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Department of Pediatrics : Fellowship Programs : Pediatric Emergency Medicine : Research Summary April 2004 to Present

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Division

A. Published and/or completed


1. Dobson Jv, Webb SA Life-Threatening Pediatric Poisonings. The Journal of the South Carolina Medical Association. 2004:100:327-332

2. Upshaw JE, Smith CD, Tagge EP, Evans J. Thermal Injury in Children. The Journal of the South Carolina Medical Association. 2004:100:342-346.

3. Reamy R, Losek JD. Pediatric Trauma and Initial Stabilization. The Journal of the South Carolina Medical Association, 2004; 100: 317-321

4. Losek JD. Office Preparedness for Pediatric Emergencies. The Journal of the South Carolina Medical Association, 2004; 100:337-341.

5. Earl BJ, Plewa MC, Dobson JV. Aphthous Ulcers. Emedicine online Textbook. Boston: eMedicine Corporation. Sept 24, 2004. (http://www.emedicine.com/ped/topic2672.htm)

6. Dobson JV, Brancati DS, Nagel R. Resuscitation: Evaluation of a Clinical Curriculum. Medical Education Online. 2004(http://www.med-ed-online.org/issue2.htm#res00075)


7. Hetherington KA, Losek JD. Myasthenia Gravis: Myasthenia vs Cholinergic Crisis. Ped Emerg Care, 2005;21:546-550.


8. Losek JD, Reid S. Effects of Initial Pain Treatment on Sedation Recovery Time in Pediatric Emergency Care. Ped Emerg Care, 2006;22:100-103.

9. Cochran JB, Walters S, Losek JD. Pediatric Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Syndrome: Diagnostic difficulties and high mortality rate. Am J Emerg Med, 2006; 24:297-301.

10. Reid S, Hetzel T, Losek JD. Rhabdomyosarcoma Presenting as Acute Peripheral Facial Nerve Paralysis. Ped Emerg Care 2006; 22:743-745.

11. Titus MO and Wright SW. Suprapubic Bladder Tap Aspiration in an Elderly Female: A Case Report. Journal of Emergency Medicine 2006; 30(4): 421-423.

12. Heilpern KL, Borg K. Update on emerging infections: news from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention Guidelines. Vibrio illness after Hurricane Katrina – multiple states, August – September 2005. Ann Emerg Med 2006;47:255-258.


13. Cochran JB, Losek JD. Acute Liver Failure in Children. Ped Emerg Care, 2007; 23:129-135.

14. Dobson JV, Bryce L, Glaeser PW, Losek JD. Age-limits and Transition of Health Care in Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Ped Emerg Care, 2007;23:294-297. Poster presentation, AAP Ped Emerg Med Section. Oct 6, 2006, Atlanta, GA.

15. Peebles JJ, Losek JD. Rhabdomyolysis and Child Physical Abuse. Case Report and Literature Review. Ped Emerg Care 2007;23:474-477.

16. Pruitt CM, Titus MO. Ventricular Septal Defect Secondary to a Unique Mechanism of Blunt Trauma. Case Report. Ped Emerg Care 2007;23:31-32.

17. Cantey JB, Tecklenburg F, Titus MO. Late Postpartum Eclampsia in Adolescents. Ped Emerg Care. 2007;23:401-403.

18. Gorelick M, Nagler J, Losek JD, Bajaj L, Green SM, Luhmann J, Kennedy R, Sacchetti, Nelson D, Miner J, Pererira. Pediatric Sedation Pearls. Clinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine. 2007;8:268-278.

19. Upshaw JE, Self S, and Panzarino P. Anemia, Cough and Renal Failure in a Teenager: Case Presentation and Review. Fetal and Pediatric Pathology. 2007;26:119-124.

20. Borg K. To Test or Not to Test – HIV, Emergency Departments, and the New Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guidelines. Ann Emerg Med 2007;49:573-4.


21. Raney LH, Losek JD. Child with Esophageal Coin and Atypical Radiograph. J Emerg Med 2008;34:63-66.

22. Losek JD, Olson LR, Dobson JV, Glaeser PW. Tracheal Intubation Practice and Maintaining Skill Competency: Survey of Pediatric Emergency Department Medical Directors. Ped Emerg Care, 2008;24:294-299.
Poster presentation, ACEP Research Forum. Oct 8, 2007, Seattle, WA.

23. Losek JD, Tecklenburg F, White DR. Blunt Laryngeal Trauma in Children. Case report and Review of Initial Airway Management. Ped Emerg Care. 2008;24:370-373.

24. Kiger J, Brenkert E, Losek JD. Nasal Foreign Body Removal in Children. Ped Emerg Care, 2008;24:785-791.

25. Raney LH, Losek JD. Esophageal coin and atypical radiograph. Letter. Ped Emerg Care, 2008;24:645-646.

26. Jaques PF, Graham D, Turner B, Titus MO. New diagnostic tools for managing the febrile infant. JAAPA. 2008;21:44-47.

27. Upshaw JE, Brenkert TE, Losek JD. Ocular Foreign Bodies in Children. Ped Emerg Care. 2008;24:409-414.

28. Dobson JV, Jacques PF, Bales M, Lee R. Managing the febrile infant: What is the standard of care? JAAPA. 2008;21:50-53.

29. Russell S, Watts RG, Royal SA, Barnhart DC. Group A Streptococcal Infection of an Intramuscular Venous Malformation. A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Ped Emerg Care. 2008;24:839-841.

30. Basher F, Fan H, Zingarelli B, Borg K, Lutrell L, Temple G, Halushka P, Cook J. Beta-Arrestin 2: A negative regulator of inflammatory responses in polymorphonuclear leukocytes. International J Clinical and Experimental Medicine. 2008;1:32-41.


31. Herwig K, Brenkert E, Losek JD. Enema-reduced Intussusception Management; Is Hospitalization Necessary? Ped Emerg Care. 2009;25:74-77.
Pediatric Academic Societies, Honolulu, Hawaii, May 4, 2008.

32. Kiger J, Losek JD. Dacryocystitis: Diagnosis and Initial Management in Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Ped Emerg Care. 2009;25:667-669.

33. Saavedra H, Losek JD, Shanley L, Titus O. Gastrostomy Tube – Related Complaints in the Pediatric Emergency Department. Identifying Opportunities for Improvement. Ped Emerg Care. 2009:25:743-747.

34. Reid S, Losek JD. Rehydration: Role of Early Use of Intravenous Dextrose. Ped Emerg Care. 2009;25:49-55.

35. Green SM, Roback MG, Krauss B, Brown L, McClone RG, Agrawal D, McKee M, Weiss M, Petetti RD, Hostetler MA, Wathen JE, Treston G, Garcia Pena BM, Gerber AC, Losek JD. Predictors of Airway and Respiratory Adverse Events with Ketamine Sedation in the Emergency Department: An Individual-Patient Data Meta-Analysis of 8,282 Children. Ann Emerg Med, 2009;54:158-168.

36. Titus OM, Hulsey T, Heckman J, Losek JD. Temporal Artery Thermometry Utilization in Pediatric Emergency Care. Clinical Pediatrics, 2009;48:190-193.

37. Titus O, Losek JD, Givens TG. PEM Fellowship Training and Research Curriculum. Survey of PEM Fellowship Directors. Ped Emerg Care, 2009;25:550-554.

39. Green SM, Roback MG, Krauss B, Brown L, McGlone RG, Agrawal D, McKee M, Weiss
M, Pitetti RD, Hostetler MA, Wathen JE, Treston G, Garcia Pena BM, Gerber AC, Losek
Predictors of Emesis and Recovery Agitation with Emergency Department Ketamine
Sedation: An Individual-Patient Data Meta-Analysis of 8,282 Children. Ann Emerg Med

40. Dotson K, Dallman M, Bowman CM, Titus MO. Ipratropium Bromide for Acute Asthma
Exacerbations in the Emergency Setting. A Literature Review of the Evidence. CME
Article. Ped Emerg Care. 2009;25:687-693.

41. Counselman F, Marco C, Patrick V, McKenzie D, Monck L, Blum FC, Borg K. A study of
the workforce in emergency medicine: 2007. Am J Emerg Med 2009;27:691-700.

42. Andrews C, Borg K, Heilpern K, Talan D, Moran G, Pinner R. Update on emerging
infections: news from the Centers for Disease Control and prevention. Update: Measles –
United States, January – July 2008. Ann Emerg Med 2009;53:369-372.


43. Russell S, Monroe K, Losek JD. Anaphylaxis Management in the Pediatric Emergency Department: Opportunities for Improvement. Ped Emerg Care 2010;26:71-76. ACEP Research Forum, Poster presentation, Boston, Oct 5, 2009

44. Jackson BF. Orbital Trauma, Bradycardia, and Vomiting: Trapdoor Fracture and the
Oculocardiac reflex. A Case Report. Ped Emerg Care, 2010;26:143-145.

45. Upshaw J, MacLean B, Losek JD. Anisocoria and Topical Carbamate Exposure:
Illustrative Case. Clinical Pediatrics 2010;49:502-505.

46. Tecklenburg FW, Cochran JB, Webb S, Habib DM, Losek JD. Central Venous Access via
External Jugular Vein in Children. Ped Emerg Care, 2010;26:554-557.

47. Dotson K, Kiger J, Carpenter C, Lewis M, Hill J, Raney L, Losek JD. Alignment of
cricoid cartilage and esophagus and its potential influence on the effectiveness of Sellick
Maneuver in children. Ped Emerg Care 2010;26:722-725.
Pediatric Academic Societies,
Poster presentation, Baltimore, May 2, 2009.

48. Pazo A, Hill J, Losek JD. Delayed Repeat Enema in the Management of Intussusception.
Ped Emerg Care 2010;26:640-645.
ACEP Research Forum, Poster presentation, Boston, Oct 5, 2009.

49. Porcher F, Jackson B, Losek JD. Cerebral Sinovenous Thrombosis Associated with
Mastoiditis Secondary to Otitis Media. Journal of Pediatric Health Care 2010;24:326-332.

50. Stewart SH, Doscher A, Miles S, Borg K. Identification and Risk Stratification of
Problem Alcohol Drinkers with Minor Trauma in the Emergency Department. Western J
Emerg Med 2010;11:133-137 .

51. Tuuri RE, Horowitz R, Powell E. A 13-Year-Old With Fatigue, Chest Pain, and Dyspnea.
Clinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine 2010;11:143-149.


52. Shanley T, Titus MO. Changes in Platelet Count as a Predictive Tool in Sickle Cell Acute
Vaso-Occlusive Crises: A Pediatric Study. Clinical Pediatrics 2011;50:657-661.

53. Borg K, Selassie A. Cifuni M. The State of Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury in SC. The
Journal of the South Carolina Medical Association 2011;107:15-16.

54. Kanis J, Lovell J, Bowman CM, Titus MO. Focused Assessment of Patients With
Asthma in the Emergency Department. Clinical Pediatrics 2011:50:529-534.

55. Gutierrez P, Lewis M, Barabell G, Upshaw J. Cornual Ectopic Pregnancy in a Female
with Initial Negative Ultrasound. Ped Emerg Care 2011;27:1182-1184.

56. Scott LA, Ross AP, Schellmann JG, Wahlquist AE. Surge Capability: CHPTER and SC
Healthcare Worker Preparedness. J of SC Med Assoc. 2011;107:74-77.

57. Jackson B, Porcher F, Zapton T, Losek JD. Cerebral Venous Thrombosis in Children:
Diagnosis and Treatment. CME Article. Ped Emerg Care 2011;27:874-880..

58. Charney RL, Lehman-Huskamp KL, Armbrecht ES, Flood RG. Impact of Disaster Drills
on Caregiver Perception and Satisfaction in the Pediatric Emergency Department. Ped
Emerg Care 2011;27:1033-1037.

59. Tuuri RE, Wright JL, He J, McCarter RJ, Ryan LM. Does Pre-arrival Communication
From a Poison Center to an Emergency Department Decrease Time to Activated
Charcoal for Pediatric Poisoning. Ped Emerg Care 2011;27:1045-1051.


60. Ngwube A, Jackson S, Spampinato MV, Dixon TC, Losek JD. Disseminated Salmonella
Osteomyelitis in a 2 Year Old with Sickle Cell Disease. Clinical Pediatrics 2012

61. Borg K, Jauch E, Kupchak P, Stantoin EB, Sawadsky B. Serum levels of biochemical
markers of traumatic brain injury: A Preliminary Study. ISRN Emergency
Medicine 2012 (accepted).

62. Upshaw J. Pediatric Concussion Management. CME Article. Ped Emerg Care 2012,

63. Jackson BF, Nichols MH, McCain JE, Slattery AP, King WD, Losek JD. Evaluation of
Emergency Department Referrals by a Regional Poison Control Center. Ped Emerg Care
2012, accepted.

64. Sterner S, Coco T, Monroe K, King WD, Losek JD. A New After Hours Clinic Model
Provides Cost Saving Faster Care Compared to a Pediatric Emergency Department.
Ped Emerg Care 2012, accepted.

65. Gosserand JK, Tuuri R. Persistent Cough in a 5-month-old: Diagnostic Challenge.
Consultant for Pediatricians 2012, accepted.

66. Lasseter R, Sterner S. Palatal Mass in a 2 Year Old Boy. Ped Emerg Care 2012,

67. Streck C, Russell WS. Evaluation for intra-abdominal injury in children following blunt
torso trauma. Can we reduce unnecessary abdominal CT by utilizing a clinical
prediction model? J Trauma 2012, accepted

68. Venkat A, Jauch EC, Russell WS, Roman C, Farrell R. Care of the Autism Spectrum
Disorder Patient by the General Physician. Postgraduate Medical Journal 2012,

69. Andrews A, Wong K, Heine D, Russell S. A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of
Dexamethasone vs. Prednisone in Pediatric Acute Asthma Exacerbations. Academic
Emergency Medicine 2012, accepted.

70. Dobson J, Mills D. High-fidelity Simulation Enhances Retention, Knowledge,
Procedural Proficiency, Group Resuscitation Performance, and Experience in Pediatric
Resuscitation. Ped Emerg Care 2012, submitted.