Overview

The goal of my research is to optimize treatment for critically ill children presenting to the pediatric emergency department. One of my research interests is in the area of sepsis, a medical emergency caused by a severe infection. Children presenting with serious infection to the emergency department need early recognition and targeted management. Fluid therapy is the initial treatment of sepsis and my current work looks at which fluid type is the most effective and safest to use in children.

Publications

Use of a standardized asthma severity score to determine emergency department disposition for paediatric asthma: A cohort study
Paediatrics and Child Health (Canada)
Judge, P. and Tabeshi, R. and Yao, R.J. and Meckler, G. and Doan, Q.
DOI: 10.1093/pch/pxy125
2019

Congenital Heart Disease In Pediatric Patients: Recognizing The Undiagnosed And Managing Complications In The Emergency Department
Pediatric emergency medicine practice
Judge, P. and Meckler Mshs, G.
2016

Research

Pragmatic Pediatric Trial of Balanced Versus Normal Saline Fluid in Sepsis (PRoMPT BOLUS)
I will be the primary investigator at BCCH for a Pediatric Emergency Research Canada (PERC) multicenter randomized controlled trial in the BCCH ED and PICU. This is a CIHR-funded clinical trial. The study question is, in children presenting to the ED in septic shock, does resuscitation with balanced fluids result in improved clinical outcomes compared to resuscitation with normal saline?

Grants

CIHR: Pragmatic Pediatric Trial of Balanced Versus Normal Saline Fluid in Sepsis (PRoMPT BOLUS). $1,503,226.