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Research and Publications


Areas of research interest include study design, facilitation and scientific analysis:

  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Emergency department management
  • Cardiac emergencies and therapeutics
  • Emergency department operations and efficiency
  • Acute airway management
  • Infectious disease emergencies
  • ICU operations and outcome
  • Medical Legal Liability
  • Risk Management

Journal Publications

  1. Vukmir, RB, Verdile VP, Weiss LD: Gout: A Polyarticular Symmetrical Presentation in an Elderly Female. Am J Emerg Med, January 1990; 8(1):43-5.
  2. Vukmir, RB, Paris PM: The Three Rivers Regatta accident: An EMS perspective. Am J Emerg Med, January 1991;9(1):64-71.
  3. Vukmir, RB, Stein KL; Torsades des pointes therapy with Phenytoin. Ann Emerg Med, February 1991;20(2):198-200.
  4. Vukmir, RB, Yealy DM, Paris PM: Glucagon prehospital therapy for hypoglycemia. Ann Emerg Med April 1991;20(4):375-9.
  5. Vukmir, RB: Pyogenic hepatic abscess: A case report. Ann Emerg Med, April 1991; 20(4):421-3.
  6. Vukmir, RB: Torsades des Pointes a review. Am J Emerg Med, May 1991;9(3):250-5.
  7. Vukmir, RB: Low back pain. Am J Emerg Med, July 1991;9(4):328-335.
  8. Vukmir, RB, Heller MB, Stein K: Confirmation of endotracheal tube placement: An infrared qualitative CO2 detector.Ann Emerg Med, July 1991;20(7):726-9.
  9. Vukmir, RB: Aeromonas Hydrophilia: Myofascial necrosis and sepsis. Intensive Care Med, September 1992; 18:172-4.
  10. Vukmir, RB, Kremen R, Dehart DA, Menegazzi J: Compliance with Emergency Department patient referral. Am J Emerg Med, September 1992; 10(5):413-417.
  11. Vukmir, RB: Pharyngitis: Adult and pediatric disease. J Emerg Med, September-October 1992; 10:607-616.
  12. Vukmir, RB: Emergency cardiac pacing: A review. Am J Emerg Med, March 1993; 11:166-176.
  13. Vukmir, RB: Kremen R, Ellis G, DeHart DA, Plewa MC, Menegazzi J: Compliance with emergency department patient referral: Effect of computerized discharge instructions. Ann Emerg Med, May 1993; 22:819-823.
  14. Vukmir, RB: Pyogenic hepatic abscess: diagnosis, microbiology, treatment, prognosis: radiographic highlights. Am Family Phys, 1993 May 1; 47(6):1435-41.
  15. DeVita MA, Vukmir, RB, Snyder JV, Graziano C: Procuring organs from a non heart beating cadaver: A case report. Kennedy Institute of Ethics J, December 1993; 31:371-385.
  16. Szalados JE, Vukmir, RB: Acute adrenal insufficiency secondary to adrenal hemorrhage manifested as postoperative hypotension. Intensive Care Med, 1994; 20:216-218.
  17. Vukmir, RB, Kusne S, Linden P, et al: Cerebral phaeohyphomycosis due to dactylaria constricta var gallopava in a liver transplant recipient: Successful therapy with a mphotericin B colloidal dispersion and itraconazole. Clinical Infectious Disease, October 1994; 19:714-719.
  18. Yealy DA, Paris PM, Vukmir, RB: IRBs and consent. Ann Emerg Med, October 1994; 24(4):759.
  19. Vukmir, RB, Bircher N, Radovsky A, Safar P: Sodium bicarbonate may improve outcome in dogs with brief or prolonged cardiac arrest. CCM, March 1995; 23(3): 515-522.
  20. Vukmir, RB: Cardiac arrhythmia diagnosis. Am J Emerg Med, March 1995; 13(2):204-210.
  21. DeVita MA, Vukmir, RB, Snyder JV, et al: Non heart beating organ donation: A reply to Campbell and Weber. Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal, March 1995; 5(1):43-49.
  22. Vukmir, RB: Cardiac arrhythmia therapy. Am J Emerg Med, July 1995; 13(4):459-470.
  23. Vukmir, RB, Bircher N, Safer P: Sodium bicarbonate in cardiac arrest: a reappraisal. Am J Emerg Med, March 1996; 14:192-206.
  24. Vukmir, RB: Emergency medicine and critical care medicine: the collaborative model. Can J of Emerg Med, 2001 January; 3(1):41-3.
  25. Vukmir, RB: Prehospital cardiac arrest and the adverse effect of male gender, but not age, on outcome. J Women’s Health, September 2003; 12(7):667-673.
  26. Vukmir, RB: Prehospital cardiac arrest outcome is adversely associated with antiarrythmic agent use, but not associated with presented complaint or medical history. Emerg Med J, 2004; 21:95-98.
  27. Vukmir, RB: The influence of urban, suburban, or rural locale on survival from prehospital cardiac arrest. Am J Emerg Med, March 2004; 22(2): 90-93.
  28. Vukmir, RB: Witnessed arrest, but not bystander CPR improves prehospital cardiac arrest survival. Emerg Med J 2004 May; 21 (3):370-3.
  29. Vukmir, RB: Does serum prolactin indicate the presence of seizure in the emergency department patient? J Neurology 2004; 251:736-739.
  30. Vukmir, RB: Medical malpractice: managing the risk. Medicine and Law 2004; 23(3):495-513.
  31. Vukmir, RB: Drug seeking behavior: A review. Amer J Drug & Alcohol Abuse 2004; 30(3):551-575.
  32. Vukmir, RB: Survival and outcome from prehospital cardiac arrest. Internet J of Rescue and Disaster Med 2004; 4(1).
  33. Vukmir, RB: Obesity, but not age, is associated with worsened prehospital cardiac arrest survival. J of Nutrition & Environ Med 2005 March;15(1):1-8.
  34. Vukmir, RB: Abdominal pain in a child associated with dental amalgam ingestion. Amer J Emerg Med 2005 May; 23(3):391-3.
  35. Vukmir, RB: Diagnosis of cardiac dysfunction in critically ill trauma patients: The critical nature of end diastolic volume. Turkish J of Trauma & Emerg Surg 2005; 10(4):287-298.
  36. Vukmir, RB: Survival from prehospital cardiac arrest is critically dependent upon response time. Resuscitation 2006 May;69(2):229-34
  37. Vukmir, RB: Sodium bicarbonate improves outcome in prolonged prehospital cardiac arrest. Amer J Emerg Med 2006; 24 :156-161.
  38. Vukmir, RB: Customer Satisfaction, INT J Health Care Qual Assur Inc Leadersh Health Serv, 2006;19 (1):8-31
  39. Vukmir, RB: Customer Satisfaction, with Patient Care: "Where's the Beef?, Journal of Hospital Marketing & Public Relations 2006; 17 (1):79-107
  40. Vukmir, RB: The Outcome of Cardiac Dysfunction in Critically Ill Trauma Patients: Myocardial Contusion Complicated by Refractory Hyptension, European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery 2007; October: 1863-9933
  41. Vukmir, RB: Initial Cardiac Rhythm Correlated to Emergency Department Survival, Clinical Medicine: Cardiology 2009; 3: 9-14
  42. Vukmir, RB, Howell RN: Emergency Medicine Provider Efficiency: The Learning Curve, Equilibration and Point of Diminishing Returns, Emerg Med J 2010; 27: 916-920


  1. Vukmir, RB:  Special Report: Resident Interface in Medical Malpractice. insurancenewsnet.com  July 2008
  2. Vukmir, RB: Resident Physician Interface in Medical Malpractice, ED Legal Letter 2008; 19(8):90-3
  3. Vukmir, RB: Don't Risk Defamation Suit From Lying "Expert" ED Legal Letter 2012;23(8):90-92
  4. Vukmir, RB: Which  Patients Are More Likely to Sue EP? ED Legal Letter 2014;25(3):29-30
  5. Vukmir RB. Did Advance Practice Provider Commit Malpractice? EP Could Face Negligent Supervision Claim. ED Legal Letter. September 2015; 26(9):97-108.
  6. Vukmir RB. Potential Liability Exposure for EDs Regarding HHS Conscience Rule. ED Legal Letter July 2019; 30(7): 73-84.
  7. Vukmir, RB: Occurrence Vs Claims Made Malpractice Insurance . Malpractice Insurance Blog. February 12, 2017
  8. Vukmir RB. ED's Claim of Unusually Large Patient Volume Could Backfire on Defense. ED Legal Letter. October 1, 2019.
  9. Vukmir RB. Supreme Court Ruling Provides Clarity on Law Enforcement- Requested Blood Draws. ED Legal Letter. January 2020;31(1):1-12.
  10. Vukmir RB. Hospital's Quality Issues Can Cause Problems During ED Malpractice Litigation. ED Legal Letter  August 2020;31(8):85-96.
  11. Vukmir RB. Plaintiff Attorneys Hunting for Social Media Posts Made by ED Staff. ED Legal Letter. November 2020;31(11):121-132.


Book Chapters

  1. Glucagon for Metabolic Endocrinologic Emergencies: Hypoglycemia. Glucagon in Acute Medicine, 47-66, 1992.
  2. Laryngotracheal Injury from Prolonged Tracheal Intubation (Chapter 79) Textbook of Critical Care Medicine (3rd ), 712-723, 1995.
  3. Surgical Airway, Cricothyroidotomy and Tracheotomy: Procedures, Complications and Outcomes (Chapter 80) Textbook of Critical Care Medicine (3rd), 724-734, 1995.
  4. Airway Management in the Trauma Patient. (Chapter 14) The Trauma Manual (2nd), 88-96, 2002.
  5. Brain Death(Chapter 27). Principles and Practice of Emergency Neurology. Cambridge Press. 2021.


1.      Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury With Moderate Hypothermia. DW Marion New England Journal of Medicine 1997 Feb 20;336(8):540-6.