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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

  • Location(s)
  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Location(s)

Location(s)

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

Diagnosing COVID-19 in the Emergency Department: A Scoping Review of Clinical Exam, Labs, Imaging Accuracy and Biases.
Carpenter CR, Mudd P, West CP, Wilber E, Wilber ST
Acad Emerg Med. 2020 Jun 16; doi: 10.1111/acem.14048.

PMID:
    32542934
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Unconditional Care in Academic Emergency Departments.
Kline JA, Burton JH, Carpenter CR, Meisel ZF, Miner JR, Newgard CD, Quest T, Martin IBK, Holmes JF, Kaji AH, Bird SB, Coates WC, Lall MD, Mills AM, Ranney ML, Wolfe RE, Dorner SC
Acad Emerg Med. 2020 Jun; 27(6)527-528. doi: 10.1111/acem.14010.

PMID:
    32407561
    [PubMed - in process]
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Geriatric Screeners 2.0: Time for a Paradigm Shift in Emergency Department Vulnerability Research.
Carpenter CR, Mooijaart SP
J Am Geriatr Soc. 2020 May 13; doi: 10.1111/jgs.16502.

PMID:
    32402103
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Validation of the Clinical Frailty Scale for Prediction of Thirty-Day Mortality in the Emergency Department.
Kaeppeli T, Rueegg M, Dreher-Hummel T, Brabrand M, Kabell-Nissen S, Carpenter CR, Bingisser R, Nickel CH
Ann Emerg Med. 2020 Apr 23; pii: S0196-0644(20)30218-3. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2020.03.028.

PMID:
    32336486
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Balancing Evidence and Economics While Adapting Emergency Medicine to the 21st Century's Geriatric Demographic Imperative.
Lo AX, Carpenter CR
Acad Emerg Med. 2020 Apr 26; doi: 10.1111/acem.13997.

PMID:
    32335974
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Optic nerve ultrasonography has 94% sensitivity and 87% specificity for diagnosing increased intracranial pressure.
Messenger N, Carpenter CR
Ann Intern Med. 2020 Apr 21; 172(8)JC46. doi: 10.7326/ACPJ202004210-046.

PMID:
    32311730
    [PubMed - in process]
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Interventions to improve older adults' Emergency Department patient experience: A systematic review.
Berning MJ, Oliveira J E Silva L, Suarez NE, Walker LE, Erwin P, Carpenter CR, Bellolio F
Am J Emerg Med. 2020 Jun; 38(6)1257-1269. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2020.03.012.

PMID:
    32222314
    [PubMed - in process]
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Concepts in Practice: Geriatric Emergency Departments.
Southerland LT, Lo AX, Biese K, Arendts G, Banerjee J, Hwang U, Dresden S, Argento V, Kennedy M, Shenvi CL, Carpenter CR
Ann Emerg Med. 2020 Feb; 75(2)162-170. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2019.08.430.

PMID:
    31732374
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Clinical Policy: Critical Issues in the Evaluation and Management of Adult Patients Presenting to the Emergency Department With Acute Headache
American College of Emergency Physicians Clinical Policies Subcommittee (Writing Committee) on Acute Headache:., Godwin SA, Cherkas DS, Panagos PD, Shih RD, Byyny R, Wolf SJ
Ann Emerg Med. 2019 Oct; 74(4)e41-e74. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2019.07.009.

PMID:
    31543134
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Diagnosis of urinary tract infection in older persons in the emergency department: To pee or not to pee, that is the question.
Burkett E, Carpenter CR, Arendts G, Hullick C, Paterson DL, Caterino JM
Emerg Med Australas. 2019 Oct; 31(5)856-862. doi: 10.1111/1742-6723.13376.

PMID:
    31478344
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Impact of Cognitive Impairment Across Specialties: Summary of a Report From the U13 Conference Series.
Carpenter CR, McFarland F, Avidan M, Berger M, Inouye SK, Karlawish J, Lin FR, Marcantonio E, Morris JC, Reuben DB, Shah RC, Whitson HE, Asthana S, Verghese J
J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019 Oct; 67(10)2011-2017. doi: 10.1111/jgs.16093.

PMID:
    31436318
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Imaging in Suspected Renal Colic: Systematic Review of the Literature and Multispecialty Consensus.
Moore CL, Carpenter CR, Heilbrun ML, Klauer K, Krambeck AC, Moreno C, Remer EM, Scales C, Shaw MM, Sternberg KM
J Urol. 2019 Sep; 202(3)475-483. doi: 10.1097/JU.0000000000000342.

PMID:
    31412438
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Imaging in Suspected Renal Colic: Systematic Review of the Literature and Multispecialty Consensus.
Moore CL, Carpenter CR, Heilbrun ME, Klauer K, Krambeck AC, Moreno C, Remer EM, Scales C, Shaw MM, Sternberg KM
J Am Coll Radiol. 2019 Sep; 16(9 Pt A)1132-1143. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2019.04.004.

PMID:
    31402228
    [PubMed - in process]
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Imaging in Suspected Renal Colic: Systematic Review of the Literature and Multispecialty Consensus.
Moore CL, Carpenter CR, Heilbrun ME, Klauer K, Krambeck A, Moreno C, Remer EM, Scales C, Shaw MM, Sternberg KM
Ann Emerg Med. 2019 Sep; 74(3)391-399. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2019.04.021.

PMID:
    31402153
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The ED-SED Study: A Multicenter, Prospective Cohort Study of Practice Patterns and Clinical Outcomes Associated With Emergency Department SEDation for Mechanically Ventilated Patients.
Fuller BM, Roberts BW, Mohr NM, Knight WA 4th, Adeoye O, Pappal RD, Marshall S, Alunday R, Dettmer M, Goyal M, Gibson C, Levine BJ, Gardner-Gray JM, Mosier J, Dargin J, Mackay F, Johnson NJ, Lokhandwala S, Hough CL, Tonna JE, Tsolinas R, Lin F, Qasim ZA, Harvey CE, Bassin B, Stephens RJ, Yan Y, Carpenter CR, Kollef MH, Avidan MS
Crit Care Med. 2019 Nov; 47(11)1539-1548. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000003928.

PMID:
    31393323
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Carpenter CR, Mody L, Lundebjerg NE, Walter LC, Schmader KE, High K
J Geriatr Oncol. 2020 Mar; 11(2)158-159. doi: 10.1016/j.jgo.2019.07.020.

PMID:
    31378641
    [PubMed - in process]
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Differences in Transitional Care Provided to Patients With and Without Dementia.
Prusaczyk B, Olsen MA, Carpenter CR, Proctor E
J Gerontol Nurs. 2019 Aug 1; 45(8)15-22. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20190530-02.

PMID:
    31211400
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Older Adult Falls in Emergency Medicine: 2019 Update.
Carpenter CR, Cameron A, Ganz DA, Liu S
Clin Geriatr Med. 2019 May; 35(2)205-219. doi: 10.1016/j.cger.2019.01.009.

PMID:
    30929883
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Safe to send home? Discharge risk assessment in the emergency department.
Southerland LT, Pearson S, Hullick C, Carpenter CR, Arendts G
Emerg Med Australas. 2019 Apr; 31(2)266-270. doi: 10.1111/1742-6723.13250.

PMID:
    30884575
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The diagnostic accuracy of a point-of-care ultrasound protocol for shock etiology: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Stickles SP, Carpenter CR, Gekle R, Kraus CK, Scoville C, Theodoro D, Tran VH, Ubiñas G, Raio C
CJEM. 2019 May; 21(3)406-417. doi: 10.1017/cem.2018.498.

PMID:
    30696496
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Areas of Research Interest

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

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