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Faculty Physicians

William H. Dribben, MD

Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine

Specialty Areas

Emergency Medicine
Medical Toxicology

Board Certifications

Medical Toxicology
Emergency Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

Emergency medicine, medical toxicology, evaluation of cocaine-associated chest pain, hyperbaric oxygen treatment, dobutamine echocardiography

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Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

1 Barnes-Jewish Hospital Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63110

Office Phone: 314-758-6787
Fax: 314-362-0478

Education

Education

Fellowship: Methodist Hospital of Indiana/Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana 1999
Residency: Methodist Hospital of Indiana/Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana 1997
Medical Degree: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 1990
B.A.: University of North Carolina, Wilmington, North Carolina 1985

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Silibinin: where is the ethical conundrum?
Mullins ME, Schwarz ES, Dribben WH, Halcomb SE, Arroyo-Plasencia AM
Chest. 2015 Mar; 147(3)e105. doi: 10.1378/chest.14-2682.

PMID:
    25732452
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Low-level lead exposure triggers neuronal apoptosis in the developing mouse brain.
Dribben WH, Creeley CE, Farber N
Neurotoxicol Teratol. 2011 Jul-Aug; 33(4)473-80. doi: 10.1016/j.ntt.2011.05.006.

PMID:
    21640820
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Magnesium induces neuronal apoptosis by suppressing excitability.
Dribben WH, Eisenman LN, Mennerick S
Cell Death Dis. 2010 Aug 12; 1e63. doi: 10.1038/cddis.2010.39.

PMID:
    21364668
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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High dose magnesium sulfate exposure induces apoptotic cell death in the developing neonatal mouse brain.
Dribben WH, Creeley CE, Wang HH, Smith DJ, Farber NB, Olney JW
Neonatology. 2009; 96(1)23-32. doi: 10.1159/000201327.

PMID:
    19204407
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Comment: Frequency of medication errors with intravenous acetylcysteine for acetaminophen overdose.
Mullins ME, Dribben WH, Halcomb SE, McCammon CA
Ann Pharmacother. 2008 Dec; 42(12)1914-5. doi: 10.1345/aph.1K685a.

PMID:
    19033485
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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In the adult CNS, ethanol prevents rather than produces NMDA antagonist-induced neurotoxicity.
Farber NB, Heinkel C, Dribben WH, Nemmers B, Jiang X
Brain Res. 2004 Nov 26; 1028(1)66-74.

PMID:
    15518643
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Stability and microbiology of inhalant N-acetylcysteine used as an intravenous solution for the treatment of acetaminophen poisoning.
Dribben WH, Porto SM, Jeffords BK
Ann Emerg Med. 2003 Jul; 42(1)9-13.

PMID:
    12827116
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Organ procurement and successful transplantation after malathion poisoning.
Dribben WH, Kirk MA
J Toxicol Clin Toxicol. 2001; 39(6)633-6.

PMID:
    11762673
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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A pilot study to assess the safety of dobutamine stress echocardiography in the emergency department evaluation of cocaine-associated chest pain.
Dribben WH, Kirk MA, Trippi JA, Cordell WH
Ann Emerg Med. 2001 Jul; 38(1)42-8.

PMID:
    11423811
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Areas of Research Interest

Neurotoxicology, neuropharmacology