R. JARVIS, M.D., PH.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
1) Maintenance Electroconvulsive Therapy
3) Emergency and Inpatient Psychiatry
4) Psychiatric Education
Specific Research Activities
My research on health economics involves the evaluation of factors that determine use of inpatient services and resources. Specifically, we are interested in the hospital length of stay as an appropriate measure of quality and use of resources.
My research with maintenance ECT focuses on better characterization of mechanisms of action and the development of clinical guidelines.
Special Populations, Data Sets and Facilities
We have primarily used hospital based data sets for evaluation of hospital economics. Our research on maintenance ECT is based on a large clinical population.
Figiel GS, Deleo B, Zorumski CF, Baker K, Goewert A, Jarvis MR, Smith DS, Mattingly G, Ruwitch J: Combined use of labetalol and nifedipine in controlling the cardiovascular response from ECT. Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology 1993; 6:20-24.
Jarvis MR, Zorumski CF, Goewert A, Rasmussen KG: Maintenance electroconvulsive therapy and seizure duration. Convulsive Therapy 1993; 9:8-13.
Whiteford HA, Jarvis MR, Stedman TJ, Pond S, Csernansky JG: Mianserin-induced up regulation of platelet serotonin receptors on normal human platelets in vivo. Life Science 1993; 53:371-376.
Rasmussen KG, Zorumski CF, Jarvis MR: Electroconvulsive therapy in patients with cerebral palsy. Convulsive Therapy 1993; 9:205-208.
Rasmussen KG, Zorumski CF, Jarvis MR: Possible impact of stimulus duration on seizure threshold in ECT. Convulsive Therapy 1994; 10:177-180.
Rasmussen KG, Jarvis MR, Zorumski CF: Ketamin anesthesia in electroconvulsive therapy. Convulsive Therapy 1996; 12:217-223.
Rasmussen KG, Jarvis MR, Zorumski CF: Naloxone and ECT seizure length. Convulsive Therapy 1997; 13:44-46.
Rasmussen KG, Jarvis MR, Zorumski CF, Ruwitch J and Best AM: Low dose atropine in electroconvulsive therapy. J ECT 1999; 15:213-221.