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Dr. Amar Davé Publications

On an ongoing basis Dr. Davé has performed his own research studies, written several editorials, and presented posters at several conferences. He even maintains three of his own patents. Humanitarian efforts that Dr. Davé has actively participated in include the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and the 2001 earthquake in Gujarat, India. In addition, Dr. Davé held a hunger strike at the Illinois state capitol in 2013 seeking to bring light to reporting delays in obtaining results of newborn screens. The following details some of these accomplishments: 

Humanitarian Efforts

In January of 2001 an earthquake struck Gujarat, India. The quake was a 7.7 magnitude and killed approximately 20,000 people. 

In December 2004, an earthquake in the Indian Ocean struck with a magnitude of 9.3 and sent a series of devastating tsunamis along many of the landmasses bordering the Indian Ocean. The earthquake and following tsunamis was one of the deadliest natural disasters in history. 

In early 2005, Dr. Davé traveled to the Bay of Bengal coast to offer and provide humanitarian medical relief to those affected. He spent five days traveling the coastline from Chennai to Karaikal witnessing the devastation first hand. During his journey he offered medical assistance to those in need. Through the generosity of the Ottawa community he was also able to deliver medical and surgical supplies, and donations collected from local community members.

Hunger Strike

November 2013 Hunger strike at state capitol for tort reform


Prior to era of the internet, Dr. Davé created and copyrighted a crash card for pediatric emergencies. The card is the size of a credit card and specifies appropriate doses of medications for the critical care of pediatric patients.


United States Patent: Patent No. US 7,591,824 B2

 (US Patent Surgical Instrument)

Publications, Research and Posters

1. Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Neonate with congenital adrenal hyperplasia. Pediatric cardio 26: 686-689, 2005.
 - Published: S. Agarwal, G. Deshpande, D. Agarwal, A. Davé & J.J. Shah. (2005). Sudden Cardiac Arrest in 
 a Neonate with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia. Pediatric Cardiology, 26, 686-689. doi: 

 -Summary: The publication is a case review of a patient who developed cardiac arrest due to 
 hyperkalemia secondary to congenital adrenal hyperplasia. 

2. Time delays in Newborn screening. Some Policy Recommendations for the state of Illinois. 
 -Presented at: Hot topics in neonatology at Washington D.C.

 -Summary: This study sough to identify major contributors to the delays of reporting of newborn 
 screen to health care providers. 

3. Absent Nasal Flaring in a Neonate with Bilateral Choanal Atresia stenosis. Pediatric May 2002, Volume 109, Number 5.
 -Presented at: Hot Topics in Neonatology, December 2001; Washington D.C. 

 -Summary: Nasal flaring is one of the many manifestations of respiratory distress in neonates. Absent nasal flaring combined with significant respiratory distress was noted during a case reported patient that had a final diagnosis of bilateral choanal atresia. These clinical findings in this case reported patient demonstrate feasibly new diagnostic criteria when identifying bilateral choanal atresia. 

4. Third Degree Burn Following Use of Microwave Heated CryoGel-Pak
 -Published: Clinical Pediatrics, March 1993
 -Summary: A case report of a three-year-old patient sustaining a burn injury from a microwave-heated cryogel pack demonstrated a gap in the knowledge regarding the safety of these hot-cold packs. Using a microwave oven and thermometer Dr. Davé demonstrated how microwave heated cryogel packs r each temperatures capable of sustaining burn injuries. 

5. EMLA a Topical Anesthetic in Office. 
 -Published: Clinical Pediatrics, June 1990. 
 -Summary: In office a topical anesthetic EMLA, can be utilized in an outpatient setting to minimize the 
 pain associated with outpatient procedures and immunizations .

6. Disease that Mimic Meningitis. 
 -Published: Letters to Editor in Clinical Pediatrics,1990

 -Summary: Many years of pediatric experience have led Dr. Davé to add intussusception to a list of 
 differential diagnosis when suspecting meningitis. 

7. Use of intravenous bag for immobilizing extremities in children. Surgical Pros and Cons – surgery, gynecology and obstetrics. June 1987, volume 164.
 -Published: Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics, June 1987, Volume 164.  
 -Summary: Unused intravenous fluid bags were once used to immobilize a patient’s extremity to 
 maintain patent intravenous access. Utilizing this method of immobilization lead to case report of skin 
 break down on a 22-mont-old child that was hospitalized for H-Flu type b meningitis. 

8. Pediatric Puzzler: Unnatural Deeds Do Breed Unnatural Troubles
 -Published: Contemporary Pediatrics, February 1990
 -Summary: A puzzling diagnosis in a neonate is a steadfast reminder that medication errors can and do 
 happen within health care institutions. 

9. Pediatric Puzzler: A Curious Yellow
 -Published: Contemporary Pediatrics. April 1986
 -Summary: A 14-year boy is brought to the office for an illness consisting of sore throat, fever, and 
 swollen glands. In addition, his skin holds a yellowish hue and the sclera are mildly icterus. 

10. Cry Score, A Simplified Tool For Assessment Of Physical Condition of Newborn Infants
 - Presented at: ?????????????
 - Summary: A new tool, Cry Score, was created and developed by Dr. Davé as a means to quickly 
 assess the physical condition of a newborn infant. In a small scale study the Cry Score tool was compared to the routinely used APGAR scores at birth. Results demonstrated significant, positive 
 correlation between APGAR and Cry Score tool. 

11. Establishing Morphometric Nomograms of Uncharted Surface Anatomies in Term Neonates
 -Presented: ??????????
 -Summary: A study was undertaken to investigate the various measurements of the human newborn 
  surface and appendage anatomy by use of measuring tape. Measurements were of horizontal 
  and vertical planes were assessed after birth during the infant’s hospital stay.  

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