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West Michigan EM Research Initiative

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"If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?" - Albert Einstein 

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2022

  • Offman R., Wilson V., Adams N. Adult Presentation of Anomalous Pulmonary Artery from the Descending Aorta: A Rare Cause of Exertional Chest Pain.  Clin Pract Cases Emerg Med. 2022. https://doi.org/10.5811/cpcem.2022.2.55637 

  • Skok H, Jabour J, Betcher J. Wernicke Korsakoff Syndrome in a teenage female as a complication of COVID-19. JACEP Open. 2022; 00:e12735. https://doi.org/10.1002/emp2.12735

  • Skok H, McManus N, Bonnema D, DeTorres F. Acute Coronary Syndrome treated with antihistamines and steroids: a case report of Kounis Syndrome. Clin Pract Cases Emerg Med. 2022. DOI: 10.5811/cpcem.2022.3.56042 

2021

  • McManus N., Margart K., Offman R. Hypoglycemia Worsened by Glucose Administration: A Case of Hypoglycemia Years After Gastric Surgery. J Emerg Med. 2021 Jan 19;S0736-4679(20)31343-3. PMID: 33483201

  • Lewis B., Nelson G., Vu T., Judge B. No laughing matter - Myeloneuropathy due to heavy chronic nitrous oxide abuse. Am J Emerg Med. 2021;5(3):307-311. PMID: 33597094

  • Mattson C., Kayor R., Koehler T., Ydenberg M., Grill J., and Stork B. Gun Violence and Firearm Injuries in West Michigan: Targeting Prevention. West J Emerg Med. 2021 May;22(3):488-497. PMID: 34125018

  • McManus N., Zehrung R., Armstrong T., Offman R. Anaphylaxis caused by swimming: A case of cold-induced urticaria in the Emergency Department. Clin Pract Cases Emerg Med. 2021 Aug;5(3):307-311. PMID: 34437035 

  • Salisbury J., Goodrich J., McManus N., Offman R. The case of the lime-green stool: limitations of occult blood testing in the Emergency Department. Clin Pract Cases Emerg Med. 2021 Aug;5(3):320-324. PMID: 34437038

  • McManus N., Offman R., Price J. The Role of Nonprescription Supplements in Outpatient Management of COVID-19. Submitted to: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine. Status: In review.

2020

  • McManus N., Offman R., Oetman J. Emergency Department Management of COVID-19: An Evidence-Based Approach. West J Emerg. 2020 Sep 25;21(6):32-44. PMID: 33052814

  • Davis T., Wisniewski S., Suidinski H., Betcher J., An Evaluation of a Community Hospital's Emergency Department Ultrasonography Processes for the Diagnosis of Acute Pediatric Appendicitis. Spartan Med Res J. 2020 Jan 30; 4(2):11639. PMID 33655169

  • Van Rees S., Price K. and Betcher J. Evaluation and diagnosis of gallstone ileum using point of care ultrasound in the Emergency Department. Emergency Care Journal. 2020 Apr 9;16(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.4081/ecj.2020.8570

  • Gray E., Cranford J., Betcher J., et al. Sonogram of safety: Ultrasound outperforms the fifth intercostal space landmark for tube thoracostomy site selection. J Clin Ultrasound. 2020 Jul;48(6):303-306. PMID: 32333800

2019

  • Offman R., Boggs E., Gwizdala A. Symptomatic Infection by Neisseria meningitides Resulting in Meningitis and Septic Shock. Clin Pract Cases Emerg Med. 2019 Mar 27; 3(2):153-155. PMID: 31061974

  • Fay L, Wolf L, Brandt K, DeYoung G, Anderson A, Egwuatu N and Dumbkow L. Pharmacist-led antimicrobial stewardship program in an urgent care setting. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2019 Jan 25;76(3):175-181. PMID 30689745

2018

  • McManus N., Offman, R., et al. An Eye with a Heartbeat: Carotid Cavernous Fistula – A Case Report. J Emerg Med. 2018 Sep;55(3):e75-e76. PMID: 29941376

  • Betcher J., Majkrzak A., Cranford J., et al. Feasibility study of advanced focused cardiac measurements within the emergency department. Crit Ultrasound J. Published online 2018 May 25. PMID 29797105

  • Biessel J., Keesling R. and Betcher J., Suspicion for malpositioned ventriculoperitoneal shunt diagnosed with bedside ultrasound. Emergency Care Journal. 2018 Aug 10;14(2): doi: https://doi.org/10.4081/ecj.2018.7433

  • Betcher J., Becker T., Stoyanoff P., et al. Military trainees can accurately measure optic nerve sheath diameter after a brief training session. Military Med Res. Dec 2018;5(42). doi: https://doi.org/10.1186/s40779-018-0189-y

  • Betcher J., Majkrzak A., Kessler., et al. Today's advanced is tomorrow's basic. Crit Ultrasound J. 2018 Aug 15;10(1):20. PMID: 30109460

2017

  • Offman R, Paden A., Gwizdala A., et al. Hyperkalemia and Cardiac Arrest Associated with Glucose Replacement in a Patient on Spironolactone. Am J Emerg Med. 2017 May 11;35(8):1214.e1-1214.e3. PMID: 28549580

  • Nazarian D, Broder J, Thiessen M, et al. Clinical Policy: Critical Issues in the Diagnosis and Management of the Adult Psychiatric Patient in the Emergency Department. Ann Emerg Med. 2017 Apr;69(4):480-498. PMID: 28335913

2015

  • Becker T, Betcher J, Dooley-Hash S; Fung C; Soyk C, Barton D, Theyyunni N. “A WINning Technique: The Wire-in-needle Feasibility Study”, J Emerg Med. 2015 Nov;49(5):785-91. PMID 26281803

2010

  • Fang R, Dorlac W, Flaherty S, Tuman C, Cain S, Popey T, Villard D, Aydelotte J, Dunne J, Anderson A, Powell E. Feasibility of negative pressure wound therapy during intercontinental aeromedical evacuation of combat casualties. J Trauma. 2010 Jul;69 Suppl 1:S140-5. PMID: 20622609

2002

  • Anderson A. and Leisey J. Wilderness Expo 2001: educating the general public on wilderness medicine and outdoor safety. Wilderness Environ Med. Fall 2002; 13(3):221-4. PMID: 12353602