Emergency Care Research Section

The Emergency Care Research Section is dedicated to fulfilling the research mission of the Department of Emergency Medicine and Washington University School of Medicine by performing high quality Emergency Care Research. Our current section members have a vast array of interests from basic science to policy-based research. Several current members have successfully competed for federal funding agencies such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and several have gained support from private funding agencies such as the Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF) and the American Geriatric Society (AGS). Our long-term goal is to perform high quality acute care research that contributes towards the advancement of Emergency Medicine.

Academic Productivity

For the time period of 2008-2012, there were approximately 97 unique peer-reviewed publications authored by Emergency Medicine faculty members (articles, conferences papers, reviews and short surveys). The publications were published in over 40 different journals representing a wide variety of subject areas such as sepsis, cardiac arrest, acute stroke protocols, cerebrovascular disorders, electron microscopy, evidence-based medicine, transient ischemic attack, hematoma, congestive heart failure, lactate clearance, mixed venous oxygen saturation, quantitative resuscitation, ortho-geriatric care, delirium, drug toxicity, accidental falls, quality metrics, psychogenic non-epileptic seizures, carotid endarterectomy, to name a few. Co-authors were from affiliations such as Harvard Medical School, McMaster University, Northwestern University, University of Pittsburgh, Cleveland Clinic, New York University School of Medicine, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, and others.

Impact on the Field

The 97 unique peer-reviewed publications authored by Emergency Medicine faculty members 2008-2012, have been cited 632 times as of May 2013. The citing publications were published in over 150 unique journal titles in 12 languages (English, German, French, Chinese, Spanish, Polish, Turkish, Bulgarian, Croatian, Italian, Portuguese and Russian), and authored by authors from over 50 different countries. The second generation citation count is approximately 1,750.