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CREST Network​


The Clinical Research on Emergency Services & Treatments (CREST) Network is a multi-center collaborative network at Kaiser Permanente that encourages, enables, and executes research in emergency medicine. Its goals are to support a cooperative platform for the emergency medicine research community, encourage quality research in emergency medicine, and disseminate evidence-based knowledge to refine current community emergency care standards. To learn more about ongoing projects not funded by DARE visit the CREST Network Publications Page


​Physicians Involved in Research


Ongoing and Completed CREST Network Projects, All Funding Mechanisms

Characteristics of ED Patients Who Test Positive for SARS-CoV-2 in a Community Health Setting.
Dale Cotton. Emergency Medicine. RAU. Ongoing.

Impact of Opioid Safety Initiative Education on Emergency Department Opioid Prescribing.
Mamata Kene, Mary Reed. Emergency Medicine. RAU. Ongoing.

Reducing Variation in Hospitalization and Processes of Care in Emergency Department Patients with Atrial Fibrillation: A Stepped Wedge Cluster Randomized Trial.
David Vinson, Mary Reed. Emergency Medicine. DSRP. Ongoing.

Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome in the ED: Characteristics and Determinants of Length of Stay.
Dale Cotton . Emergency Medicine. CB. Completed.

Derivation and Testing of a Search Tool that Combines ICD Codes and Unstructured Clinical Data to Improve Accurate Case Identification of Emergency Department Patients with Acute Heart Failure.
Dana Sax. Emergency Medicine. CB. Completed.

Evaluating the Incidence of Contrast Associated Acute Kidney Injury in Emergency Department Patients.
Mamata Kene. Emergency Medicine. CB. Completed.

Imaging in suspected renal colic: retrospective validation of clinical decision rules to predict uncomplicated ureteral stone.
Edward Durant. Emergency Medicine. CB. Completed.

Improving risk stratification of E.D. patients with acute heart failure: external validation of the STRATIFY tool.
Dana Sax, Mary Reed. Emergency Medicine. DSRP. Completed.

Improving Risk Stratification of Emergency Department Patients with Acute Heart Failure: Building and Testing a Machine-learning Platform for Personalized, Accurate, Real-time Risk Prediction.
Dana Sax, Mary Reed. Emergency Medicine. PRP. Completed.

Improving stroke prevention for high-risk AFib by discharge redesign using electronic clinical decision support.
David Vinson, Mary Reed. Emergency Medicine. PRP. Completed.

In-hospital mortality among patients with non-traumatic intracranial hemorrhage: In a hub-and-spoke model of neuroscience care, are outcomes non-inferior following presentation to a spoke versus a hub medical center?.
Dustin Mark. Emergency Medicine. CB. Completed.

KP-specific cardiac history and risk summaries: standardizing Emergency Work-ups Around Risk Data (STEWARD) Chest Pain Project - Phase 3.
Dustin Mark, Mary Reed. Emergency Medicine. DSRP. Completed.

Real-time decision support algorithms for pulmonary embolism in the ED.
CREST Network, Mary Reed. Emergency Medicine. DSRP. Completed.

Sustainability of Electronic Clinical Decision Support System Effects: an Evaluation of Two Use Cases.
Dustin Ballard . Emergency Medicine. CB. Completed.

The Management of Stable Monomorphic Ventricular Tachycardia in the Community Emergency Department Setting.
Ian McLachlan. Emergency Medicine. CB. Completed.

Utility of Fluid Resuscitation in Low-Risk Patients with Severe Sepsis.
Todd Seigel . Emergency Medicine. CB. Completed.

Utilization of Computed Tomography Pulmonary Angiograms at KPNC: Predictors of Higher Yield and Comparison to National Rates.
Mamata Kene . Emergency Medicine. CB. Completed.