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Publications

The KU School of Medicine-Wichita Department of Pediatrics strives to improve care for children. In doing so, we work to promote and extend the university's commitment to quality research and scholarly excellence. Current publications and presentations are listed below. Pediatric residents at KUSM-W are actively involved in the department's research efforts and are indicated in bold.

Peer Reviewed Journals

2018

  • Ormond A, Faux BM, Zickefoose BA, Aden J, Kapunan P, Roberts TA. Group Education and Multidisciplinary Management for Chronic Headaches Among Adolescents in a Military Treatment Facility: A Retrospective Chart Review. Headache. 2018; Epub ahead of print.
  • Ahlers-Schmidt CR, Schunn C, Sage C, Engel M, Benton M. Safe Sleep Practices of Kansas Birthing Hospitals. Kansas Journal of Medicine. 2018; 11(1): 1-4.
  • Stoll K, Kubendran S, Cohen SA. The past, present and future of service delivery in genetic counseling: Keeping up in the era of precision medicine. American Journal of Medical Genetics. 2018;00:1-14.
  • Hymel KP, Laskey AL, Crowell KR, Wang M, Armijo-Garcia V, Frazier TN, Tieves KS, Foster R, Weeks K; Pediatric Brain Injury Research Network (PediBIRN) Investigators. Racial and Ethnic Disparities and Bias in the Evaluation and Reporting of Abusive Head Trauma. J Pediatr. 2018 Mar 29; Epub ahead of print.

2017

  • Ahlers-Schmidt CR, Schunn C, Kuhlmann S, Kuhlmann Z, Engel M. Developing a state-wide infrastructure for safe sleep promotion. Sleep Health. 2017; 3(4):296-299.
  • Ahlers-Schmidt CR, Schunn C, Sage C, Engel M, Benton M. Safe Sleep Practices of Kansas Birthing Hospitals. Kansas Journal of Medicine. 2018 Feb; 11(1):1-4.
  • Ahlers-Schmidt CR, Schunn C, Redmond M, Smith S, Brown M, Kuhlmann S, Engel M, Benton M. Qualitative Assessment of Pregnant Women's Perceptions of Infant Sleep Boxes. Global Pediatric Health. 2017 Nov;4 DOI: 10.1177/2333794X17744948. PMID: 29226192.
  • Amos SP, Homan GJ, Sollo N, Ahlers-Schmidt CR, Rawlings P. The Relationship of Personality Style and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children. Kansas Journal of Medicine. 2017 Mar 24; 10(2):26-29.
  • Berg G, Casper P, Ohlman E, Schulte J, Ahlers-Schmidt CR, Nyberg S, Eckengren F. Physician Assistant Student Assessment Of Body Mass Index In Children Using Visual Cues. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. 2017 Oct;30(10):37-41. PMID: 28953022.
  • Badawy SM, Sinno MG, Linda O’Dwyer, Robert Liem, Alexis Thompson, Lisa Kuhns. Text Messaging and Smartphone App Interventions to Improve Medication Adherence in Adolescents: A systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. doi:10.2196/mhealth.7798. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Engel M, Ahlers-Schmidt CR, Suter B. Safe Sleep Knowledge and Use of Provided Cribs in a Crib Delivery Program. Kansas Journal of Medicine. 2017 Aug:10(3):59-61. PMID: 29472971.
  • Hymel KP, Laskey AL, Crowell KR, Wang M, Armijo-Garcia V, Frazier TN, Tieves KS, Foster R, Weeks K; Pediatric Brain Injury Research Network (PediBIRN) Investigators. Racial and Ethnic Disparities and Bias in the Evaluation and Reporting of Abusive Head Trauma. J Pediatr. 2018 Mar 29. pii:S0022-3476(18)30124-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2018.01.048. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29606408.
  • Kubendran S, Sivamurthy S, Schaefer GB. A novel approach in pediatric telegenetic services: geneticist, pediatrician and genetic counselor team. Genet Med. 2017 May 4. doi: 10.1038/gim.2017.45. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Mahendran A, Engel M, Ahlers-Schmidt CR, Desilet-Dobbs D, Bloom BT. Neuroimaging practices in very low birth weight neonates. Journal of Clinical Neonatology. 2017 Apr 1;6(2):75.
  • Padilla S, Homan G, Engel M, Ahlers-Schmidt CR, Harris K. Kansas Provider Report of Adolescent Vaccinations in Their Practice. Kansas Journal of Medicine. 2017 Nov;10(4):84-87. PMID: 29472978.
  • Thornhill-Scott F, Dong F, Redmond M, Ablah E. Physician Practices Regarding SIDS in Kansas. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2017 Jul;56(8):759-765.
  • Vindhyal MR, Kuhlmann S, Vindhyal S, Kao J, Bijjula R, Kallail KJ. Abdominal Pain, Nausea, and Vomiting in a 14-year-old Boy. Pediatrics in Review, 2017;38(3):143.

2016

  • Ahlers-Schmidt CR, Schunn C, Nguyen M, Nimeskern-Miller J, Ilahe R, Kuhlmann S. Does Providing Infant Caregivers With a Wearable Blanket Increase Safe Sleep Practices? A Randomized Controlled Trial. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2016 Jan;55(1):79-82. doi: 10.1177/0009922815572077.
  • Ahlers-Schmidt CR, Schunn C, Lopez V, Kraus S, Blackmon S, Dempsey M, Sollo N. A Comparison of Community and Clinic Baby Showers to Promote Safe Sleep for Populations at High Risk for Infant Mortality. Global Pediatric Health. 2016 Jan 1;1:2333794X15622305
  • Badawy SM, Sinno MG, Linda O’Dwyer, Robert Liem, Alexis Thompson, Lisa Kuhns. Text Messaging and Smartphone App Interventions to Improve Medication Adherence in Adolescents: A systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. doi:10.2196/mhealth.7798.
  • Berg GM, Harshbarger JL, Ahlers-Schmidt CR, Lippoldt D. Exposing Compassion Fatigue and Burnout Syndrome in a Trauma Team: A Qualitative Study. J Trauma Nurs. 2016 Jan-Feb;23(1):3-10. doi: 10.1097/JTN.0000000000000172.
  • Gonzalez D, Delmore P, Bloom BT, Cotton M, Poindexter BB, McGowan E, Shattuck K, Bradford KK, Smith PB, Cohen-Wolkowiez M, Morris M, Yin W, Benjamin DK, Laughon MM on behalf of the Best Pharmaceuticals for Children Act – Pediatric Trials Network Steering Committee. Clindamycin Pharmacokinetics and Safety in Preterm and Term Infants. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2016 Apr 22;60(5):2888-94. doi: 10.1128/AAC.03086-15.
  • Harris K, Byrd K, Engel M, Weeks K, Ahlers-Schmidt CR. Internet-Based Information on Long-Acting Reversible Contraception for Adolescents. J Prim Care Community Health. 2016 Apr;7(2):76-80. doi: 10.1177/2150131915621058.
  • Harrison M, Paolo AM, Moser SE, Walling A. Does a Vacation Break Impact the Outcomes of Required Clinical Clerkships? Fam Med. 2016 Jun;48(6):467-71.
  • Heubi JE, Schaeffer D, Ahrens RC, Sollo N, Strausbaugh S, Graff G, Jain R, Witte S, Forssmann K. Safety and Efficacy of a Novel Microbial Lipase in Patients with Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency due to Cystic Fibrosis: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial. J Pediatr. 2016 Jun 10. pii: S0022-3476(16)30257-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2016.05.049. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Kroeker DA, Walling A. Outcomes of a Faculty Development Conference in Mongolia. Christian Journal for Global Health. 2016 Nov 8;3(2):38-48.
  • Kubendran S, Sivamurthy S, Schaefer GB. A novel approach in pediatric telegenetic services: geneticist, pediatrician and genetic counselor team. Genet Med. 2017 May 4. doi: 10.1038/gim.2017.45. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Kuhlmann Z, Kuhlmann S, Schunn C, Klug B, Greaves T, Foster M, Ahlers-Schmidt CR. Collaborating with obstetrical providers to promote infant safe sleep guidelines. Sleep health. 2016 Sep 30;2(3):219-24.
  • Mahendran A, Engel M, Ahlers-Schmidt CR, Desilet-Dobbs D, Bloom BT. Neuroimaging practices in very low birth weight neonates. Journal of Clinical Neonatology. 2017 Apr 1;6(2):75.
  • Powell M, Engel M, Ahlers-Schmidt CR, Bloom BT. Clinically significant cardiopulmonary events and the effect of definition standardization on apnea of prematurity management. Journal of Perinatology. 2016 Sep 29. doi: 10.1038/jp.2016.167.
  • Sinno MG, Rosen D, Wittler R. Concomitant Presentation of Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis and Posttransplant Lymphoproliferative Disease-Like Lymphoma in a Mildly Immunosuppressed Leukemia Patient: An Unusual Association. Pediatric blood & cancer. 2016 Aug 1;63(8):1474-6.
  • Vindhyal MR, Kuhlmann S, Vindhyal S, Kao J, Bijjula R, Kallail KJ. Case 5: Abdominal Pain, Nausea, and Vomiting in a 14-year-old Boy. Pediatr Rev. 2017 Mar;38(3):143. doi: 10.1542/pir.2016-0056.
  • Wittler R, Minns GO. An adolescent with fever, rash, and altered mental status. Clin Infect Dis 2016 Jun;62(12):1610-1611. PMID: 27241523.

2015

  • Benishek LE, Lazzara EH, Gaught WL, Arcaro LL, Okuda Y, Salas E. The template of events for applied and critical healthcare simulation (TEACH Sim): A tool for systematic simulation scenario design. Simulation in Healthcare. 2015 Feb;10(1):21
  • Grimberg A, Huerta-Saenz L, Grundmeier R, Ramos MJ, Pati S, Cucchiara AJ, Stallings VA. Gender Bias in U.S. Pediatric Growth Hormone Treatment. Scientific Reports. 2015 Jun 9;5:11099. doi: 10.1038/srep11099
  • Harrison ME, Kroeker DA, Ahlers-Schmidt CR. Using Simulation to improve medical students’ comfort with selected pediatric procedures. Kansas Journal of Medicine 2015;8:72-79.
  • Hasegawa K, Pate BM, Mansbach JM, Macias CG, Fisher ES, Piedra PA, Espinola JA, Sullivan AF, Camargo CA. Risk factors for requiring intensive care among children admitted to ward with bronchiolitis. Academic Pediatrics. 2015 Jan-Feb;15(1):77-81.
  • Keene Woods N, Ahlers-Schmidt CR, Wipperman J, Williams T. Comparing self-reported infant safe sleep from community and healthcare-based settings. Journal of Primary Care and Community Health 2015; 6(3):205-210. doi: 10.1177/2150131914567967
  • Mansbach JM, Clark S, Piedra PA, Macias CG, Schroeder AR, Pate BM, Sullivan AF, Espinola JA, Camargo CA. Hospital course and discharge criteria for children hospitalized with bronchiolitis. Journal of Hospital Medicine. 2015 Apr;10(4):205-11.
  • McCulloh RJ, Queen MA, Lee B, Yu D, Stach L, Goldman J, Myers A, Pate B, Newland JG. Clinical Impact of an Antimicrobial Stewardship Program on Pediatric Hospitalist Practice, a 5-Year Retrospective Analysis. Hosp Pediatr. 2015 Oct;5(10):520-7.
  • Smith I, Ahlers-Schmidt CR, Bloom B. Comparative effectiveness and safety of empiric ampicillin plus gentamicin or empiric piperacillin-tazobactam in the neonatal intensive care unit. Kansas Journal of Medicine 2015;8:80-83.

Book Chapters

  • Wittler RR.  Recurrent and persistent pneumonia; in Principles and Practice of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, 5th edition. Editors:  Long, SS, Prober, CG, and Fischer M. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2017:250-257.
  • Harris, KR. Adolescent Health. In: Bope ET, Kellerman RD, editors. Conn’s Current Therapy 2017. Philadelphia (PA): Elsevier, Inc.; 2017. p. 1121-1124.
  • Homan, GJ. Pediatric Failure to Thrive. In: Bope ET, Kellerman RD, editors. Conn’s Current Therapy 2017. Philadelphia (PA): Elsevier, Inc.; 2017. p. 1158-1160.
  • Kubendran S, Kahler S, Saronwala A. Screening for genetic-metabolic diseases. AAP textbook of pediatric care, 2nd edition. Washington DC: American Academy of Pediatrics, 2015.

National and International Conference Presentation

2018

  • Ahlers-Schmidt CR, Schunn C, Redmond M, Smith S, Brown M, Kuhlmann S, Engel M, Benton M. It's Just a Box: Pregnant Women's Perceptions of Boxes for Infant Sleep. Oral presentation at the International Conference on Stillbirth, SIDS and Baby Survival Peer-reviewed. Glasgow, Scotland. June 2018.
  • Ahlers-Schmidt CR, Schunn C, Engel M, Richards A, Brown M. Qualitative Evaluation of Embedding Safe Sleep in Prenatal Education. Oral presentation at the International Conference on Stillbirth, SIDS and Baby Survival Peer-reviewed. Glasgow, Scotland. June 2018.
  • Schunn C, Ahlers-Schmidt CR, Kuhlmann S, Kuhlmann Z, Engel M. Leveraging the Safe Sleep Instructor Infrastructure to Expand Community Baby Showers State-wide. Oral presentation at the International Conference on Stillbirth, SIDS and Baby Survival Peer-reviewed. Glasgow, Scotland. June 2018.
  • Kuhlmann S, Ahlers-Schmidt CR, Engel M, Johnson K, Schunn C. Impact of a safe sleep toolkit on quality of provider discussion of safe sleep. Oral presentation at the International Conference on Stillbirth, SIDS and Baby Survival Peer-reviewed. Glasgow, Scotland. June 2018.
  • Mehta J, Mahendran A, Engel M, Olufowot O, Doshi A. Improving Adherence of Universal Cholesterol Screening in an Academic Pediatric Clinic: A Quality Improvement Initiative. Poster presented at Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting; May 7, 2018; Toronto, Canada.
  • Clay D, Ahlers-Schmidt CR, Engel M, Benton M, Brown M. Bridging the 30 Million Word Gap: A Reading Promotion Intervention among Low-Income Pregnant Women. Poster presented at Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting; May 6, 2018; Toronto, Canada.
  • Sivamurthy S, Kubendran S, Schaefer GB. A novel approach in pediatric telegenetic services: geneticist, pediatrician and genetic counselor team. Poster presented at Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting; May 6, 2018; Toronto, Canada.
  • Smith TR, Alliston D, Watts J, Kessler S, Shanks D, Rotert P. Global Health Rounds- An Educational Collaboration Between Institutions And Clinical Departments at the University of Kansas and Children's Mercy. Poster presentation at the APPD 2018 Spring Meeting; March 20 - 23, 2018; Atlanta, GA.
  • Bjorkman KA, Al Muhaisen FJO. Potential Benefit of Early Growth Hormone Treatment for Patient with Sanjad-Sakati Syndrome Who Underwent Different Therapy than Sibling. Poster presented at ENDO 2018; March 19, 2018; Chicago, IL.

2017

  • Johnson K, Tofteland N, Giangiacomo FC, Hattar L. A Case of Hereditary Gastric Cancer Detected Incidentally in a 17 Year-Old Girl. Poster presented at 2017 North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Annual Meeting. Nov 1-3, 2017. Las Vegas, NV.
  • Pate B. Building a career in QI. Knowledge café session at the 2017 Pediatric Hospital Medicine Conference. July 20-23, 2017. Nashville, TN.
  • Kroeker D, Nehme G, Kielt M, Wittler R. Group evaluations of individual faculty hospitalists. Poster presented at the 2017 Pediatric Hospital Medicine Conference. July 20-23, 2017. Nashville, TN.
  • Ahlers-Schmidt CR, Keene Woods N, Engel M. Evaluation of maternal perceptions of optimal interpregnancy intervals and the pediatrician’s role. Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting. Peer-reviewed. San Francisco. May 2017.
  • Schunn C, Ahlers-Schmidt CR, Kuhlmann S, Kuhlmann Z, Engel M. Developing a state-wide infrastructure for safe sleep promotion.Oral Presentation at 5th National Cribs for KIDS Conference. April 25-28, 2017. Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Kroeker D, Kielt M, Nehme G, Wittler R. Group Evaluations of Individual Faculty Hospitalists. Association of Pediatric Program Directors. April 5-8, 2017. Anaheim, CA.
  • Pelser D, Swain T, Pearson K, Mulcahey R, Baker L, Hernandez D, Blair J. How to Identify Student Stress, Grief and Loss. Oral presentation at the 2017 Annual COMSEP Meeting. March 30, 2017. Portland, OR.
  • Freedy A, Weinstein A, Annamalai V, Harrison M. The ABCs of medical student education (new clerkship directors workshop): fundamentals for pediatric educators (new and old). Oral presentation at the 2017 Annual COMSEP Meeting. March 29, 2017. Portland, OR.
  • Brown M, Ahlers-Schmidt CR, Engel M, Neil T, Williams T, Kuhlmann Z. Baby Talk: A community collaborative prenatal education program. Association of Maternal Child Health Programs Annual Conference. March 4-7, 2017. Kansas City, Mo.
  • Schunn C, Ahlers-Schmidt CR, Kuhlmann S, Kuhlmann Z, Engel M. Developing a state-wide infrastructure for safe sleep promotion. Association of Maternal Child Health Programs Annual Conference. March 4-7, 2017. Kansas City, Mo.

2016

  • Ahlers-Schmidt CR, Schunn C, Nguyen M, Nimeskern-Miller J, Ilahe R, Kuhlmann S. Does providing infant caregivers with a wearable blanket increase safe sleep practices? A randomized controlled trial. Oral presentation at the SIDS, Stillbirth and Baby Survival Conference. September 8 -10, 2016. Montevideo, Uruguay.
  • Ahlers-Schmidt CR, Schunn C, Kuhlmann S, Kuhlmann Z, Engel M, Brown M, Neil T, Rosell J. Baby Talk: Pilot testing a community collaborative prenatal education program. Presented at the SIDS, Stillbirth and Baby Survival Conference. September 8 -10, 2016. Montevideo, Uruguay.
  • Bloom BT. Exclusions of Human Milk Donors and Donations by Industry Screening Procedures. May 3, 2016. Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting. Baltimore, MD.
  • Kielt M, Yahfouf M, Engel M, Ahlers-Schmidt CR, Bloom BT. Alkaline Phosphatase Activity in Appropriate for Gestational Age (AGA) Neonates. Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting; May 2, 2016; Baltimore, MD.
  • Kuhlmann S, Kuhlmann Z, Schunn C, Greaves T, Ahlers-Schmidt CR. (May 2016). Collaborating with Obstetrical Providers to Promote the Infant Safe Sleep Guidelines. Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting; May 1, 2016; Baltimore, MD.
  • Kuhlmann Z, Kuhlmann S, Ahlers-Schmidt CR, Schunn C, Engel M. Safe sleep in an obstetrical office: Maternal knowledge versus intentions. Presented at the SIDS, Stillbirth and Baby Survival Conference. September 8 -10, 2016. Montevideo, Uruguay.
  • Mahendran A, Engel M, Ahlers-Schmidt CR, Bloom BT. Neuroimaging practices in the very low birth weight neonates: a retrospective study. American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference. October 22-25, 2016. San Francisco, CA.
  • Powell M, Engel M, Ahlers-Schmidt CR, Bloom BT. (April 2016). CSCPE and the Effect of Documentation Standardization on Apnea of Prematurity Management. Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting; April 30, 2016; Baltimore, MD.
  • Schunn C, Ahlers-Schmidt CR, Kuhlmann S, Kuhlmann Z, Engel M. Developing a state-wide infrastructure for safe sleep promotion. Oral presentation at the SIDS, Stillbirth and Baby Survival Conference. September 8 -10, 2016. Montevideo, Uruguay.
  • Sinno MG, Nehme G, Martello R. Vincristine Toxicity in a Child with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Receiving Posaconazole. American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology; May, 2016; Minneapolis, MN.

2015

  • Ahlers-Schmidt CR, Schunn C, Nguyen M, Nimeskern-Miller J, Ilahe R, Kuhlmann S. Does providing infant caregivers with a wearable blanket increase safe sleep practices? A randomized controlled trial. Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting; April 27, 2015; San Diego, CA.
  • Berg GM, Casper P, Ohlman E, Schulte J, Nyberg S, Hervey A, Ahlers-Schmidt CR. Physician assistant student assessment of body mass index in children aged 3 to 5 years using visual cues. Annual Conference of the American Academy of Physician Assistants; May 2015. San Francisco, CA.
  • Heubi JE, Schaeffer D, Ahrens RC, Sollo N, Strausbaugh S, Graff G, Jain R, Witte S, Forssmann K. Safety and Efficacy of a novel Microbial Lipase (NM-BL) in Patients with Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency due to Cystic Fibrosis. 29th Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference; October 8-10, 2015; Phoenix, AZ.
  • Kroeker DA, Nehme G. Impact of an interprofessional international rotation on physician assistant students’ knowledge and perspective. 4th Biennial Pediatric Educational Excellence across the Continuum Meeting; September 18-19, 2015; Atlanta, GA.
  • Padilla S, Homan G, Engel M, Ahlers-Schmidt C, Harris K. Provider reported understanding of adolescent vaccinations in their practice. Academic Pediatric Association's Region VI Fall Meeting, Kansas City, KS.
  • Pate BM. UTI Management Beyond the AAP Guildeline: New Evidence, Current Controversies, and Quality Improvement. Annual National Pediatric Hospital Medicine Conference San Antonio, TX.
  • Sinno M, Rosen D, Wittler R. Concomitant presentation of HLH and post-transplant lymphoproliferatrive disease-like lymphoma in a pre-B-cell ALL: an unusual association. 29th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology; May 6, 2015; Phoenix, AZ.
  • Yahfouf M, Kielt M, Dong F, Ahlers-Schmidt CR, Bloom BT. Natural trend of alkaline phosphatase in appropriate for gestational age premature neonates: a retrospective study. Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting; April 26, 2015; San Diego, CA.
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