Monthly Archives: March 2011

Boston Medical Center Car Seat Fitting


Boston Medical Center hosted a car seat fitting station in collaboration with the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) and Boston Emergency Medical Services (Boston EMS) yesterday. Twenty-three care seats were installed by certified child passenger seat technicians. We would like to thank all of the Boston Medical Center staff, particularly the Public Safety Department as well as the BPHC and Boston EMS for their assistance. For more information about our Child Passenger Safety Program, please click here.



Lisa Allee, MSW, LICSW, (middle) Boston Medical Center’s Division of Truma Surgery Injury Prevention Coordinator, prepares to insall a car seat with Tracy Pierce, Public Safety Officer (right).


Dave Haggerty, Public Safety Officer, Lisa Allee, and Joan, Child Passenger Safety Instructor greet registrants. 


A car seat being checked and installed. 



Peter Burke, MD, FACS, Chief of Trauma Surgery at Boston Medical Center publishes article in BMC Genomics


Peter Burke, MD, FACS, Chief of Trauma Surgery at Boston Medical Center, recently published an article, Expression profile analysis of the inflammatory response regulated by hepatocyte nuclear factor 4α, in the journal BMC Genomics

Abstract: Hepatocyte nuclear factor 4α (HNF4α), a liver-specific transcription factor, plays a significant role in liver-specific functions. However, its functions are poorly understood in the regulation of the inflammatory response. In order to obtain a genomic view of HNF4α in this context, microarray analysis was used to probe the expression profile of an inflammatory response induced by cytokine stimulation in a model of HNF4α knock-down in HepG2 cells.

The article can be viewed by clicking here

BMC trauma surgeon, Tracey Dechert, MD, publishes chapter on managing pelvic fractures


Boston Medical Center trauma surgeon and Assistant Professor of Surgery at Boston University School of MedicineTracey Dechert, MD, has published a chapter, “How should pelvic fractures be managed in the intensive care unit”, with Patrick M. Reilly, MD, FCCP, FACS, Vice-Chief of the Division of Traumatology, Surgical Critical Care and Emergency Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicince. The chapter is included in the book, “Evidence-Based Practice of Critical Care”, available now in print and online.


According to Book News, Inc., authors “Clifford F. Deutschman, MD (anesthesiology and critical care and surgery, U. of Pennsylvania) and Patrick J. Neligan, MD (anesthesia and intensive care, U. College Galway, UK) bring together an international group of specialists in critical care and surgery to answer 99 questions important to intensive care unit physicians. Questions relate to topics such as acute organ failure, respiratory failure, cardiovascular and neurologic care, nutrition and gastrointestinal care, infection, sepsis and inflammation, preventing suffering, trauma, obstetrics, environmental injuries, and ethics and administration. A review of evidence, areas of uncertainty or controversy, management guidelines, and recommendations are also provided. Online access includes a searchable version of the full text.”



Free Car Seat Fitting – March 30, 2011 at Boston Medical Center



Boston Medical Center will be hosting a car seat fitting station in collaboration with the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) and Boston Emergency Medical Services (Boston EMS) on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 between 1 pm and 4 pm. At this event, you can have your existing car seat checked for proper installation or have a new car seat installed by certified child passenger seat technicians.

When: Wednesday March 30, 2011 between 1 pm – 4 pm
Where: Boston Medical Center – 715 Albany Street (Talbot Building). Please note: Turn down the driveway next to 715 Albany Street and follow the signs to the front of the Talbot Building.

To register for the event click here and schedule your appointment by clicking the “Register” button or call: 617.534.5197.