Children and youth frequently present to the emergency department with injuries. Despite being a common reason to seek medical attention, optimal management strategies to minimize discomfort and pain are not fully understood yet. My research aims to better understand bone injuries in children, and improve the quality of pain management and sedation that is received in the emergency department while being treated for the injury.


Bone Fractures in Children: Is There an Association with Obesity?
The Journal of Pediatrics
Vikram Sabhaney and Kathy Boutis and Gaby Yang and Lorena Barra and Reetika Tripathi and Tinh Trung Tran and Quynh Doan
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2014.04.006

Accuracy of the Weight-for-age Index in Identifying Obese Children in the Emergency Setting
Journal of Research in Obesity
Reetika Tripathi and Quynh Doan and Vikram Sabhaney and Kathy Boutis
DOI: 10.5171/2014.558641

Commentaries on ‘Procalcitonin to initiate or discontinue antibiotics in acute respiratory tract infections’ with a response from the review authors
Evidence-Based Child Health: A Cochrane Review Journal
Vikram Sabhaney and Paul Enarson and Adam D. Irwin and Enitan D. Carrol and Philipp Schuetz and Matthias Briel and Heiner C. Bucher and Beat Mueller and for the Procalcitonin-stewardship study group
DOI: 10.1002/ebch.1928

La prise en charge des morsures de chien chez les enfants.
Canadian family physician Medecin de famille canadien
Sabhaney V and Goldman RD

Child health update. Management of dog bites in children.
Canadian family physician Medecin de famille canadien
Sabhaney V and Goldman RD
PubMed: 23064918

The Role of Physician Assistants in a Pediatric Emergency Department
Pediatric Emergency Care
Quynh Doan and Vikram Sabhaney and Niranjan Kissoon and David Johnson and Sam Sheps and Joel Singer
DOI: 10.1097/pec.0b013e3182627ce5

Assessment of Ondansetron-Associated Hypokalemia in Pediatric Oncology Patients
ISRN Oncology
Elsa Fiedrich and Vikram Sabhaney and Justin Lui and Maury Pinsk
DOI: 10.5402/2012/798239

A systematic review: The role and impact of the physician assistant in the emergency department
Emergency Medicine Australasia
Quynh Doan and Vikram Sabhaney and Niranjan Kissoon and Sam Sheps and Joel Singer
DOI: 10.1111/j.1742-6723.2010.01368.x

Reperfusion hemorrhage is a marker for the severity of tissue injury in patients with acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction
Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
Andreas Kumar and Vikram Sabhaney and Stephan Poeschko and Jeanette Schulz-Menger and Rainer Dietz and Matthias G Friedrich
DOI: 10.1186/1532-429x-12-s1-m2


Current Projects
Procedural Sedation RCT: prospective RCT of Propofol + Ketamine (Ketofol) vs Propofol + Fentanyl (Fentofol) for reduction of long-bone fractures. Recruiting any long bone fracture age 3-17 requiring procedural sedation for reduction.


2011 - 2012 "Effect of Body Mass Index on the Risk of Fractures in Children" $3,850.00 from BC Children's Hospital Research Institute iACT

2011 "Effect of Body Mass Index on the Risk of Fractures in Children" $1,000 from BCCH Emergency Department

Honours & Awards

2008 Emergency Physicians Society of Edmonton Booker Award, University of Alberta – recipient for highest performance during emergency medicine rotation.

2013 Child and Family Research Institute Trainee Research Award – recipient for outstanding achievement by a clinical subspecialty resident or fellow.

2011-2012 BC Children’s Hospital PEM Fellowship Teacher of the Year Award

Research Group Members

Mairead Cavinaw, Directed Studies Student, Research Assistant
Aava Param, Medical Student Research Assistant