Department Blog - March 2017

Posted 3/30/2017 by Linda Kesselring

Mediation of Neuroinflammation after TBI

Ming Yang, MD, and Stephen Thom, MD, PhD, collaborated with colleagues from the Department of Anesthesiology and the Shock, Trauma and Anesthesiology Research (STAR) Center (Alok Kumar, PhD, Bogdan Stoica, MD, David Loane, PhD, Gelareh Abulwerdi, Niaz Khan, Asit Kumar, PhD, and Alan Faden, MD) on the study that culminated in the article titled “Microglia-Derived Microparticles Mediate Neuroinflammation After Traumatic Brain Injury,” published in the March issue of the Journal of Neuroinflammation.

Posted 3/28/2017 by Linda Kesselring

Anomaly Detection Predicts Trauma Patient Outcomes

Zachary D.W. Dezman, MD, MS, in collaboration with Cheng Gao, PhD, Hsiao-Chi Li, PhD, Shiming Yang, PhD, Peter Hu, PhD, and Colin F. Mackenzie, MBChB, in the Shock Trauma Anesthesiology Research Center, Department of Anesthesiology, and with Yao Li, MS, and Chein-I Chang, PhD, from the Remote Sensing Signal and Image Processing Laboratory, Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at UMBCpublished the article titled “Anomaly Detection Outperforms Logistic Regression in Predicting Trauma Patient Outcomes” in the March/April issue of Prehospital Emergency Care (21[2]:174?179). Their study was based on the records of 5464 patients seen at Shock Trauma in 2009 and 2010. Anomaly detection and logistic regression were equally capable of predicting the need for massive transfusion, but anomaly decision significantly outperformed logistic regression in identifying patients who would receive uncrossmatched blood, who would receive a transfusion within 6 hours after admission, who would need intensive care, and who were most likely to die during hospitalization.

Posted 3/13/2017 by Linda Kesselring

Case Report: ACE Inhibitor Angioedema Worsened by FFP

A case report by Omoyemi Adebayo, MD, and R. Gentry Wilkerson, MD, was published in The American Journal of Emergency Medicine in January (35[1]:192.e1?192.e2). Its title is “Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitor?Induced Angioedema Worsened with Fresh Frozen Plasma.”

Posted 3/8/2017 by Linda Kesselring

CPC Column in New Journal

Zachary Dezman, MD, and Laura Bontempo, MD, have been named co-editors of a column in a new journal, Clinical Practice and Cases in Emergency Medicine. Their column, Clinicopathological Cases from the University of Maryland, features descriptions of real patients, with difficult diagnoses, who were assessed and treated in our ED. Based on the format used in CORD's Clinical Pathologic Case Presentation Competition, the articles begin with a resident’s detailed description of a patient’s presentation followed by an attending’s explanation of his or her thought process leading to the diagnosis and an educational section about the disease or condition. The first case report in this series is in the inaugural issue of CPC-EM. Drs. Bontempo and Dezman, in collaboration with Danya Khoujah, MBBS, and Andrew Crouter, MD, present their assessment of an "18-Year-Old Female with a Change in Mental Status” (1:3?8, March 2017).