Department Blog - May 2017

Alexis Salerno, MD, Brad Cotter, MD (now at Brown University), and Michael Winters, MD, published “The Use of Tissue Plasminogen Activator in the Treatment of Wallenberg Syndrome Caused by Vertebral Artery Dissection” in the May issue of the Journal of Emergency Medicine.

Posted 5/22/2017 by Linda Kesselring

Dr. Butler Presents Grand Rounds at Baylor

Ken Butler, DO, presented the Grand Rounds lecture for the emergency medicine residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston on May 10. The title of his talk was “Ketamine Sequence Intubation.”

Posted 5/16/2017 by Linda Kesselring

Effect of Health Policy Changes on EM in Maryland

Laura Pimentel, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Chief Medical Officer, University of Maryland Emergency Network, Fermin Barrueto, MD, Senior Vice President/Chief Medical Officer, University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health, and Jon Mark Hirshon, MD, MPH, PhD, Professor of Emergency Medicine, with colleagues from the schools of business at City University of New York, the University of Maryland College Park, and American University, published the article titled “Impact of Health Policy Changes on Emergency Medicine in Maryland Stratified by Socioeconomic Status” in the April issue of the Western Journal of Emergency Medicine. Their analysis found that implementation of the Affordable Care Act and of a global budget revenue structure for hospital reimbursement on January 1, 2014, changed emergency medicine practice and finance: admission and observation rates were lowered, fewer patients were uninsured, and professional revenue increased.

Posted 5/12/2017 by Linda Kesselring

Dr. Mattu Presents Cardiology Lectures in Netherlands

Amal Mattu, MD, was a featured speaker at the 3rd Dutch Emergency Cardiology Congress, held this week at the Albert Schweitzer Medical Center in Dordrecht, Netherlands. He presented the following lectures: ACS Mimics on ECG, WPW Finally Made Simple, STEMI without the STE on ECG, Touch Cases in Cardiac Ischemia, Bradycardia and AV Block, Emergency Cardiology Literature Update, Cardiac Arrest 2017, and PEA: A Simplified Approach.

Posted 5/5/2017 by Linda Kesselring

Pyelonephritis Case Report Published

Andrew Crouter, MD, Michael Abraham, MD, and R. Gentry Wilkerson, MD, published the case report titled “Emphysematous Pyelonephritis in a Renal Allograft” in the March issue of The American Journal of Emergency Medicine (35[3]:520.e1-520.e2).

Posted 5/3/2017 by Linda Kesselring

Dr. Bond Appointed to CORD Board of Directors

Michael Bond, MD, our Residency Program Director, has been appointed as a member-at-large on the Board of Directors of the Council of Residency Directors in Emergency Medicine. The announcement was made during the organization’s annual Academic Assembly, held last week in Fort Lauderdale.