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  • Each fellow is required to complete or show adequate progress on a research project during their year of fellowship as a requirement for graduation.
     
  • The faculty are actively involved in and looking for future research projects, especially ones where a fellow can step in and complete work to publish in a year.
     

Past and Current Research Projects

A Prospective Study of Baseline and Post-concussion Oculomotor Videonystagmography (VNG) in Athletes
• IRB approved Spring 2013 study to start Summer of 2013

Vitamin D Levels in the Student Athlete, Can Identification and Treatment Help Prevent Stress Fractures
• Currently ongoing study, started Fall of 2012

Electrocardiographic Screening in NCAA athletes:  A Multicenter Feasibility Trial in Division I Programs
• 10 NCAA Division 1 programs evaluated and compared the accuracy of cardiovascular screening in NCAA athletes using a standardized history, physical exam(PE) and electrocardiogram
• Study oversight University of Washington
• Preliminary results to be presented AMSSM Annual Meeting, San Diego April 2011

Diagnosis of fractures in the Emergency Department using ultrasound Project looking at the utility of bedside ultrasound to evaluate for long bone fractures in the Emergency Department
• Currently working on submission to IRB (Institutional Review Board) Chief Investigators: Anna Waterbrook Co-investigators:  Albert Fiorello, Charlene Shaughnessy, Angela McKellar, and Carrie Adrion

Exercise Induced Bronchospasm
• Funded in part with a grant from GlaxoSmithKline
• This is an ongoing research project which has lead to 2 presentations at the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine National Conference
• The initial hypothesis was that:  Exercise Induced Bronchospasm at the NCAA division I collegiate level is overdiagnosed, while poorly controlled asthma resulting in exercise-related symptoms in this same population may be underdiagnosed.
• Chief Investigators:  D Millward, S Paul, M Brown.
• The first presented part of this project, the pilot study:  “The Diagnosis of Asthma and Exercise Induced Bronchospasm in Division I Athletes”; compared Eucapnic Voluntary Hyperventilation among athletes self identified as having exercise induced bronchospasm or asthma and to secondarily assess for inadequately controlled asthma by the use of exhaled nitrous oxide. Principle Investigators;  J Hagan, D Millward, S Paul, M Brown, E Olvey, R Cohen, D Porter, M Stilson
• The second presented part of this research:  “The Usefulness of Using Exhaled Nitric Oxide in Predicting Exercise-Induced Bronchoconstriction in the Division I College Athlete” Looked at whether measured exhaled nitric oxide can predict exercise-induced bronchoconstriction in the Division 1 college athlete?
• Chief Investigators:  JP Hansen, D Millward, S Paul, M Brown, E Olvey, R Cohen, D Porter
• The research is ongoing with expansion of the population being studied.  We are attempting to increase the ‘n’ of our study in regards to the exhaled nitrous oxide and eucapnic voluntary hyperventilation testing

The effect of Breath Builder TM on Various Lung Functions and Musical Performance Abilities of Clarinet Players
• This is looking at whether a breath-enhancing device can increase measured lung function and performance in clarinetists. Chief Investigators:  W Mazon, S Paul, D Millward

Abstracts

• Jannicky, E; Shah, A; Adhikari, S; Stolz, U; Gross, A, Waterbrook A. SonographicInferior vena cava measurements to assess hydration status in football athletes during preseason camp; AMSSM National Conference; San Diego, California April 2013.
• Shah, A; Jannicky, E; Adhikari, S; Stolz, U; Gross, A, Waterbrook A. Sonographic Inferior vena cava measurements to assess hydration status in football athletes during preseason camp; SAEM National Conference; Atlanta, Georgia May 2013.
• Millward D, Hansen J, Paul S, Brown M, Olvey E, Cohen R, Porter D, Stilson M.  The Usefulness of Using Exhaled Nitric Oxide in Predicting Exercise-Induced Bronchoconstriction in the Division 1 College Athlete.  Clin J Sport Med. 2009 Mar; 19(2):157.
• Hagan J, Millward D, Paul S, Brown M, Olvey E, Cohen R, Porter D, Stilson M. .  “The diagnosis of asthma and exercise induced bronchospasm in division I athletes,” Clin J Sport Med.  2008 Mar: 18 (2): 186.
• Clarke CE, Paul S, Stilson, M, Senf, J.  “Sickle Cell Trait Preparticipation Screening Practices of Collegiate Physicians”, Clin J Sport Med. 2006 Sept: 16 (5): 440.

Presentations

• Jannicky, E; Shah, A; Adhikari, S; Stolz, U; Gross, A, Waterbrook A. SonographicInferior vena cava measurements to assess hydration status in football athletes during preseason camp; AMSSM National Conference; San Diego, California April 2013.
• Shah, A; Jannicky, E; Adhikari, S; Stolz, U; Gross, A, Waterbrook A. Sonographic Inferior vena cava measurements to assess hydration status in football athletes during preseason camp; SAEM National Conference; Atlanta, Georgia May 2013.
• Paul S. annual presentation to AMSSM Fellowship Forum on progress of the InTraining Exam, 2007-present
• Paul S.  Moderator AMSSM Case Presentations Annual Meeting 2012
• Millward D.  Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization in MLB Pitchers.  Big Sky Sports Medicine Conference 2012
• Helming B. Presented “Fatigue in the College Student” at the American College Health Association Annual Meeting, June 2011
• Paul S. Panelist AMSSM Case Presentations Annual Meeting 2011
• Millward D.  The Diagnosis of Exercise Induced Bronchospasm and Asthma in College Athletes.  Big Sky Sports Medicine Conference 2010
• Paul S. Presented to AMSSM Fellowship Forum “Talk Sharing” April 2009
• Millward D.  Investigation of an Outbreak of Gastroenteritis in a Division I Football Team.  Big Sky Sports Medicine Conference 2008

Publications

• Drezner JA, Ackerman MJ, Anderson J, Ashley E, Asplund CA, Baggish AL, Borjesson  M, Cannon BC, Corrado D, DiFiori JP, Fischbach P, Froelicher V, Harmon KG, Heidbuchel H, Marek J, Owens DS, Paul S, Pelliccia A, Prutkin JM, Salerno JC, Schmied CM, Sharma S, Stein R, Vette VL, Wilson MG. Electrographic interpretation in athletes: the ‘Seattle Criteria.’ Br J Sports Med 2013;47:122-124 doi:10.1136/bjsports-2012-092067.

• Drezner JA, Fischback P, Froelicher V, Pelliccia A, Prutkin JM, Schmied CM, Sharma S, Wilson MG , Ackerman MJ, Anderson J, Ashley E, Asplund CA, Baggish AL, Borjesson M, Cannon BC, Corrado D, DiFiori JP, Harmon KG, Heidbuchel H, Owens DS, Paul S, Salerno JC, Stein R, Vetter VL. Normal electrographic findings: recognizing physiological adaptations in athletes.  Br J Sports Med 2013;47:125-136 doi:10.1136/bjsports-2012-092068.

• Drezner JA, Ashley E, Baggish AL, Borjesson M, Corrado D, Owens DS, Patel A, Pelliccia A, Vetter VL, Ackerman MJ, Anderson J, Asplund CA, Cannon BC, DiFiori JP, Fischback P, Froelicher V, Harmon KG, Heidbuchel H, Marek J, Paul S, Prutkin JM, Salerno JC, Schmied CM, Sharma S, Stein R, Wilson MG. Abnormal electrographic findings in athletes: recognising changes suggestive of cardiomyopathy. Br J Sports Med 2013;47:137-152 doi:10.1136/bjsports-2012-
092069.

• Drezner JA, Ackerman MJ, Cannon BC, Corrado D, Heidbuchel H, Prutkin JM, Salerno  JC, Anderson J, Ashley E, Asplund CA, Baggish AL, Borjesson M, DiFiori JP, Fischbach P, Froelicher V, Harmon KG, Marek J, Owens DS, Paul S, Pelliccia A, Schmied CM, Sharma S, Stein R, Vetter VL, Wilson MG. Abnormal electrocardiographic findings in athletes: recognising changes suggestive of primary electrical disease Br J Sports Med 2013;47:153-167 doi:10.1136/bjsports-
2012-092070.

Waterbrook, AL; Hiller K; Hays DP; Berkman M. Do topical antibiotics help prevent infection in minor traumatic uncomplicated soft tissue wounds? Annals of Emergency Medicine; 61(1): 86-8; epub September 2012, journal pub Jan. 2013.

Waterbrook AL; Adhikari, S; Stolz, U; Adrion, C; Diagnosis of Long Bone Fractures in the Emergency Department Using Bedside Ultrasound.  Submitted Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine Mar 2013.

Paul SR, Tennison M. Triangular Fibrocartilage complex injuries: early diagnosis and proper management.  Athletic Training & Sports Health Care. 201: 3(6): 252-254.

Waterbrook AL, Paul S.  Intra-articular lidocaine injection for shoulder reductions: a clinical review.  Sports Health 2011; 3(6):556-559.

Waterbrook AL, Southall JC, Strout T, Baumann MR, “The interest, knowledge and usage of complementary and alternative medicine in ED patients and physicians,” Journal of Emergency Medicine, accepted for publication 1/25/08.

Millward DT, Tanner LG, Brown MA. Treatment options for the management of exercise-induced asthma and bronchoconstriction. Phys Sports Med 38(4) Dec 2010.

Millward D, Paul S, Brown M, Porter D, Stilson M, Cohen R, Olvey E, Hagan J.  The diagnosis of asthma and exercise-induced bronchospasm in division I athletes.  Clin J Sport Med. 2009 Nov;19(6):482-6.

Waterbrook, AL, Germann CA, Southall JC, “Is epinephrine harmful when used anesthetics for digital nerve blocks?” Annals of Emergency Medicine, October 2007.

Anna Waterbrook, member of the section of sports medicine and a contributor to the American College of emergency Physicians (ACEP) on line topics: http://www.acep.org/practres.aspx?LinkIdentifier=id&id=47834&libID=47862....
 

Books, Book Chapters

Waterbrook, A; Kostura, M. Paget’s Disease. 5-Minute Emergency Medicine Consult, 5th edition; Editors Schaider, J; Hayden, S; Wolfe, R; Barkin, R; Barkin, A; Philip Shayne, P; Rosen, P. Lippincott. Accepted  Feb 2013, pending publication.

Waterbrook A; Holman, N. Sports related dysrhythmias and sudden cardiac death . Top Pediatric Clinical Problems. Editors Woolridge, D. Accepted March 2012; pending publication.

Paul S, Rand S,  Stovak M, Hilgers M (eds) AMSSM Sports Medicine Study Guide. Healthy Living. April 2012.

Paul S, McNulty H, Waterbrook A. TFCC (triangular fibrocartilage complex) tears in Bracker MD, Achar SA, Pana AL, Taylor KS (eds) The 5-Minute Sports Medicine Consult.  Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2011.

McNulty H, Paul S, Waterbrook A. Subconjunctival hemorrhage in Bracker MD, Achar SA, Pana AL, Taylor KS (eds)The 5-Minute Sports Medicine Consult.  Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2011.

 

NEWS: 
 

  • Stephen Paul, Director is the Program Planning Chair for AMSSM Annual Meeting in New Orleans 2014.
     
  • The New football facility with strength and conditioning center, medical treatment facilities and more services for fans will open for 2013 Football Season.
     
  • Bruce Helming will be medical director for the USAT Collegiate Triathlon National Championships in Tempe, Arizona, April 2013.
     
  • Stephen Paul, director participated in the Seattle Criteria (an international group of experts in sports cardiology and sports medicine) which met February 2012, to define new standards for ECG interpretation in athletes. 
     
  • Stephen Paul, Director was lead author in the AMSSM’s first publication:  AMSSM Sports Medicine CAQ Study Guide, published April 2012.
     
  • Bruce Helming volunteers at US Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista and covers the USA BMX Olympic Trials June 2012.
     
  • October 2009 UASMF just received re-accreditation for 5 years without any citations!

 

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