Resident Research

I was contacted in 2006 by a UC Davis emergency medicine resident who had a great idea for a research collaboration between his department and ours at Kaiser Permanente. The project was a success and went on to publication, with Mike as the lead author.

Darracq MA (UC Davis), Vinson DR, Panacek EA. Preservation of active range of motion following acute elbow trauma predicts absence of elbow fracture. Am J  Emerg Med. 2008;26:779-782.  PMID: 18774042

That first collaboration opened the door to many more, with residents mostly from Davis, but from Stanford/Kaiser Santa Clara as well. The program pool expanded when we adopted a resident from India for an extended research internship.

These projects allow residents to get hands-on experience with clinical research and then turn that experience into a presentation at a national meeting and co-authorship on a peer-reviewed publication. 

Below we list recent studies with resident collaborators (in bold) and their respective presentations.

2018

McLachlan ID, Fazleabas QG (UC Davis), Lin JS, Bouvet SZ, Liu TI, Vinson DR. The management of stable monomorphic ventricular tachycardia in the community emergency department setting. Currently designing data collection tool

Vinson DR, Mark DG, Chettipally UK, Huang J, Rauchwerger AS, Reed ME, Lin JS, Kene MV, Wang DH (Stanford), Sax DR, Pleshakov TS (UC Davis)McLachlan ID, Yamin CK, Elms AR, Iskin HR, Vemula R, Yealy DM, Ballard DW.  Increasing safe outpatient management for emergency department patients with pulmonary embolism: a controlled pragmatic trial. Undergoing peer review.

Engelhart DC, Bahl D, Abraham AS, Swanson WP (UC Davis), Cotton DM, Krauss WC, Huang J, Reed ME, Mark DG, Vinson DR. Presyncope carries similar risk as syncope in ED patients with acute pulmonary embolism. Acad Emerg Med. 2018;25(S1):S71 [abstract 180].


Bahl D, Engelhart DC, Swanson WP (UC Davis), Cotton DM, Krauss WC, Huang J, Reed ME, Mark DG, Vinson DR. Prevalence and prognostic value of proximal clot location in patients with acute pulmonary embolism presenting with presyncope or syncope. Acad Emerg Med. 2018;25(S1):S29 [abstract 58]. 

Vinson DR, Ballard DW, Huang J, Reed ME, Lin JS, Kene MV, Sax DR, Rauchwerger AS, Wang DH (Stanford), McLachlan DI, Pleshakov TS (UC Davis), Silver MA, Clague VA, Klonecke AS, Mark DG, for the MAPLE Investigators of the KP CREST Network. Outpatient management of emergency department patients with acute pulmonary embolism: variation, patient characteristics and outcomes. Ann Emerg Med. 2018;72(1):62-72.e3. PMID: 29248335

Nagam MR (India), Thiel GG (UC Davis), Dutczak O (UC Davis), Stevenson MD (Stanford), Warton EM, Reed ME, Lugovskaya N, Ballard DW, Vinson DR. Patient Selection, Dosing Patterns, Safety, and Delayed Time to Effect of IV Amiodarone in the Cardioversion of Atrial Fibrillation and Flutter in 13 U.S. Community EDs. Acad Emerg Med. 2018;25(S1):224 [abstract 627].

Vinson DR, Lugovskaya N, Warton EM, Rome AM (UC Davis), Stevenson MD (Stanford), Reed ME, Nagam MR (India), Ballard DW. Ibutilide effectiveness and safety in the cardioversion of atrial fibrillation and flutter in the community Emergency Department. Ann Emerg Med. 2018;71(1):96-108.  PMID: 28969929

Aaron Rome presented this in part at the 2016 Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting.

2017

Anderson TA (UC Davis), Warton EM, Daniels B, Lin JS, Gill K, Buss AR (UC Davis), McLachlan I, Garrido MX, Nishijima DK, Arasu V, Vinson DR. Derivation of a clinical decision instrument to identify adults in a community setting with mild traumatic intracranial hemorrhage at low risk for requiring critical care intervention. Ann Emerg Med. 2017;70(4S):S146 [abstract 372].

Travis Anderson presented this at the 2017 American College of Emergency Physicians Research Forum.

Buss AR (UC Davis), Nishijima DK, Daniels B, Warton EM, Anderson TJ (UC Davis), Gill KS, McLachlan DI, Lin JS, Garrido M, McHargue C, Vinson DR. External validation of the UC Davis clinical decision instrument to identify adults in a community setting with mild traumatic intracranial hemorrhage at low risk for requiring ICU admission. Acad Emerg Med. 2017;24(S1):S27 [abstract 56].

Alex Buss presented this at the 2017 Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting.

Makin CW (UC Davis), Vinson DR. A literature-based algorithm for treatment of children with radial head subluxation who fail to respond to initial hyperpronation [letter]. Am J Emerg Med. 2017;35(9):1365-1367.   PMID: 28314482

Nagam MR (India), Vinson DR, Levis JT. ECG diagnosis: right ventricular myocardial infarction. Perm J. 2017;21:16-105. PMCID: PMC5267627

Vinson DR, Nagam MR (India), Lugovskaya N, Nasrollahi F, Egerton-Warburton D, Furyk JS, Meek RA. Oligoantiemesis: a premature neologism for an intervention insufficiently substantiated in the emergency setting. J Emerg Med. 2017;52(3):366-368. PMID: 27720539

2016

Vinson DR, Ballard DW, Mark DG, Huang J, Reed ME, Rauchwerger AS, Wang DH (Stanford), Lin DS, Kene MV, Pleshakov TS (UC Davis), Sax DK, Sax JM, McLachlan DI, Yamin CK, Swap CJ, Iskin HR, Vemula R, Fleming BS, Elms AR, Aujesky D; for the MAPLE Investigators of the KP CREST Network. Risk stratifying emergency department patients with acute pulmonary embolism: does the simplified Pulmonary Embolism Severity Index perform as well as the original? Thromb Res. 2016;148:1-8. PMID: 27764729

Lugovskaya N, Warton EM, Nagam MR (India), Reed ME, Ballard DW, Rome AM (UC Davis), Stevenson MD (Stanford), Vinson DR, for the KP CREST Network. Effectiveness and safety of procainamide in the cardioversion of atrial fibrillation and flutter in the community ED setting: a Pharm CAFÉ Study. Ann Emerg Med. 2016;68(4S):S40 [abstract 100].

Vinson DR, Kann GS (UC Davis), Gaona SD, Panacek EA. Performance of the four-way range of motion test for radiographic injuries after blunt elbow trauma. Am J Emerg Med. 2016;34(2):235-239. PMID: 26597495

2015

Vinson DR, Morley JE (UC Davis), Huang J, Liu V, Anderson ML, Drenten CE (UC Davis), Radecki RP, Nishijima DK, Reed ME. The accuracy of an electronic Pulmonary Embolism Severity Index auto-populated from the electronic health record: setting the stage for computerized clinical decision support. Appl Clin Inform. 2015:66(2):318-333. PMCID: PMC4493333

Eileen Morley presented this at the 2015 Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting.

Vinson DR, Drenten CE (UC Davis), Huang J, Morley JE (UC Davis), Anderson ML, Reed ME, Nishijima DK, Liu V, on behalf of the KP CREST Network. Impact of relative contraindications to home management in emergency department patients with low-risk pulmonary embolism. Ann Amer Thoracic Soc. 2015;12(5):666-673. PMCID: PMC4743639

Carriann Drenten presented this at the 2014 Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting.

Vinson DR, Mark DG, Huang J, Iskin HR, Rauchwerger AS, Reed ME, Pleshakov T (UC Davis), Wang DH (Stanford), Ballard DW. The characteristics and outcomes of ED patients with acute pulmonary embolism discharged home within 24 hours. Acad Emerg Med. 2015;22(S1):S93-4 [abstract 201].

Tamara Pleshakov presented this at the 2015 Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting.