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Rebecca Ivancie, MD

  • Rebecca Ann Wolk

Trabajo y educación


University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, 5/15/2009

Últimos años de residencia

Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland Pediatric Residency, Oakland, CA, 6/30/2012


UCSD Pediatric Hospital Medicine, San Diego, CA, 6/30/2016

Certificado(s) de especialidad

Pediatric Hospital Medicine, American Board of Pediatrics

Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics

Todo Publicaciones

Identifying and Validating Pediatric Hospitalizations for MIS-C Through Administrative Data. Pediatrics Auger, K. A., Hall, M., Arnold, S. D., Bhumbra, S., Bryan, M. A., Hartley, D., Ivancie, R., Katragadda, H., Kazmier, K., Jacob, S. A., Jerardi, K. E., Molloy, M. J., Parikh, K., Schondelmeyer, A. C., Shah, S. S., Brady, P. W. 2023


BACKGROUND: Individual children's hospitals care for a small number of patients with multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C). Administrative databases offer an opportunity to conduct generalizable research; however, identifying patients with MIS-C is challenging.METHODS: We developed and validated algorithms to identify MIS-C hospitalizations in administrative databases. We developed 10 approaches using diagnostic codes and medication billing data and applied them to the Pediatric Health Information System from January 2020 to August 2021. We reviewed medical records at 7 geographically diverse hospitals to compare potential cases of MIS-C identified by algorithms to each participating hospital's list of patients with MIS-C (used for public health reporting).RESULTS: The sites had 245 hospitalizations for MIS-C in 2020 and 358 additional MIS-C hospitalizations through August 2021. One algorithm for the identification of cases in 2020 had a sensitivity of 82%, a low false positive rate of 22%, and a positive predictive value (PPV) of 78%. For hospitalizations in 2021, the sensitivity of the MIS-C diagnosis code was 98% with 84% PPV.CONCLUSION: We developed high-sensitivity algorithms to use for epidemiologic research and high-PPV algorithms for comparative effectiveness research. Accurate algorithms to identify MIS-C hospitalizations can facilitate important research for understanding this novel entity as it evolves during new waves.

View details for DOI 10.1542/peds.2022-059872

View details for PubMedID 37102310

Sepsis Caring for the Hospitalized Child: Handbook of Inpatient Pediatrics Ivancie, R. A. AAP. 2023; 3rd: 503-512


Reports show that many patients do not use their pressurized metered-dose inhalers (pMDIs) effectively. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute recommends that health-care providers educate and assess patients' pMDI technique at each opportunity. However, limited data exist regarding how often pediatric primary care providers perform assessments and which methods they use. We sought to (1) identify instructional methods used to teach pMDI use, (2) describe how pMDI use is reassessed at follow-up visits, and (3) describe primary care provider attitudes and barriers to in-office pMDI instruction.A 34-item electronic survey was distributed from August to December 2016 via E-mail to local pediatric primary care providers. Descriptive statistics were used for analysis.Sixty two of 223 potential primary care providers (28%) responded. Physicians and nurse practitioners were identified most often as the providers of pMDI education (53%). When first prescribing a pMDI, only 10% reported having the patient practice inhaler use in the office and receive feedback. Only 19% "always" reassessed the technique, even for patients with poorly controlled asthma. Among those who reassessed the technique, most (76%) did so verbally, and only 42% asked the patients to demonstrate pMDI use. Only 32% reported that typical patient education in their setting was adequate to ensure proper pMDI use. Commonly cited barriers included time (84%) and access to demo pMDIs (67%). Provider solutions included video tutorials and access to demo inhalers.Many pediatric primary care providers did not demonstrate or have patients practice pMDI use when teaching or assessing pMDI technique, and the reassessment rate was low even for patients with poorly controlled asthma. Identifying and training a consistent pMDI educator and obtaining demo pMDIs may abate some barriers. Respiratory therapists could appropriately fulfill this educator role. Brief, repeated pMDI practice for motor learning could promote more stable pMDI mastery.

View details for PubMedID 30254041

Imperative Instruction for Pressurized Metered-Dose Inhalers: Provider Perspectives RESPIRATORY CARE Schmitz, D. C., Ivancie, R. A., Rhee, K. E., Pierce, H. C., Cantu, A. O., Fisher, E. S. 2019; 64 (3): 29298


To test the hypothesis that somatosensory stimulation would enhance the effects of training functional hand tasks immediately after practice and 1 day later in chronic subcortical stroke patients.Single-blinded and randomized, crossover study.Human research laboratory.Nine chronic subcortical stroke patients.Three separate sessions of motor training preceded by (1) synchronous peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS), (2) no stimulation, or (3) asynchronous PNS.Time to complete the Jebsen-Taylor Hand Function Test (JTHFT time) and corticomotor excitability tested with transcranial magnetic stimulation.After familiarization practice, during which all patients reached a performance plateau, training under the effects of PNS reduced JTHFT time by 10% beyond the post-familiarization plateau. This behavioral gain was accompanied by a specific reduction in GABAergically mediated intracortical inhibition in the motor cortex. These findings were not observed after similar practice under the influence of no stimulation or asynchronous PNS sessions.Somatosensory stimulation may enhance the training of functional hand tasks in patients with chronic stroke, possibly through modulation of intracortical GABAergic pathways.

View details for DOI 10.1016/j.apmr.2007.08.001

View details for PubMedID 17964875

Sepsis Caring for the Hospitalized Child: A Handbook of Inpatient Pediatrics Ivancie, R. edited by Gershel, J., Rauch, D. A. 2017; 2nd: 439446
Somatosensory stimulation enhances the effects of training functional hand tasks in patients with chronic stroke. Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation Celnik, P., Hummel, F., Harris-Love, M., Wolk, R., Cohen, L. G. 2007; 88 (11): 1369-76