Research Update 2018

ICEP Spring Symposium, Chicago, May 2018

•Jurkovic J. DAWN of a New Era-extended window for thrombectomy in acute ischemic stroke. (oral presentation)

•Walls L, Markossian T, Probst B, Cirone M. The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Primary Care Treatability of Emergency Department Visits. (research poster)

•Logan M, Shroff A, Hawkins M, Felder M, Naik T, Andrade A, Tekwani K. The Effect of Patient Education and a Primary Care Connection Model on Non-Urgent Emergency Department Utilization. (oral research presentation by Shroff A).

•Destefani M, Lorenz M, Cirone M, Hesse K, Felder M, Nowell A, Rochford D, Shah R, Walsh R. The Impact Of An Emergency Department Hospitalist On The Disposition Of Medicare Patients. (research poster)

•Davis M, Miner B, Kulstad E, Cirone M, McDowell M, Hesse K, Nitti K. Inhaled Loxapine (Adasuve) Results in Decreased Length of Stay and Restraint Use in the Emergency Department. (research poster)

AAEM Scientific Assembly, San Diego, April 2018

•Destefani M, Lorenz M, Cirone M, Hesse K, Felder M, Nowell A, Rochford D, Shah R, Walsh R. The Impact Of An Emergency Department Hospitalist On The Disposition Of Medicare Patients. (research poster)

•Walls L, Markossian T, Probst B, Cirone M, Zelisko S. “The Impact of the ACA on Primary Care Treatability of Emergency Department Visits.” [oral presentation] AAEM

•Schmitz B, Williamson K, Burns K. A Rare Cause of Extensive Deep Venous Thrombosis: May-Thurner Syndrome. (visual diagnosis poster)

•Chinwala H, Hart E, Burns K, Lambert M. “Ring of Fire” cervical ectopic pregnancy (visual diagnosis poster)

International Symposium of Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine: Brussels Belgium, March 2018

•Hesse K, Kulstad E, Nitti K, Shah R, Rochford D. Adasuve enables quicker dispositions of acute psychiatric patients in the emergency department

CORD Academic Assembly, San Antonio, April 2018

•Friend A. "Vitamin K Deficiency" (CPC competition resident presenter)

•Ahmad T. Cocaine induced gluteal/sciatic nerve compression syndrome with rhabdomyolysis(CPC competition faculty discussant)

•Williamson K (moderator), J. Cash, N. Hartman, P. Lank, E. Lovell, N. Wheaton. Implementation of a National Wellness Curriculum: Lessons Learned. (didactic panel)

•Williamson K, Panel: Moffett P, Lefebvre C, Toro D, and Pirotte M, Remediation Task Force Consults

•Lovell E. Faculty Moderator for Research Poster Session.

Research Update 2017

Windy City EM, Chicago, September 2017

•Lorenz M. A Series of Fortunate Events (oral presentation-cardiac arrest case)

ACEP Scientific Assembly: Washington DC, October 2017

•Williamson K, Lank P, Lovell E, the Emergency Medicine Education Research Alliance. Global Assessment of Resident Wellness: Comparing the Maslach Burnout Inventory with Additional Validated Wellness Instruments (research oral presentation By K Williamson)

•Williamson K, Lank P, Lovell E, the Emergency Medicine Education Research Alliance. Emergency Medicine (EM) Resident Perceptions About Physician Wellness Education. (research oral presentation by Williamson K)

•Okubanjo O, Einstein N, Alexander A, Watts H, Putman M. Caring for a Critically Ill Simulated Left Ventricular Assist Device Patient With or Without a Cognitive Aid Improves Physician Comfort. (research oral presentation by Einstein N).

CORD Academic Assembly, Fort Lauderdale, April 2017

Williamson K, Lank P, Branzetti J. Conducting Sustainable Multi-Institution Education Research: The EMERA Example (didactic)

Okubanjo O, Lovell E. HealthCare Disparities Curriculum (moderated poster presented by Okubanjo O.)

Einstein N, Myers J, Williamson K, Lovell E. Introduction of a Wilderness Medicine Curriculum to an Urban Emergency Medicine Residency. (moderated poster presentation by Einstein, N)

Williamson K. How Do Residencies Structure Trainee's Administrative Experience: A Survey (need other authors) (moderated poster)

Egan D and Regan L. Panel: Smith J, Williamson K, Gentges J, Dahms R, Murano T, Hile D, and Pretole J, Remediation Task Force Consults

Yapo N. Pediatric Altered Mental Status – Hashimoto’s Encephalopathy (CPC faculty discussant)

Ohl S. “Good Housekeeping Gone Bad” pediatric hypoglycemia and alcohol intoxication (CPC competition resident presenter)

Lovell E.Faculty Moderator for Research Poster Session.

 

ACGME Annual Educational Conference, Orlando, March 2017

Lovell E, Guth T. Teaching Procedural Skills: It's Not See One, Do One, Teach One Anymore! (didactic)

 

AAEM Scientific Assembly, Orlando, March 2017

Munoz B. Periorbital lesion-Dacrocystitis (visual diagnosis poster)

Burns K.  Ultrasound image of SBO: Abdominal Pain. (photo competition poster)

 

Research Update  April 2016

 

CORD Academic Assembly

  • Stephen Walchuk served as faculty discussant for the CPC presentation “Enigma”.

  • Dan Nejak served as resident presenter for the CPC presentation “The Roots of Medicine”.

  • Braden Parker presented “Procedure and Resuscitation Curriculum Addition to the Emergency Medicine Anesthesia Rotation”, done with Dan Girzadas.

  • Kelly Williamson presented “Remediation Workshop and Consults”, with Smith J, Egan D, Murano T, and Hile D, on a panel with Gentges J, Regan L, and Weizberg M.

Conferences

ICEP Spring Symposium

  • Michael Cirone  presented “Skin and Soft Tissue Infections in the Emergency Department and Immediate Care Setting- an Examination of Local Antibiogram ”, done with colleagues from Loyola University Medical Center.

SAEM Annual Meeting

  • Rachel Kadar presented her Innovations project "ICU Boarders Project", done with Katherine Iannitelli and Adam Bonder

  • Jessica Ede presented “Application of Hemorrhage After Thrombolysis to Predict Intracerebral Hemorrhage and Outcome After Thrombolysis for Acute Ischemic Stroke in a Community Hospital Emergency Department”, done with Kunal Patel, Michael Stanek, Rolla Sweis, Marc McDowell, Robert Mokszycki, Neal Lyons, and Kathleen Hesse.

  • Elise Lovell presented "Taking Advantage of the Teachable Moment: A Workshop for Efficient, Learner-Centered Clinical Teaching"

  • Elise Lovell  presented “Effective Bedside Teaching” during the Resident Academic Leadership Forum

  • Elise Lovell  presented "Stump the Experts! Solving Challenging Cases in Remediation”

Publications 2016

  1. Williamson K, Quattromani E, and Aldeen AZ. The Problem Resident Behavior Guide: strategies for remediation, Internal and Emergency Medicine, April 2016, Volume 11, Issue 3, pp 437-449

  2. Gordon BD, Bernard K, Salzman J, Whitebird RR. Impact of Health Information Exchange on Emergency Medicine Clinical Decision Making. West J Emerg Med. 2015 Dec;16(7):1047-51. doi: 10.5811/westjem.2015.9.28088. Epub 2015 Dec 14. PMID: 2675965

  3. McKean J, Watts H, Mokszycki R. Breakthrough seizures after starting vilazodone for depression. Pharmacotherapy. 2015 Mar;35(3):e6-8. doi: 10.1002/phar.1549. PMID: 2580918

  4. Frazer EE, Badillo CP, Lam SH. Rapid Detection of Intracardiac Thrombus with Bedside Echocardiography. J Emerg Med. 2016 Mar;50(3):501-3.

  5. Honasoge A, Parker B, Wesselhoff K, Lyons N, Kulstad E. First Use of a New Device for Administration of Buspirone and Acetaminophen to Suppress Shivering During Therapeutic Hypothermia. Ther Hypothermia Temp Manag. 2016 Mar;6(1):48-51.

  6. Atkinson P, Bowra J, Lambert M, Lamprecht H, Noble V, Jarman B. International Federation for Emergency Medicine point of care ultrasound curriculum. CJEM. 2015 Mar;17(2):161-70.

  7. Lam SH. Use of point-of-care ultrasound to evaluate for penile fracture in a child. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2015 Feb;31(2):157-8.

  8. Joshi M, Erb N, Zhang S, Sikka R. Leading Health Care Transformation:a primer for clinical leaders. Taylor & Francis Group, CRC Press, 2016

  9. Naiman M, Shanley P, Garrett F, Kulstad E. Evaluation of advanced cooling therapy's esophageal cooling device for core temperature control. Expert Rev Med Devices. 2016 Apr 15:1-11.

  10. Parilla B, Rournogerakis R, Archer A, Sulo S, Laurent L, Lee P, Chhotani B, Hesse K, Kulstad E. Diagnosing pulmonary embolism in pregnancy: Are biomarkers and clinical prediction models useful? Accepted for publication in American Journal of Perinatology Reports, Feb 2016.

  11. DeWeert D, Lovell E. ED Crash Course: TXA Matters! March 21, 2016. http://www.emdocs.net/ed-crash-course-txa-matters/

  12. Thompson TM, Toerne T, Erickson TB. Salicylate Toxicity from Genital Exposure to a Methylsalicylate-Containing Rubefacient. West J Emerg Med. 2016 Mar;17(2):181-3.

  13. Handberg E, Apel G (2016, March 29). Myocarditis in the ED. [NUEM Blog. Expert peer review by Williamson K]. Retrieved from http://nuemblog.com/blog/myocarditis-in-the-ed/

  14. John Paik and Christine Kulstad, "Management of the sick ESRD/hemodialysis patient“, emdocs.net, published online Jan 6, 2016

  15. Frank Lee and Kelly Williamson, “Emergency Department Flow: What works, what does not work, and how can we improve?” published on emdocs.net on April 17, 2016.

  16. Ten Cate O, Hart D, Ankel F, Busari J, Englander R, Glasgow N, Holmboe E, Iobst W, Lovell E, Snell LS, Touchie C, Van Melle E, Wycliffe- Jones K; International Competency-Based Medical Education Collaborators. Entrustment Decision Making in Clinical Training. Acad Med. 2016 Feb;91(2):191-8.

Grants, Funding, and Ongoing Studies

  • Antihypertensive Treatment of Acute Cerebral Hemorrhage (ATACH-II) trial, a 5 year, multi-center, randomized, controlled, Phase-III trial to determine the efficacy of early, intensive antihypertensive treatment in subjects with spontaneous ICH, funded by the NIH. 

    Study completed, with ACMC attaining almost twice the average enrollment rate across all worldwide sites. Results to be published by this summer.

  • A Postmarketing Observational Study to Evaluate the Safety of ADASUVE (Loxapine for Inhalation) in Patients with Agitation Associated with Schizophrenia or Bipolar I Disorder - A Phase IV trial to assess the safety of ADASUVE treatment.

  • Illinois Heart Rescue Project, with CDC funded Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (CARES) data base.

  • Due to our substantial success in enrolling critically-ill patients into complex, time-constrained, clinical studies, our department has been increasingly recognized for this success, and has been invited to take part in numerous high-profile, national and international clinical studies and investigational consortiums, including:

    • SIREN consortium (replacing the ROC and NETT groups)

    • Selepressin for septic shock

    • Angiotensin II for septic shock

    • Xenon for cardiac arrest

       

 

Research Update  November 2015

Conferences and Presentations

ACEP Scientific Assembly

  • Chris Jeziorkowski presented "Things are not what they appear" in the CPC final competition.

  • Michael Stanek presented the poster "Reduced Length of Stay with Inhaled Loxapine: a Retrospective Comparison Study" done with Neal Lyons, Daniel Nejak, Nadine Lomotan, Robert Mokszycki, Rolla Sweis, Mary Hormese, Kathleen Hesse, and Erik Kulstad.

  • Kelly Williamson presented the poster "Assessment of EM Resident Skill in Determining Diagnosis and Management for Emergent Electrocardiograms: a Multicenter Study".

Advocate 2015 Research Forum

  • Selected for the 2015 Excellence in Scholarship Award' Diganosisng pulmonary embolism in pregnancy: Are biomarkers and clinical prediction models useful? by Barbara Parilla, Rachel Fournogerakis, Amy Archer, Suela Sulo, Lisa Laurent, Patricia Lee, Benazir Chhotani, Kathleen Hesse, and Erik Kulstad.

Military Health Services Research Symposium, August 18, 2015

  • Melissa Naiman, Ahmed Hegazy, Andrej Markota, Eyad Althenayan, Andreja Sinkovic, Danielle Lapierre, Erik Kulstad. Targeted Temperature Management and Fever Control with a Novel Esophageal Heat Transfer Device.

  • Neal Lyons, Daniel Nejak, Nadine Lomotan, Robert Mokszycki, Stephen Jamieson, Marc McDowell, Erik Kulstad. An Alternative for Rapid Administration of Medication and Fluids int he Emergency and Critical Care Setting using a Novel Device.

SAEM Annual Meeting

  • Jennifer Cash presented “Inter-rater Reliability of the Next Accreditation System for Emergency Medicine in a Simulated Case”, done with Hannah Watts and Jennifer Beckemeyer.

  • Elise Lovell presented the didactic “Teaching Procedural Skills: Its Not…See One, Do One, Teach One Anymore”, with colleagues from Maricopa Medical Center and the University of Colorado.

  • Elise Lovell presented the didactic “Diagnosing and Treating the Difficult Learner: A Three-Step Approach” , with colleagues from Maricopa Medical Center and the University of Colorado.

  • Elise Hart presented the Innovation Exhibit “Introducing Point-of-Care Ultrasound to Medical Students Using a Fractured Chicken Bone Model”, done with colleagues at the University of Michigan and Loyola University.

  • Sam Lam served as an Annual Meeting moderator.

  • Sam Lam presented the didactic “Kids Are Not Just Little Adults: Point-of-care Ultrasound in the Management of Common Pediatric Complaints”, along with colleagues from Children’s National Medical Center and Columbia University.

  • Erik Kulstad served on the didactic panel “Physician, Academic…Entrepreneur?”, with colleagues from the University of Chicago and the University of Michigan

ICEP Spring Symposium

  • Lindsay Purnell presented “A Comparison of Emergency Department Throughput in Geographical vs Rotational Patient Assignment Models”, done with Jennifer Cash, Erik Kulstad, Chintan Mistry, and Karis Tekwani.

  • Rachel Burt presented “Trends in Age of Patients Presenting with Traumatic Brain Injury”, done with Ellen Omi, Yalaunda Thomas, and Erik Kulstad.

  • Jennifer Cash presented “Take Advantage of the Teachable Moment! Techniques for Effective Learner-Centered Clinical Education”.

CORD Academic Assembly

  • Mike Marynowski served as faculty discussant for the CPC presentation “Levamisole induced vasculitis”

  • Chris Jeziorkowski served as resident presenter for the CPC presentation “A case of TTP”, winning his division!

  • Jennifer Cash presented “Inter-rater Reliability of the Next Accreditation System for Emergency Medicine in a Simulated Case”, done with Hannah Watts and Jennifer Beckemeyer.

  • Kelly Williamson presented “Systems-Based Practice and Practice-Based Learning Milestone-Based Remediation Toolbox”, done with Maria Moreira, Cynthia Price, and Erin Quattromani.

  • Kelly Williamson presented “Faculty Prediction of In-Training Examination Scores of Emergency Medicine Residents: A Multi-Center Study”, done with Amer Aldeen, Erin Quattromani, Nicholas Hartman, Natasha Wheaton, and Jeremy Branzetti.

  • Elise Lovell presented a session “Getting Involved with CORD”.

  • Kelly Williamson presented “Mentorship: Getting One and Being One”, with colleagues R. Fringer, A Sudhir, and C. Bourne.

AAEM 21st Annual Scientific Assembly

  • Kelly Williamson presented “aVR is My Favorite ECG Lead...and Why It Should Be Yours As Well”

  • Steve Walchuk presented “EM potpourri”

  • Katie Burns presented “Ultrasound-Assisted Lumbar Puncture in Pediatric Patients”, done with Sam Lam and Michael Lambert.

 

 Publications

1.  Aldeen AZ, Quattromani EN, Williamson K, Hartman ND, Wheaton NB, Branzetti JB: Faculty Prediction of In-Training Examination Scores of Emergency Medicine Residents: A Multicenter Study. J Emerg Med 2015.

2.  Kerem Y, Omi EC, Kulstad CE, Kulstad EB: Congruency of disposition after emergency department intubation in a regional database. Ann Emerg Med 2015, 65(2):232-233.

3.  Krive J, Patel M, Gehm L, Mackey M, Kulstad E, Li JJ, Lussier YA, Boyd AD: The complexity and challenges of the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification to International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification transition in EDs. Am J Emerg Med 2015.

4.  Kulstad EB, Naiman M, Shanley P, Garrett F, Haryu T, Waller D, Azarafrooz F, Courtney DM: Temperature modulation with an esophageal heat transfer device - a pediatric swine model study. BMC anesthesiology 2015, 15:16.

5. Lam SH: Use of point-of-care ultrasound to evaluate for penile fracture in a child. Pediatric emergency care 2015, 31(2):157-158.

6. Lam SH, Bailitz J, Blehar D, Becker BA, Hoffmann B, Liteplo AS, Rajan KB, Lambert M: Multi-Institution Validation of an Emergency Ultrasound Image Rating Scale-A Pilot Study. J Emerg Med 2015.

7. Lam SH, Grippo A, Kerwin C, Konicki PJ, Goodwine D, Lambert MJ: Bedside ultrasonography as an adjunct to routine evaluation of acute appendicitis in the emergency department. The western journal of emergency medicine 2014, 15(7):808-815.

8. Lam SH, Lambert MJ: In Reply: Ultrasound-Assisted Lumbar Puncture in Pediatric Patients. J Emerg Med 2015.

9.  Lam SH, Wise A, Yenter C: Emergency bedside ultrasound for the diagnosis of pediatric intussusception: a retrospective review. World journal of emergency medicine 2014, 5(4):255-258.

10.  Lyons N, Nejak D, Lomotan N, Mokszycki R, Jamieson S, McDowell M, Kulstad E: An alternative for rapid administration of medication and fluids in the emergency setting using a novel device. Am J Emerg Med 2015.

11.  McKean J, Watts H, Mokszycki R: Breakthrough seizures after starting vilazodone for depression. Pharmacotherapy 2015, 35(3):e6-8.

12.  Storrow AB, Christenson RH, Nowak RM, Diercks DB, Singer AJ, Wu AH, Kulstad E, LoVecchio F, Fromm C, Headden G et al: Diagnostic performance of cardiac Troponin I for early rule-in and rule-out of acute myocardial infarction: Results of a prospective multicenter trial. Clinical biochemistry 2015, 48(4-5):254-259.

13. Storrow AB, Nowak RM, Diercks DB, Singer AJ, Wu AH, Kulstad E, LoVecchio F, Fromm C, Headden G, Potis T et al: Absolute and relative changes (delta) in troponin I for early diagnosis of myocardial infarction: Results of a prospective multicenter trial. Clinical biochemistry 2015, 48(4-5):260-267.

14.  Umunna BP, Tekwani K, Barounis D, Kettaneh N, Kulstad E: Ketamine for continuous sedation of mechanically ventilated patients. J Emerg Trauma Shock 2015, 8(1):11-15.

15.  Villano JH, Lovell EO: Mixed signals: toxic epidermal necrolysis. Am J Med 2015, 128(3):254-256.

16.  Hannon T, Sikka R. Saving Blood, Dollars and Lives. Wall St. Journal. Jan. 15, 2015.

17.  Sikka R. Kovich K., and Sacks L. How Every Hospital Should Start the Day. Harvard Business Review. Dec 5, 2014.

18. Febbo B. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Clinical Highlights and Updates. EM Docs Practice Update, March 25, 2015. http://www.emdocs.net/tag/abdominal-aortic-aneurysm/

19. Bamman M, Williamson K, and Urumov A. Concussion in sports: sideline and emergency department evaluation and management. Practice Updates: emdocs.net September 22, 2015

20. Williamson K and Brady WJ. Supraventricular Tachycardia. in Brown D (ed). Scientific American Emergency Medicine. Hamilton (ON): Decker Intellectual Properties Inc. September 2015.

21. Kulstad E, Garrett M, Naiman M, Garret F. Overestimated electrical exposure risk associated with hands-on defibrillation? Resuscitation. 2015 Jul;92:e15.

22. Sikka R, Morath JM, Leape L. The Quadruple Aim: care, health, cost, and meaning in work. BMJ Qual Saf. 2015 Jun 2.

23. Sweis RT, Kerem Y, Waghchoure S, Kulstad EB, Wichter MD. Application of a scoring instrument to predict intracerebral hemorrhage and outcome after thrombolysis for acute ischemic stroke.J Emerg Trauma Shock. 2015 Jul-Sep; 8(3):171-2

24. Counselman FL, Carius ML, Kowalenko T, Battaglioli N, Hobgood C, Jagoda AS, Lovell E, Oshva L, Patel A, Shaybe P, Tabas JA, Reisdorff EJ. The American Board of Emergency Medicine Maintenance of Certification Summit. J Emerg Med. 2015 Sept 12.

25. Williamson K, Quattromani E, and Aldeen AZ. The Problem Resident Behavior Guide. iCollaborative. May 2015.

26. Lam S, Badillo C, Frazer E. Rapid Detection of Intracardiac Thrombus with Bedside Echocardiography. J of Emergency Medicine, In Press

27. Probst MA, Dayan PS, Raja AS, Slovis BH, Yadav K, Lam SH, et al. Knowledge Translation and Barriers to Imaging Optimization in the Emergency Department: A Research Agenda. Acad Emerg Med. 2015 Nov 14.

Grants, Funding, and Ongoing studies

  • Diagnosing pulmonary embolism in pregnancy: Are biomarkers and clinical prediction models useful?

  • Antihypertensive Treatment of Acute Cerebral Hemorrhage (ATACH-II) trial, a 5 year, multi-center, randomized, controlled, Phase-III trial to determine the efficacy of early, intensive antihypertensive treatment in subjects with spontaneous ICH, funded by the NIH. 

    • Study completed, with ACMC attaining almost twice the average enrollment rate across all worldwide sites.

  • A Postmarketing Observational Study to Evaluate the Safety of ADASUVE (Loxapine for Inhalation) in Patients with Agitation Associated with Schizophrenia or Bipolar I Disorder - A Phase IV trial to assess the safety of ADASUVE treatment. 

    • Our site is one of the highest enrolling sites to date!

  • Illinois Heart Rescue Project, with CDC funded Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (CARES) data base.

  • Due to our substantial success in enrolling critically-ill patients into complex, time-constrained, clinical studies, our department has been increasingly recognized for this success, and has been invited to take part in numerous high-profile, national and international clinical studies and investigational consortiums, including:

    • SIREN consortium (replacing the ROC and NETT groups)

    • Selepressin for septic shock

    • Angiotensin II for septic shock

    • Xenon for cardiac arres

 

2014

 

Conferences and Presentations

AAEM Scientific Assembly

  • James McKean and Christian DenOuden presented the poster “Neck Pain After Chiropractic Manipulation”

  • Nick Kettaneh and Kelly Williamson presented the case "My Face Hurts“.

  • Trale Permar, Sola Balogun, and Andre Urumovpresented the case "Pneumorrhachis"

 

ACGME meeting in Washington DC

 

  • Didactic presentation Elise Lovell and Mike Epter (Program Director at Maricopa): Diagnosing and Treating the Difficult Learner – An Interactive Workshop

 

 

Advocate Pediatrics Research Conference

  • Rachel Burt presented “Temporal Trends in Demographics and Severity of Traumatic Brain Injury in Pediatric Patients” done with April Jones, and Erik Kulstad.

  • Adam Bonder presented “A Novel Presentation of Acute Metabolic Stroke in Succinic Semialdehyde Dehydrogenase Deficiency” done with Tiffani Cherry and Robert McDermott.

 

CORD Academic Assembly

  • CPC Faculty Discussant Christian DenOuden: Cushing's syndrome secondary to lung cancer

  • CPC Resident Discussant Kasia Gore: Post Partum Aortic Dissection - Division Winner – competed in the national competition at ACEP in Chicago!

  • Kelly Williamson presented “The Problem Resident Behavior Guide: Strategies for Remediation”, done with Erin Quattromani (St. Louis University) and Amer Aldeen, MD (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)

 

ICEP Spring Symposium

  • Natalie Htet MD, MS presented “Factor Eight Inhibitor Bypassing Activity (FEIBA) for the Rapid Reversal of Major Bleeding in Patients with Warfarin Induced Coagulopathy” done with David Barounis MD, Catherine Knight MD, Ben-Paul Umunna MD, Mary Hormese PharmD BCPS, and Elise Lovell MD

  • Jennifer Beckemeyer presented “Implementation of a Triage Protocol Reduced Left Without Being Seen Rates for Patients with Abdominal Pain”, done with Alissa Gottesman, Kathleen Hesse, and Christine Kulstad

 

SAEM Annual Meeting

  • Dave Barounis presented “Factor Eight Inhibitor Bypassing Activity (FEIBA) for the Rapid Reversal of Major Bleeding in Patients with Warfarin Induced Coagulopathy”, done with Catherine Knight, Ben-Paul Umunna, Mary Hormese, Natalie Htet, and Elise Lovell

  • Rachel Burt presented “Temporal Trends in the Influence of Gender on Outcomes of Traumatic Brain Injury” done with Yalaunda Thomas, Ellen Omi, and Erik Kulstad

  • Rachel Burt presented “Trends in Age of Patients Presenting with Traumatic Brain Injury”, done with Ellen Omi, Yalaunda Thomas, and Erik Kulstad

  • The didactic “Taking Advantage of the Teachable Moment: A Workshop for Efficient, Learner-Centered Clinical Teaching” was given by Elise Lovell, Mike Epter, Sneha Shah (U Mass), and Todd Guth (U of Colorado)

  • The oral presentation “Congruency of Disposition after Emergency Department Intubation in a Regional Database”, was presented by Yaniv Kerem of U. of Chicago, done with Erik Kulstad, Ellen Omi, and Christine Kulstad

 

5th Int’l Hypothermia Symposium in Edinburgh, Sept 8th- 10th

  • Darcie Patterson, Erik Kulstad, Patrick Shanley, Bansi Vedia, Melissa Naiman, Frank Garrett. A Simple Model to Analyze Time to Target Temperature

 

EuSEM in Amsterdam, Sept 28th-Oct 1st

  • Darcie Patterson, Erik Kulstad, Patrick Shanley, Bansi Vedia, Melissa Naiman, Frank Garrett. Development of a simplified human model to measure heat transfer during targeted temperature management

 

ACEP Scientific Assembly

  • Williamson K, Quattromani E, Aldeen A. The problem resident behavior guide: strategies for remediation

  • Lindsay T. Purnell, Jennifer Cash, Erik Kulstad, Chintan Mistry, Karis Tekwani. A Comparison of Emergency Department Throughput in Geographical vs Rotational Patient Assignment Models

  • Michael Cirone, Beatrice Probst. An Examination of Causative Bacteria and Susceptibility Patterns in Urinary Isolates Obtained in the Emergency Department and Immediate Care Setting

  • Samuel H.F. Lam, Christopher Kerwin, John Konicki, Diana Strasburger, Michael Lambert. Body Mass Index is a Poor Predictor of Bedside Appendix Ultrasound Success or Accuracy

  • Samuel H. F. Lam, Kiyetta Alade, Alexander Arroyo, Stephanie Doniger, Jason Fischer, Joni Rabiner, Adam Sivitz. Comparative Effectiveness of Emergency Ultrasound Guided Management of Pediatric Soft Tissue Infections

  • Kasia Gore competed in the national finals of the Clinical Pathologic Case competition, giving an outstanding presentation on a case of epidural abscess.

  • Adam Bonder, Rachel Burt, and Katie Iannitelli received EMRA's largest award, the "Be the Change Award", for their work on ICU Boarders. This $5,000 award is granted to pursue a project designed to have a significant impact on emergency medicine education, research, practice or policy.

 

 

Publications

  1. Storrow AB, Nowak RM, Diercks DB, Singer AJ, Wu AH, Kulstad E, LoVecchio F, Fromm C, Headden G, Potis T et al: Absolute and relative changes (delta) in troponin I for early diagnosis of myocardial infarction: Results of a prospective multicenter trial. Clinical biochemistry 2014.

  2. Storrow AB, Christenson RH, Nowak RM, Diercks DB, Singer AJ, Wu AH, Kulstad E, LoVecchio F, Fromm C, Headden G et al: Diagnostic performance of cardiac Troponin I for early rule-in and rule-out of acute myocardial infarction: Results of a prospective multicenter trial. Clinical biochemistry 2014.

  3. Nouh A, Remke J, Ruland S: Ischemic posterior circulation stroke: a review of anatomy, clinical presentations, diagnosis, and current management. Front Neurol 2014, 5:30.

  4. Kettaneh N, Williamson K: Spontaneous lingual abscess in an immunocompromised patient. Am J Emerg Med 2014, 32(5):492.e491-492.

  5. Kessler C, Shakeel F, Hern HG, Jones JS, Comes J, Kulstad C, Gallahue FA, Burns BD, Knapp BJ, Gang M et al: A survey of handoff practices in emergency medicine. American journal of medical quality : the official journal of the American College of Medical Quality 2014, 29(5):408-414.

  6. Kerem Y, Eastvold JS, Faragoi D, Strasburger D, Motzny SE, Kulstad EB: The role of prehospital electrocardiograms in the recognition of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarctions and reperfusion times. J Emerg Med 2014, 46(2):202-207.

  7. Lam S HF, Grippo A, Kerwin C, Konicki PJ, Goodwine D, Lambert MJ. Bedside Ultrasonography as an Adjunct to Routine Evaluation of Acute Appendicitis in the Emergency Department. West J Emerg Med. Accepted for publication, 9/14

  8. Kerem Y, Sweis R, Waghchoure S, Wichter M, Kulstad EB: Application of a Scoring Instrument to Predict Intracerebral Hemorrhage and Outcome After Thrombolysis for Acute Ischemic Stroke. Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock 2014.

  9. Kerem Y, Kulstad C, Omi E, Kulstad EB: Congruency of Disposition After Emergency Department Intubation in a Regional Database. Ann Emerg Med 2014.

  10. Villano J, Lovell E: Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis Initially Misdiagnosed as Conjunctivitis. Am J Med 2014.

  11. Umunna BP, Barounis D, Tekwani K, Kettaneh N: Ketamine for continuous sedation of mechanically ventilated patients: A retrospective analysis. Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock 2014.

  12. Lam S HF, Wise A, Yenter C. Emergency bedside ultrasound for the diagnosis of pediatric intussusception: a retrospective review. World J Emerg Med. 2014;5(4):255-8.

  13. Lam S HF, Lambert M. In Reply: Ultrasound Assisted Lumbar Puncture in Pediatric Patients. Accepted for publication in J of EM, 12/14.

  14. Burns K, Lam S HF. Current management of sepsis. Pediatric Emergency Medicine Reports 2014; 19(7): 73-84.

  15. Lam S HF. E-FAST chapter. Pediatric Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound. Ed. S.Doniger. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; 2013: 40-56

 

 

Peer Reviewers

Andrea Carlson, MD - Critical Care Medicine;

Dan Girzadas, Jr., MD - Pediatrics; JAMA; BMC Medical Education

Erik Kulstad, MD, MS - Annals of Emergency Medicine; Critical Care; American Journal of Emergency Medicine; Journal of International Medical Research; BMC Medical Education; Therapeutic Hypothermia and Temperature Management; BMC Emergency Medicine; World Journal of Emergency Medicine; Pediatrics, and the Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock.

Christine Kulstad, MD - American Journal of Emergency Medicine, the Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock, the Journal of Critical Care, the European Journal of Neurology, and the Council of Residency Directors Academic Assembly abstract submission review group

Sam Lam, MD - Academic Emergency Medicine and Western Journal of Emergency Medicine (named Top Reviewer for 2013);

Elise Lovell, MD - Council of Residency Directors Academic Assembly abstract submission review group; Advocate Research & Innovation Forum reviewer; Journal of Critical Care

Karis Tekwani, MD - Western Journal of Emergency Medicine;

Hannah Watts, MD - American Journal of Emergency Medicine, the Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, and the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (JAGS)

Kelly Williamson, MD – Journal of Emergency Medicine 

 

Grants, Funding, and Ongoing Studies

Illinois Heart Rescue Project, with CDC funded Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (CARES) data base

Hand off study - Dan Girzadas, Christine Kulstad, Michelle Chastain, Mila Felder, John Meyers, Kathy Hesse Pediatric ED wound U/S study - Sam Lam

Diagnosing pulmonary embolism in pregnancy: Are biomarkers and clinical prediction models useful? - Please continue to consider any pregnant patients undergoing workup for PE for enrollment

Antihypertensive Treatment of Acute Cerebral Hemorrhage (ATACH-II) trial, a 5 year, multi-center, randomized, controlled, Phase-III trial to determine the efficacy of early, intensive antihypertensive treatment in subjects with spontaneous ICH, funded by the NIH. 

A Postmarketing Observational Study to Evaluate the Safety of ADASUVE (Loxapine for Inhalation) in Patients with Agitation Associated with Schizophrenia or Bipolar I Disorder 

 

Nice work everyone!