Bjorn C. Westgard, MD, MA
Research Investigator
About

HealthPartners Medical Group title: Emergency medicine physician

Education: MD, University of Illinois- Urbana; residency in emergency medicine, Hennepin County Medical Center; fellowship in undersea and hyperbaric medicine, Hennepin County Medical Center.

Affiliation
positions
  • Research Investigator, Community and population health
  • Publications
    selected publications
    Journal Article
  • Case series of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for central retinal artery occlusion
    Retinal Cases & Brief Reports. 2021
  • Prevalence of cardiovascular disease and risk factors among Somali immigrants and refugees
    Journal of immigrant and minority health. 2021
  • Quick cuts: a comparative study of two tools for ring tourniquet removal
    American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2021
  • An analysis of changes in emergency department visits after a state declaration during the time of COVID-19
    Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2020
  • Characterization of regional poison center utilization through geospatial mapping
    Western Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2020
  • Availability of bedside and laboratory testing for carbon monoxide poisoning in the upper midwestern United States
    Western Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2019
  • Esophageal stricture following radiation, concurrent immunochemotherapy, treated with hyperbaric oxygen and dilation
    2019
  • An approach to treating a patient with a HeartMate II left ventricular assist device in a multiplace hyperbaric chamber: a case report
    Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine. 2018
  • Microangiography to monitor treatment outcomes following severe frostbite injury to the hands
    Journal of burn care & research. 2018
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for the prevention of arterial gas embolism in food grade hydrogen peroxide ingestion
    American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2017
  • Hunger and food insecurity among patients in an urban emergency department
    Western Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2013
  • Longitudinal and regional trends in paramedic student exposure to advanced airway placement: 2001-2011
    Prehospital Emergency Care. 2013
  • Disparities in potentially avoidable emergency department (ED) care: ED visits for ambulatory care sensitive conditions
    Medical Care. 2012
  • Editorial Article
    Conference Poster
  • A randomized controlled trial of emergency department dental care vouchers to improve care and reduce return visits [poster]
    2017
  • How should we evaluate cardiac risk in the older asymptomatic scuba diver [poster]?
    2017
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for the prevention of arterial gas embolism in food grade hydrogen peroxide ingestion [poster]
    2017
  • Iatrogenic arterial gas embolism case series treated with hyperbaric oxygen [poster]
    2017
  • Improvements in teamwork, care quality and patient safety through the implementation of an emergent hyperbaric treatment checklist [poster]
    2017
  • Successful treatment of a patient with a left ventricular assist device with hperbaric oxygen at 2.4 ATA [poster]
    2017
  • Case series of patients with central retinal artery obstruction with the diagnosis confirmed with bedside ultrasound [poster]
    2016
  • Fluorescence microangiography to guide management of non-healing wounds [poster]
    2016
  • Prospective study of mucosal atomizer device use on myringotomy patency [poster]
    2016
  • Awake, anesthetized myringotomy: a retrospective case series from a new standard of practice [poster]
    2015
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for central retinal artery occluation (CRAO): improved outcomes in a retrospective case series [poster]
    2015
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is associated with improved mortality in necrotizing soft tissue infections (NSTIs): a retrospective case-control study in two urban hospitals [poster]
    2015
  • Intensive community engagement to address cardiovascular disease risk factors in a disadvantaged refugee population [poster]
    2015
  • Triple-aim hotspots: neighborhood factors in potentially avoidable emergency department visits and costs [poster]
    2015
  • Hotspots of triple aim opportunity: identifying geographic clusters of potentially preventable emergency department visits and costs [poster]
    2014
  • Morbidity and mortality in necrotizing soft tissue infections (INSTIs): hyperbaric oxygen versus standard therapy in two urban hospitals [poster]
    2014
  • A project to use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to hotspot preventable, high-cost conditions and potential community health solutions [poster]
    2013
  • Association between healthy food availability and emergency department presentations for diet-related illness [poster]
    2013
  • Healthy neighborhoods and the emergency department: is neighborhood healthy food availability associated with emergency department presentations for diet-related illness [poster]?
    2013
  • Inter-hospital transfer vectors and the de-facto regionalization of specialty care [poster]
    2013
  • Morbidity and mortality in necrotizing soft tissue infections: hyperbaric oxygen versus standard therapy in two urban hospitals [poster]
    2013
  • Associations between healthy food availability and emergency department presentations for diet-related illness [poster]
    2012
  • Improving disparities in pain control in the Emergency Department [poster]
    2012
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