Research

Our Publications

Shah A, Mosdossy G, McLeod SL, Lehnhardt K, Peddle M, Rieder M. A Blinded, Randomized Controlled Trial to Evaluate Ketamine-Propofol vs. Ketamine alone for Procedural Sedation in Children. Accepted for publication Ann Emerg Med Sept 2010 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2010.08.032.

Ball IM, Seabrook J, Desai N, Allen L, Anderson S. Dilute proparacaine for the management of acute corneal injuries in the emergency department. CJEM 2010;12(5):389-396

Newgard CD, Rudser K, Hedges JR, Kerby JD, Stiell IG, Davis DP, Morrison LJ, Bulger E, Terndrup T, Minei JP, Bardarson B, Emerson S; ROC Investigators (Dreyer J). A critical assessment of the out-of-hospital trauma triage guidelines for physiologic abnormality. JTrauma. 2010 Feb;68(2):452-62.
 
Newgard CD, Schmicker RH, Hedges JR, Trickett JP, Davis DP, Bulger EM, Aufderheide TP, Minei JP, Hata JS, Gubler KD, Brown TB, Yelle JD, Bardarson B, Nichol G; Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium Investigators (Dreyer J). Emergency medical services intervals and survival in trauma: assessment of the "golden hour" in a North American prospective cohort. Ann Emerg Med. 2010 Mar;55(3):235-246.

Stiell IG, Clement CM, Grimshaw JM, Brison RJ, Rowe BH, Lee JS, Shah A, Brehaut J, Holroyd BR, Schull MJ, McKnight D, Eisenhauer MA, Dreyer J, Letovsky E, Rutledge T, Macphail I, Ross S, Perry JJ, Ip U, Lesiuk H, Bennett C, Wells GA. A prospective cluster-randomized trial to implement the Canadian CT Head Rule in emergency departments. CMAJ. 2010 Aug 23. Epub PMID: 20732978.

Osmond MH, Klassen TP, Wells GA, Correll R, Jarvis A, Joubert G, Bailey B, Chauvin-Kimoff L, Pusic M, McConnell D, Nijssen-Jordan C, Silver N, Taylor B, Stiell IG. CATCH: a clinical decision rule for the use of computed tomography in children with minor head injury. CMAJ. 2010 Feb 8. [Epub ahead of print]

Achiam C, Fernandes CMB, McLeod SL, Salvadori M, John M, Seabrook JA, Theakston K, Milburn S, Hussain Z. Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus in Skin and Soft Tissue Infections Presenting to the Emergency Department of a Canadian Academic Health Care Center. EJEM 2010 epublished ahead of print PMID: 20168235.

Edmonds ML, Yan JW, Sedran RJ, McLeod SL, Theakston KD. The utility of renal ultrasound for the diagnosis of emergency department patients with suspected renal colic. CJEM. 2010 May;12(3):201-6.

Chagla Z, Salvadori M, Sontrop JM, John M, Hussain Z, Chagla Y, Warshawsky B, Achiam C, Thompson B. Genetically typed community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a Canadian hospital. Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol. 2009 Fall;20(3):e113-4.

Ouellette D, Lynch T, Bruder E, Everson E, Joubert G, Seabrook JA, Lim RK. Additive value of nuclear medicine shuntograms to computed tomography for suspected cerebrospinal fluid shunt obstruction in the pediatric emergency department. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2009 Dec;25(12):827-30.

Stiell IG, Clement CM, Grimshaw J, Brison RJ, Rowe BH, Schull MJ, Lee JS, Brehaut J, McKnight RD, Eisenhauer MA, Dreyer J, Letovsky E, Rutledge T, MacPhail I, Ross S, Shah A, Perry JJ, Holroyd BR, Ip U, Lesiuk H, Wells GA. Implementation of the Canadian C-Spine Rule: prospective 12 centre cluster randomised trial. BMJ. 2009 Oct 29;339:b4146. doi: 10.1136/bmj.b4146.

Spaite DW, Stiell IG, Bobrow BJ, de Boer M, Maloney J, Denninghoff K, Vadeboncoeur TF, Dreyer J, Wells GA. Effect of transport interval on out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival in the OPALS study: implications for triaging patients to specialized cardiac arrest centers. Ann Emerg Med. 2009 Aug;54(2):248-55.

Stiell IG, Nesbitt LP, Nichol G, Maloney J, Dreyer J, Beaudoin T, Blackburn J, Wells GA; OPALS Study Group. Comparison of the Cerebral Performance Category score and the Health Utilities Index for survivors of cardiac arrest. Ann Emerg Med. 2009 Feb;53(2):241-248.

Dreyer JF, McLeod SL, Anderson CK, Carter MW, Zaric GS. Physician Workload and the Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale: Results From the POWER Study. CJEM 2009;11(4):321-9.

Morand A, McLeod S, Lim R. Barriers to Sexual History Taking in Adolescent Females With Abdominal Pain in the Paediatric Emergency Department. Peds Emerg Care 2009;25(10):629-632.

Sultan N, Theakston KD, Butler R, Suri RS. Treatment of severe accidental hypothermia with intermittent hemodialysis. CJEM. 2009 Mar;11(2):174-7.

5 Emerg Research Abstracts Accepted for NAEMSP 2011!

I am extremely pleased to announce that 5 abstracts submitted to the NAEMSP (National Association of EMS Physicians) annual conference have been accepted for presentation! 



Dr. Matt Davis (PGY-4) has been invited to present the results of his study entitled "The utility of the pre-hospital ECG in LHSC emergency departments." Please join me in congratulating Matt along with Dr. Adam Dukelow and Dr. Mike Lewell who were the senior lead investigators of this study.



Dr. Sameer Mal (PGY-3) 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. Adam Dukelow and Dr. Mike Lewell who were the senior lead investigators of this study.


Congratulations to our recent CCFP-EM graduates Dr. Thivian Vandeyar and Dr. Andrea Sereda who will be presenting their resident research project "A comparison of CTAS scoring between paramedics and triage nurses: A retrospective review" at NAEMSP this year. Many thanks and congratulations to Dr. Adam Dukelow and Dr. Mike Lewell who were the senior lead investigators of this study.

Congratulations are also extended to Dr. Adam, Dukelow, Dr. Mike Lewell, Dr. Matt Davis and Ms. Shelley McLeod who are co-authors on Mr. Paul Robinson’s abstract entitled “Does call volume and training level result in lower rates of error?” and on Ms. Stephanie Romano’s  abstract entitled “Analysis of Paramedic Error on Ambulance Call Reports”.

A special thanks and congratulations to Ms. Shelley McLeod and Mr. Severo Rodriguez who are co-authors on all 5 abstracts.

Please join me in congratulating Matt, Sameer, Thiv, Andrea, Mike, Adam and Shelley on their outstanding success!

3rd Year in a Row!

Congratulations to Dr. Heather Hames (PGY4) who has won the Department of Medicine Resident Research Day Award for BEST ORAL PRESENTATION for her research project entitled "Intraarticular Lidocaine vs. Intravenous Sedation for the Reduction of Anterior Shoulder Dislocations in the Emergency Department." Congratulations is also extended to Dr. Wanda Millard who was Heather's research mentor for the study.

Congratulations also to Dr. Matt Davis (PGY3) who tied for first place for the Department of Medicine Resident Research Day Award for BEST POSTER for his project entitled "The Utility of the Pre-hospital ECG in LHSC Emergency Departments." Congratulations to Dr. Mike Lewell and Dr. Adam Dukelow who were Matt's research co-mentors.

A special thanks goes out to Shelley McLeod for her assistance and guidance with Heather and Matt's projects as well as those completed by other residents in the Division of Emergency Medicine.

Resident Research Day 2010

Another successful Resident Research Day took place on March 25th where our FRCP and CCFP-EM residents presented all of their hard work with 9 posters and 9 oral presentations. Thanks to all the faculty who served as research supervisors for these fantastic projects and those who took the time to review and rank all of the abstracts as well as evaluate all of the presentations. A special thanks goes to our Research Program Manager, Shelley McLeod, whose guidance and hard work has made these projects possible. Thank-you Shelley!

 

Congratulations Heather and Joel!

Dear Colleagues,

It
is with great pleasure and excitement to announce that the abstracts
submitted by Dr. Heather Hames (PGY-4) and Dr. Joel Krause (PGY-2) have
been ranked among the top ten resident abstracts submitted this year! 

As
such, Heather and Joel have each been awarded one of the 10 CAEP 2010
Resident Research Abstract Awards (which includes $500 and a
complimentary CAEP 2010 registration). Recognition will also be given
in the Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine (CJEM) and on the CAEP
website.

Please join me in congratulating Heather and Joel on their outstanding success!

Shelley

16 Abstracts Accepted for CAEP 2010!

The Division of Emergency Medicine is pleased to announce that all 16 abstracts submitted to CAEP (Montreal May 29th-June 2nd 2010) have been accepted for presentation!

Dr. Joel Krause (PGY 2) has been invited to give an ORAL PRESENTATION to detail the results from the research study entitled "Reliability of Free-Text Presenting Complaints Entered at Triage as compared to CEDIS." Joel will also be presenting 2 posters entitled "Reliability of the 2007 CTAS Guidelines: Inter-rater agreement from a community and academic emergency department" and "Reliability of the Canadian triage and acuity scale: inter-rater and intra-rater agreement of nurses from a community and teaching hospital." Congratulations to Joel along with Dr. Chris Fernandes, Justine Jewell (RN) and Dr. Amit Shah who were the senior lead investigators of this study.

2nd Year In A Row!!

Congratulations to both Cimi and Allie for a very successful showing at the Department of Medicine Research Day!  Cimi won for best oral presentation and Allie won for best poster. 

A huge thank you once again to Shelley for all your hard work.  Without you these successes would not have been possible.  Also, thank you to the whole division for supporting our research efforts. 

I am immensely proud to be associated with a group of people who produce such high quality work.

Jon Dreyer

Congratulations Dr. Achiam!

It is with great pleasure and excitement to announce that the abstract submitted by Dr. Cimi Achiam entitled What is the Prevalence of Methicillin-Resistant Staphlococcus Aureus in Skin and Soft Tissue Infections Presenting to the Emergency Departments of a Canadian Academic Health Care Center?  has been ranked among the top ten resident abstracts submitted this year!  As such, Cimi has been awarded one of the CAEP 2009 Resident Research Abstract Awards (which includes $500 and a complimentary CAEP 2009 registration). Recognition will also be given in the Canadian Journal of Emergency Physicians and on the CAEP website.

For those of you who will be attending CAEP this year, Dr. Achiam will be presenting at 1:15 on Sunday June 7th.

Congratulations!

Shelley McLeod

Resident Research Day 2009

It is with great pleasure I share with all of you the winning authors and papers from last weeks Resident Research Day. Before doing so, I want to thank the residents for the outstanding work they did on all of the their research projects. The residents presented a total of 11 posters and 8 oral presentations.  All of them from early formulation of research questions to completed projects were interesting, thought provoking, and covered many areas of emergency medicine practice and research interest.  

I would like to express my deep appreciation to the faculty who reviewed the abstracts and ranked them for oral and poster presentations, the supervisors who provided encouragement and expert guidance through the many projects, the judges, and most specifically to our Research Program Manager, Shelley McLeod who worked with all of the residents to guide them through their research and presentations. Thank you Shelley!!

 

 

8 UWO Emerg Research Abstracts Accepted for CAEP 2009!

I am extremely please to announce that all 8 abstracts submitted to CAEP (Calgary June 5th - 10th 2009) have been accepted for presentation!

The Division of Emergency Medicine is extremely pleased to announce that Dr. Cimi Achiam (PGY 3) has been invited to give an oral presentation to detail the results from the research study entitled What is the Prevalence of Methicillin-Resistant Staphlococcus aureus in Skin and Soft Tissue Infections Presenting to the Emergency Department of an Academic Health Care Centre?  Congratulations to Cimi along with Dr. Chris Fernandes and Dr. Karl Theakston who were the senior lead investigators of this study.

The success continues for the Procedural Sedation research group consisting of Dr. Amit Shah, Dr. Greg Mosdossy, Dr. Kris Lehnhardt, Dr. Mike Peddle, Dr. Michael Rieder and Shelley McLeod. Their abstract entitled A Prospective, Blinded, Randomized Controlled Trial to Evaluate  Ketamine-Propofol vs. Ketamine alone for Procedural Sedation in the Pediatric Emergency Department  has been selected for the opening plenary session at CAEP as well as the opening plenary session at SAEM. Dr.Amit Shah will be presenting on behalf of the group.

Dr. Chris Martin (PGY 4) will be presenting a poster entitled ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction Management Time in a Canadian Academic Tertiary Care Emergency Department. Please join me in congratulating Chris along with UWO medical student Bourke Tillmann, Dr. Mike Lewell and Dr. Dave Murphy who were the co-investigators of this study.

Dr. Jan Trojanowski (PGY 4) will be presenting a poster entitled Safe Transport of Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome or Cardiogenic Shock by Skilled Air Medical Crews.

Dr. Allie Meiwald (PGY 2) will be presenting a poster entitled Transient ischemic attack referrals from the emergency department: A retrospective medical record review.  Please join me in congratulating Allie along with Dr. Amit Shah and UWO medical student Olga Wrezel who were co-investigators with this study.

Dr. Matt Davis (PGY 2) will be presenting a poster entitled Characteristics and outcomes of recently discharged adult patients who have had an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Congratulations to Matt along with Dr. Mike Lewell and UWO medical student Morgan Hillier who were co-investigators with this study.

Dr. Rob Sedran will be busy this year presenting two posters at CAEP! The first poster is entitled Investigations Ordered for Patients with Suspected Renal Colic/Urolithiasis resulting from a research project completed with UWO medical student Valerie Athaide. The second poster is entitled Imaging Modalities Used in the Diagnosis of Diverticulitis in the Adult Emergency Department resulting from a research project with UWO medical student Shazma Mithani.

Congratulations again to the 5 royal college residents, 10 consultants & 5 UWO medical students on their outstanding success!

Calgary, get ready for a London invasion!!!