'The Laughingstock of the Department': What We Heard This Week

'THE LAUGHINGSTOCK OF THE DEPARTMENT': WHAT WE HEARD THIS WEEK

"This is not the time to be funny or to make a patient the laughingstock of the department." - Lauren Westafer, DO, of the University...

IMedicalApps: AnthroCalc App Review

IMEDICALAPPS: ANTHROCALC APP REVIEW

At nearly every pediatrics visit, I make sure to review the child's growth charts with the parents/caregivers. Most of the time, my...

 
 
 
Who Gets COVID-19 Vax Next: Model Offers ACIP Several Options

WHO GETS COVID-19 VAX NEXT: MODEL OFFERS ACIP SEVERAL OPTIONS

It's generally agreed that healthcare workers should be first in line for COVID-19 vaccines. Who comes next, however, may depend on...

Seeking Common Ground in 'Herd Immunity' Debate

SEEKING COMMON GROUND IN 'HERD IMMUNITY' DEBATE

Complete lockdowns may not be a sustainable way to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, but experts are still debating which public health...

 
 
 
Adjuvant ADT Best in Localized Prostate Cancer, Say Pooled Data

ADJUVANT ADT BEST IN LOCALIZED PROSTATE CANCER, SAY POOLED DATA

For men with localized prostate cancer undergoing radiotherapy, adjuvant androgen deprivation therapy may yield superior oncologic...

Physicians Put Themselves on the Line - and on the Ballot - This Election Day

PHYSICIANS PUT THEMSELVES ON THE LINE - AND ON THE BALLOT - THIS ELECTION DAY

The presidency is not the only office on the ballot in next Tuesday's election - some Senate seats and all House seats are also up...

 
 
 

SOLUBLE GUANYLATE CYCLASE STIMULATORS DISAPPOINT IN HFPEF

Study Authors: Paul W. Armstrong, Carolyn S.P. Lam, et al.; James E. Udelson, Gregory D. Lewis, et al.; Katherine A.A. Clark, Eric...

Add Skin Conditions to COVID-19 Long-Hauler Effects

ADD SKIN CONDITIONS TO COVID-19 LONG-HAULER EFFECTS

Benign but potentially painful skin conditions may persist for months in some patients with COVID-19, preliminary data from an international...

 
 
 
High-Dose Biotin Fails in MS Trial

HIGH-DOSE BIOTIN FAILS IN MS TRIAL

High-dose pharmaceutical-grade biotin did not significantly improve disability or walking speed in patients with progressive multiple...

Endovascular Stroke Tx: Watch Out for Contrast-Induced Brain Swelling

ENDOVASCULAR STROKE TX: WATCH OUT FOR CONTRAST-INDUCED BRAIN SWELLING

Contrast-induced encephalopathy was rare but associated with worse short-term outcomes after endovascular thrombectomy for acute ischemic...

 
 
 
Surgical Skill in Colectomy Linked with Long-Term Survival

SURGICAL SKILL IN COLECTOMY LINKED WITH LONG-TERM SURVIVAL

Surgeons' technical skill at performing colectomy for colon cancer was associated with long-term survival outcomes, researchers said. Looking...

ED Docs: Read This Before Ordering a Urine Sample

ED DOCS: READ THIS BEFORE ORDERING A URINE SAMPLE

Urine tests in the emergency department to rule out urinary tract infection are often unnecessary, keep patients there longer than...

 
 
 
Quitting on COVID 'Control'; No Santas, No Celebs; Hidden Hospital Data

QUITTING ON COVID 'CONTROL'; NO SANTAS, NO CELEBS; HIDDEN HOSPITAL DATA

The White House no longer considers behavioral mitigation measures important for controlling COVID-19, focusing now on vaccines and...

Cause of Sudden Child Death Often Misclassified

CAUSE OF SUDDEN CHILD DEATH OFTEN MISCLASSIFIED

Death certificates weren't especially accurate for children who died suddenly and unexpectedly, a study found, with many stating causes...

 
 
 
Ethics Consult: Would You Amputate Healthy Patient's Foot?

ETHICS CONSULT: WOULD YOU AMPUTATE HEALTHY PATIENT'S FOOT?

You make the call

ED Docs: Don't Fear Buprenorphine for Acute Opioid Withdrawal

ED DOCS: DON'T FEAR BUPRENORPHINE FOR ACUTE OPIOID WITHDRAWAL

A team of emergency physicians urged colleagues to cast off their hesitation and start initiating treatment with the opioid withdrawal...

 
 
 
Hospital Traces COVID Cluster to Break Room

HOSPITAL TRACES COVID CLUSTER TO BREAK ROOM

A COVID-19 cluster involving 15 staff members at Holyoke Medical Center in western Massachusetts probably started in a break room,...

Can a Healthier Diet Affect Survival in Patients With Metastatic Colorectal Cancer?

CAN A HEALTHIER DIET AFFECT SURVIVAL IN PATIENTS WITH METASTATIC COLORECTAL CANCER?

A prospective study examining links between diet quality and survival of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer found no link between...

 
 
 
Improved Illness Tx? Record for New Cases; 6 Months of 'COVID Toes'

IMPROVED ILLNESS TX? RECORD FOR NEW CASES; 6 MONTHS OF 'COVID TOES'

Note that some links may require registration or subscription. Are we learning how to manage the disease? Survival among seriously...

Is Your Supermarket a COVID-19 Hotspot?

IS YOUR SUPERMARKET A COVID-19 HOTSPOT?

Among 104 workers at one Boston-area supermarket, 20% had positive viral assays for SARS-CoV-2, of whom three-quarters were asymptomatic,...

 
 
 



Novel Healthcare App Decreases COPD Symptoms

Novel Healthcare App Decreases COPD Symptoms

Novel e-health app called MyCOPD is developed to improve COPD outcomes and reduce symptoms compared to usual treatment, reports a new study. Read more ...

Halloween Candy Poses Minimum, but Not Zero, COVID-19 Spread Risk

Halloween Candy Poses Minimum, but Not Zero, COVID-19 Spread Risk

COVID-19 exposure risk from contaminated candy during Halloween could be successfully mitigated by washing hands and washing candy using a simple at-home method, reports a new... Read more ...

Warning letter shows silver products continue to crop up as coronavirus cures

Warning letter shows silver products continue to crop up as coronavirus cures

Another seller of colloidal silver products has been warned by the US Food and Drug Administration over making COVID-19 treatment claims. Read more ...

Grocery Workers at Risk for COVID Without Symptoms

Grocery Workers at Risk for COVID Without Symptoms

Because a high percentage of them have no symptoms when they are infected, they could become sources of future spread, the researchers said. Read more ...

High omega-3 consumption may aid in post heart attack recovery, study thinks

High omega-3 consumption may aid in post heart attack recovery, study thinks

Consuming either omega-3 fatty acids strengthens the heart's membranes as well as patient survival rates as a Spanish study points to a drop in hospital readmission and deaths... Read more ...

Who Gets COVID-19 Vax Next: Model Offers ACIP Several Options

Who Gets COVID-19 Vax Next: Model Offers ACIP Several Options

It's generally agreed that healthcare workers should be first in line for COVID-19 vaccines. Who comes next, however, may depend on whether the goal is to prevent infections or... Read more ...

Train Your Abs Like a Marathoner With Pro Runner Emily Sisson's Top Core...

Train Your Abs Like a Marathoner With Pro Runner Emily Sisson's Top Core Exercises

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Emily Sisson on Oct 30, 2020 at 10:56am PDT Core strength is crucial for running , and no one knows that better Emily Sisson, a... Read more ...

Add Skin Conditions to COVID-19 Long-Hauler Effects

Add Skin Conditions to COVID-19 Long-Hauler Effects

Benign but potentially painful skin conditions may persist for months in some patients with COVID-19, preliminary data from an international registry suggested. About 5% of... Read more ...

This Seated Boxing Workout Is For All Levels and Only Takes 30 Minutes to Do

This Seated Boxing Workout Is For All Levels and Only Takes 30 Minutes to Do

Seated workouts are versatile because they can be performed by people of all fitness levels, and those with limited mobility don't have to be excluded from the equation. That's... Read more ...

Coronavirus infection rates for Wales on Friday, October 30

Coronavirus infection rates for Wales on Friday, October 30

A record 1,737 more people have been diagnosed with Covid-19 following a lab test while another 11 people have died after testing positive for the virus, it's been confirmed Read more ...