Department Blog - July 2015

Posted 7/31/2015 by Linda Kesselring

Dr. Tran Awarded EMBRS Workshop Scholarship

Quincy Tran, MD, PhD, has received a scholarship from the Emergency Medicine Foundation to attend the Emergency Medicine Basic Research Skills Workshop. The 11-day course will be held in Dallas in November and April. Congratulations to Dr. Tran for succeeding in the highly competitve application process for this award!

Posted 7/29/2015 by Linda Kesselring

Sequential Trauma Education Program in Egypt

The trauma care training program for physicians in Egypt, which was designed 10 years ago by Jon Mark Hirshon, MD, MPH, PhD, and colleagues in Shock Trauma and at Ain Shams University in Cairo, is the focus of an article in the July-August issue of the Journal of Surgical Education. To date, 639 physicians from multiple specialties have taken the 4-day course, which has been adopted by the Egyptian Emergency Medicine Board and is required training at several Egyptian medical schools.

Posted 7/25/2015 by Linda Kesselring

Study of Social Media Discussion

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,” published in the May issue of Annals of Emergency Medicine. This report categorizes contributions to a 14-day online discussion of an article on the integration of social media into the emergency medicine residency curriculum, which drew 1,033 “unique visitors” from 32 countries. The authors concluded that online interactions hold great potential for dissemination of knowledge and the generation of hypotheses for future research. The article was highlighted as an Editor’s Choice for Clinicians.

Posted 7/23/2015 by Linda Kesselring

Acute Asthma and Risk of Hospitalization

Rose M. Chasm, MD, and Veronica Pei, MD, MPH, MEd, are the lead authors of the article titled “Sex Differences in Risk of Hospitalization Among Emergency Department Patients with Acute Asthma,” published in the July issue of Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. This report is based on a study by the Multicenter Airway Research Collaboration, involving 2000 patients treated in 48 academic and community hospital emergency departments. Its findings are strikingly similar those published by the MARC in 1999: women remain at higher risk of hospitalization than men following an exacerbation, even though they are more likely to be under the care of an asthma specialist and to be following guideline-recommended pathways for the long-term management of asthma.