Clinical Pathways Publications

Corwin, D., Propert, K., Zorc, J., Zonfrillo, M., & Wiebe, D. (2018). Use of the vestibular and oculomotor examination for concussion in a pediatric emergency department. American Journal of Emergency Medicine. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2018.09.008

Phillips, C., Bailer, J., Foster, E., Dogan, P., Flaherty, P., Baniewicz, D., Smith, E., Reilly, A., & Freedman, J. (2018). Implementation of an Automated Pediatric Malnutrition Screen Using Anthropometric Measurements in the Electronic Health Record. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. doi: 10.1016/j.jand.2018.07.014

Abaya, R., Delgado, E., Scarfone, R., Reardon, A.M., Rodio, B., Simpkins, D., Mehta, V., Hayes, K. & Zorc, J. (2018). Improving efficiency of pediatric emergency asthma treatment by using metered dose inhaler. Journal of Asthma. doi: 10.1080/02770903.2018.1514629

Lee, J., Rodio, B., Lavelle, J., Lewis, M., English, R., Hadley, S., Molnar, J., Jacobstein, C., Cianferoni, A., Spergel, J., Zielinski, L., Tsarouhas, N., & Brown-Whitehorn, T (2018). Improving Anaphylaxis Care: the Impact of a Clinical Pathway. Pediatrics. doi: 10.1542/peds.2017-1616

Ellison, A., Smith-Whitely, K. Kittick, M., Schast, A., Norris, C., Hartung, H., McKnight, T., Coyne, E. Lavelle, J. (2018).A Standardized Clinical Process to Decrease Hospital Admissions Among Febrile Children with Sickle Cell Disease. Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.

English, R., Mehta, V., Powell, M., Riede, L., & Schast, A. (2017). Building a Clinical Quality Improvement Program. Current Treatment Options in Pediatrics. doi: 10.1007/s40746-017-0102-z

Scarfone, R., Murray, A., Gala, P., & Balamuth, F. (2017). Lumbar Puncture for All Febrile Infants 29-56 Days Old: A Retrospective Cohort Reassessment Study. The Journal of Pediatrics, ePub ahead of print. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2017.04.003

Muhly, W., McCloskey, J., Feldman, J., Dezayas, B., Blum, M., Kraus, B., Mehta, V., Singh, D., Keren, R., Flynn, J. (2017). Sustained improvement in intraoperative efficiency following implementation of a dedicated surgical team for pediatric spine fusion surgery. Perioperative Care and Operating Room Management, 7: 12-17. doi:

Schilling, S., Deutsch, S., Gieseker, R., Molnar, J., Lavelle, J., & Scribano, P. (2017). Improving HIV post-exposure prophylaxis rates after pediatric acute sexual assault. Child Abuse & Neglect, 69, 106-115. doi:

Srinivasan, V., Seiple, S., Nagle, M., Falk, S., Kubis, S., Lee, H., Sisko, M., Mascarenhas, M., Irving, S. (2017). Improving the Performance of Anthropometry Measurements in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Pediatr Qual Saf. 2:e022. doi: 10.1097/pq9.0000000000000022

Balamuth, F., Alpern, E., Funari, M.K., Hayes, K., Schast, A.P., Lavelle, J., Weiss, S., Fitzgerald, J., & Zorc, J. (2017). Improving Recognition of Pediatric Severe Sepsis in the Emergency Department: Contributions of a Vital Sign Based Electronic Alert and Bedside Clinician Identification. Annals of Emergency Medicine. doi:

Han, M., Fitzgerald, J.C., Balamuth, F., Keele, L., Alpern, E., Lavelle, J., Chilutti, M., Grundmeier, R., Nadkami, V.M., Thomas, N.J., Weiss, S. (2017). Association of Delayed Antimicrobial Therapy with One-Year Mortality in Pediatric Sepsis. Shock. doi: 10.1097/SHK.0000000000000833.

Marchese, R., Schwartz, E., Heuer, G., Lavelle, J., Huh, J., Bell, L., Luan, X., Zorc, J. (2017). Reducing radiation in children presenting to the ED with suspected ventricular shunt complication. Pediatrics, 139(5); e20162431. DOI: 10.1542/peds.2016-2431

Murray, A. L., Alpern, E., Lavelle, J., & Mollen, C. (2017). Clinical Pathway Effectiveness: Febrile Young Infant Clinical Pathway in a Pediatric Emergency Department. Pediatric Emergency Care. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000000960

Balamuth F, Weiss SL, Fitzgerald JC, Hayes K, Centkowski S, Chilutti M, Grundmeier RW, Lavelle J, Alpern ER. (2016). Protocolized Treatment Is Associated With Decreased Organ Dysfunction in Pediatric Severe Sepsis. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 17(9):817-22. doi: 10.1097/PCC.0000000000000858.

Lavelle, J.M., Blackstone, M.M., Funari, M.K., Roper, C., Lopez, P., Schast, A., Taylor, A.M., Botos, C., Henien, M., & Shaw, K.N. (2016). Two-Step Process for ED UTI Screening in Febrile Young Children: Reducing Urethral Catheterization Rates. Pediatrics, 138(1): e20153023. 10.1542/peds.2015-3023.

Muhly, W.T., Sankar, W.N., Ryan, K., Norton, A., Maxwell, A.G., DiMaggio, T., Farrell, S., Hughes, R., Gornitzky, A., Keren, R., McCloskey, J. & Flynn, J.M. (2016).Rapid Recovery Pathway Following Spinal Fusion for Idiopathic Scoliosis: A Quality Report. Pediatrics, 137(4): e20151568.

Williams, R. P., Banwell, B., Berg, R. A., Dlugos, D. J., Donnelly, M., Ichord, R., Kessler, S.K., Lavelle, J., Massey, S.L., Hewlett, J., Parker, A., Topjian, A.A., & Abend, N.S. (2016). Impact of an ICU EEG monitoring pathway on timeliness of therapeutic intervention and electrographic seizure termination. Epilepsia. doi: 10.1111/epi.13354.

Fiks, A.G., Luan, X., & Mayne, S.L. (2016). Improving HPV Vaccination Rates Using Maintenance-of-Certification Requirements. Pediatrics, 137(3), 1-11; doi: 10.1542/peds.2015-0675.

Cielo, C. M., Montalva, F. M., & Taylor, J. A. (2016). Craniofacial disorders associated with airway obstruction in the neonate. Seminars in fetal & neonatal medicine, 21(4), 254-62. doi: 10.1016/j.siny.2016.03.001

Cielo, C. M., Taylor, J. A., Vossough, A., Radcliffe, J., Thomas, A., Bradford, R., Lioy, J., Tapia, I. E., Assadsangabi, R., Shults, J., & Marcus, C. L. (2016). Evolution of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Infants with Cleft Palate and Micrognathia. Journal of clinical sleep medicine. JCSM: official publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, 12(7), 979-87. doi:10.5664/jcsm.5930

Glatz, A.C., Keashen, R., Chang, J., Balsama, L.A., Dori, Y., Gillespie, M.J., Giglia, T.M., Raffini, L., & Rome J.J. (2015). Outcomes using a clinical practice pathway for the management of pulse loss following pediatric cardiac catheterization. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions 85:111-117. doi: 10.1002/ccd.25686.

Lavelle, J., Schast, A., & Keren. R. (2015).Standardizing Care Processes and Improving Quality using Pathways and Continuous Quality Improvement. Current Treatment Options in Pediatrics, 1(4), 347-358. doi: 10.1007/s40746-015-0026-4.

Ziemba, JB, Canning, DA, Lavelle, J, Kalmus, A, & Tasian, GE. (2015). Patient and Institutional Characteristics Associated with Initial CT Use for Children Presenting to the Emergency Department with Kidney Stones. J. Urol, 1848-53.