Department Blog - August 2014

Posted 8/14/2014 by Linda Kesselring

Dr. Pimentel Publishes Article on Medicare Waiver

Laura Pimentel, MD, is a co-author of a commentary titled "The Maryland Medicare Waiver and Emergency Care: Mixed Experiences Deserve Close Scrutiny." The article was published in the American Journal of Medical Qualiity. Dr. Pimentel collaborated with Drs. Jesse Pines and Steven Farmer, from George Washington University, on this publication.

Posted 8/13/2014 by Linda Kesselring

Dr. Sommerkamp and Dr. Gibson on 2015 LLSA Reading List

The 2015 LLSA Reading List includes an article by Dr. Sarah Sommerkamp and Dr. Alisa Gibson, titled "Cardiovascular Disasters in Pregnancy." It was published in the November 2012 issue of Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America. The reading list has been posted on our intranet.

Posted 8/11/2014 by Linda Kesselring

Bridge Project Helps Victims of Domestic Violence

Dr. Brian Browne was one of seven speakers at a press conference held in the medical center on August 11 to announce government and corporate donations to The Bridge Project, which provides counseling and other assistance to domestic violence victims treated in the emergency department and Shock Trauma. The medical center received gifts of $50,000 from the Governor's Office of Crime Control & Prevention (through the federal Victims of Crime Act) and $25,000 from Verizon, which will be used to make the Bridge Project's services available around the clock. Also on the panel that announced these awards were Lt. Governor Anthony Brown, Senator Barbara Mikulski, Senator Ben Cardin, Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger, Dr. Carnell Cooper (founder of Shock Trauma's Violence Intervention Program), and Dr. Deb Stein (Chief of Trauma, University of Maryland School of Medicine).

Posted 8/1/2014 by Linda Kesselring

Hematology/Oncology Emergencies, August EMCNA

The August issue of Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America, on the topic of hematology/oncology emergencies, contains an article by Dr. Mike McCurdy and his colleagues Dr. Umar Kahn and Dr. Carl Shanholtz from the Division of Pumonary and Critical Care Medicine. The title of their article is "Oncologic Mechanical Emergencies." The issue was guest edited by Dr. Jack Perkins, a 2007 graduate of our residency and now an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Virginia Tech Carillon School of Medicine. Dr. Amal Mattu is the consulting editor for the EMCNA series.