Authors and Editors
Author: John P. Cunha, DO
Editor: Melissa Conrad Stoppler, MD
REFERENCE: Centers for Disease Control. Choking Episodes Among Children.
Last Editorial Review: 7/10/2008
Previous contributing Authors and Editors:
Author: Christopher J Bosche, MD, Consulting Staff, Department of Emergency Medicine, Saint Anthony's Medical Center.
Stephen J Vetrano, DO, EMT-B, Consulting Staff, Department of Emergency Medicine, Capital Health System;
Dave Miramontes, MD, Consulting Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, St Vincent's Medical Center;
Tara Shapiro, DO, Assistant Director of Emergency Medicine Residency Program, Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.
Editors: Scott H
Plantz, MD, FAAEM, Research Director, Assistant Professor, Department of
Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Francisco Talavera, PharmD,
PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor III, MD,
Vice-Chief, Compliance Officer, Attending Physician Emergency Medicine Residency, Department of Emergency Medicine, Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital, University of South Carolina.
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