Federico Vaca

Title(s)Professor, Emergency Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address1001 Health Sciences Road
Irvine CA 92697-3950
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    1. Toward a Performance-Based Driver Licensing System for Teenagers in the U.S. Am J Prev Med. 2022 Apr 29. Ehsani JP, Kinnear N, Helman S, Vaca FE, Michael JP. PMID: 35501214.
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    2. Do the Youngest Drivers Crash the Most? JAMA Netw Open. 2022 Apr 01; 5(4):e228785. Vaca FE, Li K. PMID: 35467738.
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    3. Is Delayed Driving Licensure Associated With Emerging Adult Health, Education, and Employment? J Adolesc Health. 2022 May; 70(5):751-756. Gao X, Vaca FE, Haynie DL, Simons-Morton BG, Li K. PMID: 35260285; PMCID: PMC9038702.
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    4. Mapping the complex causal mechanisms of drinking and driving behaviors among adolescents and young adults. Soc Sci Med. 2022 03; 296:114732. Hosseinichimeh N, MacDonald R, Li K, Fell JC, Haynie DL, Simons-Morton B, Banz BC, Camenga DR, Iannotti RJ, Curry LA, Dziura J, Mayes LC, Andersen DF, Vaca FE. PMID: 35078103; PMCID: PMC8925313.
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    5. Trajectories and Outcomes of Adolescents that Ride With an Impaired Driver/Drive While Impaired. J Transp Health. 2022 Mar; 24. Vaca FE, Li K, Haynie DL, Gao X, Camenga DR, Dziura J, Banz BC, Curry LA, Mayes L, Hosseinichimeh N, MacDonald R, Iannotti RJ, Simons-Morton B. PMID: 35295763; PMCID: PMC8920071.
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    6. A qualitative assessment of individual and social-environmental factors informing decisions to ride with an impaired driver and drive while impaired. Traffic Inj Prev. 2021; 22(sup1):S186-S187. Vaca FE, Camenga DR, Li K, Iannotti RJ, Banz B, Grayton C, Zuniga V, Curry L, Mayes L, Haynie D, Simons-Morton B. PMID: 34714695.
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    7. Alcohol-related deaths among young passengers: An analysis of national alcohol-related fatal crashes. J Safety Res. 2021 12; 79:376-382. Romano E, Fell J, Li K, Simons-Morton BG, Vaca FE. PMID: 34848017; PMCID: PMC8640369.
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    8. Development of a concise injury severity prediction model for pediatric patients involved in a motor vehicle collision. Traffic Inj Prev. 2021; 22(sup1):S74-S81. Hartka TR, McMurry T, Weaver A, Vaca FE. PMID: 34672889; PMCID: PMC8792360.
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    9. Simulated and self-reported driving among young adults with and without prenatal cocaine exposure. Traffic Inj Prev. 2021; 22(sup1):S172-S177. Camenga DR, Banz BC, Crowley M, Mayes L, Brown TL, Li K, Vaca FE. PMID: 34663150; PMCID: PMC8792279.
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    10. Trajectories of risky driving among emerging adults with their mental and psychosomatic health predictors in the 12th grade. Traffic Inj Prev. 2021; 22(sup1):S14-S20. Gao X, Vaca FE, Haynie DL, Simons-Morton B, Li K. PMID: 34379555; PMCID: PMC8792148.
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    11. The effect of hazard awareness training on teen drivers of varying socioeconomic status. Traffic Inj Prev. 2021; 22(6):455-459. Roberts SC, Zhang F, Fisher D, Vaca FE. PMID: 34251927.
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    12. Time to licensure for driving among U.S. teens: Survival analysis of interval-censored survey data. Traffic Inj Prev. 2021; 22(6):431-436. Vaca FE, Li K, Gao X, Zagnoli K, Wang H, Haynie DL, Fell JC, Simons-Morton B, Romano E. PMID: 34242107; PMCID: PMC8409171.
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    13. Riding with an impaired driver and driving while impaired among adolescents: Longitudinal trajectories and their characteristics. Traffic Inj Prev. 2021; 22(5):337-342. Vaca FE, Li K, Haynie D, Gao X, Camenga DR, Dziura J, Banz B, Curry L, Mayes L, Hosseinichimeh N, MacDonald R, Iannotti RJ, Simons-Morton B. PMID: 33960855; PMCID: PMC8415541.
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    14. Associations Between Graduated Driver Licensing Restrictions and Delay in Driving Licensure Among U.S. High School Students. J Transp Health. 2021 Jun; 21. Vaca FE, Li K, Fell JC, Haynie DL, Simons-Morton B, Romano E. PMID: 34012771; PMCID: PMC8128141.
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    15. Validation of a continuous measure of cardiometabolic risk among adolescents. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2021 Jun 25; 34(6):763-770. Li K, Haynie DL, Gao X, Lipsky LM, Nansel T, Iannotti RJ, Vaca FE, Simons-Morton BG. PMID: 33823099.
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    16. Association between a delay in driving licensure and driving while impaired and riding with an impaired driver among emerging adults. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2021 04; 45(4):793-801. Vaca FE, Li K, Haynie DL, Simons-Morton B, Romano E, Fell JC. PMID: 33616239; PMCID: PMC8076083.
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    17. Why We Need Primary Youth Violence Prevention Through Community-Based Participatory Research. J Adolesc Health. 2021 02; 68(2):231-232. Dodington JM, Vaca FE. PMID: 33541598.
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    18. Associations of mental health with driving while impaired and risky driving in emerging adults. Traffic Inj Prev. 2021; 22(2):114-119. Li K, Vaca FE, Courtney JB, Haynie DL, Simons-Morton BG. PMID: 33497268; PMCID: PMC8428797.
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    19. Coupling neuroscience and driving simulation: A systematic review of studies on crash-risk behaviors in young drivers. Traffic Inj Prev. 2021; 22(1):90-95. Banz BC, Hersey D, Vaca FE. PMID: 33320014.
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    20. Alcohol- and speeding-related fatal crashes among novice drivers age 18-20 not fully licensed at the time of the crash. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2021 01 01; 218:108417. Romano E, Fell JC, Li K, Simons-Morton BG, Vaca FE. PMID: 33250377; PMCID: PMC8101556.
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    21. The Association of Sleep Hygiene and Drowsiness with Adverse Driving Events in Emergency Medicine Residents. West J Emerg Med. 2020 Oct 27; 21(6):219-224. Green W, Gao X, Li K, Banz BC, Wu J, Crowley MJ, Camenga DR, Vaca FE. PMID: 33207169; PMCID: PMC7673877.
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    22. Factors associated with EMS transport decisions for pediatric patients after motor vehicle collisions. Traffic Inj Prev. 2020 10 12; 21(sup1):S60-S65. Hartka T, Vaca FE. PMID: 33119415; PMCID: PMC8081732.
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    23. Alcohol use patterns and their association with sober driver vehicle control in high fidelity driving simulation. Traffic Inj Prev. 2020 10 12; 21(sup1):S150-S154. Banz BC, Brown TL, Camenga DR, Li K, Vaca FE. PMID: 33179979.
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    24. Trial study design to test a bilingual digital health tool for alcohol use disorders among Latino emergency department patients. Contemp Clin Trials. 2020 Oct; 97:106128. Vaca FE, Dziura J, Abujarad F, Pantalon MV, Hsiao A, Field CA, D'Onofrio G. PMID: 32950400; PMCID: PMC7721867.
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    25. Trial study design to test a bilingual digital health tool for alcohol use disorders among Latino emergency department patients. Contemp Clin Trials. 2020 09; 96:106104. Vaca FE, Dziura J, Abujarad F, Pantalon MV, Hsiao A, Field CA, D'Onofrio G. PMID: 32777381; PMCID: PMC8252296.
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    26. Factors Contributing to Delay in Driving Licensure Among U.S. High School Students and Young Adults. J Adolesc Health. 2021 01; 68(1):191-198. Vaca FE, Li K, Tewahade S, Fell JC, Haynie DL, Simons-Morton BG, Romano E. PMID: 32646830; PMCID: PMC8136290.
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    27. Brain-based limitations in attention and secondary task engagement during high-fidelity driving simulation among young adults. Neuroreport. 2020 05 22; 31(8):619-623. Banz BC, Wu J, Camenga DR, Mayes LC, Crowley MJ, Vaca FE. PMID: 32366810.
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    28. Quality and Publication of Emergency Medicine Trials Registered in ClinicalTrials.gov West J Emerg Med. 2020 02 24; 21(2):295-303. Calvocoressi L, Reynolds J, Johnson B, Warzoha MM, Carroll M, Vaca FE, Post L, Dziura J. PMID: 32191186; PMCID: PMC7081876.
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    29. Longitudinal Associations of 12th-Grade Binge Drinking With Risky Driving and High-Risk Drinking. Pediatrics. 2020 02; 145(2). Vaca FE, Li K, Luk JW, Hingson RW, Haynie DL, Simons-Morton BG. PMID: 31907291; PMCID: PMC6993274.
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    30. Complexities of Young Driver Injury and Fatal Motor Vehicle Crashes. Yale J Biol Med. 2019 12; 92(4):725-731. Banz BC, Fell JC, Vaca FE. PMID: 31866787; PMCID: PMC6913817.
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    31. Close Friends' Drinking and Personal Income as Mediators of Extreme Drinking: A Prospective Investigation. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2019 11; 80(6):669-678. Luk JW, Haynie DL, Vaca FE, Li K, Hingson R, Simons-Morton BG. PMID: 31790357; PMCID: PMC6900994.
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    32. Variability of baseline vehicle control among sober young adult cannabis users: A simulator-based exploratory study. Traffic Inj Prev. 2019; 20(sup2):S145-S148. Brown T, Banz B, Li K, Camenga D, Vaca F, Gaffney G, Milavetz G. PMID: 31674851.
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    33. Realistic driving simulation during generalized epileptiform discharges to identify electroencephalographic features related to motor vehicle safety: Feasibility and pilot study. Epilepsia. 2020 01; 61(1):19-28. Cohen E, Antwi P, Banz BC, Vincent P, Saha R, Arencibia CA, Ryu JH, Atac E, Saleem N, Tomatsu S, Swift K, Hu C, Krestel H, Farooque P, Levy S, Wu J, Crowley M, Vaca FE, Blumenfeld H. PMID: 31646628; PMCID: PMC7424790.
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    34. Bolstering gun injury surveillance accuracy using capture-recapture methods. J Behav Med. 2019 Aug; 42(4):674-680. Post LA, Balsen Z, Spano R, Vaca FE. PMID: 31367932.
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    35. The influence of behavioural and socioeconomic factors on the community injury rates of adolescents assessed by the south Korean emergency medical services: an ecological approach. BMC Public Health. 2019 Jun 26; 19(1):830. Ahn KO, Kim J, Shin SD, Park H, Vaca FE, Park JO. PMID: 31242881; PMCID: PMC6595560.
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    36. Use of non-face-to-face modalities for emergency department screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (ED-SBIRT) for high-risk alcohol use: A scoping review. Subst Abus. 2019; 40(1):20-32. Biroscak BJ, Pantalon MV, Dziura JD, Hersey DP, Vaca FE. PMID: 30829126; PMCID: PMC6579646.
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    37. Driving status of patients with generalized spike-wave on EEG but no clinical seizures. Epilepsy Behav. 2019 03; 92:5-13. Antwi P, Atac E, Ryu JH, Arencibia CA, Tomatsu S, Saleem N, Wu J, Crowley MJ, Banz B, Vaca FE, Krestel H, Blumenfeld H. PMID: 30580109; PMCID: PMC6433503.
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    38. Addressing Dual Patient and Staff Safety Through A Team-Based Standardized Patient Simulation for Agitation Management in the Emergency Department. Simul Healthc. 2018 Jun; 13(3):154-162. Wong AH, Auerbach MA, Ruppel H, Crispino LJ, Rosenberg A, Iennaco JD, Vaca FE. PMID: 29613919.
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    39. Deriving a Framework for a Systems Approach to Agitated Patient Care in the Emergency Department. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2018 05; 44(5):279-292. Wong AH, Ruppel H, Crispino LJ, Rosenberg A, Iennaco JD, Vaca FE. PMID: 29759261.
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    40. Emerging Adults Riding With Marijuana-, Alcohol-, or Illicit Drug-Impaired Peer and Older Drivers. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2018 03; 79(2):277-285. Li K, Ochoa E, Vaca FE, Simons-Morton B. PMID: 29553357; PMCID: PMC6019775.
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    41. Retraction: Car safety seats for children: rear facing for best protection. Inj Prev. 2018 02; 24(1):e2. Henary B, Sherwood CP, Crandall JR, Kent RW, Vaca FE, Arbogast KB, Bull MJ. PMID: 29374082; PMCID: PMC5740505.
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    42. Rear-facing versus forward-facing child restraints: an updated assessment. Inj Prev. 2018 02; 24(1):55-59. McMurry TL, Arbogast KB, Sherwood CP, Vaca F, Bull M, Crandall JR, Kent RW. PMID: 29175832.
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    43. A web-based educational video to improve asthma knowledge for limited English proficiency Latino caregivers. J Asthma. 2017 Aug; 54(6):624-631. Riera A, Ocasio A, Tiyyagura G, Thomas A, Goncalves P, Krumeich L, Ragins K, Trevino S, Vaca FE. PMID: 27780380; PMCID: PMC7244941.
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    44. Transitions in Riding With an Alcohol/Drug-Impaired Driver From Adolescence to Emerging Adulthood in the United States. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2016 Jan; 77(1):77-85. Vaca FE, Li K, Hingson R, Simons-Morton BG. PMID: 26751357; PMCID: PMC4711323.
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    45. Covariability in three dimensions of teenage driving risk behavior: impaired driving, risky and unsafe driving behavior, and secondary task engagement. Traffic Inj Prev. 2016 07 03; 17(5):441-6. Simons-Morton B, Li K, Ehsani J, Vaca FE. PMID: 26514232; PMCID: PMC4851597.
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    46. Reducing Fatal Opioid Overdose: Prevention, Treatment and Harm Reduction Strategies. Yale J Biol Med. 2015 Sep; 88(3):235-45. Hawk KF, Vaca FE, D'Onofrio G. PMID: 26339206; PMCID: PMC4553643.
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    47. Radionuclides transfer into halophytes growing in tidal salt marshes from the Southwest of Spain. J Environ Radioact. 2015 Dec; 150:179-88. Luque CJ, Vaca F, García-Trapote A, Hierro A, Bolívar JP, Castellanos EM. PMID: 26334596.
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    48. The Prevalence and Characteristics of Emergency Medicine Patient Use of New Media. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2015 Jul 08; 3(3):e72. Post LA, Vaca FE, Biroscak BJ, Dziura J, Brandt C, Bernstein SL, Taylor R, Jagminas L, D'Onofrio G. PMID: 26156096; PMCID: PMC4526985.
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    49. mHealth Tool for Alcohol Use Disorders Among Latinos in Emergency Department. Proc Int Symp Hum Factors Ergon Healthc. 2015 Jun; 4(1):12-19. Abujarad F, Vaca FE. PMID: 26844234; PMCID: PMC4734390.
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    50. Reciprocal Associations Between Parental Monitoring Knowledge and Impaired Driving in Adolescent Novice Drivers. Traffic Inj Prev. 2015; 16(7):645-51. Li K, Simons-Morton BG, Vaca FE, Hingson R. PMID: 25941751; PMCID: PMC4692247.
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    51. Female drivers increasingly involved in impaired driving crashes: actions to ameliorate the risk. Acad Emerg Med. 2014 Dec; 21(12):1485-92. Vaca FE, Romano E, Fell JC. PMID: 25491711.
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    52. Injury due to mechanical falls: future directions in gender-specific surveillance, screening, and interventions in emergency department patients. Acad Emerg Med. 2014 Dec; 21(12):1380-5. Greenberg MR, Kane BG, Totten VY, Raukar NP, Moore EC, Sanson T, Barraco RD, Nguyen MC, Vaca FE. PMID: 25491707; PMCID: PMC4271844.
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    53. Gender-specific issues in traumatic injury and resuscitation: consensus-based recommendations for future research. Acad Emerg Med. 2014 Dec; 21(12):1386-94. Sethuraman KN, Marcolini EG, McCunn M, Hansoti B, Vaca FE, Napolitano LM. PMID: 25420732; PMCID: PMC4313572.
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    54. Gender- and sex-specific sports-related injury research in emergency medicine: a consensus on future research direction and focused application. Acad Emerg Med. 2014 Dec; 21(12):1370-9. Raukar NP, Zonfrillo MR, Kane K, Davenport M, Espinoza TR, Weiland J, Franco V, Vaca FE. PMID: 25420669.
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    55. Latino caregiver experiences with asthma health communication. Qual Health Res. 2015 Jan; 25(1):16-26. Riera A, Ocasio A, Tiyyagura G, Krumeich L, Ragins K, Thomas A, Trevino S, Vaca FE. PMID: 25185159.
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    56. Findings from a community-based asthma education fair for Latino caregivers. J Asthma. 2015 Feb; 52(1):71-80. Riera A, Ocasio A, Goncalves P, Krumeich L, Katz KH, Trevino S, Vaca FE. PMID: 25019349.
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    57. "Rewarding and challenging at the same time": emergency medicine residents' experiences caring for patients who are homeless. Acad Emerg Med. 2014 Jun; 21(6):673-9. Doran KM, Curry LA, Vashi AA, Platis S, Rowe M, Gang M, Vaca FE. PMID: 25039552.
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    58. Spatial and temporal variation of surface ozone, NO and NO₂ at urban, suburban, rural and industrial sites in the southwest of the Iberian Peninsula. Environ Monit Assess. 2014 Sep; 186(9):5337-51. Domínguez-López D, Adame JA, Hernández-Ceballos MA, Vaca F, De la Morena BA, Bolívar JP. PMID: 24802587.
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    59. Association between riding with an impaired driver and driving while impaired. Pediatrics. 2014 Apr; 133(4):620-6. Li K, Simons-Morton BG, Vaca FE, Hingson R. PMID: 24639277; PMCID: PMC3966504.
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    60. The global burden of road injury: its relevance to the emergency physician. Emerg Med Int. 2014; 2014:139219. Chekijian S, Paul M, Kohl VP, Walker DM, Tomassoni AJ, Cone DC, Vaca FE. PMID: 24719768; PMCID: PMC3956281.
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    61. The impact of limited English proficiency on asthma action plan use. J Asthma. 2014 Mar; 51(2):178-84. Riera A, Navas-Nazario A, Shabanova V, Vaca FE. PMID: 24147607.
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    62. Navigating the boundaries of emergency department care: addressing the medical and social needs of patients who are homeless. Am J Public Health. 2013 Dec; 103 Suppl 2:S355-60. Doran KM, Vashi AA, Platis S, Curry LA, Rowe M, Gang M, Vaca FE. PMID: 24148054; PMCID: PMC3969133.
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    63. Geochemical behavior of metals and metalloids in an estuary affected by acid mine drainage (AMD). Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2014 Feb; 21(4):2611-27. Hierro A, Olías M, Ketterer ME, Vaca F, Borrego J, Cánovas CR, Bolivar JP. PMID: 24096526.
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    64. New media use by patients who are homeless: the potential of mHealth to build connectivity. J Med Internet Res. 2013 Sep 03; 15(9):e195. Post LA, Vaca FE, Doran KM, Luco C, Naftilan M, Dziura J, Brandt C, Bernstein S, Jagminas L, D'Onofrio G. PMID: 24001876; PMCID: PMC3786002.
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    65. Uranium behaviour in an estuary polluted by mining and industrial effluents: the Ría of Huelva (SW of Spain). Water Res. 2013 Oct 15; 47(16):6269-79. Hierro A, Martín JE, Olías M, Vaca F, Bolivar JP. PMID: 23973258.
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    66. Radioactive characterization of the main materials involved in the titanium dioxide production process and their environmental radiological impact. J Environ Radioact. 2013 Jun; 120:26-32. Mantero J, Gazquez MJ, Bolivar JP, Garcia-Tenorio R, Vaca F. PMID: 23416226.
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    67. Fatality and injury severity of older adult motor vehicle collisions in orange county, california, 1998-2007. West J Emerg Med. 2013 Feb; 14(1):63-8. Lotfipour S, Sayegh R, Chakravarthy B, Hoonpongsimanont W, Anderson CL, Fox JC, Vaca FE. PMID: 23451291; PMCID: PMC3583287.
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    68. Occupational exposures in two industrial plants devoted to the production of ammonium phosphate fertilisers. J Radiol Prot. 2013 Mar; 33(1):199-212. Bolívar JP, García-Tenorio R, Mosqueda F, Gázquez MJ, López-Coto I, Adame JA, Vaca F. PMID: 23295410.
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    69. Pandemic planning and response in academic pediatric emergency departments during the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic. Acad Emerg Med. 2013 Jan; 20(1):54-62. Filice CE, Vaca FE, Curry L, Platis S, Lurie N, Bogucki S. PMID: 23570479.
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    70. Adolescent Balloon Analog Risk Task and Behaviors that Influence Risk of Motor Vehicle Crash Injury. Ann Adv Automot Med. 2013; 57:77-88. Vaca FE, Walthall JM, Ryan S, Moriarty-Daley A, Riera A, Crowley MJ, Mayes LC. PMID: 24406948; PMCID: PMC3861840.
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    71. Behaviors increasing the risk of crash injury in latino adolescent males: the influence of acculturation and parent connectedness. Ann Adv Automot Med. 2013; 57:369-72. Vaca FE, Summers DL, Roney L, Violano P, Moriarty-Daley A, Dziura J, Anderson C. PMID: 24406980; PMCID: PMC3861838.
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    72. The impact of state level graduated driver licensing programs on rates of passenger restraint use and unlicensed driving in fatal crashes. Ann Adv Automot Med. 2013; 57:89-98. Fu J, Anderson CL, Dziura JD, Crowley MJ, Vaca FE. PMID: 24406949; PMCID: PMC3861822.
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    73. Assessment of alcohol use patterns among spanish-speaking patients. Subst Abus. 2013; 34(2):155-61. Lotfipour S, Cisneros V, Anderson CL, Roumani S, Hoonpongsimanont W, Weiss J, Chakravarthy B, Dykzeul B, Vaca F. PMID: 23577910; PMCID: PMC3625981.
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    74. Behavior of natural radionuclides in surficial sediments from an estuary impacted by acid mine discharge and industrial effluents in Southwest Spain. J Environ Radioact. 2012 Aug; 110:13-23. Hierro A, Bolivar JP, Vaca F, Borrego J. PMID: 22327046.
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    75. A geographic analysis of collisions involving child pedestrians in a large Southern California county. Traffic Inj Prev. 2012; 13(2):193-8. Chakravarthy B, Anderson CL, Ludlow J, Lotfipour S, Vaca FE. PMID: 22458798.
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    76. Assessment of readiness to change and relationship to AUDIT score in a trauma population utilizing computerized alcohol screening and brief intervention. Subst Abus. 2012; 33(4):378-86. Lotfipour S, Cisneros V, Chakravarthy B, Barrios C, Anderson CL, Fox JC, Roumani S, Hoonpongsimanont W, Vaca FE. PMID: 22989282; PMCID: PMC3448118.
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    77. Young unlicensed drivers and passenger safety restraint use in u.s. Fatal crashes: concern for risk spillover effect? Ann Adv Automot Med. 2012; 56:37-43. Fu J, Anderson CL, Dziura JD, Crowley MJ, Vaca FE. PMID: 23169115; PMCID: PMC3503417.
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    78. Contextualizing exposures and experiences of behaviors that influence the risk of crash injury in latino adolescent males. Ann Adv Automot Med. 2012; 56:79-86. Vaca FE, Trevino S, Riera A, Meyer E, Anderson CL. PMID: 23169119; PMCID: PMC3503408.
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    79. Commentary: characteristics of LEOs' fatalities in motor vehicle crashes: a lack of safety culture in LEOs is a loss for us all. Ann Emerg Med. 2011 Dec; 58(6):569-71. Fu J, Vaca FE. PMID: 22098996.
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    80. Six-month follow-up of computerized alcohol screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment in the emergency department. Subst Abus. 2011 Jul; 32(3):144-52. Vaca FE, Winn D, Anderson CL, Kim D, Arcila M. PMID: 21660874.
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    81. Helmet use in Connecticut motorcycle crashes: a state without a universal helmet law. Conn Med. 2011 May; 75(5):261-8. Landman AB, Phipps MS, Jawin K, Bolton L, Van Gelder CM, Kamin R, Teel B, Vaca FE. PMID: 21678837.
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    82. Physico-chemical and radioactive characterization of TiO2 undissolved mud for its valorization. J Hazard Mater. 2011 Jul 15; 191(1-3):269-76. Gázquez MJ, Mantero J, Bolívar JP, García-Tenorio R, Vaca F, Lozano RL. PMID: 21571426.
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    83. Motor vehicle intrusion alone does not predict trauma center admission or use of trauma center resources. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2011 Apr-Jun; 15(2):203-7. Isenberg D, Cone DC, Vaca FE. PMID: 21226551.
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    84. Crash injury risk behavior in adolescent latino males: the power of friends and relational connections. Ann Adv Automot Med. 2011; 55:41-50. Vaca FE, Anderson CL. PMID: 22105382; PMCID: PMC3232044.
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    85. The Latino adolescent male mortality peak revisited: attribution of homicide and motor vehicle crash death. Inj Prev. 2011 Apr; 17(2):102-7. Vaca FE, Anderson CL, Hayes-Bautista DE. PMID: 21134905; PMCID: PMC3065499.
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    86. Comparison of the visual function index to the Snellen Visual Acuity Test in predicting older adult self-restricted driving. Traffic Inj Prev. 2010 Oct; 11(5):503-7. Lotfipour S, Patel BH, Grotsky TA, Anderson CL, Carr EM, Ahmed SS, Chakravarthy B, Fox JC, Vaca FE. PMID: 20872306.
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    87. Feasibility of emergency department bilingual computerized alcohol screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment. Subst Abus. 2010 Oct; 31(4):264-9. Vaca F, Winn D, Anderson C, Kim D, Arcila M. PMID: 21038180.
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    88. The relationship of pedestrian injuries to socioeconomic characteristics in a large Southern California County. Traffic Inj Prev. 2010 Oct; 11(5):508-13. Chakravarthy B, Anderson CL, Ludlow J, Lotfipour S, Vaca FE. PMID: 20872307.
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    89. Pediatric obesity in motor vehicle collisions. J Emerg Nurs. 2010 Sep; 36(5):501-3. Sayegh R, Bradley D, Vaca FE. PMID: 20837228.
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    90. The effect of emergency department observational experience on medical student interest in emergency medicine. J Emerg Med. 2011 Apr; 40(4):458-62. Gharahbaghian L, Hindiyeh R, Langdorf MI, Vaca F, Anderson CL, Kahn JA, Wiechmann W, Lotfipour S. PMID: 20381989.
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    91. Need for injury-prevention education in medical school curriculum. West J Emerg Med. 2010 Feb; 11(1):40-3. Yoshii I, Sayegh R, Lotfipour S, Vaca FE. PMID: 20411074; PMCID: PMC2850852.
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    92. Alcohol involvement among young female drivers in US fatal crashes: unfavourable trends. Inj Prev. 2010 Feb; 16(1):17-20. Tsai VW, Anderson CL, Vaca FE. PMID: 20179030.
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    93. Pediatric obesity: implications for fall injuries. J Emerg Nurs. 2010 Mar; 36(2):175-7. Sayegh R, Bradley D, Vaca F. PMID: 20211417.
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    94. Historical parallel evolution of injury prevention and control science and emergency medicine. Acad Emerg Med. 2009 Nov; 16(11):1049-53. Vaca FE, Sayegh R, Mello MJ, Hargarten SW. PMID: 20053221.
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    95. Study designs and evaluation models for emergency department public health research. Acad Emerg Med. 2009 Nov; 16(11):1124-31. Broderick KB, Ranney ML, Vaca FE, D'Onofrio G, Rothman RE, Rhodes KV, Becker B, Haukoos JS. PMID: 20053232; PMCID: PMC3082772.
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    96. Alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs: future directions for screening and intervention in the emergency department. Acad Emerg Med. 2009 Nov; 16(11):1078-88. Cunningham RM, Bernstein SL, Walton M, Broderick K, Vaca FE, Woolard R, Bernstein E, Blow F, D'Onofrio G. PMID: 20053226.
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    97. Public health in the emergency department: overcoming barriers to implementation and dissemination. Acad Emerg Med. 2009 Nov; 16(11):1132-7. McKay MP, Vaca FE, Field C, Rhodes K. PMID: 20053233; PMCID: PMC3075066.
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    98. Contamination and restoration of an estuary affected by phosphogypsum releases. Sci Total Environ. 2009 Dec 15; 408(1):69-77. Villa M, Mosqueda F, Hurtado S, Mantero J, Manjón G, Periañez R, Vaca F, García-Tenorio R. PMID: 19822348.
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    99. U.S. motor vehicle fatality trends in young Latino males. Ann Adv Automot Med. 2009 Oct; 53:77-82. Vaca F, Anderson CL. PMID: 20184834; PMCID: PMC3256799.
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    100. Traffic law knowledge disparity between Hispanics and non-Hispanic whites in California. J Emerg Med. 2011 Jun; 40(6):687-95. Anderson KL, Patel CV, Vaca F, Anderson CL, Mendoza R, Barton RL, Lekawa ME, Hoonpongsimanont W, Lotfipour S. PMID: 19748200.
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    101. Preinjury factors and 3-month outcomes following emergency department diagnosis of mild traumatic brain injury. J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2009 Sep-Oct; 24(5):344-54. Kraus J, Hsu P, Schaffer K, Vaca F, Ayers K, Kennedy F, Afifi AA. PMID: 19858968.
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    102. Commentary: thoracic injury in older occupants: challenged human crashworthiness. Ann Emerg Med. 2009 Aug; 54(2):295-7. Vaca F. PMID: 19616726.
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    103. Evaluation of thoracic injuries in older motor vehicle occupants. Ann Emerg Med. 2009 Aug; 54(2):294-5. Vaca F. PMID: 19623679.
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    104. Crash injury prediction and vehicle damage reporting by paramedics. West J Emerg Med. 2009 May; 10(2):62-7. Vaca FE, Anderson CL, Herrera H, Patel C, Silman EF, Deguzman R, Lahham S, Kohl V. PMID: 19561820; PMCID: PMC2691511.
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    105. Factors associated with complications in older adults with isolated blunt chest trauma. West J Emerg Med. 2009 May; 10(2):79-84. Lotfipour S, Kaku SK, Vaca FE, Patel C, Anderson CL, Ahmed SS, Menchine MD. PMID: 19561823; PMCID: PMC2691509.
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    106. Polycystic Kidney Disease with Renal failure Presenting as Incarcerated Inguinal Hernia in the ED. West J Emerg Med. 2009 Feb; 10(1):55-7. Silman EF, Chakravarthy B, Vaca F, Langdorf MI. PMID: 19561770; PMCID: PMC2672301.
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    107. Physicochemical characterization of raw materials and co-products from the titanium dioxide industry. J Hazard Mater. 2009 Jul 30; 166(2-3):1429-40. Gázquez MJ, Bolívar JP, García-Tenorio R, Vaca F. PMID: 19167156.
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    108. Becoming an emergency medicine resident: a practical guide for medical students. J Emerg Med. 2008 Oct; 35(3):339-44. Lotfipour S, Luu R, Hayden SR, Vaca F, Hoonpongsimanont W, Langdorf M. PMID: 18547776.
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    109. Young female drivers in fatal crashes: recent trends, 1995-2004. Traffic Inj Prev. 2008 Mar; 9(1):65-9. Tsai VW, Anderson CL, Vaca FE. PMID: 18338297.
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    110. Car safety seats for children: rear facing for best protection. Inj Prev. 2007 12; 13(6):398-402. Henary B, Sherwood CP, Crandall JR, Kent RW, Vaca FE, Arbogast KB, Bull MJ. PMID: 18056317; PMCID: PMC2598309.
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    111. Colour quenching corrections on the measurement of 90Sr through Cerenkov counting. Anal Chim Acta. 2007 Dec 05; 604(2):184-90. Mosqueda F, Villa M, Vaca F, Bolívar JP. PMID: 17996541.
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    112. Commentary: Teen unsafe driving behaviors: faulty perceptions shaping risk. Ann Emerg Med. 2007 Oct; 50(4):478-80. Vaca FE. PMID: 17881318.
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    113. Associated economic impact of skatepark-related injuries in Southern California. Clin Med Res. 2007 Oct; 5(3):149-54. Vaca F, Mai D, Anderson CL, Fox JC, Ferrarella N. PMID: 18056022; PMCID: PMC2111401.
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    114. Pediatric pedestrian injuries: emergency care considerations. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2007 Oct; 23(10):738-44. Chakravarthy B, Vaca FE, Lotfipour S, Bradley D. PMID: 18090111.
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    115. Spontaneous bladder rupture in association with alcoholic binge: a case report and review of the literature. J Emerg Med. 2009 Nov; 37(4):386-9. Parker H, Hoonpongsimanont W, Vaca F, Lotfipour S. PMID: 17976802.
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    116. The basics of alcohol screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment in the emergency department. West J Emerg Med. 2007 Aug; 8(3):88-92. Vaca FE, Winn D. PMID: 19561690; PMCID: PMC2672213.
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    117. Geriatric trauma care: challenges facing emergency medical services. Cal J Emerg Med. 2007 May; 8(2):51-5. Chu I, Vaca F, Stratton S, Chakravarthy B, Hoonpongsimanont W, Lotfipour S. PMID: 20440401; PMCID: PMC2860422.
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    118. Commentary: Polypharmacy and older drivers: beyond the doors of the emergency department (ED) for patient safety. Ann Emerg Med. 2007 Apr; 49(4):535-7. Lotfipour S, Vaca F. PMID: 17371708.
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    119. Radioactivity levels in aerosol particles surrounding a large TENORM waste repository after application of preliminary restoration work. Sci Total Environ. 2007 May 01; 377(1):27-35. Borrego E, Mas JL, Martín JE, Bolívar JP, Vaca F, Aguado JL. PMID: 17343897.
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    120. Pedestrian injuries: emergency care considerations. Cal J Emerg Med. 2007 Feb; 8(1):15-21. Chakravarthy B, Lotfipour S, Vaca FE. PMID: 20440388; PMCID: PMC2859736.
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    121. The crisis in emergency and trauma care in california and the United States. Cal J Emerg Med. 2006 Dec; 7(4):81-6. Mansuri O, Hoonpongsimanont W, Vaca F, Lotfipour S. PMID: 20505812; PMCID: PMC2872530.
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    122. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) notes. A social norms strategy to reduce impaired driving among 21- to 34-year-olds. Ann Emerg Med. 2006 Dec; 48(6):739. Pribble J, Vaca F, Garrison HG, McKay MP, Gotschall CS. PMID: 17120326.
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    123. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) notes. Analysis of speeding-related fatal motor vehicle crashes. Ann Emerg Med. 2006 Oct; 48(4):470. Vaca F, Garrison HG, McKay MP, Gotschall CS. PMID: 17004328.
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    124. Commentary: Scoping out reciprocity, career mobility and recognition. Ann Emerg Med. 2006 Aug; 48(2):213-4. Kahn CA, Vaca F. PMID: 16857470.
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    125. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) notes. Evaluation of the repeal of the all-rider motorcycle helmet law in Florida. Ann Emerg Med. 2006 Feb; 47(2):203; discussion 204-6. Vaca F, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. PMID: 16431235.
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    126. An assay on the effect of preliminary restoration tasks applied to a large TENORM wastes disposal in the south-west of Spain. Sci Total Environ. 2006 Jul 01; 364(1-3):55-66. Mas JL, San Miguel EG, Bolívar JP, Vaca F, Pérez-Moreno JP. PMID: 16343599.
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    127. Skatepark-related injuries in a southern California skatepark and their associated short-term disability and healthcare utilization. Clin J Sport Med. 2005 May; 15(3):142-7. Vaca F, Fox JC, Mai D, Anderson CL, Kwon KT, Wiechmann WF. PMID: 15867556.
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    128. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) notes. Drowsy driving. Ann Emerg Med. 2005 Apr; 45(4):433-4; discussion 434-6. Vaca F. PMID: 15795725.
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    129. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) notes. Analysis of crashes involving 15-passenger vans. Ann Emerg Med. 2004 Dec; 44(6):656-7; discussion 657-9. McKay MP, Vaca F. PMID: 15573042.
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    130. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) notes. PIER: Public information, education, and relations for EMS injury prevention modules. Ann Emerg Med. 2004 Apr; 43(4):521-4. Thoma T, Vaca F. PMID: 15039698.
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    131. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) notes. Ann Emerg Med. 2004 Feb; 43(2):274-5; discussion 275-7. Vaca FE. PMID: 14747819.
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    132. Commentary: Pedestrian roadway fatalities: profiling the problem. Ann Emerg Med. 2003 Oct; 42(4):480-2. McKay MP, Vaca F. PMID: 14520318.
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    133. Commentary: Trauma systems: a key factor in homeland preparedness. Ann Emerg Med. 2003 Jun; 41(6):799-801. Peterson TD, Vaca F. PMID: 12764334.
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    134. Commentary: making progress...with a growing caution. Ann Emerg Med. 2003 Feb; 41(2):272-5. Vaca F. PMID: 12548280.
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    135. Child safety seat knowledge among parents utilizing emergency services in a level I trauma center in Southern California. Pediatrics. 2002 Nov; 110(5):e61. Vaca F, Anderson CL, Agran P, Winn D, Cheng G. PMID: 12415067.
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    136. Health risks of Latino children. JAMA. 2002 Oct 23-30; 288(16):1981-2; author reply 1983. Dinh-Zarr TB, Heitman E, Baker SP, Vaca FE, Wen W, Osberg S, DiGuiseppi C. PMID: 12387642.
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    137. Web-based injury control training: a new curricular tool in the arsenal. Ann Emerg Med. 2002 Aug; 40(2):251-2. Vaca F, Todd KH. PMID: 12140506.
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    138. Developing best practices of emergency care for the alcohol-impaired patient. Ann Emerg Med. 2002 Jun; 39(6):685-6. Vaca F. PMID: 12023717.
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    139. Radioactive impact in sediments from an estuarine system affected by industrial wastes releases. Environ Int. 2002 Mar; 27(8):639-45. Bolívar JP, García-Tenorio R, Mas JL, Vaca F. PMID: 11934113.
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    140. Commentary: Cellular telephones and cars: a mix that is a real handful...with or without the hands. Ann Emerg Med. 2002 Jan; 39(1):82-5. Vaca F. PMID: 11806377.
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    141. Factor of merit and minimum detectable activity for 90Sr determinations by gas-flow proportional counting or Cherenkov counting. Appl Radiat Isot. 2001 Dec; 55(6):849-51. Vaca F, Manjón G, Cuéllar S, García-León M. PMID: 11761109.
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    142. Commentary: We need to give children a boost before we buckle them. Ann Emerg Med. 2001 Apr; 37(4):407-10. Berns SD, Vaca F. PMID: 11275836.
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    143. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Commentary: Motorcycle helmet law repeal--a tax assessment for the rest of the United States? Ann Emerg Med. 2001 Feb; 37(2):230-2. Vaca F, Berns SD. PMID: 11174245.
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    144. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Evaluation of the repeal of motorcycle helmet laws. Ann Emerg Med. 2001 Feb; 37(2):229-30. Vaca F, Berns SD, Harris JS, Jolly BT, Runge JW, Todd KH. PMID: 11174244.
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    145. Radioactive discharges from an alkaline pulp mill located in the south of Spain. J Environ Radioact. 2001; 52(1):91-7. Vaca F, Manjón G, García-León M. PMID: 11202688.
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    146. The presence of some artificial and natural radionuclides in a Eucalyptus forest in the south of Spain. J Environ Radioact. 2001; 56(3):309-25. Vaca F, Manjón G, Garcia-León M. PMID: 11468822.
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    147. Delayed pulmonary edema and bronchospasm after accidental lacrimator exposure. Am J Emerg Med. 1996 Jul; 14(4):402-5. Vaca FE, Myers JH, Langdorf M. PMID: 8768166.
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