David Guss

Title(s)Senate Emeritus, Emergency Medical Services
SchoolVc-health Sciences-schools
Address9500 Gilman Drive #
La Jolla CA 92093
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    Dr. David Guss was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He graduated from Brandeis University in 1972 and the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1976. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine at UC San Diego in 1979 and became one of the founding members of the Department of Emergency Medicine that same year. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine. During his years in the Emergency Department he has served as the Medical Director of the EMS Training Institute from 1980 to 1991, the Medical Director of the Emergency Department from 1982 to 1994 and became the chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine in 1994. He was a senior examiner for the American Board of Emergency Medicine and an item writer for part III of the National Medical Board Examination. During his years at UC San Diego he has served as Chief of Staff of the UC San Diego Health and President of the Academy of Clinician Scholars. His academic interests have included imaging modalities in appendicitis, information technology in medicine and most recently novel applications of telemedicine in the Emergency Department. Dr. Guss retired in July 2013 but continues to work clinically in the ED and on various telemedicine projects

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    1. The Effect of Access to Electronic Health Records on Throughput Efficiency and Imaging Utilization in the Emergency Department. Health Serv Res. 2018 04; 53(2):787-802. Knepper MM, Castillo EM, Chan TC, Guss DA. PMID: 28376563; PMCID: PMC5867174.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    2. EDTITRATE (Emergency Department Telemedicine Initiative to Rapidly Accommodate in Times of Emergency). J Telemed Telecare. 2017 May; 23(4):484-488. Tolia V, Castillo E, Guss D. PMID: 27279469.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    3. The impact of patient telephone call after discharge on likelihood to recommend in an academic emergency department. J Emerg Med. 2014 Apr; 46(4):560-6. Guss DA, Gray S, Castillo EM. PMID: 24484625.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    4. The impact of post-discharge patient call back on patient satisfaction in two academic emergency departments. J Emerg Med. 2013 Jan; 44(1):236-41. Guss DA, Leland H, Castillo EM. PMID: 23089204.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    5. Impact of patient and family communication in a pediatric emergency department on likelihood to recommend. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2012 Mar; 28(3):243-6. Johnson MB, Castillo EM, Harley J, Guss DA. PMID: 22344212.
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    6. Comparison of three aspirin formulations in human volunteers. West J Emerg Med. 2011 Nov; 12(4):381-5. Nordt SP, Clark RF, Castillo EM, Guss DA. PMID: 22224124; PMCID: PMC3236147.
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    7. Nanofiltered C1 inhibitor concentrate for treatment of hereditary angioedema. N Engl J Med. 2010 Aug 05; 363(6):513-22. Zuraw BL, Busse PJ, White M, Jacobs J, Lumry W, Baker J, Craig T, Grant JA, Hurewitz D, Bielory L, Cartwright WE, Koleilat M, Ryan W, Schaefer O, Manning M, Patel P, Bernstein JA, Friedman RA, Wilkinson R, Tanner D, Kohler G, Gunther G, Levy R, McClellan J, Redhead J, Guss D, Heyman E, Blumenstein BA, Kalfus I, Frank MM. PMID: 20818886.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 103     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    8. Severe iron deficiency anemia and lice infestation. J Emerg Med. 2011 Oct; 41(4):362-5. Guss DA, Koenig M, Castillo EM. PMID: 20656443.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 11     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    9. Rapid Emergency Department Heart Failure Outpatients Trial (REDHOT II): a randomized controlled trial of the effect of serial B-type natriuretic peptide testing on patient management. Circ Heart Fail. 2009 Jul; 2(4):287-93. Singer AJ, Birkhahn RH, Guss D, Chandra A, Miller CD, Tiffany B, Levy P, Dunne R, Bastani A, Thode HC, Hollander JE. PMID: 19808351.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Impact of an express admit unit on emergency department length of stay. J Emerg Med. 2010 Nov; 39(5):669-73. Buckley BJ, Castillo EM, Killeen JP, Guss DA, Chan TC. PMID: 19237258.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. Impact of an internet-based emergency department appointment system to access primary care at safety net community clinics. Ann Emerg Med. 2009 Aug; 54(2):279-84. Chan TC, Killeen JP, Castillo EM, Vilke GM, Guss DA, Feinberg R, Friedman L. PMID: 19070939.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    12. Characteristics of spacer device use by patients with asthma and COPD. J Emerg Med. 2008 Nov; 35(4):357-61. Guss D, Barash IA, Castillo EM. PMID: 18757157.
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    13. Images in emergency medicine. Eczema herpeticum. Ann Emerg Med. 2008 Jul; 52(1):83, 92. Guss DA. PMID: 18565383.
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    14. The impact of arm position on the measurement of orthostatic blood pressure. J Emerg Med. 2008 May; 34(4):377-82. Guss DA, Abdelnur D, Hemingway TJ. PMID: 18180133.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    15. Impact of abdominal helical computed tomography on the rate of negative appendicitis. J Emerg Med. 2008 Jan; 34(1):7-11. Guss DA, Behling CA, Munassi D. PMID: 18155380.
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    16. The impact of a pneumatic tube and computerized physician order management on laboratory turnaround time. Ann Emerg Med. 2008 Feb; 51(2):181-5. Guss DA, Chan TC, Killeen JP. PMID: 17467118.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    17. B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels and ethnic disparities in perceived severity of heart failure: results from the Rapid Emergency Department Heart Failure Outpatient Trial (REDHOT) multicenter study of BNP levels and emergency department decision making in patients presenting with shortness of breath. J Card Fail. 2006 May; 12(4):281-5. Daniels LB, Bhalla V, Clopton P, Hollander JE, Guss D, McCullough PA, Nowak R, Green G, Saltzberg M, Ellison SR, Bhalla MA, Jesse R, Maisel A. PMID: 16679261.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    18. Gray zone BNP levels in heart failure patients in the emergency department: results from the Rapid Emergency Department Heart Failure Outpatient Trial (REDHOT) multicenter study. Am Heart J. 2006 May; 151(5):1006-11. Brenden CK, Hollander JE, Guss D, McCullough PA, Nowak R, Green G, Saltzberg M, Ellison SR, Bhalla MA, Bhalla V, Clopton P, Jesse R, Maisel AS, REDHOT Investigators. PMID: 16644322.
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    19. Impact of helical computed tomography on the rate of negative appendicitis. Am J Emerg Med. 2006 Jan; 24(1):43-7. Vadeboncoeur TF, Heister RR, Behling CA, Guss DA. PMID: 16338508.
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    20. Impact of rapid entry and accelerated care at triage on reducing emergency department patient wait times, lengths of stay, and rate of left without being seen. Ann Emerg Med. 2005 Dec; 46(6):491-7. Chan TC, Killeen JP, Kelly D, Guss DA. PMID: 16308060.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 35     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    21. Mycotoxins revisited: Part II. J Emerg Med. 2005 Feb; 28(2):175-83. Berger KJ, Guss DA. PMID: 15707814.
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    22. Utility of impedance cardiography to improve physician estimation of hemodynamic parameters in the emergency department. Congest Heart Fail. 2005 Jan-Feb; 11(1):17-20. Neath SX, Lazio L, Guss DA. PMID: 15722666.
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    23. Mycotoxins revisited: Part I. J Emerg Med. 2005 Jan; 28(1):53-62. Berger KJ, Guss DA. PMID: 15657006.
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    24. Clinical value of the total white blood cell count and temperature in the evaluation of patients with suspected appendicitis. Acad Emerg Med. 2004 Oct; 11(10):1021-7. Cardall T, Glasser J, Guss DA. PMID: 15466143.
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    25. Primary results of the Rapid Emergency Department Heart Failure Outpatient Trial (REDHOT). A multicenter study of B-type natriuretic peptide levels, emergency department decision making, and outcomes in patients presenting with shortness of breath. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2004 Sep 15; 44(6):1328-33. Maisel A, Hollander JE, Guss D, McCullough P, Nowak R, Green G, Saltzberg M, Ellison SR, Bhalla MA, Bhalla V, Clopton P, Jesse R, Rapid Emergency Department Heart Failure Outpatient Trial investigators. PMID: 15364340.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 84     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    26. Approach to decreasing emergency department ambulance diversion hours. J Emerg Med. 2004 Feb; 26(2):189-92. Vilke GM, Brown L, Skogland P, Simmons C, Guss DA. PMID: 14980342.
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    27. Arm position and blood pressure measurement. Ann Intern Med. 2004 Jan 06; 140(1):74-5. Hemingway TJ, Guss DA, Abdelnur D. PMID: 14706992.
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    28. Impact of helical computed tomography on the outcomes of emergency department patients with suspected appendicitis. Acad Emerg Med. 2003 Aug; 10(8):823-9. Torbati SS, Guss DA. PMID: 12896881.
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    29. Syphilis Testing in Emergency Department Patients Treated for Other STDs. Cal J Emerg Med. 2002 Oct; 3(4):66-9. Guss DA, Torbati SS, Kelly DL. PMID: 20852703; PMCID: PMC2906934.
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    30. Hemorrhagic shock from a ruptured ectopic pregnancy in a patient with a negative urine pregnancy test result. Ann Emerg Med. 2002 Jul; 40(1):102-5. Kalinski MA, Guss DA. PMID: 12085079.
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    31. A simple plan--faculty compensation in an academic department of emergency medicine. Acad Emerg Med. 2002 Jun; 9(6):654-7. Guss DA. PMID: 12045086.
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    32. Longus colli tendinitis causing acute neck pain. J Emerg Med. 2002 Feb; 22(2):211-2. Guss DA, Jacoby IJ. PMID: 11858932.
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    33. Comparison of men and women presenting to an ED with acute appendicitis. Am J Emerg Med. 2000 Jul; 18(4):372-5. Guss DA, Richards C. PMID: 10919521.
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    34. Pantomography vs mandibular series for the detection of mandibular fractures. Acad Emerg Med. 2000 Feb; 7(2):141-5. Guss DA, Clark RF, Peitz T, Taub M. PMID: 10691072.
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