Isaac J Farrell
- Clinical Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine - (Clinical Series Track)
- M.D. Medicine
- University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado, United States
- B.A. Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
- University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, United States
- University of Arizona, Department of Emergency Medicine (2008 - Ongoing)
- Lincoln Medical Center, Department of Emergency Medicine (2007 - 2008)
- Lincoln Medical Center, Department of Emergency Medicine (2005 - 2007)
- Martin King-Drew, Los Angeles County Hospital (2004 - 2005)
- United States Navy (1993 - 1997)
Licensure & Certification
- Arizona State Medical License, Arizona State Medical Board (2008)
- Board Certified Emergency Medicine, American Board of Emergency Medicine (2017)
Chest pain and cardiac imaging. Ultrasound bedside applications. Methodology in research.
Bedside teaching, structured lectures, mentoring, development and evaluation of residents and medical students.
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- Matthew Fields, J., Davis, J., Alsup, C., Bates, A., Au, A., Adhikari, S., & Farrell, I. (2017). Accuracy of Point-of-care Ultrasonography for Diagnosing Acute Appendicitis: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, 24(9), 1124-1136.More infoThe use of ultrasonography (US) to diagnose appendicitis is well established. More recently, point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS) has also been studied for the diagnosis of appendicitis, which may also prove a valuable diagnostic tool. The purpose of this study was through systematic review and meta-analysis to identify the test characteristics of POCUS, specifically US performed by a nonradiologist physician, in accurately diagnosing acute appendicitis in patients of any age.
- Pritchard, G., Stoneking, L. R., Koch, B. D., McAtee, R., Grall, K., Min, A., Waterbrook, A. L., Lane, A. D., Prior, J., Farrell, I. J., Mcnulty, H. G., & Stolz, U. (2016). Development of a novel sports medicine rotation for emergency medicine residents.. Advances in Medical Education and Practice.
- Stolz, L. A., Stolz, U., Howe, C., Farrell, I. J., & Adhikari, S. (2016). Ultrasound-guided peripheral venous access: a meta-analysis and systematic review. The journal of vascular access, 16(4), 321-6.More infoThe objective of this study was to determine through a systematic review of the literature and meta-analysis whether success rates, time to cannulation, and number of punctures required for peripheral venous access are improved with ultrasound guidance compared with traditional techniques in patients with difficult peripheral venous access.
- Waterbrook, A. L., Pritchard, T. G., Lane, A. D., Stoneking, L. R., Koch, B. D., McAtee, R., Grall, K. H., Min, A. A., Prior, J., Farrell, I. J., McNulty, H. G., & Stolz, U. (2016). Development of a novel sports medicine rotation for emergency medicine residents. Advances in medical education and practice, 7, 249-55. doi:https://doi.org/10.2147/AMEP.S92428More infoMusculoskeletal complaints are the most common reason for patients to visit a physician, yet competency in musculoskeletal medicine is invariably reported as a deficiency in medical education in the USA. Sports medicine clinical rotations improve both medical students' and residents' musculoskeletal knowledge. Despite the importance of this knowledge, a standardized sports medicine curriculum in emergency medicine (EM) does not exist. Hence, we developed a novel sports medicine rotation for EM residents to improve their musculoskeletal educational experience and to improve their knowledge in musculoskeletal medicine by teaching the evaluation and management of many common musculoskeletal disorders and injuries that are encountered in the emergency department. The University of Arizona has two distinct EM residency programs, South Campus (SC) and University Campus (UC). The UC curriculum includes a traditional 4-week orthopedic rotation, which consistently rated poorly on evaluations by residents. Therefore, with the initiation of a new EM residency at SC, we replaced the standard orthopedic rotation with a novel sports medicine rotation for EM interns. This rotation includes attendance at sports medicine clinics with primary care and orthopedic sports medicine physicians, involvement in sport event coverage, assigned reading materials, didactic experiences, and an on-call schedule to assist with reductions in the emergency department. We analyzed postrotation surveys completed by residents, postrotation evaluations of the residents completed by primary care sports medicine faculty and orthopedic chief residents, as well as the total number of dislocation reductions performed by each graduating resident at both programs over the last 5 years. While all residents in both programs exceeded the ten dislocation reductions required for graduation, residents on the sports medicine rotation had a statistically significant higher rate of satisfaction of their educational experience when compared to the traditional orthopedics rotation. All SC residents successfully completed their sports medicine rotation, had completed postrotation evaluations by attending physicians, and had no duty hour violations while on sports medicine. In our experience, a sports medicine rotation is an effective alternative to the traditional orthopedics rotation for EM residents.
- Davis, J., Czerniski, B., Au, A., Adhikari, S., Farrell, I., & Fields, J. M. (2015). Diagnostic Accuracy of Ultrasonography in Retained Soft Tissue Foreign Bodies: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, 22(7), 777-87.More infoOpen wounds with the potential for retained foreign bodies are frequently seen in the emergency department (ED). Common foreign bodies, such as wood or glass, are often missed on physical examination and conventional radiography. The increased use of ultrasonography (US) in the ED presents an opportunity to better identify retained soft tissue foreign bodies, and understanding of its test characteristics is desirable. The authors set out to determine the test characteristics of US for detection of soft tissue foreign bodies by performing a systematic review and meta-analysis of the existing literature.
- Larsen, J., Kostura, M., Farrell, I. J., & Stolz, U. (2013, March). Predictors of Acute Kidney Injury in A Population of Rhabdomyolysis Patients. Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, Western Regional Meeting. Long Beach, CA: Society for Academic Emergency Medicine.