Research

Dr. Schwarz has over >20 peer-reviewed publications.  He has articles and letters published in a wide variety of journals including the Annals of Emergency Medicine, Academic Emergency Medicine, the American Journal of Emergency medicine, the Journal of Emergency Medicine, the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the Journal of Medical Toxicology, and clinical Toxicology.  He has published textbook chapters in the Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics, the Textbook of Critical Care, Critical Care Toxicology, and the Clinical Decision Support System on Clinical Toxicology.  He was written or edited more than 20 chapters for PEPID, a smart phone application used by Emergency medicine Physicians throughout the country.  he is currently a reviewer for the journal of medical Toxicology and Clinical Toxicology and an Associated Editor for the Journal of Internal and Emergency Medicine. 

Current Research:

  • Poisoning Severity Score: Along with colleagues from Duke University, the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and the University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine, he is developing a ToxIC Severity Score. The scoring system is planned to be used with research involving the ToxIC registry but could also be used in general toxicology research.
  • Ketamine:  He is an investigator on 2 projects using ketamine in the emergency department or pre-hospital.  He is part of a randomized, controlled trial comparing ketamine to morphine as an analgesic in acute fractures.  he is also working with several colleagues in EMS to study the use of ketamine in agitated delirium
  • Andexanet alfa:  He is the site PI for a study investigating the role of andaxanet alfa as reversal agent in patients with complications from Xa inhibitors.
  • Acetadote:  He is working with toxicology colleagues and one of the EM residents to determine the efficacy and safety of their 1 bag protocol for the treatment of acetaminophen toxicity.
  • Poison Center:  Along with the Missouri Poison Center, toxicology colleagues, and an EM resident, he is comparing managemtn of potentially toxic exposures delivered by the Poison Center to that delivered by a new internet based website.


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