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Rawle Seupaul

TitleDepartment Chairperson
InstitutionUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
DepartmentEmergency Medicine, College of Medicine
AddressG188 Central Building (old hospital)
4301 W.Markham
Mail Slot # 584
Little Rock AR 72205
Phone501-686-6483
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    Dr. Seupaul graduated AOA from Northwestern University's HPME program (Honors Program in Medical Education) in 2007. He completed his residency at Carolinas Medical Center where he was a chief resident before joining the Wishard based faculty in 2000 at Indiana University School of Medicine. He has focused his academic career on Evidence Based Medicine education and the application of science to healthcare. He is the EM track faculty director at McMaster University's Evidence Based Medicine course in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He is a fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine where he has been part of the TEACH faculty (Teaching Evidence Assimilation for Collaborative Healthcare) since 2004. He is also the past chair of SAEM's EBM interest group. He was also the statewide director for EBM and Biostatistics for the IU School of Medicine and course director for the EBM course on the Indianapolis campus (X-602) which now includes EM residents and other allied health professionals.In 2005 he was named an IU trustee teaching award winner for the IU School of Medicine and has been awarded 'Teacher of Year' for the Department of Emergency Medicine in 2008 and 2011. He is also the associate director of research for resident scholarly activities.Dr. Seupaul is an ABEM oral board examiner and an active member of SAEM and ACEP.Dr. Seupaul is currently the Stanley Reed Professor and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, AR.


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    1. Wilson MP, Seupaul RA. Are There Tools to Screen Children and Adolescents in the Emergency Department With Mental Health and Substance Abuse Issues? Ann Emerg Med. 2017 Sep 18. PMID: 28935284.
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    2. Welch JL, Seupaul RA. Update: Does Rocuronium Create Better Intubating Conditions Than Succinylcholine for Rapid Sequence Intubation? Ann Emerg Med. 2017 May; 69(5):e55-e56. PMID: 27823870.
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    3. Williams TS, Seupaul RA. Can Noncontrast Head Computed Tomography Within 6 Hours of Symptom Onset Exclude Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage? Ann Emerg Med. 2016 Sep; 68(3):352-3. PMID: 27238826.
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    4. Maddox RP, Seupaul RA. What Is the Most Effective Treatment of Superficial Thrombophlebitis? Ann Emerg Med. 2016 May; 67(5):671-2. PMID: 26707361.
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    5. Abramo TJ, Harris ZL, Meredith M, Crossman K, Seupaul R, Williams A, McMorrow S, Dindo J, Gordon A, Melguizo-Castro M, Hu Z, Nick T. Cerebral oximetry with cerebral blood volume index in detecting pediatric stroke in a pediatric ED. Am J Emerg Med. 2015 Nov; 33(11):1622-9. PMID: 26320671.
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    6. Hohertz B, Seupaul RA, Holmes TM. Are colloids better than crystalloids for fluid resuscitation in critically ill patients? Ann Emerg Med. 2015 Apr; 65(4):443-4. PMID: 25443991.
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    7. Dickson R, Nedelcut A, Seupaul R, Hamzeh M. STOP STEMI©-a novel medical application to improve the coordination of STEMI care: a brief report on door-to-balloon times after initiating the application. Crit Pathw Cardiol. 2014 Sep; 13(3):85-8. PMID: 25062390; PMCID: PMC4132040.
    8. Eastin TR, Snipes CD, Seupaul RA. Are antifibrinolytic agents effective in the treatment of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage? Ann Emerg Med. 2014 Dec; 64(6):658-9. PMID: 24954579.
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    9. Hunter BR, O'Donnell DP, Allgood KL, Seupaul RA. No benefit to prehospital initiation of therapeutic hypothermia in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Acad Emerg Med. 2014 Apr; 21(4):355-64. PMID: 24730397.
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    10. Vrablik ME, Snead GR, Minnigan HJ, Kirschner JM, Emmett TW, Seupaul RA. The diagnostic accuracy of bedside ocular ultrasonography for the diagnosis of retinal detachment: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Ann Emerg Med. 2015 Feb; 65(2):199-203.e1. PMID: 24680547.
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    11. Hunter BR, Keim SM, Seupaul RA, Hern G. Are plain radiographs sufficient to exclude cervical spine injuries in low-risk adults? J Emerg Med. 2014 Feb; 46(2):257-63. PMID: 24342907.
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    12. Chandler A, Freeze-Ramsey R, Seupaul RA. Is the use of haloperidol a safe and effective method of tranquilization for patients with psychosis-induced aggression or agitation? Ann Emerg Med. 2014 Jun; 63(6):757-8. PMID: 24275570.
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    13. Maddox RP, Seupaul RA. Is ketamine effective for the management of acute asthma exacerbations in children? Ann Emerg Med. 2014 Mar; 63(3):309-10. PMID: 24268906.
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    14. Hourmozdi JJ, Hawley DA, Hadi CM, Tahir B, Seupaul RA. Streptococcal necrotizing myositis: a case report and clinical review. J Emerg Med. 2014 Mar; 46(3):436-42. PMID: 24161226.
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    15. Smolarz CM, Hohertz B, Seupaul RA. Are antibiotics required for the treatment of uncomplicated diverticulitis? Ann Emerg Med. 2014 Jan; 63(1):52-3. PMID: 23992942.
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    16. Wakai A, McCabe A, Kidney R, Brooks SC, Seupaul RA, Diercks DB, Salter N, Fermann GJ, Pospisil C. Nitrates for acute heart failure syndromes. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013 Aug 06; (8):CD005151. PMID: 23922186.
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    17. Snead GR, Seupaul RA. Does This Patient Have a Severe Upper Gastrointestinal Bleed?. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2013; 62(6):627-8.
    18. Minnigan, HJ, Snead, GR, Vrablik, ME, Kirschner, JM. The Diagnostic Accuracy of Bedside Ocular Ultrasound in the Diagnosis of Retinal Detachment: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. SAEM Annual Conference. 2013.
    19. Hunter, BR, O'Donnell, DP, Allgood, KL. The Effect of Prehospital Therapeutic Hypothermia on Mortality and Neurologic Outcomes in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Care. SAEM Annual Meeting. 2013.
    20. Maddox, R. Is Ketamine Effective for the Management of Acute Asthma in Children?. Ann Emerg Med. 2013.
    21. Kirschner, JM. Does Computed Tomography Rule Out Clinically Significant Cervical Spine Injuries in Obtunded or Intubated Blunt Trama Patients. Ann Emerg Med. 2012; 737-8.
    22. Carter, B. Update: Antiemetics for Comiting Associated With Acute Gastroenteritis in Children. Ann Emerg Med. 2012.
    23. Hunter BR, Seupaul RA. Interrater reliability of history and physical examination is limited among children with possible appendicitis. J Pediatr. 2012 Sep; 161(3):566. PMID: 22916978.
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    24. Kirschner, JM. Do medical interventions for traumatic hyphem reduce the risk of vision loss?. Ann Emerg Med. 2012; 197-8.
    25. Cooper DD, Seupaul RA. Is water effective for wound cleansing? Ann Emerg Med. 2012 Nov; 60(5):626-7. PMID: 22841710.
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    26. Hunter BR, Seupaul RA. Rapid rehydration is not better than standard IV hydration in dehydrated pediatric patients with gastroenteritis. J Pediatr. 2012 May; 160(5):885-6. PMID: 22516335.
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    27. Wilbur L, Seupaul RA. Can rapid viral testing in the emergency department reduce antibiotic use in children? Ann Emerg Med. 2012 May; 59(5):404-5. PMID: 21689863.
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    28. Hunter BR, Seupaul RA. Are there pharmacologic agents that safely and effectively treat post-lumbar puncture headache? Ann Emerg Med. 2013 Jan; 61(1):84-5. PMID: 22520992.
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    29. Chastain BC, Seupaul RA. Traumatic gallbladder rupture. J Emerg Med. 2013 Feb; 44(2):474-5. PMID: 22503100.
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    30. Carter B, Seupaul RA. Update: antiemetics for vomiting associated with acute gastroenteritis in children. Ann Emerg Med. 2012 Sep; 60(3):e5-6. PMID: 22424648.
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    31. Kirschner J, Seupaul RA. Does computed tomography rule out clinically significant cervical spine injuries in obtunded or intubated blunt trauma patients? [corrected]. Ann Emerg Med. 2012 Dec; 60(6):737-8. PMID: 22405685.
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    32. Cooper DD, Seupaul RA. Does this patient with minor head trauma need neuroimaging? Ann Emerg Med. 2012 Sep; 60(3):368-9. PMID: 22387084.
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    33. Kirschner J, Seupaul RA. Do medical interventions for traumatic hyphema reduce the risk of vision loss? Ann Emerg Med. 2012 Aug; 60(2):197-8. PMID: 22245179.
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    34. Wakai, A, Jayaprakash, N, Awan, JA, Walsh, CD, O'Sullivan, R. Interventions for reducing emergency department waiting time. 2012.
    35. Seupaul RA, Welch JL, Malka ST, Emmett TW. Pharmacologic prophylaxis for acute mountain sickness: a systematic shortcut review. Ann Emerg Med. 2012 Apr; 59(4):307-317.e1. PMID: 22153998.
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    36. Cooper DD, Seupaul RA. Is adjunctive dexamethasone beneficial in patients with bacterial meningitis? Ann Emerg Med. 2012 Mar; 59(3):225-6. PMID: 22088494.
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    37. Wilbur L, Seupaul RA. Should topical nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs be used to treat acute musculoskeletal conditions? Ann Emerg Med. 2012 Apr; 59(4):283-4. PMID: 21982152.
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    38. Cooper DD, Seupaul RA. Does buffered lidocaine decrease the pain of local infiltration? Ann Emerg Med. 2012 Apr; 59(4):281-2. PMID: 21820761.
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    39. Wilbur L, Seupaul R. Evidence-based emergency medicine. Are tissue adhesives an acceptable alternative for simple lacerations? Ann Emerg Med. 2011 Oct; 58(4):373-4. PMID: 21624705.
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    40. Weinstein E, Seupaul RA. Evidence-based emergency medicine. What is the role of antiemetics in the treatment of children with acute gastroenteritis? Ann Emerg Med. 2011 Oct; 58(4):371-2. PMID: 21546121.
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    41. Seupaul RA. Cephalexin is as effective as clindamycin for the treatment of uncomplicated soft tissue and skin infections in children. J Pediatr. 2011 May; 158(5):861-2. PMID: 21482249.
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    42. Ross CT, Seupaul RA. Minimizing medical error: standardization of patient handoff in the ED. Am J Emerg Med. 2011 Jun; 29(5):567-8. PMID: 21514086.
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    43. Seupaul RA, Wilbur LG. Evidence-based emergency medicine. Does therapeutic hypothermia benefit survivors of cardiac arrest? Ann Emerg Med. 2011 Sep; 58(3):282-3. PMID: 21435740.
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    44. Seupaul RA, Wilbur LG. Evidence-based emergency medicine. Do triptans effectively treat acute cluster headache in the emergency department? Ann Emerg Med. 2011 Sep; 58(3):284-5. PMID: 21396737.
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    45. Seupaul RA, Jones JH. Evidence-based emergency medicine. Does succinylcholine maximize intubating conditions better than rocuronium for rapid sequence intubation? Ann Emerg Med. 2011 Mar; 57(3):301-2. PMID: 20869137.
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    46. Seupaul RA. Evidence-based emergency medicine: clinical synopsis. What is the appropriate antibiotic course for the treatment of urinary tract infections in children? Ann Emerg Med. 2010 Sep; 56(3):300-1. PMID: 20471714.
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    47. Seupaul RA. Evidence-based emergency medicine/systematic review abstract. Should I consider treating patients with acute cardiogenic pulmonary edema with noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation? Ann Emerg Med. 2010 Mar; 55(3):299-300. PMID: 19695739.
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    48. Eastin TR, Wilbur LG, Seupaul RA. Painful red eye. West J Emerg Med. 2009 May; 10(2):e9. PMID: 19561819; PMCID: PMC2691506.
    49. Carpenter CR, Keim SM, Seupaul RA, Pines JM. Differentiating low-risk and no-risk PE patients: the PERC score. J Emerg Med. 2009 Apr; 36(3):317-22. PMID: 19097732.
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    50. Seupaul RA, Worster A. Evidence-based emergency medicine/rational clinical examination abstract. Is this patient having a stroke? Ann Emerg Med. 2009 Jul; 54(1):120-2. PMID: 18842324.
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    51. O'Donnel DP, Seupaul RA. Klippel-Feil syndrome. Am J Emerg Med. 2008 Feb; 26(2):252.e1-2. PMID: 18272131.
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    52. Diner BM, Carpenter CR, O'Connell T, Pang P, Brown MD, Seupaul RA, Celentano JJ, Mayer D. Graduate medical education and knowledge translation: role models, information pipelines, and practice change thresholds. Acad Emerg Med. 2007 Nov; 14(11):1008-14. PMID: 17967963.
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    53. Seupaul RA. Evidence-based emergency medicine/rational clinical examination abstract. How do I perform a lumbar puncture and analyze the results to diagnose bacterial meningitis? Ann Emerg Med. 2007 Jul; 50(1):85-7. PMID: 17577949.
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    54. Lemme KA, Seupaul RA. Anticonvulsant hypersensitivity syndrome. J Emerg Med. 2007 Aug; 33(2):195-6. PMID: 17692775.
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    55. Wolff A, Seupaul RA, Ferry TG. Duplicated subclavian vein. J Emerg Med. 2007 Jul; 33(1):71-2. PMID: 17630079.
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    56. Bagwell SH, Seupaul RA. Images in emergency medicine. Orbital cellulitis. Ann Emerg Med. 2006 Nov; 48(5):633, 639. PMID: 17052567.
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    57. Ahlers KM, Seupaul RA. Images in emergency medicine. Pemphigus vulgaris. Ann Emerg Med. 2006 Apr; 47(4):395, 402. PMID: 16546628.
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    58. Seupaul RA, Somerville GG, Viscusi C, Shepard AJ, Hauter WE. Prevalence of postdural puncture headache after ED performed lumbar puncture. Am J Emerg Med. 2005 Nov; 23(7):913-5. PMID: 16291456.
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    59. Belville RG, Seupaul RA. Winged scapula in the emergency department: a case report and review. J Emerg Med. 2005 Oct; 29(3):279-82. PMID: 16183446.
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    60. Lemme KA, Seupaul RA. Images in emergency medicine. Parinaud's oculoglandular syndrome. Ann Emerg Med. 2005 Nov; 46(5):406, 423. PMID: 16271667.
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    61. Seupaul RA, Lemme KA. Images in emergency medicine. Toddler's fracture. Ann Emerg Med. 2005 Dec; 46(6):490, 497. PMID: 16308059.
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    62. Seupaul RA, Stepsis TM, Doehring MC. Idiopathic renal vein thrombosis in a healthy young woman with flank pain and fever. Am J Emerg Med. 2005 May; 23(3):417-9. PMID: 15915437.
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    63. Seupaul RA, Collins R. Evidence-based emergency medicine/rational clinical examination abstract. Physical examination of the liver. Ann Emerg Med. 2005 May; 45(5):553-5. PMID: 15861532.
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    64. Belville RG, Seupaul RA. Pain measurement in pediatric emergency care: a review of the faces pain scale-revised. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2005 Feb; 21(2):90-3. PMID: 15699816.
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    65. Seupaul RA. Oligoanalgesia in very young pediatric patients. Ann Emerg Med. 2004 Feb; 43(2):292; auth reply 293. PMID: 15083844.
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    66. Seupaul RA. Visual analog pain scores and the need for analgesia. Acad Emerg Med. 2003 Sep; 10(9):1012; author reply 1013. PMID: 12957990.
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    67. Kline JA, Kubin AK, Patel MM, Easton EJ, Seupal RA. Alveolar dead space as a predictor of severity of pulmonary embolism. Acad Emerg Med. 2000 Jun; 7(6):611-7. PMID: 10905639.
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    68. Pope WB, Lambert MP, Leypold B, Seupaul R, Sletten L, Krafft G, Klein WL. Microtubule-associated protein tau is hyperphosphorylated during mitosis in the human neuroblastoma cell line SH-SY5Y. Exp Neurol. 1994 Apr; 126(2):185-94. PMID: 7925819.
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