Department Blog - April 2015

Posted 4/30/2015 by Linda Kesselring

"Need-to-Know" EM Articles of 2014

You can read summaries of recent publications on the practice of emergency medicine in the current issue of the International Journal of Emergency Medicine. That issue contains a compilation by Drs. Maite Huis in 't Veld, Tu Carol Nguyen, Joe Martinez, and Amal Mattu, in which they summarize 33 articles on a variety of emergency medicine topics, including airway management, cardiology, infectious diseases, and toxicology. Their article is available at

Posted 4/15/2015 by Linda Kesselring

Bryan Hayes Publishes Article on Social Media Use

Bryan Hayes, PharmD, is the lead author of the article titled “Social Media in the Emergency Medicine Residency Curriculum: Social Media Responses to the Residents’ Perspective Article,” which has been published online by Annals of Emergency Medicine. The article is highlighted as an Editor’s Choice for Clinicians.

Posted 4/13/2015 by Linda Kesselring

Dr. Mattu Presents Cardiology Lectures in Netherlands

Amal Mattu, MD, was the keynote speaker at the 2nd Dutch Congress on Emergency Cardiology, held at the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Dordrecht, Netherlands, on March 26 and 27. He presented lectures on the following topics:

  • Electrocardiography of Myocardial Ischemia and Mimics
  • High Risk Arrhythmias
  • Electrocardiography of the Patient With Syncope
  • Modern Management of Cardiogenic Shock
  • ACS in the Elderly Patient: When Traditional Teaching Falls Short
  • Emergency Cardiology 2015: The Articles You Must Know!

Posted 4/10/2015 by Linda Kesselring

Medical Student Wins EMRA Grant

Kinjal Sethuraman, MD, MPH, is pleased to announce that her mentee, Taylor Douglas, a second-year student at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, has been awarded a $1000 research grant from the Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association. The grant will fund the statistical analysis of data that Ms. Douglas has collected regarding children treated by the Hyperbaric Medicine Program in the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. The project will delineate the characteristics of children at greatest risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Posted 4/8/2015 by Linda Kesselring

Dr. Mattu Keynotes at Saudi Symposium

Amal Mattu, MD, was the keynote speaker at the 2015 Saudi Emergency Medicine Assembly in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, held on February 9 and 10, 2015. The title of his plenary address was “Ten Things You Must Consider in the Crashing Patient: Beyond A-B-C and ACLS.” In addition, he presented lectures titled “ACS Update 2015” and “Acute Heart Failure” and led a 6-hour preconference workshop on advanced ECG interpretation, covering myocardial ischemia, dysrhythmias, and syncope.