Academic Associate Abstracts Presented & Published

  1. Sherman JM, Sheppard P, Hoppa E, Krief W, Avarello J. Let us use LET: A knowledge translation quality improvement initiative
  2. Rentala M, Berry B, Tiberio A, Warren S, Mahmooth Z, Sheppard P, Mary Ward M.  Patient Satisfaction in the Clinical Decision Unit 
  3. Barata I, Bradburn K, Mamooth Z.  Value of Pediatric Patient Profiles in the Emergency Department.
  4. Dryer A, Kopelman Z, Dattilo A, D’Amore J, Ward M.  Concomitant Alcohol Intoxication Delays Antibiotic Treatment of Sepsis in Adult Emergency Department Patients.
  5. Barata I, Bradburn K, Zhou J, Kohn N, Avarello J, Loscalzo K, Llovera I, Ward M.  Are parents or guardians of children in the emergency department interested in smoking cessation interventions?
  6. Bradburn K, Gambrah C, D’Amore J, Schneider S, Pasternak S, Ward M, Sama A.  Development of a Post-Sexual Assault Behavioral (PSAB) Profile in the Emergency Department.
  7. Barata I, Bradburn K, Mahmooth Z.  Characteristics of Pediatric Emergency Department Patients Requiring Transfer to a Specialty Hospital.
  8. Lee D, Sud P, Ward M, Zhou J, Mahmooth Z. Revisiting Myoglobin versus Troponin in Admitted Patients With Suspected Acute Coronary Syndrome.
  9. Haddad S, Goltser Y, Baner N, Kintzer E, Boccio E, Slesinger T,  Rudolph G, Sama A,  Ward M, D'Amore J. Which vital signs from the initial assessment are associated with development of severe sepsis or septic shock in the emergency department?
  10. Acerra J, Hill A, Wie B, Baner N, Gurr D, Akerman M, Ward M.  Factors That Influence the Acceptance or Refusal of an HIV Test in the ED
  11. Bradburn K, Gambrah C, Pasternak S, Mahmooth Z, Rudolph G, Sama A, D’Amore J, Schneider S, Ward M. Post Assault Behavioral Profile of Sexual Assault Survivors (SASs) in the Emergency Department
  12. D’Amore J, Kopelman Z, Zhou J, Dattilo A, Kintzer E, Boccio E, Sama A, Ward M. The St02 Non-Invasive Tissue Hypoperfusion Monitor as a Screening Tool for Early Sepsis Detection in the Emergency Department
  13. Haddad S, Tavdy T, Dryer A, Sheppard P, Slesinger T, D’Angelo J, Raio C, Sama A, Ward M, RN, D’Amore J. Prognostic Factors Associated with Short-Term Decompensation of Sepsis Patients in the Emergency Department.
  14. Cassara M, Weiss L. Have First Year Emergency Medicine Residents Achieved Level 1 on Care-Based Milestones.
  15. Haddad S, Medairos R, Baner N, Sison C, Ward MF, D’Amore J. Does a patient advocate during the Emergency Department discharge process improve 48 hour and 6 week post-discharge patient satisfaction?
  16. Barata I, Bailey K, Wu M, Rosen L, Sharieff GQ, Dietrich AM, Benjamin L, Amato CS, Stephens A, Ward MF, Mace S. Association of length of stay and disposition in Pediatric Emergency Department patients.
  17. Chen A, Wu M, Loftus A, Mounessa J, Rosen L, Aziz-Bose R, Persky A, Polak G, Mongone J, Alagappan K, Ward MF, Rentala M. The relationship between patient diagnoses and observation failure in a 24-hour clinical decision unit.
  18. Cirilli A, Lomibao A, Loftus A, Francis D, Kaban J, Sartain S, Haines C, Prokofieva A, Nelson M, Raio C. Factors Predicting EM Resident Ultrasound Competency: Number of Scans or Post-Graduate Year?
  19. Santiago MT, Avarello JT, McCullough M, Lomibao A, Ward MF, Silverman RA. Ability of Acutely Ill Children with Asthma to Perform Acceptable Forced Expiratory Maneuvers in the Emergency Department. Hollweg C, Eng J-Lunt,
  20. Moskovitz J, Castaneda J, Sama A. Association of Insurance Status and Access to Primary Care with Emergency Department Revisits.
  21. Lee DC, Mounessa JS, Kohn N, De Cicco S, McCullough M, Loftus A, Lomibao A, Tenner K, Unadkat D, Majlesi N, Sama AE, Ward MF. Are ED Visitors Willing to Engage In Political Advocacy to Support Poison Control Centers?
  22. Barata I, Gong J, Cirilli A, McCullough M, Akerman M, Spencer R, Gurr DJ,Ward MF, Sama A. The Utility of an Inferior Vena Cava IVC Respiratory Variation Index to Assess Dehydration in Pediatric Patients.
  23. Weiselberg RS, Bailey KT, Rosen L, Pizzuti J, Loftus A, Gurr DJ, Polak G; Ward MF, Lee DC, Chusid J, Su MK. Glomerular Filtration Rate as an Indicator for Risk of Contrast-Induced Nephropathy for ED Patients Receiving Contrast-Enhanced Computed Tomography.
  24. Hollweg C, Eng J, Santiago M, Avarello J, McCullough M, Lomibao A, Ward MF, Silverman R. Ability of Acutely Ill Children with Asthma to Obtain Acceptable FEV1 Measures in the Emergency Department.
  25. D’Amore JZ. Ozimek DM, Pastrana T, Hahn SJ, Miele K, Zhu S, Akerman M, Ward, Sama A, Wang H. The Presence and Persistence Of HMGB1 Serum Levels In The Development And Progression Of Clinical Sepsis.
  26. Acerra J, Santos C, Naderi S, Hahn SJ, Pothiawala S, Alagappan K. Emergency Medicine Training Programs in India: Who is Doing What, and Where?
  27. Naderi S, Ward MF, D’Amore JZ, Kline M, Acerra J, Pal S, Chatterjee A, Sama A,Houdek L, Miele K, Tenner K, Alagappan K. Determinants Of Cesarean Sections In West Bengal, India.
  28. Alagappan K. Silverman R, Hancock K; Ward MF, Akerman M, Dawood F; Branch A; De Cicco S, Steward-Clark E; McCullough M, Tenner K, Katz J. Seropositivity To The 2009 Pandemic H1N1 Influenza Virus Among Emergency Department Health Care Workers.
  29. Naderi S. Sud P, Acerra J, Pardo S, D’Amore JZ, Ward MF,Mathias M, Miele K,Alagappan K. The Use Of Gastric Lavage In India.
  30. Naderi S, Ward MF, D’Amore JZ, Miele K, Mathias M, Tan R, Kline M, Acerra J, Mukherjee T, Pal A, Taraphdarm T, Mukherji P, Alagappan K. Why Do Patients Leave The Emergency Department In India Against Medical Advice?
  31. DeCicco S, Gatt J, Spencer R, Tenner K, Pastrana T, Ward MF. A Comparison of Demographics in Sexual Assault Survivors Over An Eight-year Period.
  32. DeCicco S, Gatt J, BS, Spencer R, Tenner K, McCullough M, Pastrana T, Ward MF,Sama A. Human Immunodeficiency Virus Post-exposure Prophylaxis Acceptance Among Sexual Assault Survivors In The Emergency Department.
  33. Harris YT, Lomibao A, McCullough M, Spencer R, Tenner K, Pardo S, Maratto S, Sergejev A, Ward MF, Silverman R. The Use Of HbA1c To Identify Undiagnosed Diabetes And Prediabetes In Adult Emergency Department Patients,
  34. Haar RJ. Acerra JR, Naderi S, Mathias M, Alagappan K. The Livelihoods Of Haitian Healthcare Providers After The January 2010 Earthquake: A Pilot Study Of Economic And Quality Of Life Impact Of Emergency Relief,
  35. Barata I, Mace SE, Wu M, Rosen L, Bailey K, Stephens A, Dietrich AM, Sharieff G, Benjamin L, Amato CS. Factors associated with length of stay in pediatric patients in the emergency department.
  36. Barata I, Mace SE, Wu M, Rosen L, Bailey K, Stephens A, Dietrich AM, Sharieff G, Amato CS, Benjamin L. A comparison of length of stay between admitted and discharged pediatric patients in the emergency department.
  37. Avarello J, McIver M, Ward MF, Aziz-Bose R, Wu M, Silverman RA. Comparison of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Attending Physician to Emergency Medicine Attending Physician Chest X-Ray utilization in pediatric patients with acute wheeze.
  38. Bramante R, Boccio E, Kintzer E, Chen A, DeCicco S, Patwa A, Geckle R, Catlin T, Raio C. Comparison of the AMI 9700 Aorta Scanner to Computed Tomography Imaging for Abdominal Aortic Diameter Measurement.
  39. Andrews S, Rivera S, Baner N, Goltser Y, Wu M, Chen A, Tomassetti D, Silverman R, Ward MF, Rentala M. Intravenous Home Infusion Therapy Instituted from a 24 Hour Clinical Decision Unit Decreases Hospitalization for Patients with Cellulitis
  40. Gekle R, Dubensky L, Haddad S, Catlin T, Stickles S, D’Amore J, Selsinger T, Modayil V, Raio C, Nelson M. Can Bedside Sonography Replace Conventional Radiography for Confirmation of Above-the-Diaphragm Central venous Catheter Placement?
  41. Haddad S, Goltser Y, Baner N, Kintzer E, Rudolph G, Selsinger T, Ward MF, Sama A, D’Amore J. Can the Modified Early Warning Score be Utilized as a Screening Tool to Predict Development of Sepsis-Induced Tissue Hypoperfusion in the ED?
  42. Haddad S, Goltser Y, Baner N, Kintzer E, Boccio E, Rudolph G, Ward MF, Sama A, D’Amore J, Selsinger T. Is Triage Time a Valid Measure of “Time Zero” for Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock Patients in the Emergency Departmant?
  43. Lee D, Nale J, Sud P, Chen A, Boccio E, Kintzer E, Medairos R, Ward MF, Bilello L. The Early Predictive Ability of Myoglobin versus Troponin in Patients Presenting to the Emergency Department with Suspected Acute Coronary Syndrome – A Pilot Study.
  44. Kintzer E, Baner N, Goltser Y, Haddad S, Akerman M, Boccio E, Pasternak S, D’Amore J, Sama A, Ward MF. Factors Associated with Peri-Assault Loss of Consciousness Among Sexual Assault Survivors in the Emergency Department: A 10-Year Experience
  45. Acerra J, Hill A, Baner N, Goltser Y, Gurr D, Akerman M, Kintzer E, Haddad S,Silverman R, Ward MF. The Associations between patient demographics and the acceptance of routine HIV screening in the ED
  46. Sud P, Medairos RA, Wu M, Goltser Y, Ward MF, Su MK, Greller HA, Lee DC. Effect of an Alcohol Withdrawal Protocol of Patient Outcomes at a Tertiary Care Hospital.
  47. Boccio E, Pasternak S, Kintzer E, D’Amore J, Ward MF, Seo CJ, Duarte K, Rialem F, Medairos R, Salvador-Kelly A. The Relationship between Patient Age and Pain Management of Long Bone Fracture in the Emergency Department.
  48. Akhavan M, Boccio E, Choi-Rosen J, Krief W. The Utility and Accuracy of SkypeTM in Viewing Computed Tomography Studies from a Remote Facility for the Diagnosis of Appendicitis in Pediatrics.
  49. D’Amore, J, D’Angelo, J, Sama A, Ward MF, Abberback S, Masik K, Parmentier D. The NSLIJ ESP Early Sepsis Prophylaxis Study: Can Implementation of a Simple Sepsis Bundle reduce Mortality? A Three Year Sepsis Research Registry Experience.
  50. Loftus A, Polak G, Rosen L, Lawrence E; Chacko L; Arestehmanesh D; Fay B; Alagappan K, Ward MF, Rentala M. Predictive Variables Associated with Inappropriate Length of Stay in a 24-hour Clinical Decision Unit.
  51. Patwa AS, Lomibao A, Aziz-Bose R, Abo A, Bramante R, Modayil V, Haines C, Raio CC. Prevalence of the “Double-Line” Sign when Performing Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma Exams.
  52. Loftus A, Rosen L, Mounessa J, Polak G; Aziz-Bose R, Persky A, Mongone J; Alagappan K, Ward MF, Rentala M. Predictive Variables Associated with Observation Failures in a 24-hour Clinical Decision Unit.
  53. Kaufman MS, McCullough M, Lomibao A, Pizzuti J, Kessler B, Sheehan A, Howse E, Andrews S, Mongone J; Barnett B. Improving Care for Oncology Patients in the Emergency Department ICOPED.
  54. D’Amore JZ, Mounessa JS, Rosen L, Gatt J, Goldstone A, De Cicco S, Ward MF. Does a Patient Advocate during the Discharge Process Improve Patient Safety and Satisfaction in the Emergency Department?
  55. Lunt JE, Castaneda JL, Sherman J, Lomibao A, Krief W. Assessing Clinical and Laboratory Indicators in Perforated Appendicitis.
  56. Barata IA, Bailey K, Gurr D, Lomibao A, Rosen L, Amato CS, Benjamin L, Dietrich A, Sharieff G, Mace SE. Is there a Relationship between Age and the Number of Laboratory Tests Performed among Pediatric Patients in the Emergency Department?
  57. De La Calzada-Jeanlouie M, Gatt J, Gurr D, Pizzuti J, Loftus A, Castaneda J, Ji E, Rosenberg D, Su MK, Lee DC. The Effect of an Alcohol Withdrawal Treatment Protocol on Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome Patient Outcomes.
  58. Su M, Pizzuti J, Bailey K, Lukin M, Lee D, Ward MF. Contrast Induced Nephropathy CIN: Determining Risk Factors and Prevalence in ED Patients using Modification of Diet in Renal Disease MDRD and Chronic Renal Disease Epidemiology Collaboration CKD-EPI Formulae in Calculating Glomerular Filtration Rate GFR.
  59. Lee DC, Weiselberg R, Loftus A, Bailey K, Aziz-Bose R, Hardial M, Su MK, Bilello L, Ward MF. Prevalence of Occult Supra-therapeutic Salicylate and Acetaminophen Levels in Emergency Department Patients Presenting with a Primary Psychiatric Complaint.
  60. Mounessa JS, De Cicco S, Akerman M, McCullough M, Pastrana T, Castaneda J, Aziz-Bose R, Gurr D, Gary Rudolph, Ward MF. The Association between Post-Assault Physical Appearance and Behaviors in the ED and Assault Types.
  61. Mounessa JS, De Cicco S, Akerman M, D’Amore J, Pastrana T, Aziz-Bose R,Ruvolo B, Maurice K, Ward MF. A Comparison of Post-Assault Times to Emergency Department Presentation in Sexual Assault Survivors.
  62. Mounessa JS, Akerman M, De Cicco S, Pastrana T, D’Amore J, Aziz-Bose R,Ruvolo B, Maurice K, Ward MF. Post-Assault Prophylaxis for Sexually Transmitted Diseases in an Emergency Department: A Study of Demographics.
  63. D’Amore J, Hahn SJ, Gong J, Pastrana T, Castaneda JL, De Cicco S, Zhou Q, Wang H, Ward MF, Tracey K. The Kinetics of High Mobility Group Box-1 HMGB1 during Acute Coronary Syndromes.
  64. Lee DC, Mounessa JS, Maljesi N, Tarantelli J, Unadkat D, De Cicco S, Sama A. Implementing a Multi-Center State-Wide Political Advocacy Program in Emergency Departments: A Feasibility Study.
  65. Spencer R, De Cicco S, Gatt J, Tenner K, Gurr D, Ward MF, Sexual Assault in Adolescents and Young Adults: Demographics and Event Characteristics.
  66. Barata IA, O’Donnell B, Houdek L, Cirilli A, Haines C, Prokofieva A, Bramante R, Modayil V, Ward MF, Sama A. Correlation of Inferior Vena Cava/Aorta Ratio to Fluid Therapy in Clinically Dehydrated Children.
  67. Barata I, Houdek LA, O’Donnell M, Akerman M, Raio C, Ward MF, Sama A. Does Ultrasound Measurement of Inferior Vena Cava and Inferior Vena Cava/Aorta Ratio Correlate with Fluid Therapy in Clinically Dehydrated Children with Gastroenteritis?,
  68. D’Amore JZ, Ozimek DM, Pastrana T, Hahn SJ, Zhu S, Ackerman M, Ward MF, Sama A, Wang H. The Presence and Persistence of HMGB1 Serum Levels in the Development and Progression of Clinical Sepsis,
  69. Lee DC, Tan R, Fung K, Patel S, Polito C; McNamara M, Ward MF, Sama AE. Is the Implementation of a Political Advocacy Program in the Emergency Department Feasible?
  70. Barata I, O’Donnell M, Kaban J, Raio C, Akerman M, Ward MF, Sama A. “Does Inferior Vena Cava/Aorta Ratio Correlate with Fluid Therapy in Clinically Dehydrated Children?”
  71. D’Amore J, O’Donnell M, Patel S, Soohoo D, Zhang S, DeCicco S, Gong J,Drumheller B, Akerman M, Ward MF. “The Prevalence and Prognostic Value of Hyperglycemia and APACHE II Scores among Adult Sepsis Patients in the Emergency Department.”
  72. Ward MF, O’Donnell M, Patel S, Soohoo D, Zhang S, Siciliano G, Llovera I, Akerman M. “The SAVED Study: A Six Year Consecutive Review of Factors Associated with Loss of Consciousness Among Sexual Assault Survivors in the Emergency Department.”
  73. Su M, Soohoo D, Lukin M, Patel S, Zhang S, O’Donnell M, Messina J, Ward MF. “The C.I.N. Study: Is Contrast Induced Nephropathy a Problem in High Risk Emergency Department Patients?”
  74. Wang H, Lam L, Li W, Ashok M, Zhu S, Ward MF, Li J, Yang H, Tracey K, Sama A. “Fetuin Protects Mice Against Lethal Sepsis By Modulating Bacterial Endotoxin – Induced HMGB1 Release and Autophagy”
  75. D’Amore JZ, Gong J, Drumheller B, Drucker J, Patel SJ, Akerman M, Macedo J, Lutz J, Ward MF, Sama AE. “The Prevalence and Prognostic Value of Hyperglycemia Among Sepsis Patients in the Emergency Department.”
  76. Barata I, Gong J, Suppiah A, Kapoor M, Shekher M, Siciliano G, Firestone B, Ward MF, Sama AE, Raio C. “The Utility of Bedside Ultrasonography in Identifying Fractures in the Emergency Department”
  77. D’Amore J, Gong J, Siciliano G, Firestone B, Drumheller B, Patel S, Ward MF, Akerman M, Slesinger T, Sama A. “RAPIDD MEDS Study: Risks Associated with & Predictive in Identifying Delayed Decompensation & Mortality in Emergency Department Sepsis.”
  78. Llovera I, Ward MF, Gong J, Firestone B, Dubon M, Sama A, Kohn N, Barata I. “Motivated-To-Quit Smokers are Interested in Smoking Cessation Interventions.”
  79. Bahl A, Tadros A, Treyster A, Raio C, Francis D, Nelson M, Akerman M, Zimmerman M, Liu YT. “Assessment of Emergency Medicine Resident Competency in Interpretation of Right Upper Quadrant and Focused Abdominal Sonography for Trauma Ultrasound Scans.”
  80. D’Amore J, Chiricolo G, Lee D, Zhou Q, Kiriaki S, Lewis V, Litroff A, Lukin M, Ward MF, Sama A. Does a 90-Minute Enzyme Set Increase The Yield For Detecting Cardiac Ischemia?
  81. Ward M, D’Amore J, Dahlem K, Lewis V, Litroff A, Ramos A, Riccardi D, Kohn, N.“Does The Presence of a Patient Advocate Improve Patient Satisfaction in the Emergency Department?”