Fellows’ Projects and Publications

Research Projects

Below are a few research projects completed by fellows in our program:

  • Standardized AKI Criteria for Defining Pediatric Cardio-Renal Syndrome in Pediatric Acute Decompensated Heart Failure – Dr. Daniel Gebhard (2016)
  • Improving consistency in the management of chylothorax in cardiac ICU patients (QI) – Dr. Daniel Gebhard (2016)
  • Development of a resident module for obtaining venous access utilizing ultrasound – Dr. Dominique Jiao (2016)
  • Development of a robust policy of monitoring endotracheal cuff pressures and assuring the pressure are documented and maintained in the effective safe range (QI) – Dr. Dominique Jiao (2016)
  • Efficacy of Intrapulmonary Percussive Ventilation Devices – Dr. Lorena Fernandez (2015)
  • Lung Protective Strategies in Pediatrics – Dr. Lorena Fernandez (2015)
  • Adequacy of Disclosure of Medical Errors (QI) – Dr. Lorena Fernandez (2015)
  • Appropriate Use of Ventilator Alarm Settings (QI) – Dr. Lorena Fernandez (2015)
  • Complication-Related Outcomes in Children with Malignancy and Respiratory Failure Requiring Extracorporeal Life Support – Dr. Sabrina Carrillo (2015)
  • Inhibition of Serratia Marcescens Hemolysin by Surfactant Lipid Dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine – Dr. Sabrina Carrillo (2015)
  • Immunization of Children with Congenital Heart Disease Undergoing Cardiopulmonary Bypass (QI) – Dr. Sabrina Carrillo (2015)
  • Microparticles in Pediatric Asthma Patients – Dr. Shelley Hancock (2014)
  • Outcomes of Patients with Thoracic Insufficiency Utilizing ECMO – Dr. Shelley Hancock (2014)
  • Adequacy and Accuracy of Daily Patient Weights in the PICU (QI) – Dr. Shelley Hancock (2014)
  • Creation of Endothelial Manifold – Dr. Julia Ruiz (2013)
  • Hemolysis and Outcome – Dr. Julia Ruiz (2013)
  • Timeliness and adequacy of the communication of medication errors to patients and families (QI) Dr. Julia Ruiz (2013)
  • Retrospective time series study looking at the quality of care delivered by advance practice nurses and physician assistants in the PICU compared to such care delivered by pediatric hospitalists – Dr. Kristina Kypuros (2012)
  • Treatment protocol for use of therapeutic hypothermia for patients having suffered a cardiac arrest – Dr. Kristina Kypuros (2012)
  • Determine compliance of the physicians with the night rounds and to ascertain nursing attitudes regarding whether the practice has improved communication and patient safety. (QI) – Dr. Kristina Kypuros (2012)


Below are a few publications by fellows in our program:

  • Limb Salvation. Critical Care Medicine. 2019
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Support in Individuals with Thoracic Insufficiency. Perfusion. 2018
  • Poor Compliance with Sepsis Guidelines in a Tertiary Care Children’s Hospital Emergency Room. Frontiers in Pediatrics. 2018.
  • Racial and Ethical Disparities and Bias in the Evaluation and Reporting of Abusive Head Trauma. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2018
  • Effects of Intrapulmonary Percussive Ventilation on Airway Clearance: A Bench Model. World Journal of Critical care Medicine. 2017
  • Acute Kidney injury in Pediatric Heart Failure in Current Cardiology Reviews. 2016
  • Potential Impact of a Validated Screening Tool for Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2015
  • Validation of a Clinical Prediction Rule for Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma. Pediatrics. 2014
  • Derivation of a Clinical prediction Rule for Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 2013
  • Comparison of Tibial Intraosseous, Sternal Intraosseous, and Intravenous Routes of Administration on
  • Pharmacokinetics of Epinephrine During Cardiac Arrest: A Pilot Study. AANA Journal. 2012
  • The Effects of Hypertriglyceridemia on Plasma Free Hemoglobin Levels and Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Support. ICU Director. 2012
  • Femoral Central Venous Catheters are not Associated with higher rates of Infection on the pediatric critical care population. American Journal of Infection Control. 2012.
  • Propofol for Sedation of Mechanically Ventilated Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Patients: A retrospective Review of Mortality Rate. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.
  • Management of Thoracic Trauma: The Pediatric Patient and Thoracic Trauma. Management of Thoracic Trauma, Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2008
  • Pediatric organ transplantation and the Hispanic population: Approaching families and obtaining consent. Transplant Proceedings. 2004
  • Improved Survival with hospitalists in a pediatric intensive care unit. Critical Care Medicine. 2003
  • Chronic administration of indomethacin increases role of nitric oxide in hypercapnic cerebrovasodilation in piglets. Prostaglandins and Other Lipid Mediators. 2002.
  • Reversal of attenuation of cerebrovascular reactivity to hypercapnia nu nitric oxide donor after controlled cortical impact in a rat model of traumatic brain injury. Journal of Neurosurgery. 2002.