Clinical Focus


  • Emergency Medicine

Academic Appointments


Professional Education


  • Fellowship: Stanford University - Fellowship CA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine (2021)
  • Residency: Louisiana State University Hospital (2020) LA
  • Internship: Ochsner Clinic Foundation Internal Medicine Residency (2017) LA
  • Medical Education: University of Queensland School of Medicine (2015) Australia

All Publications


  • Global emergency medicine: A scoping review of the literature from 2020 ACADEMIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE Trehan, I., Kivlehan, S. M., Balhara, K. S., Bonney, J., Hexom, B. J., Pousson, A. Y., Quao, N. A., Rybarczyk, M. M., Selvam, A., Nicholson, B. D., Bhaskar, N., Becker, T. K., Global Emergency Med Literature Re 2021

    Abstract

    The objective was to identify, screen, highlight, review, and summarize some of the most rigorously conducted and impactful original research (OR) and review articles (RE) in global emergency medicine (EM) published in 2020 in the peer-reviewed and gray literature.A broad systematic search of peer-reviewed publications related to global EM indexed on PubMed and in the gray literature was conducted. The titles and abstracts of the articles on this list were screened by members of the Global Emergency Medicine Literature Review (GEMLR) Group to identify those that met our criteria of OR or RE in the domains of disaster and humanitarian response (DHR), emergency care in resource-limited settings (ECRLS), and EM development. Those articles that met these screening criteria were then scored using one of three scoring templates appropriate to the article type. Those articles that scored in the top 5% then underwent in-depth narrative summarization.The 2020 GEMLR search initially identified 35,970 articles, more than 50% more than last year's search. From these, 364 were scored based on their full text. Nearly three-fourths of the scored articles constituted OR, of which nearly three-fourths employed quantitative research methods. Nearly 10% of the articles identified this year were directly related to COVID-19. Research involving ECRLS again constituted most of the articles in this year's review, accounting for more than 60% of the literature scored. A total of 20 articles underwent in-depth narrative critiques.The number of studies relevant to global EM identified by our search was very similar to that of last year. Revisions to our methodology to identify a broader range of research were successful in identifying more qualitative research and studies related to DHR. The number of COVID-19-related articles is likely to continue to increase in subsequent years.

    View details for DOI 10.1111/acem.14356

    View details for Web of Science ID 000700209400001

    View details for PubMedID 34310782

  • Global Emergency Medicine: A Review of the Literature From 2019 ACADEMIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE Trehan, I., Kivlehan, S. M., Balhara, K. S., Hexom, B. J., Pousson, A. Y., Quao, N. A., Rybarczyk, M. M., Selvam, A., Bonney, J., Bhaskar, N., Becker, T. K., Global Emergency Med Literature Re 2021; 28 (1): 117-128

    Abstract

    The annual systematic search of the peer-reviewed and gray literature relevant to global emergency medicine (EM) was conducted by the Global Emergency Medicine Literature Review (GEMLR) to screen, evaluate, and review the most rigorously conducted and relevant research in global EM published in 2019.After a broad search of PubMed and websites of organizations publishing relevant gray literature, all articles that were deemed relevant to the fields of disaster and humanitarian response, emergency care in resource-limited settings, and EM development by at least one reviewer, an editor, and the managing editors were then scored by two different reviewers using a 20-point scoring template relevant to either original research (OR) or review (RE) articles. This scoring system rates articles on their clarity, research design, ethics, importance to global EM, and breadth of impact. Articles that then scored in the top 5% were then critiqued in depth.A total of 23,321 article titles and abstracts were screened by 22 reviewers with a wide swath of clinical and research experience in global EM. From these, a total of 356 articles underwent full-text review and scoring on the 20-point scale; 26% were categorized as disaster and humanitarian response, 58% as emergency care in resource-limited settings, and 15% as EM development. Of these 356 articles, 276 (77.5%) were OR articles and 80 (22.5%) were RE articles. The 16 articles that scored in the top 5% (>17.5 of 20 points) received full in-depth narrative summaries.In 2019, the overall number of studies relevant to global EM that were identified by our search decreased from the prior year, but more high-scoring articles related to the development of EM clinical practice and as a specialty in resource-constrained settings were identified.

    View details for DOI 10.1111/acem.14107

    View details for Web of Science ID 000564294500001

    View details for PubMedID 32772445