Associate Professor Stephen Edward Asha
Conjoint Associate Professor

Associate Professor Stephen Edward Asha

medicine-health
St. George Clin Sch- Operating

A/Professor Stephen Asha is a senior staff specialist in Emergency Medicine at St George Hospital and an Associate Professor (Conjoint) of the St George & Sutherland Clinical School, located on the grounds of the St George Hospital.

Research Interests:
As an Emergency Physician my research interests cover the spectrum of medicine and surgery, with an emphasis on trauma. I have a particular interest in diagnostic accuracy studies. Past and current research areas have included radiation exposure of trauma patients from CT scans, evaluation of strategies to improve Emergency Department patient flow, blunt thoracic trauma management, cervical spine evaluation in trauma, Emergency Department evaluation of suspected drug mules, primary spontaneous pneumothorax management, and diagnostic utility of d-dimer for aortic dissection, amongst other topics

Broad Research Areas: Diagnostic test accuracy, trauma, emergency department flow

Qualifications:BSc, MBBS(Hons), FACEM, MMed(Clin Epi)

Society Memberships & Professional Activities:

                    Senior Staff Specialist in Emergency Medicine St George Hospital

                    Director of Emergency Medicine Research St George Hospital

                    St George Medical Research Foundation

                    Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

                    Australian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine

Phone
02 9113 1650
Location
Emergency Department St George Hospital Kogarah NSW 2217

Publications

  • Journal articles | 2021
    Associate Professor Stephen Edward Asha
    Asha SE; Curtis K; Healy G; Neuhaus L; Tzannes A; Wright K, 2021, 'Neurologic outcomes following the introduction of a policy for using soft cervical collars in suspected traumatic cervical spine injury: A retrospective chart review', EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia, vol. 33, pp. 19 - 24, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1742-6723.13646
    Journal articles | 2021
    Associate Professor Stephen Edward Asha
    Kourouche S; Curtis K; Munroe B; Asha SE; Carey I; Considine J; Fry M; Lyons J; Middleton S; Mitchell R; Shaban RZ; Unsworth A; Buckley T, 2021, 'Implementation of a hospital-wide multidisciplinary blunt chest injury care bundle (ChIP): Fidelity of delivery evaluation', Australian Critical Care, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aucc.2021.04.003
    Journal articles | 2021
    Associate Professor Stephen Edward Asha
    Oh J; Asha SE, 2021, 'The HEART score to identify emergency department patients suspected of an acute coronary syndrome who can be removed from cardiac monitoring: A retrospective chart review', EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1742-6723.13818
    Journal articles | 2020
    Associate Professor Stephen Edward Asha
    Brown SGA; Ball EL; Perrin K; Asha SE; Braithwaite I; Egerton-Warburton D; Jones PG; Keijzers G; Kinnear FB; Kwan BCH; Lam KV; Lee YCG; Nowitz M; Read CA; Simpson G; Smith JA; Summers QA; Weatherall M; Beasley R, 2020, 'Conservative versus interventional treatment for spontaneous pneumothorax', New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 382, pp. 405 - 415, http://dx.doi.org/10.1056/NEJMoa1910775
    Journal articles | 2020
    Associate Professor Stephen Edward Asha
    Asha SE; Doyle S; Paull G; Hsieh V, 2020, 'The incidence of airway haemorrhage in manual versus mechanical cardiopulmonary resuscitation', Emergency Medicine Journal, vol. 37, pp. 14 - 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/emermed-2019-208568
    Journal articles | 2020
    Associate Professor Stephen Edward Asha
    Marinus Batt N; Radford A; Milinis K; Asha S, 2020, 'Correlating pulmonary embolism severity with short term mortality to risk stratify for outpatient management', Acute Medicine, vol. 19, pp. 69 - 75
    Journal articles | 2020
    Associate Professor Stephen Edward Asha
    Kelly AM; Van Meer O; Keijzers G; Motiejunaite J; Jones P; Body R; Craig S; Karamercan M; Klim S; Harjola VP; Verschuren F; Holdgate A; Christ M; Golea A; Graham CA; Capsec J; Barletta C; Garcia-Castrillo L; Kuan WS; Laribi S; McNulty R; Tan C; Cowell DL; Jain N; Devillecourt T; Forrester A; Lee K; Chalkley D; Gillett M; Lozzi L; Asha S; Duffy M; Watkins G; Stone R; Rosengren D; Thone J; Martin S; Orda U; Thom O; Kinnear F; Eley R; Ryan A; Morel D; May C; Furyk J; Thomson G; Smith S; Smith R; Maclean A; Grummisch M; Meyer A; Meek R; Rosengarten P; Chan B; Haythorne H; Archer P; Wilson K; Knott J; Ritchie P; Bryant M; MacDonald S; Lee T; Mahlangu M; Mountain D; Rogers I; Otto T; Stuart P; Bament J; Brown M; Greven-Garcia R; Scott M; Cheri T; Nguyen M; Wong CP; Wong TW; Leung LP; Man CK; Saiboon IM; Rahman NH; Lee WY; Lee FCY; Russell SK; Lawoko C; Al Dandachi G; Maignan M; Hermand DC; Tessier C; Roy PM; Bucco L; Duytsche N; Garmilla P; Carbone G; Cosentini R; Truță S; Hrihorișan N; Cimpoeșu D; Rotaru L; Petrică A; Cojocaru M, 2020, 'Get with the guidelines: management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in emergency departments in Europe and Australasia is sub-optimal', Internal Medicine Journal, vol. 50, pp. 200 - 208, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/imj.14323
    Journal articles | 2020
    Associate Professor Stephen Edward Asha
    Jones P; Kelly AM; Keijzers G; Klim S; Holdgate A; Graham CA; Craig S; Kuan WS; Laribi S; McNulty R; Tan C; Cowell DL; Jain N; Devillecourt T; Forrester A; Lee K; Chalkley D; Gillett M; Lozzi L; Asha S; Duffy M; Watkins G; Stone R; Rosengren D; Thone J; Martin S; Orda U; Thom O; Kinnear F; Eley R; Ryan A; Morel D; May C; Furyk J; Thomson G; Smith S; Smith R; Maclean A; Grummisch M; Meyer A; Meek R; Rosengarten P; Chan B; Haythorne H; Archer P; Wilson K; Knott J; Ritchie P; Bryant M; MacDonald S; Lee T; Mahlangu M; Mountain D; Rogers I; Otto T; Stuart P; Bament J; Brown M; Greven-Garcia R; Scott M; Cheri T; Nguyen M; Graham C; Wong CP; Wong TW; Leung LP; Man CK; Saiboon IM; Rahman NH; Lee WY; Yue Lee FC; Russell K; Lawoko C, 2020, 'Chronic disease management in emergency department patients presenting with dyspnoea', EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia, vol. 32, pp. 1067 - 1070, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1742-6723.13625
    Journal articles | 2020
    Associate Professor Stephen Edward Asha
    Sanchez S; Miller M; Asha S, 2020, 'Assessing the validity of two-dimensional carotid ultrasound to detect the presence and absence of a pulse', Resuscitation, vol. 157, pp. 67 - 73, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.resuscitation.2020.10.002
    Journal articles | 2020
    Associate Professor Stephen Edward Asha
    Schütze H; Rees R; Asha S; Eagar K, 2020, 'A tool to identify potential primary care presentations in the hospital emergency department', European Journal of Public Health, vol. 30, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckaa165.598
    Journal articles | 2019
    Associate Professor Stephen Edward Asha
    Jiang O; Asha SE; Keady J; Curtis K, 2019, 'Position of the abdominal seat belt sign and its predictive utility for abdominal trauma', EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia, vol. 31, pp. 112 - 116, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1742-6723.13187
    Journal articles | 2019
    Associate Professor Stephen Edward Asha
    Cardona M; O'Sullivan M; Lewis ET; Turner RM; Garden F; Alkhouri H; Asha S; Mackenzie J; Perkins M; Suri S, 2019, 'Prospective validation of a checklist to predict short‐term death in older patients after emergency department admission in Australia and Ireland', Academic Emergency Medicine, vol. 26, pp. 610 - 620, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/acem.13664
    Journal articles | 2019
    Associate Professor Stephen Edward Asha
    Schütze H; Rees R; Asha S; Eagar K, 2019, 'Development and evaluation of a code frame to identify potential primary care presentations in the hospital emergency department', EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia, vol. 31, pp. 982 - 988, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1742-6723.13293
    Journal articles | 2019
    Associate Professor Stephen Edward Asha
    Wong EKC; Lee PS; Ansary S; Asha S; Wong KKH; Yee BJ; Ng AT, 2019, 'Role of venous blood gases in hypercapnic respiratory failure chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients presenting to the emergency department', Internal Medicine Journal, vol. 49, pp. 834 - 837, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/imj.14186
    Journal articles | 2019
    Associate Professor Stephen Edward Asha
    Lewis ET; Dent E; Alkhouri H; Kellett J; Williamson M; Asha S; Holdgate A; Mackenzie J; Winoto L; Fajardo-Pulido D; Ticehurst M; Hillman K; McCarthy S; Elcombe E; Rogers K; Cardona M, 2019, 'Which frailty scale for patients admitted via Emergency Department? A cohort study', Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, vol. 80, pp. 104 - 114, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.archger.2018.11.002
    Journal articles | 2018
    Associate Professor Stephen Edward Asha
    Cardona M; Lewis ET; Turner RM; Alkhouri H; Asha S; Mackenzie J; Perkins M; Suri S; Holdgate A; Winoto L, 2018, 'Efficacy of a tool to predict short-term mortality in older people presenting at emergency departments: protocol for a multi-centre cohort study', Archives of gerontology and geriatrics, vol. 76, pp. 169 - 174, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.archger.2018.02.014
    Journal articles | 2018
    Associate Professor Stephen Edward Asha
    Cardona M; Lewis ET; Kristensen MR; Skjøt-Arkil H; Ekmann AA; Nygaard HH; Jensen JJ; Jensen RO; Pedersen JL; Turner RM, 2018, 'Predictive validity of the CriSTAL tool for short-term mortality in older people presenting at emergency departments: a prospective study', European geriatric medicine, vol. 9, pp. 891 - 901, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s41999-018-0123-6
    Journal articles | 2017
    Associate Professor Stephen Edward Asha
    Curtis K; Van C; Lam M; Asha S; Unsworth A; Clements A; Atkins L, 2017, 'Implementation evaluation and refinement of an intervention to improve blunt chest injury management—A mixed-methods study', Journal of Clinical Nursing, vol. 26, pp. 4506 - 4518, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jocn.13782
    Journal articles | 2017
    Associate Professor Stephen Edward Asha
    Shetty SH; Assem Y; Khedekar RG; Asha S; Arora M, 2017, 'Indian Orthopaedic surgeons are less burned out than their Western colleagues', Journal of Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery, vol. 4, pp. 1 - 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jajs.2017.03.005
    Journal articles | 2017
    Associate Professor Stephen Edward Asha
    Kelly AM; Keijzers G; Klim S; Graham CA; Craig S; Kuan WS; Jones P; Holdgate A; Lawoko C; Laribi S; Cowell DL; Jain N; De Villecourt T; Lee K; Chalkley D; Lozzi L; Asha SE; Duffy M; Watkins G; Rosengren D; Thone J; Martin S; Orda U; Thom O; Kinnear F; Watson M; Eley R; Ryan A; Morel DG; Furyk J; Smith RD; Grummisch M; Meek R; Rosengarten P; Chan B; Haythorne H; Archer P; Wilson K; Knott J; Ritchie P; Bryant M; MacDonald S; Mahlangu M; Scott M; Cheri T; Nguyen M; Chor MS; Wong CP; Wong TW; Leung LP; Man CK; Rahman NH; Lee WY; Lee FCY; Goh SE; Russell K, 2017, 'An Observational Study of Dyspnea in Emergency Departments: The Asia, Australia, and New Zealand Dyspnea in Emergency Departments Study (AANZDEM)', Academic Emergency Medicine, vol. 24, pp. 328 - 336, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/acem.13118
    Journal articles | 2016
    Associate Professor Stephen Edward Asha
    Kelly AM; Holdgate A; Keijzers G; Klim S; Graham CA; Craig S; Kuan WS; Jones P; Lawoko C; Laribi S; McNulty R; Cowell DL; Jain N; De Villecourt T; Lee K; Chalkley D; Lozzi L; Asha SE; Duffy M; Watkins G; Rosengren D; Thone J; Martin S; Orda U; Thom O; Kinnear F; Watson M; Eley R; Ryan A; Morel DG; Furyk J; Smith RDB; Grummisch M; Meek R; Rosengarten P; Chan B; Haythorne H; Archer P; Wilson K; Knott J; Ritchie P; Bryant M; MacDonald S; Mahlangu M; Scott M; Cheri T; Nguyen M; Chor MSY; Wong CP; Wong TW; Leung LP; Man CK; Saiboon IM; Rahman NH; Lee WY; Lee FCY; Goh SE; Russell K, 2016, 'Epidemiology, prehospital care and outcomes of patients arriving by ambulance with dyspnoea: An observational study', Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine, vol. 24, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13049-016-0305-5
    Journal articles | 2016
    Associate Professor Stephen Edward Asha
    Brown SGA; Ball EL; Perrin K; Read CA; Asha SE; Beasley R; Egerton-Warburton D; Jones PG; Keijzers G; Kinnear FB; Kwan BCH; Lee YCG; Smith JA; Summers QA; Simpson G, 2016, 'Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial of invasive versus conservative management of primary spontaneous pneumothorax', BMJ open, vol. 6, pp. e011826, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011826
    Journal articles | 2016
    Associate Professor Stephen Edward Asha
    Qurashi S; Chinnappa J; Rositano P; Asha S, 2016, 'SuperPATH® Minimally Invasive Total Hip Arthroplasty - An Australian Experience', Reconstructive Review, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.15438/rr.6.2.139
    Journal articles | 2016
    Associate Professor Stephen Edward Asha
    Curtis K; Asha SE; Unsworth A; Lam M; Goldsmith H; Langcake M; Dwyer D, 2016, 'ChIP: An early activation protocol for isolated blunt chest injury improves outcomes, a retrospective cohort study', Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, vol. 19, pp. 127 - 132, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aenj.2016.06.002
    Journal articles | 2016
    Associate Professor Stephen Edward Asha
    Oh JJ; Asha SE; Curtis K, 2016, 'Diagnostic accuracy of flexion-extension radiography for the detection of ligamentous cervical spine injury following a normal cervical spine computed tomography', EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia, vol. 28, pp. 450 - 455, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1742-6723.12612
    Journal articles | 2016
    Associate Professor Stephen Edward Asha
    Oh JJ; Asha SE, 2016, 'Utility of flexion-extension radiography for the detection of ligamentous cervical spine injury and its current role in the clearance of the cervical spine', EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia, vol. 28, pp. 216 - 223, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1742-6723.12525
    Journal articles | 2015
    Associate Professor Stephen Edward Asha
    Kelly AM; Keijzers G; Klim S; Graham CA; Craig S; Kuan WS; Jones P; Holdgate A; Lawoko C; Laribi S; McNulty R; Tan C; Cowell DL; Jain N; Devillecourt T; Forrester A; Lee K; Chalkley D; Gillett M; Lozzi L; Asha S; Duffy M; Watkins G; Stone R; Rosengren D; Thone J; Martin S; Orda U; Thom O; Kinnear F; Eley R; Ryan A; Morel D; May C; Furyk J; Thomson G; Smith S; Smith R; Maclean A; Grummisch M; Meyer A; Meek R; Rosengarten P; Chan B; Haythorne H; Archer P; Wilson K; Knott J; Ritchie P; Bryant M; MacDonald S; Lee T; Mahlangu M; Mountain D; Rogers I; Otto T; Stuart P; Bament J; Brown M; Greven-Garcia R; Scott M; Cheri T; Nguyen M; Chi-Pang Wong ; Wong TW; Ling-Pong Leung ; Man CK; Saiboon IM; Rahman NH; Lee WY; Lee FCY; Russell K; Anne-Maree Kelly , 2015, 'Asia, Australia and New Zealand Dyspnoea in Emergency Departments (AANZDEM) study: Rationale, design and analysis', EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia, vol. 27, pp. 187 - 191, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1742-6723.12397
    Journal articles | 2015
    Associate Professor Stephen Edward Asha
    Asha SE; Cooke A, 2015, 'Sensitivity and Specificity of Emergency Physicians and Trainees for Identifying Internally Concealed Drug Packages on Abdominal Computed Tomography Scan: Do Lung Windows Improve Accuracy?', Journal of Emergency Medicine, vol. 49, pp. 268 - 273, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jemermed.2015.02.009
    Journal articles | 2015
    Associate Professor Stephen Edward Asha
    Asha SE; Miers JW, 2015, 'A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of D-dimer as a Rule-out Test for Suspected Acute Aortic Dissection', Annals of Emergency Medicine, vol. 66, pp. 368 - 378, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.annemergmed.2015.02.013
    Journal articles | 2015
    Associate Professor Stephen Edward Asha
    Unsworth A; Curtis K; Asha EE, 2015, 'Treatments for blunt chest trauma and their impact on patient outcomes and health service delivery', Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine, vol. 23, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13049-015-0091-5
    Journal articles | 2015
    Associate Professor Stephen Edward Asha
    Asha SE; Cooke A; Walter E; Weaver J, 2015, 'Three-month outcome of patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome using point-of-care cardiac troponin-T testing compared with laboratory-based cardiac troponin-T testing: A randomised trial', Emergency Medicine Journal, vol. 32, pp. 601 - 607, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/emermed-2014-203958
    Journal articles | 2015
    Associate Professor Stephen Edward Asha
    Asha SE; Higham M; Child P, 2015, 'Sensitivity and specificity of CT scanning for determining the number of internally concealed packages in 'body-packers'', Emergency Medicine Journal, vol. 32, pp. 387 - 391, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/emermed-2013-203389
    Journal articles | 2015
    Associate Professor Stephen Edward Asha
    Asha SE; Kerr A; Jones K; McAlpine A, 2015, 'Benztropine for the relief of acute non-traumatic neck pain (wry neck): A randomised trial', Emergency Medicine Journal, vol. 32, pp. 616 - 619, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/emermed-2014-204317
    Journal articles | 2014
    Associate Professor Stephen Edward Asha
    Asha SE; Chan ACF; Walter E; Kelly PJ; Morton RL; Ajami A; Wilson RD; Honneyman D, 2014, 'Impact from point-of-care devices on emergency department patient processing times compared with central laboratory testing of blood samples: A randomised controlled trial and cost-effectiveness analysis', Emergency Medicine Journal, vol. 31, pp. 714 - 719, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/emermed-2013-202632
    Journal articles | 2014
    Associate Professor Stephen Edward Asha
    Asha SE; Ajami A, 2014, 'Improvement in emergency department length of stay using a nurse-led 'emergency journey coordinator': A before/after study', EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia, vol. 26, pp. 158 - 163, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1742-6723.12201
    Journal articles | 2013
    Associate Professor Stephen Edward Asha
    Asha SE; Ajami A, 2013, 'Improvement in emergency department length of stay using an early senior medical assessment and streaming model of care: A cohort study', EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia, vol. 25, pp. 445 - 451, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1742-6723.12128
    Journal articles | 2013
    Associate Professor Stephen Edward Asha
    Asha SE; Pryor R, 2013, 'Validation of a method to assess range of motion of the cervical spine using a tape measure', Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, vol. 36, pp. 538 - 545, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmpt.2013.07.005
    Journal articles | 2013
    Associate Professor Stephen Edward Asha
    Arora M; Asha S; Chinnappa J; Diwan AD, 2013, 'Review article: Burnout in emergency medicine physicians', EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia, vol. 25, pp. 491 - 495, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1742-6723.12135
    Journal articles | 2013
    Associate Professor Stephen Edward Asha
    Nichols M; Acker J; Bendall J; Asha SE, 2013, 'Evaluating the incidence of unrecognised oesophageal intubation by paramedics', Journal of Paramedic Practice, vol. 5, pp. 212 - 218, http://www.paramedicpractice.com/
    Journal articles | 2013
    Associate Professor Stephen Edward Asha
    Asha SE; Curtis KA; Taylor C; Kwok A, 2013, 'Patient-controlled analgesia compared with interval analgesic dosing for reducing complications in blunt thoracic trauma: A retrospective cohort study', Emergency Medicine Journal, vol. 30, pp. 1024 - 1028, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/emermed-2012-201980
    Journal articles | 2012
    Associate Professor Stephen Edward Asha
    Qureshi R; Asha SE; Zahra M; Howell S, 2012, 'Factors associated with failure to follow up with a general practitioner after discharge from the emergency department', EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia, vol. 24, pp. 604 - 609, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1742-6723.2012.01610.x
    Journal articles | 2012
    Associate Professor Stephen Edward Asha
    Asha SE; Kwok A; Curtis KA; Taylor C, 2012, 'Patient-controlled analgesia compared with interval analgesic dosing for reducing complications in blunt thoracic trauma: A retrospective cohort study', Emergency Medicine Journal, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/emermed-2012-201980
    Journal articles | 2012
    Associate Professor Stephen Edward Asha
    Jamali S; Asha SE, 2012, 'Reproducibility of the Seated Reduction Technique for Anterior Shoulder Dislocation When Performed by Doctors with Minimal Experience in the Technique', Emergency Medicine: Open Access, vol. 02, http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2165-7548.1000109
    Journal articles | 2011
    Associate Professor Stephen Edward Asha
    Fry M; Fong J; Asha S; Arendts G, 2011, 'A 12-month evaluation of the impact of Transitional Emergency Nurse Practitioners in one metropolitan Emergency Department', Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, vol. 14, pp. 4 - 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aenj.2010.10.001
    Journal articles | 2011
    Associate Professor Stephen Edward Asha
    Asha S; Titmuss K; Black D, 2011, 'No effect of time of day at presentation to the emergency department on the outcome of patients who are admitted to the intensive care unit', Emergency Medicine Australasia, vol. 23, pp. 33 - 38, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1742-6723.2010.01371.x
    Journal articles | 2003
    Associate Professor Stephen Edward Asha
    Holdgate A; Asha S; Craig J; Thompson J, 2003, 'Comparison of a verbal numeric rating scale with the visual analogue scale for the measurement of acute pain', Emergency Medicine, vol. 15, pp. 441 - 446, http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1442-2026.2003.00499.x

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