Faculty Research Interests

David C. Brousseau, MD, MS

David C. Brousseau, MD, MS

Professor of Pediatrics
Jon E. Vice Endowed Chair for Emergency Medicine
Chief, Section of Emergency Medicine
Director, Physician Scientist Pathway

Research Interests
Sickle cell anemia, Clinical effectiveness and outcomes, Health disparities, ED utilization, Student/resident/fellow education

Kathleen R. Beckmann, DO, FAAP

Kathleen R. Beckmann, DO, FAAP

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Research Interests
Adolescent medicine, HIV testing in the PED, Sexual history-taking in the PED

Lorin R. Browne, DO

Lorin R. Browne, DO

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Research Interests
Emergency Medical Services, Cervical spine injuries

Amy L. Drendel, DO, MS

Amy L. Drendel, DO, MS

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Research Interests
Outpatient pain management, Pharmacogenetics, Clinical effectiveness and outcomes

Catherine C. Ferguson, MD

Catherine C. Ferguson, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Research Interests
Quality improvement, Education

Matt Gray, MD

Matt Gray, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Research Interests
Quality improvement, asthma, sepsis

Michael N. Levas, MD

Michael N. Levas, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Research Interests
Health care disparities

Marlene D. Melzer-Lange, MD

Marlene D. Melzer-Lange, MD

Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Patient Experiences, Emergency Services
Program Director, Project Ujima

Research Interests
Youth violence, Pediatric gynecology, Adolescents in the ED

Andrea Morrison, MD

Andrea Morrison, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Research Interests
Health Literacy

Michelle Pickett, MD

Michelle Pickett, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Research Interests
Sexually transmitted disease

Danny G. Thomas, MD, MPH

Danny G. Thomas, MD, MPH

Associate Professor Pediatrics

Research Interests
Brain injuries, Concussion

Current Pediatric Emergency Medicine Research Studies

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  Biosignatures 2

RNA Biosignatures: A Paradigm Change for the Management of Young Febrile Infants

Define, demonstrate, and validate the RNA biosignatures in febrile infants ≤ 60 days of age with isolated bacterial infections, isolated viral infections, and viral-bacterial co-infection.

Study PI
Picket, ML

  Clean Catch

Clean catch urine samples may replace first void urine samples for diagnosing chlamydia and gonorrhea in adolescent females

To compare the sensitivity of clean catch samples to first catch urine , an acceptable diagnostic method, and vaginal swabs, the current optimal standard, in adolescent females at risk for chlamydia and gonorrhea.

Study PI
Michelle Pickett, MD


Impact of Comic Concussion Discharge Instructions on Caregiver Knowledge

Assess the effectiveness of comic based concussion discharge instructions at improving caregiver knowledge in the Emergency Department while determining the roles of health literacy and socioeconomic status in comprehension of concussion discharge instructions.

Study PI
Thomas, DG


Emergency Department Screen for Teens at Risk for Suicide

To develop an optimal suicide risk screen for youth presenting to the ED and to develop and validate a parsimonious algorithm for risk stratification of youth to high risk for suicide attempt" (high probability), “at risk" (need for mental health referral but no high risk) and “low risk" (low probability, no need for mental health referral) groups. 

Study PI
Marlene Melzer-Lange, MD


Established Status Epilepticus Treatment Trial

To determine the most effective and/or the least effective treatment of benzodiazepine-refractory SE among children 2 years or older and to determine the relative safety profile of the treatment.

Study PI
Danny Thomas, MD

Study information for download
Study brochure
Study announcement

  Lyme Disease

Novel Diagnostics for Children with Lyme Disease

To optimize the timely diagnosis of Lyme disease in order to target appropriate therapies to those with confirmed disease.

Study PI
Levas, MN


The Midwest Child Patient Reported Outcomes (M-cPROs) Consortium: Impact of Childhood Chronic Disease on cPROs and Family cPROs in Pediatric Chronic Illness

Advance the understanding and measurement of cPROs in children with chronic disease using the Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System® (PROMIS®) to allow for widespread use in both clinical care and research to optimize the well-being and functioning of the child.

Study PI
Brousseau, DC

  Patient at Risk

Patient at Risk: Wisconsin's EIF Repository Program for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN)

To develop a web-based data site to store parent-generated Emergency Information Forms of CYSHCN that are accessible to EMS and health care providers.

Study PI
Kathleen Beckmann, DO

  PEDS Triage

Development of a Study of EMS Findings Predictive of Pediatric Trauma Center Need

To describe the Field Triage Criteria findings of prehospital care providers for injured pediatric patients and gather information on each patient's resource utilization and outcome.

Study PI
E. Brooke Lerner, PhD

  PEDS Triage with Lactate

Evaluation of Lactate for the Identification of Severely Injured Children

To evaluate the feasibility of obtaining a serum lactate measurement using a point-of-care device for injured children and evaluate the relationship between serum lactate measured at ED arrival and patient outcomes for injured children.

Study PI
Amy Drendel, DO


Detection of True Penicillin Allergy in Patients Presenting to a Pediatric Emergency Department

To develop a decision tool for providers to correctly identify true penicillin allergy in patients presenting to the pediatric ED.

Study PI
David Vyles, DO

Original Contributions Published by Section Members

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Schuh A, Klein E, Allred R, Christensen A, Brown J. Pediatric adnexal torsion: Not just a postmenarchal problem. Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2017;52(2):169-175. [ABSTRACT]

Panepinto JA, Paul Scott J, Badaki-Makun O, Darbari DS, Chumpitazi CE, Airewele GE, Ellison AM, Smith-whitley K, Mahajan P, Sarnaik SA, Charles Casper T, Cook LJ, Leonard J, Hulbert ML, Powell EC, Liem RI, Hickey R, Krishnamurti L, Hillery CA, Brousseau DC, Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN). Determining the longitudinal validity and meaningful differences in HRQL of the PedsQL Sickle Cell Disease Module. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes. 2017;15(1):124. [ABSTRACT]

Lerner EB, Cushman JT, Drendel AL, Badawy M, Shah MN, Guse CE, Cooper A. Effect of the 2011 Revisions to the Field Triage Guidelines on Under- and Over-Triage Rates for Pediatric Trauma Patients. Prehospital Emergency Care. 2017;10:1-5. [ABSTRACT]

Colon-franco JM, Lo SF, Tarima SS, Gourlay D, Drendel AL, Brooke Lerner E. Validation of a hand-held point of care device for lactate in adult and pediatric patients using traditional and locally-smoothed median and maximum absolute difference curves. Clinica Chimica Acta. 2017;468:145-149. [ABSTRACT]

Vyles D, Chiu A, Simpson P, Adams J, Nimmer M, Brousseau DC. Patient reported penicillin allergy symptoms in the pediatric emergency department. Academic Pediatrics. 2017;17(3):251-255. [ABSTRACT]

Sufrinko AM, Kontos AP, Apps JN, McCrea M, Hickey RW, Collins MW, Thomas DG. The Effectiveness of Prescribed Rest Depends on Initial Presentation After Concussion. Journal of Pediatrics. 2017;185:167-172. [ABSTRACT]

Escobar MA, Flynn-O'Brien KT, Auerbach M, Tiyyagura G, Borgman MA, Duffy SJ, Falcone KS, Burke RV, Cox JM, Maguire SA. The association of nonaccidental trauma with historical factors, examination findings, and diagnostic testing during the initial trauma evaluation. Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 2017;82(6):1147-1157. [ABSTRACT]

Stanley RM, Johnson MD, Vance C, Bajaj L, Babcock L, Atabaki S, Thomas D, Simon HK, Cohen DM, Rubacalva D, Adelson DP, Bulloch B, Rogers AJ, Mahajan P, Baren J, Lee L, Hoyle J, Quayle K, Casper TC, Dean JM, Kuppermann N, Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN). Challenges enrolling children into traumatic brain injury trials: An observational study. Academic Emergency Medicine. 2017;24(1):31-39. [ABSTRACT]

Fullerton K, Depinet H, Iver S, Hall M, Herr S, Morton I, Lee T, Melzer-Lange M. Association of Hospital Resources and Imaging Choice for Appendicitis in Pediatric Emergency Departments. Academic Emergency Medicine. 2017;24(4):400-409. [ABSTRACT]

Lerner EB, Drendel AL, Cushman JT, Badawy M, Shah MN, Guse CE, Cooper A. Ability of the Physiologic Criteria of the Field Triage Guidelines to Identify Children Who Need the Resources of a Trauma Center. Prehospital Emergency Care. 2017;21(2):180-184. [ABSTRACT]


Zoltowski KS, Mistry RD, Brousseau DC, Whitfill T, Aronson PL. What Parents Want: Does Provider Knowledge of Written Parental Expectations Improve Satisfaction in the Emergency Department? Academic Pediatrics. 2016;16(4):343-349. [ABSTRACT]

Vyles D, Gnagi F, Bulloch B, Muenzer J, Hu C. Procalcitonin as a Marker of Bacteremia in Patients with Fever and Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Pediatric Emergency Care. 2016;32(9):590-593. [ABSTRACT]

Hartling L, Ali S, Dryden DM, Chordiya P, Johnson DW, Plint AC, Stang A, Mcgrath PJ, Drendel AL. How Safe Are Common Analgesics for the Treatment of Acute Pain for Children? A Systematic Review. Pain Research & Management. 2016. [ABSTRACT]

Browne LR, Shah MI, Studnek JR, Farrell BM, Mattrisch LM, Reynolds S, Ostermayer DG, Brousseau DC, Lerner EB. 2015 Pediatric Research Priorities in Prehospital Care. Prehospital Emergency Care. 2016;20(3):311-316. [ABSTRACT]

Gupta R, Drendel AL, Hoffmann RG, Quijano CV, Uhing MR. Migration of Central Venous Catheters in Neonates: A Radiographic Assessment. American Journal of Perinatology. 2016;33(6):600-604. [ABSTRACT]

Gray MP, Gorelick MH. Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis. Pediatric Emergency Care. 2016;32(6):395-400. [ABSTRACT]

Levas MN, Boyle EA, Melzer-Lange M, Panepinto JA. Improvement in quality of life among violently injured youth following a brief intervention. The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 2016;81:61-66. [ABSTRACT]

Gorelick MH, Schremmer R, Ruch-Ross H, Radabaugh C, Selbst S. Current Workforce Characteristics and Burnout in Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Academic Emergency Medicine. 2016;23(1):48-54. [ABSTRACT]

Browne LR, Shah MI, Studnek JR, Ostermayer DG, Reynolds S, Guse C, Brousseau DC, Lerner EB. Multicenter evaluation of prehospital opioid pain management in injured children. Prehospital Emergency Care. 2016;20(6):759-767. [ABSTRACT]

Schuh AM, Whitlock KB, Klein EJ. Management of Toddler's Fractures in the Pediatric Emergency Department. Pediatric Emergency Care. 2016;32(7):452-454. [ABSTRACT]

Brandow AM, Nimmer M, Simmons T, Charles Casper T, Cook LJ, Chumpitazi CE, Paul Scott J, Panepinto JA, Brousseau DC. Impact of emergency department care on outcomes of acute pain events in children with sickle cell disease. American Journal of Hematology. 2016;91(12):1175-1180. [ABSTRACT]

Ali S, Weingarten LE, Kircher J, Dong K, Drendel AL, Rosychuk RJ, Curtis S, Newton AS. A survey of caregiver perspectives on children’s pain management in the Emergency Department. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medical Care. 2016;18(2):98-105. [ABSTRACT]

Eisenbrown K, Nimmer M, Simpson P, Brousseau DC. Which Febrile Children with Sickle Cell Disease Need a Chest X-Ray? Academic Emergency Medicine. 2016;23(11):1248-1256. [ABSTRACT]

Ahmad FA, Schwartz H, Browne LR, Lassa-Claxton S, Wallendorf M, Lerner EB, Kuppermann N, Leonard JC. Methods for Collecting Paired Observations from Emergency Medical Services and Emergency Department Providers for Pediatric Cervical Spine Injury Risk Factors. Academic Emergency Medicine. 2016;24(4):432-441. [ABSTRACT]

Gray MP, Keeney GE, Grahl MJ, Gorelick MH, Spahr CD. Improving Guideline-Based Care of Acute Asthma in a Pediatric Emergency Department. Pediatrics. 2016;138(5). [ABSTRACT]

Le May S, Ali S, Khadra, Drendel AL, Trottier ED, Gouin S, Poonai N. Pain Management of Pediatric Musculoskeletal Injury in the Emergency Department: A Systematic Review. Pain Research & Management. 2016;2016:1-10. [ABSTRACT]

Hanson A, Drendel AL, Ashwal G, Thomas A. The Feasibility of Utilizing a Comic for Education in the Emergency Department Setting. Health Communication. 2016;32(5):529-532. [ABSTRACT]

Moeller JR, Gummin DD, Nelson TJ, Drendel AL, Shah BK, Berger S. Risk of Ventricular Arrhythmias and Association with Ondansetron. Journal of Pediatrics. 2016;179:118-123. [ABSTRACT]

Berry JG, Rodean J, Hall M, Alpern ER, Aronson PL, Freedman SB, Brousseau DC, Shah SS, Simon HK, Cohen E, Marin JR, Morse RB, O'Neill M, Neuman MI. Impact of Chronic Conditions on Emergency Department Visits of Children Using Medicaid. Journal of Pediatrics. 2016;182:267-274. [ABSTRACT]


Nimmer M, Hoffmann RG, Dasgupta M, Panepinto JA, Brousseau DC. The Proportion of Potentially Preventable Emergency Department Visits by Patients with Sickle Cell Disease. Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. 2015;37(1):48-53. [ABSTRACT]

Lunoe MM, Drendel AL, Brousseau DC. The use of the Needle Free Jet-Injection system with buffered lidocaine device does not change IV placement success in children. Academic Emergency Medicine. 2015;22(4):447-451. [ABSTRACT]

Beck ME, Lineer MM, Melzer-Lange M, Simpson P, Nugent M, Rabbitt A. Medical Providers’ Understanding of Sex Trafficking and Their Experience With At-Risk Patients. Pediatrics. 2015;135(4):895-902. [ABSTRACT].

Morrison AK, Brousseau DC, Brazauskas R, Levas MN. Health literacy affects likelihood of radiology testing in the pediatric emergency department. Journal of Pediatrics. 2015;166(4):1037-1041. [ABSTRACT]

Thomas DG, Apps JN, Hoffmann RG, McCrea M, Hammeke T. Benefits of strict rest after acute concussion: a randomized controlled trial. Pediatrics. 2015;135(2):213-223. [ABSTRACT]

Lerner EB, Drendel AL, Falcone RA, Weitze KC, Badawy MK, Cooper A, Cushman JT, Drayna PC, Gourlay DM, Gray MP, Shah MI, Shah MN. A consensus-based criterion standard definition for pediatric patients who needed the highest-level trauma team activation. The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 2015;78(3):634-638. [ABSTRACT]

Eisenbrown K, Nimmer M, Brousseau DC. The accuracy of using ICD-9-CM codes to determine genotype and fever status of patients with sickle cell disease. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 2015;62(5):924-925. [ABSTRACT]

Drayna PC, Browne LR, Guse CE, Brousseau DC, Lerner EB. Prehospital Pediatric Care: Opportunities for Training, Treatment and Research. Prehospital Emergency Care. Prehospital Emergency Care. 2015;19(3):441-447. [ABSTRACT]

Ferguson CC, Lamb G. A Scholarly Pathway in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety. Academic Medicine. 2015;90(10):1358-1362. [ABSTRACT].

Lunoe MM, Drendel AL, Levas MN, Weisman SJ, Dasgupta M, Hoffmann RG, Brousseau DC. A Randomized Clinical Trial of Jet Injected Lidocaine (J tip) to Reduce Venipuncture Pain for Young Children. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2015;66(5):466-474. [ABSTRACT].

Pabalan L, Dunn R, Gregori K, Olson E, Thomas L, Willis E, Simpson P, Brousseau DC. Assessment of Food Insecurity in Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s Emergency Department. Wisconsin Medical Journal. 2015;114(4):148-151. [ABSTRACT].

Myrvik MP, Drendel AL, Brandow AM, Yan K, Hoffmann RG, Panepinto JA. A comparison of pain assessment measures in pediatric sickle cell disease:  Visual Analog Scale versus Numeric Rating Scale. Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. 2015;37(3):190-194. [ABSTRACT]

Ali S, Weingarten LE, Kircher J, Dong K, Drendel AL, Rosychuk RJ, Curtis S, Newton AS. A survey of caregiver perspectives on children’s pain management in the Emergency Department. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2015;24:1-8. [ABSTRACT].

Kuehnel N, Thomas DG. Onychomadesis as a late complication of hand-foot-mouth disease - A case series shedding light on nail shedding. Pediatric Emergency Care. [In press].

Brousseau DC, Scott JP, Badaki-Makun O, Darbari DS, Chumpitazi CE, Airewele GE, Ellison AM, Smith-whitley K, Mahajan P, Sarnaik SA, Casper TC, Cook LJ, Dean JM, Leonard J, Hulbert ML, Powell EC, Liem RI, Hickey R, Krishnamurti L, Hillery CA, Nimmer M, Panepinto JA, Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN). A multicenter randomized controlled trial of intravenous magnesium for sickle cell pain crisis in children. Blood. 2015;126(14):1651-1657. [ABSTRACT]

Meyer MT, Gourlay DM, Weitze KC, Ship MD, Drayna PC, Werner C, Brooke Lerner E. Helicopter interfacility transport of pediatric trauma patients: are we overutilizing a costly resource? Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. [In press].

Hayman WR, Leuthner SR, Laventhal NT, Brousseau DC, Lagatta JM. Cost comparison of mechanically ventilated patients across the age span. Journal of Perinatology. 2015;35(12):1020-1026. [ABSTRACT]


Adelgais KM, Browne L, Holsti M, Metzger RR, Murphy SC, Dudley N. Cervical spine computed tomography utilization in pediatric trauma patients. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2014;49(2):333-337. [ABSTRACT]

Badaki-Makun O, Scott JP, Panepinto JA, Casper TC, Hillery CA, Dean JM, Brousseau DC, The pediatric emergency care applied research network (PECARN) magnesium in sickle cell crisis (MAGiC) study group. Intravenous Magnesium for Pediatric Sickle Cell Vaso-occlusive Crisis: Methodological Issues of a Randomized controlled Trial. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. [In press]

Gorodzinsky AY, Davies WH, Drendel AL. Parents’ treatment of their children’s pain at home: pharmacological and nonpharmacological approaches. Journal of Pediatric Health Care. 2014;28(2):136-147. [ABSTRACT]

Keeney GE, Gray MP, Morrison AK, Levas MN, Kessler EA, Hill GD, Gorelick MH, Jackson JL. Dexamethasone for Acute Asthma Exacerbations in Children: A Meta-analysis. Pediatrics. 2014;133(3):493-499. [ABSTRACT]

Webb T, Nugent M, Simpson P, Melzer-Lange M. Diagnostic findings in infants presenting to a pediatric emergency department for lethargy or feeding complaints. Pediatric Emergency Care. 2014;30(3):151-156. [ABSTRACT]

Zonfrillo MR, Melzer-Lange M, Gittelman MA. A comprehensive approach to pediatric injury prevention in the emergency department. Pediatric Emergency Care. 2014;30(1):56-62. [ABSTRACT]

Hamberger KA, Ambuel B, Guse CE, Phelan MB, Melzer-Lange M, Kistner A. Effects of a systems change model to respond to patients experiencing partner violence in primary care medical settings. Journal of Family Violence. 2014;29(6):581-594. [ABSTRACT]

Morrison AK, Chanmugathas R, Schapira MM, Gorelick MH, Hoffmann RG, Brousseau DC. Caregiver Low Health Literacy and Non-Urgent Use of the Pediatric Emergency Department for Febrile Illness. Academic Pediatrics. 2014;14(5):505-509. [ABSTRACT]

Morrison AK, Schapira MM, Hoffmann RG, Brousseau DC. Measuring Health Literacy in Caregivers of Children: a comparison of the newest vital sign and s-tofhla. Clinical Pediatrics. 2014;53(13):1264-1270. [ABSTRACT]

Glamann JA, Morrison AK, Mychaliska KP. On Target: a case of acute hemorrhagic edema of infancy. Hospital Pediatrics. 2014;4(2):106-108. [ABSTRACT]

Beverung LM, Brousseau DC, Hoffmann RG, Yan K, Panepinto JA. Ambulatory Quality Indicators to Prevent Infection in Sickle Cell Disease. American Journal of Hematology. 2014;89(3):256-260. [ABSTRACT]

Chamberlain JM, Okada P, Holsti M, Mahajan P, Brown KM, Vance C, Gonzalez V, Lichenstein R, Stanley RM, Brousseau DC, Grubenhoff J, Zemek R, Johnson DW, Clemons TE, Baren J, The Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network. Lorazepam vs Diazepam for Pediatric Status Epilepticus: a randomized clinical trial. Journal of the American Medical Association. 2014;311(16):1652. [ABSTRACT]

Zuckerbraun NS, Atabaki SM, Collins M, Thomas DG, Gioria G. Use of Modified Acute Concussion Evaluation Tools in the Emergency Department. Pediatrics. 2014;133(4):635-642. [ABSTRACT]

Morrison AK, Schapira MM, Gorelick MH, Hoffmann RG, Brousseau DC. Low Care Giver Health Literacy is Associated with Higher Use of the Emergency Department for Non-Urgent Visits. Academic Pediatrics. 2014;14(3):309-314. [ABSTRACT]

Levas MN, Dayan PS, Mittal MK, Stevenson MD, Bachur RG, Dudley NC, Bajaj L, Macias CG, Bennett J, Dowd MD, Thomas AJ, Kharbanda AB, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Collaborative Research Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Effect of Hispanic ethnicity and language barriers on appendiceal perforation rates and imaging in children. Journal of Pediatrics. 2014;164(6):1286-1291. [ABSTRACT]

Hashikawa A, Brousseau DC, Singer DC, Gebremariam A, Davis MM. Emergency Department and Urgent Care for Children excluded from Child Care. Pediatrics. 2014;134(1):120-127. [ABSTRACT]

Gray MP, Li SH, Hoffmann RG, Gorelick MH. Recurrence Rates after Intussusception Enema Reduction: A Meta-Analysis. Pediatrics. 2014;134:110-119. [ABSTRACT]

Weingarten L, Kircher J, Drendel AL, Newton AS, Ali S. A Survey of Children's Perspectives on Pain Management in the Emergency Department. Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2014;47(3):268-276. [ABSTRACT]

Noe J, Machi J, Saudek K, Singh A, Huettl A, Bier A, Buelow B, Treat R, Tipnis S. Students Undergoing a Bridge to Internship (SUB-I): A Successful Preparatory Educational Model for Upcoming Pediatric Interns. MedEdPORTAL Publications. 2014. [ABSTRACT]

Kircher J, Drendel AL, Newton AS, Plint AC, Vandermeer B, Dulai S, Ali S. Acute pediatric musculoskeletal pain management in North America: a practice variation survey. Clinical Pediatrics. 2014;53(14):1326-1335. [ABSTRACT]

Xu H, Wandersee NJ, Guo Y, Jones DW, Holzhauer SL, Hanson MS, Machogu E, Brousseau DC, Hogg N, Densmore JC, Kaul S, Hillery CA, Pritchard KA. Sickle cell disease increases high mobility group box 1: a novel mechanism of inflammation. Blood. 2014;124(26):3978-3981. [ABSTRACT]

Browne LR, Keeney GE, Spahr CD, Lerner EB, Atabaki SM, Drayna P, Cooper A. Trauma Care for Children in the Field. Clinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine. 2014;15(1):38-48. [ABSTRACT]


Brousseau DC, Harder DR. Integration of the Medical College of Wisconsin Physician Scientist pathway and summer research programs to increase medical student research skills. Medical Science Educators. 23(1):84-87, 2013. [ABSTRACT]

Myrvik MP, Brandow AM, Drendel AL, Yan K, Hoffman RG, Panepinto, JA. Clinically Meaningful Measurement of Pain in Children with Sickle Cell Disease. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 60(10):1689-1695, 2013. [ABSTRACT]

Lagatta J, Clark RH, Brousseau DC, Hoffmann RG, Spitzer AR. Varying Patterns of Home Oxygen Use in Infants at 23-40 weeks' Gestation Discharged from United States Neonatal Intensive Care Units. Journal of Pediatrics. 2013;163(4):976-982. [ABSTRACT]

Morrison AK, Myrvik MP, Brousseau DC, Hoffmann R, Stanley R. The relationship between parent health literacy and pediatric ED utilization: A systematic review. Academic Pediatrics. 2013;13(5):421-429. [ABSTRACT]

Gill M, Drendel AL, Weisman SJ. Parent Satisfaction with Acute Pediatric Pain Treatment at Home. The Clinical Journal of Pain. 29(1):64-69, 2013. [ABSTRACT]

Schnadower D, Tarr PI, Gorelick MH, O’Connell K, Roskind CG,  Powell EC, Rao J, Bhatt S, Freedman SB. Validation of the modified Vesikari score in children with gastroenteritis in 5 US emergency departments. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 2013;57(4):514-519. [ABSTRACT]

Melzer-Lange M, Zonfrillo MR, Gittelman, MD. Injury Prevention: Opportunities in the emergency department. Pediatric Clinics of North America. 2013;60(5):1241-1253. [ABSTRACT]

Hamberger KA, Ambuel B, Melzer-Lange M, Phelan MB, Guse C. Effects of a systems change model to respond to patients experiencing partner violence in primary care medical settings. Journal of Family Violence. [In press]

Raphael JL, Rattler TL, Kowalkowski MA, Brousseau DC, Mueller BU, Giordano TP. Association of Care in a Medical Home and Health Care Utilization Among Children with Sickle Cell Disease. Journal of the National Medical Association. 2013;105(2):157-165. [ABSTRACT]

Kircher J, Drendel AL, Newton AS, Dulai S, Vandermeer B, Ali S. Pediatric Musculoskeletal Pain in the Emergency Department: a Medical Record Review of Practice Variation. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2013;15(0):1-9. [ABSTRACT]

Weisgerber M, Lye PS, Nugent M, Li SH, DeFouw K, Gedeit R, Simpson P, Gorelick MH. Relationship Between Caloric Intake and Length of Hospital Stay for Infants with Bronchiolitis. Hospital Pediatrics. 2013;3(1):24-30. [ABSTRACT]


Leschke J, Panepinto JA, Nimmer M, Hoffmann RG, Yan K, Brousseau DC. Outpatient follow-up and rehospitalizations for sickle cell disease patients. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 58(3):406-409, 2012. [ABSTRACT]

Stevens MW, Hainsworth KR, Weisman SJ, Layde PM. Health-related quality of life in pediatric minor injury: reliability, validity, and responsiveness of the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory in the emergency department. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. 166(1):74-81, 2012. [ABSTRACT]

Alessandrini EA, Alpern ER, Chamberlain JM, Shea JA, Holubkov R, Gorelick MH, Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network. Developing a diagnosis-based severity classification system for use in Emergency Medical Services for Children. Academic Emergency Medicine. 19(1):70-78, 2012. [ABSTRACT]

Miller MK, Dowd MD, Friesen CA, Walsh-Kelly CM. A randomized trial of enema versus polyethylene glycol 3350 for fecal disimpaction in children presenting to an emergency department. Pediatric Emergency Care. 28(2):115-119, 2012. [ABSTRACT]

Panepinto JA, Owens PL, Mosso AL, Steiner CA, Brousseau DC. Concentration of Hospital Care for Acute Sickle Cell Disease-related Visits. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 59(4):685-689, 2012. [ABSTRACT]

Nigrovic LE, Lee LK, Hoyle J, Stanley RM, Gorelick MH, Miskin M, Atabaki SM, Dayan PS, Holmes JF, Kuppermann N, and the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Working Group for the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network. Prevalence of clinically-important traumatic brain injuries in children with minor blunt head trauma and isolated severe injury mechanisms. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. 166(4):356-361, 2012. [ABSTRACT]

Gill M , Drendel AL, Weisman SJ. Insights to improve pediatric pain treatment at home through the assessment of parent satisfaction. The Clinical Journal of Pain. [In press]

Gorodzinsky AY, Joseph JM, Davies WH, Drendel AL, Weisman SJ. Community parents' use of non-pharmacological techniques for pediatric pain management. Children's Health Care. 41(1):1-15, 2012. [ABSTRACT]

Hashikawa A, Stevens M, Juhn Y, Nimmer M, Copeland K, Simpson P, Brousseau DC. Self-Report of Child-Care Directors Regarding Return-to-Care. Pediatrics. 130(6):1046-1052, 2012. [ABSTRACT]

Drayna PC, Hansen A, Boggs R, Locklair MR. Disaster Management and Emergency Preparedness for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs. Clinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine. 13(2):125-132, 2012. [ABSTRACT]

Akhter S, Gorelick M, Beckmann KR. Rapid Human Immunodeficiency Virus Testing in the Pediatric Emergency Department: A National Survey of Attitudes Among Pediatric Emergency Practitioners. Pediatric Emergency Care. 28(12):1257-1262, 2012. [ABSTRACT]

Destino L, Weisgerber MC, Soung P, Bakalarski D, Yan K, Rehborg R, Wagner DR, Gorelick MH, Simpson P. Validity of respiratory scores in bronchiolitis. Hospital Pediatrics. 2:202-209, 2012. [ABSTRACT]


Raphael, JL Mei M, Brousseau DC, Giordano TP. Associations between Quality Primary Care and Health Care Utilization among Children with Special Health Care Needs. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. 165(5):399-404, 2011. [ABSTRACT]

Brousseau DC, Nimmer MR, Yunk NL, Nattinger AB, Greer A. Non-urgent Emergency Department Care: Analysis of Parent and Primary Physician Perspectives. Pediatrics. 127:e375-e381, 2011. [ABSTRACT]

Browne LR, Dudley NC, Cox S, Adelgais KM. Variation in the self-reported use of computed tomography in clearing the cervical spine of pediatric trauma patients. Pediatric Emergency Care. 27(5):361-366, 2011. [ABSTRACT]

Levas MN, Cowden JD, Dowd MD. Effects of the limited English proficiency of parents on hospital length of stay and home health care referral for their home health care-eligible children with infections. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. 165(9):831-836, 2011. [ABSTRACT]

Zahrt DM, Melzer-Lange MD. Aggressive behavior in children and adolescents. Pediatrics in Review. 33:325-333, 2011. [ABSTRACT]

Gorelick MH, Gould L, Nimmer M, Wagner D, Heath M, Bashir H, Brousseau DC. Perceptions about water and increased use of bottled water in minority children. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. 165(10):928-932, 2011. [ABSTRACT]

Drendel AL, Ali S. Efficacy and practicality of codeine. Canadian Medical Association Journal. 183(3):349, 2011. [ABSTRACT]

Stevens MW, Drendel AL, Hainsworth KR. Pediatric minor injury outcomes: an initial report. Pediatric Emergency Care. 27(5):371-373, 2011. [ABSTRACT]

Drendel AL, Kelly BT, Ali S. Pain assessment for children: overcoming challenges and optimizing care. Pediatric Emergency Care. 27(8):773-781, 2011. [ABSTRACT]

Hemker BG, Brousseau DC, Yan K, Hoffmann RG, Panepinto J. When children with sickle-cell disease become adults: lack of outpatient care leads to increased use of the emergency department. American Journal of Hematology. 86(10):863-865, 2011. [ABSTRACT]

Gorelick MH, McLellan SL, Wagner D, Klein J. Water use and acute diarrhoeal illness in children in a United States metropolitan area. Epidemiology and Infection. 139:295-301, 2011. [ABSTRACT]

Lee LK, Dayan PS, Gerardi MJ, Borgialli DA, Badawy MK, Callahan JM, Lillis KA, Stanley RM, Gorelick MH, Dong L, Zuspan SJ, Holmes JF, Kuppermann N, and the Traumatic Brain Injury Working Group for the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network. Intracranial hemorrhage after blunt head trauma in children with bleeding disorders. Journal of Pediatrics. 158(6):1003-1008, 2011. [ABSTRACT]

Alessandrini EA, Varadarajan K, Alpern ER, Gorelick MH, Shaw KN, Ruddy RM, Chamberlain JM, for the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network. Emergency department quality: an analysis of existing pediatric measures. Academic Emergency Medicine. 18:519-526, 2011. [ABSTRACT]

Weisgerber MC, Lye PS, Li S-H, Bakalarski D, Gedeit R, Simpson P, Gorelick MH. Factors predicting prolonged hospital stay for infants with bronchiolitis. Journal of Hospital Medicine. 6(5):264-270, 2011. [ABSTRACT]

Newton R, VandeWalle J, Borchardt M, Gorelick MH, McLellan S. Lachnospiraceae and Bacteroidales alternative fecal indicators reveal chronic human sewage contamination in an urban harbor. Applied & Environmental Microbiology. 77(19):6972-6981, 2011. [ABSTRACT]

Kumar S, Fan J, Melzer-Lange M, Trost J, Havens PL, Willoughby RE, Chusid MJ, Henrickson KJ. H1N1 hemagglutinin-inhibition seroprevalence in Emergency Department Health Care workers after the first wave of the 2009 influenza pandemic. Pediatric Emergency Care. 27(9):804-807, 2011. [ABSTRACT]

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