Department Blog

Posted 2/8/2018 by Linda Kesselring

Case Report: Chest Pain in a Woman with LBBB

Amal Mattu, MD, co-authored the case report titled “Chest Pain in a Patient With a Left Bundle Branch Block,” which was published in the ECG of the Month column in the January issue of Annals of Emergency Medicine (2018;71[1]:117-119).

Semar Tewelde, MD, Stanley Liu, MD, and Michael Winters, MD, contributed the article titled “Cardiogenic Shock” to the February issue of Cardiology Clinics (“Emergency Cardiology: From ED to CCU”).

Posted 2/3/2018 by Linda Kesselring

Case Report: Man Unable to Stand After Fall?

Tejusve Rao, DO, Anthony Roggio, MD, Zachary D.W. Dezman, MD, and Laura J. Bontempo, MD, MEd, published the case report titled “55-Year-Old Male with Bilateral Lower Extremity Weakness” in the November 2017 issue of Clinical Practice and Cases in Emergency Medicine.

Posted 2/1/2018 by Linda Kesselring

Cardiology Clinics - Amal Mattu, MD, Guest Editor

Amal Mattu, MD, collaborated with John Field, MD, from Penn State College of Medicine, as guest editors of the February issue of Cardiology Clinics, titled “Emergency Cardiology: From ED to CCU.” Dr. Mattu also coauthored one of the articles in this issue, “Evolving Electrocardiographic Indications for Emergent Reperfusion,” along with Michael Lipinski, MD, PhD, from MedStar Washington Hospital Center, and William J. Brady, MD, from the University of Virginia School of Medicine (36[1]:13-26).

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.

Posted 12/7/2017 by Linda Kesselring

Dr. Willis Quoted in Sun Article on Hypothermia

George Willis, MD, was interviewed by a reporter from The Baltimore Sun for a story about ED interventions for patients with cold-related conditions. The article is posted at

Zachary D.W. Dezman, MD, presented the results of his study, “Component Analysis of Three Screens for the Prehospital Triage of Patients with Uncomplicated Alcohol Intoxication,” on October 29 in Washington, DC, during the Research Forum at the annual Scientific Assembly of the American College of Emergency Physicians.