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Cynthia A Bir, PhD
Professor of Research Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medicine
MMR 116 1333 San Pablo Street Off Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 442 4834


Use of a Novel, Portable, LED-Based Capillary Refill Time Simulator within a Disaster Triage Context. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2017 Mar 27; 1-6. View in: PubMed

The Interaction of Intramuscular Ketorolac (Toradol) and Concussion in a Rat Model. Ann Biomed Eng. 2017 Feb 13. View in: PubMed

Fatal Injuries of Law Enforcement/Correctional Officers Attacked with Sharp-Edged Weapons. J Forensic Sci. 2016 Dec 13. View in: PubMed

Ultrasound characteristics of bruises and their correlation to cutaneous appearance. Forensic Sci Int. 2016 Sep; 266:160-3. View in: PubMed

Evaluation of bone surrogates for indirect and direct ballistic fractures. Forensic Sci Int. 2016 Apr; 261:1-7. View in: PubMed

A biomechanical evaluation of skull-brain surrogates to blunt high-rate impacts to postmortem human subjects. J Forensic Sci. 2015 Mar; 60(2):370-3. View in: PubMed

Comparison of two fixation methods for arthrodesis of the calcaneocuboid joint: a biomechanical study. Foot Ankle Int. 2015 Jan; 36(1):98-102. View in: PubMed

Intravenously administered nanoparticles increase survival following blast trauma. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Jul 15; 111(28):10293-8. View in: PubMed

Stability of midface fracture repair using absorbable plate and screw system pilot holes drilled and pin placement at angles other than 90°. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2014 Jan 1; 16(1):42-8. View in: PubMed

Methodology and evaluation of intracranial pressure response in rats exposed to complex shock waves. Ann Biomed Eng. 2013 Dec; 41(12):2488-500. View in: PubMed

Martial arts striking hand peak acceleration, accuracy and consistency. Eur J Sport Sci. 2013 Nov; 13(6):653-8. View in: PubMed

Blast-induced neurotrauma leads to neurochemical changes and neuronal degeneration in the rat hippocampus. NMR Biomed. 2012 Dec; 25(12):1331-9. View in: PubMed

Head orientation affects the intracranial pressure response resulting from shock wave loading in the rat. J Biomech. 2012 Oct 11; 45(15):2595-602. View in: PubMed

Biomechanical comparison of internal fixation techniques for the Akin osteotomy of the proximal phalanx. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2012 Sep-Oct; 51(5):561-5. View in: PubMed

The effect of hand dominance on martial arts strikes. Hum Mov Sci. 2012 Aug; 31(4):824-33. View in: PubMed

Skin penetration surrogate for the evaluation of less lethal kinetic energy munitions. Forensic Sci Int. 2012 Jul 10; 220(1-3):126-9. View in: PubMed

Real-time head acceleration measurement in girls' youth soccer. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2012 Jun; 44(6):1102-8. View in: PubMed

Effects of variable blast pressures on blood flow and oxygen saturation in rat brain as evidenced using MRI. Magn Reson Imaging. 2012 May; 30(4):527-34. View in: PubMed

Epidemiology of cheerleading injuries presenting to NEISS hospitals from 2002 to 2007. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 Feb; 72(2):521-6. View in: PubMed

Review of Canine Deaths While in Service in US Civilian Law Enforcement (2002?2012). Review of Canine Deaths While in Service in US Civilian Law Enforcement (2002? 2012). J Spec Oper Med. 2014; 14(4):86-91. View in: PubMed

Mild neurotrauma indicates a range-specific pressure response to low level shock wave exposure. Ann Biomed Eng. 2012 Jan; 40(1):227-36. View in: PubMed

Ballistic fractures: indirect fracture to bone. J Trauma. 2011 Nov; 71(5):1381-4. View in: PubMed

Evaluation of injury criteria for the prediction of commotio cordis from lacrosse ball impacts. Stapp Car Crash J. 2011 Nov; 55:251-79. View in: PubMed

Skull flexure as a contributing factor in the mechanism of injury in the rat when exposed to a shock wave. Ann Biomed Eng. 2011 Oct; 39(10):2550-9. View in: PubMed

Intracranial pressure increases during exposure to a shock wave. J Neurotrauma. 2011 Jan; 28(1):85-94. View in: PubMed

Development of an FE model of the rat head subjected to air shock loading. Stapp Car Crash J. 2010 Nov; 54:211-25. View in: PubMed

Validation of a wireless head acceleration measurement system for use in soccer play. J Appl Biomech. 2010 Nov; 26(4):424-31. View in: PubMed

A prospective study of punch biomechanics and cognitive function for amateur boxers. Br J Sports Med. 2010 Aug; 44(10):725-30. View in: PubMed

Comparison of pullout strength between 3. 5-mm fully threaded, bicortical screws and 4. 0-mm partially threaded, cancellous screws in the fixation of medial malleolar fractures. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2010 May-Jun; 49(3):248-52. View in: PubMed

Tolerance of the skull to blunt ballistic temporo-parietal impact. J Biomech. 2009 Nov 13; 42(15):2479-85. View in: PubMed

Lower extremity injury criteria for evaluating military vehicle occupant injury in underbelly blast events. Stapp Car Crash J. 2009 Nov; 53:229-49. View in: PubMed

The effects of height and distance on the force production and acceleration in martial arts strikes. J Sports Sci Med. 2009 Nov; 8(CSSI3):47-52. View in: PubMed

Development of biomechanical response corridors of the head to blunt ballistic temporo-parietal impact. J Biomech Eng. 2009 Sep; 131(9):094506. View in: PubMed

Force, reaction time, and precision of Kung Fu strikes. Percept Mot Skills. 2009 Aug; 109(1):295-303. View in: PubMed

Validation of lower limb surrogates as injury assessment tools in floor impacts due to anti-vehicular land mines. Mil Med. 2008 Dec; 173(12):1180-4. View in: PubMed

Biomechanical response of the human mandible to impacts of the chin. J Biomech. 2008 Oct 20; 41(14):2972-80. View in: PubMed

Blast related neurotrauma: a review of cellular injury. Mol Cell Biomech. 2008 Sep; 5(3):155-68. View in: PubMed

Protecting our children from the consequences of chest blows on the playing field: a time for science over marketing. Pediatrics. 2008 Aug; 122(2):437-9. View in: PubMed

Injuries to law enforcement officers: the backface signature injury. Forensic Sci Int. 2008 Jan 15; 174(1):6-11. View in: PubMed

The physiologic effects of a conducted electrical weapon in swine. Ann Emerg Med. 2007 Nov; 50(5):576-83. View in: PubMed

Concussion in Professional Football: Helmet Testing to Assess Impact Performance-Part 11. Neurosurgery. 2006 Jan 01; 58(1):78-95. View in: PubMed

Concussion in professional football: helmet testing to assess impact performance--part 11. Neurosurgery. 2006 Jan; 58(1):78-96; discussion 78-96. View in: PubMed

Concussion in professional football: comparison with boxing head impacts--part 10. Neurosurgery. 2005 Dec; 57(6):1154-72; discussion 1154-72. View in: PubMed

Skin penetration assessment of less lethal kinetic energy munitions. J Forensic Sci. 2005 Nov; 50(6):1426-9. View in: PubMed

Design and injury assessment criteria for blunt ballistic impacts. J Trauma. 2004 Dec; 57(6):1218-24. View in: PubMed

Relationship between temporomandibular joint dynamics and mouthguards: feasibility of a test method. Dent Traumatol. 2004 Oct; 20(5):255-60. View in: PubMed

Ballistic impact to the forehead, zygoma, and mandible: comparison of human and frangible dummy face biomechanics. J Trauma. 2004 Jun; 56(6):1305-11. View in: PubMed

Development of biomechanical response corridors of the thorax to blunt ballistic impacts. J Biomech. 2004 Jan; 37(1):73-9. View in: PubMed

An evaluation of the cumulative concussive effect of soccer heading in the youth population. Inj Control Saf Promot. 2002 Mar; 9(1):25-31. View in: PubMed

An under-hand steering wheel grasp produces significant injury risk to the upper extremity during airbag deployment. Annu Proc Assoc Adv Automot Med. 2002; 46:45-62. View in: PubMed

A comparison of standard vs. breakaway bases: an analysis of a preventative intervention for softball and baseball foot and ankle injuries. Foot Ankle Int. 2001 Oct; 22(10):810-6. View in: PubMed

Muscle responses to simulated torque reactions of hand-held power tools. Ergonomics. 1999 Jan; 42(1):146-59. View in: PubMed

Goal post injuries in soccer. A laboratory and field testing analysis of a preventive intervention. Am J Sports Med. 1995 May-Jun; 23(3):340-4. View in: PubMed

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