Although we are new to research and scholarly activity, our department has been very active over the past 36 months. We have created an environment to promote the advancement of emergency medicine and critical care. Since becoming approved for our Residency program, we created a Director of Research and just this year brought on board a research coordinator. Because conducting research can seem daunting, most residents have joined existing projects developed by the research section. Residents have presented their work at regional and national conferences as well as becoming published authors on manuscripts.
In addition to academic research, scholarly activity includes writing case reports, including interesting cases or images from the clinical experience. We also conduct interdepartmental projects with our Trauma Service and Internal Medicine department. Our department has taken the lead in working with all Reading Hospital GME programs in developing Core Curriculum in Research with interdisciplinary lectures held once a month.
Foster SM, Muller A, Conklin J, Cortes V, Fernandez FB, Geng TA Jr, Reilly EF, Sigal A, Ong AW. American Journal of Surgery.” Is clinician assessment accurate or is routine pan-body CT needed in the stable intoxicated trauma patient?” PMID: 31351577 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31351577
Deutsch SA, Henry MK, Lin W, Valentine KJ, Valente C, Callahan JM, Lavelle J, Scribano PV, Wood JN,. Pediatric Emergency Care. “Quality Improvement Initiative to Improve Abuse Screening Among Infants With Extremity Fractures”. PMID: 30586037 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30586037
Klepner S, Ong A, Martin A, Wasser T, Muller AL, Sigal A, Fernandez FB., The American Surgeon, “Being Narrow Minded Is Not Always Bad: Focusing on Emergent Interventions in Under triage Initiatives Improves Mortality Prediction” PMID: 30185300 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30185300
Ong AW, Muller A, Sigal A, Fernandez F., The American Surgeon , “Anemia at Discharge in Elderly Trauma Patients Is Not Associated with Six-Month Mortality” PMID: 31405412 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31405412
Hwang P, Ong AW, Muller A, McNicholas A, Martin A, Sigal A, Fernandez FB., The American Surgeon. “Geriatric Patients on Antithrombotic Agents Who Fall: Does Trauma Team Activation Improve Outcomes?” PMID: 31405415
Sigal AP, Sandel KM, Buckler DG, Wasser T, Abella BS. Resuscitation Journal. “Impact of adrenaline dose and timing on out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival and neurological outcomes’ PMID: 30991079 https://www.resuscitationjournal.com/article/S0300-9572(18)31002-5/fulltext
Sadoma D, Sigal A, Valente C. Berks County Medical Society Poster Presentation, “A 6-Month Old with Respiratory Distress and Feeding Difficulty”.
Harvey K, Musso J, Sigal A. Berks County Medical Society Poster Presentation. “Cardiac Tamponade in an Intravenous Drug Abuser”.
Chung AS, Wong ML, Sanchez LD, Lu DW, Manfredi RA, Mishkin H, Heron S, Blomkalns AL., Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, “Research Priorities for Physician Wellness in Academic Emergency Medicine: Consensus from the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine Wellness Committee”. PMID: 30607378 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30607378
A. Sigal, C. Barbera, A. Shah. Annals of Emergency Medicine. “333 Mandatory Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Review and Alternative to Opiate Support Reduces Emergency Department Opiate Prescriptions Upon Discharge” https://www.annemergmed.com/article/S0196-0644(18)31074-6/fulltext
Bindra M, Swierczynski S, Sigal A. 17-year old with abdominal pain: A case of perforated Meckel’s diverticulum. Visual Journal of Emergency Medicine. 13 (2018) 104-105
Adam Sigal, MD, Priya Rajagopalan, MD, Opeyemi Fadahunsi, MD, Michael Koslow, MD, Tom Wasser, PhD, Vanessa Cambria Mengel, RN, Charles Barbera, MD, Journal of Medical Biomedical and Applied Sciences,” Total Ischemic Time Versus Door-To-Balloon Time As An Outcome Predictor In St-Elevation Myocardial Infarction”. http://jmbas.in/index.php/jmbas/article/view/121
Sigal A and Mahendru N, Young Woman With A Sore Throat And Neck Mass. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2018; 71:793, 801.
Charles Barbera, MD, MBA, FACEP Presents at PACEP18 “Developing Discharge Pathways”
A Novel Use of Out of Hospital Telemedicine to Decrease Door-to Computed Tomography Results in Acute Strokes. http://www.annemergmed.com/article/S0196-0644(17)31174-5/abstract
Is it safe to discharge geriatric trauma patients with anemia? http://www.americanjournalofsurgery.com/article/S0002-9610(18)30178-8/pdf
Availability and use of hemostatic agents in prehospital trauma patients in Pennsylvania translation from the military to the civilian setting https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5505603/
Bowel Perforation complicating an incarcerated inguinal hernia at http://jetem.org/bowel_perforation_incarcerated_hernia/.
- Adam Sigal, MD, and Jamie Slotkin, DO
The Lost Guidewire at http://jetem.org/lost_guidewire/
- Ankit Shah, MD*, Adam Sigal, MD, and Kristen Sandel, MD
Trauma surgeon utilization of computerized tomography scanning: Room for improvement? The American Journal of Surgery
- Adrian W. Ong, Jeffery Moyer, Fikir D. Wordofa, Adam Sigal, Kristen Sandel, Forrest B. Fernandez
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