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Kebbi government sends 28 students to Egypt for medical courses – The Sun Nigeria

The Kebbi State government has sent 28 state students to Egyptian universities for medical courses for a period of six years. The 28 students, who were selected from local government areas in the state, were due to leave Abuja en route to Eggypt on Wednesday. While briefing journalists ahead of their departure to Birnin Kebbi, […]

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Offering comprehensive care in orthopedics and sports medicine – News

Aster Hospital, Sharjah Published: Mon 21 Nov 2022, 10:33 AM Orthopedic and sports injuries are common in the UAE. They can happen to anyone at any time. Children can get hurt while playing in schools or parks. Adults can injure themselves while engaging in physical activity or at work. In orthopedic or sports injuries, we […]

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Spotlight on Rural Medical Students: Memoir of Sydney | College of Human Medicine

November 17, 2022 Sydney brief The introduction to medicine began at an early age, from her mother being a nurse to her own experiences as a patient at Mott Children’s Hospital and numerous ER visits for injuries. While her grandparents lived on a rural farm, she also learned the importance of access to health care. […]

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Celebrating 50 years of the Department of Preventive Medicine

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Department of Medicine Preventive medecine turns 50 this year. The department commemorated the occasion earlier this fall by hosting a reception in the Potocsnak Family Atrium of the Louis A. Simpson and Kimberly K. Querrey Center for Biomedical Research. More than 150 people, including current and former department leaders, […]

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UAMS College of Medicine student shines on ‘The Voice’

Enlarge image Andrew Igbokidi takes a break from class and sings to pose in front of UAMS. November 4, 2022 | November 4, 2022 | First-year medical student Andrew Igbokidi is on the path to a promising career. But whether that career will be medicine or music — or perhaps a combination of the two […]

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How about this? : Convincing opioid users to avoid injecting… : Emergency medicine news

Figure: injection, overdose, opioids Figure A young man in his twenties was brought in recently after an opioid overdose. He’d sniffed something he said was fentanyl (although who knows exactly what’s in a potpourri of white powder?) and stopped breathing. A friend called 911. EMS found him with a respiratory rate of 4 bpm […]

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M2E Too!: The torso testicle traction technique : Emergency Medicine News

testicular torsion, manual detorsion: Manual traction down the left testicle followed by external rotation to unwind the twisted spermatic cord. Figure Should immediate attempts at manual reduction of testicular torsion be the standard of care? Undoubtedly, the timely manual untwisting of a twisted testicle saves the organ from death. (Pediatric emergency care. 2019;35[12]:821; Pediatric emergency […]

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What’s Underneath: On Hospitality and the Hospital Sandwich : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: hospital sandwich, hotel business Figure I started writing this column while watching a sandwich in the hospital. It was offered to a patient who had lied and waited and lied and waited some more in our emergency department. The man was starving and discouraged, alone and at sea in the mass of the department, […]

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Letter to the Editor: Read Dr. Roberts’ Past Articles: Emergency Medicine News

Letters to the Editor Emergency Medicine News welcomes letters to the editor on any topic related to emergency medicine. Please limit your letter to 250 words and include your full name, references, city and state of residence or practice. Letters can be edited for content, length and grammar. Submission of a letter constitutes […]

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Wellness 911: A valuable lesson in gratitude : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: gratitude, happiness Figure Figure Figure When I (KM) sat down to explain to my patient the horrific findings the radiologist had just dictated, I struggled to find one thing in my work that I would be grateful for. How could the most respectful and endearing patient I’ve cared for my entire shift deserve to […]

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Quick Reference: Symptoms: Rash, Fatigue and Myalgias : Emergency Medicine News

rash, phytophotodermatitis: The rash on his hand. Figure A 43-year-old woman presented to the emergency room with a rash on her extremities that had started seven days earlier. She reported associated fatigue, subjective fever and body aches. The rash started shortly after spending a day at the lake with his cousin. They had mostly […]

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Clinical Pearl: Gadolinium in Emergency Medicine: Follow the Evidence : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: gadolinium, contrast agents, nephrogenic systemic fibrosis BY EMEDHOME.COM Gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) are divided into three groups based on molecular structure and charge. Group 1 GBCAs are associated with the highest number of reported cases of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF), a potentially debilitating and life-threatening fibrotic condition that most commonly affects the skin […]

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Words of Healing: Social MacGyvering Erodes Wellbeing EP : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: well-being, social determinants Figure Could Lisa Rosenbaum, MD have ER doctors in mind when she wrote, if you want to fix the health care system, allow doctors to do what they set out to do?(N English J med. 2022;386[19]:1850; https://bit.ly/3Rd0ekN.) After all, we are particularly adept in crisis situations at finding workarounds to what […]

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Clinical controversies: IV antibiotics before discharge: This… : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: IV antibiotics, prescription, doxycycline Figure How many times have you had this situation? A patient with a urinary tract infection, cellulitis, or pneumonia is given an IV antibiotic dose before discharge. You don’t want to admit the patient, just kick this bactericidal action into high gear. To be clear, we’re talking about patients […]

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POV: Corporate monopolies rob patients and muzzle PEs : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: monopoly, contract management groups COVID precautions were relaxed, so I (RWD) finally drove to a nearby California town for an in-person CME conference. I parked my car and scanned the street for a cafe. I rushed inside to order, but suddenly froze. The overhead menu listed a 16 oz coffee for $6. I walked […]

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Medically clear: Tired? You’re probably less empathetic too : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: sleep deprivation, empathy Figure Figure Imagine this scenario: It’s 5 a.m., your fourth night in a row, and this one’s a doozy – a pediatric cardiac arrest followed by a rapidly deteriorating headache, topped with rotten toenail fungus. Caffeine paradoxically makes you more tired. The three-day sleep deficit is catching up. And then […]

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Letter to the editor: Bronchiolitis Guidelines, tPA Supports… : Emergency Medicine News

Editor: I am concerned about what Larry Mellick, MD, and Ravi Garg, MD, have written on guidelines for bronchiolitis and thrombolytic therapy for stroke, respectively. (“The Nihilistic Guidelines for AAP Bronchiolitis.” REM. 2022;44[9]:22; https://bityl.co/ESoJ; “It’s time to stop giving tPA for stroke.” REM. 2022;44[9]:27; https://bityl.co/ESoN.) They obviously don’t follow the long-established science of […]