Patil Armenian, MD

Title(s)Professor, Emergency Medicine - Fresno
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address155 N Fresno Street, #206
Fresno CA 93701
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    Patil Armenian, MD
    Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, UCSF
    Co-Director of Medical Toxicology, UCSF Fresno

    Patil Armenian, MD is board certified in Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology. She completed her medical degree at the Boston University School of Medicine. Her residency in Emergency Medicine was completed at University of California, San Francisco, Fresno where she served as Chief Resident in her final year. She completed a Medical Toxicology fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco.

    Dr. Armenian's primary focus is in identification of drug intoxication outbreaks, including novel drugs of abuse such as fentanyl analogs, novel synthetic opioids, phenethylamines, synthetic cannabinoids and synthetic cathinones. Additional areas of expertise include stimulant drug use and traumatic injury patterns and MDMA intoxication and treatment. She helped start the successful inpatient toxicology practice at Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno, CA which accepts transfers from all of Central California. In addition to clinical duties, Dr. Armenian also does expert witness and peer review work in toxicology.

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    1. Expanding DEI Curricula in Emergency Medicine Graduate Medical Education: A Pilot Innovation Project. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2023 May 16; 24(3.1). Johnson JW, Bauer BL, Li LX, Armenian AP, McCue MJ, Storkan SM, Haight HS, Dhillon DS, Hitchner HL, Werner WJ, Pettigrew PC, Rege RR, Mateo MC. .
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    2. Refractory vasodilatory shock secondary to metformin overdose supported with VA ECMO. Toxicol Rep. 2022; 9:64-67. Ives Tallman C, Zhang Y, Black N, Lynch K, Fayed M, Armenian P. PMID: 35004183; PMCID: PMC8718576.
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    3. Two Decades of Ecstasy: Shifting Demographic Trends in Decedents using MDMA. J Anal Toxicol. 2020 Dec 11. Armenian P, Rodda LN. PMID: 33305792.
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    4. Notes from the Field: Unintentional Fentanyl Overdoses Among Persons Who Thought They Were Snorting Cocaine - Fresno, California, January 7, 2019. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2019 08 09; 68(31):687-688. Armenian P, Whitman JD, Badea A, Johnson W, Drake C, Dhillon SS, Rivera M, Brandehoff N, Lynch KL. PMID: 31393864; PMCID: PMC6687194.
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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. Stimulant drugs are associated with violent and penetrating trauma. Am J Emerg Med. 2019 04; 37(4):645-650. Armenian P, Effron Z, Garbi N, Dirks R, Benowitz NL, Gerona RR. PMID: 30914133.
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    8. Narcan or Nar-can't: Tips and Tricks to Safely Reversing Opioid Toxicity. Ann Emerg Med. 2018 07; 72(1):9-11. Li K, Armenian P, Mason J, Grock A. PMID: 29929656.
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    9. 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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    10. Beware the Danger Lurking Under the Shroud of Alcohol. Ann Emerg Med. 2018 03; 71(3):289-291. Sheehy M, Armenian P, Mason J, Grock A. PMID: 29458796.
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    11. Fentanyl, fentanyl analogs and novel synthetic opioids: A comprehensive review. Neuropharmacology. 2018 05 15; 134(Pt A):121-132. Armenian P, Vo KT, Barr-Walker J, Lynch KL. PMID: 29042317.
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    12. 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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    13. 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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    14. A cross-sectional emergency department survey of novel psychoactive substance prevalence. Am J Emerg Med. 2017 Oct; 35(10):1580. Fockele C, Armenian P. PMID: 28549581.
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    15. Unintentional Pediatric Cocaine Exposures Result in Worse Outcomes than Other Unintentional Pediatric Poisonings. J Emerg Med. 2017 Jun; 52(6):825-832. Armenian P, Fleurat M, Mittendorf G, Olson KR. PMID: 28408236.
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    16. Ketamine as a first-line treatment for severely agitated emergency department patients. Am J Emerg Med. 2017 Jul; 35(7):1000-1004. Riddell J, Tran A, Bengiamin R, Hendey GW, Armenian P. PMID: 28237385.
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    17. Hot and Cold Drugs: National Park Service Medication Stability at the Extremes of Temperature. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2017 May-Jun; 21(3):378-385. Armenian P, Campagne D, Stroh G, Ives Tallman C, Zeng WZD, Lin T, Gerona RR. PMID: 28059581.
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    18. Critical Illness Associated With Methamphetamine Exposure in the Central Valley of California (CRIME). CHEST Journal. 2016 Oct 1; 150(4):333a. Doddamreddy DP, Tulyagankhodjaev TJ, Ives IC, Armenian AP, Vohra VR, Balasubramanian BV. .
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    19. 338 Hot and Cold Drugs: National Park Service Medication Stability at the Extremes of Temperature. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2016 Oct 1; 68(4):s129. Armenian AP, Gerona GR, Ives-Tallman IC, Zeng ZW, Lin LT, Stroh SG, Campagne CD. .
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    20. Analysis of Gastric Lavage Reported to a Statewide Poison Control System. J Emerg Med. 2016 Oct; 51(4):394-400. Donkor J, Armenian P, Hartman IN, Vohra R. PMID: 27595368.
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    21. Fentanyl and a Novel Synthetic Opioid U-47700 Masquerading as Street "Norco" in Central California: A Case Report. Ann Emerg Med. 2017 01; 69(1):87-90. Armenian P, Olson A, Anaya A, Kurtz A, Ruegner R, Gerona RR. PMID: 27473610.
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    22. Illicit Distribution of Prescription Drugs: Report of Inadvertent Chloroquine Toxicity and a Market Survey of Businesses Serving Ethnic Minority Populations. Ann Pharmacother. 2014 Aug; 48(8):1070-1076. Grazier MR, Armenian P, Vohra R. PMID: 24842857.
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    23. The electric Kool-Aid NBOMe test: LC-TOF/MS confirmed 2C-C-NBOMe (25C) intoxication at Burning Man. Am J Emerg Med. 2014 Nov; 32(11):1444.e3-5. Armenian P, Gerona RR. PMID: 24908444.
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    24. Pediatric ergot alkaloid exposures reported to the California Poison Control System: 1997-2008. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2014 Mar; 52(3):214-9. Armenian P, Kearney TE. PMID: 24528175.
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    25. The Spotlight That Saw Everything. Academic Emergency Medicine. 2013 Nov 1; 20(11):1211-1211. Armenian AP. .
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    26. Finger injury. Emerg Med J. 2014 Apr; 31(4):352. Manternach S, Armenian P. PMID: 23996790.
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    27. Role of liquid chromatography-high-resolution mass spectrometry (LC-HR/MS) in clinical toxicology. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2012 Sep; 50(8):733-42. Wu AH, Gerona R, Armenian P, French D, Petrie M, Lynch KL. PMID: 22888997.
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    28. Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia found in an adolescent after a methylenedioxymethamphetamine and marijuana-induced cardiac arrest. Crit Care Med. 2012 Jul; 40(7):2223-6. Diffley M, Armenian P, Gerona R, Reinhartz O, Avasarala K. PMID: 22584762.
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    29. Multiple MDMA (Ecstasy) overdoses at a rave event: a case series. J Intensive Care Med. 2013 Jul-Aug; 28(4):252-8. Armenian P, Mamantov TM, Tsutaoka BT, Gerona RR, Silman EF, Wu AH, Olson KR. PMID: 22640978.
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    30. 5-oxoprolinemia causing elevated anion gap metabolic acidosis in the setting of acetaminophen use. J Emerg Med. 2012 Jul; 43(1):54-7. Armenian P, Gerona RR, Blanc PD, Wu AH, Mookherjee S. PMID: 21978879.
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    31. Serum verapamil concentrations before and after Intralipid® therapy during treatment of an overdose. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2011 Apr; 49(4):340-4. French D, Armenian P, Ruan W, Wong A, Drasner K, Olson KR, Wu AH. PMID: 21563913.
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    32. Images in emergency medicine. Adult female with rash on lower extremities. Vasculopathic purpura and neutropenia caused by levamisole-contaminated cocaine. Ann Emerg Med. 2011 Mar; 57(3):307, 311. Lung D, Lynch K, Agrawal S, Armenian P, Banh K. PMID: 21353913.
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    33. 48: The Impact of an Intake Model on Patient Care, Resident Education, and Staff Satisfaction at an Academic Emergency Department. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2010 Sep 1; 56(3):s17. Weichenthal WL, Armenian AP, Campgane CD, Snowden SB, Kallsen KG. .
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    34. Robert S.HoffmanLewis S.NelsonMary AnnHowlandNeal A.LewisNeal E.FlomenbaumLewis R.GoldfrankGoldfrank's Manual of Toxicologic Emergencies2007McGraw-Hill MedicalNew YorkSoft Cover, 1126 pages, $49.95. Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2010 Jun 1; 38(5):699-700. Armenian AP. .
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