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Wake Forest University Medical School student invents device that aims to help people who have seizures

Wake Forest University School of Medicine student creates device that aims to help people who have seizures Ashlyn Sanders, a first-year medical student at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, hopes her device will receive FDA approval by this fall. Updated: 9:37 PM EDT April 28, 2022 Hide transcript View Transcript PERSONS DEALING WITH SEIZURES. […]

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Turakhia joins iRhythm for planned leave | News from the Department of Medicine

Mintu Turakhia MD, MASprofessor of medicine (cardiovascular medicine), will take a planned leave of absence from Stanford to join iRhythm Technologies, Inc. as the new Chief Medical Officer and Chief Scientific Officer. One of the earliest and most successful companies spun off from the Stanford Biodesign program, iRhythm is perhaps best known for its heart […]

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Class of 2022: Be open to changing your mind

A sequel to “Class of 2022: In Search of More” Lots of changes between the time you receive your acceptance letter to vet school and the time you enter the final weeks of your clinical rotations. I remember being interviewed for an online feature about incoming students in 2018, being asked about my background, which […]

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Ryerson Announces Leadership Positions for the Establishment of the School of Medicine – News & Events

We are pleased to announce the appointments of Andrew Padmos as Director of Medical School Institution and Marcia Moshe as Senior Advisor to the Provost and Vice Provost Academic, MD Proposal Development of the Ryerson University School of Medicine, effective April 1, 2022 Both Andrew and Marcia have shown incredible commitment to creating an innovative […]

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Delivering Excellence in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine – News

The specialist hospital offers a unique range of orthopedic and neuro-spinal treatments in line with world standards Published: Fri 22 April 2022, 09:00 Alarming levels of vitamin D deficiency among UAE citizens and residents, augmented by their sedentary work routines and physically inactive lifestyles, have catapulted the prevalence of arthritis and degenerative bone, joint and […]

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Job announcement: Head of the Sports Medicine and Science Academy – News

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Mansfield Town Football Club for an enthusiastic, proactive and knowledgeable individual to join the Academy’s Department of Sports Science and Medicine as Head of Academy Science and sports medicine. Based at: HR Academy, Pleasley, NG19 7RT Salary: Depending on experience (to be discussed during the interview)Type of employment: […]

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Medical student says new doctors have no choice but to leave Dublin

A graduate student in medicine began with the difficulties faced by young doctors in Dublin. The player of 23 years believes it has no choice but to leave the country once he has completed his studies. Poor working conditions, and expensive loans have dashed his dream of becoming a consultant in Ireland. Read more: Graduate […]

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From classrooms to cows in less than 60 seconds

Just outside the back doors of the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, where classrooms, labs and lockers line the hallways, 80 scenic acres are home to pigs, chickens, sheep, goats and cattle and a learning laboratory for veterinary students. The Animal Teaching Unit, as the working farm is called, is a dynamic space for […]

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Emmanuel Olayisade, a soldier, brutalizes a medical student for defending a bullied boy

Oladipupo Paul, a 400 level medical and surgery student at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), recounted how a soldier identified as Emmanuel Olayisade and his friends bullied him for condemning his unruly behavior in the neighborhood. Paul said the soldier, who lives in the same compound with him, also forced him to pay his 3,500 […]

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Important tips to keep your pets safe this spring

As spring arrives and the weather warms up, we will start going out more with our dogs and maybe do some gardening. This is also the time of year when many people celebrate Easter. Steve Marks, Associate Dean and Director of Veterinary Medical Services at NC State Veterinary Hospital, shares some important tips for keeping […]

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Awards and Honors: Spring 2022 | News from the Department of Medicine

33 Stanford researchers named Chan Zuckerberg Biohub investigators Congratulation to the 33 Stanford researchers (including several of our DOM colleagues) recently named as the latest cohort of Chan Zuckerberg BioHub investigators. Successful applicants receive $1 million in unrestricted donations over a non-renewable 5-year term ($200,000 per year), with a start date of March 1, 2022. […]

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ER Goddess: Crushed by Volume, Buried by COVID : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: COVID-19, nursing shortage, lack of beds Figure I had to beg for my patient in his twenties, dying and previously healthy, to get the care he needed. Beg! Not because no one wanted to help, but because the latest wave of coronavirus had brought our healthcare system to its knees. As of mid-January, no […]

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FIGURES: The patient in the computer: Emergency Medicine News

Figure: medical data, computers Figure Aiden Sims was a 9 day old who presented with congestion and fever. He had only been sick for a day, but he had declined rapidly. Slightly hypoxic, he growled and retracted during my examination. Unfortunately, Aiden never improved. Indeed, Aiden is not a person but an artificially generated […]

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News: It’s time to retire the term “drug research” : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: substance use disorder, drug withdrawal, opioids Figure One of the things I love most about medicine is that it is constantly changing and improving, especially as new evidence sheds more light on a subject. I have doctors in my group who have been trained in diagnostic peritoneal lavage, but that was just a historical […]

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Bradycardia: shortness of breath and wheezing: PE or MI? : Emergency medicine news

Figure: cardiology, pulmonary embolism, myocardial infarction Figure Figure A woman in her 70s with asthma, diabetes mellitus, hypertension and a pacemaker came to hospital with shortness of breath and chest tightness lasting two hours. She had had a similar episode the day before which was milder and resolved with albuterol. She had a cough […]

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Letter to the editor: Clinicians need to review the literature : Emergency Medicine News

Editor: Mark Mosley, MD has made an impassioned call for physicians to unite with one voice to create a clear message for patients regarding COVID-19. (REM. 2021;43[12]:26; https://bit.ly/3Dc0LN1.) He suggested that science strongly supports the effectiveness of masks and the safety and effectiveness of vaccines, but has no evidence to support current therapeutics. […]

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How about this? : Ondansetron can treat migraine (Yes, Ondan… : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: ondansetron, migraine Figure My patient was a preteen girl who could usually manage her acute migraines with acetaminophen, ibuprofen, and intranasal sumatriptan, but it didn’t work this time. Her mother had called the pediatric neurologist to see if they could try something else at home, but the neurologist suspected the patient needed medication and […]

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Quick Reference: Symptoms: Leg Gunshot Wounds : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: gunshot wound, trauma, diagnosis Figure Figure A 50-year-old man was rushed to a Level I trauma center about an hour after being shot in the legs with a shotgun at close range. He had normal vital signs on arrival and reported pain at the injury site. Numerous haemostatic penetrating wounds were observed throughout […]

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Medically clear: Addicted to misinformation: Is there a cure… : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: misinformation, cults, COVID-19 Figure I have a friend whose marriage is failing due to a misinformation addiction. She and her husband have always had differing political views, but their yin and yang were endearing intellectual fodder for respectful and playful debate. But things have changed dramatically in this new world we live in. […]

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Toxicology Rounds: Habits of Highly Effective Medical Toxicology… : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: medical toxicology, good practices Figure Effective medical toxicologists develop habits that minimize the risk of overlooking minor but crucial aspects of poisoning case management. Two of them stand out and can also help emergency doctors in the care they provide. Know the units Units count. Just ask the NASA folks. The Mars […]

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Clinical controversies: Have you ever tried viscous lidocaine… : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: viscous lidocaine, medicated, gastrointestinal Figure One of my professors of pharmacology in medical school often joked, “Doctors would think twice about giving some questionable drugs if they took them themselves.” There is no better example of this than viscous lidocaine. It may be one of the most nasty drugs ever invented. Ask the […]

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Diversity matters: DEI arc embraces community engagement… : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: DEI, community engagement, social MI Figure A common saying in emergency medicine is that we are an extension of our surrounding community. Its members come to us out of necessity, often at their worst, as a last resort, and as the only option in some cases. EPs strive to meet all patients where […]

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News: Courage—the Foundation of Resilience: Emergency Medicine News

Figure: courage, resilience, well-being Figure Resilience is the buzzword everyone in the wellness world seems to be using. It’s something everyone has in varying amounts and is essential for well-being. We talk and talk about ways to build resilience and even make it part of wellness models for health systems because, well, burnout is out […]

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What Lies Beneath: Quoth the Crow: Emergency Medicine News

Figure: trauma management, writing Figure Lewis Carroll cryptically asked his Mad Hatter, “What’s the difference between a crow and a desk?” The answer to the riddle is, to this day, unknown. But that hasn’t stopped generations of people from making fanciful connections between the two, some of which even make a bit of sense. […]

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Point of view: Building a lifeboat for the sinking : Titanic: Emergency Medicine News

Figure: EM manpower, EM staffing In addition to shouting: “We are sinking!” from the bridge of the ED, how are we going to practice emergency medicine in 2022 without nurses and other essential personnel? I offer these suggestions with terrifying trepidation, knowing that the difference between malpractice and lifeboat ethics may depend on the situation […]

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News: Record Etiquette Protects Patients and Physicians : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: Emergency department documentation, chart label, patient records Figure Figure The 21st Century Cures Act allowed patients to view their medical records, including the entire emergency department documentation. This means that patients can read anything written in a doctor’s emergency note. And that means chart etiquette has a new importance in emergency medicine. Comments […]