Research

Pupillometer Study (reminder)

Dear Colleagues,

We continue to seek support for the joint ED-ICU study regarding the "Timing of the return of the pupillary light reflex after resuscitation from cardiac arrest after resuscitation from cardiac arrest".  The study aims to explore the link between the pupillary light reflex following ROSC in an effort to develop improved neurological prognostication in such patients. 

All adult emergency department cardiac arrest patients in whom ROSC is achieved should have a pupillometer measurement taken.  I have attached the project poster (above) that should help explain the purpose of the study and how the device is used.  It is very, very simple to use and not time-consuming.  All ED staff, residents and RNs are encouraged to use the device.

 

If you have any questions and/or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact either myself or Karalyn

Thanking you in advance for your assistance.

Sincerely,

Sean

EMLondon at CAEP 2013

2 Resident Awards, a Plenary Presentation and 20 UWO Emerg Research Abstracts Accepted for CAEP 2013!

CAEP 2013

I am extremely pleased to announce that all 20 abstracts submitted to CAEP (Vancouver June 1-5 2013) have been accepted for presentation!

It is with great pleasure and excitement to announce that the abstracts submitted by Dr. Danny Peterson (PGY-5) and Dr. Sameer Mal (PGY-5) have been ranked among the top 8 resident abstracts submitted this year!

As such, Danny and Sameer have each been awarded one of the 8 CAEP 2013 Resident Research Abstract Awards (which includes $500 and a complimentary CAEP 2013 registration). Recognition will also be given in the Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine (CJEM) and on the CAEP website.

Additionally, Sameer has been awarded the Top CAEP Resident Research Abstract Award and will be presenting in the Top 4 plenary session on Tues June 4th at 9:15! Danny will be giving an oral presentation on Sun June 2nd at 10:15. Please join me in congratulating Danny and Sameer on their outstanding success! They will be presenting their study results at RRD 2013 on April 25th so be sure to come out and support them.

The Impact Of Pre-Hospital Non-Invasive Positive Pressure Support Ventilation In Adult Patients With Acute Respiratory Distress: A Systematic Review And Meta-Analysis.
Mal S, McLeod SL, Iansavichene A, Dukelow A, Lewell M.

Ten Minute Educational Intervention Improves Emergency Physicians’ Ability To Interpret Left Ventricular Function.
Peterson D, McLeod SL, Ahn J, Rang L, Woo M, Chenkin J, McRae A, Fine N, Arntfield R.

*** ACR Study Extension ***

Hey team ... a quick, but IMPORTANT note regarding our research efforts:
 
Your help is greatly needed to enroll patients in the ACR study. Due to low response rates we have extended the study dates and expect it to continue for at least the next 2 weeks. So far only 150 forms have been collected, with our goal being 500. We would greatly appreciate if you could take the time to fill out the short ORANGE survey attached to the chart of patients arriving via EMS. Extra forms can be found by ambulance offload or in Pod A at Vic and UH.
 
Many thanks for your help and support,
 

The ACR Team (Natalie, Matt, Adam, Mike and Shelley)

EM London Research Success ...

4 Resident Awards and 22 UWO Emerg Research Abstracts Accepted for CAEP 2012!

I am extremely pleased to announce that all 22 abstracts submitted to CAEP (Niagara Falls, Ontario June 2nd–6th, 2012) have been accepted for presentation!

It is with great pleasure and excitement to announce that the abstracts submitted by Dr. Allie Meiwald (PGY-5), Dr. Matt Davis (PGY-5), Dr. Danny Peterson (PGY-4) and Dr. Justin Yan (PGY-3) have been ranked among the top 8 resident abstracts submitted this year!

As such, Allie, Matt, Danny and Justin have each been awarded one of the 8 CAEP 2012 Resident Research Abstract Awards (which includes $500 and a complimentary CAEP 2012 registration). Recognition will also be given in the Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine (CJEM) and on the CAEP website. Please join me in congratulating Allie, Matt, Danny and Justin on their outstanding success!

The Division of Emergency Medicine is extremely pleased to announce that Dr. Allie Meiwald (PGY-5), Dr. Matt Davis (PGY-5), Dr. Danny Peterson (PGY-4) and Dr. Justin Yan (PGY-3) have been invited to give an ORAL PRESENTATION to detail the results from their research projects.

Dr. Karen Woolfrey is this year’s Scientific Committee Chair. A number of our staff consultants have also been invited to serve as Track Chairs:

CAEP 2012 TRACK CHAIRS

Advocacy - Patient Safety
Dr. David Ouellette

Disaster Medicine
Dr. Michael Peddle

Knowledge Translation
Dr. Christopher Fernandes

Medical Simulation
Dr. Damon Dagnone and Dr. Karen Woolfrey

Paediatrics
Dr. Gary Joubert

Ultrasound
Dr. Robert Arntfield

Western U Emerg Research at SAEM 2012

The Division of Emergency Medicine Research Program is extremely pleased to announce that 5 abstracts have been accepted for presentation at the upcoming annual conference for SAEM (Society for Academic Emergency Medicine) in Chicago.

Dr. Danny Peterson (PGY-4) has been invited to give an ORAL PRESENTATION to detail the results from his research project entitled “Predictors of failure of empiric outpatient antibiotic therapy in emergency department patients with uncomplicated cellulitis.” Please join me in congratulating Danny along with Shelley McLeod and Dr. Karen Woolfrey, who was the lead investigator of this study.

Dr. Justin Yan (PGY-3) has also been invited to give an ORAL PRESENTATION to detail the results from his research project entitled “Delayed outcomes for patients with suspected renal colic after discharge from the emergency department.” Justin will also be presenting a poster entitled “Analgesic use for the management of suspected acute renal colic in the emergency department.” Please join me in congratulating Justin along with Shelley McLeod, Dr. Marcia Edmonds, Dr. Karl Theakston and Dr. Rob Sedran, who were the senior lead investigators of this study.

Dr. Sean Doran (PGY-1) will also be busy in Chicago presenting two posters outlining post-cardiac arrest research conducted with Sameer Syed (UWO medical student), Shelley McLeod, Dr. Brian Young and former LHSC ED staff Dr. Chris Martin. The titles of the abstracts are “A comparison of outcomes in post-cardiac arrest patients with and without significant intracranial pathology on head CT” and “Initial rhythm, therapeutic hypothermia and patient outcomes in cardiac arrest patients.”

Please join me in congratulating our residents and staff on their outstanding success!

5 UWO Emerg Research Abstracts Accepted for NAEMSP 2012!

naemsp2012I am extremely pleased to announce that 5 abstracts submitted to the NAEMSP (National Association of EMS Physicians) annual conference have been accepted for presentation! The conference will be January 12-14th in Tucson, Arizona.

Dr. Matt Davis (PGY-5) has been invited to present the results of his study entitled "A prospective evaluation of the utility of the pre-hospital 12-lead electrocardiogram to change the management of patients in the emergency department ." Please join me in congratulating Matt along with Dr. Adam Dukelow and Dr. Mike Lewell who were the senior lead investigators of this study.

Matt will also be presenting another poster entitled "Proportion of emergency department medical records containing the electronic pre-hospital care record (ePCR) after the implementation ePCR 'pull' system" that he co-authored with Dr. Mike Levy from Anchorage, Alaska.

Dr. Sameer Mal (PGY-4) has been invited to present the results of his study entitled "The Impact of Autopulse on the rate of return of spontaneous circulation in out of hospital cardiac arrest in Oxford County." Please join me in congratulating Sameer along with Dr. Mike Lewell and Dr. Adam Dukelow who were the senior lead investigators on this study.

Sameer is also a co-author on another SWORBH abstract which will be presented at NAEMSP entitled "Frequency and description of documentation error types by electronic vs paper ambulance call reports."  Congratulations to Dr. Don Eby, Dr. Paul Bradford and Adeel Ahmed who were the lead investigators on this study.

Dr. Kate Hayman (PGY-2) has been invited to present the results of her preliminary study entitled "Can paramedics safely transport patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) directly to a PCI-capable centre?" Please join me in congratulating Kate along with Dr. Adam Dukelow and Dr. Mike Lewell who were the senior lead investigators on this study.

Please join me in congratulating Matt Davis, Sameer Mal, Kate Hayman, Shelley McLeod, Mike Lewell and Adam Dukelow on their outstanding success!

Resident Research Day 2011

 

Another successful Division of Emergency Medicine resident research day took place this May! There were a total of 11 Royal College abstracts and 9 CCFP-EM abstracts submitted for presentation, some of which are being presented at conferences across North America including CAEP, SAEM and NAEMSP. This year's winners were:

24 UWO Emerg Research Abstracts Accepted for CAEP 2011!

We are extremely pleased to
announce that all 24 abstracts
submitted to CAEP (St. John's
Newfoundland June 4-8, 2011) have been accepted for
presentation!

It is with great pleasure and excitement to announce that the
abstracts submitted by
Dr. Matt Davis (PGY-4), Dr. Sameer Mal (PGY-3) and Dr.
Justin Yan
(PGY-2) have been ranked among
the top ten resident abstracts submitted this year! 

As such, Matt, Sameer and Justin have each been awarded one of the 10 CAEP 2011
Resident Research Abstract Awards (which includes $500 and a complimentary CAEP
2011 registration). Recognition will also be given in the Canadian Journal of
Emergency Medicine (CJEM) and on the CAEP website. Please join me in congratulating
Matt, Sameer and Justin on their outstanding success!

The Division of Emergency
Medicine is extremely pleased to announce that Dr. Sameer Mal (PGY-3) and Dr.
Justin Yan
(PGY-2) have been invited to give an ORAL PRESENTATION to detail the results from their research
projects. The presentation times are listed below

UWO Emerg Research Abstract Accepted for SAEM 2011!

 I am extremely please to announce that Dr. Allison Meiwald (PGY-4) has been invited to present the results of her study entitled "Ambulatory Visits to a Canadian Emergency Department (AVCED)" at the upcoming National conference for the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine in Boston in May 2011. Please join me in congratulating Allie along with Shelley McLeod and Dr. Karen Woolfrey (principal investigator) on their outstanding success!


 

Recent Presentations

Abstracts Presented at Conferences and Meetings 2010

Research Projects Presented at Annual Conference of the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP) in Montreal 2010

Krause J, Fernandes CMB, McLeod S, Jewell J, Shah A, Smith B. Reliability of Free-Text Presenting Complaints Entered at Triage as compared to CEDIS. Oral Presentation. Winner of Top-10 Canadian Resident Research Award.

Krause J, Fernandes CMB, McLeod S, Jewell J, Shah A, Smith B. Reliability of the Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale: Inter-Rater and Intra-Rater Agreement of Nurses From a Community and Teaching Hospital. Poster Presentation.

Krause J, Fernandes CMB, McLeod S, Jewell J, Shah A, Smith B. Reliability of the 2007 CTAS Guidelines: Inter-rater Agreement from a Community and Academic Emergency Department. Poster Presentation.

Hames H, McLeod SL, Millard W. Intraarticular Lidocaine vs. Intravenous Sedation for the Reduction of Anterior Shoulder Dislocations in the Emergency Department. Poster Presentation. Winner of Top-10 Canadian Resident Research Award.

Novena A, McLeod SL, Lim R. What is the Comfort Level of Community Emergency Physicians when Performing Paediatric Procedures? Poster Presentation.

Harder C, McLeod SL, Edmonds ML. Discrepant Interpretation of Emergency Department Radiographs. Poster Presentation. Poster Presentation.

Shaw MF, McLeod SL, Coome GE. Low Probability Ventilation-Perfusion Scans in the Emergency Department: The Frequency and Results of Follow-Up Doppler Venous Ultrasonography. Poster Presentation.

Sahay S, McLeod SL, Skoretz T. Emergency Department Use of Rh Immune Prophylaxis in Early Pregnancy. Poster Presentation.

Brown A, Hillier M, McLeod S, Smallfield A, Mendelsohn D, Sedran R. CCFP-EM Interested Medical Students Intend to Better Blend Their Family Medicine Practice with Their Emergency Medicine Practice Than Previous Cohorts. Poster Presentation..

Hillier M, McLeod S, Smallfield A, Brown A, Mendelsohn D, Sedran R. Factors Affecting Medical Students' Choice of Emergency Medicine Residency Training Program. Poster Presentation.

Smallfield A, Brown A, Hillier M, McLeod S, Mendelsohn D, Sedran R. Medical Students' Attitudes Towards Canadian Emergency Medicine Residency Training Programs. Poster Presentation.

Arntfield R, McLeod SL, Peddle M, Dreyer JF. Profiling the Burden of Night Work in an Academic Emergency Department. Poster Presentation.

Church K, Mosdossy G, Shah A, McLeod S, Lehnhardt K, Peddle M, McRae A. Ketamine-Propofol Compared to Propofol for Procedural Sedation in the Emergency Department. Poster Presentation.

Dreyer JF, McLeod SL. A Comparison of Emergency Physician Time in Ontario Emergency Departments Using Different Methods of Physician Remuneration. Poster Presentation.