February 2017

February 21, 2017

Joneigh Khaldun, M.D., the city's medical director since July 2016, was promoted to run the Health Department after former city public health chief resigned.

Khaldun was a Health Policy fellow at GW from 2010 - 2012 and an Assistant Professor during the 2012 - 2013 academic year.

February 13, 2017

A GW Emergency Medicine team report a case of posterior bladder neck disruption as a complication of a robotic assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy that presented to the emergency department as dysuria and abdominal pain following urination.

February 09, 2017

Kat Calabrese, M.D. ’08, RESD ’12, served as medical director for GW’s operations at the inauguration. Drew Maurano, P.A.-C., unit leader for the D.C. Department of Health's Medical Reserve Corps, managed by the GW Medical Faculty Associates. The Medical Reserve Corps assisted in running 22 aid stations peppered throughout the Mall and near the Capitol, along with triage and treatment centers set up inside the National Air and Space Museum and the National Museum of American History.

February 07, 2017

This article reviews injuries associated with video games, from Space Invaders to Nintendo Wii, and discusses how games like Pokemon Go and other augmented reality games may lead to new injury patterns in users. Traditional video games result most commonly in overuse injuries, while the introduction of motion-tracking games such as the Nintendo Wii has led to more traumatic injuries in participants. With the release of Pokemon Go, there is a potential for pedestrian injuries, distracted driving, and severe traumatic accidents.

February 07, 2017

The retrospective, cross-sectional study was conducted over two years (2012 − 3) in six EDs in three states. It included physicians that had ≥ 200 encounters per site in two different EDs. “Admissions” were ED encounters resulting in admission to the hospital or transfer to another hospital. It concluded that in this sample, some ED physicians made similar admission decisions in different settings while others increased or decreased their admission rates up to 25% when practicing in a different ED.