Authors and Editors
Author: William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR
Editor: Jerry R. Balentine, DO, FACEP
Previous contributing author and editors:
Author: Henry Farkas, MD, Medical Director, VNA of Maryland/Northern Chesapeake Hospice; Medical Director, Department of Emergency Medicine, Union Hospital of Cecil County.
Editors: James E Keany, MD, FACEP, Director of Emergency Medical Education, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center and Children's Hospital at Miss; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Ron Fuerst, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of South Carolina College of Medicine; Director, Children's Emergency Center, Children's Hospital of Richland Memorial Hospital.
REFERENCES:Last Editorial Review: 4/26/2012
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