Department Blog - January 2018

Posted 1/29/2018 by Linda Kesselring

Ethical Approach to Futile Care in the ED

As a member of the Ethics Committee of the American College of Emergency Physicians, Elizabeth Clayborne, MD, MA, co-authored the article titled “Futile Care—An Emergency Medicine Approach: Ethical and Legal Considerations,” which was published in the November issue of Annals of Emergency Medicine (70[5]:707?713). The article takes a compassionate look at futile care in the emergency department and concludes with recommendations for communication and consultation.

Posted 1/27/2018 by Linda Kesselring

Dr. Sethuraman Gives Grand Rounds Lecture in Hartford

Kinjal Sethuraman, MD, MPH, was the Grand Rounds speaker for the emergency medicine residency at the University of Connecticut in mid-January. The title her lecture, presented at Hartford Hospital, was "Emergent Indications for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: Saving Vision, Saving Mind."

Posted 1/26/2018 by Linda Kesselring

Paramedics Present Results of Studies at NAEMSP Conference

Roger Stone, MD, MS, EMS Medical Director, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service, served as collaborator, advisor, and coauthor for two studies conducted by prehospital personnel. The results of those studies were presented as posters at this year’s annual conference of the National Association of EMS Physicians, held in San Diego in January. Captain Jamie Baltrotsky, BS, NRP, presented "Preliminary Impacts of Adding Follow-up Home Visits on Call Volumes Generated by EMS ‘Super-Users’ Enrolled in a New Mobile Integrated Health Protocol" and Lieutenant Timothy Burns, MS, NRP, presented "The AFIRE Trial: Analysis oF medIcatIon storage TempeRatuREs (AFIRE) in a Modern EMS Fleet.”

Posted 1/25/2018 by Linda Kesselring

Endothelial Dysfunction in COPD

Stephen Thom, MD, PhD, and Ming Yang, MD, MS, in collaboration with colleagues from Serbia, Croatia, and Canada, published the article titled “Disturbed Blood Flow Worsens Endothelial Dysfunction in Moderate-Severe Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease” in the December 2017 issue of Scientific Reports.