Our department's Global Health Section published two articles in the December issue of Academic Emergency Medicine, based on breakout sessions held during the 2013 Academic Emergency Medicine consensus conference, "Global Health and Emergency Care: A Research Agenda." Jon Mark Hirshon, MD, MPH, PhD, and Kinjal Sethuraman, MD, MPH, co-authored "Ethics in Acute Care Research: A Global Perspective and Research Agenda" (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/acem.12271/abstract). Emilie Calvello, MD, MPH, and Christian Theodosis, MD, are co-authors of "Emergency Care and Health Systems: Consensus-based Recommendations and Future Research Priorities" (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/acem.12266/abstract).
An article on subarachnoid hemorrhage, based on an evidence-based debate by our residency's Journal Club, has been named the fourth most-read article in the 2013 EM literature by Medscape from WebMD. Congratulations to Drs. Ali Farzad, Bethany Radin, Jason Oh, Heidi Teague, Brian Euerle, JV Nable, Aisha Liferidge, Andy Windsor, and Michael Witting on this impressive accomplishment! The article was published in the May issue of The Journal of Emergency Medicine.
Jon Mark Hirshon, MD, PhD, MPH, and Ben Lawner, DO, EMT-P, are co-authors of an article about the pain management protocol used by paramedics and EMTs in Maryland. The article describes the revision of the protocol using evidence-based guidelines, the training program that led to its statewide use, and the post-implementation assessment that revealed an increase in the per-patient dose of morphine. The article is available in the October issue of Prehospital Emergency Care.
Congratulations to Van Pham, Carina Sorenson, and JV Nable on their publication of a case report in the September issue of the American Journal of Emergency Medicine. They describe the management of a 74-year-old woman who came to the ED because of pain and swelling in her legs. She was ultimately found to have acquired Factor VIII deficiency.
Our department was well represented at the 4th International Emergency Medicine Conference, held in Cape Town in early November. The invited faculty for this 3-day event, sponsored by the Emergency Medicine Society of South Africa, included Drs. Michael Bond, Ken Butler, Emilie Calvello, Jon Mark Hirshon, Haney Mallemat, Terry Mulligan, Rob Rogers, Andi Tenner, and George Willis.
Michael E. Winters, MD, is the lead author of new AAEM clinical practice guidelines regarding the ED management of patients with angioedema associated with ACE inhibitors. The guidelines were formulated after consideration of 562 papers on the use of ACE inhibitors, which led to a subset of 27 that specifically address the adverse effect of angioedema. They are published as an article in the November issue of The Journal of Emergency Medicine.
Congratulations to Dr. Brian Browne on his receipt of the 2013 Health Services Leadership Award from the Baltimore Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America. This award is presented in honor of outstanding work in the medical community and as gratitude for support of Special Needs Scouting in Maryland.
Dr. Amal Mattu is the recipient of the 2013 Award for Outstanding Contribution to Education from the Amercian College of Emergency Physicians. This prestigious award was presented to Amal during this year's Scientfic Assembly, held in Seattle in October. Recipients of this award are recognized and honored for their contributions to academic emergency medicine, for making a major educational impact on the specialty, and for developing new teaching tools. Congratulations, Amal, on this well-deserved award!