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Mansour, Karim M., MD

Karim Mansour

MD

Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics

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Clinical Specialties

Pediatric emergency medicine, sepsis management, trauma management, wound management, pediatric airway management, urogenital conditions, education & fellowship training

Certifications

Board Certification
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics

Education

Medical School

Trinity College Dublin Medical School, Ireland

Fellowship

Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland, Oakland, CA
(Pediatric Emergency Medicine)

Residency

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles,CA
(Pediatric)

Internship

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles,CA

Clinic Locations

My Work

About Me

CREDENTIALS


Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Instructor
Advanced Pediatric Life Support (APLS) Instructor
Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Advanced Trauma Life Support
Basic Life Support
Child Sexual Abuse Evidentiary Examination Training

FACULTY APPOINTMENTS/ACADEMIC ACTIVITY

2012 - UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland

  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Director
  • Graduate Medical Education Committee Member
  • Best Practice Committee Member

2010 - UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland

  • Scholarship Oversight Committee Member/Moderator

2006 - University of California San Francisco School of Medicine

  • Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Pediatrics/Emergency Medicine

2005-06 - University of California San Francisco School of Medicine Teaching Scholars Program

  • Seminar course designed to develop skills in teaching, curriculum development, educational research, academic leadership and career advancement.

2000-03 - University of Southern California School of Medicine

  • Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Pediatrics

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE


2013 - Assessing the utility of urine culture testing in febrile infants with bronchiolitis
  • A collaborative multi-center study designed to investigate whether urine testing for UTI is necessary in febrile infants between the ages of 2 months-12 months with the clinical diagnosis of bronchiolitis.

2011- Children's Hospital Integrated Patient Electronic Record System (CHIPERS) Sepsis Study

  • The goals of the CHIPERS project are (1) the selection of an electronic medical record
    • (EMR) with integrated computerized physician order entry (CPOE) and clinical decision support (CDS) for managing sepsis in children, (2) prepare for the deployment of the selected EMR/CPOE/CDS system, and (3) obtain some of the data needed to test the hypothesis that an EMR/CPOE/CDS system will result in improved management of critically ill neonates and children.

2003-06 - Fellowship Research, Children’s Hospital and Research Center Oakland

  • Investigating biomarkers of bacterial infection in febrile children.
  • Clinical predictors for intracranial injury following closed head injury in children: A meta-analysis and literature review.
  • Clinical decision rule for identifying children with cerebrospinal fluid pleocytosis at very low risk of bacterial meningitis.

1998-99 - Student Research, Trinity College Dublin

  • Investigated screening methods for impaired glucose tolerance in children with cystic fibrosis.

1993-95 - Research Assistant, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, MA

  • Elucidated the roles of vasopressin and serotonin in controlling aggression in golden hamsters.

1993-94 - Masters Thesis, Clark University, Worcester, MA

  • Detected and isolated the thymidine kinase gene in the axolotl salamander.

PUBLICATIONS


  1. Frenkel O, Mansour KM, Fischer JW. Ultrasound-guided femoral nerve block for pain control in an infant with a femur fracture due to non-accidental trauma. Pediatr Emerg Care 2012;28(2):183-4
  2. Mansour KM, Kuypers FA, Wang TN, Miller AM, Larkin SK, Morris CR. Secretory phospholipase A2: A marker of infection in febrile children presenting to a pediatric ED. Am J Emerg Med. (In Press and ePublished ahead of print as of Aug 12, 2010)
  3. Kanegaye JT, Nigrovic LE, Malley R, Cannavino CR, Schwab SH, Bennett JE, Mohseni MM, Wang VJ, Katsogridakis YL, Herman MI, Kuppermann N; American Academy of Pediatrics, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Collaborative Research Committee. Diagnostic value of immature neutrophils (bands) in the cerebrospinal fluid of children with cerebrospinal fluid pleocytosis. Pediatrics. 2009;123(6):e967-71
  4. Nigrovic LE, Kuppermann N, Macias C, Cannavino C, Moro-Sutherland D, Schremmer R, Schwab S, Agarwal D, Mansour KM, Bennett J, Katsogridakis Y, Mohseni M, Bulloch B, Steele D, Kaplan R, Herman M, Bandyopadyay S, Dayan P, Troung U, Wang V, Bonsu B, Chapman J, Malley R. Effect of antibiotic pretreatment on cerebrospinal fluid profiles of children with bacterial meningitis. Pediatrics 2008;122(4):726-30
  5. Nigrovic LE, Kuppermann N, Malley R; Bacterial Meningitis Study Group of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Collaborative Research Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Children with bacterial meningitis presenting to the emergency department during the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine era. Acad Emerg Med. 2008;15(6):522-8
  6. Nigrovic LE, Kuppermann N, Macias C, Cannavino C, Moro-Sutherland D, Schremmer R, Schwab S, Agarwal D, Mansour KM, Bennett J, Katsogridakis Y, Mohseni M, Bulloch B, Steele D, Kaplan R, Herman M, Bandyopadyay S, Dayan P, Troung U, Wang V, Bonsu B, Chapman J, Malley R. Clinical Prediction Rule for Identifying Children With Cerebrospinal Fluid Pleocytosis at Very Low Risk of Bacterial Meningitis. JAMA. 2007;297:52-60
  7. Mansour KM. Investigation of screening methods for impaired glucose control in children with cystic fibrosis. Trinity Student Medical Journal 2000;1:7-11
  8. Delville Y, Mansour KM, Ferris CF. Testosterone facilitates aggression by modulating vasopressin receptors in the hypothalamus. Physio Behav 1996;60:25-29
  9. Delville Y, Mansour KM, Ferris CF. Serotonin blocks vasopressin-facilitated offensive aggression: Interactions within the ventrolateral hypothalamus of golden hamsters. Physiol Behav 1996;59:813-816
  10. Ferris CF, Delville Y, Brewer JA, Mansour KM, Yules B, Melloni RH. Vasopressin and the developmental onset of flank marking behavior in the golden hamster. J Neurobiol 1996;30:192-204
  11. Delville Y, Mansour KM, Quan EW, Yules B, Ferris CF. Postnatal development of the vasopressinergic system in golden hamsters. Dev Brain Res 1994;81:230-239.

POSTERS, ABSTRACTS & PRESENTATIONS


  1. Mansour KM, Kuypers FA, Wang TN, Miller AM, Larkin SK, Morris CR. Secretory phospholipase A2: A marker of infection in febrile children presenting to a pediatric ED. (Platform presentation 2006 Pediatric Academic Societies)
  2. Baker PC, Mansour KM. Clinical Predictors for Intracranial Injury Following Closed Head Injury in Children: A meta-analysis and Literature Review (Poster presentation 2005 Pediatric Academic Societies)
  3. Nigrovic LE, Kuppermann N, Macias C, Cannavino C, Moro-Sutherland D, Schremmer R, Schwab S, Agarwal D, Mansour KM, Bennett J, Katsogridakis Y, Mohseni M, Bulloch B, Steele D, Kaplan R, Herman M, Bandyopadyay S, Dayan P, Troung U, Wang V, Bonsu B, Chapman J, Malley R.
    Multi-center Validation and Refinement of a Clinical Decision Rule for Identifying Children with CSF Pleocytosis at Low Risk of Bacterial Meningitis. (Abstract Pediatric Academic Societies)
  4. Nigrovic LE, Kuppermann N, Macias C, Cannavino C, Moro-Sutherland D, Schremmer R, Schwab S, Agarwal D, Mansour KM, Bennett J, Katsogridakis Y, Mohseni M, Bulloch B, Steele D, Kaplan R, Herman M, Bandyopadyay S, Dayan P, Troung U, Wang V, Bonsu B, Chapman J, Malley R. Bacterial Meningitis in the Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Era. (Abstract Pediatric Academic Societies)

TEACHING/LECTURES


  1. Pediatric Critical Care Nursing Conference Lecturer
    Overview of pediatric trauma assessment and the management of the injured child. (10/08)
  2. University of California San Francisco School of Medicine Foundations of Patient Care Facilitator Served as a small group facilitator for 1st year medical students in a course designed to teach the knowledge and skills required for physicianship. (9/05-09)
  3. University of California San Francisco School of Medicine Foundations of Patient Care Preceptor Conduct bedside clinical education in a pediatric emergency department to second & third year medical students. (2/05-present)
  4. University of California San Francisco School of Nursing Acute Care Preceptor
    Serve as a clinical preceptor for ACPNP students in a pediatric emergency department. (2/08-present)
  5. Residents as Teachers, A Guide to Educational Practice
    Given as part of a professionalism series to pediatric housestaff. (7/06)
  6. Suturing Skills Lab
    Instruct pediatric housestaff on basic suturing principles. (7/03-present)
  7. Pediatric Airway Management
    Discuss the anatomical differences of the pediatric airway and demonstrate airway management. (7/03-present)
  8. Urogenital Emergencies
    Discussed clinical presentation & management of common male urogenital conditions.
    EM residents (11/03, 5/05), ED Staff (11/03), Pediatric Housestaff (12/03)
  9. Radiology M&M
    Discussed pitfalls in pediatric radiograph interpretation.
    EM residents (3/04), ED Staff (3/04), Pediatric Housestaff (5/04, 5/05)
  10. Acute Limp
    Discussed clinical presentation & management of conditions causing acute limp in a child.
    EM residents (5/04), ED Staff (5/04), Pediatric Housestaff (5/04)
  11. Wound Management
    Highlighted a review of the literature on primary vs. secondary closure of complex lacerations and directed a round table discussion on basic principles of wound management.
  12. Mock Code Workshop Instructor
    Collaborated with Pediatric Emergency Medicine physicians from the University of Michigan as part of a workshop given to general pediatricians at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference. (10/04)
  13. Office Based Procedures Skills Workshop
    Demonstrate common pediatric procedures including IV/IO access, suturing & airway management to general pediatricians as part of a workshop given at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference. (10/04, 10/10)
  14. UCSF Designing Clinical Research Course
    Moderated a final research protocol review session for two proposals written by students enrolled in the course. (10/04)
  15. Bioterrorism: Botulism
    Discussed the clinical ramifications and management of botulinum toxin exposure if used as a weapon of mass destruction.
  16. 2004 California Statewide Disaster Drill
    Emergency department coordinator during a statewide disaster drill involving botulinum toxin exposure.

AWARDS


  • 2007 - Outstanding Foundations of Patient Care Preceptor – University of California San Francisco Certificate for distinction in teaching.
  • 2004 - Fellow Teaching Award – Children’s Hospital & Research Center at Oakland
    Awarded by the General Pediatric housestaff for excellence in teaching.
  • 2003 - Frances Nunnally Winzer Resident Award – Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
    Given for scholarly, effective, and sensitive performance of professional responsibilities.
  • 2000 - Wyeth Laboratories  (Award for the most original article.)
    Investigation of screening methods for impaired glucose control in children with cystic fibrosis.
  • 1999 - Irish Pediatric Association prize for outstanding poster presentation.
    Investigation of screening methods for impaired glucose control in children with cystic fibrosis.
  • 1997 - Dupont Pharmacology Essay Finalist
    Arginine and its role in the treatment of atherosclerosis.
  • 1993 - David Potter Prize for Excellence in Biology - Clark University