Department Blog - February 2020

Quincy Tran, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, was among the authors of “Transport Blood Pressure Variation: Outcomes of Emergency Patients With Intracranial Hemorrhage [abstract 1468],” which was published in Critical Care Medicine in January 2020.


Quincy Tran, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, was among the authors of “Early vs. Delayed Septic Shock: Outcome of Emergency Department Patients With Soft Tissue Infection [abstract 1622],” which was published in Critical Care Medicine in January 2020.


Daniel Haase, MD, and Quincy Tran, MD, both Assistant Professors, Department of Emergency Medicine, were among the authors of “Predictors of Clinically Relevant Differences Between Noninvasive Versus Arterial Blood Pressure [abstract 1452],” which was published in Critical Care Medicine in January 2020.


Daniel Haase, MD, and Quincy Tran, MD, both Assistant Professors, Department of Emergency Medicine, were among the authors of “A Resuscitation Unit’s Nursing Protocol for Monitoring Stroke Patients Undergoing Thrombectomy [abstract 784],” which was published in Critical Care Medicine in January 2020.


Mike McCurdy, MD, FCCP, and Quincy Tran, MD, both Assistant Professors, Department of Emergency Medicine, were among the authors of “Universal Anesthesia Machine: Clinical Application in an Austere, Resource-Limited Environment” (abstract available), which was published in Military Medicine on December 31, 2019.


Quincy Tran, MD, and Daniel Haase, MD, both Assistant Professors, Department of Emergency Medicine, were among the authors of “Emergency and Critical Care Providers’ Perception About the Use of Bedside Ultrasound for Confirmation of Above-Diaphragm Central Venous Catheter Placement” (full text available), which was published in Heliyon in January 2020.


Quincy Tran, MD, and Daniel Haase, MD, both Assistant Professors, Department of Emergency Medicine, were among the authors of “Prophylactic Antibiotics for Anterior Nasal Packing in Emergency Department: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Clinically-Significant Infections” (abstract available), which was published in American Journal of Emergency Medicine on November 30, 2019.


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.