Scott C Sherman

Rush Medical College, Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Publications (33)41.65 Total impact

  • John Paul Magenis · Scott C Sherman ·

    The American journal of emergency medicine 04/2013; 31(6). DOI:10.1016/j.ajem.2013.02.004 · 1.27 Impact Factor
  • Neeraj Chhabra · Scott C Sherman · Jan P Szatkowski ·
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    ABSTRACT: Calcaneal fractures account for 60% of all tarsal bone fractures. Tongue-type calcaneus fractures are longitudinal fractures that exit the calcaneal tuberosity posteriorly and involve a portion of the articular surface. They are often superiorly displaced because of the insertion of the Achilles tendon and pull of the gastroc-soleus complex. Skin compromise complicates a large percentage of these injuries because of the thin layer of soft tissue and superficial nature of the fracture. Early recognition by the emergency physician and prompt operative repair prevent further injury and obviate the need for surgical soft tissue coverage or potential amputation.
    The American journal of emergency medicine 04/2013; 31(7). DOI:10.1016/j.ajem.2013.02.029 · 1.27 Impact Factor
  • Jaclyn R Schieber · Scott C Sherman ·

    Journal of Emergency Medicine 03/2012; 44(2). DOI:10.1016/j.jemermed.2012.01.023 · 0.97 Impact Factor
  • Scott C Sherman · Negean Afifi ·

    Journal of Emergency Medicine 10/2011; 43(6). DOI:10.1016/j.jemermed.2011.06.041 · 0.97 Impact Factor
  • Scott C Sherman ·
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    ABSTRACT: Capitellum fractures account for less than 1% of all elbow fractures. Their appearance on plain radiographs may be subtle. It is this combination of features that make these injuries easy to misdiagnose. Misdiagnosis of a nondisplaced capitellum fracture is significant because the capitellum does not have soft tissue attachments and can convert to a displaced fracture that will need surgery. Although a prior study has reported a high incidence of occult elbow fractures when elevated fat pads are present, it did not demonstrate an impact on management. Our case illustrates that because of the capitellum's propensity to displace, detecting fat pads and immobilizing the elbow may have a significant impact on outcome.
    The American journal of emergency medicine 12/2010; 30(1):264.e1-2. DOI:10.1016/j.ajem.2010.11.017 · 1.27 Impact Factor
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    Journal of Emergency Medicine 09/2009; 41(6):672-4. DOI:10.1016/j.jemermed.2009.07.027 · 0.97 Impact Factor
  • Nedim Ozcakir · Scott C Sherman · Kevin Kern ·

    Journal of Emergency Medicine 03/2009; 40(3):e61-2. DOI:10.1016/j.jemermed.2008.09.032 · 0.97 Impact Factor
  • Scott C Sherman ·

    Journal of Emergency Medicine 01/2009; 40(2):e35-7. DOI:10.1016/j.jemermed.2008.06.027 · 0.97 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: We describe cases referred for physician review because of concern about quality of patient care and identify factors that contributed to patient care management problems. We performed a retrospective review of 636 cases investigated by an emergency department physician review committee at an urban public teaching hospital over a 15-year period. At referral, cases were initially investigated and analyzed, and specific patient care management problems were noted. Two independent physicians subsequently classified problems into 1 or more of 4 major categories according to the phase of work in which each occurred (diagnosis, treatment, disposition, and public health) and identified contributing factors that likely affected outcome (patient factors, triage, clinical tasks, teamwork, and system). Primary outcome measures were death and disability. Secondary outcome measures included specific life-threatening events and adverse events. Patient outcomes were compared with the expected outcome with ideal care and the likely outcome of no care. Physician reviewers identified multiple problems and contributing factors in the majority of cases (92%). The diagnostic process was the leading phase of work in which problems were observed (71%). Three leading contributing factors were identified: clinical tasks (99%), patient factors (61%), and teamwork (61%). Despite imperfections in care, half of all patients received some benefit from their medical care compared with the likely outcome with no care. These reviews suggest that physicians would be especially interested in strategies to improve the diagnostic process and clinical tasks, address patient factors, and develop more effective medical teams. Our investigation allowed us to demonstrate the practical application of a framework for case analysis. We discuss the limitations of retrospective cases analyses and recommend future directions in safety research.
    Annals of emergency medicine 04/2008; 51(3):251-61, 261.e1. DOI:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2007.06.483 · 4.68 Impact Factor
  • Article: Crack eye.
    Alexander D Miller · Scott C Sherman ·

    Journal of Emergency Medicine 02/2008; 37(1):75-6. DOI:10.1016/j.jemermed.2007.06.036 · 0.97 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Health care policy can facilitate emergency medicine knowledge translation (KT). Because of this, the 2007 Academic Emergency Medicine Consensus Conference on KT identified a specific theme regarding issues of health care policy and KT. Six months before the Consensus Conference, international experts in the area were invited to communicate on health care policies regarding all areas of KT via e-mail and "Google groups." From this communication, and using available evidence, specific recommendations and research questions were developed. At the Consensus Conference, additional comments were incorporated. This report summarizes the results of this collaborative effort and provides a set of recommendations and accompanying research questions to guide development, implementation, and evaluation of health care policies intended to promote KT in emergency medicine. The recommendations are to 1a) involve appropriate stakeholders in the health care policy process; 1b) collaborate with policy makers when health care policy focus areas are being developed; 2) use previously validated clinical practice guideline development tools; 3) address implementation issues during the development of health care policies; 4) monitor outcomes with performance measures appropriate to different practice environments; and 5) plan periodic reviews to uncover new clinical evidence, new methods to improve KT, and new technologies. To advance the further development of these recommendations, a research agenda is proposed.
    Academic Emergency Medicine 12/2007; 14(11):1030-5. DOI:10.1197/j.aem.2007.06.022 · 2.01 Impact Factor
  • Matt Beecroft · Scott C Sherman ·
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    ABSTRACT: Posterior clavicle dislocations are uncommon injuries but are associated with serious complications based on their proximity to mediastinal structures. In children, the physis is the weakest point structurally, making a displaced Salter I fracture more common than a true sternoclavicular joint dislocation. This injury may be missed on exam and routine radiographs unless a high suspicion is maintained. A CT scan with contrast may be helpful for diagnosis of this injury and detection of complications to mediastinal structures. Emergent reduction is required in cases where there is vascular compromise.
    Journal of Emergency Medicine 11/2007; 33(3):245-8. DOI:10.1016/j.jemermed.2007.01.004 · 0.97 Impact Factor
  • Scott C Sherman · Babak Saadatmand ·

    American Journal of Emergency Medicine 02/2007; 25(1):104-5. DOI:10.1016/j.ajem.2006.05.031 · 1.27 Impact Factor
  • Scott C Sherman · Alex Dogon ·

    Journal of Emergency Medicine 06/2006; 30(4):437-9. DOI:10.1016/j.jemermed.2005.05.032 · 0.97 Impact Factor
  • Article: Blue digits
    Scott C Sherman · Lauren Smith ·

    Journal of Emergency Medicine 06/2006; 30(4):435-6. DOI:10.1016/j.jemermed.2005.05.035 · 0.97 Impact Factor
  • Scott C Sherman · Huy Tran ·
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    ABSTRACT: Pneumobilia, or air within the biliary tree of the liver, suggests an abnormal communication between the biliary tract and the intestines, or infection by gas-forming bacteria. Pneumobilia usually can be distinguished from air in the portal venous system by its appearance on computed tomography (CT) scan. The most common conditions associated with pneumobilia include: 1) a biliary-enteric surgical anastamosis, 2) an incompetent sphincter of Oddi, or 3) a spontaneous biliary-enteric fistula. Three cases of pneumobilia associated with its most common causes are presented and further differential diagnostic possibilities as well as the implications of this finding on patient management are discussed.
    Journal of Emergency Medicine 03/2006; 30(2):147-53. DOI:10.1016/j.jemermed.2005.05.016 · 0.97 Impact Factor
  • Scott C Sherman · Maurice Holmes ·

    Journal of Emergency Medicine 12/2005; 29(4):479-81. DOI:10.1016/j.jemermed.2005.04.011 · 0.97 Impact Factor
  • Scott C Sherman · Alex Limkakeng ·

    Journal of Emergency Medicine 11/2005; 29(3):337-8. DOI:10.1016/j.jemermed.2005.01.029 · 0.97 Impact Factor
  • Scott C Sherman · Trevonne M Thompson · Trevonne T Thompson ·
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    ABSTRACT: We report a case of an isolated facial nerve palsy in a young, otherwise healthy man who was found to have a pontine hemorrhage on computed tomography. Pontine hemorrhage is a rare cause of facial nerve palsy and has been reported in the literature as an isolated neurologic finding in only 1 other instance. This case reminds the emergency physician to remain vigilant for alternative causes of facial nerve palsy other than "idiopathic" Bell's palsy.
    Annals of emergency medicine 08/2005; 46(1):64-6. DOI:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2004.12.008 · 4.68 Impact Factor
  • Scott C Sherman · Kendra Larkin ·

    Journal of Emergency Medicine 08/2005; 29(1):97-9. DOI:10.1016/j.jemermed.2004.11.029 · 0.97 Impact Factor