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

Neera Ahuja Recognized as 2022 Denise O’Leary Award Recipient This year recipient of the Denise O’Leary Award is Neera Ahuja, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine, Medical Director of General Inpatient Medicine and Pharmacy, and Division Chief of Hospital Medicine, School of Medicine. The Denise O’Leary Award is an annual award given to physicians who recognize […]

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The story of a San Juan medical student who rose to fame as one of the most talented people in the country

For him, it is not the most important to establish himself as the second best future doctor among hundreds of people in the country and to obtain scholarships in two major universities. For her, the most important thing is to be able to best represent the National University of Cordoba, the educational institution that trains […]

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Ministry of Health relaxes COVID traditional medicine guidelines – News

Ministry of Health relaxes COVID traditional medicine guidelines – News – RTI Radio Taiwan International Hello dear friends! You must enable Javascript in order to use all the features of RTI. However, it appears that JavaScript has been disabled or is not supported by your browser. Please change your browser options to enable Javascript […]

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Life in Emergistan: Old paradigms don’t work : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: EM overcrowding, EM history, EMTALA, hospital violence Figure Armies always fight the last war, the old saying goes, which means that the strategies and tactics needed in the present day do not keep up with the times, at least not without sudden and devastating lessons. Unfortunately, this is also true in emergency medicine, as […]

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Wellness 911: Being stoic gets nowhere in EPs : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: EP life, physician well-being Figure Figure Figure It’s awkward to admit it now, but I (AD) was bragging about being stoic and emotionless. I picked up the belief somewhere during my upbringing that being emotionless meant staying logical and steady. I thought my stoicism as an ER doctor separated me from someone with […]

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What’s Underneath: Medicine Socialized By Any Other Name : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: International EM, Medicare, medicine in Australia, private health insurance, socialized medicine Figure A rose is a rose is a rose is a rose. So wrote Gertrude Stein, initially in 1913 and then in altered states over the following decades. Many have debated the meaning at the heart of the sentence, but she used it […]

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Viewpoint: DEA rule helps EPs avoid costly fees : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: Code of Federal Regulations, controlled substances, DEA, medical law The Drug Enforcement Agency ensures compliance with controlled substance laws and regulations, one of which requires physicians to pay a hefty fee, $888, for a registration certificate covering each location where they dispense controlled substances. The law plans to prescribe part of the dispensation […]

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M2E Too!: The Nihilistic Guidelines for Bronchiolitis AAP : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: American Academy of Pediatrics, bronchiolitis, pediatrics Figure Not only has the COVID-19 pandemic killed millions of people, it has also caused disruption in every conceivable aspect of our lives. One of them is the seasonality of other illnesses like influenza and respiratory syncytial virus infection. RSV infection is typically a winter illness, but here […]

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Bradycardia: serial ECGs vital for diagnosing chest condition… : Emergency Medicine News

cardiology, chest pain, ECG: Fig. 1. Repeat the patient’s ECG approximately 11 minutes after the onset of pain at rest. Figure A patient in his 60s had been suffering from intermittent chest pain for three weeks, and the hospitalist wanted to send him home if his second troponin was negative, as I wrote about last […]

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Post-It Pearls: Avoid Opioids With Hip Nerve Block : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, fascia iliac block, hip fracture, opioid, traction Figure Why Learn Regional Fascia Iliaca Block for Hip Fractures? Many studies report decreased opioid requirements and fewer opioid-related complications such as respiratory depression, nausea, and delirium. Learning this is especially important because the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons no longer recommends […]

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Clinical controversies: Hypertensive ’emergency’ is trash… : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: EM best practices, hypertension, hypertensive emergency Figure About 30% of American adults have high blood pressure, and millions of people don’t even know it. Asymptomatic hypertension is high blood pressure without any signs or symptoms of target organ damage. Severe hypertension is often defined as 180/120 mm Hg or higher, and any number above […]

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Standing AFFIRM: Cognitive errors prevent solutions to fire… : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: gun violence, mass shootings, violence prevention Figure A summer mass of shootings on top of rampant daily violence reaffirms that the United States still lacks a pragmatic health strategy to reduce gun-related harm. Our traditional political approach that pits gun rights and gun control factions against each other, despite its popularity, has yet to […]

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Clinical pearl: An often overlooked cause of postpartum fever : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: postpartum fever, postpartum ovarian vein thrombosis BY EMEDHOME.COM Diagnosis of postpartum ovarian vein thrombosis (POVT) is often delayed because physicians are unaware of the condition, but it should be considered in the differential diagnosis of postpartum fever. (priest. 2022;14[2]:e22504; https://bit.ly/3O8mBqi.) POVT often presents as fever and lower abdominal pain within one to […]

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Quick consultation : Symptoms: diaphoresis, dizziness, left arm… : Emergency medicine news

Figure: diaphoresis, dizziness, left arm pain, transient cyanosis Figure Figure Figure A 71-year-old woman with a history of hypertension and induced deep vein thrombosis presented with sudden diaphoresis and dizziness that began while sitting. She had also had intense, aching pain in the middle of her left arm with transient cyanosis of her left […]

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August News and Updates: Seals, Sloths and Important Firsts

Change of status: the specialty in nephrology and urology reaches the college level Recognizing that the field of veterinary nephrology and urology has grown in complexity and vision, the AVMA American Board of Veterinary Specialties has tentatively approved a petition to elevate the specialty to college status. North Carolina State Professor Shelly Vaden is president-elect […]

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ER Goddess: Tripping in a Post- : Roe : Blizzard : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: Abortion, Dobbs vs. JacksonEMTALA, medical law, Roe vs. Wade Figure June 24 was a day that will mark the history of reproductive health care in this country before and after the reversal of Roe vs. Wade. We are still looking to navigate the uncharted terrain as I write this in July, not even three […]

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Toxicology sessions: beware of poisoning due to abortion… : Emergency medicine news

herbal abortifacient, abortion, Dobbs versus Jackson, poisoning, Roe versus Wade: Clockwise from top left: pennyroyal, blue cohosh, black cohosh, mugwort, rue and cinchona (quinine). Figure Online searches for DIY abortions using herbs skyrocketed after draft decision leaked in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organizationthe Supreme Court case that has now overturned Roe vs. Wade. (New […]