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Christopher Robert Carpenter, MD, MSc, FACEP, FAAEM

Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine
Director, Evidence Based Medicine, Washington University Division of Emergency Medicine

Specialty Areas

Emergency Medicine
Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

Emergency Medicine
Internal Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

Geriatric emergency medicine, internal medicine

EM Journal Club Director

  • Maps & Directions
  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

1 Barnes-Jewish Hospital Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63110

Office Phone: 314-758-6787

Education

Education

Chief Resident: Emergency/Internal Medicine, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2003
Residency: Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2003
Medical Degree: Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan 1994
B.S.: Chemistry, Hope College, Holland Michigan 1990

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Sepsis in the older person: The ravages of time and bacteria.
Burkett E, Macdonald SP, Carpenter CR, Arendts G, Hullick C, Nagaraj G, Osborn TM
Emerg Med Australas. 2018 Apr; 30(2)249-258. doi: 10.1111/1742-6723.12949.

PMID:
    29569846
    [PubMed - in process]
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Diagnostic accuracy of the Ottawa 3DY and Short Blessed Test to detect cognitive dysfunction in geriatric patients presenting to the emergency department.
Barbic D, Kim B, Salehmohamed Q, Kemplin K, Carpenter CR, Barbic SP
BMJ Open. 2018 Mar 16; 8(3)e019652. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019652.

PMID:
    29549205
    [PubMed - in process]
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Statement on Minimum Standards for the Care of Older People in Emergency Departments by the Geriatric Emergency Medicine Special Interest Group of the International Federation for Emergency Medicine - ERRATUM.
Ellis B, Carpenter CR, Lowthian JA, Mooijaart SP, Nickel CH, Melady D
CJEM. 2018 Mar 16; 1. doi: 10.1017/cem.2018.39.

PMID:
    29547361
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Impact of Jahnigen/GEMSSTAR Scholarships on Careers of Recipients in Emergency Medicine and on Development of Geriatric Emergency Medicine.
Rosen T, Shah M, Lundebjerg NE, Singh C, McMillian M, Sarli CC, Suiter AM, Lee AG, Burton JR, Carpenter CR
Acad Emerg Med. 2018 Mar 1; doi: 10.1111/acem.13396.

PMID:
    29493855
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Ibuprofen + acetaminophen did not differ from opioids + acetaminophen for reducing acute extremity pain at 2 h.
Varner C, Carpenter CR
Ann Intern Med. 2018 Feb 20; 168(4)JC21. doi: 10.7326/ACPJC-2018-168-4-021.

PMID:
    29459958
    [PubMed - in process]
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Review: Procalcitonin-guided starting and stopping of antibiotics in acute respiratory infections reduces mortality.
Carpenter CR
Ann Intern Med. 2018 Feb 20; 168(4)JC19. doi: 10.7326/ACPJC-2018-168-4-019.

PMID:
    29459956
    [PubMed - in process]
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The authors reply.
Ablordeppey EA, Drewry AM, Beyer AB, Theodoro DL, Fuller BM, Carpenter CR
Crit Care Med. 2017 Nov; 45(11)e1190-e1191. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000002660.

PMID:
    29028714
    [PubMed - in process]
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Frailty, thy name is….
Arendts G, Burkett E, Hullick C, Carpenter CR, Nagaraj G, Visvanathan R
Emerg Med Australas. 2017 Dec; 29(6)712-716. doi: 10.1111/1742-6723.12869.

PMID:
    28971594
    [PubMed - in process]
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Pooled RCTs: Early goal-directed therapy does not reduce mortality more than usual care in early septic shock.
Fuller BM, Carpenter CR
Ann Intern Med. 2017 Jul 18; 167(2)JC6. doi: 10.7326/ACPJC-2017-167-2-006.

PMID:
    28715828
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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StaRI Aims to Overcome Knowledge Translation Inertia: The Standards for Reporting Implementation Studies Guidelines.
Carpenter CR, Pinnock H
J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Aug; 65(8)1664-1666. doi: 10.1111/jgs.14938.

PMID:
    28649785
    [PubMed - in process]
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Defining Quality and Outcome in Geriatric Emergency Care.
Lo AX, Biese K, Carpenter CR
Ann Emerg Med. 2017 Jul; 70(1)107-109. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2017.03.003.

PMID:
    28645389
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Starry Aims to Overcome Knowledge Translation Inertia: The Standards for Reporting Implementation Studies (StaRI) Guidelines.
Carpenter CR, Pinnock H
Acad Emerg Med. 2017 Aug; 24(8)1027-1029. doi: 10.1111/acem.13235.

PMID:
    28574631
    [PubMed - in process]
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Overcoming the Tower of Babel in Medical Science by Finding the "EQUATOR": Research Reporting Guidelines.
Carpenter CR, Meisel ZF
Acad Emerg Med. 2017 Aug; 24(8)1030-1033. doi: 10.1111/acem.13225.

PMID:
    28493596
    [PubMed - in process]
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Major trauma in the older patient: Evolving trauma care beyond management of bumps and bruises.
Carpenter CR, Arendts G, Hullick C, Nagaraj G, Cooper Z, Burkett E
Emerg Med Australas. 2017 Aug; 29(4)450-455. doi: 10.1111/1742-6723.12785.

PMID:
    28455850
    [PubMed - in process]
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Informed Consent to Research with Cognitively Impaired Adults: Transdisciplinary Challenges and Opportunities.
Prusaczyk B, Cherney SM, Carpenter CR, DuBois JM
Clin Gerontol. 2017 Jan-Feb; 40(1)63-73. doi: 10.1080/07317115.2016.1201714.

PMID:
    28452628
    [PubMed - in process]
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Integrating Frailty Research into the Medical Specialties-Report from a U13 Conference.
Walston J, Robinson TN, Zieman S, McFarland F, Carpenter CR, Althoff KN, Andrew MK, Blaum CS, Brown PJ, Buta B, Ely EW, Ferrucci L, High KP, Kritchevsky SB, Rockwood K, Schmader KE, Sierra F, Sink KM, Varadhan R, Hurria A
J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Oct; 65(10)2134-2139. doi: 10.1111/jgs.14902.

PMID:
    28422280
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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In patients in the emergency department with acute pain, 10, 15, and 30 mg of ketorolac did not differ for pain relief.
Carpenter CR
Ann Intern Med. 2017 Apr 18; 166(8)JC44. doi: 10.7326/ACPJC-2017-166-8-044.

PMID:
    28418546
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Correction: Correction to 'Clinical Policy: Critical Issues in the Evaluation of Adult Patients With Suspected Transient Ischemic Attack in the Emergency Department' [Annals of Emergency Medicine 68 (2016) 354-370.e29].
Lo BM, Carpenter CR, Hatten BW, Wright BJ, Brown MD, American College of Emergency Physicians.
Ann Emerg Med. 2017 Nov; 70(5)758. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2017.03.037.

PMID:
    28395925
    [PubMed - in process]
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Standards for Reporting Implementation Studies (StaRI): explanation and elaboration document.
Pinnock H, Barwick M, Carpenter CR, Eldridge S, Grandes G, Griffiths CJ, Rycroft-Malone J, Meissner P, Murray E, Patel A, Sheikh A, Taylor SJ, StaRI Group.
BMJ Open. 2017 Apr 3; 7(4)e013318. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013318.

PMID:
    28373250
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Abuse of the older person: Is this the case you missed last shift?
Hullick C, Carpenter CR, Critchlow R, Burkett E, Arendts G, Nagaraj G, Rosen T
Emerg Med Australas. 2017 Apr; 29(2)223-228. doi: 10.1111/1742-6723.12756.

PMID:
    28273679
    [PubMed - in process]
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Areas of Research Interest

Geriatric emergency medicine, clinical decision rules, evidence-based medicine.

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