Michael Darracq, MD

Title(s)Professor, Emergency Medicine - Fresno
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    Michael Darracq, MD, MPH, FACEP, FACMT, FAWM
    Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, UCSF
    Co-Director of Medical Toxicology, UCSF Fresno

    Michael A. Darracq, MD, MPH is board certified in Emergency Medicine, Medical Toxicology, and Addiction Medicine.

    Dr. Darracq received a BS magna cum laude from the University of California, San Diego and a MD from the University of California, Davis. He completed an emergency medicine residency at University of California, Davis and a medical toxicology fellowship at University of California, San Diego. He holds an appointment as Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and is currently core faculty at UCSF Fresno.

    Dr. Darracq is a veteran of the US Navy. He deployed to Afghanistan and served as an emergency medicine mentor to the Afghan National Army (June 2008-July 2009). In addition, Dr. Darracq previously served as member of the Emergency Medicine Residency teaching faculty at Naval Medical Center San Diego (2007-2011).

    Dr. Darracq has extensive research experience and has authored numerous peer reviewed articles, abstracts, and chapters on a variety of subjects related to emergency medicine and medical toxicology. He currently serves as the toxicology section editor for an online emergency medicine textbook. Other interests include wilderness and limited resource medicine and disaster management.

    Outside of professional interests and commitments, Dr. Darracq enjoys spare time with his family including his wife and his 6 children.

    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

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    1. PROTOCOL FOR HUMAN EXPOSURE TO OPIOIDS AND CONCENTRATED MEDETOMIDINE USED IN FIELD APPLICATIONS. J Zoo Wildl Med. 2024 Jan; 54(4):873-878. Powers JG, McCue JY, Handrigan MT, Stroh G, Black ND, Darracq MA, Buttke DE, Hilger KA, Chew SE, Lance WR, Kirschner SM, Ehrlich R, Hall E. PMID: 38252014.
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    2. Response to "Rising high-acuity emergency care services independently billed by advanced practice providers, 2013 to 2019". Acad Emerg Med. 2023 09; 30(9):980-981. Wu F, Darracq MA. PMID: 36871137.
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    3. Ciguatoxin. . 2023 Jan 1. Darracq DM. .
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    4. Epidemiology and Characteristics of North American Crotalid Bites Reported to the National Poison Data System 2006-2020. South Med J. 2022 Dec; 115(12):907-912. Thornton S, Darracq M. PMID: 36455899.
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    5. Program director characteristics in emergency medicine PA postgraduate programs. JAAPA. 2022 12 01; 35(12):1. Wu F, Darracq M. PMID: 36412973.
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    6. Response to Comment on "Comparing Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioner Practice in US Emergency Departments, 2010-2017". West J Emerg Med. 2022 Sep 14; 23(5):793. Darracq M, Wu F. PMID: 36205685; PMCID: PMC9541975.
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    7. A different challenge with Benadryl: adolescent diphenhydramine ingestions reported to National Poison Database System, 2007-2020. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2022 07; 60(7):851-859. Darracq MA, Thornton SL. PMID: 35297707.
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    8. Toxicology education in emergency medicine PA postgraduate programs. JAAPA. 2021 Dec 01; 34(12):1. Wu F, Darracq M. PMID: 34813565.
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    9. 15 Physician Assistant Malpractice Trends in Emergency Medicine. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2021 Oct 1; 78(4):s7. Fred FW, Weinstock WM, Darracq DM. .
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    10. Comparing Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioner Practice in U.S. Emergency Departments, 2010-2017. West J Emerg Med. 2021 Aug 21; 22(5):1150-1155. Wu F, Darracq MA. PMID: 34546892; PMCID: PMC8463052.
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    11. Comparing PA and NP practice in US EDs, 2010-2017. JAAPA. 2020 Dec 01; 33(12):1. Wu F, Darracq M. PMID: 33496508.
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    12. Respiratory depression following medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD)-approved buprenorphine product oral exposures; National Poison Database System 2003-2019. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2021 Apr; 59(4):303-312. Darracq MA, Thornton SL. PMID: 32894033.
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    13. Sustained stimulation? Characteristics of modified release and immediate release stimulant exposures reported to the national poison data system. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2021 Mar; 59(3):200-207. Darracq MA, Thornton SL. PMID: 32609552.
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    14. Physician assistant and nurse practitioner utilization in U.S. emergency departments, 2010 to 2017. Am J Emerg Med. 2020 10; 38(10):2060-2064. Wu F, Darracq MA. PMID: 33142175.
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    15. Clinical Utility of Carnett and closed eye sign in emergency department. Am J Emerg Med. 2020 12; 38(12):2759.e1-2759.e4. Darracq MA. PMID: 32507573.
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    16. Physician assistant utilization in U.S. emergency departments; 2010 to 2017. Am J Emerg Med. 2021 04; 42:132-136. Wu F, Darracq MA. PMID: 32067840.
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    17. 91 Advanced Practice Provider Utilization in United States Emergency Departments, 2010 to 2015. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2019 Oct 1; 74(4):s36. Wu WF, Darracq DM. .
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    18. Patch Problems? Characteristics of Transdermal Drug Delivery System Exposures Reported to the National Poison Data System. J Med Toxicol. 2020 01; 16(1):33-40. Thornton SL, Darracq MA. PMID: 31410729; PMCID: PMC6942060.
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    19. Pharmacist dispensed naloxone: Knowledge, availability, participation and cost in selected California counties. Int J Drug Policy. 2019 09; 71:113-117. Darracq MA, Lee J, Wilson T, Lasoff D, Armenian P. PMID: 31301549.
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    20. Surface internet marketplace presence and availability of NPS sold as research chemicals: a snapshot study. Toxicology Communications. 2019 Jan 1; 3(1):67-74. Thornton TS, Darracq DM, Gugelmann GH, Armenian AP. .
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    21. Utility of point-of-care synovial lactate to identify septic arthritis in the emergency department. Am J Emerg Med. 2019 03; 37(3):502-505. Shu E, Farshidpour L, Young M, Darracq M, Ives Tallman C. PMID: 30593442.
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    22. 179 Point-of-Care Synovial Lactate to Distinguish Between Septic and Aseptic Arthritis. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2018 Oct 1; 72(4):s73. Farshidpour FL, Ives IT, Shu SE, Darracq DM, Young YM. .
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    23. Medical toxicology education in US emergency medicine residencies. Am J Emerg Med. 2018 10; 36(10):1919-1921. Darracq MA, Armenian P, Comes J, Thornton S. PMID: 29530357.
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    24. Does the U Stand for Useless? The Urine Drug Screen and Emergency Department Psychiatric Patients. J Emerg Med. 2018 04; 54(4):500-506. Riccoboni ST, Darracq MA. PMID: 29500048.
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    25. Intoxication from the novel synthetic cannabinoids AB-PINACA and ADB-PINACA: A case series and review of the literature. Neuropharmacology. 2018 05 15; 134(Pt A):82-91. Armenian P, Darracq M, Gevorkyan J, Clark S, Kaye B, Brandehoff NP. PMID: 29037744.
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    26. Amphetamines, Cathinones (Bath Salts), and Cocaine. . 2017 Jul 20; 201-216. Thornton TS, Darracq DM, Ly LB. .
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    27. Central Nervous System Depressants. . 2017 Jul 20; 217-227. Darracq DM, Thornton TS, Ly LB. .
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    28. Backyard Pool Party: Not Your Typical Sunburn. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2017 Jun; 33(6):440-442. Darracq MA, Heppner J, Lee H, Armenian P. PMID: 28570364.
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    29. Haloperidol undermining gastroparesis symptoms (HUGS) in the emergency department. Am J Emerg Med. 2017 Aug; 35(8):1118-1120. Ramirez R, Stalcup P, Croft B, Darracq MA. PMID: 28320545.
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    30. Analysis of intraosseous blood samples using an EPOC point of care analyzer during resuscitation. Am J Emerg Med. 2017 Mar; 35(3):499-501. Tallman CI, Darracq M, Young M. PMID: 27998615.
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    31. 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. Burger J, Capobianco M, Lovern R, Boche B, Ross E, Darracq MA, McLay R. PMID: 27753551.
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    32. 216 Does the U Stand For Useless? Urine Drug Screen and Emergency Department Psychiatric Patients. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2016 Oct 1; 68(4):s84-s85. Riccoboni RS, Darracq DM. .
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    33. 204 Haloperidol Undermining Gastroparesis Symptoms in the Emergency Department. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2016 Oct 1; 68(4):s80. Stalcup SP, Croft CB, Ramirez RR, Darracq DM. .
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    34. 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. Darracq MA, Thornton SL, Minns AB, Gerona RR. PMID: 27636207.
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    35. Salicylate toxicity in the absence of anion gap metabolic acidosis. Am J Emerg Med. 2016 Jul; 34(7):1328.e1-3. Bauer S, Darracq MA. PMID: 26774991.
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    36. Orbeez: the magic water absorbing bead--risk of pediatric bowel obstruction? Pediatr Emerg Care. 2015 Jun; 31(6):416-8. Darracq MA, Cullen J, Rentmeester L, Cantrell FL, Ly BT. PMID: 25474093.
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    37. 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. Darracq MA, Cantrell FL, Klauk B, Thornton SL. PMID: 25935457.
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    38. 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. Deaton T, Auten JD, Darracq MA. PMID: 25840767.
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    39. Complementary and Alternative Medicine practices in military personnel and families presenting to a military emergency department. Mil Med. 2015 Mar; 180(3):350-4. Ross EM, Darracq MA. PMID: 25735028.
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    40. Comprehensive analysis of "bath salts" purchased from California stores and the internet. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2014 Aug; 52(7):651-8. Schneir A, Ly BT, Casagrande K, Darracq M, Offerman SR, Thornton S, Smollin C, Vohra R, Rangun C, Tomaszewski C, Gerona RR. PMID: 25089721.
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    41. Novel anticoagulants should NOT be recommended for high-risk activity. Wilderness Environ Med. 2014 Sep; 25(3):359-60. Darracq MA, Young M. PMID: 24731831.
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    42. Altered mental status due to pruno intoxication. J Emerg Med. 2014 Jun; 46(6):767-8. Zanoni S, Carstairs S, Darracq MA. PMID: 24680101.
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    43. Castor bean seed ingestions: a state-wide poison control system's experience. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2014 Apr; 52(4):265-8. Thornton SL, Darracq M, Lo J, Cantrell FL. PMID: 24579983.
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    44. Disaster preparedness of poison control centers in the USA: a 15-year follow-up study. J Med Toxicol. 2014 Mar; 10(1):19-25. Darracq MA, Clark RF, Jacoby I, Vilke GM, DeMers G, Cantrell FL. PMID: 23842905; PMCID: PMC3951635.
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    45. A retrospective review of isolated gliptin-exposure cases reported to a state poison control system. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2014 Mar; 52(3):226-30. Darracq MA, Toy JM, Chen T, Mo C, Cantrell FL. PMID: 24580063.
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    46. A review of methylene blue treatment for cardiovascular collapse. J Emerg Med. 2014 May; 46(5):670-9. Lo JC, Darracq MA, Clark RF. PMID: 24508113.
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    47. Red Squill. Encyclopedia of Toxicology. 2014 Jan 1; (J. Nephrol.172March–April 2004):63-64. Darracq DM. .
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    48. Utilization of hyperinsulinemia euglycemia and intravenous fat emulsion following poison center recommendations. J Med Toxicol. 2013 Sep; 9(3):226-30. Darracq MA, Thornton SL, Do HM, Bok D, Clark RF, Cantrell FL. PMID: 23412936; PMCID: PMC3770986.
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    49. Atrial fibrillation with rapid ventricular response resulting from low-voltage electrical injury. J Emerg Med. 2013 Nov; 45(5):e149-51. Zanoni S, Siefert JA, Darracq MA. PMID: 23937813.
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    50. Hand sanitizer intoxication following a crude extraction method. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2013 May; 39(3):217-8. Darracq MA, Ghafouri N, Pesce A, Cantrell FL. PMID: 23721538.
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    51. Hemodialysis and extracorporeal removal after pediatric and adolescent poisoning reported to a state poison center. J Emerg Med. 2013 Jun; 44(6):1101-7. Darracq MA, Cantrell FL. PMID: 23602791.
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    52. 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. Darracq MA, Matteucci MJ. PMID: 23466025.
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    53. In reply. Ann Emerg Med. 2013 Feb; 61(2):254-5. Darracq MA, Ward NT, Tomaszewski C, Clark RF. PMID: 23331653.
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    54. A retrospective review of isolated duloxetine-exposure cases. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2013 Feb; 51(2):106-10. Darracq MA, Clark A, Qian L, Cantrell FL. PMID: 23356816.
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    55. Cost of hemodialysis versus fomepizole-only for treatment of ethylene glycol intoxication. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2013 Mar; 51(3):188. Darracq MA, Rentmeester LL, Clark RF, Tomaszewski CA, Schneir AB, Cantrell FL. PMID: 23356815.
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    56. Gastric aspirate fluorescence in ethylene glycol poisoning. J Emerg Med. 2012 Dec; 43(6):e457-8. Darracq MA, Ly BT. PMID: 22975284.
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    57. Evidence-based treatment of jellyfish stings in North America and Hawaii. Ann Emerg Med. 2012 Oct; 60(4):399-414. Ward NT, Darracq MA, Tomaszewski C, Clark RF. PMID: 22677532.
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    58. Ondansetron-associated hypotension following pediatric self-poisoning. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2012 Jun; 28(6):596-7. Ghafouri N, Darracq MA, Cantrell FL. PMID: 22668671.
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    59. Comment: Neuroleptic malignant syndrome versus serotonin syndrome: the search for a diagnostic tool. Ann Pharmacother. 2012 Apr; 46(4):611-2; author reply 613. Darracq MA. PMID: 22414789.
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    60. 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. Darracq MA, Vinson DR, Panacek EA. PMID: 18774042.
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    61. Images in emergency medicine: left atrial myxoma. West J Emerg Med. 2008 May; 9(2):125. Darracq MA. PMID: 19561723; PMCID: PMC2672241.
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    62. A cyanotic toddler. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2007 Mar; 23(3):195-9. Darracq MA, Daubert GP. PMID: 17413440.
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    63. Nontropic actions of neurotrophins: subcortical nerve growth factor gene delivery reverses age-related degeneration of primate cortical cholinergic innervation. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2001 Feb 13; 98(4):1941-6. Conner JM, Darracq MA, Roberts J, Tuszynski MH. PMID: 11172055; PMCID: PMC29361.
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