Allyson Kreshak

Title(s)Associate Professor Of Clinical, Emergency Medical Services
SchoolVc-health Sciences-schools
Address9500 Gilman Drive #
La Jolla CA 92093
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    Dr. Allyson Kreshak is a board-certified emergency medicine physician and medical toxicologist and practices at both the UCSD Hillcrest and La Jolla sites. She is actively involved in emergency medicine clinical operations as the Associate Medical Director of the Emergency Department. Dr. Kreshak also serves as the Associate Medical Director for UCSD Managed Care. She teaches locally, regionally and nationally and has also published in leading emergency medicine journals. Her current administrative and academic interests are ED operations, population health and Accountable Care Organizations, and medication safety. Dr. Kreshak joined the UCSD Emergency Medicine faculty after completing her medical toxicology fellowship at UCSD. Prior to that she had completed a residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She completed medical school at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College (formally Jefferson Medical College) and completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania.

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    1. Use of Hotels as a Disposition Alternative to Hospital Admission for Undomiciled Patients Undergoing SARS-CoV-2 Testing. West J Emerg Med. 2023 May 03; 24(3):431-435. Lin LC, McIntyre BB, McIntyre K, Castillo E, Subramony R, Kreshak A. PMID: 37278804; PMCID: PMC10284510.
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    2. Physiological Effects of a Spit Restraint Device Saturated With Artificial Saliva. J Emerg Med. 2023 04; 64(4):464-470. Zewe JA, Castillo EM, Cronin AO, Kreshak AA, Sloane CM, Coyne CJ, Vilke GM. PMID: 36990853.
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    3. Generalized Tetanus with Opisthotonos. J Emerg Med. 2023 06; 64(6):724-725. Hardin JR, Sobel JD, Franklin NM, Friedman NA, Kreshak AA. PMID: 37286437.
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    4. Oral Chemotherapeutic Ingestions Reported to a Poison Control Center Treated in a Health Care Facility. Am J Ther. 2023 Mar-Apr 01; 30(2):e103-e107. Ontiveros S, Hogue B, Kreshak A, Coyne C, Cantrell L, Minns A. PMID: 36811851.
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    5. Frequency and Outcomes of Cervical Spine Computed Tomography Imaging on Alcohol-Intoxicated Patients in the Emergency Department. J Emerg Med. 2023 02; 64(2):121-128. Lin LC, Gupta R, McIntyre BB, Castillo EW, Kreshak AA, Vilke GM. PMID: 36781341.
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    6. Accidental organophosphate poisoning: A case series of 2 pediatric coumaphos exposures. J Am Coll Emerg Physicians Open. 2022 Dec; 3(6):e12859. Seltzer JA, Friedland S, Friedman NA, Winkler GA, Foreman E, Al Mubarak Y, Buccine B, Engorn B, Kreshak A, Minns A, Tomaszewski CA, Lasoff DR, Clark RF. PMID: 36474706; PMCID: PMC9716027.
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    7. Sulfhemoglobinemia and methemoglobinemia following acetaminophen overdose. Toxicol Rep. 2022; 9:1725-1727. Seltzer JA, Bubic I, Winkler GA, Friedman NA, Bagby J, Tomaszewski CA, Clark RF, Kreshak A, Lasoff DR. PMID: 36561956; PMCID: PMC9764203.
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    8. Perinatal Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Treatment of a 2-Hour-Old Neonate with Hyperbaric Oxygen. AJP Rep. 2022 Jan; 12(1):e113-e116. Kreshak AA, Lawrence SM, Ontiveros ST, Castellano T, VanHoesen KB. PMID: 35280718; PMCID: PMC8906995.
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    9. Massive Nonfatal Hydroxychloroquine Ingestion in a Pediatric Patient. J Emerg Med. 2022 03; 62(3):332-336. Srihari P, Minns AB, Gao HT, Kreshak AA. PMID: 35065861.
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    10. Qua-Alluding to the Past: A Case of Methaqualone Analog Ingestion. J Anal Toxicol. 2021 Sep 21. Lund K, Srihari P, Suhandynata RT, Schwartz K, Fitzgerald RL, Kreshak AA. PMID: 34545408.
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    11. Severe Perampanel Toxicity in a Pediatric Patient With Prolonged Symptoms. J Emerg Med. 2021 11; 61(5):e99-e102. Winkler GA, Minns AB, Kreshak AA. PMID: 34479751.
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    12. An Unexpected "Delivery" in the Emergency Department: Hydatidiform Mole. J Emerg Med. 2021 09; 61(3):327-329. Kutz CJ, Kreshak A. PMID: 34092441.
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    13. Patients Who Leave the Emergency Department Without Being Seen and Their Follow-Up Behavior: A Retrospective Descriptive Analysis. J Emerg Med. 2019 Jul; 57(1):106-113. Li DR, Brennan JJ, Kreshak AA, Castillo EM, Vilke GM. PMID: 31078346.
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    14. Prevalence of Benzodiazepine and Benzodiazepine-Receptor Agonist Use in a Geriatric Emergency Department Population. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019 06; 67(6):1309-1311. Minns AB, Kreshak A, Dunlay R, Castillo E, Clark RF, Killeen J, Tolia V. PMID: 30802936.
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    15. Results of a Naloxone Screening Quality-Improvement Project in an Academic Emergency Department. J Emerg Med. 2019 Apr; 56(4):378-385. Devries J, Rafie S, Ajayi TA, Kreshak A, Edmonds KP. PMID: 30770141.
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    16. Effect of a Computerized Alert on Emergency Department Hepatitis A Vaccination in Homeless Patients During a Large Regional Outbreak. J Emerg Med. 2018 Dec; 55(6):764-768. Castillo EM, Chan TC, Tolia VM, Trumm NA, Powell RA, Brennan JJ, Kreshak AA. PMID: 30316620.
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    17. A Description of a Health System's Emergency Department Patients Who Were Part of a Large Hepatitis A Outbreak. J Emerg Med. 2018 Nov; 55(5):620-626. Kreshak AA, Brennan JJ, Vilke GM, Tolia VM, Caccese M, Castillo EM, Chan TC. PMID: 30253951.
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    18. Telephoned, Texted, or Typed Out: A Randomized Trial of Physician-Patient Communication After Emergency Department Discharge. J Emerg Med. 2018 10; 55(4):573-581. Shuen JA, Wilson MP, Kreshak A, Mullinax S, Brennan J, Castillo EM, Hinkle C, Vilke GM. PMID: 30181075; PMCID: PMC6163067.
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    19. A Multidisciplinary Bootcamp as an Educational Launch to a Geriatric Emergency Department. J Emerg Med. 2018 06; 54(6):855-860. Kreshak AA, Neath SX, Tolia VM, Castillo EM, Chan TC. PMID: 29691069.
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    20. A descriptive regional study of drug and alcohol use in pregnant women using results from urine drug testing by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2016 Mar; 42(2):178-86. Kreshak A, Villano J, Clark A, Deak P, Clark R, Miller C. PMID: 26811262.
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    21. The accuracy of emergency department medication history as determined by mass spectrometry analysis of urine: a pilot study. J Emerg Med. 2015 Mar; 48(3):382-6. Kreshak AA, Wardi G, Tomaszewski CA. PMID: 25533879.
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    22. Crotaline Fab antivenom reverses platelet dysfunction induced by Crotalus scutulatus venom: an in vitro study. Acad Emerg Med. 2013 May; 20(5):522-5. Carstairs SD, Kreshak AA, Tanen DA. PMID: 23672368.
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    23. A response to the letter to the editors about "flumazenil administration in poisoned pediatric patients". Pediatr Emerg Care. 2012 Nov; 28(11):1255. Kreshak A, Tomaszewski C, Clark R, Cantrell FL. PMID: 23128662.
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    24. A poison center's ten-year experience with flumazenil administration to acutely poisoned adults. J Emerg Med. 2012 Oct; 43(4):677-82. Kreshak AA, Cantrell FL, Clark RF, Tomaszewski CA. PMID: 22766408.
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    25. Flumazenil administration in poisoned pediatric patients. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2012 May; 28(5):448-50. Kreshak AA, Tomaszewski CA, Clark RF, Cantrell FL. PMID: 22531190.
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    26. Mass sociogenic illness initially reported as carbon monoxide poisoning. J Emerg Med. 2012 Feb; 42(2):159-61. Nordt SP, Minns A, Carstairs S, Kreshak A, Campbell C, Tomaszweski C, Hayden SR, Clark RF, Joshua A, Ly BT. PMID: 21658882.
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    27. Transient vision loss in a patient with metformin-associated lactic acidosis. Am J Emerg Med. 2010 Nov; 28(9):1059.e5-7. Kreshak AA, Clark RF. PMID: 20627210.
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    28. A retrospective poison center review of varenicline-exposed patients. Ann Pharmacother. 2009 Dec; 43(12):1986-91. Kreshak AA, Clark AK, Clark RF, Ly BT, Cantrell FL. PMID: 19934384.
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    29. A 3-year-old boy with fever and oral lesions. Diagnosis: methemoglobinemia. Pediatr Ann. 2009 Nov; 38(11):613-6. Kreshak AA, Ly BT, Edwards WC, Carson SH. PMID: 19968205.
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    30. Comments on "Are one or two dangerous? Sulfonylurea exposure in toddlers". J Emerg Med. 2006 May; 30(4):443; author reply 443-4. Kreshak AA, Mariani TV, Halcomb SE, Howland MA. PMID: 16740461.
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    31. Arterial blood gas analysis: are its values needed for the management of diabetic ketoacidosis? Ann Emerg Med. 2005 May; 45(5):550-1. Kreshak A, Chen EH. PMID: 15855956.
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    32. L-arginine levels are diminished in adult acute vaso-occlusive sickle cell crisis in the emergency department. Br J Haematol. 2003 Feb; 120(3):532-4. Lopez BL, Kreshak AA, Morris CR, Davis-Moon L, Ballas SK, Ma XL. PMID: 12580975.
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    33. Hidden spears: handlebars as injury hazards to children. Pediatrics. 1998 Sep; 102(3 Pt 1):596-601. Winston FK, Shaw KN, Kreshak AA, Schwarz DF, Gallagher PR, Cnaan A. PMID: 9738182.
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    34. The short-term outcome of hypoglycemic diabetic patients who refuse ambulance transport after out-of-hospital therapy. Acad Emerg Med. 1998 Aug; 5(8):768-72. Mechem CC, Kreshak AA, Barger J, Shofer FS. PMID: 9715237.
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    35. Olfactory dysfunction in patients with head trauma. Arch Neurol. 1997 Sep; 54(9):1131-40. Doty RL, Yousem DM, Pham LT, Kreshak AA, Geckle R, Lee WW. PMID: 9311357.
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    36. Spontaneous resolution of dysgeusia. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1996 Sep; 122(9):961-3. Deems DA, Yen DM, Kreshak A, Doty RL. PMID: 8797560.
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