Emergency Medicine Research

The Department of Emergency Medicine is committed to advancing knowledge of best practices and advanced techniques to manage conditions in the emergency department. Researchers in the emergency department have been carrying out highly complex studies and are in the pursuit for new treatments and methods. Learn more about our current and past projects below:

Automated versus Manual Assessment of B-Lines for Diagnosing Pulmonary Edema with Ultrasound

B-lines are ultrasound artifacts suggestive of pulmonary edema. These have been demonstrated to be more accurate than history, physical examination, laboratory testing, and chest radiography. This study led by Dr. Michael Gottlieb and grant-funded through the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine Academy of Emergency Ultrasound will evaluate the accuracy and application of artificial intelligence to enhance B line identification.

PI: Michael Gottlieb

National Survey of POCUS Scholarly Tracks

Scholarly tracks are specialized training initiatives in residency programs to provide focused skills in a specific arena. There is no data to date on POCUS scholarly tracks in Emergency Medicine. This study co-led by Dr. Michael Gottlieb and Dr. Stephen Alerhand will determine the incidence, characteristics, and outcomes of POCUS scholarly tracks.

PI: Michael Gottlieb

Ultrasound During Cardiac Arrest

Ultrasound has been utilized in cardiac arrest to identify intervenable causes and prognosticate outcomes. However, the preferred imaging approach has not been well-studied. As part of a multi-institutional study, we evaluated the preferred approach to cardiac ultrasound in arrest patients.

PI: Michael Gottlieb

Network for Emergency Care Clinical Trials: Strategies to Innovate EmeRgENcy Care Clinical Trials Network (SIREN)

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to invite applications for Clinical Centers (Hubs) in Strategies to Innovate EmeRgENcy Care Clinical Trials Network (SIREN). SIREN will enable conduct of high-quality, multi-site clinical trials to improve the outcomes for patients with neurologic, cardiac, respiratory, and hematologic, and trauma emergency events. SIREN will consist of one Clinical Coordinating Center (CCC), one Data Coordinating Center (DCC) and up to 10 clinical centers (Hubs). A Hub will typically be an academic center or tertiary referral center which will actively enroll patients into every clinical trial performed in SIREN, regardless of disease focus. A Hub will additionally provide scientific leadership and administrative oversight to its multiple satellite sites (“Spokes”). Together the Hub and Spokes will provide access to a large and varying patient population for clinical trials. SIREN will implement a total of at least four large (>1,000 patient) simple, pragmatic clinical trials in the emergency department and pre- hospital settings. The clinical trials will be meritorious, peer–reviewed projects which will be awarded under separate funding announcements.

PI: Yanina Purim-Shem-Tov


Contact Us

We welcome all inquiries regarding our research and collaborations to our Research Coordinator at pamela_manning@rush.edu.