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Research / Scholarly Activity Project

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Residents are required to perform a scholarly activity project during residency. Residents are paired with a faculty scholarly advisor, with research and statistical support provided through Akron Children's Rebecca D. Considine Research Institute.

Results of the project are presented at Post Graduate Day in June.

Many of our residents have presented their research at national conferences and have published their work. The Department of Pediatrics 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 2012. The residents’ names are underlined.

 

Publications

Bigelow, A, Smith P, Timberlake D, McNinch N, Smith G, Lane J, Clark J. Procedural Outcomes of Fluoroless Catheter Ablation Outside the Traditional Catheterization Lab. Europace, December 2016

Reichert, R, Gothard, MD, Schwartz, HP, Bigham, M.  Benchmarking Pain Assessment Rate in Critical Care Transport.  Air Medical Journal, November 2016 (Volume 35, Issue 6)

Giles N, Bhatia R, Cough and fever in an immigrant adolescent with abnormal chest X-ray, Respiratory Medicine Case Reports (2016), doi: 10.1016/j.rmcr.2016.10.010

Wolski T, The Case of the Previously Shaky, Unimmunized, Itchy Infant with Rash and Pancytopenia,  Clinical Pediatrics, in Press http://cpj.sagepub.com/cgi/reprint/0009922816629618v1.pdf?ijkey=KqALkPnpRVELIhx&keytype=finite

McGarry DP, Kim YM, Casselman J, Wenz R, Jhaveri D, Tcheurekdjian H, Hostoffer RW. Ocular desensitization in the face of local anesthetic hypersensitivity.J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2016 Nov 9. pii: S2213-2198(16)30494-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jaip.2016.09.040. PMID:2783832

Abraham T, McGarry DP, Frith J, Casselman J, Tcheurekdjian H, Hostoffer R. Pure Cold-Induced Cholinergic Urticaria in a Pediatric Patient. Case Reports Immunol. 2016;2016:7425601. doi: 10.1155/2016/7425601. PMID:28025628

Bigelow AM, Arnold BS, Padrutt GL, Clark JM. Non-fluoroscopic ablation of neonates with congenital heart disease. Cardiology in the Young.  2015; Dec (Accepted, Pending Publication)

Bigelow AM, Crane SS, Khoury FR, Clark JM.  Catheter ablation of supraventricular tachycardia without fluoroscopy during pregnancy.  Obstet Gynecol.  2015; 6: 1338-41. PMID: 25774933

Bigelow AM, Gothard MD, Schwartz HP, Bigham MT.  Intubation in Pediatric/Neonatal Critical Care Transport: National Performance.  Prehosp Emerg Care.  2015 [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25664667.

Bigelow, A. Khalifa, M. Clark, J., Imipramine for Incessant Ventricular Arrhythmias in Two Unrelated Patients with Andersen-Tawil Syndrome, Heart Rhythm, 2015 Mar 23.

Smith KA, Gothard MD, Schwartz HP, Giuliano JS Jr, Forbes M, Bigham MT: Risk Factors for Failed Trachea Intubation in Pediatric and Neonatal Critical Care Specialty Transport, Prehosp Emerg Care. 2015 January-March;19(1):17-22. Epub 2014 Oct 28.

Pfeiffer S, Gunkelman S, Blackford M, Psychotropic exposures in pediatric patients: Symptomatic Iloperidone and Vilazodone Ingestions, Clinical Toxicology, 2015

Kutney K, Strawbridge H, “Progressive Breathing Difficulty in a 5-Year-Old Girl, Pediatrics in Review, August 2014, 35 (8), 353-355.

James J,  Blackford M  Fitzgibbon J, "Nausea, Vomiting, and Weight Loss in a Young Adult Patient with a History of a Gunshot Wound", Pediatric Emergency Care, In press

Wigfield  JKakajiwala A, Forbes  M,  Bodas P, Abnormal eye movements and congestion in a 3 month old boy, Pediatrics in Review, In press

Bigelow A, Smith G, Clark J, Catheter ablation without fluoroscopy: current techniques and future direction. Journal of Atrial Fibrillation. 2014, 6:7-12.

Bigelow A, Crane S, Khoury F, Clark J, Catheter ablation of supraventricular tachycardia without fluoroscopy during pregnanc,. Obstet Gynecol. 2014 May; 123 Suppl 1:44S-5S.

Bigelow A, Gothard D, Schwartz H, Bigham M, INTUBATION IN PEDIATRIC/NEONATAL CRITICAL CARE TRANSPORT: NATIONALPERFORMANCE, Prehospital Emergency Care, 2014

Joyce C, Giuliano J, Gothard D, Schwartz H, Bigham M, Specialty Pediatric Transport in Primary Care or Urgent Care   Settings, Air Medical Journal, 33:2, 1-5, March-April 2014

Spies E, McBride M, Early Hyperglycemia is Associated with Poor Gross Motor Outcome in Asphyxiated Term Newborns, Pediatric Neurology, 2014

Depue K, Christopher N, Raed M, Forbes M, Besunder J, Reed M, Efficacy of IV Lidocaine to Reduce Pain and Distress Associated with Propofol Infusion in Pediatric Patients During Procedural Sedation, Pediatric Emergency Care 13-16, 2013

Weingart C, Herstich T, Baker P, Garrett ML, Bird M, Billock J, Schwartz HP, Bigham MT, Making Good Better: Implementing a Standardized Handoff in Pediatric Transport, Air Med J. 2013 Jan-Feb;32(1):40-6. doi: 10.1016/j.amj.2012.06.005.

Crosby K, Swender D, Chernin L, Hafez-Khayyata S, Ochs H, Tcheurekdjian H, Hostoffer R.Allergy Rhinol (Providence). Signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 mutation with invasive eosinophilic disease.2012 Fall;3(2):e94-7. doi: 10.2500/ar.2012.3.0035. Epub 2012 Dec 13.PMID: 23342295

Tigges CR, Bigham MT. Hypertrophic pyloric stenosis: it can take your breath away. Air Med J. 2012 Jan;31(1):45-8.

Kline Krammes S, Reed C, Giuliano JS Jr, Schwartz HP, Forbes M, Pope J, Besunder J, Gothard MD, Russell K, Bigham MT. Heliox in Children with Croup: a Strategy to Hasten Improvement. Air Medical Journal; 2012 May; 31 (3): 131-7.

Kline-Krammes S, Wheller D, Forbes M, Bigham M, Missed Opportunities During Pediatric Residency Training: Report of a 10-year Follow-up Survey in Critical Care Transport Medicine, Pediatric Emergency Care, : 1-5, 2012

Presentations

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

Wolski TP Jr, Roberti A, Ramundo M, McNinch, N, Van Nostran W, Capozzi T. Evaluating the Pediatric Residents’ Knowledge of the Institute’s Quality and Patient Safety as Defined by ACGME Clinical Learning Environment Review. NEOMED FAME Academic Day, Rootstown OH-Nov 18, 2016.

Gisondo C, Gothard MD, Schwartz H, Bigham M. Brrrr..... Unintended Neonatal Hypothermia, A National Perspective. AAP National Conference and Exhibition-Section on Transport Medicine Scientific Program, podium presentation San Francisco, CA- October 23, 2016

Kaye M, Roberti-Miller A, Bhatia R. 6 Minute Walk Test and CFQ-R with FEV-1; Multiple Outcome Measures in CF. North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Orlando, FL-October 2016

Jausurawong TB, Wyneski  MJ. Enteric Ganglionitis: A Report of a Patient Presenting with Signs and Symptoms of a Small Bowel Obstruction. NASPGHAN World Congress, Montreal, Quebec, Canada – October 8, 2016

Arnold BS, Mathews, A, Garcia-Naveiro R, Kassabian S, Wyneski M, and Ponsky T. Value of Temporary Gastric Elecrical Stimulation to Predict Response in Pediatric Patients with Refractory Gastroparesis. NASPGHAN World Congress, Montreal, Quebec, Canada – October 7, 2016

Arnold BS, Garcia-Naveiro R, Kassabian S, Wyneski M, and Ponsky T. Case Report: Successful Treatment of Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome with Gastric Electrical Stimulation, NASPGHAN World Congress, Montreal, Quebec, Canada – October 7, 2016

Farris N, Minniti C, Branch K, Acharya S, Branch CA, Billett HH. The Association of White Matter Hyperintensity Volume and Sickle Cell Anemia. American Society of Hematology, Annual Conference, San Diego, CA-December 3, 2016.

Mathews A, Mansel K, Bigham M, Chen S, Gothard M. Oops: Rapid Deterioration of the Transport Patient Admitted to the General Care Floor, Poster presentation, Section of Transport Medicine Scientific Program at the Annual AAP meeting, San Francisco, CA-October 23, 2016.

Mathews A, Mansel K, Chen S, Bigham M. Here and Gone: Rapid Transfer to the Pediatric ICU.  Pediatric Hospital Medicine Conference, Chicago, Illinois - July 2016

Mathews A, Mansel K, Chen S, Bigham M. Can Situation Awareness Reduce Unrecognized Clinical Deterioration on the Pediatric General Care Floor? Pediatric Hospital Medicine Conference, Chicago, Illinois - July 2016

Shyung D, Davidson J, McNinch N. Effectiveness of an Educational Module in Improving Pediatric Resident Experience with and Understanding of the Refugee Pharmacy Process. Refugee Health Conference, Niagara Falls, NY - June 2016

Arnold B, Garcia-Naveiro R, Kassabian S, Wyneski M, Ponsky T. Value of Temporary Gastric Electrical Stimulation to Predict Response in Pediatric Patients with Refractory Gastroparesis. Digestive Disease Week, San Diego, CA - May 2016  

Timberlake D, Bigelow A, Clark J, Procedural Outcomes of Ablation in the Operating Room Compared to a Traditional Cath Lab, Heart Rhythm Society-May 2016

Pfeiffer, S, McHenry, A, Forbes, M, Surgical Site Infection after Pediatric Heart Surgery: Potential Value of Reduced Personnel Variability.  Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society Annual Meeting at Baylor, Houston, TX- December 9-11, 2015

Reichert, R, Bigham, M Schwartz, H. Ouch! Pain Assessment in Pediatric and Neonatal Transport.  American Academy Pediatrics National Conference, Washington D.C -October 23-26, 2015

Jones, B; Clark,J. Long-term Experience of Zero-Fluoroscopy Catheter Ablation of Right and Left-Sided Arrhythmias at a Single Institution. 18th Annual Update on Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Disease. February 12-15, 2015. Scottsdale, AZ.

Bigelow AM, Smith GL, McNinch N, Clark JM.  Early Results from the CAREFL Database: Trends in Fluoroscopy Use During Cardiac Catheter Ablation.  Heart Rhythm Society 36th  Annual Scientific Sessions, May 2015

Bigelow AM, Smith P, Spector M, Patel CR, Lane J, Khan W, Waight D. Cooperative Approach to ASD Closure at a Single Institution.  ODICH Regional Conference – May 2015

Bigelow AM, Clark JM. Ablation Outside the Cath Lab: Are We Ready to Change the Playing Field? CHOP: 18th Annual Updates on Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Diseases, February 2015

Martorano L, Wasserbauer N. Complement Deficiency as an early manifestation of Common Variable Immunodeficiency in a pediatric patient--A case study.  Clinical Immunology Society Annual Meeting.  April 9-12 2015.  Houston TX.

Mahajan M, El-hallak M, Inpatient Pediatric Rheumatic Diseases: Characteristics, Cost and Trends, 2014 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, November 18, 2014.

Bigham M, Bigelow A, Schwartz H, Gothard M, Intubation in Pediatric/Neonatal Critical Care Transport:  A National Benchmark.  Critical Care Med: 41(12) Abstract supplement. December 2013 A401. Society of Critical Care Medicine, San Francisco, CA, January 2014. 

Martorano L, Wasserbauer N.  "Desensitization protocol in a young child with prior anaphylactoid reaction to Intravenous Gammagloublin:  Clinical Immunology Society Annual Meeting.  April 10-13 2014.  Baltimore MD.

Bigelow A, Clark J,  Imipramine to Treat Ventricular Tachycardia in Andersen Tawil Syndrome,  Heart Rhythm Society Conference, San Francisco, CA, May 2014.

Bigelow AM, Smith G, Clark J,  Non-Fluoroscopic Ablation of WPW in a Neonate with PA & IVS, Cardiostim Congress 2014, Nice, France,  June 2014

Bigelow A, Catheter Ablation Beyond the Cath Lab: Early Experience from a Single Institution, the 2014 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference & Exhibition, Section on Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery,  San Diego, CA, October 11, 2014.

Jepson L, Davidson J, Tossone K, Marino C, Oral Health Perspectives of Resettled Southeast Asian Refugee Mothers, North American Refugee Health Conference 2014, Rochester, NY, June 19, 2014.

Collia N, Ramundo M, Salvator A, Grover P, Prowse K, Impact of an Academic Advising Program for Pediatric  Residents, Pediatric Hospital Medicine 2014, Lake Buena Vista, FL, July 27, 2014.  

Wigfield J, Cockrell E, Bodas P. Identifying barriers in a pediatric oncology population returning to school. To be presented at the 27th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, May 17, 2014.

Martorano L, Wasserbauer N, Karnani R.  Desensitization protocol in a young child with prior anaphylactic reaction to intravenous gammaglobulin:  A therapeutic trial.  2014 Clinical Immunology Society Annual Meeting, Baltimore MD, April 10-12, 2014.

Bigelow A, Clark J,  Imipramine to Treat Ventricular Tachycardia in Anderson Tawil Syndrome, Heart Rhythm 2014, San Francisco, CA, May 9, 2014.

Hertz, S., Melville, J, Steiner, R, Lindberg, D. (2014) Injuries in Children Reported As Witnessed Cases of Abuse and Shaking.  Helfer Society, Annapolis, MD, April 2014.

Martorano, L, Wassbauer, N, Karnani, R, Desensitization Protocol in a Young Child with Prior Anaphylactoid Reaction to Intravenous Gammaglobulin: A Therapeutic Approach, Clinical Immunology Society, Baltimore, MD, April 10-12, 2014

Bigelow A, Clark J, Crane S, Crane S, Khoury F, Catheter Ablation of SVT without fluoroscopy during pregnancy, Chicago, IL, April 28, 2014

Bigelow A, Gothard  M, Schwartz H, Bigham M, Intubation in Pediatric/Neonatal Critical Care Transport: A National   Benchmark, SCCM's 43rd Critical Care Congress, San Francisco, CA, January 9-12, 2014

Kutney, K., Insulin Edema in a Young Woman with Poorly Controlled Type I Diabetes, ENDO 2013, San Francisco, CA, 2013

Crosby, K, Wasserbauer, N., Savelli, S., Newly diagnosed CVID in a patient following treatment for Osteosarcoma, 2013 CIS Annual Meeting: Regulation & Dysregulation of Immunity, Miami, FL, April 25-28, 2013.

Seif C, Congeni B, Bower, J, Neonatal Meningitis Caused by Cronobacter Sakazakii, 2013 AAP National Conference and Exhibition, Orlando, FL, October 28, 2013

Kline S, Jacobs T, Lutes E, Clark J, The Effect of Intravenous Ondansetron On the QT Interval of Patients' Electrocardiograms in the Pediatric Emergency Department, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition, Orlando, FL October 25, 2013.

McCloud A, Khan W, Patel C, Smith P, Spector M, Lane J, Bockoven J, Evaluation of Coronary Arteries Following Arterial Switch Operation, MRI versus Echocardiography, 41st Annual ODICH Conference (Ohio Doctors Interested in Congenital Hearts), Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH, May 10, 2013

Khankan H, Forbes M, Tirodker U, Hixon K, Obesity is not an independent risk factor for sedation-related adverse events, Society for Pediatric Sedation, Houston, TX, May 2013

Watson L, Patterson M, Gothard D, Tirodker U, Testing Sedation Checklist Usability using Simulation, Society for Pediatric Sedation, Houston, TX, May 20, 2013

Joyce C, Libertin R, Bigham, Family-Centered Care in Pediatric Critical Care Transport: Where do we Stand? Critical Care and Transport Medicine Conference, Austin, Texas, April 8, 2013. Dr. Joyce won the Golden Hour Award Critical Care and Transport Medicine Conference Scientific Assembly Award for Excellence in Clinical Research: First Place

Wigfield J, Kakajiwala A, Bodas P, Osteopetrosis Presenting as Upper Airway Obstruction in an Amish male Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics, Dublin, OH, September 28 2012.

Martinez-Kinder C, Forbes M, Dwyer J, David S, The Rise of the Machines-The Electronic Medical Record Can Facilitate Disease Detection: Pediatric Morbid Obesity in the Crosshairs, 2012 AAP National Conference and Exhibition, New Orleans, LA, October 21, 2012.

Kahlenberg L, Forbes M, Breathe Easy: The Impact of An Asthma Pathway Across the Care Continuum On Clinical Outcomes and Cost Containment, 2012 AAP National Conference and Exhibition, New Orleans, LA, October 21, 2012.

Seibert T, Roeder K, Forbes M, Fenton C, The Burden of Recidivist Diabetic Ketoacidosis: Defining Incidence and Identifying Risk Factors, 2012 AAP National Conference and Exhibition, New Orleans, LA, October 21, 2012.

Slain K, Forbes M, Wendorf R, Predicting Mortality in Pediatric Respiratory Failure: Feasibility of the Oxygenation Index Area Under the Curve, Platform presentation, 2012 AAP National Conference & Exhibit, New Orleans, LA,, New Orleans, LA, October 21, 2012

Potts B, Forbes M, The Myth of Preventable PICU Readmissions: A Review Using a Local Clinical Database, 2012 AAP National Conference & Exhibit, New Orleans, October 21, 2012

Tigges C, Forbes M, Bigham M, Gothard D, The Epidemiology of Severe Sepsis in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit: 
A Reappraisal Using a Local Clinical Database, Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Congress, February 2012