Amy L. Drendel, DO, MS
Professor of Pediatrics; Interim Chief, Section of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
- Children's Wisconsin - Milwaukee Campus
- 8915 W. Connell Ct.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Residency, Pediatrics Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center Center, 2002
MS, Medical College of Wisconsin
Fellowship, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2005
Dr. Drendel is a physician scientist committed to patient-oriented translational research. As a pediatric emergency medicine physician, her main research interest is the optimization of pain treatment for children. She was the principal investigator for one of the largest published pediatric clinical trial of at-home analgesic effectiveness for children with fractures and she has an in-depth understanding of the at-home pain experience. Dr. Drendel is currently the principal investigator for a prospective multi-center longitudinal comparative effectiveness study that aims to determine the most effective analgesic regimen for children with fracture pain and is funded by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Drendel has been a co-investigator on 5 previous grants evaluating pediatric pain treatment effectiveness and has developed collaborative networks that position the team to perform large-scale innovative research. Prior research evaluated the variability in the treatment of pediatric pain; current goals include developing a comprehensive understanding of the pain experience for children from the Emergency Department to the at-home setting.
Primary research focus:
- Outpatient pediatric pain experience
- Treatment of pediatric acute pain in the Emergency Department
- Pain assessment
- Procedural pain
Adolescent and Caregiver Perspectives on Living With a Limb Fracture: A Qualitative Study.
(Bharadia M, Golden-Plotnik S, van Manen M, Sivakumar M, Drendel AL, Poonai N, Moir M, Ali S.) Pediatr Emerg Care. 2023 Mar 06 PMID: 36867509 03/04/2023
Responsible and safe use of opioids in children and adolescents in the emergency department.
(Ali S, Drendel AL.) Pediatr Emerg Med Pract. 2023 Jan;20(1):1-24 PMID: 36592388 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85145491518 01/03/2023
Utilizing Near-Infrared Spectroscopy to Identify Pediatric Trauma Patients Needing Lifesaving Interventions: A Prospective Study.
(Ashby DW, Balakrishnan B, Gourlay DM, Meyer MT, Nimmer M, Drendel AL.) Pediatr Emerg Care. 2023 Jan 01;39(1):13-19 PMID: 35580188 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85145242320 05/18/2022
Video Education Intervention in the Emergency Department.
(Jacobson N, Coleman KD, Weisman SJ, Drendel AL.) West J Emerg Med. 2022 Dec 09;24(2):287-294 PMID: 36602480 PMCID: PMC10047719 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85151313004 01/06/2023
Racial Disparities in the Emergency Department Evaluation of Adolescent Girls.
(Polhemus S, Pickett ML, Liu XJ, Fraser R, Ferguson CC, Drendel AL.) Pediatr Emerg Care. 2022 Jul 01;38(7):307-311 PMID: 35353799 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85133214115 03/31/2022
Quantifying the intensity of adverse events with ibuprofen and oxycodone: an observational cohort study.
(Ali S, Gourlay K, Yukseloglu A, Rosychuk RJ, Ortiz S, Watts R, Johnson DW, Carleton B, Le May S, Drendel AL.) BMJ Paediatr Open. 2022 May;6(1) PMID: 36053661 PMCID: PMC9131055 09/03/2022
Drug exposures in young children - The next frontier in occult injury testing.
(Petska HW, Yin S, Lindberg DM, Beal SJ, Drendel AL, Greiner MV, Wang GS.) Child Abuse Negl. 2022 May;127:105575 PMID: 35276533 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85126821985 03/12/2022
Quality Improvement Project to Improve the Timeliness of Care for Children With Testicular Torsion in the Emergency Department
(Chinta SS, Gray MP, Kopetsky M, Baumer-Mouradian SH, Drendel AL, Roth E, Ferguson CC, Nimmer M, Boyd K, Brousseau DC.) Pediatric Quality and Safety. 18 July 2022;7(4) SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85150253309 07/18/2022
Longitudinal Assessment of Acute Concussion Outcomes Through SMS Text (ConText Study).
(Schoenfeld R, Drendel A, Ahamed SI, Thomas D.) Pediatr Emerg Care. 2022 Jan 01;38(1):e37-e42 PMID: 34986585 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85123063823 01/07/2022
An evaluation of short anxiety measures for use in the emergency department.
(Coleman KD, Chow Y, Jacobson A, Hainsworth KR, Drendel AL.) Am J Emerg Med. 2021 Dec;50:679-682 PMID: 34879486 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85116041860 12/10/2021
Nonmedical Opioid Use After Short-term Therapeutic Exposure in Children: A Systematic Review.
(Ahrari M, Ali S, Hartling L, Dong K, Drendel AL, Klassen TP, Schreiner K, Dyson MP.) Pediatrics. 2021 Dec 01;148(6) PMID: 34816280 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85122490848 11/25/2021
An assessment of the psychometric properties of the Stoplight Pain Scale in a Canadian paediatric emergency department.
(Ali S, Morrison E, Shwetz S, Yaskina M, Rajagopal M, Estey A, Drendel AL.) Paediatr Child Health. 2021 Nov;26(7):421-427 PMID: 34777660 PMCID: PMC8581531 11/16/2021