Pradip Chaudhari

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

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Director of Research and Scholarship, Division of Emergency & Transport Medicine, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA)

CHLA Site Lead Co-Investigator for Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN)

Co-Director, Trauma and Injury Prevention Research Program (TrIPs), CHLA


  • PECARN prediction rules for CT imaging of children presenting to the emergency department with blunt abdominal or minor head trauma: a multicentre prospective validation study Lancet Child Adolesc Health. 2024 May; 8(5):339-347. . View in PubMed
  • Features Associated With Radiographic Pneumonia in Children with SARS-CoV-2 J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2024 Apr 24; 13(4):257-259. . View in PubMed
  • Centiles for the shock index among injured children in the prehospital setting Am J Emerg Med. 2024 Apr 03; 80:149-155. . View in PubMed
  • Acute care utilization for ambulatory care-sensitive conditions among publicly insured children Acad Emerg Med. 2024 Apr; 31(4):346-353. . View in PubMed
  • Comparison of Vital Sign Cutoffs to Identify Children With Major Trauma JAMA Netw Open. 2024 Feb 05; 7(2):e2356472. . View in PubMed
  • Seasonality and temporal variation of pediatric trauma in Southern California Injury. 2024 Feb; 55(2):111266. . View in PubMed
  • Association Between Hospital Arrival Time and Avoidable Transfer in Pediatric Trauma J Pediatr Surg. 2024 Feb; 59(2):310-315. . View in PubMed
  • Trends and Variation in Cervical Spine Imaging Utilization Across Children’s Hospitals for Pediatric Trauma J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2024 Jan 10. . View in PubMed
  • Childhood opportunity and appropriate use of child safety restraints in motor vehicle collisions World J Pediatr Surg. 2024; 7(2):e000703. . View in PubMed
  • Pediatric Firearm Injury Emergency Department Visits From 2017 to 2022: A Multicenter Study Pediatrics. 2023 Dec 01; 152(6). . View in PubMed
  • Multicenter evaluation of a method to identify delayed diagnosis of diabetic ketoacidosis and sepsis in administrative data Diagnosis (Berl). 2023 Nov 01; 10(4):383-389. . View in PubMed
  • Impact of SARS-CoV-2 Infection on the Association Between Laboratory Tests and Severe Outcomes Among Hospitalized Children Open Forum Infect Dis. 2023 Oct; 10(10):ofad485. . View in PubMed
  • Critical Emergency Department Interventions and Clinical Deterioration in Children With Nonsevere Traumatic Intracranial Hemorrhage Pediatr Emerg Care. 2023 Sep 29. . View in PubMed
  • Liver transaminase concentrations in children with acute SARS-CoV-2 infection Clin Biochem. 2023 Aug; 118:110588. . View in PubMed
  • Ambulatory follow-up among publicly insured children discharged from the emergency department Acad Emerg Med. 2023 07; 30(7):721-730. . View in PubMed
  • Identification of delayed diagnosis of paediatric appendicitis in administrative data: a multicentre retrospective validation study BMJ Open. 2023 02 28; 13(2):e064852. . View in PubMed
  • Consider R Codes for Undiagnosed Serious Pediatric Behavior Problems-Reply JAMA Pediatr. 2023 06 01; 177(6):647. . View in PubMed
  • Mental Health Revisits at US Pediatric Emergency Departments JAMA Pediatr. 2023 02 01; 177(2):168-176. . View in PubMed
  • Firearm Injuries in Lower Opportunity Neighborhoods During the COVID Pandemic Pediatrics. 2023 09 01; 152(3). . View in PubMed
  • Neighborhood deprivation and childhood opportunity indices are associated with violent injury among children in Los Angeles County J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2023 09 01; 95(3):397-402. . View in PubMed
  • Validation of Prediction Rules for Computed Tomography Use in Children With Blunt Abdominal or Blunt Head Trauma: Protocol for a Prospective Multicenter Observational Cohort Study JMIR Res Protoc. 2022 Nov 24; 11(11):e43027. . View in PubMed
  • Corticosteroids and Other Treatments Administered to Children Tested for SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Emergency Departments Acad Pediatr. 2022 Sep-Oct; 22(7):1200-1211. . View in PubMed
  • Epidemiology of pediatric trauma during the coronavirus disease-2019 pandemic J Pediatr Surg. 2022 Feb; 57(2):284-290. . View in PubMed
  • Does attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder increase the risk of minor blunt head trauma in children? J Child Adolesc Psychiatr Nurs. 2022 11; 35(4):356-361.. View in PubMed
  • Does attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder increase the risk of minor blunt head trauma in children? J Child Adolesc Psychiatr Nurs. 2022 11; 35(4):356-361.. View in PubMed
  • Epidemiology and management of abdominal injuries in children Acad Emerg Med. 2022 08; 29(8):944-953. . View in PubMed
  • Parental attitudes in the pediatric emergency department about the COVID-19 vaccine Vaccine. 2022 11 28; 40(50):7328-7334. . View in PubMed
  • Outcomes of SARS-CoV-2-Positive Youths Tested in Emergency Departments: The Global PERN-COVID-19 Study JAMA Netw Open. 2022 01 04; 5(1):e2142322. . View in PubMed
  • Omphalitis and Concurrent Serious Bacterial Infection Pediatrics. 2022 05 01; 149(5). . View in PubMed
  • Post-COVID-19 Conditions Among Children 90 Days After SARS-CoV-2 Infection JAMA Netw Open. 2022 07 01; 5(7):e2223253. . View in PubMed
  • Prediction across healthcare settings: a case study in predicting emergency department disposition NPJ Digit Med. 2021 Dec 15; 4(1):169. . View in PubMed
  • Trends in ED Resource Use for Infants 0 to 60 Days Evaluated for Serious Bacterial Infection Hosp Pediatr. 2021 Dec 01. . View in PubMed
  • Association of Clinical Guidelines and Decision Support with Computed Tomography Use in Pediatric Mild Traumatic Brain InjuryJ Pediatr. 2021 Aug; 235:178-183. e1. . View in PubMed
  • Epidemiology of Critical Interventions in Children With Traumatic Intracranial Hemorrhage Pediatr Emerg Care. 2021 Apr 01; 37(4):e196-e202. . View in PubMed
  • Use of Neuroimaging for Children With Seizure in General and Pediatric Emergency Departments J Emerg Med. 2021 Apr; 60(4):478-484. . View in PubMed
  • Trends and variation in repeat neuroimaging for children with traumatic intracranial hemorrhage J Am Coll Emerg Physicians Open. 2021 Apr; 2(2):e12400. . View in PubMed
  • Neonatal Mastitis and Concurrent Serious Bacterial Infection Pediatrics. 2021 07; 148(1). . View in PubMed
  • Clinical Features and Preventability of Delayed Diagnosis of Pediatric Appendicitis JAMA Netw Open. 2021 08 02; 4(8):e2122248. . View in PubMed
  • Variation in radiation dosing among pediatric trauma patients undergoing head computed tomography scan J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2021 09 01; 91(3):566-570. . View in PubMed
  • Racial and Ethnic Differences in Emergency Department Diagnostic Imaging at US Children’s Hospitals, 2016-2019 JAMA Netw Open. 2021 01 04; 4(1):e2033710. . View in PubMed
  • Prospective cohort study of children with suspected SARS-CoV-2 infection presenting to paediatric emergency departments: a Paediatric Emergency Research Networks (PERN) Study Protocol BMJ Open. 2021 01 15; 11(1):e042121. . View in PubMed
  • Should the Absence of Urinary Nitrite Influence Empiric Antibiotics for Urinary Tract Infection in Young Children? Pediatr Emerg Care. 2020 Oct; 36(10):481-485.. View in PubMed
  • Trends in Use of Advanced Imaging in Pediatric Emergency Departments, 2009-2018 JAMA Pediatr. 2020 09 01; 174(9):e202209. . View in PubMed
  • Predicting severe pneumonia in the emergency department: a global study of the Pediatric Emergency Research Networks (PERN)-study protocol BMJ Open. 2020 12 02; 10(12):e041093. . View in PubMed
  • Age-Stratified Risk of Critical Illness in Young Children Presenting to the Emergency Department with Suspected InfluenzaJ Pediatr. 2019 12; 215:132-138. e2. . View in PubMed
  • Management of Urinary Tract Infections in Young Children: Balancing Admission With the Risk of Emergency Department Revisits Acad Pediatr. 2019 03; 19(2):203-208. . View in PubMed
  • Should the Diagnosis of UTI in Young Febrile Infants Require a Positive Urinalysis? J Hosp Med. 2019 02; 14(2):131-132.. View in PubMed
  • Microscopic Bacteriuria Detected by Automated Urinalysis for the Diagnosis of Urinary Tract InfectionJ Pediatr. 2018 11; 202:238-244. e1. . View in PubMed
  • Emergency Department Revisits After an Initial Parenteral Antibiotic Dose for UTI Pediatrics. 2018 09; 142(3). . View in PubMed
  • The Importance of Urine Concentration on the Diagnostic Performance of the Urinalysis for Pediatric Urinary Tract InfectionAnn Emerg Med. 2017 Jul; 70(1):63-71. e8. . View in PubMed
  • Managing acute complications of sickle cell disease in pediatric patients [digest] Pediatr Emerg Med Pract. 2016 Nov 22; 13(11 Suppl Points & Pearls):S1-S2. . View in PubMed
  • Urine Concentration and Pyuria for Identifying UTI in Infants Pediatrics. 2016 11; 138(5). . View in PubMed