Kyle Edmonds

Title(s)Clinical Professor, Medicine
SchoolVc-health Sciences-schools
Address9500 Gilman Drive #
La Jolla CA 92093
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    University of Arizona, TucsonMD2009College of Medicine
    St. Joseph's Hospital & Medical Center, PhoenixResidency2012Family Medicine
    Institute for Palliative Medicine, San DiegoFellowship2013Palliative Medicine
    UC San Diego, San Diego10/2023Senior Faculty Mentor Training
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    American Academy of Hospice & Palliative Medicine2022Gerald H. Holman Award for Distinguished Service
    UC San Diego Department of Medicine2022Award for Excellence for Faculty Mentorship in Clinical Medicine
    American Academy of Hospice & Palliative Medicine2020Emerging Leader in Palliative Medicine
    Society of Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacy2020Rene Holder Literature Award
    UCSD Geriatrics Fellowship2019Excellence in Teaching Award
    American Academy of Hospice & Palliative Medicine2018Fellow
    Gold Foundation2009Gold Humanism Honor Society
    The AOA Honor Medical Society2008Alpha Omega Alpha

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    Dr. Edmonds specializes in palliative medicine, which is a specialty focusing on finding quality of life for people with life-threatening, progressive illness and their families. He is the Director & Section Chief for Palliative Care in the Division of Geriatrics, Gerontology, and Palliative Care in the UC San Diego Department of Medicine.

    Clinically, Dr. Edmonds provides inpatient, team-based, consultative palliative care across UCSDH's HIllcrest and La Jolla hospitals. He is passionate about educating medical learners and has a background in hospital administration and medical policy. He Chairs the Health Policy & Advocacy Strategic Coordinating Council of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and has multiple publications and awards.

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    1. Checking Each Other's Math: Is It Possible Without a Single Standard for Opioid Dose Equivalence? J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother. 2023 09; 37(3):213-215. Edmonds KP, Atayee RS. PMID: 37522882.
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    2. A Specialist Palliative Pharmacist Enriches the Interdisciplinary Team: A Case Series Discussion Illustrating the Entrustable Professional Activities for Specialist Hospice and Palliative Care Pharmacists. J Palliat Med. 2023 12; 26(12):1755-1758. Atayee RS, Edmonds KP. PMID: 37358818.
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    3. Improving access to palliative care clinical pastoral education. J Health Care Chaplain. 2023 Jul-Sep; 29(3):320-335. Kestenbaum A, Winters KD, Ruppin-Pham A, Valdez MJ, Cammon C, Hamelin K, Edmonds KP. PMID: 37184137.
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    4. A National Survey of Institutional Guidelines for the Use of Ketamine, Lidocaine, and Dexmedetomidine for Refractory Pain. J Palliat Med. 2023 07; 26(7):986-991. Chang J, Edmonds KP, Atayee RS. PMID: 37074348.
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    5. Comparing National Methadone Equianalgesic Tools. J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother. 2023 Sep; 37(3):246-250. Wen RY, Edmonds KP, Atayee RS. PMID: 37010231.
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    6. Chlorpromazine's Potential Role in Palliating Distressing Symptoms Associated With Hyperactive Delirium in Patients at End of Life. J Palliat Med. 2023 06; 26(6):826-830. Tiefenthaler CM, Hirst JM, Edmonds KP, Atayee RS. PMID: 36847737.
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    7. Dexmedetomidine Continuous Infusion for Refractory Cancer Pain at End of Life: A Case Report. J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother. 2022 Sep; 36(3):200-206. Byrne JM, Mesarwi P, Edmonds KP, Atayee RS. PMID: 35913091.
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    8. A Comparison of Institutional Opioid Equianalgesia Tools: A National Study. J Palliat Med. 2022 11; 25(11):1686-1691. Wen RY, Atayee RS, Edmonds KP. PMID: 35559657; PMCID: PMC9836696.
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    9. A Case Report of Phenobarbital for Proportionate Sedation to Control Refractory Symptoms at the End of Life in an Opioid Tolerant Patient. J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother. 2021 Sep; 35(3):167-174. Jones JF, Hirst JM, Edmonds KP, Atayee RS. PMID: 34264774.
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    10. An Exploratory Study of Demographics and Outcomes for Patients Seen by Specialist Palliative Care Social Work in the Inpatient Setting at an Academic Medical Center. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2021 10; 62(4):813-819. Edmonds KP, Onderdonk C, Durazo C, Molavi-Kerner C, Soriano K, De Meules A. PMID: 33631328.
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    11. Clinical Tolerability and Safety of Tramadol in Hospitalized Patients. J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother. 2020 Dec; 34(4):211-218. Mohan N, Edmonds KP, Ajayi TA, Atayee RS. PMID: 33016800.
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    12. Exploiting Technology to Popularize Goals-of-Care Conversations and Advance Care Planning. Crit Care Nurse. 2020 Aug 01; 40(4):32-41. Esfahani S, Yi C, Madani CA, Davidson JE, Edmonds KP, Wynn S. PMID: 32737487.
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    13. A Multi-Centered Case Series Highlighting the Clinical Use and Dosing of Lidocaine and Mexiletine for Refractory Cancer Pain. J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother. 2020 Jun; 34(2):90-98. Atayee RS, Naidu D, Geiger-Hayes J, Saphire ML, Hausdorff J, Edmonds KP. PMID: 32091938.
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    14. Emerging Challenges to the Safe and Effective Use of Methadone for Cancer-Related Pain in Paediatric and Adult Patient Populations. Drugs. 2020 Feb; 80(2):115-130. Edmonds KP, Saunders IM, Willeford A, Ajayi TA, Atayee RS. PMID: 31820362.
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    15. Characteristics of Hospitalized Patients Screening Positive for Delirium. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2020 Feb; 37(2):142-148. Nguyen TH, Atayee RS, Derry KL, Hirst J, Biondo A, Edmonds KP. PMID: 31362517.
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    16. Do We Know What We Mean? An Examination of the Use of the Phrase "Goals of Care" in the Literature. J Palliat Med. 2019 12; 22(12):1546-1552. Edmonds KP, Ajayi TA. PMID: 31215827.
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    17. Results of a Naloxone Screening Quality-Improvement Project in an Academic Emergency Department. J Emerg Med. 2019 Apr; 56(4):378-385. Devries J, Rafie S, Ajayi TA, Kreshak A, Edmonds KP. PMID: 30770141.
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    18. Feasibility and Effectiveness of a Mnemonic Approach to Teach Residents How to Assess Goals of Care. J Palliat Med. 2019 06; 22(6):696-701. Ajayi TA, Shaw D, Edmonds KP. PMID: 30702367; PMCID: PMC7141555.
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    19. This Is Why We Eat Lunch Together. J Palliat Med. 2018 10; 21(10):1386. Atayee RS, Edmonds KP. PMID: 30312127.
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    20. Identifying Patterns of Delirium in Hospitalized Patients on Dexamethasone Using a Chart Abstraction Tool. J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother. 2018 Mar; 32(1):30-36. Chang JT, Atayee RS, Edmonds KP. PMID: 30204513.
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    21. Hydromorphone-induced chorea as an atypical presentation of opioid neurotoxicity: A case report and review of the literature. Palliat Med. 2018 10; 32(9):1529-1532. Martin EJ, Vaughan CL, Atayee R, Hirst JM, O'Donnell K, Edmonds KP. PMID: 30004301.
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    22. Patterns of Palliative Care Pharmacist Interventions and Outcomes as Part of Inpatient Palliative Care Consult Service. J Palliat Med. 2018 12; 21(12):1761-1767. Atayee RS, Sam AM, Edmonds KP. PMID: 29957096.
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    23. Case Report: Utility of Ketamine, Lidocaine, and Mexiletine as Nonopioid Adjuvants in Complex Cancer-Associated Pain. J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother. 2018 Mar; 32(1):15-19. Hakim RC, Edmonds KP, Atayee RS. PMID: 29737933.
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    24. Prescribing Trends of Palliative Care Team's Use of Dexamethasone for Cancer-Related Pain. J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother. 2018 Mar; 32(1):37-43. Barghi K, Edmonds KP, Ajayi TA, Atayee RS. PMID: 29737903.
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    25. Multicentered Study Evaluating Pharmacy Students' Perception of Palliative Care and Clinical Reasoning Using Script Concordance Testing. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2018 Nov; 35(11):1394-1401. Atayee RS, Lockman K, Brock C, Abazia DT, Brooks TL, Pawasauskas J, Edmonds KP, Herndon CM. PMID: 29690782.
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    26. Risk of respiratory depression with opioids and concomitant gabapentinoids. J Pain Res. 2017; 10:2635-2641. Savelloni J, Gunter H, Lee KC, Hsu C, Yi C, Edmonds KP, Furnish T, Atayee RS. PMID: 29180889; PMCID: PMC5691933.
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    27. Palliative Care Professional Development for Critical Care Nurses: A Multicenter Program. Am J Crit Care. 2017 Sep; 26(5):361-371. Anderson WG, Puntillo K, Cimino J, Noort J, Pearson D, Boyle D, Grywalski M, Meyer J, O'Neil-Page E, Cain J, Herman H, Barbour S, Turner K, Moore E, Liao S, Ferrell B, Mitchell W, Edmonds K, Fairman N, Joseph D, MacMillan J, Milic MM, Miller M, Nakagawa L, O'Riordan DL, Pietras C, Thornberry K, Pantilat SZ. PMID: 28864431.
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    28. Methadone Dose Selection for Treatment of Pain Compared with Consensus Recommendations. J Palliat Med. 2017 12; 20(12):1385-1388. Karimian P, Atayee RS, Ajayi TA, Edmonds KP. PMID: 28609231.
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    29. Methadone Inpatient and Discharge Prescribing Patterns for Pain at an Academic Health System. J Palliat Med. 2017 02; 20(2):184-192. Atayee RS, Hur GH, Karimian P, Hollenbach KA, Edmonds KP. PMID: 28085545.
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    30. Palliative Care Teams as Advocates for Adults with Sickle Cell Disease. J Palliat Med. 2016 Feb; 19(2):195-201. Ajayi TA, Edmonds KP, Thornberry K, Atayee RA. PMID: 26840856.
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    31. Variable Patterns of Continuous Morphine Infusions at End of Life. J Palliat Med. 2015 Sep; 18(9):786-9. Lin KJ, Ching A, Edmonds KP, Roeland EJ, Revta C, Ma JD, Atayee RS. PMID: 26107143; PMCID: PMC4553381.
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    32. Clinical utility of naloxegol in the treatment of opioid-induced constipation. J Pain Res. 2015; 8:289-94. Bruner HC, Atayee RS, Edmonds KP, Buckholz GT. PMID: 26109876; PMCID: PMC4472065.
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    33. Clinical supervision in the palliative care team setting: a concrete approach to team wellness. J Palliat Med. 2015 Mar; 18(3):274-7. Edmonds KP, Yeung HN, Onderdonk C, Mitchell W, Thornberry K. PMID: 25517027.
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    34. Establishing goals of care at any stage of illness: the PERSON mnemonic. J Palliat Med. 2014 Oct; 17(10):1087. Edmonds KP, Ajayi TA, Cain J, Yeung HN, Thornberry K. PMID: 25259420.
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    35. Palliative care answers the challenges of transitioning serious illness of childhood to adult medicine. J Palliat Med. 2014 Apr; 17(4):469-71. Ajayi TA, Edmonds KP. PMID: 24380449.
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