Chris's Publications

(Note: Publications after 2003 under married name, Christine Tsien Silvers)

Original Reports

Goldflam K, Silvers CT. Exercise-induced anaphylaxis as a cause of syncope.
J Emerg Med. 2012 Oct; 43(4):651-4.

Crump C, Silvers CT, Wilson B, Schlachta-Fairchild L, Lingley-Papadopoulos CA,
Ashley JS. Using principal component analysis to aid Bayesian network
development for prediction of critical care patient outcomes. J Trauma
2011 Dec; 71(6):1841-9.

Crump C, Saxena S, Wilson B, Farrell P, Rafiq A, Silvers CT. Using Bayesian
networks and trending to predict patient status in the intensive care unit.
AMIA Annual Symp 2009; 2009:124-8.

Zhang Y, Silvers CT, Randolph AG. Real-time evaluation of patient monitoring algorithms for critical care at the bedside. Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2007;:2783-2786. Tsien CL, Libermann T, Gu X, Kho A, Kohane IS. CHIP TUNER: a web tool for evidence-based noise reduction in gene discovery. Proc AMIA Symp 2002;:810-4. Tsien CL, Kohane IS, McIntosh N. Building ICU artifact detection models with more data in less time. Proc AMIA Symp 2001;:706-10. Tsien CL, Trepman E. Internal rotation knee injury during ballroom dance: a case report. Journal of Dance Medicine & Science, 2001; 5(3):82-6. Tsien CL, Libermann T, Gu X, Kohane IS. On Reporting Fold Differences. Pac Symp Biocomput. 2001;:496-507. Tsien CL. Event discovery in medical time-series data. Proc AMIA Symp. 2000;:858-62. Tsien CL, Kohane IS, McIntosh N. Multiple signal integration by decision tree induction to detect artifacts in the neonatal intensive care unit. Artificial Intelligence in Medicine 2000 Jul;19(3):189-202. Tsien CL. TrendFinder: Automated detection of alarmable trends. Laboratory for Computer Science Technical Report 809, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, July 2000. Tsien CL, Fraser HS, Long WJ, Kennedy RL. Using classification tree and logistic regression methods to diagnose myocardial infarction. Medinfo. 1998;9 Pt 1:493-7. Tsien CL, Fraser HS, Kohane IS. LRTree: a hybrid technique for classifying myocardial infarction data containing unknown attribute values. In: Research and Development in Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining. Wu X, Kotagiri R, Korb KB (editors). Berlin, Springer-Verlag, 1998, pp. 409-411. Tsien CL and Fackler JC. An annotated data collection system to support intelligent analysis of intensive care unit data. In: Advances in Intelligent Data Analysis. Liu X, Cohen P, Berthold M (editors). Berlin, Springer-Verlag, 1997, pp. 111-121. Tsien CL and Fackler JC. Poor prognosis for existing monitors in the intensive care unit. Critical Care Medicine 1997 Apr;25(4):614-9. Fackler J, Tsien C, Beatty W, Zimmerman SM. Experimental design: one observation out-of-specification limits system versus SPC methods for patient vital sign management. Proceedings of International Conference on Industry, Engineering, and Management Systems, March 1997. Tsien CL. Maygen: a symbolic debugger generation system. Artificial Intelligence Laboratory Technical Report 1429, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA, July 1993. Tsien CL. Automated link creation in a hypertext-based software reuse library. Technical Report HPL-91-131, Hewlett Packard Laboratories, Palo Alto CA, September 1991. Tsien CL. Development of a collaborative computing environment. Software Technology Laboratory Technical Report STL-TM-89-19, Hewlett Packard Laboratories, Palo Alto CA, August 1989.

Books and Book Chapters

Silvers CT.  The bright side of criticism. In: Gustafson S. Remembering our
parents. Stories and sayings from Mom and Dad. AITE Publishing, 2012, pp. 81-83.

Silvers CT. Pruritus. In: Rosen & Barkin's 5-Minute Emergency Medicine Consult, Fourth Edition. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2010, pp. 908-909.

Silvers CT, Filbin MR, Caughey AB. Blueprints Clinical Cases in Emergency Medicine, Second Edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2007. Silvers CT. Pruritus. In: Rosen & Barkin's 5-Minute Emergency Medicine Consult, Third Edition. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2007, pp. 904-905. Tsien CL. Pruritus [chapter]. In: Rosen & Barkin's 5-Minute Emergency Medicine Consult. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2003, pp. 904-905. Filbin MR, Tsien CL, Caughey AB. Blueprints Clinical Cases in Emergency Medicine. Blackwell Publishing, 2002.

Abstracts Papadopoulos A, Vivaldi N, Silvers C. Wrist-based accelerometers successfully
differentiate walking from other activities. Journal MTM, 2012; 1(4S):9.

Goldflam K and Silvers CT. Exercise-induced anaphylaxis: a case report [poster].
5th European Congress on Emergency Medicine, Munich, Germany, September 2008.

Zhang Y and Tsien CL. Prospective trials of intelligent alarm algorithms for patient monitoring [abstract]. Proc AMIA Symp. 2001;:1068. Tsien CL, Kohane IS, McIntosh N. Using multiple-signal integration to detect false alarms in the intensive care unit [abstract]. Medical Decision Making, vol. 18, no. 4, October-December 1998, p. 469. Tsien CL, Nigrin D, Kohane IS. Methodology for computer-assisted prediction of growth hormone deficiency in children [abstract]. Proc AMIA Symp. 1998. Zhang Y and Tsien CL. A data collection and data processing system to support real-time trials of intelligent alarm algorithms [abstract]. Proc AMIA Symp. 1998. Tsien CL, Kohane IS, Fackler JC, Curley M. Decreasing false alarms in the intensive care unit: moving along versus shifting the receiver operating characteristic curve [abstract]. Pediatrics, vol. 102, no. 3, September 1998 supplement, p. 692. Tsien CL, Kohane IS, Halpern P, Mandl KD. Admitting patients with three emergency room visits within two weeks: should the unwritten rule be written? [abstract] Proceedings of the 5th Annual Scientific Assembly and Emergency Medicine Week in Israel 98, March 1998. Tsien CL. Reducing false alarms in the intensive care unit: a systematic comparison of four algorithms [abstract]. Proc AMIA Symp. 1997. Tsien CL and Fraser HS. Optimizing diagnosis of myocardial infarction in the emergency room: a new flowchart decision aid [abstract]. Proceedings of the American College of Cardiology Dearborn Summit: Reducing Costs and Improving Performance in Cardiovascular Care--Practical Lessons, September 1997.

Essays and Photographs

Silvers CT. Doctorectomy: Why one EP stopped practicing medicine. Emergency
Medicine News, vol. 34, iss. 7, July 2012, p. 3.

Silvers CT. No compromises in patient care [letter]. Emergency Medicine News,
vol. 34, iss. 7, July 2012, p. 16.

Silvers CT, Charness N. 24/7 mobile sensing with real-time data interpretation
[electronic letter to editor]. Annals of Family Medicine, 24 Aug 2011.

Silvers CT. Why I gave up practicing medicine, June 2011.
Tsien CL. Untitled (Panda in Beijing) [photograph]. New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 345, no. 5, August 2, 2001, p. 334. Tsien CL. Impressions [a.k.a. Practices foreign to me]. National Taiwan University Medical Education Newsletter, no. 12, February 2001, pp. 238-246. Tsien CL. Online prescription records a welcome addition to ED [letter]. American Medical News, vol. 42, no. 47, December 1999, p. 27. Tsien CL. The girl of my dreams. [a.k.a. Admitting (to) the patient I was] The Boston Sunday Globe. May 2, 1999, p. E4. Tsien CL. The patient I never met. The Boston Sunday Globe. October 11, 1998, pp. N4, N6. Tsien CL. Would anti-tanning message fade if doctor is a sun worshipper? [letter] American Medical News, vol. 40, no. 30, August 1997, p. 19.

Invited Talks and Lectures Tsien CL, Schoenberg R, Kohane IS, Fackler JC. Alarming news: an update on patient monitoring systems in the intensive care unit [invited talk]. International Institute for Operations Research and Management Science meeting, Tel Aviv, Israel, 1998. Tsien CL and Fraser HS. Classification trees: what they are and an example from a clinical domain [invited lecture]. 6.872 Medical Computing, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, February 1998.

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