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David Brousseau MD

Chief, Professor

Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Department: Pediatrics
Division: Emergency Medicine


Leadership Positions

  • Section Chief, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Director, Physician Scientist Pathway, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Leader, Scholarly Activity Work Group, MCW
  • Publications

  • Lorazepam vs diazepam for pediatric status epilepticus: a randomized clinical trial. (Chamberlain JM, Okada P, Holsti M, Mahajan P, Brown KM, Vance C, Gonzalez V, Lichenstein R, Stanley R, Brousseau DC, Grubenhoff J, Zemek R, Johnson DW, Clemons TE, Baren J, Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN)) JAMA 2014 Apr 23-30;311(16):1652-60 PMID 24756515
  • The Proportion of Potentially Preventable Emergency Department Visits by Patients With Sickle Cell Disease. (Nimmer M, Hoffmann RG, Dasgupta M, Panepinto J, Brousseau DC) J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 2014 Feb 10: PMID 24517964
  • Intravenous magnesium for pediatric sickle cell vaso-occlusive crisis: methodological issues of a randomized controlled trial. (Badaki-Makun O, Scott JP, Panepinto JA, Casper TC, Hillery CA, Dean JM, Brousseau DC, Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) Magnesium in Sickle Cell Crisis (MAGiC) Study Group) Pediatr Blood Cancer 2014 Jun;61(6):1049-54 PMID 24443249
  • Association of care in a medical home and health care utilization among children with sickle cell disease. (Raphael JL, Rattler TL, Kowalkowski MA, Brousseau DC, Mueller BU, Giordano TP) J Natl Med Assoc 2013;105(2):157-65 PMID 24079216
  • Varying patterns of home oxygen use in infants at 23-43 weeks' gestation discharged from United States neonatal intensive care units. (Lagatta JM, Clark RH, Brousseau DC, Hoffmann RG, Spitzer AR) J Pediatr 2013 Oct;163(4):976-82.e2 PMID 23769504
  • The relationship between parent health literacy and pediatric emergency department utilization: a systematic review. (Morrison AK, Myrvik MP, Brousseau DC, Hoffmann RG, Stanley RM) Acad Pediatr 2013 Sep-Oct;13(5):421-9 PMID 23680294
  • Self-Report of Child Care Directors Regarding Return-to-Care. (Hashikawa AN, Stevens MW, Juhn YJ, Nimmer M, Copeland K, Simpson P, Brousseau DC) Pediatrics 2012 Dec;130(6):1046-52 PMID 23147967
  • Concentration of hospital care for acute sickle cell disease-related visits. (Panepinto JA, Owens PL, Mosso AL, Steiner CA, Brousseau DC) Pediatr Blood Cancer 2012 Oct;59(4):685-9 PMID 22180290
  • When children with sickle-cell disease become adults: lack of outpatient care leads to increased use of the emergency department. (Hemker BG, Brousseau DC, Yan K, Hoffmann RG, Panepinto JA) Am J Hematol 2011 Oct;86(10):863-5 PMID 21815184
  • Perceptions about water and increased use of bottled water in minority children. (Gorelick MH, Gould L, Nimmer M, Wagner D, Heath M, Bashir H, Brousseau DC) Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2011 Oct;165(10):928-32 PMID 21646572
  • Associations between quality of primary care and health care use among children with special health care needs. (Raphael JL, Mei M, Brousseau DC, Giordano TP) Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2011 May;165(5):399-404 PMID 21536953
  • Outpatient follow-up and rehospitalizations for sickle cell disease patients. (Leschke J, Panepinto JA, Nimmer M, Hoffmann RG, Yan K, Brousseau DC) Pediatr Blood Cancer 2012 Mar;58(3):406-9 PMID 21495162
  • Nonurgent emergency-department care: analysis of parent and primary physician perspectives. (Brousseau DC, Nimmer MR, Yunk NL, Nattinger AB, Greer A) Pediatrics 2011 Feb;127(2):e375-81 PMID 21242226
  • Unnecessary child care exclusions in a state that endorses national exclusion guidelines. (Hashikawa AN, Juhn YJ, Nimmer M, Copeland K, Shun-Hwa L, Simpson P, Stevens MW, Brousseau DC) Pediatrics 2010 May;125(5):1003-9 PMID 20403929
  • Acute care utilization and rehospitalizations for sickle cell disease. (Brousseau DC, Owens PL, Mosso AL, Panepinto JA, Steiner CA) JAMA 2010 Apr 7;303(13):1288-94 PMID 20371788
  • The number of people with sickle-cell disease in the United States: national and state estimates. (Brousseau DC, Panepinto JA, Nimmer M, Hoffmann RG) Am J Hematol 2010 Jan;85(1):77-8 PMID 20029951
  • Emergency department reliance: a discriminatory measure of frequent emergency department users. (Kroner EL, Hoffmann RG, Brousseau DC) Pediatrics 2010 Jan;125(1):133-8 PMID 20008418
  • A randomized clinical trial of ibuprofen versus acetaminophen with codeine for acute pediatric arm fracture pain. (Drendel AL, Gorelick MH, Weisman SJ, Lyon R, Brousseau DC, Kim MK) Ann Emerg Med 2009 Oct;54(4):553-60 PMID 19692147
  • Vaso-occlusive painful events in sickle cell disease: impact on child well-being. (Brandow AM, Brousseau DC, Pajewski NM, Panepinto JA) Pediatr Blood Cancer 2010 Jan;54(1):92-7 PMID 19653296
  • Store-and-forward teledermatology versus in-person visits: a comparison in pediatric teledermatology clinic. (Heffner VA, Lyon VB, Brousseau DC, Holland KE, Yen K) J Am Acad Dermatol 2009 Jun;60(6):956-61 PMID 19362751
  • Dissatisfaction with hospital care for children with sickle cell disease not due only to race and chronic disease. (Brousseau DC, Mukonje T, Brandow AM, Nimmer M, Panepinto JA) Pediatr Blood Cancer 2009 Aug;53(2):174-8 PMID 19350642
  • Primary care quality and subsequent emergency department utilization for children in Wisconsin Medicaid. (Brousseau DC, Gorelick MH, Hoffmann RG, Flores G, Nattinger AB) Acad Pediatr 2009 Jan-Feb;9(1):33-9 PMID 19329089
  • Urgency classification methods for emergency department visits: do they measure up? (Mistry RD, Brousseau DC, Alessandrini EA) Pediatr Emerg Care 2008 Dec;24(12):870-4 PMID 19092571
  • Why do parents bring children to the emergency department for nonurgent conditions? A qualitative study. (Berry A, Brousseau D, Brotanek JM, Tomany-Korman S, Flores G) Ambul Pediatr 2008 Nov-Dec;8(6):360-7 PMID 19084785
  • Postdischarge pain, functional limitations and impact on caregivers of children with sickle cell disease treated for painful events. (Brandow AM, Brousseau DC, Panepinto JA) Br J Haematol 2009 Mar;144(5):782-8 PMID 19055663
  • Racial and ethnic disparities in nontraumatic dental-condition visits to emergency departments and physician offices: a study of the Wisconsin Medicaid program. (Okunseri C, Pajewski NM, Brousseau DC, Tomany-Korman S, Snyder A, Flores G) J Am Dent Assoc 2008 Dec;139(12):1657-66 PMID 19047672
  • Parental perception of quality of hospital care for children with sickle cell disease. (Kam J, Panepinto JA, Brandow AM, Brousseau DC) WMJ 2008 May;107(3):131-5 PMID 18575097
  • A prospective study of injury patterns in high school pole vaulters. (Rebella GS, Edwards JO, Greene JJ, Husen MT, Brousseau DC) Am J Sports Med 2008 May;36(5):913-20 PMID 18326831
  • Quality of primary care and subsequent pediatric emergency department utilization. (Brousseau DC, Hoffmann RG, Nattinger AB, Flores G, Zhang Y, Gorelick M) Pediatrics 2007 Jun;119(6):1131-8 PMID 17545380
  • The effect of CYP2D6 polymorphisms on the response to pain treatment for pediatric sickle cell pain crisis. (Brousseau DC, McCarver DG, Drendel AL, Divakaran K, Panepinto JA) J Pediatr 2007 Jun;150(6):623-6 PMID 17517247
  • Cytochrome P4502D6 (CYP2D6) gene locus heterogeneity: characterization of gene duplication events. (Gaedigk A, Ndjountch√© L, Divakaran K, Dianne Bradford L, Zineh I, Oberlander TF, Brousseau DC, McCarver DG, Johnson JA, Alander SW, Wayne Riggs K, Steven Leeder J) Clin Pharmacol Ther 2007 Feb;81(2):242-51 PMID 17259947
  • The impact of a brief expectation survey on parental satisfaction in the pediatric emergency department. (Spahr CD, Flugstad NA, Brousseau DC) Acad Emerg Med 2006 Dec;13(12):1280-7 PMID 17099193
  • Categorizing urgency of infant emergency department visits: agreement between criteria. (Mistry RD, Cho CS, Bilker WB, Brousseau DC, Alessandrini EA) Acad Emerg Med 2006 Dec;13(12):1304-11 PMID 17099192
  • Methods of categorizing emergency department visit urgency: a survey of pediatric emergency medicine physicians. (Brousseau DC, Mistry RD, Alessandrini EA) Pediatr Emerg Care 2006 Sep;22(9):635-9 PMID 16983247
  • Emergency department allies: a controlled trial of two emergency department-based follow-up interventions to improve asthma outcomes in children. (Gorelick MH, Meurer JR, Walsh-Kelly CM, Brousseau DC, Grabowski L, Cohn J, Kuhn EM, Kelly KJ) Pediatrics 2006 Apr;117(4 Pt 2):S127-34 PMID 16777828
  • Pain assessment for pediatric patients in the emergency department. (Drendel AL, Brousseau DC, Gorelick MH) Pediatrics 2006 May;117(5):1511-8 PMID 16651304
  • The effect of acute pain crisis on exhaled nitric oxide levels in children with sickle cell disease. (Pawar SS, Panepinto JA, Brousseau DC) Pediatr Blood Cancer 2008 Jan;50(1):111-3 PMID 16619223
  • Disparities for latino children in the timely receipt of medical care. (Brousseau DC, Hoffmann RG, Yauck J, Nattinger AB, Flores G) Ambul Pediatr 2005 Nov-Dec;5(6):319-25 PMID 16302832
  • Acute idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura of childhood-diagnosis and therapy. (Panepinto JA, Brousseau DC) Pediatr Emerg Care 2005 Oct;21(10):691-5; quiz 696-8 PMID 16215478
  • Emergency department wait times. (Brousseau DC, Gorelick M) Pediatrics 2005 Jul;116(1):295; author reply 295 PMID 15995085
  • Intervention to improve interobserver agreement in the assessment of children with pharyngitis. (Jensen DM, Brousseau DC, Tumpach EA, Gorelick MH) Pediatr Emerg Care 2005 Apr;21(4):238-41 PMID 15824682
  • Association between parental and childhood emergency department utilization. (Mistry RD, Hoffmann RG, Yauck JS, Brousseau DC) Pediatrics 2005 Feb;115(2):e147-51 PMID 15687422
  • The anesthetic effectiveness of lidocaine-adrenaline-tetracaine gel on finger lacerations. (White NJ, Kim MK, Brousseau DC, Bergholte J, Hennes H) Pediatr Emerg Care 2004 Dec;20(12):812-5 PMID 15572968
  • Variation in hospitalizations and hospital length of stay in children with vaso-occlusive crises in sickle cell disease. (Panepinto JA, Brousseau DC, Hillery CA, Scott JP) Pediatr Blood Cancer 2005 Feb;44(2):182-6 PMID 15390359
  • The effect of magnesium on length of stay for pediatric sickle cell pain crisis. (Brousseau DC, Scott JP, Hillery CA, Panepinto JA) Acad Emerg Med 2004 Sep;11(9):968-72 PMID 15347549
  • Association between infant continuity of care and pediatric emergency department utilization. (Brousseau DC, Meurer JR, Isenberg ML, Kuhn EM, Gorelick MH) Pediatrics 2004 Apr;113(4):738-41 PMID 15060221
  • Validity and responsiveness of a brief, asthma-specific quality-of-life instrument in children with acute asthma. (Gorelick MH, Brousseau DC, Stevens MW) Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2004 Jan;92(1):47-51 PMID 14756464
  • Treatment of pediatric migraine headaches: a randomized, double-blind trial of prochlorperazine versus ketorolac. (Brousseau DC, Duffy SJ, Anderson AC, Linakis JG) Ann Emerg Med 2004 Feb;43(2):256-62 PMID 14747817
  • The effect of prior interactions with a primary care provider on nonurgent pediatric emergency department use. (Brousseau DC, Bergholte J, Gorelick MH) Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2004 Jan;158(1):78-82 PMID 14706963
  • Pediatric emergency department utilization within a statewide medicaid managed care system. (Brousseau DC, Dansereau LM, Linakis JG, Leddy T, Vivier PM) Acad Emerg Med 2002 Apr;9(4):296-9 PMID 11927453
  • Higher-dose intravenous magnesium therapy for children with moderate to severe acute asthma. (Ciarallo L, Brousseau D, Reinert S) Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2000 Oct;154(10):979-83 PMID 11030848
  • Grants and Awards

  • Intravenous Magnesium for Sickle Cell Vasoocclusive Crisis (#9206200 04/09/2010 - 02/28/2015) Sponsor: NIH Child Health and Human Development
  • EMSC Network Development Demonstration Project (#9208193 09/01/2013 - 08/31/2014) Sponsor: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  • Rebecca Jayne Memorial Lectureship (#9208106 07/01/2013 - 06/30/2014) Sponsor: Children's Hospital Foundation