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Research Summary 2014

2014 Research Projects (update 06/13/14)

PEM Division

Completed and Ongoing

Completed: published/accepted/submitted

1. Park DB, Dobson JV, Losek JD. “All that wheezes is not asthma”: Cognitive Bias in Pediatric Emergency Medical Decision Making. Ped Emerg Care 2014;30:104-107.

2. Pifko E, Price A, Sterner S. Infantile Botulism and Indications for Administration of Botulism Immune Globulin. Ped Emerg Care 2014;30;120-127.

3. Edmondson L, Upshaw J, Tuuri RE. A 2½ Month History of Headaches in a 15 Year-Old Male (Arachnoid Cyst): Case Challenge. Pediatric Annals 2014, accepted.

4. Otillio JK, Harris J, Tuuri RE. Six-Year-Old Female with undiagnosed HLH and Tako-tsubo Cardiomyopathy: A Case Report and Literature Review. Ped Emerg Care 2014, accepted.

5. Arrington D, Jewett B, Sterner S, Caplan M, Thacker P. Incidental Mucocele of the Appendix in a 15 year old girl. Ped Emerg Care 2014, accepted.

6. Jackson BF, Beck LA, Losek JD. Successful Flumazenil Treatment of Paradoxical Reaction to Midazolam in a Child. J Emerg Med 2014, submitted.

7. Otillio JK, Park DB, Hewett KM, Losek JD. Effectiveness of Formalized Medicolegal Education in Improving Medical Record Documentation by Pediatric Residents. Clinical Pediatrics 2014;53479-485.

8. Price A, Losek JD, Jackson BF. Pediatric Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic Syndrome: Varying Patient Characteristics and Diagnostic Delays. J Emerg Med 2014, submitted.

9. Park D, Galen FN, Jackson BF. Extraocular Cranial Nerve Palsies in Children: A Case Report. Pediatric Emergency Care 2014. Accepted.

10. Presley, Park, Sterner, Cheung, Bailey, Hayden. Pulmonary Embolism in the Pediatric Emergency Department:  A Case Demonstrating the Application of Point-of-Care Ultrasonography in a Pediatric Patient with Pulmonary Embolism. Ped Emerg Care 2014. Accepted.

11. Park D, Hayden GE. Ketamine Saves the Day: An Unanticipated Rescue of Medication-induced Priapism. Ped Emerg Care 2014. Accepted.

12. Tucker A, Park D, Hill J, Tuuri R. Right Lower Lobe Pneumonia and Hepatic Sonographic Changes: Gazing into the Starry Sky. Journal of Clinical Ultrasound 2014. Submitted.

13. Park D, Russell WS, Borg K. Abdominal Pain Imaging. Critical Decisions in Emergency Medicine 2014. Submitted.

14. Price A, Titus MO, Tuuri RE.  Shaking and Aching: Status Epilepticus after 2 weeks of Limp.  Clinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine 2014, accepted.

15. Williams DC, Selassie AW, Russell WR, Borg KT, Basco WT. Risk Factors for Admission and Prolonged Length of Stay in Pediatric Isolated Skull Fractures. Academic Emergency Medicine2014. Submitted.

16. Park D, Berkwitt AK, Russell WS. The Hateful Physician: Exploring the Role of Affect Bias in the Emergency Department. A J Emerg Med 2014. Accepted.

17. Allie, Blackshaw, Losek, Tuuri. Clinical Effectiveness of Bougienage for Esophageal Coins in a Pediatric Emergency Department: A Large Case Series. Am J Emerg Med 2014. Submitted.

18. Hayden G, Presley B, Park D, Russell S. Perforated Appendicitis Diagnosed at the Bedside. Journal of Emerg Med 2014. Accepted.

19. Hewett K, Titus MO. Acute Genitourinary Swelling and Erythema as Presenting Symptoms of Henoch-Schonlein Purpura. Ped Emerg Care 2014. Accepted.

20. Hayden GE, Bridges E, Losek JD, Presley BC. Ultrasound-Guided Diagnosis of Occult Mandibular Osteomyelitis. J Emerg Med 2014. Accepted.

21. Jacobsen WH, Eriksson EA, Losek JD.  Agranulocytosis and Cocaine Abuse:  A Deadly Combination.  Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock, 2014. Submitted.  

On-going Projects

1. Borg K. TBI study. (please page 24/7 #14624 any patient under-going ventriculostomy for TBI). Patient enrollment.

2. Upshaw, Schuh. Utility of Telemedicine in PED. Data collection stage.

3. Andrews, Russell, Braden, Roberts, Titus, Cochran, Word. Initiating Controller Medications in the Emergency Department and Improving Follow-Up Visit Rates via the South Carolina Pediatric Practice Research Network. ONGOING (Funding cycle July 2012-June 2013).

4. Price A. Febrile Infants 4 to 6 Weeks of Age and Diagnostic Value of Procalcitonin, Manuscript preparation stage.

5. Busch C. Healthcare Utilization Patterns in Children at Risk for Abuse: Where are the Opportunities for Early Intervention? Data analysis stage.

6. Dipietro L, Drohan S, Pikfo E, Rittner K, Sterner S, Williams D. After-Hours Options Survey of Pediatric Primary Care Clinic Patients at a PED Visit. Data collection stage.

7.  McCart, Borg, Russell. Sexual Risk Intervention for Teenage Girls. Patient enrollment.

8. Tuuri, Russell. Performance Improvement Intervention and Timely Shock Recognition and Treatment in a Pediatric Emergency Department. Manuscript preparation stage.

9. Tuuri, Russell. Pediatric Forearm Fracture: Parental Pain Management Preference. IRB approved, patient enrollment stage.

10. Lehman-Huskamp. Pediatric Residency Disaster Education Survey. Manuscript preparation stage.

11. Lehman-Huskamp. Parent/Caretaker Reunification in the Aftermath of Disasters: Do Emergency Departments have a Plan? American College of Emergency Physicians. Data collection stage.

12. Borg K. Pediatric Long Bone Fracture Pain Management by EMS: Intranasal Fentanyl vs Intravenous Morphine. Development stage.

13. Borg K. APPY 1: Test in the Evaluation of Possible Acute Appendicitis in Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults Presenting to the Emergency Department. Industrial sponsored study. Enrollment closed.  

14. Lehman-Huskamp. A School Bus Accident: Lessons Learned Regarding Family Reunification and a Small-Scale Pediatric Mass Casualty Incident. Survey. Feasibility issues, on-hold.

15. Borg K. Pediatric Concussion Imaging. Patient enrollment.

16. Andrews, Titus. Educational Intervention to Improve Inhaled Corticosteroid Prescribing Rate by Emergency Medicine Physicians. Development of study proposal.

17. Hewett, Price, Tuuri and Lehman-Huskamp. Salicylate Toxicity in Children: Demographic and Clinical Characteristics in the Past 10 Years. Manuscript preparation stage.

18. Sterner S. Nasal Foreign Body Removal: Positive Pressure Technique. Development stage.

19. Busch C. Child Abuse Evaluation in Children Hospitalized for an Apparent Life Threatening Event (ALTE). Data collection stage.

20. Gilman, Tolley, Losek, Branoff, Riehle, Davis and Saef. Effectiveness of a Post-Emergency Department Telephone-Call on Follow-Up Appointment Compliance and Association of Compliance with Subsequent Hospitalization. Manuscript preparation stage.

21. Hewett, Moore, Andrews, Titus MO. Ampicillin for Uncomplicated Pneumonia in Children: Guideline Compliance. Development stage.

22. Huckaby, Losek. Utility of Comprehensive vs Basic Metabolic Panel Testing in the Emergency Department. IRB approved, date collection stage.

23. Park D, Hill J, Rumboldt Z, Hulsey T, Huda W, Ashley B, Borg K, Russell SR. The Role of Limited Head CT in the Evaluation of Pediatric Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Malfunction. ACEP Abstract Accepted for Presentation; Manuscript phase

24. Whitney R, Burke R, Lehman-Huskamp K, Aurora G, Park D, Cicero MX. On Shaky Ground: A Pediatric Earthquake Simulation. Manuscript preparation stage.

25. Foster, Lehman-Huskamp, Park, Bridges, Mark, Tuuri. Learning to beat the shock clock: an educational module for Pediatric and Emergency Medicine residents. IRB approved, data collection stage.

26. Titus MO. Initiation of Inhaled Corticosteroids in the Emergency Department. Manuscript preparation stage.

27. Titus MO. Implementation and Revision of Communication Skills Curriculum in a Pediatric Residency Program. Manuscript preparation stage.

28. Kate Hewett, MD; Brett Lorenzetti, MD; Benjamin F. Jackson. Case Report: Ataxia in a 4 year-old with Superior Cerebellar Infarct. Ped Emerg Care. Manuscript preparation stage.

29. Colby Day, MD; Lisa DiPietro, MD; Benjamin F. Jackson, MD; W. Scott Russell, MD. Impact of an electronic medical record implementation on time to analgesic delivery in sickle cell vaso-occlusive pain crisis. IRB approved. Data collection stage.

30. Price A, Russell WS, King LB, Thompson AJ, Tuuri R. Time to Administration of Crotalid Antivenin in the Pediatric Emergency Department:  A Quality Improvement Intervention. Manuscript preparation stage.

31. Busch C. Urgent Care Utilization in a Medicaid Cohort.  Study production phase.

32. Busch, Ebeling, Losek. Child Abuse in a South Carolina Medicaid Cohort.  Manuscript production phase.

33. Busch C, Russell WS, Streck C, Simpson. The Cost-Effectiveness of Implementing a Clinical Practice Guideline for the Evaluation of Pediatric Appendicitis. Manuscript production phase.

34. Busch C, Tuuri R, Allie. Diagnostic Dilemmas in Pediatric Occult Trauma. Manuscript production phase.

35. Ham, Busch C, Amaya, Taylor M. Infantile Subconjunctival Hemorrhages: A Cautionary Tale. Manuscript production phase.

36. Starr, Hayden, Losek, Tuuri.  An observational study of abscess care.  Project Development.