Current Research Studies

Current Studies (alphabetical by PI last name)

Differences in Emergency Department Use between Medicaid and Commercially-Insured Children
PI: Siraj Amanullah, MD

Naloxone Administration Trigger Response
PI: Francesca Beaudoin, MD

Identifying Biomarkers Associated with the Pain of Renal Colic
PI: Francesca Beaudoin, MD

Low Dose Ketamine for Management of Acute Severe Pain in the Emergency Department
PI: Francesca Beaudoin, MD

Prescription Opioid Use and Misuse in Older Emergency Department Patients
PI: Francesca Beaudoin, MD

Efficacy of Yoga as an Alternative Therapy for Smoking Cessation
PI: Bruce Becker, MD

Assessing and Improving the Quality of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Delivered During Pediatric Cardiac Arrest Using a Novel Pediatric CPR Feedback Device
PI: Linda Brown, MD

Improving Pediatric Acute Care through Simulation (ImPACTS)
PI: Linda Brown, MD

Improving Pediatric Resuscitation: A Simulation Program for the Community ED
PI: Linda Brown, MD

Mobile Pediatric Simulation: Assuring High Quality Pediatric Emergency Care Whenever and Wherever it is Needed
PI: Linda Brown, MD

What Constitutes "Urgent Care" for Children?
PI: Linda Brown, MD (Lead Fellow:  Therese Canares, MD)

Inflammatory Biomarkers of Pediatric Invasive Infection
PI: Geoff Capraro, MD

Regional Infrared Radiation and Its Relationship to Rectal Temperature in Young Infants
PI: Geoff Capraro, MD

Screening Capacity of Pediatric Patient Demographics and Pediatric Emergency Department Triage Vital Signs for Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock
PI: Geoff Capraro, MD

Obesity as a Risk Factor for Severe Ankle Fractures in Children
PI: Laura Chapman, MD

Neuroprotection in TBI with a New Malfunctional Peptide-Based Therapeutic
PI: Adam Chodobski, PhD

A Web-based Educational Program for Youth Violence in the Emergency Department
PI: Esther Choo, MD

Barriers to Seeking Emergency Care and Emergency Department Experiences Among Teens Gender-non-Conforming Patients: A Qualitative Investigation
PI: Esther Choo, MD (Lead Resident: Elizabeth Samuels, MD)

Informing the Development of a Technology-Based Intervention for Women with IPV and Substance Abuse in the Emergency Department (B-SAFER)
PI: Esther Choo, MD

PECARN Core Data Project: Characterizing Patient Populations in the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network
PI: Thomas Chun, MD

A Novel Approach to Internal Medicine Education for Emergency Medicine Residents
PI: Jamieson Cohn, MD

Using Color Analysis to Date Cutaneous Bruises Correlating Visible Appearance, Spectroscopic and Digital Photographic Color Emissions, with Tissue Breakdown Products
PI: Susan Duffy, MD

Biomarkers in Children with Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)
PI: Aris Garro, MD

Fluid Therapy and Cerebral Injury in Pediatric Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)
PI: Aris Garro, MD

Optimizing Discharge after Emergency Department Visits for Children with Uncontrolled Asthma
PI: Aris Garro, MD

Predictive Validity of the Pediatric Asthma Control and Communication Instrument (PACCI) in a Pediatric Emergency Setting
PI: Aris Garro, MD

Discrete Event Simulation Model to Predict Changes in Patient Flow Metrics in the Anderson Emergency Center
PI: Eric Goldlust, MD

Effects of a Mobile Device App on Patient Satisfaction in Emergency Department Patients
PI: Eric Goldlust, MD

Forecasting Tool for ED Admission
PI: Eric Goldlust, MD

Multi-Center Survey of Solutions to Emergency Department Crowding
PI: Eric Goldlust, MD

Survival Analysis of Patients Leaving Without Being Seen from the Emergency Department
PI: Eric Goldlust, MD

Extending Naloxone Access through Strategic Alliances for Medications Development
PI: Traci Green, PhD

Antidotal Effects of Intravenous Lipid Emulsion in Cocaine-Induced Cardiac Arrest in a Rat Model
PI: Jason Hack, MD (Lead Resident: Peter Chai, MD)

Brief Neuropsychiatric Assessment of Discharged Alcohol Intoxicated ED Patients
PI: Jason Hack, MD

Carbon Monoxide Levels Induced by Cigarettes in Typical Smokers
PI: Jason Hack, MD

Utility of the H. Intoxication Index (HII) to Evaluate Clinical Impairment in a Variety of Alcohol Intoxicated Patients
PI: Jason Hack, MD

Lubricin Function in Articulating Joints
PI: Gregory Jay, MD

Tribosupplementation with Lubricin in Prevention of Post-Traumatic Arthritis
PI: Gregory Jay, MD

EMS Provider Workload and Workflow Assessment in Simulated Prehospital Sudden Cardiac Arrest: Standard Resuscitation Strategies vs. Standardized Treatment and Optimal Resuscitation through Mechanical Adjuncts (STORM) Project
PI: Leo Kobayashi, MD (Lead Resident: Nicholas Asselin, MD)

In-hospital Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Team and System Performance during Simulated Events (SimCode) Study
PI: Leo Kobayashi, MD

Standardized Treatment and Optimal Resuscitation through Mechanical Adjuncts (STORM) Study
PI: Leo Kobayashi, MD

Quorum Quenching Enzymes in Catheter-Associated UTI
PI: John Lafleur, MD

Effect of Coastal Medical Shared Savings ACO on Characteristics of ED Visits
PI: Michael Lee, MD

Variability in Physician Utilization of Ultrasound for Patients with Abdominal Pain in the Emergency Department
PI: Michael Lee, MD

Assessment of Dehydration in Children with Diarrhea in Resource-Limited Settings
PI: Adam Levine, MD

Assessment of Severe Dehydration in Children with Diarrhea in Bangladesh
PI: Adam Levine, MD

Inferior Vena Cava Respitory Collapse: Is it Affected by the Plane of Measurement?
PI: Otto Liebmann, MD

Measurement of Aortic Valve Area with Point-of-care Echocardiography in the Emergency Department
PI: Otto Liebmann, MD

Soft Tissue Ultrasound of Infections
PI: Otto Liebmann, MD

Application of Transcriptional Signatures for Diagnosis of Febrile Infants within the PECARN Network
PI: James Linakis, MD

Teen Alcohol Screening in the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (ASSESS)
PI: James Linakis, MD

Biomarkers for Acute Pyelonephrititis in Children
PI: Gregory Lockhart, MD

Corticosteroids for Children with Febrile Urinary Tract Infections
PI: Gregory Lockhart, MD

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: Does Physician Specialty Influence The Road To Diagnosis?
PI: Alyson McGregor, MD

A Telephone Brief Intervention for Injured Emergency Department Patients (ReDIAL)
PI: Michael Mello, MD

Computer Counseling Programs for Teen Alcohol Use
PI: Michael Mello, MD

MVC with Elders and Sedative Medications
PI: Michael Mello, MD

Translation of Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention Guidelines to Pediatric Trauma Centers
PI: Michael Mello, MD

Brief Intervention for Drug Misuse for the Emergency Department (BIDMED)
PI: Roland Merchant, MD

Opioid Analgesia and Patient Satisfaction
PI: Roland Merchant, MD

Progesterone for Traumatic Barin Injury: Experimental Clinical Treatment Multicenter Clinical Trial (ProTECT III)
PI: Lisa Merck, MD

Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea in Emergency Department Patients Discharged Home on Antibiotics
PI: Christopher Merritt, MD (Lead Resident: Gregory Hayward, MD)

Proinflammatory Mediators in Mild to Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury in Children
PI: Christopher Merritt, MD

Data Entry and Quality Assurance for Patients Enrolled in the New HUP Post-Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation Protocol
PI: Anthony Napoli, MD

Diagnosis of Emergency Department Patients with Initially Intermediate Troponin Levels
PI: Anthony Napoli, MD

Determining if Successful Provision of a Complete Sepsis Resuscitation Bundle Disparity Exists Based on Gender (DISPARITY)
PI: Anthony Napoli, MD

Inter-alpha Trypsin Inhibitor (ITI) as a Diagnostic and Prognostic Marker for Sepsis in the Emergency Department
PI: Anthony Napoli, MD

Markers of Acute Coronary Syndrome
PI: Anthony Napoli, MD

Practice Variability and Comparison of Risk Stratification and Management of Chest Pain Unit Patients
PI: Anthony Napoli, MD

Reducing Youthful Dangerous Driving (RYDD)
PI: Ted Nirenberg, PhD

Current Evolving National Trends in Resuscitation Documentation (CENTRD)
PI: Frank Overly, MD

Small Victims, Big Challenges: Refining Pediatric Disaster Triage Education and Assessing Triage Algorithms in the Prehospital Setting
PI: Frank Overly, MD

Effect of an Automated E-mail Notification System on Emergency Department 72 Hour Return Visits
PI: David Portelli, MD

Infection Rates among Central Lines Placed in the ED Versus ICU and the Impact In on Hospital Quality Measures
PI: David Portelli, MD

Exploring the Drivers of Patient Complaints and Defining the Typology of the “Complaint-Prone” Patient in Emergency Medicine
PI: Paul Porter, MD

Cellphone Intervention to Reduce Depression & Violence in Teen Female ED Patients (DOVE-4G)
PI: Megan Ranney, MD

Emergency Department Utilization among Assault Injured Youth
PI: Megan Ranney, MD

Text-Message-Based Depression Prevention for High-Risk Youth in the ED
PI: Megan Ranney, MD

Youth Violence Web-based Education for Residents
PI: Megan Ranney, MD

Concussion Knowledge in the Medical Profession
PI: Neha Raukar, MD

The Effect of Concussion on the Adolescent Driver
PI: Neha Raukar, MD

Primary Care’s Use of Electronic Pre-Visit Questionnaire and Effects on Patient-Provider Discussion of Youth Violence
PI: Alison Riese, MD

A Joint Resident and Faculty Development Program for Improving Assessment Culture
PI: Steven Rougas, MD

Emergency Medicine Attendings' Knowledge of Mechanical Ventilation
PI: Jessica Smith, MD

Faculty and Resident Satisfaction with Current Evaluation Methods
PI: Jessica Smith, MD

Variability in Patient Encounters and Longitudinal Change in Emergency Medicine Resident Efficiency
PI: Jessica Smith, MD

Communication Leading to Excellence and Ameliorating Risk (Project CLEAR!)
PI: Lynn Sweeney, MD

Project CLEAR! Newport Hospital
PI: Lynn Sweeney, MD

Medicine Provider Attitudes towards Alcohol Intoxicated Patients
PI: Otis Warren, MD

National Sobering Centers Database Project
PI: Otis Warren, MD

Patient Satisfaction with Project CLEAR!
PI: Otis Warren, MD

Proinflammatory Mediators in Mild to Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury
PI: Otis Warren, MD

Value and Utilization of Lab and CT testing in Alcohol Intoxicated Emergency Department Patients
PI: Otis Warren, MD

Epidemiology of Search and Rescue Events in Mt. Monadnock State Park
PI: Kenneth Williams, MD