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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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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 […]

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Announcement of the recipients of the 2022 Diversity Chair researcher award | News from the Department of Medicine

The recently announced 2022 Chair Diversity Investigator Awards went to five projects, ranging from reducing language gaps to improving monkeypox care to improving trans healthcare. These awards, now in their third year, aim to “support research that addresses health inequalities, social determinants of health, cultural competence, improved outcomes and access/l use of the health system […]

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ER Goddess: The Responsibility of Being Female and Fertile : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: Abortion, Roe vs. Wadepregnancy, women in MS, gender equality Figure The Supreme Court transformed the experience of being a woman in this country 49 years ago by guaranteeing women’s right to abortion, and as I write this in late June, the Supreme Court has again transformed women’s rights by canceling Roe vs. Wade. […]

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Meet the CVM Class of 2026

Perseverance is the hallmark of the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine Class of 2026. The last three years of their university life were marred by the complications of a pandemic and social upheaval. Yet they persisted and met the rigorous requirements to land a coveted spot in the incoming class of NC State College […]

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NUMBERS: Information is power, especially about CMGs : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: transformation into a company of EM, app, CMG, Take Medicine Back Figure Figure To say that emergency medicine is worried about corporate consolidation would be an understatement. The American Academy of Emergency Medicine and the American College of Emergency Physicians have written position statements, and many emergency physicians, prompted by Take Medicine Back, have […]

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Post-It Pearls: Forget prophylactic antiemetics for opioids : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: prophylactic antiemetics, IV opioids, opioid-induced vomiting Figure Are you administering a dose of an antiemetic drug at the same time as IV opioids? This theory seems logical given the nauseating effects that opioids have on some patients. Three studies using metoclopramide 10 mg IV showed that this antiemetic did not reduce the need […]

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Diversity matters: Well-being, burnout and recovery through… : Emergency medicine news

Figure: DEI, well-being, health equity, burnout Figure Burgeoning wellness and burnout crises in medicine have accelerated during the pandemic, with several pre-existing conditions contributing to the current mental health crisis being felt by many medical professionals. These crises are particularly palpable among front-line doctors. Emergency physicians receive disaster preparedness and rapid response training for […]

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AFFIRM: Stop saying doctors are exhausted; They… : Emergency medicine news

Figure: EP life, burn-out, moral damage, well-being in EM Figure Figure I fight, but I am not exhausted. I enjoy taking care of my patients and doing clinical work. It’s all that bothers me that I find intolerable. —Anonymous doctor Almost all of our colleagues experience some level of distress, but most refuse […]

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Scientific conferences on toxicology: Ditch the term “antidote” and its… : Emergency medicine news

Figure: antidote, EM best practices, antidote derangement syndrome, toxicology Figure I love the Oxford English Dictionary definition of antidote—a drug given to counteract the influence of a poison or an attack of disease– because it’s subtly correct. This suggests that an antidote is given with the belief that it will successfully treat poisoning. It […]

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Bradycardia: take a second history before a second troponin : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: ECG, cardiology, diagnosis, troponin Figure A man in his 60s with no significant medical history presented with chest pain and the triage report indicated that he had constant chest pain without syncope, shortness of breath, fever, cough or other symptoms for three weeks. His vital signs were normal except for a blood pressure […]

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Clinical controversies: Banana bags don’t really make a difference… : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: fanny pack, intravenous hydration, alcohol use disorder, acute alcohol intoxication Figure Intravenous hydration clinics are the latest thing, with real doctors touting the therapy as a way to relieve hangovers, build athletic endurance, lose weight and prevent burnout. Apparently, it’s such a booming business that even emergency care is getting into it. We’re […]

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Words of healing: Abortion deserves an objective and precise text… : Emergency medicine news

Figure: abortion, women’s health, Roe vs. Wadepregnancy Figure Nobody wants to talk about abortion. The conversation is more complex, polarizing and tiring than COVID or the corporate takeover of health care. But emergency medicine is the profession that trains EPs to brave the conversations no one wants but needs: domestic violence, child abuse, end-of-life issues, […]

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And that? Hollywood’s Glorified Violence Drives Gun C… : Emergency Medicine News

gun culture, gun violence, Hollywood, movie violence, mass shootings: A memorial for the victims of the mass shooting in Buffalo, NY. Figure A scene from the action thriller “Reacher” shows the hero, a former military policeman turned vagabond vigilante, luring a group of assassins to an abandoned house where he finishes them off one by […]

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Quick consultation: Symptoms: syncope and abdominal pain : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: syncope, SMA aneurysm, abdominal pain, diagnosis Figure A 65-year-old woman with a history of hyperlipidemia was brought to an ambulance after an episode of syncope. She had been experiencing abdominal pain for two hours prior to this. She had undergone a colonoscopy 14 days before her visit and emergency medical services reported that […]

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Clinical Pearl: Consolidation on chest X-ray? Think UPE: Emergency Medicine News

BY EMEDHOME.COM A patient presenting to the ER with unilateral consolidation on chest x-ray would lead the physician to consider pneumonia as the likely etiology, especially in the current era of COVID-19. However, it is not widely recognized that cardiogenic pulmonary edema can present with one-sided consolidation (unilateral cardiogenic pulmonary edema). (Cleve Clin J […]

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Emergency Goddess: The Responsibility of Being Female and Fertile : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: Abortion, Roe vs. Wadepregnancy, women in MS, gender equality Figure The Supreme Court transformed the experience of being a woman in this country 49 years ago by guaranteeing women’s right to abortion, and as I write this in late June, the Supreme Court has again transformed women’s rights by canceling Roe vs. Wade. […]

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Wellness 911: Put on your oxygen mask first : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: emergency well-being, secondary traumatic stress, PTSD Figure Figure Figure That (increasingly rare) morning lull before the ward gets busy is a time when emergency physicians can have a moment to think and talk to each other. They might discuss vacation plans, their families, or recent cases. Or they may talk about retirement or complain […]

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POV: PEs never get used to death : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: resuscitation, mourning It is not the corpse, but it is death. I was about to sigh with relief after a hectic six-hour shift when the ambulance siren sounded loudly. An elderly woman accompanied by her grandson came towards us panting. This is a routine scenario for emergency physicians during a typical busy shift. […]

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News: Don’t Throw Your Candle Away Yet: Emergency Medicine News

Figure: candle, CANDLE test, BEAM test, intubation Figure I consider myself a candle enthusiast and was eagerly awaiting the results of the first multicenter randomized controlled trial to confirm my success. Much to my dismay, the CANDLE trial found no difference in first pass intubation success between the two groups – 80.4% for the […]

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First person: 10 ways to make PEs more ‘resilient’ : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: resilience training, burnout, well-being, humor in medicine Figure I can’t be the only ER doctor tired of hearing the term “resilience training”. Nobody seems to want to make serious efforts to address our concerns, so we should learn better coping skills. Great project! What are my two biggest pet peeves, you ask? I […]

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Same shift, different day: Patients are people, not statistics : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: statistics, patient-doctor relationship Figure My fourth-grade teacher once asked my class what we were thinking of doing in the year 2000. I remember thinking that I would be 42 and too old to do anything. I also remember that MC gave us statistics on high school sociology. He said some of us in […]

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Human factors in medicine: Sleep deprivation results in D… : Emergency Medicine News

sleep deprivation, well-being in ME: Wakefulness rises and falls throughout the day depending on the sleep drive and circadian rhythm. Work nights disrupt this. Figure We doctors learn early in training that sleep has to be sacrificed for our careers. We routinely work long hours, often when our bodies are supposed to be sleeping, and […]

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First person: 3300 feet per second : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: poetry, mass shootings, gun violence Figure Children are made of sweet flesh and sweet breath. They are formed by disordered collections of hopes, dreams and delights. They are dressed every morning in soft clothes to cushion the blows of the world. They move to the sound of laughter and with the […]

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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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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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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 […]

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Saskatchewan HIV and HCV education program continues at USask College of Medicine – News

The education program helps address the complexities that determine rates of sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBIs) in Saskatchewan and their impact on patient care. Content will include clinical treatment and infection management and will feature the involvement of experienced HIV/HCV care providers, organizations and community members to create made-in-Saskatchewan solutions to the environment and […]

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Treat dental caries on the root of the tooth with herbal medicine

The antimicrobial capacity against S. mutans biofilms was investigated using a Calgary biofilm device coated with collagen (CFU and Live/Dead Confocal). Collagenases from Clostridium histolyticum, Porphyromonas gingivalis and S. mutants were used to assess anti-collagenolytic activity. The biocompatibility of the two compounds with human dental pulp stromal cells (HDPSC) was studied in 3 different donors […]

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

Stanford awards for 2021-22 academic year include many DOM faculty and residents Congratulations to over 40 recipients of awards for excellence in teaching, patient care, etc., recently presented by Stanford Medicine in recognition of their outstanding contributions during the 2021-2022 academic year. See the partial list (including several of our DOM colleagues) below. Tracy RydelMD, […]

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When healing takes more than drugs – News

When Jesse Schmidt (Psychology ’21, MIB ’22) enrolled in a fall 2019 course on spirituality and health care, she had no idea how powerful the connection between the two could be. She would soon find out firsthand. Schmidt has worked for a “telephone friends” service, speaking with people across the country struggling with debilitating illnesses […]

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Cancer Medicine News: “First time in history”; Cancer Disappears From Every Patient’s Body During Drug Trial |

NEW DELHI: In what appears to be a miracle and a “first in history”, a small clinical trial has revealed that every rectal cancer patient who received experimental treatment found that their cancer had disappeared. According to the New York Times, in the small clinical trial run by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 18 patients […]

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How to keep pets healthy and happy this summer

Summer is here and North Carolina is feeling the heat. With rising temperatures and humidity, Steve MarksAssociate Dean and Director of Veterinary Medical Services at NC State College of Veterinary Medicine and Veterinary Hospital, does not want your outdoor activity to include an emergency visit to the veterinarian. “Pets can suffer from heatstroke, dehydration, and […]

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ER Goddess: Gender Bias Knows No Boundaries : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: gender bias, women in EM, gender equality Figure I went from tourist mode to EP mode when my son collapsed in the Eiffel Tower. We watched the man at the macaron counter arrange a rainbow of sweets while we waited for his sign to say “open”. My bored teenagers started bickering, and an […]

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Quick reference : Symptoms: Loss of peripheral vision and… : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: loss of vision, headache Figure Figure A 40-year-old man presented with peripheral vision loss. A severe headache three days earlier had woken him up, but his pain had eased with ibuprofen. His headache was completely gone, but he continued to have vision loss and was bumping into things on his right side. His […]

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Clinical Pearl: How to Recognize a Bilateral Thalamic Stroke : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: Percheron’s artery, stroke BY EMEDHOME.COM Percheron’s artery is a variant of the arterial supply to the thalamus in which a single artery supplies both sides of the thalamus and the midbrain. Occlusion of this artery can lead to a bilateral thalamic stroke. Knowledge of the PDO and its occlusion is crucial for […]

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Toxicology rounds: Reports of new illicit drugs often cause a stir… : Emergency medicine news

Figure: substance use disorder, misinformation Figure We have all been taught to be wary of popular press reports about the effects of new illicit drugs. More often than not, they are sensational and unsupported by scientific data. A kerfuffle broke out a few years ago over krokodil, the homemade designer opioid originating in Russia […]

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Standing AFFIRM: Gun counseling can be surprisingly simple… : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: gun tips, gun safety, injury prevention Figure I recently saw a patient who had intentionally overdosed, a common occurrence in the daily work of an emergency physician. I spoke to him after a psychiatric guard was signed by law enforcement. She had overdosed on ibuprofen, which had minimal adverse effects at the dose […]

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Human factors in medicine: rise and fall : Emergency Medicine News

International EM, first responder: The scene of a motorcycle collision where Dr. Jedick provided treatment. Figure As a young Air Force flight surgeon, I despised nothing more than drill week. I was stationed in the Republic of Korea, which meant 24-hour war games for a week. These drills were very high fidelity. We doctors […]

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News: EP Volunteer: ‘Don’t Forget Ukraine’: Emergency Medicine News

Figure: Ukrainian war, medical volunteering Figure Dusk came quickly and it started to rain again. The cold, damp air soaked through all my layers of clothing, sending shivers down my spine. It was our last day at the border and we had just said goodbye. The orange vests we wore all week had been […]

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POV: EPs are the new servants of corporate America : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: contract management, healthcare costs Figure The COVID-19 outbreak has thrust emergency physicians into the media spotlight, showing them saving countless lives from a highly contagious virus through hands-on frontline care. Emergency doctors intubated infectious patients without hesitation moments before their last breath of air, performed CPR on those arrested in the emergency department, and […]

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North Carolina State Veterinary Medicine News and Updates, May 2022

In the spotlight CVM Class of 2022 celebrates hard-earned oath and balaclava moment When the Class of 2022 showed up for the first day of classes, little did they know a global pandemic would upend their path to a veterinary degree. Having endured COVID testing, distance learning, social distancing, mandatory masks and more, 101 DVM […]

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USask Health Studies Graduate to Pursue a Career in Medicine – archyde

Paige Daubenfeld has dreamed of becoming a doctor since she was a child. This dream led her to enroll in health studies at the University of Saskatchewan (USask), a program that examines health and well-being from a variety of perspectives, including the influence of biological contexts. , cultural, social and environmental on the health and […]

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Presentation of the new M-TRAM program | News from the Department of Medicine

We are delighted to announce the launch of the new Stanford Master of Science in Translational Research and Applied Medicine (M-TRAM) starting in September 2022. This new graduate program will provide formalized training in the sciences of translational medicine, basic sciences to clinical investigation. The program will focus on developing new therapies designed to help […]

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Grant expands scope of research trip to South Africa

A North Carolina State undergraduate student majoring in animal science, a recent master’s degree graduate, and a burgeoning third-year student at the North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine work among the wildlife in South Africa this month, thanks to a North Carolina State Internationalization Seed Grant awarded to help broaden the participation of minority […]

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Annual Quality Improvement Research Day winners announced – School of Medicine News

Wayne State University School of Medicine’s Office of Higher Medical Education held its 11th annual online Quality Improvement Research Day, in conjunction with its lead clinical partner, Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital, the May 10, to showcase resident-led quality improvement projects in the Internal Medicine, Family Medicine and Transition Year Hospital Programs. Anne Messman, MD, Associate […]

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Palaniappan wins the Fulbright Scholar Award | News from the Department of Medicine

As recently selected American Fulbright Scholar for the academic year 2022-2023, Latha Palaniappan MD, MSwill travel to Australia to further his research in precision health. Fulbright Scholar Fellowships are esteemed fellowships that involve a rigorous application process and provide a unique opportunity for scholars to teach or conduct research overseas. Past recipients include numerous Nobel […]

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chief residents announced for 2023-24 | News from the Department of Medicine

Sarah Talamantes, MD Sarah earned her bachelor’s degree in biopsychology from Cornell University in 2015, where in addition to being a college star, she was a shooting guard for Cornell’s Division I NCAA basketball team. In addition to this, she also spent 3 summers working with the University of Colorado Cancer Center as a clinical […]

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The AAIM conference presents numerous DOM | News from the Department of Medicine

I was so proud of the work of the staff and managers in our department. Once again, it reminds me how our investment in great people has a ripple effect not just here at Stanford, but across the country. Ultimately, as Zeng explains, the interest generated by the three projects was “quite a testament to […]

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Medical students learn to apply the arts and humanities to medicine

Since 1989, Feinberg has offered seminars in the arts and humanities as part of its medical program, allowing students to approach the world of medicine and health care from different perspectives and with new skills. Today, every Feinberg medical student takes two seminars during their medical school career—one in the winter term of their freshman […]

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Permanent AFFIRM: Rebuilding trust in the firearms community : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: gun safety, gun violence, violence prevention Figure Figure People undoubtedly respected medical professionals. This respect still prevails today, but new influences are undermining patient-physician trust. Sensationalist media, political ideologies, inconsistent CDC guidelines, Google-driven anticipation and “individual research,” impossible insurance plans, and the role of health care in the opioid epidemic, among other effects , […]

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After the game: Medical school applications hit record high… : Emergency medicine news

Figure: medical school, COVID-19, workforce Figure One of the most interesting changes in healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic has been the effect on the number of applicants to medical school. These are on the rise. These applications have increased by the highest percentage since 1980, and we have seen a significant increase in applications […]

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Associate Dean of Indigenous Health position created at USask College of Medicine – News

Dr. Janet Tootoosis (MD) will act as Acting Associate Dean of Indigenous Health to advance work in the portfolio while a search for a permanent Associate Dean is underway. She was hired for a one-year term, starting June 1, 2022, with the expectation that the search will be completed and the position will be filled […]

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Clinical controversies: No need for scans in dizzy patients : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: CT, dizziness, diagnosis Figure Few conditions present in the ER that make the average ER doctor hesitate. We tackle everything from cardiac arrest and trauma to strokes and foreign bodies in every orifice, but we choose to let someone else see a patient who presents with vertigo. Why? One of the reasons is […]

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Quick Reference: Symptom: Droopy Eyes : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: bilateral ptosis, diplopia Figure A previously healthy 8-year-old girl presented with bilateral ptosis and impaired superior gaze. She was transferred from an urgent care center to the emergency department for advanced brain imaging after abnormal extraocular movements were detected by the doctor. The patient’s father said he had noticed that his daughter had […]

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Scientific conferences on toxicology: the world of complexity behind the… : Emergency medicine news

lactic acidosis, metabolic acidosis: Thiamine is an essential cofactor in the metabolism of pyruvate to lactate. This metabolic pathway is blocked in thiamine deficiency and pyruvate is diverted into another pathway which converts it to lactate. Figure Determining the underlying cause of lactic acidosis often comes down to two choices. Type A lactic acidosis […]

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Wellness 911: The Price of Perfection : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: perfectionism, well-being, mental health Figure Figure Figure Doctors should be perfectionists, right? It really depends on the kind of perfectionist. Adaptive perfectionists, who we call high achievers, have high standards, set ambitious goals, and work tirelessly to achieve those goals. They are success-oriented but flexible enough to allow for occasional mistakes. Misfit […]

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Life in Emergistan: Turning information gaps into shared knowledge… : Emergency medicine news

Figure: medical school, knowledge Figure Every time I listen to a continuing medical education podcast or talk at a conference, I come away shaking my head. I’m always moved by how much information we’re supposed to withhold, how quickly new data and therapies emerge (and old ones get pushed aside) and, of course, the absolute […]

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Brandt’s Rants: New Zealand is deliciously different : Emergency Medicine News

International EM, rural EM, humor: Orf causes scab-like lesions, left, and raised fluid-filled vesicular lesions. Figure Working in a rural New Zealand hospital for six months was remarkably similar to working in a major American city. Oops, wait. My computer crashed for a second. Just go back and change the words ‘remarkably similar’ to ‘breathtakingly, […]

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BradyCardia: What diagnosis does this ECG scream? : Emergency medicine news

Figure: ECG, cardiology, hypokalaemia Figure Figure An elderly woman presented to the emergency department with generalized weakness. She and her family said she did not have a fever, but had a history of frequent UTIs. They also said she had no syncope, palpitations, pain, shortness of breath, cough or other symptoms. His vital signs […]

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Human factors in medicine: The discordant doctor : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: operational risk management, burn-out Figure Am I the same doctor at the end of a busy shift as when I first walked through the doors 12 hours earlier? Does my last patient on a busy shift have the same knowledgeable physician and similar exam as the first patient I saw? I wish I […]

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Clinical pearl: few patients have been informed of an accidental cerebral infarction… : Emergency medicine news

Figure: cerebral infarction, cerebral imaging, cerebrovascular accident BY EMEDHOME.COM Hidden cerebral infarcts are focal lesions detected on brain imaging consistent with ischemia in the absence of a history of overt stroke or neurological dysfunction. These infarcts are the most common incidental finding in brain imaging and are associated with an increased risk of future […]

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Viewpoint: The Ordeal of Rejection of Unwanted Opioids : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: opioids, opioid epidemic, drug disposal Figure My stepfather passed away in January after a long illness. Like millions of patients with metastatic cancer, he was receiving aggressive pain management that included high doses of multiple opioids toward the end of his life. Within days of his passing, my wife, her siblings and I attempted […]

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The case files: An unusual case of facial swelling : Emergency Medicine News

emphysema, pneumothorax: CT scans show extensive pneumothorax, emphysematous bullae, and diffuse subcutaneous emphysema. A 55-year-old man was brought to the emergency room by EMS after being found outside with breathing difficulties. Prehospital providers feared an anaphylactic reaction and administered 0.3 mg intramuscular epinephrine (1:1000). The patient was dyspneic, leaning on his right side and […]

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What Lies Beneath: Tears for Scares in Emergency Departments : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: tears, physiology, anatomy Figure It is said that there are three main types of tears. Not long ago I saw a series of patients with all three within hours of each other in the ER, and I thought there was a column in there. Before breaking down this triumvirate of epiphoras, let’s take […]

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Words of healing: Physicians must restore the integrity of medicine… : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: epistemology, professions, misinformation Figure Ivermectin is symbolic. If a large, multicenter, randomized, placebo-controlled trial with no conflicts of interest were published in a peer-reviewed journal with sound methodology and statistics concluding that it was beneficial for COVID-19, that would not change the symbolic role and social behavior that existed before such a study. […]

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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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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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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. […]