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Dominik Roth
ap. Prof. Dr. Dominik Roth, PhD

Department of Emergency Medicine

T +43 1 40400 39530


Acute Coronary Syndrome; Carbon Monoxide Poisoning; Critical Care; Diagnostic Test Approval; Emergency Medical Services; Emergency Medicine; Epidemiology; Evidence-Based Medicine; Intensive Care; Meta-Analysis; Research Design

Research interests

- Clinical epidemiology and databases
- Clinical research synthesis
- Diagnostic test accuracy and Prognostic research

Specific topics:
- Acute coronary syndrome
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- Prehospital emergency medicine

Techniques, methods & infrastructure

In the fields of prehospital and inhospital emergency medicine, we perform both controlled and observational trials.

We maintain a number of registries, including a nationwide EMS-resuscitation registry (AURORA), a comprehensive ACS registry and a CO-poisoning registry (VICE).

In the field of clinical research synthesis we contribute to the Cochrane Collaboration and share expertise with numerous local and international partners. We specifically aim to advance methodology for non-standard meta-analysis e.g. in diagnostic research.

Selected publications

  1. Roth, D. et al., 2011. Accuracy of Noninvasive Multiwave Pulse Oximetry Compared With Carboxyhemoglobin From Blood Gas Analysis in Unselected Emergency Department Patients. Annals of Emergency Medicine, 58(1), pp.74-79. Available at:
  2. Roth, D. et al., 2014. Prevalence of carbon monoxide poisoning in patients presenting to a large emergency department. International Journal of Clinical Practice, 68(10), pp.1239–1245. Available at:
  3. Roth, D. et al., 2015. Safety and Feasibility of the Laryngeal Tube When Used by EMTs During Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest. The American Journal of Emergency Medicine, 33(8), pp.1050–1055. Available at:
  4. Roth, D. et al., 2016. Different Mortality Time Points in Critical Care Trials. Critical Care Medicine, 44(8), pp.e737–e741. Available at:
  5. Roth, D. et al., 2018. Airway physical examination tests for detection of difficult airway management in apparently normal adult patients. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Available at: