Current Research

2015-2019 Research Projects (updated July 2019)

PEM Division:

Recent Fellow SOC projects:

Dincman SG, Roberts J, Busch C, Price A. Prediction of Admission Criteria for Pediatric Patients with Croup Requring Two Racemic Epinephrine Treatments. Submitted 2019.

Calder JK, French D, Price AB, Jackson BF. 911 Utilization with Spanish-Speaking High-Acuity Patients, Submitted 2018.

Henderson J, Engel S, Birdsong S, Stone C, Marvin W, Jackson BF. Vacation Sedation: Can We Improve the Procedural Sedation Experience in the Pediatric Emergency Department, Submitted 2018.

Pifko E, Price A, Busch C, Smith C, Jiang Y, Dobson JV, Tuuri RE. An Observational Review of Pediatric Intraosseous Needle Placement in the Pediatric Emergency Department, The Journal of Pediatrics and Child Health, 2018, 54:546-550.

Starr RS, Hayden GE, Cina R, Losek JD, Tuuri RE. Analysis of the Vessel Loop Procedure for Management of Soft-Tissue Abscesses. Submitted.

Hewett KM, Price AB, Tuuri RE, Lehman-Huskamp K. Salicylate Toxicity in Children: Demographic and Clinical Characteristics in the Past 10 Years. 2015 Ped Emerg Care, Accepted.

Park DB, Hill JG, Thacker PG, Rumboldt Z, Huda W, Ashley B, Hulsey T, Russell WS. The Role of Limited Head Computed Tomography in the Evaluation of Pediatric Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Malfunction. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2016 Sep;32(9):585-9.

Completed: published/accepted:

Cully M, Buckley JR, Pifko E, Titus MO. Presenting Signs and Symptoms of Pericardial Effusions in the Pediatric Emergency Department. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2019 Apr;35(4):286-289.

Mink R, Schwartz A, Carraccio C, High P, Dammann C, McGann KA, , Kesselheim J, Herman B; Titus MO (collaborator) Steering Committee of the Subspecialty Pediatrics Investigator Network. Creating the Subspecialty Pediatrics Investigator Network. J Pediatr. 2019 Apr;207:269.

Henderson J, Titus MO. Subdissociative Ketamine for Pain Control with Orthopedic Injuries. Submitted, Pediatric Emerg Care, 2018.

Pifko E and Jackson BF. Urgent Sedation-Unscheduled Procedural Sedation in the Emergency Department. Accepted, Handbook of Pediatric Sedation, 2018.

Bauza C, Yeatts SD, Borg K, Magwood G, Martin RH, Selassie A, Ford ME Determining the joint effect of obesity and diabetes on functional disability at 3-months and on all-cause mortality at 1-year following an ischemic stroke. BMC Endocr Disord. 2018 Jun 18;18(1):40.

Benjamin L, Frush K, Shaw K, Shook JE, Snow SK; Russell WS (collaborator) AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine; AMERICAN COLLEGE OF EMERGENCY PHYSICIANS Pediatric Emergency Medicine Committee; EMERGENCY NURSES ASSOCIATION Pediatric Emergency Medicine Committee. Pediatric Medication Safety in the Emergency Department. Pediatrics. Pediatrics. 2018 Mar;141(3).

Bruns LA, Isbey S, Tanverdi M, Kane I. Late-Onset Vitamin K Deficiency Presenting as Scrotal Bruising and Mediastinal Mass. Pediatr Emerg Care, 2018. PMID 29538265

Cully M, Cully J, Nietert PJ, Titus MO. Physician Confidence in Dental Trauma Treatment and the Introduction of a Dental Trauma Decision-Making Pathway for the Pediatric Emergency Department. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2018 Apr 24

Cully M, Perry J, Titus MO. An Unlikely Case of Delayed Pancreatic Trauma. Pediatr Emerg Care, 2018. Epub ahead of print, PMID 29698344

Russell WS et al. Pediatric Medication Safety in the Emergency Department. AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS, Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine; AMERICAN COLLEGE OF EMERGENCY PHYSICIANS, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Committee; EMERGENCY NURSES ASSOCIATION, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Committee; Policy Statement; Organizational Principles to Guide and Define the Child Health Care System and Improve the Health of All ChildrenAnn Emerg Med. 2018 Mar;71(3):e17-e24.

Williams DC, Russell WS, Andrews AL, Simpson KN, Basco WT Jr, Teufel RJ 2nd.

Management of Pediatric Isolated Skull Fractures: A Decision Tree and Cost Analysis on Emergency Department Disposition Strategies. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2018 Jun;34(6):403-408.

Williams DC, Selassie AW, Russell WS, Borg KT, Basco WT Jr. Risk Factors for Admission and Prolonged Length of Stay in Pediatric Isolated Skull Fractures. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2017 Dec;33(12):e146-e151.

Cully M, Jackson BF Newborn With a Rash. Ann Emerg Med. 2017 Nov;70(5):746-755.

Schmidt MG, Tuuri RE, Dharsee A, Attaway HH, Fairey SE, Borg KT, Salgado CD, Hirsch BE.Antimicrobial copper alloys decreased bacteria on stethoscope surfaces. Am J Infect Control. 2017 Jun 1;45(6):642-647

Adams SN, Abel M, Fowler D, Braden J, Ebeling MD, Simpson AN, Titus MO, Andrews AL. Inhaled corticosteroid prescribing in a pediatric emergency department: Sustained success and prescription filling rates. J Asthma. 2017 May 26:1-7

Hewett KM, Lorenzetti B, Jackson BF. Ataxia and Headache in a Child: A Case of Acute Cerebellar Infarction. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2017; 33:570-572.

Huckins DS, Copeland K, Self W, Vance C, Hendry P, Borg K, Gogain J. Diagnostic performance of a biomarker panel as a negative predictor for acute appendicitis in adult ED patients with abdominal pain. Am J Emerg Med. 2017 Mar;35(3):418-424.

Fletcher B, Knight A, Pockrus B, Wain MJ, Lehman-Huskamp K. Hospital incident command: First responders or receiving centers? Am J Disaster Med. 2016 Spring;11(2):125-130

Russell WS, Schoessler S. To Give Epinephrine or Not to Give Epinephrine-That Is (No Longer) The Question! NASN Sch Nurse. 2017 May;32(3):162-164

Russell WS et al. Handoffs: Transitions of Care for Children in the Emergency Department. AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine; AMERICAN COLLEGE OF EMERGENCY PHYSICIANS Pediatric Emergency Medicine Committee; EMERGENCY NURSES ASSOCIATION Pediatric Committee.Pediatrics. 2016 Nov;138(5)

Hsu D, Nypaver M, Fein DM, McAneney C, Santen S, Nagler J, Zuckerbraun N, Roskind CG, Reynolds S, Zaveri P, Stankovic C, House JB, Langhan M, Titus MO, Dahl-Grove D, Klasner AE, Ramirez J, Chang T, Jacobs E, Chapman J, Lumba-Brown A, Thompson T, Mittiga M, Eldridge C, Heffner V, Herman BE, Kennedy C, Madhok M, Kou M. Essentials of PEM Fellowship Part 2: The Profession in Entrustable Professional Activities. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2016 Jun;32(6):410-8.

Cully M, Buckley J, Pifko E, Titus MO. Presenting Signs and Symptoms of Pericardial Effusions in the Pediatric Emergency Department, Accepted, Pediatr Emerg Care, 2018. Epub ahead of print. PMID 29698345

Cully M, Titus MO. Physician Confidence in Dental Trauma and the Introduction of a Dental Trauma Decision-Making Pathway for the Pediatric Emergency Department, Pediatr Emerg Care, 2018. Epub ahead of print. PMID 29698338

Chun TH, Mace SE, Russell WS, Katz ER; AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine; AMERICAN COLLEGE OF EMERGENCY PHYSICIANS Pediatric Emergency Medicine Committee. Evaluation and Management of Children With Acute Mental Health or Behavioral Problems. Part I and II: Recognition of Clinically Challenging Mental Health Related Conditions Presenting With Medical or Uncertain Symptoms. Pediatrics. 2016 Sep;138(3).

Hewett KM, Titus MO. Acute Genitourinary Swelling and Erythema as Presenting Symptoms of Henoch-Schonlein Purpura. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2016 Jun;32(6):384-5.

Whitney RE, Burke RV, Lehman-Huskamp K, Arora G, Park DB, Cicero MX. On Shaky Ground: Learner Response and Confidence After Tabletop Earthquake Simulation. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2016 Aug;32(8):520-4.

Busch CE, Pifko E, Starr R, Russell WS. Pediatric Oral and Mental Health: Comorbidity and Clinical Implications. Accepted, Journal of Health Psychology, 2016.

Hayden GE, Tuuri RE, Scott R, Losek JD, Blackshaw AM, Schoenling AJ, Nietert PJ, Hall GA. Triage sepsis alert and sepsis protocol lower times to fluids and antibiotics in the ED. Am J Emerg Med. 2016 Jan;34(1):1-9.

Tuuri RE, Gehrig MG, Busch CE, Ebeling M, Morella K, Hunt L, Russell WS. Beat the Shock Clock: An Interprofessional Team Improves Pediatric Septic Shock Care. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2016 Jun;55(7):626-38.

Busch CE, Hulsey T, Dobson JV, Borg KT, Abel A, Losek JD. Healthcare Utilization Patterns in Children at Risk for Abuse: Where are the Opportunities for Early Intervention?; Submitted.

Price A, Losek JD, Jackson BF. Pediatric Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic Syndrome: Varying Patient Characteristics and Diagnostic Delays. J Paed Child Health 2016, Jan 52:80-4.

Fineman SM, Bowman SH, Campbell RL, Dowling P, O'Rourke D, Russell WS, Sublett JW, Wallace D. Addressing barriers to emergency anaphylaxis care: from emergency medical services to emergency department to outpatient follow-up. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2015 Oct;115(4):301-5.

Burke RV, Lehman-Huskamp K, Whitney RE, Arora G, Park DB, Mar P, Cicero MX. Checklist use in evaluating pediatric disaster training. Am J Disaster Med. 2015;10(4):285-94.

Marin JR, Russell WS, Lewis RE; American Academy of Pediatrics, Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine; Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, Academy of Emergency Ultrasound; American College of Emergency Physicians, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Committee; World Interactive Network Focused on Critical Ultrasound. Point-of-care ultrasonography by pediatric emergency medicine physicians. Pediatrics. 2015 Apr;135(4):e1113-22.

Marin JR, Russell WS, Lewis RE; American Academy of Pediatrics, Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 2013-2014; Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (Reviewers); American College of Emergency Physicians, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Committee, 2013-2014; World Interactive Network Focused on Critical Ultrasound Board of Directors (reviewers); American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine 2013-2014; Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Reviewers; American College of Emergency Physicians Pediatric Emergency Medicine Committee 2013-2014; World Interactive Network Focused on Critical Ultrasound Board of Directors reviewers. Point-of-care ultrasonography by pediatric emergency physicians. Policy statement. Ann Emerg Med. 2015 Apr;65(4):472-8.

Park DB, Hayden GE. Ketamine Saves the Day: Priapism in a Pediatric Psychiatric Patient. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2015, Jul;31(7):508-10.

Park DB, Presley BC, Cook T, Hayden GE. Point-of-Care Ultrasound for Pediatric Shock. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2015 Aug;31: 591-8.

Hayden GE, Upshaw JE, Bailey S, Park DB. Ultrasound-Guided Diagnosis of Femoral Osteomyelitis and Abscess. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2015 Sep;31(9):670-3.

Jackson BF, Beck LA, Losek JD. Successful Flumazenil Treatment of Paradoxical Reaction to Midazolam in a Child. J Emerg Med 2015;48: 67-72.

Park DB, Galen FN, Jackson BF. Extraocular Cranial Nerve Palsies in Children: A Case Report. Pediatric Emergency Care 2015; May 31:360-2.

Park D, Russell WS, Borg K. Abdominal Pain Imaging. Critical Decisions in Emergency Medicine 2015.

Park DB, Berkwitt AK, Tuuri RE, Russell WS. The Hateful Physician: Exploring the Role of Affect Bias in the Emergency Department. A J Emerg Med 2015.