Matthew R. Lewin

Center for Exploration and Travel Health

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY (peer-reviewed journals)


Lewin, M.*, Too soon to dance? Science (Correspondence) 1996, 272, 794-795. 


Lewin, M.R.*, Chelation therapy for cardiovascular disease. Review and commentary. Tex Heart Inst J 1997, 24, (2), 81-9.


Lewin, M.R.*; Green, L. K.; Musher, D., A solitary pulmonary nodule in a long-term smoker. Hosp Pract (Minneap) 1997, 32, (5), 222-4.


Lewin, M. R.; Walters, E. T., Cyclic GMP pathway is critical for inducing long-term sensitization of nociceptive sensory neurons. Nat Neurosci 1999, 2, (1), 18-23.


Lewin, M.R.*; Weinert, M. F., An eighty-four-year-old man with fever and painless jaundice: a case report and brief review of Clonorchis sinensis infection. J Travel Med 1999, 6, (3), 207-9.


Liao, X.; Gunstream, J. D.; Lewin, M. R.; Ambron, R. T.; Walters, E. T., Activation of protein kinase A contributes to the expression but not the induction of long-term hyperexcitability caused by axotomy of Aplysia sensory neurons. J Neurosci 1999, 19, (4), 1247-56.


Dimaunahan, C.; Nader, S.; Watson, R.; Lewin, M.R.*, Intractable nausea, vomiting and diarrhea in a Mexican woman with No recent travel history. J Travel Med 2000, 7, (1), 39-40.


Walters, E. T.; Illich, P. A.; Weeks, J. C.; Lewin, M.R., Defensive responses of larval Manduca sexta and their sensitization by noxious stimuli in the laboratory and field. J Exp Biol 2001, 204, (Pt 3), 457-69.


Lai, M. W.; Lewin, M. R.*, Emergency physicians in the United States military: a primer. Ann Emerg Med 2003, 42, (1), 100-9.


Lewin, M.*; Kuhn, B., The Gobi Desert medical kit. Lancet 2003, 362 Suppl, s4-5.


Lewin, M. R.*; Bouyer, D. H.; Walker, D. H.; Musher, D. M., Rickettsia sibirica infection in members of scientific expeditions to northern Asia. Lancet 2003, 362, (9391), 1201-2.


Lewin, M. R.*, Pregnancy, parenthood, and family leave during residency. Ann Emerg Med 2003, 41, (4), 568-73.


Burelbach, A.; Lewin, M. R.*; Shalit, M.; Stroh, G., Emergency medical services. Residents' perspective. Ann Emerg Med 2004, 43, (1), 114-9.


Hasham, S. N.; Lewin, M. R.; Tran, V. T.; Pannu, H.; Muilenburg, A.; Willing, M.; Milewicz, D. M., Nonsyndromic genetic predisposition to aortic dissection: a newly recognized, diagnosable, and preventable occurrence in families. Ann Emerg Med 2004, 43, (1), 79-82.


Lewin, M. R.*; Knott, P.; Lo, M., Seal finger. Lancet 2004, 364, (9432), 448.


Lewin, M. R.*; Musher, D., Spotted-fever-group rickettsioses in north Asia. Lancet 2004, 363, (9414), 1076.


Shalit, M.; Lewin, M.R., Medical care of prisoners in the USA. Lancet 2004, 364 Suppl 1, s34-5.


Lewin, M. R.*; Hori, S.; Aikawa, N., Emergency medical services in Japan: an opportunity for the rational development of pre-hospital care and research. J Emerg Med 2005, 28, (2), 237-41.


Lewin, M. R.*; Williams, S. R.; Ahuja, Y., Ultrasonographic diagnosis of retinal detachment in the emergency department. Ann Emerg Med 2005, 45, (1), 97-8.


Lewin, M. R.*; Montauk, L.; Shalit, M.; Nobay, F., An unusual case of subterfuge in the emergency department: covert administration of antipsychotic and anxiolytic medications to control an agitated patient. Ann Emerg Med 2006, 47, (1), 75-8.


Lewin, M.*, Book Review: Introduction to Emergency Medicine. Journal of Emergency Medicine 2006, 30, (3), 363.


Platts-Mills, T. F.; Lewin, M. R.*; Wells, J.; Bickler, P., Improvised cricothyrotomy provides reliable airway access in an unembalmed human cadaver model. Wilderness Environ Med 2006, 17, (2), 81-6.


Platts-Mills, T. F.; Lewin, M. R.*; Ma, S.; Madsen, T., The oral certification examination. Ann Emerg Med 2006, 47, (3), 278-82.


Lewin, M. R.*; Stein, J.; Wang, R.; Lee, M. M.; Kernberg, M.; Boukhman, M.; Hahn, I. H.; Lewiss, R. E., Humming is as effective as Valsalva's maneuver and Trendelenburg's position for ultrasonographic visualization of the jugular venous system and common femoral veins. Ann Emerg Med 2007, 50, (1), 73-7.


Lewin, M.*; Atwell, E., Ethics Forum: Covert medication hits balance of ethics, safety. American Medical Association News 2007, 50, (5).


Platts-Mills TF, Stendell E, Lewin MR, Moya MN, Stroh G, Shalit M. An experimental study of warming intravenous fluid in a cold environment. Wilderness Environ Med. 2007 Fall;18(3):177-85.


Balanoff, A.M.; Norell, M.A.; Grelet-Tinner, G.; Lewin, M.R. Digital preparation of a probable neoceratopsian preserved within an egg, with comments on microstructural anatomy of ornithischian eggshells. Naturwissenschaften. 2008, 95 (6): 493-500.


Tonna, J.E.; Lewin, M.R.*; Hahn, I.H.; Platts-Mills, T.A.; Norell M.A. A Prospective, Multi-season, Analysis of Illness and Injury During Travel to Arid

Environments. Wilderness Environ Med 2009 20(2):107-12


Lewin, M.R.* Medical Ethics: Informed refusal by a patient with head trauma.  Virtual Mentor (American Medical Association on-line ethics journal), January 2009


Lewin, M.R.* Asymptomatic, elevated blood pressure in the emergency department. A finding worthy of attention by emergency physicians? Keio Journal of Medicine. 2009, 58(1):19-23


Wang, H.; Tengdu, X.; Lewin, M.R. Future possibilities for the treatment of septic shock with herbal components. Amer J of Emerg. Med 2009, 27(1):107-12.


Aitken L, Levin D, Blau A, Lewin M.R.* Acute hearing loss, dysarthria, dysphagia, and a rubbery intraoral mass in an 18-year-old woman. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2009 Aug;25(8):516-8.


Du T, Zhang Y, Wu JS, Wang H, Ji X, Xu T, Li Y, Xu L, Lewin M.R.. Domicile-related carbon monoxide poisoning in cold months and its relation with climatic factors. Am J Emerg Med. 2010 Oct;28(8):928-32. Epub 2010 Mar 25.


Amini B, Patel CB, Lewin M.R.*, Kim T, Fisher RE.Diagnostic nuclear medicine in the ED. Am J Emerg Med. 2010 Feb 4

The seasonality of acute coronary syndrome and its relations with climatic parameters.


Li Y, Du T, Lewin M.R., Wang H, Ji X, Zhang Y, Xu T, Xu L, Wu JS. Am J Emerg Med. 2010 Apr 30


Li Y, Du T, Lewin M.R., Wang H, Ji X, Zhang Y, Xu T, Xu L. Circadian, day-of-week, and age patterns of the occurrence of acute coronary syndrome in Beijing's emergency medical services system.  Am J Emerg Med. 2010 Jul;28(6):663-7. Epub 2010 Mar 25.


Du T, Lewin M.R.‡, Wang H, Ji X, Bohn HH, Xu T, Xu L, Zhang Y, Li Y.  Circadian and seasonal rhythms of acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding in Beijing. Emerg Med J. 2010 Jul;27(7):504-7. Epub 2010 Jun 1.


Lewin M.R. Natural Disasters and Public Health: Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma (Book Review). Ann Emerg Med 56(2): 206


Furtado AD, Adraktas DD, Brasic N, Cheng SC, Ordovas K, Smith WS, Lewin M.R., Chun K, Chien JD, Schaeffer S, Wintermark M.  The triple rule-out for acute ischemic stroke: imaging the brain, carotid arteries, aorta, and heart.  AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2010 Aug;31(7):1290-6.


Tonna J.E., Balanoff A.M., Lewin, M.R.*, Wintermark M. Extending the utility of early generation CT scanners. A potentially low cost solution to characterize acute spinal cord lesions. WJEM 2010 Nov. In press.




Lewin, M.; Wears, R., Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm. In Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine, 5th ed.; Wolfson, A., Ed. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins: 2010; Vol. 1, pp 330-333. (see also: 2005 4th edition)


Lewin, M.; Jensen, S.; Platts-Mills, T., Wilderness preparation, equipment and supplies. In Wilderness Medicine, 5th ed.; Auerbach, P., Ed. Elsevier: New York, 2007; Vol. 1, pp 1894-1922. (presently re-writing for upcoming 6th edition)


Blau, A; Ward D; Lewin M. Fever in the Returning Traveler. Chapter 52 In: Emergency Management of Infectious Diseases, 1st ed. Cambridge  Press; 2008


Mallon W. Lewin M. Ectoparasites. Chapter 54. In: Emergency Management of Infectious Diseases, 1st ed. Cambridge Press; 2008.


Tonna, JE, Lewin M.  Methylene Blue. In: Emergency Medicine Procedures, 2nd ed.  Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. New York, NY. 2010, In Press




Anex, D.; Gosalvez, D.; Lewin, M. R.; Smoliar, L.; Lee, Y. T., Molecular beam synthesis of diamond thin-films at low temperature. American Chemical Society Abstracts 1991.


Lewin, M. R.; Walters, E. T., Ca2+ potentiates the effect of cAMP induction of long-term hyperexcitability in p9 sensory neurons of Aplysia californica. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts 1996, 22.


Liao, X.; Gunstream, J.; Lewin, M. R.; Ambron, R.; Walters, E. T., Injury-induced long-term hyperexcitability of Aplysia sensory neurons is not due to persistent activation of PKA. Differences between RP-cAMPS and PKI Treatments. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts 1997, 23.


Gasull, X.; Gunstream, J.; Lewin, M. R.; Walters, E. T., Long-term hyperexcitability of Aplysia sensory neurons after nerve inury involves activity-dependent induction signals. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts 1997, 23.


Lewin, M. R.; Walters, E. T., cGMP is more potent than cAMP for inducing long-term hyperexcitability of Aplysia sensory neurons. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts 1997, 23.


Povolones, M.; Lewin, M. R.; Ambron, R., Role of TGF-B in the induction of long-term hyperexcitability in Aplysia sensory neurons. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts 1998, 24.


Lewin, M.R.*, Parasite induced hyperalgesia in larval Manduca sexta. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts 2003, 29.


Lewin, M.R.*; Tublitz, N., The cGMP pathway influences the induction of long-term behavioral sensitization in larval Manduca sexta following noxious stimulation. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts 2003, 29.


Lewin, M.R.*, Larval Manduca sexta--A new animal model for pharmacological and behavioral investigations of nociceptive sensitization. Annals of Emergency Medicine Supplement 2003, 42, (4), s14-15.


Lewin, M.R.*; Bouyer, D.; Walker, D.; Musher, D., A prospective study of Rickettsia sibirica infection in members of scientific expeditions to northern Asia. Academic Emergency Medicine Supplement 2003, 10, (5), 438.


Lewin, M.R.*; Platts-Mills, T. A.; Wells, J.; Bickler, P., An improvised cricothyrotomy device provides reliable airway access in un-embalmed, partially re-warmed human cadavers. Annals of Emergency Medicine Supplement 2005, 46, (3), s86.


Lewin, M.R.*; Bickler, P.; Feiner, J. Supplemental C02 reduces the incidence of apnea during procedural sedation in healthy subjects. JAAM Abstracts 2005 35(410).


Blau, A Lewin, M.R.* Patients claiming to have penicillin allergy should be skin tested. JAAM Abstracts 2007 37(237)


Balanoff A, Tonna JE, Lewin M.R.*. Cross-Disciplinary Innovation: A Novel Method for Partitioning CT Scan Data to Characterize Acute Spinal Cord

Injuries Using Techniques Developed in Field of Paleontology. Cal-ACEP Research Forum 2009


Patel CB, Amini B, Lewin M.R., Kim T, Fisher RE. Controversy in Ruling Out Suspected Pulmonary Embolism (PE) in Pregnancy: Maternal and Fetal       Radiation Exposure from Ventilation/Perfusion (VQ) and Computed Tomography Pulmonary Angiography (CTPA) Scanning. American Society of Emergency Radiology Abstracts, 2009


 Miscellaneous: In the News/Media


UC Faculty Among New Cal Academy Fellows (October 5, 2010).


The Field Medic.

Nature 466, 22-23 (2010).


Text Messaging Injuries Blamed on Distraction ABC News /Health July 28, 2008


For Fossil Hunters: The Gobi Is No Desert. NY Times (September 13, 2005)


Dissecting Room. The Lancet, Volume 363, Issue 9419, Page 1484, 1 May 2004

Faculty Profile, UCSF