Department of Medical Toxicology

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Frank LoVecchio, DO, MPH, FACEP

Professor of Emergency Medicine

Board Certifications Emergency Medicine
Medical Toxicology
Addiction Medicine
Fellowship Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center (Phoenix, AZ)
Residency Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Recent Publications

Peer-Reviewed Research Articles

  1. Claudius IA, Jontz A, Levine M, LoVecchio F, Dabrowski P, Kreisler R. Marijuana self-report compared with testing in trauma patients before and after legalization. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2019 Nov 23:1-3. doi: 10.1080/15563650.2019.1693045. [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Quan D, LoVecchio F, Bhattarai B, Flores M, Frechette A, Sinha M. Comparing clinical outcomes between two scorpion antivenom dosing strategies in children. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2019 Sep 2;57(9)760-64. doi: 10.1080/15563650.2018.1551546.
  3. Levine M, Pizon A, Beuhler M, Cantrell FL, LoVecchio F, Spyres M, Skolnik AB, Brooks DE. Exploratory Ingestions of Novel Anticoagulants and Antiplatelets: What Is the Risk? Pediatr Emerg Care. 2018 Nov 19. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000001616.
  4. Levine M, Offerman S, Vohra R, et al. Assessing the effect of a medical toxicologist in the care of rattlesnake envenomated patients. Acad Emerg Med. 2018 Mar 2. doi: 10.1111/acem.13401. [Epub ahead of print]
  5. Moran GJ, Krishnadasan A, Mower WR, et al. Effect of Cephalexin Plus Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole vs Cephalexin Alone on Clinical Cure of Uncomplicated Cellulitis: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2017 May 23;317(20):2088-2096. doi: 10.1001/jama.2017.5653.
  6. Kannan VC, Hodgson N, Lau A, et al. Geolocalization of Influenza Outbreak Within an Acute Care Population: A Layered-Surveillance Approach. Ann Emerg Med. 2016 Nov;68(5):618-626. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2016.07.025.
  7. Talan DA, LoVecchio F, Abrahamian FM, et al. A Randomized Trial of Clindamycin Versus Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole for Uncomplicated Wound Infection. Clin Infect Dis. 2016 Jun 15;62(12):1505-13. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciw177.
  8. Talan DA, Mower WR, Krishnadasan A, et al. Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole versus Placebo for Uncomplicated Skin Abscess. N Engl J Med. 2016 Mar 3;374(9):823-32. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1507476.
  9. Crowe C, Bobrow BJ, Vadeboncoeur TF, et al (2015). Measuring and improving cardiopulmonary resuscitation quality inside the emergency department. Resuscitation. Aug;93:8-13. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2015.04.031.
  10. LoVecchio F and Zoph O (2015). Incidence of electronic cigarette exposures in children skyrockets in Arizona. Am J Emerg Med. Jun;33(6):834-5. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2015.02.036.
  11. O'Donnell K, Mansbach JM, LoVecchio F, et al (2015). Use of Cough and Cold Medications in Severe Bronchiolitis before and after a Health Advisory Warning against Their Use. J Pediatr. Jul;167(1):196-8.e1-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2015.03.037.
  12. LoVecchio F and Heise CW (2015). Accidental pediatric ingestions of medical marijuana: a 4-year poison center experience. Am J Emerg Med. Jun;33(6):844-5. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2015.03.030.
  13. Storrow AB, Nowak RM, Diercks DB, et al (2015). Absolute and relative changes (delta) in troponin I for early diagnosis of myocardial infarction: Results of a prospective multicenter trial. Clin Biochem. Mar;48(4-5):260-7. doi: 10.1016/j.clinbiochem.2014.09.012.
  14. Storrow AB, Christenson RH, Nowak RM, et al (2015). Diagnostic performance of cardiac Troponin I for early rule-in and rule-out of acute myocardial infarction: Results of a prospective multicenter trial. Clin Biochem. 2015 Mar;48(4-5):254-9. doi: 10.1016/j.clinbiochem.2014.08.018.

Review Articles

  1. Rafique Z, Peacock WF, LoVecchio F, Levy PD (2015). Sodium zirconium cyclosilicate (ZS-9) for the treatment of hyperkalemia. Expert Opin Pharmacother. 16(11):1727-34. doi: 10.1517/14656566.2015.1066334.