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Many of our residents have presented their research at national conferences and have published their work. The Medical Staff provides a $1,000 stipend to residents who have their research accepted for presentation at national meetings. Below is a sample of the research published and presented by our residents, along with Akron Children's faculty members, since 2016. The residents’ names are underlined.

Publications

[Accepted for publication] Wolski TJ, Jamerino-Thrush J. Redirecting Low Acuity Patients from a Pediatric Emergency Department to their Pediatrician for Same Day Sick Visits Via a Novel Process Facilitated by the Electronic Medical Record - a Quality Improvement Initiative. Pediatric Emergency Care.

[Accepted for publication] DeCoy M. Hemodynamic profile effects of amiodarone HCl formulation in patients with post-operative tachyarrhythmias. Cardiology in the Young.

Allen J, Rajbhandari P, Schroer B. Systemic Sclerosis and Hypereosinophilic Syndrome in a 3-Year-Old Child. Annals of allergy, asthma & immunology : official publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology. August 2022. doi:10.1016/j.anai.2022.08.011

Ostrowski-Delahanty S, McNinch N, Grossoehme D, Aultman J, Spalding S, Wagoner C, Rush S. Understanding Drivers of Telemedicine in Pediatric Medical Care. Telemedicine and e-Health

Remien, KMancuso, M. (2022). 18-Year-Old Male with Emesis Found to Have Intractable Singultus. eJournal of the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians, 14(2).

Rahman M, Smith G, Johnsrude C, et al. Transseptal puncture during catheter ablation associated with higher radiation exposure [published online ahead of print, 2022 Jun 8]. Cardiol Young. 2022;1-6. doi:10.1017/S1047951122001676

Rahman M, Moore JP, Papagiannis J, et al. Utilising electroanatomic mapping during ablation in patients with CHD to reduce radiation exposure [published online ahead of print, 2021 Nov 18]. Cardiol Young. 2021;1-5. doi:10.1017/S1047951121004558

Anderson C, Rahman M, Bradley DJ, et al. Acute outcomes of three-dimensional mapping for fluoroscopy reduction in paediatric catheter ablation for supraventricular tachycardia. Cardiol Young. 2021;31(12):1923-1928. doi:10.1017/S1047951121001086

May K, Upadhyayula S. Papilledema as the Sole Manifestation of Neuroborreliosis. Case Reports in Infectious Diseases. 2021. Article ID 5565900. doi:10.1155

DeCoy ME, Raina R, Chakraborty R, Mahajan S, Moran R, Gibson K, Kumar D, Bergmann C. Renal cystic diseases during the perinatal and neonatal period. Journal Neonatal Perinatal Medicine, 20 Sep 2020. Review.

Raina R, Chakraborty R, DeCoy ME, Kline T. Autosomal-dominant polycystic kidney disease: Tolvaptan use in adolescents and young adults with rapid progression. Pediatric Research. 10 May 2020.

Kaiser N, Blackford MG. What Is That? Innumerable Mysterious Densities Identified on Abdominal Imaging. Pediatric Emergency Care. 2020;36(2).

Rhajbandari P, Brown A, Patel V. et al. Prolonged Fever, Diarrhea, Abdominal Pain, and Joint Pain in a 9-year-old boy.  Pediatrics. 2020;145(1).

Aikman I, Makowski K, Wenger O, Rossman I, Solomon JD. Microcephaly, Hypotonia, and Intracranial Calcifications in an 11-Week-Old Boy. Pediatrics. 2020;146(3):1-7. doi:10.1542/peds.2019-2795.

Raina R, Grewal MK, Radhakrishnan Y, DeCoy ME, Tatineni V, Burke LL, Bagga A. Optimal management of atypical hemolytic uremic disease: challenges and solutions. International Journal Nephrology and Renovascular Disease, 12:183-204, 03 Sep 2019. 

Wong M, Bhatia R. A 9‐month‐old with wheezing and acute hypoxic respiratory failure. Clinical Case Reports. 2019;7(5):976-980. doi:10.1002/ccr3.2134

Bowser LE, Young M, Wenger OK, Ammous Z, Brigatti KW, Carson VJ, Moser T, Deline J, Aoki K, Morlet T, Scott EM, Puffenberger EG, Robinson DL, Hendrickson C, Salvin J, Gottlieb S, Heaps AD, Tiemeyer M, Strauss KA. Recessive GM3 synthase deficiency: Natural history, biochemistry, and therapeutic frontier. Mol Genet Metab. 2019 Jan 21. pii: S1096-7192(18)30764-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ymgme.2019.01.013

Aikman I, Makowski K, Wenger O, Rossman I, Solomon JD. Microcephaly, Hypotonia, and Intracranial Calcifications in an 11-Week-Old Boy. Pediatrics. 2020;146(3):1-7. doi:10.1542/peds.2019-2795.

Kaiser N, Blackford MG. What Is That? Innumerable Mysterious Densities Identified on Abdominal Imaging. Pediatric Emergency Care. 2020;36(2).

Rajbhandari P, Brown A, Patel V. et al. Prolonged Fever, Diarrhea, Abdominal Pain, and Joint Pain in a 9-year-old boy.  Pediatrics. 2020;145(1). 

Bowser LE; Young M; Wenger OK; Ammous Z; Brigatti KW; Carson VJ; Moser T; Deline J; Aoki K; Morlet T; Scott EM; Puffenberger EG; Robinson DL; Hendrickson C; Salvin J; Gottlieb S; Heaps AD; Tiemeyer M; Strauss KA. Recessive GM3 synthase deficiency: Natural history, biochemistry, and therapeutic frontier. Molecular Genetics And Metabolism [Mol Genet Metab], ISSN: 1096-7206, 2019 Apr; Vol. 126 (4), pp. 475-488; Publisher: Academic Press; PMID: 30691927

Wong M, Bhatia R. A 9‐month‐old with wheezing and acute hypoxic respiratory failure. Clin Case Rep. 2019; 7:976– 980. https://doi.org/10.1002/ccr3.2134

Bowser LE, Young M, Wenger OK, Ammous Z, Brigatti KW, Carson VJ, Moser T, Deline J, Aoki K, Morlet T, Scott EM, Puffenberger EG, Robinson DL, Hendrickson C, Salvin J, Gottlieb S, Heaps AD, Tiemeyer M, Strauss KA. Recessive GM3 synthase deficiency: Natural history, biochemistry, and therapeutic frontier. Mol Genet Metab. 2019 Jan 21. pii: S1096-7192(18)30764-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ymgme.2019.01.013

Aspiotes CR, Gothard MQ, Gothard MD, Parrish R, Schwartz HP, Bigham MT. Setting the Benchmark for the Ground and Air Medical Quality in Transport International Quality Improvement Collaborative. Air Medical Journal, May 2018. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amj.2018.03.002;PMID:29935703

Bigham MT, Mathews A. "Here and Gone: Rapid Transfer from the General Care Floor to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit". Hospital Medicine, 2018.

Presentations

Breehl L, Leland M, Schule A, Potts B, Willis K, Gunkelman S, Johnson K, Contant A, Rhajbandari P. A Quality Improvement Project to Improve Discharge Before Noon at a Children’s Hospital. HVPAA National Conference, Baltimore, MD, October 2022

Wolski TJ, Jamerino-Thrush J. Redirecting Low Acuity Patients from a Pediatric Emergency Department to their Pediatrician for Same Day Sick Visits Via a Novel Process Facilitated by the Electronic Medical Record - a Quality Improvement Initiative. AAP NCE, Anaheim, CA, October 2022.

Buck ARemien KA, Ferguson J, Biber J. Examining Aborted Sedations and Medication Choice During Pediatric Procedural Sedation.  Society for Pediatric Sedation, Seattle, WA, September 29-October 1, 2022

Dardir H, Remien KABuck A, Ferguson J, Biber J. Trends in Sedation Medication Choice for Procedural Sedations in a Tertiary Pediatric Hospital. Society for Pediatric Sedation, Seattle, WA, September 29-October 1, 2022

Ferguson, J., Remien, KABuck A, Biber J. Analyzing Staff and Resource Utilization During Procedural Sedations in the Emergency Department Versus Hospitalist Run Sedation Service.  Society for Pediatric Sedation, Seattle, WA, September 29-October 1, 2022

Remien KABuck A, Ferguson J, Biber J. Analyzing Length of Training and Adverse Events in Pediatric Procedural Sedations. .  Society for Pediatric Sedation, Seattle, WA, September 29-October 1, 2022

Encisco E, Khemka S, Huntington J, Garcia R. Colonoscopic Decompression of Colocolic Intussusception in a Pediatric Patient: A Case Report. NASPGHAN, Orlando, FL, October 2022

Khemka S, Watson K, Garcia R, Boulanger S. Endoscopic Management of Duodenal Web. NASPGHAN, Orlando, FL, October 2022

Breehl L, Leland MMarko A, Potts B, Willis K, Gunkelman S, Johnson K, Contant A, Rajbhandari, P. A Quality Improvement Project to Improve Discharge Before Noon. High Value Practice Academic Alliance, Baltimore, MD, October 2022

Wagoner S, McPherson P. Abusive Injuries or Medical Mimicker? 3 month old admitted with multiple long bone fractures. AAP NCE, Anaheim, CA, October 2022

Atari E, Page-Goertz C, McNinch M, Nofziger R. Real-time Vasoactive Inotrope Score to Predict Poor Outcome in Pediatric Patients.  Cardiology 2022: Annual Update on Pediatric Congenital Cardiovascular Disease, Huntington Beach, CA, August 2022

Brown A, Kramer E, Mansel K, Ramundo M. Resident early warning system (REWS): a system to develop timely feedback for pediatric interns. Poster presentation, Association of Pediatric Program Directors Meeting. San Diego CA, May 2022

Kramer E. Providing barrier-free mental health services to residents and fellows. Poster presentation, Grassroots Session for Chief Residents at Association of Pediatric Program Directors Meeting. San Diego CA, May 2022

Brown A, Kramer EMansel K, Ramundo M MD. Resident early warning system (REWS): a system to develop timely feedback for pediatric interns. Poster presentation, Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting. Denver CO, April 2022.

Brown A, Smith E. Kramer E, Gunkelman S. Medication Frustrations: Improving discharge Medication Instructions for Families. Poster presentation, Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting. Denver CO, April 2022

Brown A, Kramer E, Mansel K, Ramundo M. Resident early warning system (REWS): a system to develop timely feedback for pediatric interns. Poster presentation, Regions 5 & 6 Meeting of Academic Pediatric Association. Virtual, March 2022

Khemka SAtari E, Kleinman A, Tanguay J. Literacy promotion in the pediatric ER during COVID-19; Feasibility of targeted Reach Out Read.  Pediatric Academic Society, Denver, CO, April 2022

McPherson P, Wagoner C. Comparison of risk for child sex trafficking among adolescents from different metropolitan settings and chief complaints.  Pediatric Academic Society, Denver, CO, April 2022

Dade M, Kleinman A, McPherson P, Brown M, DiMatta S. Call to Action: Screening for Sex Trafficking in the Pediatric ED. Pediatric Academic Society, Denver, CO, April 2022

Puthusseril J, Lowes A, Heksch R. New Onset Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus in the Setting of COVID-19 Infection in a Five-Month-Old Infant. Pediatric Endocrine Society Annual Meeting, Virtual Conference, April 2022

Allen, J, Remien, K, Hall, A, Pangonis, S, and El-Assal, O. The Prevalence of Pneumonia Before and After Implementation of Coronavirus Disease 19 (COVID-19) Non-pharmacological Interventions in the Emergency Department. Pediatric Academic Society; Denver, CO, April 2022

Allen, J, Schroer, B., Rajbhandari, P. A 3-year-old female with eosinophilia and abdominal distension. APA Regions 5 & 6 Joint Virtual Conference 2022, Virtual, March 2022

Lambert-Jenkins K, Rossman I, and Watson K. Treatment of inflammatory bowel disease and pediatric onset multiple sclerosis with ocrelizumab and ustekinumab in a JC-virus positive patient: a case study. NASPGHAN virtual conference, December 2021

Assal O. E, Hall A, Pangonis S, Remien K, & Ulicny AK. (2022). The Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic Social Distancing and Mask Mandates on the Prevalence of Influenza and RSV During Their Peak Season. Pediatrics, 149(1 Meeting Abstracts), 193, Poster Presentation, American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference. October 2021

Farrington, M., Gunkelman, S. Screening for Firearm Safety in the Inpatient Setting. American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition, Virtual, October 2021

Genet K, Chatterton J, Rajbhandari P, Martin K, Cipriano F, Ekambaram M, Tandy M, Lyden E, McCulloh R, Stone B, Nabower A, Snowden J. Clinical impact of meningitis/encephalitis panel in children pretreated with antibiotics prior to lumbar puncture. Midwest Society for Pediatric Research, Virtual, October 2021

Kolla S, Espe-Sherwindt M, Rideout E, Gothard D, Foster J. CONNECTIONS: A comparison of virtual and face-to-face formats of early intervention for young children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Society of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Austin, TX, October 2021

Breehl LLeland MMarko A, Gegorski EGasser S, Rajbhandari P, “Identifying Barriers for Early Discharge in a Children's Hospital.”  High Value Practice Alliance (HVPAA) National Conference, 2021 virtual conference, October 7-10, 2021

Wingert L.M., Ramundo M & Ben-Zion S. Success, Perception, and Achievement through Resident Knowledge (SPARK) Leadership Program. Poster presented at APPD 2021 Annual Spring Meeting, Virtual, May 2021

Vespoli C, Wyneski M.  Effect of Blended Diet on Complex Pediatric Gastroenterology Patients.  NAPGHAN virtual conference, November 1-7, 2020

Ahmad O, Kassabian S. The Effects of High Dose Proton Pump Inhibitors on Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE). North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, 2020 Virtual Conference, November 1-7, 2020

Puzzio C., Kline-Krammes S. Nitrous Oxide vs. Ketamine - Procedural Sedation for Orthopaedic Forearm Fracture Reductions in the Emergency Department. Division of Emergency Medicine Meeting, Akron, OH. July 7, 2020

Komer M, Ben-Zion S. Childhood Obesity Management at the 9-11 Year Well Child Check-An Opportunity for Expert Committee Recommended Co-morbidity Screening.  Ohio AAP Regional Meeting, Columbus, OH.  September 2019 *winner-best poster.

Wingert L, Forbes M, Naples J, Bigham M. Why Not 911?? Private Vehicle Transports for Critically Ill Children-An Epidemiologic Survey.  AAP National Conference, New Orleans, LA. October 2019

Brandt H, Phadke M, Bhatia R. Splenomegaly and Elevated Liver Enzymes in a 5 month old boy with Cystic Fibrosis. NASPGHAN Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.  October 19, 2019.

Brandt HWeichler K, Forbes M, El-Assal O.  Patterns and predictors for continued albuterol use in admitted bronchiolitis patients with a known RSV status. AAP National Conference, New Orleans, LA.  October 2019

Ahmad O,  Kassabian S. The Effects of High Dose Proton Pump Inhibitors on Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE). North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, 2020 Virtual Conference, November 1-7 2020.

Puzzio C., Kline-Krammes S. Nitrous Oxide vs. Ketamine - Procedural Sedation for Orthopaedic Forearm Fracture Reductions in the Emergency Department. Division of Emergency Medicine Meeting, Akron, OH. July 7, 2020.

Komer M, Ben-Zion S. Childhood Obesity Management at the 9-11 Year Well Child Check-An Opportunity for Expert Committee Recommended Co-morbidity Screening.  Ohio AAP Regional Meeting, Columbus, OH.  September 2019 *winner-best poster. 

Wingert L, Forbes M, Naples J, Bigham M. Why Not 911?? Private Vehicle Transports for Critically Ill Children-An Epidemiologic Survey.  AAP National Conference, New Orleans, LA. October 2019.

Brandt H, Phadke M, Bhatia R. Splenomegaly and Elevated Liver Enzymes in a 5 month old boy with Cystic Fibrosis. NASPGHAN Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.  October 19, 2019.

Brandt H, Weichler K, Forbes M, El-Assal O.  Patterns and predictors for continued albuterol use in admitted bronchiolitis patients with a known RSV status. AAP National Conference, New Orleans, LA.  October 2019.

Weichler, K.L; Kline-Krammes, S, McNinch, N.L.  Dexamethasone as treatment for Status Asthmaticus in the Pediatric Emergency Department. PAS Meeting, Baltimore, Md. April 29th, 2019. 

Brown, A., Rajbhandari, P. (2019).  Early Presentation of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus as Prolonged Fever in 9 Year Old Male. Poster session presented at American Pediatric Association Region 5 Spring Conference, Royal Oak, MI. March 2019.

Keith, M, Suarez, C, Henson, C, and Rajbhandari, P. Increasing Interpreter Use Within a Pediatric Hospital Medicine (PHM) Service - A Resident Led Quality Improvement (QI) Project. Poster Presentation at Academic Pediatric Association Meeting. Beaumont, MI. March 2019.

Farris N, Colvis M, Jones K, Schwaderer A, Kusumi K. Prevalence of Acute Kidney Injury Associated with Nephrolithiasis for Pediatric Patients in the Emergency. Poster Presentation at Pediatric Academic Society Annual Meeting. Baltimore, MD. April 2019. 

Costin C, Rajbhandari P. A Modern Day Pirate. Poster Presentation at Academic Pediatric Association Meeting. Beaumont , MI. March 2019. 

Mathews A, Garcia R, Ponsky T.  Placement of temporary gastric electrical stimulator for pediatric patients with refractory gastroparesis.  Oral presentation at NASPHAGAN, Hollywood, FL, October 2018

Mathews A, Chao S, Khoncarly S, Garcia R, McDaniel J.  Safety of Gastrojejunostomy tubes in children.  NASPHAGAN, Hollywood, FL, October 2018

Aspiotes C, Schwartz H, Gothard M, Bigham M. Plug and Play: Mechanical Ventilation Utilization During Critical Care Transport of Patients with Advanced Airway. American Academy of Pediatrics 2018 Annual Meeting, Section on Transport Medicine, Orlando, FL, November 4, 2018.

Weichler, K.L; El-Assal, O; Forbes, M.L; Pollauf, L. Scott, E. The impact of HFNC utilization in the emergency department on the frequency of intubation for infants and young children with severe bronchiolitis. AAP National Conference & exhibition, Section on Emergency Medicine, Orlando, FL, November 2, 2018.

Kwiatkowski K, O’Neill S, Aspiotes C, Rajbhandari P, Reducing Length of Stay in Well Appearing Febrile infant 7-60 Days of Life: A Quality Initiative, High Value Practice Academic Alliance, Baltimore, MD, September 22, 2018.

McCarty T, Bourne B, Wong M, Travis JK, Merritt MP, Brown MF, Krishna J. Feasibility of Split-Night PAP Titration Studies in a Pediatric Population at a Tertiary-Care Pediatric Sleep Center. Sleep 2018 Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, Baltimore, MD, June 3, 2018

Wood, A, Kline-Krammes, S, Brown, M, Accuracy of Electronic Medical Record Heart Rate Alerts from Initial ED Triage in Predicting Acute Care Needs in Pediatric Patients. 2018 Pediatric Academic Society Meeting, Toronto, Canada, May 6, 2018. 

Lin J, Ramundo M, Ben-Zion S, Mahesh S, Raina R, RISE to Transition: A structured transition protocol for renal transplant recipient children. 2018 Annual Meeting of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, Seattle, WA, March 16, 2018.

Mathews A, Garcia-Naveiro R, Arnold B, Schlager A. Duodenal Web Repair with Assistance of Endoscopic Visualization. Oral presentation at: North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. 2017 Nov 4; Las Vegas, Nevada.

Mathews A, Garcia-Naveiro R, Arnold B, Ponsky T. Case Series: Successful Treatment of Gastroparesis with Gastric Electrical Stimulator in Cystic Fibrosis Patients. Poster presented at: North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. 2017 Nov 2; Las Vegas, Nevada.  

Page-Goertz C, Forbes M, Brown M, Taylor K, Lam S. Weight as a risk factor for pulmonary hypertensive crisis following pediatric cardiothoracic surgery. AAP NCE, Chicago, IL, September 15, 2017

Doan L, Brown M, Lowes A, Retrospective Review of Supprelin Therapy. 10th International Meeting of Pediatric Endocrinology, Washington, D.C., September 16, 2017

Saini N, Doan L, Longmire B, High Grade von Hippel-Landau Syndrome Presenting with Bilateral Pheochromocytoma in a Child, 10th International Meeting of Pediatric Endocrinology, Washington, D.C., September 16, 2017

Maholtz D, Page-Goertz C, Brown M, Nofziger R. ND Feeds are Associated with Increased Illness Severity in Children with Pulmonary Disease on HFNC. Pediatric Academic Society Conference, San Francisco, CA-May 9, 2017

Reichert R, Domowicz Lopez D, El-Assal O. Clinical Significance of Hyponatremia in Febrile Children with Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome Presenting to Emergency Department. Pediatric Academic Society Conference, San Francisco, CA-May 8, 2017

Shovlin N, Domowicz Lopez D, Pressman J.  Resident Directed Interventions Help Improve Discharge Time: A Quality Improvement Project. American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians (ACOP) Spring Conference, Louisville, Kentucky-April 7, 2017

Timberlake D, Clark J, Anderson C, Bradley D, Moore J, Smith G. Tuzcu, V. Radiation Sparing Benefit of 3D Mapping During Ablations in Patients with Congenital Heart Disease. European Cardiac Arrythmia Society, Rome, Italy-April 2-4, 2017

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