Frances S Shofer

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Adjunct Professor of Emergency Medicine
Director of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Department of Emergency Medicine University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Department: Emergency Medicine

Contact information
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Ground Floor, Ravdin Building
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283
Office: 215-662-6917
Fax: 215 662-3953
Education:
BA (Biochemistry)
University of Pennsylvania, 1977.
PhD (Epidemiology)
University of Pennsylvania, 1983.
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Selected Publications

Wells Scott M, Shofer Frances S, Walters Patricia C, Stamoulis Mark E, Cole Steven G, Sleeper Meg M: Evaluation of blood cardiac troponin I concentrations obtained with a cage-side analyzer to differentiate cats with cardiac and noncardiac causes of dyspnea. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 244(4): 425-30, Feb 2014.

Kilaru Austin S, Leffer Marc, Perkner John, Sawyer Kate Flanigan, Jolley Chandra E, Nadkarni Lindsay D, Shofer Frances S, Merchant Raina M: Use of Automated External Defibrillators in US Federal Buildings: Implementation of the Federal Occupational Health Public Access Defibrillation Program. Journal of occupational and environmental medicine / American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 56(1): 86-91, Jan 2014.

Beylin Marie E, Perman Sarah M, Abella Benjamin S, Leary Marion, Shofer Frances S, Grossestreuer Anne V, Gaieski David F: Higher mean arterial pressure with or without vasoactive agents is associated with increased survival and better neurological outcomes in comatose survivors of cardiac arrest. Intensive care medicine 39(11): 1981-8, Nov 2013.

Brice Jane H, Foster Mark B, Principe Stephanie, Moss Chailee, Shofer Frances S, Falk Ronald J, Ferris Maria E, Dewalt Darren A: Single-item or two-item literacy screener to predict the S-TOFHLA among adult hemodialysis patients. Patient education and counseling 94(1): 71-5, Oct 2013.

Hobgood Cherri, Mathew Dana, Woodyard Donald J, Shofer Frances S, Brice Jane H: Death in the field: teaching paramedics to deliver effective death notifications using the educational intervention "GRIEV_ING". Prehospital emergency care : official journal of the National Association of EMS Physicians and the National Association of State EMS Directors 17(4): 501-10, Oct-Dec 2013.

Soremekun Olan A, Hamedani Azita, Shofer Frances S, O'Conor Katie J, Svenson James, Hollander Judd E: Safety of a rapid diagnostic protocol with accelerated stress testing. The American journal of emergency medicine 32(2): 124-8, Oct 2013.

Lamantia Michael A, Stewart Paul W, Platts-Mills Timothy F, Biese Kevin J, Forbach Cory, Zamora Ezequiel, McCall Brenda K, Shofer Frances S, Cairns Charles B, Busby-Whitehead Jan, Kizer John S: Predictive value of initial triage vital signs for critically ill older adults. The western journal of emergency medicine 14(5): 453-60, Sep 2013.

Gugelmann Hallam, Shofer Frances S, Meisel Zachary F, Perrone Jeanmarie: Multidisciplinary intervention decreases the use of opioid medication discharge packs from 2 urban EDs. The American journal of emergency medicine 31(9): 1343-8, Sep 2013.

Meltzer Andrew C, Baumann Brigitte M, Chen Esther H, Shofer Frances S, Mills Angela M: Poor sensitivity of a modified Alvarado score in adults with suspected appendicitis. Annals of emergency medicine 62(2): 126-31, Aug 2013.

Ma Marek, Ferguson Toby A, Schoch Kathleen M, Li Jian, Qian Yaping, Shofer Frances S, Saatman Kathryn E, Neumar Robert W: Calpains mediate axonal cytoskeleton disintegration during Wallerian degeneration. Neurobiology of disease 56: 34-46, Aug 2013.

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Last updated: 02/21/2014
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