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Gastroenterologist Linda Nguyen selected as 2021 Principal Clinician | News from the Department of Medicine

Growing up in Southern California, Linda Nguyen, MD, considered several career choices: marine biologist; astronaut; doctor. Luckily for the thousands of patients she has treated over her career, she chose the latter. This year, she was selected to receive the Stanford Medicine Master Clinician Award, which honors a physician in the Department of Medicine for […]

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A Guide to Small Business Loans for Engineers

The engineering sector has been expanding at a phenomenal rate, and in order to meet the ever-increasing demand for financing, financial institutions have developed a financial product that is specifically geared toward the proprietors of small engineering businesses. A small business loan for engineers is a form of unsecured loan for self-employed professionals that is […]

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Manage your student loans for medical school

There are a significant number of residents, fellows, and new physicians who have accumulated significant medical education debt. In 2016, the median amount of student loan debt carried by graduates of medical schools was $190,000. There is one category of student loans known as medical education loans. They might have interest rates that are lower […]

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Veterinary Medicine Courses: 295 electives

At least 294 veterinary medicine courses are taught outside Ireland which allow graduates to register with the VCI (Veterinary Council of Ireland). In response to It’s farming request for information, the organization has provided this publication with a list of degrees recognized by the VCI in veterinary medicine. He noted that University College Dublin (UCD) […]

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ASU pre-vet medical student cares for animals on Navajo land

July 15, 2022 For Jennifer Kobs, an Applied Biological Sciences student at Arizona State University, two days in June were intense, tiring and fulfilling as she helped neuter animals in the Navajo Nation in northern New Mexico. Kobs, a student of Barrett, The Honors College, who is focusing on pre-vet medicine with a certificate in […]

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Brandt’s Rants: Drinking Urine and Other Tales of Misinforma… : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: medical misinformation, social media Figure We may disagree on the medical details, but we can all agree that the best way to treat the disease is to watch random posts on Facebook and Twitter. OK, maybe not, but we know that the onslaught of overconfident misinformation whistleblowers has grown exponentially since social media entered […]

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Clinical controversies: Negative CRP and ESR mean a patient… : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: C-reactive protein, CRP, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, ESR, septic arthritis Figure A pervasive myth perpetuated in ED is the false power given to inflammatory markers. C-reactive protein (CRP) and erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) are routinely prescribed as part of septic arthritis assessments in adults, but do they really change management? The absence of septic […]

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POV: What Happens When an EP Gets COVID-19?

Figure: COVID-19, EP life, vaccination Positive. Certainly not. I tested positive. I had woken up that day with a little congestion, but otherwise felt fine. I had poured a cup of coffee before leaving the house that morning, and thought my wife must have made the pot; she uses one spoon and I use two. […]

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Permanent AFFIRM: Emergency departments must connect patients with resources to… : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: gun safety, violence prevention, mental health Figure Figure America’s health care safety net is growing even as it continues to fray. Emergency departments have become one-stop-shops for all health crises, but what defines an emergency is subjective, and what contributes to a patient’s presentation to emergency departments is even more varied. The social […]

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News: Inventive program gets patients with OUD on treatment… : Emergency medicine news

Figure: opioid crisis, substance use disorder, electronic referrals Figure Figure Figure The US Department of Health and Human Services, after declaring the opioid crisis a public health emergency in 2017, released a five-point strategy to prioritize improving access to prevention, treatment and recovery aids. The plan also targeted the availability and distribution of drugs to […]

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After the game: can signaling preferences fix the game? : Emergency medicine news

Figure: Match Day, Preference Signaling, EM Jobs Figure Emergency medicine took a beating in the 2022 game, but it was the best result for our specialty at the most critical inflection point in our history. We needed something to slow the accelerating growth of residency positions. Like the Federal Reserve raising interest rates to cool […]

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Clinical pearl: Unexplained ascites after brutal abdominal surgery… : Emergency Medicine News

BY EMEDHOME.COM Following blunt abdominal trauma, peritoneal fluid on a CT scan with no evidence of solid organ damage can be a major diagnostic dilemma. Bladder rupture should be considered if nonhemorrhagic fluid is present in the abdomen on CT with no evidence of solid organ damage, after ruling out preexisting conditions such as […]

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Bradycardia: the source of an uncertain rhythm : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: ECG, cardiology, diagnosis Figure A man in his mid-80s with a medical history of diabetes and stage 5 chronic kidney disease was taken to hospital by doctors with two days of nausea, vomiting and generalized weakness. He said he had no chest pain, difficulty breathing, fever, chills, abdominal pain, diarrhea, melena or other symptoms. […]

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What Lies Beneath: Sacrifice and Unequal Gratitude : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: whole body donation, corpse journey, EP life Figure The villains aren’t just the villains of literature. These are the characters whose actions stem from motivations to serve themselves rather than others. They are driven by their inextinguishable ego, happy to ravage others in their quest for self-advancement. Heroes, on the other hand, are those […]

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Wellness 911: Born This Way: Realizing Our Inherent Value : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: well-being in EM, self-acceptance, self-esteem Figure Figure Figure What makes people worthy? Is it the mastery of their career or the amount of charity work they do? Is it the number of extra shifts they take or agree to sit on all the committees? These can bring value to the world, but our value […]

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The speed of sound: a subcla… : Emergency medicine news

ultrasound, subclavian, supraclavicular, subclavicular lines: Placement of the transducer for a supraclavicular approach. Some tilting of the transducer toward the collarbone (forward tilt) will be required in most patients. Figure I’ve written before about using ultrasound for subclavian lines, both the standard infraclavicular approach and my favorite, the supraclavicular approach. (REM. 2017;39[6]:1; https://bit.ly/3wkjmGs; REM. 2013;35[7]:8; […]

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Quick Reference: Symptoms: Cyanosis and Hypoxia : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: cyanosis, hypoxia, diagnosis Figure A 44-year-old woman presented with shortness of breath, fatigue, and bilateral lower extremity edema. She was 85% hypoxic on room air with pale skin, cyanotic lips, and anasarca. The patient was consistently 85% hypoxic despite being placed on a 15 L ventilator. She had recently been admitted to another […]