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William Clayton Bordley

Professor of Pediatrics
Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine
Div of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, DUMC Box 102376, Durham, NC 27710
DUMC 102376, Suite T903, Room T903D, Durham, NC 27710

Selected Publications


Good to Great: Quality-Improvement Initiative Increases and Sustains Pediatric Health Care Worker Hand Hygiene Compliance.

Journal Article Hosp Pediatr · April 2017 OBJECTIVE: The Joint Commission, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the World Health Organization challenge hospitals to achieve and sustain compliance with effective hand hygiene (HH) practice; however, many inpatient units fail to achiev ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Dental Emergency Practice Characteristics Among North Carolina Pediatric and General Dentists.

Journal Article Pediatr Dent · March 15, 2017 PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to assess after-hours practice characteristics of pediatric dentists (PDs) and general dentists (GDs) and determine how patients-of-record obtain after-hours emergency dental care. METHODS: A 29-item survey was electr ... Link to item Cite

A policy review of after-hours emergency dental care responsibilities.

Journal Article J Public Health Dent · September 2016 OBJECTIVES: To examine professional guidelines and/or requirements of state and national dental organizations regarding the responsibility of dentists for after-hours emergency care. METHODS: Guidelines of national dental professional organizations, specia ... Full text Link to item Cite

Clinical practice guideline for the diagnosis and management of acute bacterial sinusitis in children aged 1 to 18 years.

Journal Article Pediatrics · July 2013 OBJECTIVE: To update the American Academy of Pediatrics clinical practice guideline regarding the diagnosis and management of acute bacterial sinusitis in children and adolescents. METHODS: Analysis of the medical literature published since the last versio ... Full text Link to item Cite

Population-based drug-related anaphylaxis in children and adolescents captured by South Carolina Emergency Room Hospital Discharge Database (SCERHDD) (2000-2002).

Journal Article Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf · December 2007 PURPOSE: Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening condition; drug-related anaphylaxis represents approximately 10% of all cases. We assessed the utility of a statewide emergency department (ED) database for identifying drug-related anaphylaxis in children by deve ... Full text Link to item Cite

Do We Really Need More Trials About the Efficacy of Commonly Used Treatments for Bronchiolitis?—Reply

Journal Article Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine · February 1, 2005 Full text Cite

Bronchiolitis.

Journal Article Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med · July 2004 Full text Link to item Cite

Bronchiolitis—Reply

Journal Article Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine · July 1, 2004 Full text Cite

Data on treating bronchiolitis severely limited

Journal Article Journal of Family Practice · May 1, 2004 Cite

Diagnosis and testing in bronchiolitis: a systematic review.

Journal Article Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med · February 2004 Featured Publication BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of bronchiolitis is based on typical history and results of a physical examination. The indications for and utility of diagnostic and supportive laboratory testing (eg, chest x-ray films, complete blood cell counts, and respirator ... Full text Link to item Cite

Pharmacologic treatment of bronchiolitis in infants and children: a systematic review.

Journal Article Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med · February 2004 Featured Publication BACKGROUND: Bronchiolitis is the most common lower respiratory tract infection in infants. Up to 3% of all children in their first year of life are hospitalized with bronchiolitis. Bronchodilators and corticosteroids are commonly used treatments, but littl ... Full text Link to item Cite

Office preparedness for pediatric emergencies: a randomized, controlled trial of an office-based training program.

Journal Article Pediatrics · August 2003 Featured Publication OBJECTIVE: Many children enter the emergency medical system through primary care offices, yet these offices may not be adequately prepared to stabilize severely ill children. We conducted this study to evaluate the effectiveness of an office-based educatio ... Full text Link to item Cite

Review: Patient reminder or recall systems improve immunisation rates

Journal Article Evidence-Based Medicine · July 1, 2003 Full text Cite

Bronchiolitis management preferences and the influence of pulse oximetry and respiratory rate on the decision to admit.

Journal Article Pediatrics · January 2003 OBJECTIVE: High incidence, rising admission rates, and relatively ineffective therapies make the management of bronchiolitis controversial. Since 1980, the rate of hospitalization for children with bronchiolitis has increased by nearly 250%, whereas mortal ... Full text Link to item Cite

Management of bronchiolitis in infants and children.

Journal Article Evid Rep Technol Assess (Summ) · January 2003 Link to item Cite

The association of handgun ownership and storage practices with safety consciousness.

Journal Article Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med · August 2002 BACKGROUND: As with other injury prevention practices, education about safe firearm storage is recommended to prevent injuries to children. OBJECTIVE: To assess whether parents who are safety conscious in other respects also practice firearm safety. METHOD ... Full text Link to item Cite

Good to Great: Quality-Improvement Initiative Increases and Sustains Pediatric Health Care Worker Hand Hygiene Compliance.

Journal Article Hosp Pediatr · April 2017 OBJECTIVE: The Joint Commission, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the World Health Organization challenge hospitals to achieve and sustain compliance with effective hand hygiene (HH) practice; however, many inpatient units fail to achiev ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Dental Emergency Practice Characteristics Among North Carolina Pediatric and General Dentists.

Journal Article Pediatr Dent · March 15, 2017 PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to assess after-hours practice characteristics of pediatric dentists (PDs) and general dentists (GDs) and determine how patients-of-record obtain after-hours emergency dental care. METHODS: A 29-item survey was electr ... Link to item Cite

A policy review of after-hours emergency dental care responsibilities.

Journal Article J Public Health Dent · September 2016 OBJECTIVES: To examine professional guidelines and/or requirements of state and national dental organizations regarding the responsibility of dentists for after-hours emergency care. METHODS: Guidelines of national dental professional organizations, specia ... Full text Link to item Cite

Clinical practice guideline for the diagnosis and management of acute bacterial sinusitis in children aged 1 to 18 years.

Journal Article Pediatrics · July 2013 OBJECTIVE: To update the American Academy of Pediatrics clinical practice guideline regarding the diagnosis and management of acute bacterial sinusitis in children and adolescents. METHODS: Analysis of the medical literature published since the last versio ... Full text Link to item Cite

Population-based drug-related anaphylaxis in children and adolescents captured by South Carolina Emergency Room Hospital Discharge Database (SCERHDD) (2000-2002).

Journal Article Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf · December 2007 PURPOSE: Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening condition; drug-related anaphylaxis represents approximately 10% of all cases. We assessed the utility of a statewide emergency department (ED) database for identifying drug-related anaphylaxis in children by deve ... Full text Link to item Cite

Do We Really Need More Trials About the Efficacy of Commonly Used Treatments for Bronchiolitis?—Reply

Journal Article Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine · February 1, 2005 Full text Cite

Bronchiolitis.

Journal Article Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med · July 2004 Full text Link to item Cite

Bronchiolitis—Reply

Journal Article Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine · July 1, 2004 Full text Cite

Data on treating bronchiolitis severely limited

Journal Article Journal of Family Practice · May 1, 2004 Cite

Diagnosis and testing in bronchiolitis: a systematic review.

Journal Article Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med · February 2004 Featured Publication BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of bronchiolitis is based on typical history and results of a physical examination. The indications for and utility of diagnostic and supportive laboratory testing (eg, chest x-ray films, complete blood cell counts, and respirator ... Full text Link to item Cite

Pharmacologic treatment of bronchiolitis in infants and children: a systematic review.

Journal Article Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med · February 2004 Featured Publication BACKGROUND: Bronchiolitis is the most common lower respiratory tract infection in infants. Up to 3% of all children in their first year of life are hospitalized with bronchiolitis. Bronchodilators and corticosteroids are commonly used treatments, but littl ... Full text Link to item Cite

Office preparedness for pediatric emergencies: a randomized, controlled trial of an office-based training program.

Journal Article Pediatrics · August 2003 Featured Publication OBJECTIVE: Many children enter the emergency medical system through primary care offices, yet these offices may not be adequately prepared to stabilize severely ill children. We conducted this study to evaluate the effectiveness of an office-based educatio ... Full text Link to item Cite

Review: Patient reminder or recall systems improve immunisation rates

Journal Article Evidence-Based Medicine · July 1, 2003 Full text Cite

Bronchiolitis management preferences and the influence of pulse oximetry and respiratory rate on the decision to admit.

Journal Article Pediatrics · January 2003 OBJECTIVE: High incidence, rising admission rates, and relatively ineffective therapies make the management of bronchiolitis controversial. Since 1980, the rate of hospitalization for children with bronchiolitis has increased by nearly 250%, whereas mortal ... Full text Link to item Cite

Management of bronchiolitis in infants and children.

Journal Article Evid Rep Technol Assess (Summ) · January 2003 Link to item Cite

The association of handgun ownership and storage practices with safety consciousness.

Journal Article Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med · August 2002 BACKGROUND: As with other injury prevention practices, education about safe firearm storage is recommended to prevent injuries to children. OBJECTIVE: To assess whether parents who are safety conscious in other respects also practice firearm safety. METHOD ... Full text Link to item Cite

Interventions aimed at improving immunization rates.

Journal Article Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online) · 2002 BACKGROUND: Immunization rates for children and adults are rising, but coverage levels have not reached national goals. As a result of low immunization rates, vaccine-preventable diseases still occur. In an era of increasing complexity of immunization sche ... Cite

Outcomes research and emergency medical services for children: domains, challenges, and opportunities.

Journal Article Ambul Pediatr · 2002 Featured Publication Outcomes research focuses on the end results of medical care. This paper describes the specific domains of outcomes research, namely, clinical effectiveness, quality of care, quality of life, patient satisfaction, cost-effectiveness, and organization of ca ... Full text Link to item Cite

Interventions aimed at improving immunization rates.

Journal Article Cochrane Database Syst Rev · 2002 BACKGROUND: Immunization rates for children and adults are rising, but coverage levels have not reached national goals. As a result of low immunization rates, vaccine-preventable diseases still occur. In an era of increasing complexity of immunization sche ... Full text Link to item Cite

Improving preventive service delivery through office systems.

Journal Article Pediatrics · September 2001 OBJECTIVE: Rates of childhood immunizations and other preventive services are lower in many practices than national goals and providers' own estimates. Office systems have been used in adult settings to improve the delivery of preventive care, but their ef ... Full text Link to item Cite

From concept to application: the impact of a community-wide intervention to improve the delivery of preventive services to children.

Journal Article Pediatrics · September 2001 OBJECTIVE: To improve health outcomes of children, the US Maternal and Child Health Bureau has recommended more effective organization of preventive services within primary care practices and more coordination between practices and community-based agencies ... Full text Link to item Cite

Clinical practice guideline: management of sinusitis.

Journal Article Pediatrics · September 2001 This clinical practice guideline formulates recommendations for health care providers regarding the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of children, ages 1 to 21 years, with uncomplicated acute, subacute, and recurrent acute bacterial sinusitis. It was de ... Full text Link to item Cite

Measuring the process of preventive service delivery in primary care practices for children

Journal Article Pediatrics · October 24, 2000 Background. Children may fall behind on preventive services because they do not receive needed services at the time of an office visit (a missed opportunity). However, methods are needed to measure problems in the care delivery process that lead to missed ... Cite

Effect of patient reminder/recall interventions on immunization rates: A review.

Journal Article JAMA · October 11, 2000 CONTEXT: Immunization rates for children and adults remain below national goals. While experts recommend that health care professionals remind patients of needed immunizations, few practitioners actually use reminders. Little is known about the effectivene ... Full text Link to item Cite

Measuring the process of preventive service delivery in primary care practices for children.

Journal Article Pediatrics · October 2000 BACKGROUND: Children may fall behind on preventive services because they do not receive needed services at the time of an office visit (a missed opportunity). However, methods are needed to measure problems in the care delivery process that lead to missed ... Link to item Cite

The effect of audit and feedback on immunization delivery: a systematic review.

Journal Article Am J Prev Med · May 2000 OBJECTIVE: To assess the effective of audit and feedback (A&F) on immunization delivery by health care professionals. DESIGN: Systematic review of published literature. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Changes in immunization rates. METHODS: We searched Medline betw ... Full text Link to item Cite

A systematic review of vision screening tests for the detection of amblyopia.

Journal Article Pediatrics · November 1999 OBJECTIVE: To review the test characteristics and the quality of evidence regarding available screening tests for the detection of amblyopia in preschool-aged children to help primary care practitioners select a screening strategy. DESIGN: Systematic revie ... Link to item Cite

A systematic review of vision screening tests for the detection of amblyopia

Journal Article Pediatrics · January 1, 1999 Objective. To review the test characteristics and the quality of evidence regarding available screening tests for the detection of amblyopia in preschool-aged children to help primary care practitioners select a screening Strategy. Design. Systematic revie ... Cite

Cost-effectiveness analysis of lead poisoning screening strategies following the 1997 guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Journal Article Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med · December 1998 OBJECTIVE: To compare blood lead (BPb) poisoning screening strategies in light of the 1997 recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Ga. DESIGN: Cost-effectiveness analysis from the perspective of the health care system to ... Full text Link to item Cite

Lessons learned in planning for community child immunization registries

Journal Article American Journal of Preventive Medicine · January 1, 1997 The planning for an immunization registry must take into account characteristics of the local community such as provider capacities, public and private sector roles in immunization delivery, and the political and legal environment in health information exc ... Full text Cite

Challenges to private provider participation in immunization registries

Journal Article American Journal of Preventive Medicine · January 1, 1997 Background: For immunization registries to be effective, all providers (both private and public) of childhood vaccines must be willing to participate. The purpose of this study was to identify and fully understand the (1) benefits of the North Carolina Imm ... Full text Cite

Linking clinical and public health approaches to improve access to health care for socially disadvantaged mothers and children. A feasibility study.

Journal Article Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med · August 1996 OBJECTIVE: To test the feasibility of combining home- and office-based interventions to improve access to health care and health outcomes of Medicaid-eligible mothers and infants. DESIGN: Randomized trial in 2 counties in North Carolina (1 rural, 1 urban). ... Full text Link to item Cite

The delivery of immunizations and other preventive services in private practices.

Journal Article Pediatrics · April 1996 OBJECTIVES: To measure the proportion of children cared for in private practices who are fully immunized and have been screened for anemia, tuberculosis (TB), and lead poisoning by 2 years of age. DESIGN: Cross-sectional chart review. SETTING: Fifteen priv ... Link to item Cite

Access to care: a home visitation program that links public health nurses, physicians, mothers, and babies.

Journal Article J Community Health Nurs · 1996 The purpose of the project here was to develop and test interventions designed to improve access to care and health outcomes for Medicaid-eligible infants during their first 6 months of life. The goal of the intervention was to overcome personal and struct ... Full text Link to item Cite

What mothers say about why poor children fall behind on immunizations. A summary of focus groups in North Carolina.

Journal Article Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med · October 1995 OBJECTIVES: To develop a more thorough understanding of the factors that impede poor parents' utilization of health care services for their children and to refine interventions to improve immunization rates. METHODS: We conducted focus group sessions with ... Full text Link to item Cite

Importance of sampling frame in physician surveys.

Journal Article Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med · June 1995 Full text Link to item Cite

Lead toxicity intervention in children.

Journal Article J R Soc Med · March 1995 Link to item Cite

Factors responsible for immunizations referrals to health departments in North Carolina.

Journal Article Pediatrics · September 1994 BACKGROUND: Despite the existence of Medicaid and other programs designed to eliminate cost as a barrier to immunization in physicians' offices, referrals to local health departments for immunizations are common. Many children leave their physicians' offic ... Link to item Cite

Rural-urban blood lead differences in North Carolina children.

Journal Article Pediatrics · July 1994 OBJECTIVE: To examine the prevalence of and risk factors for having a blood lead elevation among young children in a predominantly rural state. METHODS: 20,720 North Carolina children at least 6 months and < 6 years of age were screened between November 1, ... Link to item Cite

Universal hepatitis B immunization of infants: reactions of pediatricians and family physicians over time.

Journal Article Pediatrics · May 1994 OBJECTIVE: In November 1991 the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice (ACIP) recommended universal hepatitis B immunization of infants. In February 1992 the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and in August 1992 the American Academy of Family Physic ... Link to item Cite

Reactions of pediatricians to a new Centers for Disease Control recommendation for universal immunization of infants with hepatitis B vaccine.

Journal Article Pediatrics · April 1993 Despite immunization programs targeting high-risk groups, the incidence of hepatitis B has risen 37% over the last decade with 300,000 new infections and 5000 related deaths now occurring annually in the United States. As a new strategy to control the spre ... Link to item Cite

Family physician acceptance of universal hepatitis B immunization of infants.

Journal Article J Fam Pract · February 1993 BACKGROUND: The incidence of hepatitis B infection has risen 37% over the last decade; 300,000 new infections and 5000 deaths occur annually in the United States. Because immunization programs that targeted high-risk groups failed to abate this increase, t ... Link to item Cite

Childhood immunization programs: an analysis of policy issues.

Journal Article Milbank Q · 1993 Immunizations have been among the most successful of preventive interventions. However, concern exists in the United States that recent epidemics of vaccine-preventable diseases and low rates of childhood immunizations may signal the existence of major und ... Link to item Cite

Letter to the Editor

Journal Article The Journal of Pediatrics · January 1, 1990 Full text Cite

Management of the meconium-stained neonate (V)

Journal Article Journal of Pediatrics · January 1, 1990 Cite