Research

The Emergency Ultrasound group at UBC is dedicated to delivering high quality research in the innovative field of point of care ultrasound. Names in bold indicate the UBC ultrasound program members.

  1. Kim DJ, Byyny RL, Rice CA, Faragher JP, Nordenholz KE, Haukoos JS, Liao MM, Kendall JL. Test characteristics of emergency physician-performed limited compression ultrasound for lower extremity deep vein thrombosis. J Emerg Med 2016; doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2016.07.013.
  2. Stringer CEA, Ahn JS, Kim DJ. Asteroid hyalosis: a mimic of vitreous hemorrhage on point of care ultrasound. CJEM 2016; doi: 10.1017/cem.2016.358.
  3. Francispragasam M, Yoo JH, Lam TV, Kim DJ. Diagnosis of a pericardial effusion with a thoracic aortic aneurysm by point-of-care ultrasound. CJEM 2016; doi: 10.1017/cem.2016.1.
  4. Ahn JS, French AJ, Thiessen ME, Browne V, Deutchman M, Guiton G, Madigosky W, Kendall JL. Using ultrasound to enhance medical students' femoral vascular physical examination skills. J Ultrasound Med 2015; 34(10): 1771-6.
  5. Frenkel O, Liebmann O, Fischer JW. Ultrasound-guided forearm nerve blocks in kids: a novel method for pain control in the treatment of hand-injured pediatric patients in the emergency department. Pediatr Emerg Care 2015; 31(4): 255-9.
  6. Stachura MR, Socransky SJ, Wiss R, Betz M. A comparison of the supraclavicular and infraclavicular views for imaging the subclavian vein with ultrasound. Am J Emerg Med 2014; 32(8): 905-8.
  7. Ahn JS, French AJ, Thiessen ME, Kendall JL. Training peer instructors for a combined ultrasound/physical exam curriculum. Teach Learn Med 2014; 26(3): 292-5.
  8. Kim DJ, Theoret J, Liao MM, Kendall JL. Experience with emergency ultrasound training by Canadian emergency medicine residents. West J Emerg Med 2014; 15(3): 306-311.
  9. Lewiss RE, Tayal VS, Hoffmann B, Kendall J, Liteplo AS, Moak JH, Panebianco N, Noble VE, Technical Report Contributing Authors (Ahn J, Anderson K, Bailey C, Bailitz J, Baty G, Bengiamin R, Blackstock U, Bramante R, Boyd J, Cadigan B, Carnell J, Chang M, Chiem A, Cosby K, Dickman E, English J, Ferre R, Fields JM, Gaspari R, Gharahbaghian L, Goldflam K, Gullett J, Howard Z, Jang T, Kao A, Kim D, Levy J, Minardi J, Moore C, Nagdev A, Nelson B, Ng L, Nomura J, Pearl M, Raio C, Reynolds C, Rogers R, Shah S, Shipley D, Silva F, Stone M, Williams S, Wu S). The core content of clinical ultrasonography fellowship training. Acad Emerg Med 2014; 21(4): 456-61.
  10. Lee WW, Kim DJ. Migrating sternal rod: ultrasound identification of an unusual soft tissue foreign body. J Emerg Med 2014; 46(4): e117-20.
  11. Butterfield M, Riguzzi C, Frenkel O, Nagdev A. From the heart: interatrial septal aneurysm identified on bedside ultrasound. West J Emerg Med 2014; 15(6): 719-20.
  12. Frenkel O, Riguzzi C, Nagdev A. Identification of high-risk patients with acute coronary syndrome using point-of-care echocardiography in the ED. Am J Emerg Med 2014; 32(6): 670-2.
  13. Kim DJ, Kendall JL. Fournier’s gangrene and its characteristic ultrasound findings. J Emerg Med 2013; 44(1): e99-101.
  14. Kim DJ, Theoret J, Liao MM, Hopkins E, Woolfrey K, Kendall JL. The current state of ultrasound training in Canadian emergency medicine programs: perspectives from program directors. Acad Emerg Med 2012; 19(9): 1073-8.
  15. Frenkel O, Mansour K, Fischer JW. Ultrasound-guided femoral nerve block for pain control in an infant with a femur fracture due to nonaccidental trauma. Pediatr Emerg Care 2012; 28(2): 183-4.
  16. Herring AA, Stone MB, Frenkel O, Chipman A, Nagdev AD. The ultrasound-guided superficial cervical plexus block for anesthesia and analgesia in emergency care settings. Am J Emerg Med 2012; 30(7): 1263-7.
  17. Kim DJ, Welch M, Kendall JL. A case of Cesarean scar ectopic: a rare but important form of ectopic pregnancy. Crit Ultrasound J 2011; 3(1): 55-7.
  18. Frenkel O, Herring AA, Fischer J, Carnell J, Nagdev A. Supracondylar radial nerve block for treatment of distal radius fractures in the emergency department. J Emerg Med 2011; 41(4): 386-8.
  19. Herring AA, Stone MB, Fischer J, Frenkel O, Chiles K, Teismann N, Nagdev A. Ultrasound-guided distal popliteal sciatic nerve block for ED anesthesia. Am J Emerg Med 2011; 29(6): 697.e3-5.

  1. Kim DJ. Chapter 28: Biliary Ultrasound: Right-upper-quadrant pain in a 15-year-old female. In: McLario DJ, Kendall JL, eds. Case Studies in Pediatric Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press; 2013: 129-33.
  2. Kim DJ. Chapter 56: Ultrasound Guided Hip & Knee Arthrocentesis: Limp in a 5-year-old male. In: McLario DJ, Kendall JL, eds. Case Studies in Pediatric Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press; 2013: 261-6.

  1. Huang D, Lam TV, Theoret J, Lund A. Use of emergency physician performed ultrasound for the detection of lower extremity deep vein thrombosis. Oral presentation at the CAEP 2014 Annual Conference, Ottawa, ON, June 3, 2014.
  2. Stachura MR, Landes M, Venugopal R, Aklilu F, Sarrazin J, Azazh A. Evaluation of a point-of-care ultrasound scan list in the emergency department at Black Lion Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Poster presentation at the CAEP 2014 Annual Conference, Ottawa, ON, June 3, 2014.
  3. Kim DJ, Theoret J, Woolfrey K, Kendall JL. Experience with emergency ultrasound training by Canadian emergency medicine residents: a national survey. Poster presentation at the CAEP 2012 Annual Conference, Niagara Falls, ON, June 4, 2012.