Medicine Journal. Affiliate faculty IHPS and IGHS. Visiting faculty at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Science.

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    1. Aetiologies and outcomes of patients with abdominal pain presenting to an emergency department of a tertiary hospital in Tanzania: a prospective cohort study. BMC Gastroenterol. 2020 Jun 05; 20(1):173. Mjema KM, Sawe HR, Kulola I, Mohamed AS, Sylvanus E, Mfinanga JA, Weber EJ. PMID: 32503438.
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    2. Perceptions of health providers towards the use of standardised trauma form in managing trauma patients: a qualitative study from Tanzania. Inj Epidemiol. 2020 May 01; 7(1):15. Sawe HR, Sirili N, Weber E, Coats TJ, Reynolds TA, Wallis LA. PMID: 32354375.
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    3. Trauma care and capture rate of variables of World Health Organisation data set for injury at regional hospitals in Tanzania: first steps to a national trauma registry. BMC Emerg Med. 2020 Apr 23; 20(1):29. Sawe HR, Reynolds TA, Weber EJ, Mfinanga JA, Coats TJ, Wallis LA. PMID: 32326896.
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    4. Global crisis: EM and EMJ respond. Emerg Med J. 2020 05; 37(5):250-251. Body R, Carlton E, Carley S, Dawood M, Leech C, Smith SS, Weber EJ. PMID: 32284316.
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    5. The utility of point of care serum lactate in predicting serious adverse outcomes among critically ill adult patients at urban emergency departments of tertiary hospitals in Tanzania. Trop Med Health. 2019; 47:61. Edward U, Sawe HR, Mfinanga JA, Ottaru TA, Kiremeji M, Kitapondya DN, Kaale DA, Iyullu A, Bret N, Weber EJ. PMID: 31889889.
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    6. Profile and outcome of patients with upper gastrointestinal bleeding presenting to urban emergency departments of tertiary hospitals in Tanzania. BMC Gastroenterol. 2019 Dec 10; 19(1):212. Rajan SS, Sawe HR, Iyullu AJ, Kaale DA, Olambo NA, Mfinanga JA, Weber EJ. PMID: 31823741.
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    7. An abstract lesson: Adopting the CONSORT-EA to improve the quality of reporting of emergency medicine research. Emerg Med J. 2019 Nov 06. Weber EJ, Body R. PMID: 31694856.
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    8. Publication bias begins at home. Emerg Med J. 2019 Sep; 36(9):518-519. Weber EJ. PMID: 31427471.
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    9. Non-traumatic chest pain in patients presenting to an urban emergency Department in sub Saharan Africa: a prospective cohort study in Tanzania. BMC Cardiovasc Disord. 2019 06 28; 19(1):158. Mohamed AS, Sawe HR, Muhanuzi B, Marombwa NR, Mjema K, Weber EJ. PMID: 31253098.
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    10. Our choices. Emerg Med J. 2019 Jun; 36(6):323. Weber EJ. PMID: 31182475.
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    11. Feasibility and yield of HIV screening among adult trauma patients presenting to an urban emergency department of a tertiary referral hospital in Tanzania. AIDS Res Ther. 2019 04 09; 16(1):8. Ramadhani J, Sawe HR, Kilindimo SS, Mfinanga JA, Weber EJ. PMID: 30967145.
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    12. Pre-referral stabilization and compliance with WHO guidelines for trauma care among adult patients referred to an urban emergency department of a tertiary referral hospital in Tanzania. BMC Emerg Med. 2019 02 28; 19(1):22. Lucumay NJ, Sawe HR, Mohamed A, Sylvanus E, George U, Mfinanga JA, Weber EJ. PMID: 30819092.
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    13. Respiratory compromise in children presenting to an urban emergency department of a tertiary hospital in Tanzania: a descriptive cohort study. BMC Emerg Med. 2019 02 28; 19(1):21. Muhanuzi B, Sawe HR, Kilindimo SS, Mfinanga JA, Weber EJ. PMID: 30819093.
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    14. Performance characteristics of a local triage tool and internationally validated tools among under-fives presenting to an urban emergency department in Tanzania. BMC Pediatr. 2019 02 01; 19(1):44. Marombwa NR, Sawe HR, George U, Kilindimo SS, Lucumay NJ, Mjema KM, Mfinanga JA, Weber EJ. PMID: 30709389.
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    15. Profile and outcome of patients with emergency complications of renal failure presenting to an urban emergency department of a tertiary hospital in Tanzania. BMC Emerg Med. 2019 01 22; 19(1):11. Sylvanus E, Sawe HR, Muhanuzi B, Mulesi E, Mfinanga JA, Weber EJ, Kilindimo S. PMID: 30669969.
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    16. Side effects of decision rules, or the law of unintended consequences. Emerg Med J. 2019 01; 36(1):2-3. Weber EJ, Carlton EW. PMID: 30361207.
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    17. Triage: making the simple complex? Emerg Med J. 2019 02; 36(2):64-65. Weber EJ. PMID: 30327414.
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    18. Why sample size estimates? Emerg Med J. 2018 Dec; 35(12):755-756. Weber EJ, Hoo ZH. PMID: 30154143.
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    19. Decreasing triage time: effects of implementing a step-wise ESI algorithm in an EHR. Int J Qual Health Care. 2018 Jun 01; 30(5):375-381. Villa S, Weber EJ, Polevoi S, Fee C, Maruoka A, Quon T. PMID: 29697806.
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    20. Comparing the Effect of Throughput and Output Factors on Emergency Department Crowding: A Retrospective Observational Cohort Study. Ann Emerg Med. 2018 10; 72(4):410-419. Doupe MB, Chateau D, Chochinov A, Weber E, Enns JE, Derksen S, Sarkar J, Schull M, Lobato de Faria R, Katz A, Soodeen RA. PMID: 29804715.
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    21. Are rising admission thresholds good medicine? Emerg Med J. 2017 12; 34(12):771-772. Boyle AA, Weber EJ. PMID: 29025863.
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    22. Global Abstracts. Emerg Med J. 2017 Oct; 34(10):692-693. Weber EJ. PMID: 28963382.
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    23. Finding value in 'inappropriate' visits: A new study demonstrates how variation in ED use for preventable visits can be used to detect problems with access to healthcare in our communities. Emerg Med J. 2018 02; 35(2):133-134. Weber EJ. PMID: 28705867.
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    24. Abstracts from international Emergency Medicine journals. Emerg Med J. 2017 Jul; 34(7):485-486. Weber EJ. PMID: 28652285.
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    25. Author's reply to Hill-Smith. BMJ. 2017 06 28; 357:j3035. Weber EJ. PMID: 28659347.
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    26. EMJ Global Highlights June 2017. Emerg Med J. 2017 Jun; 34(6):423-424. Weber EJ. PMID: 28539375.
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    27. Global emergency medicine highlights. Emerg Med J. 2017 May; 34(5):344-345. Weber EJ. PMID: 28428438.
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    28. The patient's dilemma: attending the emergency department with a minor illness. BMJ. 2017 04 27; 357:j1941. Weber EJ, Hirst E, Marsh M. PMID: 28450400.
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    29. Abstracts from international Emergency Medicine journals. Emerg Med J. 2017 Apr; 34(4):267. Weber EJ. PMID: 28341796.
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    30. Abstracts from international Emergency Medicine Journals. Emerg Med J. 2017 Mar; 34(3):193-194. Weber EJ. PMID: 28232632.
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    31. BMJ. The patient’s dilemma: attending the emergency department with a minor illness. 2017; 357:1941. Weber Ellen J, Hirst Enid, Marsh Margaret. The patient’s dilemma: attending the emergency department with a minor illness BMJ 2017; 357 :j1941.
    32. Correlation and crowding measures: the fundamental lesson behind complex statistics. Emerg Med J. 2016 May; 33(5):306. Weber EJ. PMID: 26739293.
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    33. The Impact of Clinical Decision Rules on Computed Tomography Use and Yield for Pulmonary Embolism: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Ann Emerg Med. 2016 06; 67(6):693-701.e3. Wang RC, Bent S, Weber E, Neilson J, Smith-Bindman R, Fahimi J. PMID: 26747217.
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    34. A new marketplace in Med Ed: innovation or just rebranding? Emerg Med J. 2015 Oct; 32(10):759. Weber EJ. PMID: 26261353.
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    35. Clinical pathway improves pediatrics asthma management in the emergency department and reduces admissions. J Asthma. 2015 Oct; 52(8):806-14. Bekmezian A, Fee C, Weber E. PMID: 25985707.
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    36. Practicing what we teach: in order to teach patient-centered care, we need to deliver it. Acad Med. 2015 Jan; 90(1):14-5. Weber EJ. PMID: 25271894.
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    37. A man walks into an ED…. Emerg Med J. 2014 Dec; 31(12):950. Weber EJ. PMID: 25376172.
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    38. Innovations to reduce demand and crowding in emergency care; a review study. Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med. 2014 Sep 11; 22:55. Mason S, Mountain G, Turner J, Arain M, Revue E, Weber EJ. PMID: 25212060.
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    39. Who is the journal for? Emerg Med J. 2014 Jan; 31(1):2. Weber EJ. PMID: 24367009.
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    40. Emergency department crowding and younger age are associated with delayed corticosteroid administration to children with acute asthma. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2013 Oct; 29(10):1075-81. Bekmezian A, Fee C, Bekmezian S, Maselli JH, Weber E. PMID: 24076611.
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    41. Implications of England's four-hour target for quality of care and resource use in the emergency department. Ann Emerg Med. 2012 Dec; 60(6):699-706. Weber EJ, Mason S, Freeman JV, Coster J. PMID: 23102917.
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    42. Pneumonia quality measures not associated with antibiotics for congestive heart failure patients. J Emerg Med. 2013 Mar; 44(3):577-84. Fee C, Johnson N, Torres H, Weber EJ. PMID: 23062597.
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    43. Solutions to emergency department 'boarding' and crowding are underused and may need to be legislated. Health Aff (Millwood). 2012 Aug; 31(8):1757-66. Rabin E, Kocher K, McClelland M, Pines J, Hwang U, Rathlev N, Asplin B, Trueger NS, Weber E. PMID: 22869654.
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    44. Half of older Americans seen in emergency department in last month of life; most admitted to hospital, and many die there. Health Aff (Millwood). 2012 Jun; 31(6):1277-85. Smith AK, McCarthy E, Weber E, Cenzer IS, Boscardin J, Fisher J, Covinsky K. PMID: 22665840.
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    45. Defining frequent use: the numbers no longer count. Ann Emerg Med. 2012 Jul; 60(1):33-4. Weber EJ. PMID: 22445101.
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    46. A research agenda to assure equity during periods of emergency department crowding. Acad Emerg Med. 2011 Dec; 18(12):1318-23. Hwang U, Weber EJ, Richardson LD, Sweet V, Todd K, Abraham G, Ankel F. PMID: 22168197.
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    47. International perspectives on emergency department crowding. Acad Emerg Med. 2011 Dec; 18(12):1358-70. Pines JM, Hilton JA, Weber EJ, Alkemade AJ, Al Shabanah H, Anderson PD, Bernhard M, Bertini A, Gries A, Ferrandiz S, Kumar VA, Harjola VP, Hogan B, Madsen B, Mason S, Ohlén G, Rainer T, Rathlev N, Revue E, Richardson D, Sattarian M, Schull MJ. PMID: 22168200.
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    48. Time patients spend in the emergency department: England's 4-hour rule-a case of hitting the target but missing the point? Ann Emerg Med. 2012 May; 59(5):341-9. Mason S, Weber EJ, Coster J, Freeman J, Locker T. PMID: 22088495.
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    49. Frequent users of emergency department services: gaps in knowledge and a proposed research agenda. Acad Emerg Med. 2011 Jun; 18(6):e64-9. Pines JM, Asplin BR, Kaji AH, Lowe RA, Magid DJ, Raven M, Weber EJ, Yealy DM. PMID: 21676051.
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    50. Mandatory triage does not identify high-acuity patients within recommended time frames. Ann Emerg Med. 2011 Aug; 58(2):137-42. Weber EJ, McAlpine I, Grimes B. PMID: 21514968.
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    51. Emergency department management of patients on warfarin therapy. Ann Emerg Med. 2011 Aug; 58(2):192-9. Meeker E, Dennehy CE, Weber EJ, Kayser SR. PMID: 21481971.
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    52. Effect of emergency department crowding on pneumonia admission care components. Am J Manag Care. 2011 Apr; 17(4):269-78. Fee C, Weber EJ, Bacchetti P, Maak CA. PMID: 21615197.
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    53. Emptying the corridors of shame: organizational lessons from England's 4-hour emergency throughput target. Ann Emerg Med. 2011 Feb; 57(2):79-88.e1. Weber EJ, Mason S, Carter A, Hew RL. PMID: 21251521.
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    54. The role of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine in the development of guidelines and performance measures. Acad Emerg Med. 2010 Nov; 17(11):e130-40. Pines JM, Fee C, Fermann GJ, Ferroggiaro AA, Irvin CB, Mazer M, Frank Peacock W, Schuur JD, Weber EJ, Pollack CV. PMID: 21175506.
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    55. Travel or traffic: either way, emergency service may be delayed. Ann Emerg Med. 2009 Aug; 54(2):270-1. Weber EJ. PMID: 19201063.
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    56. Are the uninsured responsible for the increase in emergency department visits in the United States? Ann Emerg Med. 2008 Aug; 52(2):108-15. Weber EJ, Showstack JA, Hunt KA, Colby DC, Grimes B, Bacchetti P, Callaham ML. PMID: 18407374.
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    57. Effect of emergency department crowding on time to antibiotics in patients admitted with community-acquired pneumonia. Ann Emerg Med. 2007 Nov; 50(5):501-9, 509.e1. Fee C, Weber EJ, Maak CA, Bacchetti P. PMID: 17913300.
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    58. When is a scarlet letter really a red badge of courage?: the paradox of percentage of pneumonia patients receiving antibiotics within 4 hours in accordance with JCAHO and CMS core measures. Ann Emerg Med. 2007 Aug; 50(2):205-6. Fee C, Weber EJ, Sharpe BA, Quon T. PMID: 17643863.
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    59. Identification of 90% of patients ultimately diagnosed with community-acquired pneumonia within four hours of emergency department arrival may not be feasible. Ann Emerg Med. 2007 May; 49(5):553-9. Fee C, Weber EJ. PMID: 17210202.
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    60. JCAHO/CMS core measures for community-acquired pneumonia. Ann Emerg Med. 2006 May; 47(5):505; author reply 506. Fee C, Weber E, Sharpe BA, Nguy M, Quon T, Bookwalter T. PMID: 16631994.
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    61. Characteristics of frequent users of emergency departments. Ann Emerg Med. 2006 Jul; 48(1):1-8. Hunt KA, Weber EJ, Showstack JA, Colby DC, Callaham ML. PMID: 16781914.
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    62. Does lack of a usual source of care or health insurance increase the likelihood of an emergency department visit? Results of a national population-based study. Ann Emerg Med. 2005 Jan; 45(1):4-12. Weber EJ, Showstack JA, Hunt KA, Colby DC, Callaham ML. PMID: 15635299.
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    63. SARS decision rule: who's a suspect? Ann Emerg Med. 2004 Aug; 44(2):180; author reply 180-1. Tan JH, Weber EJ. PMID: 15278992.
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    64. Early predictors of severe lower gastrointestinal bleeding and adverse outcomes: a prospective study. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2004 Jun; 2(6):485-90. Velayos FS, Williamson A, Sousa KH, Lung E, Bostrom A, Weber EJ, Ostroff JW, Terdiman JP. PMID: 15181617.
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    65. A prospective multicenter study of factors associated with hospital admission among adults with acute asthma. Am J Med. 2002 Oct 01; 113(5):371-8. Weber EJ, Silverman RA, Callaham ML, Pollack CV, Woodruff PG, Clark S, Camargo CA. PMID: 12401531.
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    66. Author perception of peer review: impact of review quality and acceptance on satisfaction. JAMA. 2002 Jun 05; 287(21):2790-3. Weber EJ, Katz PP, Waeckerle JF, Callaham ML. PMID: 12038913.
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    67. Journal prestige, publication bias, and other characteristics associated with citation of published studies in peer-reviewed journals. JAMA. 2002 Jun 05; 287(21):2847-50. Callaham M, Wears RL, Weber E. PMID: 12038930.
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    68. Effect of continuously nebulized ipratropium bromide plus albuterol on emergency department length of stay and hospital admission rates in patients with acute bronchospasm. A randomized, controlled trial. Chest. 1999 Apr; 115(4):937-44. Weber EJ, Levitt MA, Covington JK, Gambrioli E. PMID: 10208189.
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    69. Positive-outcome bias and other limitations in the outcome of research abstracts submitted to a scientific meeting. JAMA. 1998 Jul 15; 280(3):254-7. Callaham ML, Wears RL, Weber EJ, Barton C, Young G. PMID: 9676673.
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    70. Unpublished research from a medical specialty meeting: why investigators fail to publish. JAMA. 1998 Jul 15; 280(3):257-9. Weber EJ, Callaham ML, Wears RL, Barton C, Young G. PMID: 9676674.
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    71. Plantar puncture wounds: a survey to determine the incidence of infection. J Accid Emerg Med. 1996 Jul; 13(4):274-7. Weber EJ. PMID: 8832349.
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    72. Letter: First-aid treatment of poisoning. Br Med J. 1976 Jan 10; 1(6001):93. Raffle A, Gray J, MacDonald HR. PMID: 1136.
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    73. Digitoxin metabolism by rat liver microsomes. Biochem Pharmacol. 1975 Sep 01; 24(17):1639-41. Schmoldt A, Benthe HF, Haberland G. PMID: 10.
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    74. [Determination of lysozyme in blood serum by the method of diffusion in agar]. Zdravookhr Kirg. 1975 Sep-Oct; (5):42-4. Urazbakieva SV. PMID: 1941.
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