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, Kathy Boutis, Gaby Yang, Lorena Barra, Reetika Tripathi, Tinh Trung Tran, 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, Quynh Doan, Vikram Sabhaney, 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, Paul Enarson, Adam D. Irwin, Enitan D. Carrol, Philipp Schuetz, Matthias Briel, Heiner C. Bucher, Beat Mueller, for the Procalcitonin-stewardship study group
DOI: 10.1002/ebch.1928

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

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

A systematic review: The role and impact of the physician assistant in the emergency departmentPhysician assistants in the ED
Emergency Medicine Australasia
Quynh Doan, Vikram Sabhaney, Niranjan Kissoon, Sam Sheps, 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, Vikram Sabhaney, Stephan Poeschko, Jeanette Schulz-Menger, Rainer Dietz, 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