Department Blog

Posted 1/10/2020 by Deborah Stein

Urinary Retention

Michael Billet, MD, and Andy Windsor, MD, both Assistant Professors from the Department of Emergency Medicine, were the authors of “Urinary Retention” (abstract available), which was published in Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America in November.


Mike Winters, MD, Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine was among the discussants in the November 11 podcast episode, “The PrePARE Trial—Do IVFs Prevent Peri-Intubation CV Collapse?” of Critical Care Perspectives in Emergency Medicine (audio available with paid subscription). In this episode, the doctors discussed Janz et al.’s recent article in Lancet Respiratory Medicine, “Effect of a Fluid Bolus on Cardiovascular Collapse Among Critically Ill Adults Undergoing Tracheal Intubation (PrePARE): A Randomised Controlled Trial” (abstract available).


Brian Browne, MD, FACEP, Professor and Department Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, was honored November 12 when the Baltimore Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America bestowed on him the title of Chairman Emeritus at its 26th Annual Health Services Leadership Award Luncheon.


Posted 1/7/2020 by Deborah Stein

Welcome, Research Fellow Youssef Annous!

Youssef Annous, MD, Research Fellow, joined the Department of Emergency Medicine as the newest member of the clinical research team on November 7. Dr. Annous joins us from Beirut, Lebanon, where he graduated from medical school at the American University of Beirut. He also spent some time in Baltimore in 2016 as an observer in the Department of Vascular Surgery at UMMC and Mt. Sinai.


David Gatz, MD, Instructor, and Ryan Spangler, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, both from the Department of Emergency Medicine, were the authors of “Evaluation of the Renal Transplant Recipient in the Emergency Department” (abstract abvailable), which was published in Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America in November.


Mike Winters, MD, Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, was among the authors of “Resuscitating the Critically Ill Geriatric Emergency Department Patient” (abstract available) which was published in Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America in August.


Posted 12/31/2019 by Deborah Stein

Combined Residency Programs in Emergency Medicine

Mike Winters, MD, Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, was the lead author of “Combined Residency Programs in Emergency Medicine” (full text available), which was published in the Journal of Emergency Medicine on August 31.


Posted 12/30/2019 by Deborah Stein

Use of Nebulized Naloxone to Reverse Methadone Overdose

Heidi Teague, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, co-authored the article, “Use of Nebulized Naloxone to Reverse Methadone Overdose – A Case Report and Review of Literature” (full text available), recently published in the Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives. The authors report on a case of methadone overdose reversed with naloxone nebulization, which they conclude can provide a needleless, noninvasive route of administration for the reversal of opioid overdose.


Jon Mark Hirshon, MD, MPH, FACEP, FAAEM, FACPM, Professor, and Laura Pimentel, MD, CPME, Clinical Professor, both in the Department of Emergency Medicine, are among the authors of the article, “Impact of Global Budget Revenue Policy on Emergency Department Efficiency in the State of Maryland” (full text available), recently published in the Western Journal of Emergency Medicine. The authors investigated the impact of the State of Maryland’s Global Budget Revenue program on length of stay for inpatients in emergency departments in Maryland.


Jon Mark Hirshon, MD, MPH, FACEP, FAAEM, FACPM, Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, is among the authors of the American College of Emergency Physicians clinical policy, “Critical Issues in the Evaluation and Management of Adult Patients Presenting to the Emergency Department With Acute Headache” (full text available), recently published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine. The policy is based on a systematic review of the literature to derive evidence-based recommendations, with evidence graded and recommendations made based on the strength of the available data.