Temple University

Research

Abstracts

1. Costantino T, Schoffstall J, Rudnitsky G, Camargo CA
“Route of Steroid Therapy for Acute Asthma and Risk of Hospital Admission”
Annals of Emergency Medicine. 1997;30:390.
Platform presentation

2. Costantino T, Stahmer S, Satz W, Dean A. “Predictors Of Success In Emergency Medicine Residency Ultrasound Education” Academic Emergency Medicine May 2001;8:566.
Poster presentation

3. Fojtik J, Dean A, Costantino T. “The Diagnosis of Aortic Dissection by Emergency Medicine Bedside Ultrasound” September 2001. Poster presentation

4. Costantino T, Bruno E, Handly N, Dean A. “Accuracy of Emergency Medicine Bedside Ultrasound In the Evaluation of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm” Academic Emergency Medicine, May 2002 9:496. Poster presentation

5. Fojtik JP, Handly N, Dean AJ, Costantino TG. “The prevalence of pericardial effusion in patients presenting to two urban emergency departments” Annals of Emergency Medicine, 40(4, part 2) Supplement:S58, October 2002. Poster presentation

6. Costantino T, Bihuniak T, Wladyslawski C, Handly N “A comparison of focused abdominal sonography in trauma examinations performed by emergency physicians and radiologists at a level I trauma center” Annals of Emergency Medicine, 40(4, part 2) Supplement:S17, October 2002. Poster presentation

7. Fojtik J, Handly N, Costantino T. “Accuracy of Emergency Medicine Performed Compression Ultrasound for the Evaluation of Deep Venous Thrombosis” Academic Emergency Medicine May 2003;10:426.
Platform presentation

8. Costantino T, Fojtik J. “Success Rate of Peripheral IV Catheter Insertion by Emergency Medicine Physicians Using Ultrasound Guidance: Academic Emergency Medicine May 2003;10:487.
Poster presentation

9. Patterson L, Costantino T. ” Prevalence of Pathologic Emergency Ultrasound Scans Over Three Years at an Emergency Medicine Residency Program” Annals of Emergency Medicine October 2003;42(4):s45-46.
Poster presentation

10. McGrath TM, Costantino TG, Fojtik JP, Satz WA. “Accuracy of Emergency Medicine Residents vs. “On-call” Radiology residents in the interpretation of Cranial Computed Tomography (CT) Scans” Academic Emergency Medicine, May 2004;11:444-445.
Platform presentation

11. Parikh AK, Costantino TG, Fojtik JP, Satz WA. “Ultrasound-Guided IV Placement Superior to Traditional Approaches at Establishing Peripheral Intravenous Access in Difficult-Access Patients” Academic Emergency Medicine, May 2004;11:582-583.
Poster presentation

12. Patterson LA, Costantino TG, Satz WA. “Diagnosing pleural effusion: A prospective comparison of physical examination with bedside thoracic ultrasonography.” Annals of Emergency Medicine, October 2004;44(4):s112.
Poster presentation

13. Liu BL, Handly N, Costantino TG, Fojtik JP. “Utility of common bile duct measurements performed in right upper quadrant ultrasonography.” Annals of Emergency Medicine, October 2004;44(4):s61.
Poster presentation

14. Davies S, Furman AC, Costantino TG, Satz WA. “The use of cardiac ultrasonography by emergency physicians to assess hydration status in healthy volunteers” Annals of Emergency Medicine, October 2004;44(4):s60.
Poster presentation

15. Bogush K, Davies SR, Patterson L, Fojtik J, Mackowiak L, Costantino T. “Ultrasound Diagnosis of Retrobulbar Hematoma” Academic Emergency Medicine, May 2005;12(5)supp:37.
Poster presentation

16. Mazzeo AS, Costantino T, Fojtik J. “Reimbursement Rate for Emergency Medicine Ultrasound” Academic Emergency Medicine, May 2005;12(5)supp:78.
Poster presentation

17. Wiler J, Mackowiak L, Fojtik J, Costantino T. “Comparison of Ultrasound Guided and Standard Landmark Techniques for Knee Arthrocentesis” Academic Emergency Medicine, May 2006
Poster presentation

18. Costantino TG, Kirtz J, Satz WA. “Ultrasound Guided Peripheral Venous Access Versus the External Jugular Vein as the Initial Approach to the Patient With Difficult Vascular Access”, Academic Emergency Medicine, May 2008;15(s1),
Platform presentation

19. Vates C, Costantino TG, Satz WA. “A Comparison of Ultrasound-Guided and Non Ultrasound-Guided Peritonsillar Abscess Drainage by Emergency Physicians”, Annals of Emergency Medicine, October 2008;52(4):S128
Poster presentation
20. Goett H, Costantino TG, Satz WA. “Limited Emergency Ultrasonography of the Urinary Tract Versus Bedside Dipstick Hematuria as a Screening Test for Uterolithiasis”, Annals of Emergency Medicine, September 2010;56(3):S114

21. Wald D, Costantino TG, Goett H, Oxberry B, Schneck C. “Introducing Bedside Ultrasound into a Medical School Gross Anatomy Course: What do Students Think?”, Academic Emergency Medicine May,2011;18;S171

22. Schreyer K, Costantino T. ” What Radiologic Finding Best Predicts the Need for Urologic Intervention in Pyelonephritis?” Journal Emergency Medicine March 2015

23. Schreyer K, Costantino T. “Clinical Gestalt for Predicting Clinically Significant Radiologic Imaging Findings in Pyelonephritis” Journal Emergency Medicine March 2015

24. Gibbons R, Costantino T, Goett H, Mulflur M, Satz W. “Emergency Medicine Bedside Ultrasound Utilization in the Diagnostic and Therapeutic Approach to Peritonsillar Abscesses” Annals of Emergency Medicine, October 2015;66(4):S128

Presentations

Manuscripts

1. Dean A, Costantino T. “US in the Emergency Department” Academic Radiology July 2000;7:562.

2. Hendrickson R, Dean A, Costantino T. “A Novel Use of Ultrasound in Pulseless Electrical Activity: The Diagnosis of an Acute Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Rupture” Journal of Emergency Medicine, August 2001;21:141-144.

3. Costantino T, Stahmer S, Satz W, Dean A. “Predictors Of Success In Emergency Medicine Residency Ultrasound Education” Academic Emergency Medicine, February 2003;10:180-183.

4. Dean AJ, Gronczewski CA, Costantino TG. “Technique For Emergency Medicine Bedside Ultrasound Identification of a Radiolucent Foreign Body” Journal of Emergency Medicine, April 2003;24:303-308.

5. Breyer MJ, Costantino TG. “Heterotopic Gestation: A Diagnosis to Consider When Using Emergency Ultrasound to Diagnose Intrauterine Pregnancy” Journal of Emergency Medicine, January 2004;26:81-84.

6. Clark S, Costantino T, Rudnitsky G, Camargo CA. “Observational Study of Intravenous versus Oral Corticosteroids for Acute Asthma: An Example of Confounding by Severity” Academic Emergency Medicine, May 2005;12:439-445.

7. Costantino TG, Bruno EC, Handly N, Dean AJ. “Accuracy of Emergency Medicine Ultrasound in the Evaluation of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm” Journal of Emergency Medicine, November 2005;29(4):455-460.
8. Costantino TG, Parikh AK, Satz WA, Fojtik JP. “Ultrasonography-Guided Peripheral Intravenous Access Versus Traditional Approaches in Patients With Difficult Intravenous Access” Annals of Emergency Medicine, November 2005;46(5):456-461.

9. Fojtik J, Costantino T, Dean A. “The Diagnosis of Aortic Dissection by Emergency Medicine Bedside Ultrasound” Journal of EmergencyMedicine, February 2007;32(2):191-196.

10. Costantino TG, Roemer B, Leber EH. “Septic Arthritis and Bursitis: Emergency Ultrasound Can Facilitate Diagnosis” Journal of Emergency Medcine, April 2007;32(3):295-297.

11. O’Neill GM, Costantino TG, Karras D. “Bilateral Tubal Ectopic Pregnancy” Annals of Emergency Medicine, October 2007;50(4):e1-e2.

12. Truong T, Costantino TG. “Handlebar Injury to the Abdomen” Annals of Emergency Medicine. August 2008;52(2):182,186.

13. Wiler J, Costantino T, Filippone L, Satz W. “A Comparison of Ultrasound Guided and Standard Landmark Techniques for Knee Arthrocentesis” Journal of Emergency Medicne. July 2010;39(1):76-82.

14. Costantino TG, Kirtz J, Satz WA. “Ultrasound Guided Peripheral Venous Access Versus the External Jugular Vein as the Initial Approach to the Patient with Difficult Vascular Access” Journal of Emergency Medicine. October 2010;39(4):462-467.

15. Costantino TG, Horn AE, O’Neill GM. “Pneumoperitoneum” Journal of Emergency Medicine. June 2011; 40(6):e121.

16. Costantino TG, Satz WA, Dehnkamp W, Goett H. “Randomized Trial Comparing Intraoral Ultrasound to Landmark-based Needle Aspiration in Patients with Suspected Peritonsillar Abscess” Academic Emergency Medicine. June 2012; 19(6):626-631.

17. Phillips K, Costantino TG. “Diagnosis of Patellar Tendon Rupture by Emergency Ultrasound” Journal of Emergency Medicine. August 2014, 47(2); 204-206.

18. Costantino T, Burton J, Tayal V. “Ultrasound Competency and Practice: What’s in a Number?” Academic Emergency Medicine. May 2015, 22(5); 597-599.