Vaishal Tolia

Title(s)Professor Of Clinical, Emergency Medical Services
SchoolVc-health Sciences-schools
Address9500 Gilman Drive #
La Jolla CA 92093
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    Dr. Vaishal Tolia was born in Queens, NY and grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, IL. He attended the University of Illinois at Chicago and earned undergraduate degrees in both Biology and Economics. He continued graduate studies at the University of Illinois where he completed a combined MD and MPH program with an emphasis on health policy and administration in 2004. As a fourth year medical student, he earned the student research award, University Alumni Association leadership award, as well as being a James Scholar. He continued his residency training at the University of Illinois Chicago in the combined Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine program where he graduated with the Academic Scholar Award in 2009. His research interests include patient safety, observation medicine, chest pain protocols, and curriculum development.

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    1. Ramipril for the Treatment of COVID-19: RAMIC, a Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial. Adv Ther. 2023 11; 40(11):4805-4816. Huang DQ, Ajmera V, Tomaszewski C, LaFree A, Bettencourt R, Thompson WK, Smith DM, Malhotra A, Mehta RL, Tolia V, Yin J, Insel PA, Leachman S, Jung J, Collier S, Richards L, Woods K, Amangurbanova M, Bhatt A, Zhang X, Penciu OM, Zarich S, Retta T, Harkins MS, Teixeira JP, Chinnock B, Utay NS, Lake JE, Loomba R. PMID: 37615850; PMCID: PMC10709987.
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    2. Clinical and financial outcome impacts of comprehensive geriatric assessment in a level 1 geriatric emergency department. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2023 09; 71(9):2704-2714. Haynesworth A, Gilmer TP, Brennan JJ, Weaver EH, Tolia VM, Chan TC, Killeen JP, Castillo EM. PMID: 37435746.
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    3. Polypharmacy in the Emergency Department. Clin Geriatr Med. 2022 11; 38(4):727-732. Nguyen KH, Tolia V, Hart LA. PMID: 36210088.
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    4. Emergency Department Management of Chest Pain With a High-Sensitivity Troponin-Enabled 0/1-Hour Rule-Out Algorithm. Am J Clin Pathol. 2022 05 04; 157(5):774-780. Bevins NJ, Chae H, Hubbard JA, Castillo EM, Tolia VM, Daniels LB, Fitzgerald RL. PMID: 34893795; PMCID: PMC9071328.
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    5. Balancing vision with pragmatism: The geriatric emergency department guidelines-realistic expectations from emergency medicine and geriatric medicine. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2022 05; 70(5):1368-1373. Shih RD, Carpenter CR, Tolia V, Binder EF, Ouslander JG. PMID: 35277967.
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    6. Balancing Vision With Pragmatism: The Geriatric Emergency Department Guidelines-Realistic Expectations From Emergency Medicine and Geriatric Medicine. J Emerg Med. 2022 05; 62(5):585-589. Shih RD, Carpenter CR, Tolia V, Binder EF, Ouslander JG. PMID: 35181186.
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    7. Diagnosing Achilles Tendon Rupture with Ultrasound in Patients Treated Surgically: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. J Emerg Med. 2021 11; 61(5):558-567. Aminlari A, Stone J, McKee R, Subramony R, Nadolski A, Tolia V, Hayden SR. PMID: 34801318.
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    8. Cardiac Tamponade After COVID-19 Vaccination. J Emerg Med. 2022 02; 62(2):250-253. Hryniewicki AT, Tolia VM, Nene RV. PMID: 34996671; PMCID: PMC8536519.
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    9. Electrocardiographic Diagnosis of Acute Coronary Occlusion Myocardial Infarction in Ventricular Paced Rhythm Using the Modified Sgarbossa Criteria. Ann Emerg Med. 2021 10; 78(4):517-529. Dodd KW, Zvosec DL, Hart MA, Glass G, Bannister LE, Body RM, Boggust BA, Brady WJ, Chang AM, Cullen L, Gómez-Vicente R, Huis In 't Veld MA, Karim RM, Meyers HP, Miranda DF, Mitchell GJ, Reynard C, Rice C, Salverda BJ, Stellpflug SJ, Tolia VM, Walsh BM, White JL, Smith SW, PERFECT study investigators (the complete list of PERFECT study investigators is provided in Appendi. PMID: 34172301.
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    10. Developing and Implementing a Geriatric Emergency Department (GED): Overview and Characteristics of GED Visits. J Emerg Med. 2021 08; 61(2):131-139. Shadyab AH, Castillo EM, Chan TC, Tolia VM. PMID: 34006420.
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    11. Ethnic Disparities in COVID-19 Among Older Adults Presenting to the Geriatric Emergency Department. J Emerg Med. 2021 10; 61(4):437-444. Shadyab AH, Tolia VM, Brennan JJ, Chan TC, Castillo EM. PMID: 34172334; PMCID: PMC8106891.
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    12. RAMIC: Design of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial to evaluate the efficacy of ramipril in patients with COVID-19. Contemp Clin Trials. 2021 04; 103:106330. Ajmera V, Thompson WK, Smith DM, Malhotra A, Mehta RL, Tolia V, Yin J, Sriram K, Insel PA, Collier S, Richards L, Loomba R. PMID: 33631357; PMCID: PMC7899027.
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    13. Age-related incidence and outcomes of sepsis in California, 2008-2015. J Crit Care. 2021 04; 62:212-217. Wardi G, Tainter CR, Ramnath VR, Brennan JJ, Tolia V, Castillo EM, Hsia RY, Malhotra A, Schmidt U, Meier A. PMID: 33429114; PMCID: PMC8898199.
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    14. Fever-Induced Brugada-Pattern Electrocardiogram. J Emerg Med. 2020 Sep; 59(3):432-434. Nene RV, Tolia VM. PMID: 32814676.
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    15. Preliminary Results of Initial Testing for Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Emergency Department. West J Emerg Med. 2020 03 27; 21(3):503-506. Tolia VM, Chan TC, Castillo EM. PMID: 32223871; PMCID: PMC7234708.
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    16. Equipoise in Appropriate Initial Volume Resuscitation for Patients in Septic Shock With Heart Failure: Results of a Multicenter Clinician Survey. J Intensive Care Med. 2020 Nov; 35(11):1338-1345. Wardi G, Joel I, Villar J, Lava M, Gross E, Tolia V, Seethala RR, Owens RL, Sell RE, Montesi SB, Rahaghi FN, Bose S, Rai A, Stevenson EK, McSparron J, Tolia V, Beitler JR. PMID: 31446829; PMCID: PMC7039763.
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    17. 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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    18. 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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    19. 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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    20. 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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    21. Unexpected intensive care transfer of admitted patients with severe sepsis. J Intensive Care. 2017; 5:43. Wardi G, Wali AR, Villar J, Tolia V, Tomaszewski C, Sloane C, Fedullo P, Beitler JR, Nolan M, Lasoff D, Sell RE. PMID: 28717513; PMCID: PMC5508707.
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    22. 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.
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    23. Overdose of etizolam: the abuse and rise of a benzodiazepine analog. Ann Emerg Med. 2015 Apr; 65(4):465-6. O'Connell CW, Sadler CA, Tolia VM, Ly BT, Saitman AM, Fitzgerald RL. PMID: 25805032.
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    24. Cowpox: what do a dairymaid and a lab technician have in common? J Emerg Med. 2013 Jan; 44(1):189-90. Savaser DJ, Tolia VM, Witucki PJ. PMID: 22560271.
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    25. Targeted Needs Assessment of Off-service Residents in Emergency Medicine. West J Emerg Med. 2010 Dec; 11(5):470-3. Kessler CS, Tolia V, Singh N. PMID: 21293768; PMCID: PMC3027441.
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    26. Twenty per hour: altered mental state due to ethanol abuse and withdrawal. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2010 Aug; 28(3):683-705. Pitzele HZ, Tolia VM. PMID: 20709249.
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    27. Academic practice of emergency medicine in the nation's Veteran's Affairs Hospitals. Am J Emerg Med. 2011 Mar; 29(3):283-5. Kessler C, Tolia VM, Xie X, Kasi R, Kutka B. PMID: 20825799.
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    28. A randomized, prospective study to evaluate the efficacy and acceptance of three bowel preparations for colonoscopy in children. Am J Gastroenterol. 1999 Dec; 94(12):3497-501. Dahshan A, Lin CH, Peters J, Thomas R, Tolia V. PMID: 10606310.
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    29. Randomized, double-blind trial of midazolam and diazepam for endoscopic sedation in children. Dev Pharmacol Ther. 1990; 14(3):141-7. Tolia V, Fleming SL, Kauffman RE. PMID: 2194770.
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    30. Randomized, prospective double-blind trial of metoclopramide and placebo for gastroesophageal reflux in infants. J Pediatr. 1989 Jul; 115(1):141-5. Tolia V, Calhoun J, Kuhns L, Kauffman RE. PMID: 2661788.
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