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The essential articles on acute care medicine of 2021

As 2021 began, there seemed to be light at the end of the long, dark COVID-19 pandemic. A vaccine was introduced, the “curve” had been flattened, and by spring businesses were slowly starting to open. While the medical literature of 2020 seemed to be almost entirely focused on COVID-19, medical writers, researchers, and educators seemed […]

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WSU Earns ACGME Accreditation with Honors – School of Medicine News

The Accreditation Council for Higher Medical Education has reaccredited Wayne State University School of Medicine as the sponsoring institution for the school’s supervised medical residency programs. The ACGME Institutional Review Board declared that the School of Medicine demonstrated substantial compliance with the ACGME Institutional Requirements and approved the annual review with commendation. Anne Messman, MD […]

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Dr. McIntyre Leon named acting director of neurosurgery – School of Medicine News

Carmen McIntyre Leon, MD, assistant professor and associate chair of community affairs in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, has been named interim chair of the department of neurosurgery at Wayne State University School of Medicine. The appointment, announced Thursday by Mark E. Schweitzer, MD, dean of the medical school and vice president of […]

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FOODA restores meal service in the Scott Hall cafeteria – News from the School of Medicine

FOODA Meal Service began bringing restaurant-quality meals to Scott Hall last week, providing food selections to the School of Medicine community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The program, which restores food service to the Scott Hall cafeteria, was obtained by the office of Dean Mark E. Schweitzer, MD, as part of the School of Medicine’s “You […]

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Nayani Navaneethan, medical student, receives the Young Citizen of the Year award at the Australia Day Ceremony | News from the region

news, local news, young citizen of the year, nayani navaneethan, griffith, australia day, awards, riverina, murrumbidgee With a passion for community that drives everything she does, it’s no surprise that university student Nayani Navaneethan received the Young Citizen of the Year award at this year’s Australia Day ceremony. . A driven young woman who has […]

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Medical student Nayani Navaneethan receives Young Citizen of the Year award at Australia Day ceremony | News from the region

news, local news, young citizen of the year, nayani navaneethan, griffith, australia day, awards, riverina, murrumbidgee With a passion for community that drives everything she does, it’s no surprise that university student Nayani Navaneethan received the Young Citizen of the Year award at this year’s Australia Day ceremony. . A driven young woman who has […]

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Wayne Pediatrics Diaper Drive is now underway – News from the School of Medicine

Wayne Pediatrics is hosting its second annual Diaper Drive to collect diapers, wipes, diaper cream and more to support families with babies and toddlers in the Detroit community. One in three mothers in America struggle to provide diapers for their babies. One in five mothers give up food, utilities and other essentials to provide diapers […]

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HOLIDAY | HEAD OF THE ACADEMY OF SPORTS SCIENCES AND MEDICINE – News

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the team as Head of Sports Science and Medicine at the Academy here in Oakwell. Please see below for role details and how to apply. Under the responsibility of: Head of the first team of sports sciences / Head of the academy Head of the Academy of Sports […]

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Wab Kinew calls Manitoba surgery plan ‘road medicine’

Manitoba’s opposition leader says the province is providing “travel medicine” to hundreds of spine patients it sends to the United States. Manitoba plans to transfer about 300 spinal patients to Fargo, ND The province is looking to send people who have waited more than a year for surgery. Manitoba says it will pay for the […]

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“Abolish the limited number in nursing and medical courses”

Strengthen university courses in nursing and medicine and remove the limited number. This is the request that comes from Albert Bentivogli, councilor and municipal secretary of the League. Bentivogli highlights “the age-old problem of the shortage of health personnel in hospitals and retirement homes. With the pandemic emergency, the problem has worsened, causing major problems […]

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Democratizing Innovation at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Too often, the ideals of personalized medicine and population health seem to be at odds: what could benefit a group en masse can’t necessarily improve the health of an individual. However, says Dr. Azizi Seixas, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, this is a false […]

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Diversity Matters: Simulation Cases Exploring Racial Equity… : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: simulation, racial equity, social MI Figure Simulation has become an educational reference in emergency medicine. The beauty of this is that EPs benefit from the full Danger Room experience, an unbridled opportunity to practice critical skill sets in a low-impact environment. EPs can gain confidence through repetition and bouts of constructive feedback for everything […]

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New student relaxation area opens at Scott Hall – School of Medicine News

Medical students have a new space to study and relax at Wayne State University School of Medicine. The new Student Relaxation Area, located in Room 1328 on the first floor of Scott Hall, opened for medical students on January 5. The room, adjoining the cafeteria, is reserved for medical students. It is available seven days […]

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Northwestern Medicine Student Health Service optimizes health care

Daily archive photo by Nathan Richards Searle Room. Northwestern University Health Clinic and Sports Medicine launched Northwestern Medicine Student Health Services last month to improve student access to health services. The Northwestern University Health Services Clinic and Sports Medicine launched the Northwestern Medicine Student Health Service last month to improve student access to the health […]

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Post-It Pearls: Observing Patients With Biphasic Anaphylaxis: Emergency Medicine News

Figure: biphasic anaphylaxis, epinephrine Figure How long do you observe emergency department patients with anaphylaxis for a recurrent episode (biphasic anaphylaxis)? This phenomenon occurs in about five percent of patients and can occur at any time during the first 72 hours. The answer is not clear, but experts generally agree on the higher risk predictors […]

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Bradycardia: Assume cardiac cause until proven guilty: Emergency Medicine News

ECG, GERD, retrosternal burn, catheterization: Image 1. The patient’s first ECG taken during triage. Figure A man in his mid-fifties with no medical history presented to hospital with about an hour of retrosternal burn that improved but did not resolve after taking famotidine. The pain had started while he was lying down after eating pizza, […]

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Diversity Matters: A Simulation Case Exploring Racial Equity …: Emergency Medicine News

Figure: simulation, racial equity, social EM Figure Simulation has become an educational gold standard in emergency medicine. The beauty of it is that EPs get the full Danger Room experience, an unbridled opportunity to rehearse critical skill sets in a low impact environment. PEs can gain confidence through repetition and episodes of constructive commentary for […]

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What’s Below: An Ode To Droperidol: Emergency Medicine News

Figure: droperidol, sedation Figure Few drugs blackmail me like droperidol. It is a superb and unmatched tool in our pharmaceutical hangar. It’s a sophisticated instrument, a targeted dart, a brilliant medicine to take control of a patient with agitated delirium. The sedation of very excited and dangerous patients is always heavy. As a procedure, it […]

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News: EP blocked when insurer goes bankrupt: Emergency Medicine News

Figure: malpractice insurance, bankruptcy Connecticut emergency physician Eric Salk, MD, MPH, received a distressing notification in March 2021. The Emergency Physicians Insurance Exchange Risk Retention Group (EPIX RRG) had been placed in rehab in Vermont where he was domiciled. (https://epixrrg.com.) The 60-year-old emergency physician, who served as medical director and president of his emergency department […]

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Letter to the Editor: Undifferentiated Agitation is Different …: Emergency Medicine News

Editor: It appears that a psychiatrist and an anesthesiologist are looking into the suitability of drugs administered by EMS to control undifferentiated agitation in a patient at the scene. (“Death of Black Man Prompts Reanalysis of ExDS”, REM. 2021; 43[10]: 1; https://bit.ly/3D5VQ0m.) I am amazed that the psychiatrist said, “As psychiatrists, dealing with those who […]

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Clinical Pearl: ‘Positive’ Symptoms May Be Acute Stroke: Emergency Medicine News

Figure: positive symptoms, acute stroke BY EMEDHOME.COM It is commonly accepted that TIAs and strokes generally exhibit “negative” symptoms while imitators (eg, migraine, seizures) generally exhibit “positive” symptoms. Doctors should be aware, however, that “positive” symptoms such as certain abnormal movements can be an acute stroke. Sudden hyperkinetic movements are a presentation of acute ischemic […]

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Stand up AFFIRM: Cardiff model translates injury into prevention: Emergency Medicine News

Figure: injury, violence prevention, cardiff model Figure We have all had cases. A 19-year-old alcoholic man presents with a severe laceration to his face and scalp following an assault involving broken glass. The triage nurse asks the usual questions: When did this happen? What was the weapon used? How old are you? Tetanic status? Etc. […]

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Clinical controversies: Stop playing games with anaphylaxis: Emergency medicine news

Figure: anaphylaxis, epinephrine, biphasic reaction Figure We all know anaphylaxis as the sudden and dramatic onset of mast cell degeneration resulting in life-threatening distributive shock. Prompt diagnosis is essential because death can occur within minutes. Unfortunately, it remains underreported and contracted out, and we still get it wrong despite the straightforward processing. Steroids are an […]

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Quick consultation: Symptoms: Confusion and urinary retention: Emergency medicine news

Figure: urinary retention, diagnosis, AUS Figure Figure Figure A 53-year-old man presented to the emergency department with major complaints of progressive weakness and confusion. He had a medical history of prostate cancer and a radiation prostatectomy complicated by post-prostatectomy incontinence that resulted in the insertion of an artificial urethral sphincter (AUUS). The patient had to […]

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News: Emergency physicians, not just social workers, can …: Emergency medicine news

Figure: homelessness, health equity Figure The disproportionate use of emergency services by homeless people is no secret. (BMC Health Service. 2021; 21[1]: 428; https://bit.ly/3EXx4k8.) Overuse not only strains the healthcare system, it is also a major source of burnout for PE. (Ann Emerg Med. 2019; 74[5S]: S19; https://bit.ly/3bYrxgB.) Homelessness sometimes manifests itself as treatable medical […]

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What About This ?: Could Regeneron Therapy Be Beneficial Amid …: Emergency Medicine News

Figure: Regeneron, COVID-19, therapeutic Figure I recently decided to look at the evidence for monoclonal antibodies to treat COVID-19, in part because I provide medical surveillance to EMS companies that have started infusing them at home, and immediately a video surfaced. “Hello, maybe you recognize me. He’s your favorite president, ”said Donald Trump, standing in […]

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Brandt’s Rants: Doctor: Be careful what you document …: Emergency Medicine News

Figure: communication, dictation, humor in EM Figure Communication is essential in the emergency department, not only when speaking to our colleagues and patients, but also in writing. Our documentation should clearly show what we have done and what our thought process has been. The notes must convey our reasoning and our reason for being. We’ve […]

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Life in Emergistan: 24-hour shifts: an unexpected joy: Emergency Medicine News

Figure: 24-hour EM positions, alternates Figure I worked for 20 years with eight and 12 hour shifts, day, evening and night. It was a normal life in our specialty. But I started as a locum about eight years ago and discovered the unique wonders of the 24-hour shift in the Critical Access Hospital along the […]