2315 Stockton Blvd., Suite PICU
Sacramento, CA 95617
Wayne State University
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Pediatric Critical Care
American Board of Pediatrics, 1994
American Academy of Pediatrics
Society of Critical Care Medicine
Honors and Awards:
Best Basic Research Award, 3rd World Congress on Pediatric Intensive Care, 2000
Martha Franz Annual Resident Teaching Award, 1999
Alpha Omega Alpha, 1991
Select Recent Publications:
Pretzlaff RK. Should age be a deciding factor in ethical decision-making? Health Care Analysis, 2005, 13:119-128.
Irazuzta JE, Pretzlaff RK, deCourten Meyers G, Zemlan FP, and Zingarelli B. Dexamethasone decreases neurological sequelae and caspase activity. Intensive Care Med, 2005, 31:146-150.
Marcin JP, Rutan E, Rapetti PM, Brown JP, Rahnamayi R, Pretzlaff RK. Nurse staffing ratios and the incidence rate of unplanned extubation in the pediatric intensive care unit. Ped Crit Care Med, 2005, 6:254-257
Kon AA, Pretzlaff RK, Marcin JP. The association of race and ethnicity with rates of drug and alcohol testing among trauma patients. Health Policy, Aug 2004, 69(2):159-167.
Pretzlaff RK. At a loss for words. Pharos Fall, 2004, 67(4):33-34.
Wertz KK, Pretzlaff RK. Caspofungin in a pediatric patient with persistent candidemia. Ped Crit Care Med, 2004, 5:181-183.
Marcin JP, Pretzlaff RK, Pollack MM, Patel KM, Ruttimann UE. Certainty and mortality prediction in critically ill children. J Medical Ethics, 2004, 30:304-307.
Marcin JP, Pretzlaff RK, Whittaker HL, Kon AA. Evaluation of race and ethnicity on alcohol and drug testing of adolescents admitted with trauma. Acad Emer Med, 2003, 10:1253-1259.
Irazuzta JE, Pretzlaff RK, Zingarelli B, Xue V, Zemlin F. Modulation of NF-kB activation and decreased markers of neurological injury associated with hypothermic therapy in experimental bacterial meningitis. Crit Care Med, 2002, 30:2553-2559.
Pretzlaff RK. Death of an adolescent athlete with sickle cell trait due to exertional heat stroke. Ped Crit Care Med, 2002, 3:308-310.