DIVISION OF CRITICAL CARE

Research Resources

Here are a few research projects that have been done 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)


Here are a few publications that have been done 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.

Topical L-arginine but not nitric oxide donor, restores cerebrovascular reactivity to hypercapnia by nitric oxide donor after controlled cortical impact in a rat model of traumatic brain injury. Journal of Neurosurgery. 1997