Overview

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.

Publications

Test characteristics of ultrasound for the diagnosis of peritonsillar abscess: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Academic Emergency Medicine
Kim, D.J. and Burton, J.E. and Hammad, A. and Sabhaney, V. and Freder, J. and Bone, J.N. and Ahn, J.S.
DOI: 10.1111/acem.14660
2023

Optimal Dose of Intranasal Dexmedetomidine for Laceration Repair in Children: A Phase II Dose-Ranging Study
Annals of Emergency Medicine
DOI: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2023.01.023
2023

Inhaled nitrous oxide for painful procedures in children and youth: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine
DOI: 10.1007/s43678-023-00507-0
2023

Impact of SARS-CoV-2 Infection on the Association Between Laboratory Tests and Severe Outcomes Among Hospitalized Children
Open Forum Infectious Diseases
DOI: 10.1093/ofid/ofad485
2023

Comparison of Symptoms Associated with SARS-CoV-2 Variants among Children in Canada
JAMA Network Open
DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.2328
2023

Anxiolysis for laceration repair in children: a survey of pediatric emergency providers in Canada
Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine
Kumar, K. and Ali, S. and Sabhaney, V. and Trottier, E. and Drendel, A. and Bhatt, M. and Boisvert, L. and Poonai, N.
DOI: 10.1007/s43678-021-00210-y
2022

Improving research personnel's hand hygiene adherence in the pediatric acute care setting during the COVID-19 pandemic: a quality improvement initiative
Pediatric Quality and Safety
Dissanayake, A. and MacLellan, A. and Doan, Q. and Sabhaney, V. and Virk, P.
DOI: 10.1097/pq9.0000000000000609
2022

Post-COVID-19 Conditions Among Children 90 Days After SARS-CoV-2 Infection
JAMA Network Open
Funk, A.L. and Kuppermann, N. and Florin, T.A. and Tancredi, D.J. and Xie, J. and Kim, K. and Finkelstein, Y. and Neuman, M.I. and Salvadori, M.I. and Yock-Corrales, A. and Breslin, K.A. and Ambroggio, L. and Chaudhari, P.P. and Bergmann, K.R. and Gardiner, M.A. and Nebhrajani, J.R. and Campos, C. and Ahmad, F.A. and Sartori, L.F. and Navanandan, N. and Kannikeswaran, N. and Caperell, K. and Morris, C.R. and Mintegi, S. and Gangoiti, I. and Sabhaney, V.J. and Plint, A.C. and Klassen, T.P. and Avva, U.R. and Shah, N.P. and Dixon, A.C. and Lunoe, M.M. and Becker, S.M. and Rogers, A.J. and Pavlicich, V. and Dalziel, S.R. and Payne, D.C. and Malley, R. and Borland, M.L. and Morrison, A.K. and Bhatt, M. and Rino, P.B. and Beneyto Ferre, I. and Eckerle, M. and Kam, A.J. and Chong, S.-L. and Palumbo, L. and Kwok, M.Y. and Cherry, J.C. and Poonai, N. and Wassem, M. and Simon, N.-J. and Freedman, S.B.
DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.23253
2022

The intranasal dexmedetomidine plus ketamine for procedural sedation in children, adaptive randomized controlled non-inferiority multicenter trial (Ketodex): a statistical analysis plan.
Trials
Heath A and Rios JD and Pullenayegum E and Pechlivanoglou P and Offringa M and Yaskina M and Watts R and Rimmer S and Klassen TP and Coriolano K and Poonai N and PERC-KIDSCAN Ketodex Study Group
DOI: 10.1186/s13063-020-04946-3
PubMed: 33407719
01/2021

Prevalence of Bacterial Meningitis among Febrile Infants Aged 29-60 Days with Positive Urinalysis Results: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
JAMA Network Open
Burstein, B. and Sabhaney, V. and Bone, J.N. and Doan, Q. and Mansouri, F.F. and Meckler, G.D.
DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.4544
2021

Outcomes of SARS-CoV-2-Positive Youths Tested in Emergency Departments: The Global PERN-COVID-19 Study
JAMA Network Open
Funk, A.L. and Florin, T.A. and Kuppermann, N. and Tancredi, D.J. and Xie, J. and Kim, K. and Neuman, M.I. and Ambroggio, L. and Plint, A.C. and Mintegi, S. and Klassen, T.P. and Salvadori, M.I. and Malley, R. and Payne, D.C. and Simon, N.-J. and Yock-Corrales, A. and Nebhrajani, J.R. and Chaudhari, P.P. and Breslin, K.A. and Finkelstein, Y. and Campos, C. and Bergmann, K.R. and Bhatt, M. and Ahmad, F.A. and Gardiner, M.A. and Avva, U.R. and Shah, N.P. and Sartori, L.F. and Sabhaney, V.J. and Caperell, K. and Navanandan, N. and Borland, M.L. and Morris, C.R. and Gangoiti, I. and Pavlicich, V. and Kannikeswaran, N. and Lunoe, M.M. and Rino, P.B. and Kam, A.J. and Cherry, J.C. and Rogers, A.J. and Chong, S.-L. and Palumbo, L. and Angelats, C.M. and Morrison, A.K. and Kwok, M.Y. and Becker, S.M. and Dixon, A.C. and Poonai, N. and Eckerle, M. and Wassem, M. and Dalziel, S.R. and Freedman, S.B.
DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.42322
2021

A two-centre survey of caregiver perspectives on opioid use for children's acute pain management
Paediatrics and Child Health (Canada)
Jun, E. and Ali, S. and Yaskina, M. and Dong, K. and Rajagopal, M. and Drendel, A.L. and Fowler, M. and Poonai, N. and Freedman, S.B. and Osmanlliu, E. and Auclair, M.-C. and Plint, A. and Doan, Q. and Sabhaney, V. and Zemek, R. and Emerton, R.
DOI: 10.1093/pch/pxz162
2021

The physical examination is unreliable in determining the location of the distal fibular physis
American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Dion, V. and Sabhaney, V. and Ahn, J.S. and Erdelyi, S. and Kim, D.J.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ajem.2021.07.040
2021

Adaptive randomised controlled non-inferiority multicentre trial (the Ketodex Trial) on intranasal dexmedetomidine plus ketamine for procedural sedation in children: study protocol.
BMJ open
Poonai N and Coriolano K and Klassen T and Heath A and Yaskina M and Beer D and Sawyer S and Bhatt M and Kam A and Doan Q and Sabhaney V and Offringa M and Pechlivanoglou P and Hickes S and KidsCAN PERC iPCT-SPOR (Innovative Paediatric Clinical Trials – Strategy for Patient Oriented Research) Ketodex Study Team
DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-041319
PubMed: 33303457
12/2020

Predicting severe pneumonia in the emergency department: a global study of the Pediatric Emergency Research Networks (PERN)-study protocol.
BMJ open
Florin TA and Tancredi DJ and Ambroggio L and Babl FE and Dalziel SR and Eckerle M and Mintegi S and Neuman M and Plint AC and Kuppermann N and Pediatric Emergency Research Networks (PERN) Pneumonia Investigators
DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-041093
PubMed: 33268423
12/2020

Improving the diagnostic accuracy of appendicitis using a multidisciplinary pathway.
Journal of pediatric surgery
Dhatt S and Sabhaney V and Bray H and Skarsgard ED
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2020.01.040
PubMed: 32067806
01/2020

Intranasal Dexmedetomidine for Procedural Distress in Children: A Systematic Review.
Pediatrics
Poonai N and Spohn J and Vandermeer B and Ali S and Bhatt M and Hendrikx S and Trottier ED and Sabhaney V and Shah A and Joubert G and Hartling L
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2019-1623
PubMed: 31862730
01/2020

Intranasal dexmedetomidine for procedural distress in children: A systematic review
Pediatrics
Poonai, N. and Spohn, J. and Vandermeer, B. and Ali, S. and Bhatt, M. and Hendrikx, S. and Trottier, E.D. and Sabhaney, V. and Shah, A. and Joubert, G. and Hartling, L.
DOI: 10.1542/PEDS.2019-1623
2020

117 Intranasal dexmedetomidine for procedural distress in children: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Paediatrics & Child Health
Poonai N and Spohn J and Hendrikx S and Doyon-Trottier E and Sabhaney V and Ali S and Shah A
05/2019

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
08/2014

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
05/2014

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
07/2013

La prise en charge des morsures de chien chez les enfants.
Canadian family physician Medecin de famille canadien
Sabhaney V and Goldman RD
10/2012

Child health update. Management of dog bites in children.
Canadian family physician Medecin de famille canadien
Sabhaney V and Goldman RD
PubMed: 23064918
10/2012

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
08/2012

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
2012

The role of physician assistants in a pediatric emergency department: A center review and survey
Pediatric Emergency Care
Doan, Q. and Sabhaney, V. and Kissoon, N. and Johnson, D. and Sheps, S. and Singer, J.
DOI: 10.1097/PEC.0b013e3182627ce5
2012

Management of dog bites in children,La prise en charge des morsures de chien chez les enfants
Canadian Family Physician
Sabhaney, V. and Goldman, R.D.
2012

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
01/2011

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
2010

Reperfusion hemorrhage is a marker for the severity of tissue injury in patients with acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction
Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
Kumar, A. and Sabhaney, V. and Poeschko, S. and Schulz-Menger, J. and Dietz, R. and Friedrich, M.G.
DOI: 10.1186/1532-429X-12-S1-M2
2010

Research

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.

Grants

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

Parsa Alizadeh, START Trainee
Daniel Almasizadeh, START Trainee
Annie Bae
Inaya Bhimani
Isobel Casey, BC-PDR Research Coordinator, START Trainee
Lily Chen, START Trainee
Rachelle Chung, START Program Coordinator
Alessia De Blasio, START Trainee
Nandini Kaushal
Pavneet Khakh, START Trainee
Tina Lee
Megan Lee, START Trainee
Hannah Locco, START Trainee
Mido Luo
Greg Nikas, START Trainee
Eniola Owonifaari, START Trainee
Parveer Pandher, Research Assistant
Rameen Siddiqui, START Trainee
Rhea Sidhu, START Trainee
Kishor Sivanesan, Clinical Research Coordinator
Palak Tank, START Trainee
Erica Won, START Trainee
Susan Zhang, START Trainee