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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

  • A Randomized Clinical Trial of Jet-Injected Lidocaine to Reduce Venipuncture Pain for Young Children. (Lunoe MM, Drendel AL, Levas MN, Weisman SJ, Dasgupta M, Hoffmann RG, Brousseau DC) Ann Emerg Med 2015 Apr 24: PMID: 25935844
  • The use of the needle-free jet injection system with buffered lidocaine device does not change intravenous placement success in children in the emergency department. (Lunoe MM, Drendel AL, Brousseau DC) Acad Emerg Med 2015 Apr;22(4):447-51 PMID: 25779227
  • The accuracy of using ICD-9-CM codes to determine genotype and fever status of patients with sickle cell disease. (Eisenbrown K, Nimmer M, Brousseau DC) Pediatr Blood Cancer 2015 May;62(5):924-5 PMID: 25683555
  • Prehospital Pediatric Care: Opportunities for Training, Treatment, and Research. (Drayna PC, Browne LR, Guse CE, Brousseau DC, Lerner EB) Prehosp Emerg Care 2015 Jul-Sep;19(3):441-7 PMID: 25658967
  • Health literacy affects likelihood of radiology testing in the pediatric emergency department. (Morrison AK, Brousseau DC, Brazauskas R, Levas MN) J Pediatr 2015 Apr;166(4):1037-41.e1 PMID: 25596100 PMCID: PMC4380861
  • Sickle cell disease increases high mobility group box 1: a novel mechanism of inflammation. (Xu H, Wandersee NJ, Guo Y, Jones DW, Holzhauer SL, Hanson MS, Machogu E, Brousseau DC, Hogg N, Densmore JC, Kaul S, Hillery CA, Pritchard KA Jr) Blood 2014 Dec 18;124(26):3978-81 PMID: 25339362 PMCID: PMC4271182
  • Measuring health literacy in caregivers of children: a comparison of the newest vital sign and S-TOFHLA. (Morrison AK, Schapira MM, Hoffmann RG, Brousseau DC) Clin Pediatr (Phila) 2014 Nov;53(13):1264-70 PMID: 25006116 PMCID: PMC4416472
  • Emergency department and urgent care for children excluded from child care. (Hashikawa AN, Brousseau DC, Singer DC, Gebremariam A, Davis MM) Pediatrics 2014 Jul;134(1):e120-7 PMID: 24958578
  • Caregiver low health literacy and nonurgent use of the pediatric emergency department for febrile illness. (Morrison AK, Chanmugathas R, Schapira MM, Gorelick MH, Hoffmann RG, Brousseau DC) Acad Pediatr 2014 Sep-Oct;14(5):505-9 PMID: 24942934 PMCID: PMC4149856
  • Ambulatory quality indicators to prevent infection in sickle cell disease. (Beverung LM, Brousseau D, Hoffmann RG, Yan K, Panepinto JA) Am J Hematol 2014 Mar;89(3):256-60 PMID: 24779032 PMCID: PMC4450348
  • Low caregiver health literacy is associated with higher pediatric emergency department use and nonurgent visits. (Morrison AK, Schapira MM, Gorelick MH, Hoffmann RG, Brousseau DC) Acad Pediatr 2014 May-Jun;14(3):309-14 PMID: 24767784 PMCID: PMC4003496
  • 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 2015 Jan;37(1):48-53 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 PMCID: PMC3995128
  • 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 PMCID: PMC3834259
  • 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 PMCID: PMC4027028
  • 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 PMCID: PMC3808118
  • 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 PMCID: PMC3310931
  • 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 PMCID: PMC3047469
  • 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 PMCID: PMC3114448
  • 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 PMCID: PMC3118502
  • 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 PMCID: PMC3817617
  • 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 PMCID: PMC1978168
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Last update: 05/29/2015