RLS Pitfalls In Study Design And Statistical Methods

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    Lynn P. Roppolo, MD

    John Peter Smith Health Network

    Dr. Roppolo is a retired Professor of Emergency Medicine from the University of Texas Southwestern (UTSW) and is currently core faculty and the Assistant Ultrasound Director at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth Texas. She is an Adjunct Professor at the University of North Texas and Texas Christian University. She is a Senior Editor for the Journal of Emergency Medicine and has published numerous peer reviewed papers as first or senior author. She has assisted with coordinating the Research Learning Series for the last two years. Her scholarly and research interests involve anything related to ultrasound and managing acutely agitated patients to reduce physical assaults on ED staff. She is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, did her emergency medicine residency at the George Washington University and an emergency ultrasound fellowship at UTSW after being part of the residency leadership for 15 years. 
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    Dan Mayer, MD

    Dan Mayer is an experienced specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the medical practice industry and medical education. Dan has retired from the active clinical practice of Emergency Medicine. He is a former Professor of Emergency Medicine at Albany Medical College and course director of four-year longitudinal required course, Evidence Based Health Care. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) Albany, New York and a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Dan is an Associate Editor for MedEdPORTAL and peer reviewer for multiple medical journals. He is also author of “Essential Evidence Based Medicine” (Cambridge University Press, 2004 and 2010), “Case Studies in Emergency Medicine” (Little Brown, 1991 and 1996) and “Case Studies in Emergency Medicine” (Cambridge University Press, 2010). Dan is skilled in Medical Care Consulting, Evidence Based Medicine and Emergency Medicine and Patient Safety through reduction in medical diagnostic errors. Dan graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Carney Hospital and Eastern Maine Medical Center.