Jennifer R. Marin

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Trends in Visits for Traumatic Brain Injury to EmergencyDepartments in the United States In the last decade, traumatic brain injury (TBI) garnered increased attention, including public campaigns and legislation to increaseawarenessandpreventhead injuries.1TheCenters forDiseaseControl andPrevention (CDC)describesTBI as a serious public health concern.2 We(More)
OBJECTIVES Sonographic B-lines are a sign of increased extravascular lung water. Several techniques for quantifying B-lines within individual rib spaces have been described, as well as different methods for "scoring" the cumulative B-line counts over the entire thorax. The interobserver reliability of these methods is unknown. This study examined 3 methods(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe the experience with external auditory canal foreign body removal in a pediatric emergency department. To identify factors associated with procedural complications and/or failed removal. METHODS Retrospective case series of patients treated in the emergency department over a 5-year period. Primary outcomes include success and(More)
The 2015 Academic Emergency Medicine (AEM) consensus conference, "Diagnostic Imaging in the Emergency Department: A Research Agenda to Optimize Utilization," was held on May 12, 2015, with the goal of developing a high-priority research agenda on which to base future research. The specific aims of the conference were to: 1) understand the current state of(More)
Indications Suprapubic bladder aspiration is performed to obtain a sterile urine sample from children when the urethra cannot be adequately visualized, such as in girls with labial adhesions or labial edema, in uncircumcised boys with unretractable foreskins, in children with conditions such as severe, protracted diarrhea that may make it difficult to(More)
BACKGROUND Carvedilol reduces mortality and hospitalization in adults with congestive heart failure. Limited information is available about its use in children. METHODS We reviewed the medical records of 24 children with dilated cardiomyopathy and left ventricular ejection fraction of <or=40%, who were treated with carvedilol as adjunct therapy to(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to evaluate the use of and training in emergency ultrasound (US) in pediatric emergency departments (EDs) with pediatric emergency medicine (EM) fellowship programs. We hypothesized that emergency US use and pediatric EM fellow training have become widespread and that more structured training is being offered. (More)
OBJECTIVES The objectives were to evaluate general emergency department (ED) variation in head computed tomography (CT) use for pediatric head trauma, hospital factors associated with CT use, and recent secular trends in CT utilization for pediatric head trauma. METHODS This was a cross-sectional study of a sample of general EDs in the Nationwide(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective was to evaluate a training protocol for pediatric emergency physicians (EPs) learning emergency ultrasound (EUS) for the evaluation of skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) by assessing technical ability and interrater reliability. METHODS Pediatric emergency medicine (EM) fellows and attending physicians completed a 1-day(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective was to evaluate the test characteristics of clinical examination (CE) with the addition of bedside emergency ultrasound (CE+EUS) compared to CE alone in determining skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) that require drainage in pediatric patients. METHODS This was a prospective study of CE+EUS as a diagnostic test for the(More)