PEM POCUS Research

Nov 2017 - Present Co-Investigator. “Sonographic change in optic nerve sheath diameter and optic disc elevation as predictors of ventriculoperitoneal shunt obstruction in children”. The Hospital for Sick Children. Toronto, ON, Canada. Davis A, Tessaro MO, Gauthey M, Kulkarni A
Oct 2017 – Present Project Investigator. “A novel training simulator for portable ultrasound identification of incorrect newborn endotracheal tube placement”. The Hospital for Sick Children. Toronto, ON, Canada. Tessaro MO, Merali H, Morris S
Dec 2016 - Present Co-Investigator. “Climbing the learning curve – teaching the paediatric emergency physician how to interpret point-of-care ultrasound images”. The Hospital for Sick Children. Toronto, ON, Canada. Kwan C, Tessaro MO, Fischer JW, Boutis K
Nov 2016 - Present Project Investigator. “Variation in practice and resource utilization in the assessment of neck masses in the pediatric emergency department”. The Hospital for Sick Children. Toronto, ON, Canada. Tessaro MO, Hosang M, Fischer JW, Kwan CW, Friedman ND
Nov 2016 - Present Project Investigator. “Retrospective analysis of appropriate use and diagnostic accuracy of PEM POCUS to detect surgical abdominal pathology”. The Hospital for Sick Children. Toronto, ON, Canada. Tessaro MO, Fathi K
Nov 2016 - Present Project Investigator. “Comparing resource use in evaluation of scrotal complaints with or without point-of-care ultrasound in the pediatric emergency department: a pilot study”. The Hospital for Sick Children. Toronto, ON, Canada. Tessaro MO, Pancer Z, Friedman ND
Jul 2016 - Present Project Investigator. “Retrospective analysis of PEM POCUS to detect optic disc elevation from increased intracranial pressure”. The Hospital for Sick Children. Toronto, ON, Canada. Tessaro MO, Davis A, Al-Sani F, Friedman ND
Jul 2016 - Present Project Investigator. “Comparing resource use in diagnosis of pneumonia with POCUS vs. chest X-ray in pediatric emergency department: a pilot study”. The Hospital for Sick Children. Toronto, ON, Canada. Tessaro MO, Harel-Sterling M
Jun 2016 - Present Project Investigator. “Reliability and feasibility of optic nerve POCUS in patients with ventriculoperitoneal shunts”. The Hospital for Sick Children. Toronto, ON, Canada. Tessaro MO, Kulkarni A, Davis A, Willan A, Kwan C, Fischer JW, McLean L, Gauthey M
Jun 2016 - Present Co-Investigator. “Novel method for rapid fracture analgesia in the emergency department Hematoma Block ultrasound guided study: The HUGS Pilot”. The Hospital for Sick Children. Toronto, ON, Canada. Fischer JW, Bhatt M, Tessaro MO, Ben-Yakov M
Aug 2016 - Present Co-Investigator. “Papilledema: Ultrasonography, photography and lumbar puncture study”. The Hospital for Sick Children. Toronto, ON, Canada. Wong A, Brzezinski J, Tessaro MO, Wan M

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Journal Articles

  1. Friedman N, Tseng F, Savic R, Savic R, Diallo M, Fathi K, Mclean L, Tessaro MO. Reliability of neck mass point-of-care ultrasound by pediatric emergency physicians. 2019. J Ultrasound Med. doi:10.1002/jum.14993

  2. Seguin J, Berant R, Tessaro MO. Ocular point-of-care ultrasound in the pediatric emergency department: a case series. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2019 Mar; 35(3):e53-e58. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000001762CA

  3. Harel-Sterling M, Diallo M, Santhirakumaran S, Maxim T, Tessaro MO. Emergency department resource use in pediatric pneumonia: point-of-care lung ultrasonography versus chest radiography. J Ultrasound Med. 2019 Feb; 38(2):407-414. doi: 10.1002/jum.14703. Epub 2018 Jul 19

  4. Garcia A, Asad I, Tessaro MO, Sivitz A, Rowe E, Leung S, Shaahinfar A, Osborn K. A multi-institutional case series with review of point-of-care ultrasound to diagnose malrotation and midgut volvulus in the pediatric emergency department. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2019 Jan 29. doi: 10.1097/PEC. 0000000000001737. [Epub ahead of print]..

  5. Lam S, Sivitz a, Alade K, et al. Comparison of ultrasound guidance versus clinical assessment alone on management of pediatric skin and soft tissue infections. J Emerg Med. 2018. Nov; 55(5):693-701. doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2018.07.010. Epub 2018 Aug 28.

  6. Tessaro MO, Salant E, Arroyo A, Haines L, Dickman E. Tracheal rapid ultrasound saline test (T.R.U.S.T.) for confirming correct endotracheal tube depth in children. Resuscitation. 2015 Apr. 89: 8-12. Impact Factor 4.167. PA

  7. Chou EH, Dickman E, Tsou PY, Tessaro MO, Tsai YM, Ma MH, Lee CC, Marshall J. Ultrasonography for confirmation of endotracheal tube placement: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Resuscitation. 2015 Feb 21. 90:97-103. Impact Factor 4.167. CA

Conference Abstracts

  1. Friedman ND, Tseng F, Savic R, Diallo M, Fathi K, Mclean L, Tessaro MO. Accuracy and impact of diagnostic neck masses by point-of-care ultrasound in the pediatric emergency medicine department. American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine Convention (AIUM). 2018. New York City, NY, USA. 2018 Mar 24-28. SRA

  2. Gauthey M, Tessaro MO. Reliability and feasibility of optic nerve point-of-care ultrasound. Abstract. 5th World Congress Ultrasound in Medical Education (WCUME). 2017. Montreal, QC, Canada. 2017. Oct 12-15. SRA

  3. Tessaro MO, Harel-Sterling M. Comparing resource use in diagnosis of pneumonia with point-of-care ultrasound vs. chest x-ray in the pediatric emergency department. SickKids Trainee Research Day. May 17, 2017. Toronto, ON, Canada. SRA

  4. Tessaro MO, Harel-Sterling M. Comparing resource use in diagnosis of pneumonia with point-of-care ultrasound vs. chest x-ray in the pediatric emergency department. Pediatric Academic Societies 2017 Meeting (PAS). San Francisco, CA, USA. 2017. May 7. SRA

  5. Tessaro MO, Salant EP, Arroyo AC, Haines LE, Dickman E. Tracheal rapid ultrasound saline test (trust for endotracheal tube depth in children. Academic Emergency Medicine. Conference: 2014 Annual Meeting of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, 2014. (SAEM) Dallas, TX, USA. 2014. 21 (5 SUPPL. 1): S325. PA

Letters to Editor

  1. Tessaro MO, Salant EP, Haines LE, Arroyo AC, Dickman E. Reply to Letter: Confirmation of the depth of the endotracheal tube: where should the cuff be? Resuscitation. 2015 Mar: 88; e9. Published online Jan 5, 2015. Impact Factor: 4.167. PA