Department Blog

Quincy Tran, MD, Assistant Professor; WanTsu Wendy Chang, MD, Assistant Professor; and Jay Menaker, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, were among the authors of “Comparison of Outcomes After Treatment of Large Vessel Occlusion in a Critical Care Resuscitation Unit or a Neurocritical Care Unit” (abstract available), which was published in Neurocritical Care on August 26, 2019.


Posted 2/10/2020 by Deborah Stein

Welcome, Adjunct Assistant Professor Ben Lawner!

Ben Lawner, DO, EMT-P, joined the Department of Emergency Medicine as an Adjunct Assistant Professor on January 6, 2020. Dr. Lawner was previously the Medical Director for a critical care transport program affiliated with the Allegheny Health Network. In his new role, he will provide medical oversight for Maryland ExpressCare, which incorporates flight, adult, and pediatric transport teams.


Mike Winters, MD, Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, was among the discussants in the December 27 episode of the Critical Care Perspectives in Emergency Medicine podcast, “Benzodiazepine-Refractory Status Epilepticus – Which Drug is Second-Line?”  (full audio available with paid subscription). In this episode, the doctors discussed Kapur et al.’s recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine, “Randomized Trial of Three Anticonvulsant Medications for Status Epilepticus” (abstract available).


Posted 2/5/2020 by Deborah Stein

Amniotic Fluid Embolism

Mike Winters, MD, Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, was among the discussants in the December 11 podcast episode, “Amniotic Fluid Embolism,” as part of their twice-monthly podcast, Critical Care Perspectives in Emergency Medicine.


George Willis, MD, Assistant Professor, and Rupal Jain, MD, Clinical Instructor, both in the Department of Emergency Medicine, were featured in the December EMCast, a monthly podcast hosted by Amal Mattu, MD, Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Willis shared his lecture on aortic dissection from October’s The Crashing Patient conference held in Baltimore, and Dr. Jain shared pearls and pitfalls regarding discharge instructions.


Mak Moayedi, MD, CDEM, Assistant Professor; Steve Schenkel, MD, Associate Professor; and Hong Kim, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, were among the authors of the abstract “Access and Use of Bystander Naloxone Among Emergency Department Patients with Opioid Abuse in the Era of Adulterated Heroin with Fentanyl,” which was presented at the 39th Congress of the European Association of Poisons Centres and Clinical Toxicologists in Naples, Italy, in May.

 


Mak Moayedi, MD, CDEM, Assistant Professor; Steve Schenkel, MD, Associate Professor; and Hong Kim, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, were among the authors of “Prevalence of Fentanyl Exposure and Knowledge Regarding the Risk of Its Use Among Emergency Department Patients with Active Opioid Use History at an Urban Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland” (abstract available for full article published in Clinical  Toxicology on September 1). The abstract was also presented at the 39th Congress of the European Association of Poisons Centres and Clinical Toxicologists in Naples, Italy, in May.


Hong Kim, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, was among the authors of “Clinical Utility of Venoarterial-Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (VA-ECMO) in Patients with Drug-Induced Cardiogenic Shock: A Retrospective Study of the Extracorporeal Life Support Organizations’ ECMO Case Registry” (abstract available for full article published in Clinical Toxicology on October 16). The abstract was also presented at the 39th Congress of the European Association of Poisons Centres and Clinical Toxicologists in Naples, Italy, in May.


Amal Mattu, MD, Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, was among the authors of “Lay Responder Care for an Adult with Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest” which was published in the New England Journal of Medicine on December 5. MedicalXpress.com published a story about the article, titled "Bystanders Can Help More Cardiac Arrest Victims Survive."


Hong Kim, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, was lead author of “The Role of Take-Home Naloxone in the Epidemic of Opioid Overdose Involving Illicitly Manufactured Fentanyl and Its Analogs” (abstract available), which was published in Expert Opinion on Drug Safety in June.