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MCW Critical Care/Intensive Care News

Dr. Lerner Leads Planning Process for Federal Guidelines on Triaging Mass Casualty Victims

June 10 - With researchers at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University, E. Brooke Lerner, PhD led the planning process to develop new federal guidelines for triaging mass casualty victims Wauwatosa Now

Dr. Brasel Discusses Automobile Crash-Related Aortic Tears as a Cause of Death

June 04 - Dr. Karen Brasel told the Philadelphia Inquirer that aortic tears are a common cause of death in automobile crashes. Philly News

Dr. Truwit Finds Statins Don’t Prevent ARDS Exacerbations

May 20 - Dr. Jonathon Truwit is lead author of a study reported in the New England Journal of Medicine that found that statins don't prevent acute respiratory distress syndrome disease exacerbations or improve outcomes in sepsis-related respiratory failure. MedPage Today

Why one man’s story should be motivation for prostate screening

May 12 - Fox 6 News profiled a local man whose prostate exam revealed cancer, and who received treatment at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin. Monday, May 12 is the annual free prostate screening at Miller Park. WITI-TV

Stolen, abused dog receives unusual skin graft

April 30 - A dog stolen from a Milwaukee home and burned over 90% of her body received a skin graft surgery using pigskin. ABC News

Dr. Weigelt to Conduct Pigskin Graft Surgery on Badly-Burned Dog

April 28 - Dr. John Weigelt who also is a veterinarian, is working with the Milwaukee Emergency Center for Animals to conduct needed surgery on an abused dog that has second and third degree burns. Fox 6 Now

Acute care surgery symposium planned for April 18

March 20 - The Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Surgery is hosting the Acute Care Surgery: Trauma, Critical Care and Emergency General Surgery Symposium on Friday, April 18, in Health Research Center room H1210. The event targets medical professionals who are involved with the practice of emergency general surgery, surgical critical care and trauma care.

Dr. Ebert Receives Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Grant

Feb 25 - Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy announced that Allison Ebert, PhD, is one of eight scientists worldwide who will share in $600,000 in basic science research awards to study the disorder. Families of SMA

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