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. Murray DJ, Kim DJ. An unusual case of exertional dyspnea: atrial myxoma on point of care ultrasound. CJEM 2017; doi: 10.1017/cem.2017.351.
  2. Olszynski P, Kim D, Chenkin J, Rang L. The core emergency ultrasound curriculum project: a report from the Curriculum Working Group of the CAEP Emergency Ultrasound Committee. CJEM 2017; doi: 10.1017/cem.2017.44.
  3. Murphy DL, Oberfoell SH, Trent SA, French AJ, Kim DJ, Richards DB. Validation of a low-cost optic nerve sheath ultrasound phantom: an educational tool. J Med Ultrasound 2017; doi: 10.1016/j.jmu.2017.01.003.
  4. Stringer CEA, Ahn JS, Kim DJ. Asteroid hyalosis: a mimic of vitreous hemorrhage on point of care ultrasound. CJEM 2017; 19(4): 317-20.
  5. Francispragasam M, Yoo JH, Lam TV, Kim DJ. Diagnosis of a pericardial effusion with a thoracic aortic aneurysm by point-of-care ultrasound. CJEM 2017; 19(1): 71-4.
  6. Atkinson P, Bowra J, Milne J, Lewis D, Lambert M, Jarman B, Noble VE, Lamprecht H, Harris T, Connolly J, Members of IFEM Sonography in Hypotension and Cardiac Arrest Working Group (Gaspari R, Kessler R, Raio C, Sierzenski P, Hoffmann B, Pham C, Woo M, Olszynski P, Henneberry R, Frenkel O, Chenkin J, Hall G, Rang L, Valois M, Wurster C, Tutschka M, Arntfield R, Fischer J, Tessaro M, Bomann JS, Goudie A, Blecher G, Salter A, Rose M, Bystrzycki A, Dass S, Doran O, Large O, Poncia H, Murray A, Sadewasser J, Breitkreutz R, Toh HC, Cevik AA, Hu AS, Melniker L). International Federation for Emergency Medicine consensus statement: sonography in hypotension and cardiac arrest (SHoC): an international consensus on the use of point of care ultrasound for undifferentiated hypotension and during cardiac arrest. CJEM 2016; doi: 10.1017/cem.2016.394.
  7. 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; 51(6): 684-90.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Lee WW, Kim DJ. Migrating sternal rod: ultrasound identification of an unusual soft tissue foreign body. J Emerg Med 2014; 46(4): e117-20.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. Kim DJ, Kendall JL. Fournier’s gangrene and its characteristic ultrasound findings. J Emerg Med 2013; 44(1): e99-101.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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. Docherty G, Francispragasam M, Silver B, Prager R, Maberley D, Lee D, Kim DJ. Test characteristics of point of care ultrasound for the diagnosis of retinal detachment in the emergency department. Poster presentation at the CAEP 2017 Annual Conference, Whistler, BC, June 4, 2017.
  2. Prager R, Sedgwick C, Lund A, Stachura M, Kim D, Ho B, Gutman S. Point of care ultrasound at a remote multi-day mass gathering: a prospective case series. Oral presentation at the World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine (WADEM) Congress on Disaster and Emergency Medicine 2017, Toronto, ON, April 28, 2017.
  3. Olszynski P, Kim D, Chenkin J, Rang, L. The core emergency ultrasound curriculum project – 1st report from the Curriculum Working Group of the CAEP Emergency Ultrasound Committee. Oral presentation at SaskSono17, 2nd Annual Clinical Ultrasonography Conference, Saskatoon, SK, April 8, 2017.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.