Jesse J Sturm

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BACKGROUND High-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) is a safe, well-tolerated, and noninvasive method of respiratory support that has seen increasing use in the care of children with respiratory distress. High-flow nasal cannula may be able to prevent intubations in infants and children with respiratory distress. OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to(More)
OBJECTIVES We sought to determine the effects of exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) and childhood cigarette smoking on asthma symptoms among middle school children in North Carolina. METHODS During 1999-2000, information was collected from a survey completed by the children. Outcomes of asthma symptom reporting were regressed on tobacco smoke(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe patients who present to the pediatric emergency department (PED) and are subsequently diagnosed with pulmonary embolism (PE). METHODS Electronic medical records from 2003 to 2011 of a tertiary care pediatric health care system was retrospectively reviewed to identify patients <21 years who had a final International Classification of(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine the overall trend of computed tomography (CT) utilization in the pediatric emergency department (PED) from 2003 to 2010 and to determine trends categorized by common chief complaints. METHODS Electronic chart records at 2 tertiary care PEDs within a large pediatric health care system were reviewed from(More)
BACKGROUND Chest pain is a frequent chief complaint among the pediatric population. To date, limited data exist on the full spectrum of emergent cardiac disease among such patients; and existing data have been limited to relatively small cohorts. OBJECTIVES The aims of the study were to investigate the emergent cardiac etiologies of chest pain in a large(More)
BACKGROUND Ondansetron is widely used in the pediatric emergency department (PED) for vomiting and acute gastroenteritis (GE). Little is known about the spectrum of its use in diagnoses other than acute GE. OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to evaluate the spectrum of diagnoses for which ondansetron is used in the PED. METHODS Medical records(More)
BACKGROUND The use of ondansetron in children with vomiting after a head injury has not been well studied. Concern about masking serious injury is a potential barrier to its use. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the use of ondansetron in children with head injury and symptoms of vomiting in the pediatric emergency department (PED) and its(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Trampoline parks, indoor recreational facilities with wall-to-wall trampolines, are increasing in number and popularity. The objective was to identify trends in emergency department visits for trampoline park injuries (TPIs) and compare TPI characteristics with home trampoline injuries (HTIs). METHODS Data on trampoline injuries(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE We evaluate the effect of ondansetron use in cases of suspected gastroenteritis on the proportion of hospital admissions and return visits and assess whether children who receive ondansetron on their initial visit to the pediatric emergency department (ED) for suspected gastroenteritis return with an alternative diagnosis more frequently(More)