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David Blehar MD

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
DepartmentEmergency Medicine
AddressUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester MA 01655
Phone508-856-4101
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    Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, United StatesBSBiology
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, United StatesMD

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    1. Reljin N, Zimmer G, Malyuta Y, Shelley K, Mendelson Y, Blehar DJ, Darling CE, Chon KH. Using support vector machines on photoplethysmographic signals to discriminate between hypovolemia and euvolemia. PLoS One. 2018; 13(3):e0195087. PMID: 29596477.
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    2. Gleeson T, Blehar D. Point-of-Care Ultrasound in Trauma. Semin Ultrasound CT MR. 2018 Aug; 39(4):374-383. PMID: 30070230.
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    3. Gaspari R, Weekes A, Adhikari S, Noble V, Nomura JT, Theodoro D, Woo M, Atkinson P, Blehar D, Brown S, Caffery T, Douglass E, Fraser J, Haines C, Lam S, Lanspa M, Lewis M, Liebmann O, Limkakeng A, Lopez F, Platz E, Mendoza M, Minnigan H, Moore C, Novik J, Rang L, Scruggs W, Raio C. A retrospective study of pulseless electrical activity, bedside ultrasound identifies interventions during resuscitation associated with improved survival to hospital admission. A REASON Study. Resuscitation. 2017 Nov; 120:103-107. PMID: 28916478.
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    4. Gaspari R, Weekes A, Adhikari S, Noble VE, Nomura JT, Theodoro D, Woo M, Atkinson P, Blehar D, Brown SM, Caffery T, Douglass E, Fraser J, Haines C, Lam S, Lanspa M, Lewis M, Liebmann O, Limkakeng A, Lopez F, Platz E, Mendoza M, Minnigan H, Moore C, Novik J, Rang L, Scruggs W, Raio C. Reply to Letter: Letter to the Editor regarding Gaspari and colleague's "Emergency department point-of-care ultrasound in out-of-hospital and in-ED cardiac arrest". Resuscitation. 2017 Feb 17. PMID: 28219757.
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    5. Gaspari R, Weekes A, Adhikari S, Noble VE, Nomura JT, Theodoro D, Woo M, Atkinson P, Blehar D, Brown SM, Caffery T, Douglass E, Fraser J, Haines C, Lam S, Lanspa M, Lewis M, Liebmann O, Limkakeng A, Lopez F, Platz E, Mendoza M, Minnigan H, Moore C, Novik J, Rang L, Scruggs W, Raio C. Emergency department point-of-care ultrasound in out-of-hospital and in-ED cardiac arrest. Resuscitation. 2016 Dec; 109:33-39. PMID: 27693280.
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    6. Helland G, Gaspari R, Licciardo S, Sanseverino A, Torres U, Emhoff T, Blehar D. Comparison of Four Views to Single-view Ultrasound Protocols to Identify Clinically Significant Pneumothorax. Acad Emerg Med. 2016 Oct; 23(10):1170-1175. PMID: 27428394.
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    7. Mackenzie DC, Khan NA, Blehar D, Glazier S, Chang Y, Stowell CP, Noble VE, Liteplo AS. Carotid Flow Time Changes With Volume Status in Acute Blood Loss. Ann Emerg Med. 2015 Sep; 66(3):277-282.e1. PMID: 26003002.
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    8. Blehar DJ, Barton B, Gaspari RJ. Learning curves in emergency ultrasound education. Acad Emerg Med. 2015 May; 22(5):574-82. PMID: 25903780.
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    9. Lam SH, Bailitz J, Blehar D, Becker BA, Hoffmann B, Liteplo AS, Rajan KB, Lambert M. Multi-Institution Validation of an Emergency Ultrasound Image Rating Scale-A Pilot Study. J Emerg Med. 2015 Jul; 49(1):32-39.e1. PMID: 25907634.
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    10. Gaspari RJ, Blehar D, Polan D, Montoya A, Alsulaibikh A, Liteplo A. The Massachusetts abscess rule: a clinical decision rule using ultrasound to identify methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in skin abscesses. Acad Emerg Med. 2014 May; 21(5):558-67. PMID: 24842508.
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    11. Blehar DJ, Glazier S, Gaspari RJ. Correlation of corrected flow time in the carotid artery with changes in intravascular volume status. J Crit Care. 2014 Aug; 29(4):486-8. PMID: 24930363.
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    12. Gaspari R, Blehar D, Briones J, Dayno M. Sonoelastographic characteristics of abscess induration associated with therapy failure. J Ultrasound Med. 2012 Sep; 31(9):1405-11. PMID: 22922620.
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    13. Blehar DJ, Resop D, Chin B, Dayno M, Gaspari R. Inferior vena cava displacement during respirophasic ultrasound imaging. Crit Ultrasound J. 2012; 4(1):18. PMID: 22866665.
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    14. Gaspari R, Dayno M, Briones J, Blehar D. Comparison of computerized tomography and ultrasound for diagnosing soft tissue abscesses. Crit Ultrasound J. 2012; 4(1):5. PMID: 22871216.
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    15. Gaspari RJ, Resop D, Mendoza M, Kang T, Blehar D. A randomized controlled trial of incision and drainage versus ultrasonographically guided needle aspiration for skin abscesses and the effect of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Ann Emerg Med. 2011 May; 57(5):483-91.e1. PMID: 21239082.
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    16. Moon CH, Blehar D, Shear MA, Uyehara P, Gaspari RJ, Arnold J, Cukor J. Incidence of posterior vessel wall puncture during ultrasound-guided vessel cannulation in a simulated model. Acad Emerg Med. 2010 Oct; 17(10):1138-41. PMID: 21069895.
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    17. Gaspari R, Blehar D, Mendoza M, Montoya A, Moon C, Polan D. Use of ultrasound elastography for skin and subcutaneous abscesses. J Ultrasound Med. 2009 Jul; 28(7):855-60. PMID: 19546327.
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    18. Blehar DJ, Dickman E, Gaspari R. Identification of congestive heart failure via respiratory variation of inferior vena cava diameter. Am J Emerg Med. 2009 Jan; 27(1):71-5. PMID: 19041537.
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    19. Gaspari RJ, Dickman E, Blehar D. Learning curve of bedside ultrasound of the gallbladder. J Emerg Med. 2009 Jul; 37(1):51-6. PMID: 18439787.
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    20. Blehar DJ, Gaspari RJ, Montoya A, Calderon R. Correlation of visual axis and coronal axis measurements of the optic nerve sheath diameter. J Ultrasound Med. 2008 Mar; 27(3):407-11. PMID: 18314519.
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    21. Gaspari RJ, Dickman E, Blehar D. Impact of bedside right upper quadrant ultrasonography on radiology imaging. Emerg Radiol. 2006 Oct; 13(1):3-5. PMID: 16807715.
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    22. Dickson EW, Whittaker P, Darling CE, Hirsch DJ, Blehar DJ, Przyklenk K. Brief apnea induces myocardial ischemic tolerance by an opioid-insensitive mechanism. Cardiovasc Pathol. 2004 Jul-Aug; 13(4):225-9. PMID: 15210139.
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    23. Dickson EW, Tubbs RJ, Porcaro WA, Lee WJ, Blehar DJ, Carraway RE, Darling CE, Przyklenk K. Myocardial preconditioning factors evoke mesenteric ischemic tolerance via opioid receptors and K(ATP) channels. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2002 Jul; 283(1):H22-8. PMID: 12063270.
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    24. Tubbs RJ, Porcaro WA, Lee WJ, Blehar DJ, Carraway RE, Przyklenk K, Dickson EW. Delta opiates increase ischemic tolerance in isolated rabbit jejunum. Acad Emerg Med. 2002 Jun; 9(6):555-60. PMID: 12045067.
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    25. Dickson EW, Blehar DJ, Carraway RE, Heard SO, Steinberg G, Przyklenk K. Naloxone blocks transferred preconditioning in isolated rabbit hearts. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2001 Sep; 33(9):1751-6. PMID: 11549353.
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