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Michael Darracq

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of California San Francisco
DepartmentDean's Office
Address1001 Potrero Ave
San Francisco CA 94110
Phone559-499-6440
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    Michael Darracq, MD, MPH
    Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

    Michael A. Darracq, M.D., MPH, is board certified in Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology.

    He earned his medical degree from University of California, Davis. At UC Davis, he also completed his residency in Emergency Medicine. His fellowship in Medical Toxicology was completed at University of California, San Diego. He earned his Master of Public Health at American Military University.

    His professional interests are Emergency Medicine, Critical Care, Medical Toxicology, and Wilderness/Austere Medicine.

    From 2004 to 2011, Dr. Darracq served in the United States Navy. His position was Staff Emergency Physician and Core Faculty at the Naval Medical Center San Diego Emergency Medicine Residency. Then he was a part of the Forward Deployment in Afghanistan in 2008 to 2009 as a Emergency Medicine Mentor, Afghan National Army.

    His awards include:
    •Researcher of the Year: Department of Emergency Medicine, UCSF-Fresno 2014, 2017
    •Faculty of the Year: Department of Emergency Medicine, UCSF-Fresno 2014, 2015
    •Faculty of the Year: UCSF-Fresno Housestaff, 2015
    •Faculty of the Year: Department of Emergency Medicine, Naval Medical Center, San Diego: 2008

    Dr. Darracq is fluent in Spanish.


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    1. Darracq MA, Armenian P, Comes J, Thornton S. Medical toxicology education in US emergency medicine residencies. Am J Emerg Med. 2018 Mar 03. PMID: 29530357.
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    2. Riccoboni ST, Darracq MA. Does the U Stand for Useless? The Urine Drug Screen and Emergency Department Psychiatric Patients. J Emerg Med. 2018 Feb 27. PMID: 29500048.
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    3. Armenian P, Darracq M, Gevorkyan J, Clark S, Kaye B, Brandehoff NP. Intoxication from the novel synthetic cannabinoids AB-PINACA and ADB-PINACA: A case series and review of the literature. Neuropharmacology. 2017 Oct 14. PMID: 29037744.
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    4. Darracq MA, Heppner J, Lee H, Armenian P. Backyard Pool Party: Not Your Typical Sunburn. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2017 Jun; 33(6):440-442. PMID: 28570364.
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    5. Ramirez R, Stalcup P, Croft B, Darracq MA. Haloperidol undermining gastroparesis symptoms (HUGS) in the emergency department. Am J Emerg Med. 2017 Aug; 35(8):1118-1120. PMID: 28320545.
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    6. Tallman CI, Darracq M, Young M. Analysis of intraosseous blood samples using an EPOC point of care analyzer during resuscitation. Am J Emerg Med. 2017 Mar; 35(3):499-501. PMID: 27998615.
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    7. Burger J, Capobianco M, Lovern R, Boche B, Ross E, Darracq MA, McLay R. A Double-Blinded, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Sub-Dissociative Dose Ketamine Pilot Study in the Treatment of Acute Depression and Suicidality in a Military Emergency Department Setting. Mil Med. 2016 10; 181(10):1195-1199. PMID: 27753551.
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    8. Darracq MA, Thornton SL, Minns AB, Gerona RR. A Case of 3,4-Dimethoxyamphetamine (3,4-DMA) and 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) Toxicity with Possible Metabolic Interaction. J Psychoactive Drugs. 2016 Nov-Dec; 48(5):351-354. PMID: 27636207.
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    9. Bauer S, Darracq MA. Salicylate toxicity in the absence of anion gap metabolic acidosis. Am J Emerg Med. 2016 Jul; 34(7):1328.e1-3. PMID: 26774991.
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    10. Darracq MA, Cullen J, Rentmeester L, Cantrell FL, Ly BT. Orbeez: the magic water absorbing bead--risk of pediatric bowel obstruction? Pediatr Emerg Care. 2015 Jun; 31(6):416-8. PMID: 25474093.
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    11. Darracq MA, Cantrell FL, Klauk B, Thornton SL. A chance to cut is not always a chance to cure- fasciotomy in the treatment of rattlesnake envenomation: A retrospective poison center study. Toxicon. 2015 Jul; 101:23-6. PMID: 25935457.
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    12. Deaton T, Auten JD, Darracq MA. Nebulized fentanyl vs intravenous morphine for ED patients with acute abdominal pain: a randomized double-blinded, placebo-controlled clinical trial. Am J Emerg Med. 2015 Jun; 33(6):791-5. PMID: 25840767.
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    13. Ross EM, Darracq MA. Complementary and Alternative Medicine practices in military personnel and families presenting to a military emergency department. Mil Med. 2015 Mar; 180(3):350-4. PMID: 25735028.
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    14. Schneir A, Ly BT, Casagrande K, Darracq M, Offerman SR, Thornton S, Smollin C, Vohra R, Rangun C, Tomaszewski C, Gerona RR. Comprehensive analysis of "bath salts" purchased from California stores and the internet. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2014 Aug; 52(7):651-8. PMID: 25089721.
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    15. Darracq MA, Young M. Novel anticoagulants should NOT be recommended for high-risk activity. Wilderness Environ Med. 2014 Sep; 25(3):359-60. PMID: 24731831.
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    16. Zanoni S, Carstairs S, Darracq MA. Altered mental status due to pruno intoxication. J Emerg Med. 2014 Jun; 46(6):767-8. PMID: 24680101.
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    17. Thornton SL, Darracq M, Lo J, Cantrell FL. Castor bean seed ingestions: a state-wide poison control system's experience. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2014 Apr; 52(4):265-8. PMID: 24579983.
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    18. Darracq MA, Clark RF, Jacoby I, Vilke GM, DeMers G, Cantrell FL. Disaster preparedness of poison control centers in the USA: a 15-year follow-up study. J Med Toxicol. 2014 Mar; 10(1):19-25. PMID: 23842905; PMCID: PMC3951635.
    19. Darracq MA, Toy JM, Chen T, Mo C, Cantrell FL. A retrospective review of isolated gliptin-exposure cases reported to a state poison control system. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2014 Mar; 52(3):226-30. PMID: 24580063.
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    20. Lo JC, Darracq MA, Clark RF. A review of methylene blue treatment for cardiovascular collapse. J Emerg Med. 2014 May; 46(5):670-9. PMID: 24508113.
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    21. Darracq MA, Thornton SL, Do HM, Bok D, Clark RF, Cantrell FL. Utilization of hyperinsulinemia euglycemia and intravenous fat emulsion following poison center recommendations. J Med Toxicol. 2013 Sep; 9(3):226-30. PMID: 23412936; PMCID: PMC3770986.
    22. Zanoni S, Siefert JA, Darracq MA. Atrial fibrillation with rapid ventricular response resulting from low-voltage electrical injury. J Emerg Med. 2013 Nov; 45(5):e149-51. PMID: 23937813.
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    23. Darracq MA, Ghafouri N, Pesce A, Cantrell FL. Hand sanitizer intoxication following a crude extraction method. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2013 May; 39(3):217-8. PMID: 23721538.
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    24. Darracq MA, Cantrell FL. Hemodialysis and extracorporeal removal after pediatric and adolescent poisoning reported to a state poison center. J Emerg Med. 2013 Jun; 44(6):1101-7. PMID: 23602791.
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    25. Darracq MA, Matteucci MJ. Other causes of methemoglobinemia in pediatric patients and potential explanation for ibuprofen-induced methemoglobinemia. In response to "toxic methemoglobinemia due to ibuprofen: report of a pediatric case" by Khemiri et al. J Emerg Med. 2013 May; 44(5):989-90. PMID: 23466025.
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    26. Darracq MA, Ward NT, Tomaszewski C, Clark RF. In reply. Ann Emerg Med. 2013 Feb; 61(2):254-5. PMID: 23331653.
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    27. Darracq MA, Clark A, Qian L, Cantrell FL. A retrospective review of isolated duloxetine-exposure cases. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2013 Feb; 51(2):106-10. PMID: 23356816.
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    28. Darracq MA, Rentmeester LL, Clark RF, Tomaszewski CA, Schneir AB, Cantrell FL. Cost of hemodialysis versus fomepizole-only for treatment of ethylene glycol intoxication. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2013 Mar; 51(3):188. PMID: 23356815.
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    29. Darracq MA, Ly BT. Gastric aspirate fluorescence in ethylene glycol poisoning. J Emerg Med. 2012 Dec; 43(6):e457-8. PMID: 22975284.
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    30. Ward NT, Darracq MA, Tomaszewski C, Clark RF. Evidence-based treatment of jellyfish stings in North America and Hawaii. Ann Emerg Med. 2012 Oct; 60(4):399-414. PMID: 22677532.
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    31. Ghafouri N, Darracq MA, Cantrell FL. Ondansetron-associated hypotension following pediatric self-poisoning. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2012 Jun; 28(6):596-7. PMID: 22668671.
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    32. Darracq MA. Comment: Neuroleptic malignant syndrome versus serotonin syndrome: the search for a diagnostic tool. Ann Pharmacother. 2012 Apr; 46(4):611-2; author reply 613. PMID: 22414789.
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    33. Darracq MA, Vinson DR, Panacek EA. Preservation of active range of motion after acute elbow trauma predicts absence of elbow fracture. Am J Emerg Med. 2008 Sep; 26(7):779-82. PMID: 18774042.
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    34. Darracq MA. Images in emergency medicine: left atrial myxoma. West J Emerg Med. 2008 May; 9(2):125. PMID: 19561723; PMCID: PMC2672241.
    35. Darracq MA, Daubert GP. A cyanotic toddler. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2007 Mar; 23(3):195-9. PMID: 17413440.
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