Benjamin S. Abella, MD, MPhil
|CCEB Appointment||Associate Scholar, Epidemiology|
|Primary Faculty Appointment||Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Perelman SOM|
Dr. Abella studies sudden cardiac arrest, a leading cause of death that claims over 200,000 lives each year in the United States. Specifically, projects within his clinical research team include: (1) evaluation of CPR and resuscitation performance, (2) testing new methods to teach CPR in the community, (3) prognostication of neurologic outcomes after cardiac arrest, and (4) methods to improve the application of therapeutic hypothermia. Dr. Abella is also the developer and Medical Director of a novel training course for therapeutic hypothermia use in the hospital setting.
Blewer AL, Leary M, Decker CS, Andersen JC, Fredericks AC, Bobrow BJ, Abella BS. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation training of family members before hospital discharge using video self-instruction: a feasibility trial. J Hosp Medicine 2010, manuscript accepted, in press.
Fried DA, Leary M, Smith DA, Sutton RM, Niles D, Herzberg DL, Becker LB, Abella BS. The prevalence of chest compression leaning during in-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Resuscitation 2010, manuscript accepted, in press.
Nichol G, Aufderheide TP, Eigel B, Neumar RW, Lurie KG, Bufalino VJ, Callaway CW, Menon V, Bass RR, Abella BS, Sayre M, Dougherty CM, Racht EM, Kleinman ME, O'Connor RE, Reilly JP, Ossmann EW, Peterson E, on behalf of the American Heart Association Emergency Cardiovascular Care Committee. Regional Systems of Care for Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest. A Policy Statement From the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2010;121:709-29.
Merchant RM, Abella BS, Abotsi EJ, Smith TM, Long JA, Trudeau ME, Leary M, Groeneveld PW, Becker LB, Asch DA. Cell Phone CPR: Audio instructions when needed by lay rescuers. Ann Emerg Med. 2010;55:538-543.
Merchant RM, Becker LB, Abella BS, Asch DA, Groeneveld PW. Cost-effectiveness of therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 2009;2:421-428.