Boston Medical Center/Boston University

Research

Abstracts

Accepted: "Bedside Ultrasound vs. Computed Tomography in Diagnosing Renal Colic and Predictors of 30 Day Return Visits." Megan Leo, Breanne Langlois, Patricia Mitchell, Joseph Pare, Judith Linden, Christopher Amanti, Catherine Nam, Erica Monrose, Brandon Libby, Kristin Carmody. ACEP October 2014.

"A Longitudinal Approach to Point-Of-Care Ultrasound Training at a Refugee Health Clinic by Emergency Medicine Residents." Brian Guercio MD, Brandon Libby MD, Cassidy Dahn MD, Jesse Schafer MD, Eh Thwa Bor, Hani Mowafi MD, MPH, Megan Leo MD, RDMS. New England SAEM Regional Conference. March 2014

Point- of-Care ultrasound use over six month training period in Rwandan district hospital. Henwood P, Rempell J, Liteplo A, Leo M, Murray A, MacKenzie D, Vaillancourt S, Rulisa S, Dean A, Noble V. ACEP. October 2013.

Comparison of Emergency Physician Performed Bedside Ultrasound vs. Computed Tomography in the Diagnosis of Renal Colic. Leo M, Langlois B, Moore R, Lin, S. Rahimi L, Linden J, Pare J, Libby B, Mitchell P, Carmody K. SAEM. May 2013.

Ultrasound as a first-line imaging modality for appendicitis: Does it reduce health care costs, radiation exposure and length of stay in emergency department patients? Pare J, Saijwani S, Farooq L, Douriez C, Chiu H, Leo M, Carmody K. ACEP. October 2012.

Right Ventricular Strain on Bedside Echo: Does it Help in the Diagnosis of a Pulmonary Embolism? Dresden S, Leo M, Sullivan A, Carmody K. ACEP, October 2011.

Does Dynamic Image Review Improve Emergency Residents’ Ability to Interpret Bedside Echo? Dresden S, Sullivan, A, Leo, M, Carmody, K. New England Regional SAEM, April 2011.

Presentations

New England Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Ultrasound Course: Various lectures on ultrasound in emergency and critical care medicine

Harvard Ultrasound Course - Harvard School of Medicine: Focused Echocardiography and hands-on training

University of Vermont - Focused Echocardiography and RUQ ultrasound; hands-on training

Emergency Medicine in the 21st Century - Brigham and Women’s Hospital: FAST lecture and hands-on training

Critical Care Ultrasound Conference - Beth Israel Medical Center: Hands-on ultrasound training for course participants

Manuscripts

A Non-invasive Ultrasound Measure to Detect Preload Reduction by Nitroglycerin. Pare, J. R., Liu, R,. Moore, C. L., Safdar, B. Corrected Flow Time: Am. J. Emerg. Med. (2016).

Emergency physician focused cardiac ultrasound improves diagnosis of ascending aortic dissection.Pare, J. R., Liu, R., Moore, C. L., Sherban, T., Kelleher, M. S., Thomas, S. & Taylor, R. A. Am. J. Emerg. Med. (2015). doi:10.1016/j.ajem.2015.12.005

The ‘5Es’ of Emergency Physician-performed Focused Cardiac Ultrasound: A Protocol for Rapid Identification of Effusion, Ejection, Equality, Exit, and Entrance. Kennedy Hall, M., Coffey, E. C., Herbst, M., Liu, R., Pare, J. R., Andrew Taylor, R., Thomas, S. & Moore, C. L. Acad. Emerg. Med. Off. J. Soc. Acad. Emerg. Med. 22, 583–593 (2015).

Revival of the use of ultrasound in screening for appendicitis in young adult men. Pare, J. R., Langlois, B. K., Scalera, S. A., Husain, L. F., Douriez, C., Chiu, H. & Carmody, K. J. Clin. Ultrasound JCU (2015). doi:10.1002/jcu.22282

A Practical Guide to self-sustaining point-of-care ultrasound education programs in resource-limited settings. Henwood P, MacKenzie D, Rempell J, Murray A, Leo M, Dean A, Liteplo A, Noble V. Ann Emerg Med. 2014 May;26

Right Ventricular Dilation on Bedside Echocardiography performed by emergency physicians aids in the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism. Dresden S, Mitchell P, Rahimi L, Leo M, Rubin-Smith J, Bibi S, White L, Langlois B, Sullivan A, Carmody K. Ann Emerg Med. 2014 Jan;63(1):16-24.

Sonographic Diagnosis of Pneumothorax. Husain L, Hagopian L, Wayman D, Baker W, Carmody K. Journal of Emergency, Trauma and Shock, February 2012; 5(1):76-81.

Sonography Assessment of Acute Ocular Pathology. Leo M, Carmody K. Ultrasound Clinics of North America, April 2011; 6(2):227-234.