Emergency Medicine

Emergency Ultrasound Research - Publications

Selected Publications

(Fac=Penn ED faculty, Res= Penn ED Resident, CHOP= Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia)

Anderson KL{Fellow}, Fields JM{Fellow}, Panebianco NL{Fac}, Jenq KY{Fellow}, Marin J{Fellow}, Dean AJ{Fac}.  Inter-rater reliability of quantifying pleural B-lines using multiple counting methods. J Ultrasound Med. 2013 Jan;32(1):115-20.

Moore C, Blaivas M, Chiricolo G, Hoffmann B, Lewiss RE, Noble V, Panebianco NL{Fac}, Stone MB, Tayal V.  A Survey of Emergency Physician-Performed Ultrasound: Implications for Academic Radiology Departments.  Journal of the American College of Radiology. 2012;9(1):81-82.

Fields JM{Fellow}, Dean AJ{Fac}, Todman RW{Res}, Au A, Anderson KL{Fellow}, Ku B{Fellow}, Pines JM{Fac}, Panebianco NL.  The effect of vessel depth, diameter, and location on ultrasound-guided peripheral intravenous catheter longevity.  Am J. Emerg Med. (2012) 30, 1134–1140. 

Marin JR{Fellow}, Alpern ER{CHOP}, Panebianco NL{Fac}, Dean AJ{Fac}.  Assessment of a pediatric emergency medicine training curriculum for bedside emergency ultrasound for soft tissue infections.  Acad EM 18 (2), 174–182; 2011.  

Ouelett JF, Ball CG, Panebianco NL, Kirkpatrick AW. The Sonographic Diagnosis of Pneumothorax.  Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock. 2011 Dec: 4(4):504-507.

Marin J{Fellow}, Alpern E{CHOP}, Panebianco NL{Fac}, Dean AJ{Fac}.  Assessment of a Training Curriculum for Emergency Ultrasound for Pediatric Soft Tissue Infections. Acad Emerg Med. 2011 Feb;18(2):174-82.

Fields JM{Fellow}, Jenq KY{Fellow}, Lee PA{Res}, Mark DG{Res}, Panebianco NL{Fac}, Dean AJ{Fac}  The inter-rater reliability of inferior vena cava ultrasound by bedside clinician sonographers in emergency department patients.  Acad EM  18 (1) 198–101, 2011. 

Gillman L, Alkadi A, Blaivas M, Panebianco NL{Fac}, Kirkpatrick A. The Dynamic Sonographic Air Bronchogram: A Simple and Immediate Bedside Diagnosis of Alveolar Consolidation in Severe Respiratory Failure. J Trauma. 2011 Mar;70(3):760.

Barnhart KT, Fay CA, Suescum M, Sammel MD, Appleby D, Shaunik A, Dean AJ{Fac}. Clinical Factors Affecting the Accuracy of Ultrasound in Symptomatic First Trimester Pregnancy. Obstetrics and Gynecology; 117(2, Part 1):299-306, 2011. 

Mills AM{Fac}, Dean AJ{Fac}, Hollander JE{Fac}, Chen EH{Fac}. Abdominal pain: a survey of clinically important outcomes for future research. Canad J Emerg Med 6 :485-90; 2010.

Stawicki SP{Fellow}, Howard JM, Pryor JP, Bahner DP, Whitmill ML, Dean AJ{Fac}.  Portable ultrasonography in mass casualty incidents: The CAVEAT examination.  World J. Orthopedics.  1(1), 2010. 

Panebianco NL{Fac}, Fredette JM{Res}, Szyld D{Res}, Sagalyn EB{Res}, Pines JM{Res}, Dean AJ{Fac}.  What You See (Sonographically) is What You Get: Vein and Patient Characteristics Associated with Successful Ultrasound-Guided Peripheral Intravenous Placement in Patients with Difficult Access.  Academic Emergency Medicine. 2009 Dec;16(12):1298-1303.

Pines JM{Fac}, Isserman JA, Hollander JE{Fac}, Chen EH{Fac}, Dean AJ{Fac}, et al. The association between physician risk tolerance and imaging use in abdominal pain. Am J Emerg Med 2009;27(5):552-557.

Mark DG{Res}, Hayden GE{Fellow}, Ky B, Paszczuk A, Matthews S, Pugh M, Horan AM, Gracias VH, Kirkpatrick JN, Dean AJ{Fac}.  Hand carried echocardiography for assessment of left ventricular filling and ejection fraction in the surgical intensive care unit.  J Crit Care 2009;24(3):470.e1-7.

Stawicki SP, Braslow BM, Panebianco NL{Fac}, Kirkpatrick JN, Gracias VH, Hayden GE{Fellow}, Dean AJ{Fac}.  Intensivist use of hand-carried ultrasound to measure IVC collapsibility in estimating intravascular volume status: correlations with CVP. J Am Coll Surg 2009;209(1):55-61.

Mills AM{Fac}, Dean AJ{Fac}, Shofer FS{Fac}, et al. Inter-Rater Reliability of Historical Data Collected by Non-Medical Research Assistants and Physicians in Patients with Acute Abdominal Pain.   Western J Emerg Med 2009;10(1):30-36. 

Chen EH{Fac}, Shofer FS{Fac}, Dean A{Fac}J, et al. Derivation of a clinical prediction rule for evaluating patients  with abdominal pain and diarrhea.  Am J Emerg Med 2008;26(4):450-453.

Chen EH{Fac}, Shofer FS{Fac}, Dean AJ{Fac}, et al. Gender disparity in analgesic treatment of emergency department patients with acute abdominal pain. Academic Emergency Medicine 2008;15(5):414-418. 

Dean AJ{Fac}, Breyer MJ, Ku BS{Fellow}, et al. Emergency ultrasound usage among recent emergency medicine residency graduates of a convenience sample of 14 residencies. J Emerg Med 2008 Aug 22

Stawicki SP{Fellow}, Gracias VH, Schrag SP, Martin ND, Dean AJ{Fac}, et al. The Dead Continue to Teach the Living: Examining the Role of Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the Setting of Postmortem Examinations.  J.Surgical Education 2008;65(3): 200-208. 

Stawicki SP{Fellow}, Shiroff AM, Hayden GE{Fellow}, Panebianco NL{Fac}, Kirkpatrick JN, Horan AD, Dean AJ{Fac}. Incidental findings on intensivist bedside ultrasonographic (INBU) examinations: Why should we care. OPUS. 2008:12:11-14.

Fojtik JP. Costantino TG. Dean AJ{Fac}. The diagnosis of aortic dissection by emergency medicine ultrasound.  J Emerg Med 2007;32(2):191-196. 

Mark DG{Res}, Ku B{Fellow}, Carr BG{Fac}, Everett WW{Fac}, Okusanya O, Horan AM, Gracias VH, Dean AJ{Fac}: Directed bedside transthoracic echocardiography: preferred cardiac window for left ventricular ejection fraction estimation in critically ill patients.  Am J Emerg Med 2007;25:894-900. 

Carr BG{Fac}, Dean AJ{Fac}, Everett WW{Fac}, et al. Intensivist Bedside Ultrasound (INBU) for Volume Assessment in the Intensive Care Unit: A Pilot Study.  Journal of Trauma-Injury Infection & Critical Care 2007;63(3):495-502. 

Dean AJ{Fac}, Ku BS, Zeserson EM. The utility of handheld ultrasound in an austere medical setting in Guatemala after a natural disaster.  Am J Disaster Med 2007;2(5):249-256. 

Costantino TG. Bruno EC. Handly N. Dean AJ{Fac}. Accuracy of emergency medicine ultrasound in the evaluation of abdominal aortic aneurysm.J Emerg Med 2005;29(4):455-460

Costantino TG, Satz WA, Stahmer SA{Fac}, Dean AJ{Fac}: Predictors of success in emergency medicine ultrasound education.  Acad Emerg Med 2003;10(2):180 – 183.

Dean AJ{Fac}. Lafferty K. Villanueva TC. Emergency medicine bedside ultrasound diagnosis of  intussusception in a patient with chronic abdominal pain and unrecognized Peutz-Jeghers syndrome.  J Emerg Med 2003;24(2):203-210. 

Dean AJ{Fac}, Gronczewski CA, Costantino TG: Technique for emergency medicine bedside ultrasound identification of a radiolucent foreign body.  J Emerg Med 2003;24(3):303-308. 

Hendrickson RG, Dean AJ{Fac}, Costantino TG. A Novel Use of Ultrasound in Pulseless Electrical Activity:  The Diagnosis of an Acute Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Rupture.  J Emerg Med 2001; 21(2): 141-144.