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Savithiri Ratnapalan

TitleStaff Physician
InstitutionThe Hospital for Sick Children
DepartmentEmergency Medicine Division
Address555 University Avenue
Toronto ON M5G 1X8
Phone416-813-1500
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    University of TorontoPhD
    University of ColomboMBBS

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    1. Ratnapalan S, Ghavam-Rassoul A. Role of graduate courses in promoting educational scholarship of health care professionals. Can Fam Physician. 2020 09; 66(9):676-681. PMID: 32933985.
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    2. Nicholas DB, Muskat B, Zwaigenbaum L, Greenblatt A, Ratnapalan S, Kilmer C, Craig W, Roberts W, Cohen-Silver J, Newton A, Sharon R. Patient- and Family-Centered Care in the Emergency Department for Children With Autism. Pediatrics. 2020 04; 145(Suppl 1):S93-S98. PMID: 32238535.
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    3. Ratnapalan S, Lang D. Health Care Organizations as Complex Adaptive Systems. Health Care Manag (Frederick). 2020 Jan/Mar; 39(1):18-23. PMID: 31876589.
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    4. Ratnapalan S. Qualitative approaches: Variations of grounded theory methodology. Can Fam Physician. 2019 09; 65(9):667-668. PMID: 31515317.
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    5. Alshammaray S, Duraisamy B, Albalawi Y, Ratnapalan S. Development of Palliative and End of Life Care: The Current Situation in Saudi Arabia. Cureus. 2019 Mar 26; 11(3):e4319. PMID: 31186996.
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    6. Ratnapalan S, Bennett C, Dopson S, Darwent M. Staff Perceptions of Improving Emergency Care for Children: A Qualitative Study. Health Care Manag (Frederick). 2019 Jan/Mar; 38(1):29-36. PMID: 30640241.
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    7. Sanh W, Langer JC, Ratnapalan S. Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia in a Child With Abdominal Pain and Respiratory Distress. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2017 Nov; 33(11):e128-e130. PMID: 29095781.
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    8. Al Shehri F, Duan L, Ratnapalan S. Psychosocial impacts of adult strabismus and strabismus surgery: a review of the literature. Can J Ophthalmol. 2020 10; 55(5):445-451. PMID: 33131636.
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    9. Zwaigenbaum L, Nicholas DB, Muskat B, Kilmer C, Newton AS, Craig WR, Ratnapalan S, Cohen-Silver J, Greenblatt A, Roberts W, Sharon R. Perspectives of Health Care Providers Regarding Emergency Department Care of Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder. J Autism Dev Disord. 2016 May; 46(5):1725-36. PMID: 26780909.
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    10. Muskat B, Greenblatt A, Nicholas DB, Ratnapalan S, Cohen-Silver J, Newton AS, Craig WR, Kilmer C, Zwaigenbaum L. Parent and health care provider perspectives related to disclosure of autism spectrum disorder in pediatric emergency departments. Autism. 2016 11; 20(8):986-994. PMID: 26851228.
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    11. Al Sharif S, Ratnapalan S. Managing Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders in Emergency Departments. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2016 Feb; 32(2):101-3. PMID: 26835567.
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    12. Berant R, Ratnapalan S. A Pale Baby With Blue Blood. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2015 Oct; 31(10):713-4. PMID: 26427945.
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    13. Ratnapalan S. What is the proper attire for a Paediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) consultant? Emerg Med J. 2015 Nov; 32(11):902. PMID: 26240078.
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    14. Alterkait A, Jamjoom R, Ratnapalan S. Head trauma and intracranial hemorrhage in children with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2015 Jun; 31(6):454-8. PMID: 26035504.
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    15. Cohen-Silver JH, Muskat B, Ratnapalan S. Autism in the emergency department. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2014 Oct; 53(12):1134-8. PMID: 25031320.
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    16. Zaher E, Keogh K, Ratnapalan S. Effect of domestic violence training: systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Can Fam Physician. 2014 Jul; 60(7):618-24, e340-7. PMID: 25022633.
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    17. Hudson J, Ratnapalan S. Teaching clinical skills with patient resources. Can Fam Physician. 2014 Jul; 60(7):674-7, e372-5. PMID: 25022643.
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    18. Evans A, Caudarella A, Ratnapalan S, Chan K. The cost and impact of the interim federal health program cuts on child refugees in Canada. PLoS One. 2014; 9(5):e96902. PMID: 24809676.
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    19. Al-Azri H, Ratnapalan S. Problem-based learning in continuing medical education: review of randomized controlled trials. Can Fam Physician. 2014 Feb; 60(2):157-65. PMID: 24522680.
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    20. Ratnapalan S. Chloral hydrate sedation in children. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2014 Sep; 53(10):933-6. PMID: 24198315.
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    21. Lochhead A, Jamjoom R, Ratnapalan S. Intussusception in children presenting to the emergency department. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2013 Nov; 52(11):1029-33. PMID: 24137037.
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    22. McCoy S, Wakai A, Blackburn C, Barrett M, Murphy A, Brenner M, Larkin P, Crispino-O'Connell G, Ratnapalan S, O'Sullivan R. Structured sedation programs in the emergency department, hospital and other acute settings: protocol for systematic review of effects and events. Syst Rev. 2013 Oct 01; 2:89. PMID: 24083519.
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    23. Klatt ME, Ratnapalan S. Earlobe anomalies in children. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2014 Aug; 53(9):823-5. PMID: 24065738.
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    24. Alshammary SA, Ratnapalan S, Akturk Z. Continuing medical education as a national strategy to improve access to primary care in Saudi Arabia. J Educ Eval Health Prof. 2013; 10:7. PMID: 24250833.
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    25. Etoom Y, Ratnapalan S. Evaluation of children with heart murmurs. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2014 Feb; 53(2):111-7. PMID: 23671266.
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    26. Ratnapalan S, Martimianakis MA, Cohen-Silver JH, Minnes B, Macgregor D, Allen U, Richardson SE, Friedman JN, Bruce-Barrett C, Haj-Assaad L, Noordermeer J, Daneman D. Pandemic management in a pediatric hospital. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2013 Apr; 52(4):322-8. PMID: 23406719.
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    27. Rayar P, Ratnapalan S. Pediatric ingestions of house hold products containing ethanol: a review. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2013 Mar; 52(3):203-9. PMID: 23299839.
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    28. Ménard L, Ratnapalan S. Teaching moment: reflection in medicine: models and application. Can Fam Physician. 2013 Jan; 59(1):105-7, e57-9. PMID: 23341668.
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    29. Zaher E, Ratnapalan S. Practice-based small group learning programs: systematic review. Can Fam Physician. 2012 Jun; 58(6):637-42, e310-6. PMID: 22859626.
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    30. Ratnapalan S, Brown K, Cieslak P, Cohen-Silver J, Jarvis A, Mounstephen W. Charting errors in a teaching hospital. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2012 Mar; 28(3):268-71. PMID: 22344217.
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    31. Al Odhayani A, Ratnapalan S. Teaching communication skills. Can Fam Physician. 2011 Oct; 57(10):1216-8. PMID: 21998240.
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    32. Ratnapalan S, Cieslak P, Mizzi T, McEvoy J, Mounstephen W. Physicians' perceptions of background noise in a pediatric emergency department. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2011 Sep; 27(9):826-33. PMID: 21878828.
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    33. Ratnapalan S, Brown K, Benson L. Children presenting with acute pericarditis to the emergency department. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2011 Jul; 27(7):581-5. PMID: 21712753.
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    34. Al-Qadhi S, Chan KJ, Fong G, Al-Shanteer S, Ratnapalan S. Management of uncomplicated nail bed lacerations presenting to a children's emergency department. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2011 May; 27(5):379-83. PMID: 21494165.
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    35. O'Gorman A, Ratnapalan S. Hair tourniquet management. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2011 Mar; 27(3):203-4. PMID: 21378520.
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    36. Ratnapalan S, Das L. Causes of eye burns in children. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2011 Feb; 27(2):151-6. PMID: 21293228.
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    37. Ratnapalan S, Mason KP, Mace SE. Pediatric pain management and sedation. Int J Pediatr. 2010; 2010:454731. PMID: 21234403.
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    38. Srouji R, Ratnapalan S, Schneeweiss S. Pain in children: assessment and nonpharmacological management. Int J Pediatr. 2010; 2010. PMID: 20706640.
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    39. Ratnapalan S. Mentoring in medicine. Can Fam Physician. 2010 Feb; 56(2):198. PMID: 20154252.
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    40. Lee CY, Ratnapalan S, Thompson M, Nathan PC, Closs J, French A, Punnett A, Garcia-Bournissen F, Ito S, Koren G. Unusual reactions to 5-HT3 receptor antagonists in a child with rhabdomyosarcoma. Can J Clin Pharmacol. 2010; 17(1):e1-4. PMID: 20051608.
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    41. Yarmolinsky J, Ratnapalan S, Kenny DJ. Variation in urban and rural water fluoride levels in Ontario. J Can Dent Assoc. 2009 Dec; 75(10):707. PMID: 20003754.
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    42. Podbielski DW, Podbielski DW, Surkont M, Tehrani NN, Ratnapalan S, Ratnapalan SR. Pediatric eye injuries in a Canadian emergency department. Can J Ophthalmol. 2009 Oct; 44(5):519-22. PMID: 19789585.
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    43. Lacasse M, Ratnapalan S. Teaching-skills training programs for family medicine residents: systematic review of formats, content, and effects of existing programs. Can Fam Physician. 2009 Sep; 55(9):902-3.e1-5. PMID: 19752261.
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    44. Ratnapalan S, Rayar MS, Crawley M. Educational services for hospitalized children. Paediatr Child Health. 2009 Sep; 14(7):433-6. PMID: 20808470.
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    45. Rimon A, Daneman A, Gerstle JT, Ratnapalan S. Omental infarction in children. J Pediatr. 2009 Sep; 155(3):427-431.e1. PMID: 19540514.
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    46. Al-Farsi S, Oliva M, Davidson R, Richardson SE, Ratnapalan S. Periurethral cleaning prior to urinary catheterization in children: sterile water versus 10% povidone-iodine. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2009 Jul; 48(6):656-60. PMID: 19264723.
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    47. Ratnapalan S, Batty H. To be good enough. Can Fam Physician. 2009 Mar; 55(3):239-42. PMID: 19282524.
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    48. Ratnapalan S. Shades of grey: patient versus client. CMAJ. 2009 Feb 17; 180(4):472. PMID: 19221365.
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    49. Ratnapalan S. Knowledge to action: scholarship for faculty and staff. J Contin Educ Health Prof. 2009; 29(1):32-8. PMID: 19288564.
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    50. Lam-Antoniades M, Ratnapalan S, Tait G. Electronic continuing education in the health professions: an update on evidence from RCTs. J Contin Educ Health Prof. 2009; 29(1):44-51. PMID: 19288566.
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    51. Ratnapalan S, Bentur Y, Koren G. "Doctor, will that x-ray harm my unborn child?". CMAJ. 2008 Dec 02; 179(12):1293-6. PMID: 19047611.
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    52. Oliva MG, Kenny DJ, Ratnapalan S. Nontraumatic dental complaints in a pediatric emergency department. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2008 Nov; 24(11):757-60. PMID: 18955914.
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    53. Cohen-Silver J, Ratnapalan S. Management of infantile colic: a review. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2009 Jan; 48(1):14-7. PMID: 18832537.
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    54. Ratnapalan S. Education: A child's right and our responsibility. Paediatr Child Health. 2008 Sep; 13(7):595-6. PMID: 19436556.
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    55. Al-Ansari K, Sulowski C, Ratnapalan S. Analgesia and sedation practices for incarcerated inguinal hernias in children. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2008 Oct; 47(8):766-9. PMID: 18490664.
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    56. Ricks C, Ratnapalan S, Jain S, Tait G. Evaluating computer-assisted learning for common pediatric emergency procedures. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2008 May; 24(5):284-6. PMID: 18496110.
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    57. Ratnapalan S. Cutting the vagus nerve: Clinical practice and research in medicine. Can Fam Physician. 2008 May; 54(5):748. PMID: 18474712.
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    58. Cheng A, Ratnapalan S. Improving the palatability of activated charcoal in pediatric patients. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2007 Jun; 23(6):384-6. PMID: 17572522.
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    59. Ratnapalan S, Schneeweiss S. Guidelines to practice: the process of planning and implementing a pediatric sedation program. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2007 Apr; 23(4):262-6. PMID: 17438444.
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    60. Schneeweiss S, Ratnapalan S. Impact of a multifaceted pediatric sedation course: self-directed learning versus a formal continuing medical education course to improve knowledge of sedation guidelines. CJEM. 2007 Mar; 9(2):93-100. PMID: 17391579.
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    61. Cohen-Kerem R, Ratnapalan S, Djulus J, Duan X, Chandra RV, Ito S. The attitude of physicians toward cold remedies for upper respiratory infection in infants and children: a questionnaire survey. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2006 Nov; 45(9):828-34. PMID: 17041170.
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    62. Maimon MS, Ratnapalan S, Do A, Kirsh JA, Wilson GJ, Benson LN. Cardiac perforation 6 weeks after percutaneous atrial septal defect repair using an Amplatzer septal occluder. Pediatrics. 2006 Nov; 118(5):e1572-5. PMID: 17043132.
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    63. Lang BA, Yeung RS, Oen KG, Malleson PN, Huber AM, Riley M, Ebbeson R, Ramsey SE, Laxer RM, Silverman ED, McCrindle BW, Ratnapalan S, Feldman BM. Corticosteroid treatment of refractory Kawasaki disease. J Rheumatol. 2006 Apr; 33(4):803-9. PMID: 16583481.
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    64. Ratnapalan S, Parkin PC, Allen U. Case 1: The deadly danger of pertussis. Paediatr Child Health. 2005 Apr; 10(4):221-2. PMID: 19668618.
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    65. Ratnapalan S, Greenberg M, Armstrong D. Tattoos and MRI. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2004 Aug; 183(2):541. PMID: 15269057.
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    66. Ratnapalan S, Bona N, Chandra K, Koren G. Physicians' perceptions of teratogenic risk associated with radiography and CT during early pregnancy. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2004 May; 182(5):1107-9. PMID: 15100102.
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    67. Ratnapalan S, Ito S. Pediatric resident education and needs assessment in clinical pharmacology. Can J Clin Pharmacol. 2004; 11(1):e150-5. PMID: 15300957.
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    68. Ratnapalan S, Bona N, Koren G. Ionizing radiation during pregnancy. Can Fam Physician. 2003 Jul; 49:873-4. PMID: 12901480.
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    69. Ratnapalan S, Potylitsina Y, Tan LH, Roifman M, Koren G. Measuring a toddler's mouthful: toxicologic considerations. J Pediatr. 2003 Jun; 142(6):729-30. PMID: 12838206.
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    70. Ratnapalan S, Griffiths K, Costei AM, Benson L, Koren G. Digoxin-carvedilol interactions in children. J Pediatr. 2003 May; 142(5):572-4. PMID: 12756393.
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    71. Ratnapalan S, Hilliard RI. Needs Assessment in Postgraduate Medical Education: A Review. Med Educ Online. 2002 Dec; 7(1):4542. PMID: 28253764.
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    72. Ratnapalan S, Koren G. Taking ACE inhibitors during pregnancy. Is it safe? Can Fam Physician. 2002 Jun; 48:1047-9. PMID: 12113190.
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    73. Diav-Citrin O, Ratnapalan S, Grouhi M, Roifman C, Koren G. Medication errors in paediatrics: a case report and systematic review of risk factors. Paediatr Drugs. 2000 May-Jun; 2(3):239-42. PMID: 10937473.
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    74. Ratnapalan S, Diav-Citrin O, King SM, Koren G. Universal HIV testing in pregnancy. Can Fam Physician. 2000 Mar; 46:508-10, 519-22. PMID: 10751987.
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    75. Ratnapalan S, King S, Koren G, Ratnaplan S. Testing women for HIV. Can Fam Physician. 1997 Aug; 43:1349-51. PMID: 9266115.
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