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Permanent AFFIRM: Congress poised to make biggest investment… : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: armed violence, violence prevention, Congress Figure The United States is in the midst of not one but two pandemics: COVID-19 and gun violence. Our country has seen the highest increase in per capita homicides in modern history since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Federal Bureau of Investigation; https://bit.ly/3EE0jbM.) This translates to 21,570 people […]

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The Speed ​​of Sound: PTA: Ultrasound for Victory : Emergency Medicine News

intra-oral ultrasound, peritonsillar abscess, diagnosis: Peritonsillar abscess as visualized by intraoral ultrasound. Figure A 25-year-old man presented with worsening sore throat and fever. His voice sounded like he had just taken a bite of a hot potato. His posterior pharynx reveals erythema and swelling on the left, with deviation of the uvula to the right. […]

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ER Goddess: My Stupid Heart Belongs to Medicine : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: EP life, first person, narrative medicine Figure I’ve been writing this column since 2015. I’ve poured out my frustrations and revelations related to our crazy specialty in an article every month for over six years. This month, as I sit down to write my 75th article for REM, I’m having a little trouble finding […]

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Scientific conferences on toxicology: Toxicology articles to read for 20… : Emergency medicine news

Figure: toxicology, Digibind, digoxin, Cannabis Figure These three articles are not necessarily the best medical toxicology articles of 2021, but they are particularly interesting. Clinical experience with anti-digoxin antibody dose titration in acute digoxin poisoning (ATOM-6) Chan BS, et al. Clin Toxicol (Phila) 2021; August 23: 1 I argued in […]

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BradyCardia: A complicated case of sudden shortness of breath… : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: cardiology, shortness of breath, diagnosis Figure Figure A man in his 60s who suffered a recent stroke was brought in by EMS from a rehabilitation center for sudden shortness of breath. His blood pressure was 110/70 mm Hg and his heart rate was around 130 on the ground. The doctors put him on CPAP. […]

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POV: Overworked nurses need relief : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: nursing, EM workforce, nurse-patient ratio Nurses are the primary patient-facing members of most healthcare organizations and often the first point of contact for many people seeking medical care. They initiate screening exams, draw blood, administer medications, provide education and counseling, and are often the customer service side of any facility. My hospital once ran […]

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Quick Reference: Symptom: Facial Swelling : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: facial swelling, rash, diagnosis Figure A 23-year-old woman with no medical history presented with facial swelling. She was brought in by ambulance and said on arrival that the swelling had started a few days earlier. She noted that she started taking an antibiotic for a cyst 10 days prior and then developed pain […]

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WSU Earns ACGME Accreditation with Honors – School of Medicine News

The Accreditation Council for Higher Medical Education has reaccredited Wayne State University School of Medicine as the sponsoring institution for the school’s supervised medical residency programs. The ACGME Institutional Review Board declared that the School of Medicine demonstrated substantial compliance with the ACGME Institutional Requirements and approved the annual review with commendation. Anne Messman, MD […]

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Dr. McIntyre Leon named acting director of neurosurgery – School of Medicine News

Carmen McIntyre Leon, MD, assistant professor and associate chair of community affairs in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, has been named interim chair of the department of neurosurgery at Wayne State University School of Medicine. The appointment, announced Thursday by Mark E. Schweitzer, MD, dean of the medical school and vice president of […]

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FOODA restores meal service in the Scott Hall cafeteria – News from the School of Medicine

FOODA Meal Service began bringing restaurant-quality meals to Scott Hall last week, providing food selections to the School of Medicine community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The program, which restores food service to the Scott Hall cafeteria, was obtained by the office of Dean Mark E. Schweitzer, MD, as part of the School of Medicine’s “You […]

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Wayne Pediatrics Diaper Drive is now underway – News from the School of Medicine

Wayne Pediatrics is hosting its second annual Diaper Drive to collect diapers, wipes, diaper cream and more to support families with babies and toddlers in the Detroit community. One in three mothers in America struggle to provide diapers for their babies. One in five mothers give up food, utilities and other essentials to provide diapers […]

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HOLIDAY | HEAD OF THE ACADEMY OF SPORTS SCIENCES AND MEDICINE – News

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the team as Head of Sports Science and Medicine at the Academy here in Oakwell. Please see below for role details and how to apply. Under the responsibility of: Head of the first team of sports sciences / Head of the academy Head of the Academy of Sports […]

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Wab Kinew calls Manitoba surgery plan ‘road medicine’

Manitoba’s opposition leader says the province is providing “travel medicine” to hundreds of spine patients it sends to the United States. Manitoba plans to transfer about 300 spinal patients to Fargo, ND The province is looking to send people who have waited more than a year for surgery. Manitoba says it will pay for the […]

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Democratizing Innovation at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Too often, the ideals of personalized medicine and population health seem to be at odds: what could benefit a group en masse can’t necessarily improve the health of an individual. However, says Dr. Azizi Seixas, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, this is a false […]

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Diversity Matters: Simulation Cases Exploring Racial Equity… : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: simulation, racial equity, social MI Figure Simulation has become an educational reference in emergency medicine. The beauty of this is that EPs benefit from the full Danger Room experience, an unbridled opportunity to practice critical skill sets in a low-impact environment. EPs can gain confidence through repetition and bouts of constructive feedback for everything […]

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New student relaxation area opens at Scott Hall – School of Medicine News

Medical students have a new space to study and relax at Wayne State University School of Medicine. The new Student Relaxation Area, located in Room 1328 on the first floor of Scott Hall, opened for medical students on January 5. The room, adjoining the cafeteria, is reserved for medical students. It is available seven days […]

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Post-It Pearls: Observing Patients With Biphasic Anaphylaxis: Emergency Medicine News

Figure: biphasic anaphylaxis, epinephrine Figure How long do you observe emergency department patients with anaphylaxis for a recurrent episode (biphasic anaphylaxis)? This phenomenon occurs in about five percent of patients and can occur at any time during the first 72 hours. The answer is not clear, but experts generally agree on the higher risk predictors […]

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Bradycardia: Assume cardiac cause until proven guilty: Emergency Medicine News

ECG, GERD, retrosternal burn, catheterization: Image 1. The patient’s first ECG taken during triage. Figure A man in his mid-fifties with no medical history presented to hospital with about an hour of retrosternal burn that improved but did not resolve after taking famotidine. The pain had started while he was lying down after eating pizza, […]

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Diversity Matters: A Simulation Case Exploring Racial Equity …: Emergency Medicine News

Figure: simulation, racial equity, social EM Figure Simulation has become an educational gold standard in emergency medicine. The beauty of it is that EPs get the full Danger Room experience, an unbridled opportunity to rehearse critical skill sets in a low impact environment. PEs can gain confidence through repetition and episodes of constructive commentary for […]

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What’s Below: An Ode To Droperidol: Emergency Medicine News

Figure: droperidol, sedation Figure Few drugs blackmail me like droperidol. It is a superb and unmatched tool in our pharmaceutical hangar. It’s a sophisticated instrument, a targeted dart, a brilliant medicine to take control of a patient with agitated delirium. The sedation of very excited and dangerous patients is always heavy. As a procedure, it […]

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News: EP blocked when insurer goes bankrupt: Emergency Medicine News

Figure: malpractice insurance, bankruptcy Connecticut emergency physician Eric Salk, MD, MPH, received a distressing notification in March 2021. The Emergency Physicians Insurance Exchange Risk Retention Group (EPIX RRG) had been placed in rehab in Vermont where he was domiciled. (https://epixrrg.com.) The 60-year-old emergency physician, who served as medical director and president of his emergency department […]

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Letter to the Editor: Undifferentiated Agitation is Different …: Emergency Medicine News

Editor: It appears that a psychiatrist and an anesthesiologist are looking into the suitability of drugs administered by EMS to control undifferentiated agitation in a patient at the scene. (“Death of Black Man Prompts Reanalysis of ExDS”, REM. 2021; 43[10]: 1; https://bit.ly/3D5VQ0m.) I am amazed that the psychiatrist said, “As psychiatrists, dealing with those who […]

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Clinical Pearl: ‘Positive’ Symptoms May Be Acute Stroke: Emergency Medicine News

Figure: positive symptoms, acute stroke BY EMEDHOME.COM It is commonly accepted that TIAs and strokes generally exhibit “negative” symptoms while imitators (eg, migraine, seizures) generally exhibit “positive” symptoms. Doctors should be aware, however, that “positive” symptoms such as certain abnormal movements can be an acute stroke. Sudden hyperkinetic movements are a presentation of acute ischemic […]

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Stand up AFFIRM: Cardiff model translates injury into prevention: Emergency Medicine News

Figure: injury, violence prevention, cardiff model Figure We have all had cases. A 19-year-old alcoholic man presents with a severe laceration to his face and scalp following an assault involving broken glass. The triage nurse asks the usual questions: When did this happen? What was the weapon used? How old are you? Tetanic status? Etc. […]

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Clinical controversies: Stop playing games with anaphylaxis: Emergency medicine news

Figure: anaphylaxis, epinephrine, biphasic reaction Figure We all know anaphylaxis as the sudden and dramatic onset of mast cell degeneration resulting in life-threatening distributive shock. Prompt diagnosis is essential because death can occur within minutes. Unfortunately, it remains underreported and contracted out, and we still get it wrong despite the straightforward processing. Steroids are an […]

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Quick consultation: Symptoms: Confusion and urinary retention: Emergency medicine news

Figure: urinary retention, diagnosis, AUS Figure Figure Figure A 53-year-old man presented to the emergency department with major complaints of progressive weakness and confusion. He had a medical history of prostate cancer and a radiation prostatectomy complicated by post-prostatectomy incontinence that resulted in the insertion of an artificial urethral sphincter (AUUS). The patient had to […]

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News: Emergency physicians, not just social workers, can …: Emergency medicine news

Figure: homelessness, health equity Figure The disproportionate use of emergency services by homeless people is no secret. (BMC Health Service. 2021; 21[1]: 428; https://bit.ly/3EXx4k8.) Overuse not only strains the healthcare system, it is also a major source of burnout for PE. (Ann Emerg Med. 2019; 74[5S]: S19; https://bit.ly/3bYrxgB.) Homelessness sometimes manifests itself as treatable medical […]

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What About This ?: Could Regeneron Therapy Be Beneficial Amid …: Emergency Medicine News

Figure: Regeneron, COVID-19, therapeutic Figure I recently decided to look at the evidence for monoclonal antibodies to treat COVID-19, in part because I provide medical surveillance to EMS companies that have started infusing them at home, and immediately a video surfaced. “Hello, maybe you recognize me. He’s your favorite president, ”said Donald Trump, standing in […]

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Brandt’s Rants: Doctor: Be careful what you document …: Emergency Medicine News

Figure: communication, dictation, humor in EM Figure Communication is essential in the emergency department, not only when speaking to our colleagues and patients, but also in writing. Our documentation should clearly show what we have done and what our thought process has been. The notes must convey our reasoning and our reason for being. We’ve […]

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Life in Emergistan: 24-hour shifts: an unexpected joy: Emergency Medicine News

Figure: 24-hour EM positions, alternates Figure I worked for 20 years with eight and 12 hour shifts, day, evening and night. It was a normal life in our specialty. But I started as a locum about eight years ago and discovered the unique wonders of the 24-hour shift in the Critical Access Hospital along the […]

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Lab-grown embryo research is poised to transform medicine

According to several studies, one in three pregnancies ends in miscarriage and one in 33 babies born will have a birth defect, due to the incorrect formation of the embryo in the womb. Studying how the embryo develops can help us find ways to reduce these numbers. In 2022, we will see advances in this […]

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NUMBERS: Are the scholarships worth it? Not really: the news of emergency medicine

Figure: EM grants, opportunity costs, jobs Figure Opportunity costs and incentives affect our decisions and their outcomes for a career in emergency medicine. As I wrote in October, there are many great entities shaping the fate of emergency medicine, all of which have vast repositories of valuable data. Making the right data public to all […]

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Molecule cures cornea of ​​potentially blinding infections – School of Medicine News

From left to right are Berger Lab members Jeff Win, Ashten Stambersky, Ebrahim Abdul Shukkur and Principal Investigator Elizabeth Berger, Ph.D. Researchers at Wayne State University School of Medicine have published a major breakthrough in understanding how to cure a cornea infected with bacteria associated with contact lens infections. Thymosin beta 4 is a new […]

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Wayne Pediatrics welcomes new psychologist – School of Medicine News

Wayne Pediatrics, home to physicians in Wayne State University’s Department of Pediatrics, continues to grow, adding Jameel Smith, Ph.D., chief pediatric psychologist, to the practice. Dr. Smith’s work supports children and adolescents, including those with anxiety and depression, adjust to physical illness, family relationship issues and more. She joins a team of medical, auxiliary and […]

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2020 Hewlett Prize Winner Philip Sunshine, MD | News from the Department of Medicine

the Albion Walter Hewlett Prize, established in 1983, is a recurring award honoring an outstanding physician with ties to Stanford. It is a tribute to Dr. Albion Walter Hewlett, Professor and Executive Chief of the Department of Medicine from 1916 to 1925. Recognized as a physician of rare compassion and extraordinary skill, Hewlett was recognized […]

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Capricia Bell Receives National Health Scholars Corps Scholarship – News from the School of Medicine

Capricia Bell, a third-year medical student at Wayne State University School of Medicine, received a National Health Scholars Corps Fellowship from the Health Resources & Services Administration. Bell, who intends to become an obstetrician-gynecologist, will receive tuition and fee assistance as well as a monthly stipend for two years of medical school under the scholarship. […]

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Awards and Honors: Winter 2021 | News from the Department of Medicine

Department of Medicine Faculty and Staff Named 2021 ISP Award Winners Many projects have been recognized as part of Stanford Medicine’s Integrated Strategic Plan (ISP), and the ISP Awards highlight “individuals and teams in the Stanford Medicine community who, through their extraordinary efforts, embody the strategic priorities of our integrated strategic plan (ISP). : Value-driven, […]

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News: Is emergency medicine ready to unionize? : Emergency medicine news

Figure: unionization, EM workforce, EM law Steeped in corporate profits, liable to be fired without due process, lacking transparency in billing, and beset by rising working hours and falling wages, emergency physicians are increasingly wondering whether unions and collective bargaining could be promising for them. They would like to, at the very least, wrest control […]

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Toxicology Rounds: The Truth About High-Dose Insulin : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: high dose insulin, calcium channel blocker poisoning, amlodipine Figure The causative agent when our poison control center is consulted for cases of calcium channel blocker poisoning (CHB) is almost always amlodipine. Quite often the clinical team will be looking for high dose insulin (HDI) as they call us. After all, HDI is often considered […]

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Same shift, different day : High-intensity interval medicine… : Emergency medicine news

well-being, burnout: Dr. Harmon and his friend Atlas’ dog on the Pismo Dunes. Figure About 10 years ago, my wife and I followed our daughters’ high school football team to the Pismo Dunes. They were going to run in the sand to condition themselves. Afterwards, we decided we could go there periodically to run a […]

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Clinical controversies: An attack on epinephrine Skin Nec… : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: medical myths, epinephrine, skin necrosis My aversion to medical myths started long before residency. I distinctly remember, as a third-year medical student on my EM rotation, when an assistant showed me how to perform digital blocking, but instructed me to avoid using lidocaine with epinephrine because of the “theoretical” risk of digital necrosis. When […]

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First person: Debrief and breathe, cry and feel : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: well-being, gratitude Figure 1842. This number is etched forever in my memory. It was the announced time of death for the 6-month-old baby who died of cardiorespiratory arrest for no apparent reason. He was lying there with my perfectly placed tube still hanging from his mouth. Her father’s head pressed against hers, screams […]

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Words of Healing: Drivers of the COVID-19 Story : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: COVID-19, medical crisis, pandemic Figure But it is, when not duly considered against, an almost irresistible tendency of the human mind to become a slave to its own assumptions; and when he has once become accustomed to reasoning, feeling, and conceiving, under certain arbitrary conditions, he ends by confusing these conditions with the laws […]

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Quick Reference: Symptoms: Fever and Sore Throat: Emergency Medicine News

Figure: fever, sore throat, drug-induced agranulocytosis, pharyngitis, Lemierre syndrome, thyroid storm Figure Figure A 29-year-old woman with hyperthyroidism presented with a fever and sore throat she had had for three days. She had developed difficulty in swallowing and breathing, bilateral ear pain, palpitations and pain on deep inspiration but no abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, […]

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Letter to the editor: The slippery slope of buprenorphine : Emergency Medicine News

Editor: I am board certified in emergency medicine and addiction medicine and medical director of the Recovery Centers of America in South Amboy, NJ, a hospital facility where we perform detox reductions with buprenorphine. (REM. 2021;43[10]:6; https://bit.ly/3ipxkjb.) Giving patients buprenorphine in the emergency room is much more complex than comparing opioid addiction to asthma. It’s […]

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Clinical pearl: An unusual presentation of HSV : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: herpes simplex virus, hepatitis, pregnancy BY EMEDHOME.COM Hepatitis is a manifestation of disseminated herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection, often reported in pregnant women who acquire HSV during pregnancy. Pregnant women in any trimester may have fever and hepatitis (markedly elevated transaminases), but may not have genital or skin lesions. HSV hepatitis is associated with […]

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News: Food as Medicine: Nutrition Prescriptions in the ED : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: lifestyle medicine, nutrition, diet Figure Adding the principles of lifestyle medicine to a busy emergency department is daunting. I always find it difficult to decide when to talk about it and who will be interested in listening. I finally learned to use the same approach that I take with my patients with substance use […]

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Nikita Sathiaprakash Receives National Health Scholars Corps Scholarship – News from the School of Medicine

Nikita Sathiaprakash has won a scholarship from the National Health Scholars Corps. A second-year medical student at Wayne State University School of Medicine has received a National Health Scholars Corps scholarship from the Health Resources & Services Administration. Nikita Sathiaprakash, who intends to become a pediatrician, will receive tuition and fee support as well as […]

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WIMS peer mentorship meeting scheduled for Nov. 19 – School of Medicine News

The Women in Medicine and Science Chapter at Wayne State University School of Medicine will host a peer mentorship group meeting at 3 p.m. on November 19. All professors and interns are invited to attend the meeting via Zoom. Mid-career faculty are at a critical stage, contributing significantly to the research, teaching, and service missions […]

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diversity in cardiology | News from the Department of Medicine

Clarke and Tcheandjieu met in Assimes’ lab, and they began collaborating almost immediately. “Shoa is very interested in the same research questions that interest me,” says Tcheandjieu. “How can we improve genomics research for underrepresented minorities and create a precision medicine tool that applies to these people as well?” » Identifying the problem The first […]

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Toxicology Rounds: Ivermectin is not the crisis it claims… : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: ivermectin, COVID-19 Figure Yesou are not a horse. You are not a cow. Seriously, y’all. Stop that. —Tweet from @US_FDA, August 21, 2021 I can’t remember a time when the US Food and Drug Administration had to resort to the faux-folksy mode of expression to try to get their point across. We live in […]

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What Lies Beneath: The Complex Web of Emergency Department Overcrowding : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: Emergency room overcrowding, health care A poster (pictured) perches on my living room wall, showing its staggering complexity to anyone passing by. I don’t know why it takes pride of place on my wall when a stylish print would surely do better, but I like to remember the almost hallucinatory sophistication and connectedness of […]

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Standing AFFIRM: Compassion Matters, Now More Than Ever : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: gunshot wound, compassion, violence prevention Figure Figure AFFIRM’s firearm injury reduction mission at the Aspen Institute is rooted in compassion for others, not only for victims of firearm injuries, but also for those at risk of becoming its victims. authors. One of AFFIRM’s explicit goals is to employ evidence-based practices, and we think this […]

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Healing Words: A Phenomenal Emergency Life : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: EP life, spirituality, science Figure A younger colleague and friend texted me after a young mother, eight months pregnant, was brought in with a massive and fatal head injury from MVC (man fleeing police hit his car ). My colleague called OB and the NICU to come down for a caesarean at the door […]

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Diversity matters: Social determinants of health are in EPs… : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: social determinants of health, social justice, equality in SE Figure The role of an emergency physician has evolved significantly over the past 30 years, partly due to patient demand, but also to changing patient needs. Our day-to-day responsibilities as outward-looking suppliers have also become more sophisticated. We interact with diverse patients and family members […]

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Letters to the editor: Logic, Evidence Support Supplements f… : 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 the author’s […]

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POV: Just wear a mask! : Emergency medicine news

Figure: COVID-19, mask I have always admired the patients I see who are in the military because they are, without exception, respectful and obedient. They are people with a unique background. They understand that the mission is bigger than them. They understand that a call to protect and serve Americans abides by a different set […]

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Viewpoint: Tackling the mental health pandemic requires society… : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: mental health, COVID-19, quarantine Many publications, including Psychiatric time and American scientist, have published articles over the past year about the mental health pandemic accompanying the COVID-19 pandemic. This terminology got me thinking. I wondered if there really was a mental health pandemic or if people rightly felt more overwhelmed by an international public […]

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Reunion seeks inspiration for new Scott Hall mural – News from the School of Medicine

A partnership task force of faculty from Wayne State University School of Medicine and the university’s College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts is seeking contributions for a new mural to be painted outside Scott Hall. The goal of the project is to integrate the arts and humanities into the School of Medicine community and […]

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Viewpoint: The Rise and Fall of Emergency Medicine : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: EM history, ED management, EM jobs Doctors had few useful treatments centuries ago. They could do a few things, but most importantly they understood the path of illness, predicted the outcome of a problem, and summoned friendly spirits, such as leeches, and sometimes a herbal remedy to help those in pain. A doctor couldn’t […]

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News : CONS: HINTS exam not ready for prime time : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: TIPS, vertigo Figure The HINTS exam, first reported in 2009, has been touted as a tool that can help us identify patients with central vertigo without the need for advanced imaging. (Stroke. 2009;40[11]:3504; https://bit.ly/3jGxQc2.) The results of this study seemed promising at first glance, but closer examination revealed concerns about the applicability of this […]

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Emergentology: Depersonalization, Emotional Exhaustion, Burning…: Emergency medicine news

Figure: EP life, mental health, well-being Figure About 20 minutes into my shift, I struggled to find a place to sit and place orders. Or even stand up and place orders. The emergency room was crowded. The hospital upstairs was completely full. PE colleagues stayed after their shifts ended, recording and summarizing, disconnecting and arranging […]

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Q&A with John Wolf | News from the Department of Medicine

Q: How long have you worked in the Department of Medicine? What has changed throughout your stay here? I joined the Office of the Chair in August 1997 (24+ years old). Many things have changed. The number of faculty has increased dramatically (particularly in primary care and hospital medicine) from less than 200 to now […]

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Overview of internal medicine news (20/10/21)

AnnMarie Liapakis honored as transplant ‘superhero’ AnnMarie Liapakis, MD , associate professor of medicine (digestive diseases) and surgery (transplantation); and Medical Director, Living Donor Liver Transplantation, is honored Nov. 18 by Donate Life Connecticut at a virtual gala honoring transplant “superheroes.” Liapakis has worked in the liver transplant program at Yale since 2012, evaluating and […]

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Life in Emergistan: They just need help : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: mental health, life EP, EMTALA Figure Angry, loud and profane, the young woman was brought in by the police in handcuffs and chains. She had been out of control (as she so often was) and was causing destruction at home. She had made a passing reference to self-harm in the throes of her […]

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POV: Give me regular procedure, not bottled water : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: contract management, ACEP I first heard of the American College of Emergency Physicians as an emergency medicine resident nearly 30 years ago. The organization has been and still is extremely helpful in establishing emergency medicine as a specialty, providing policies and guidelines to improve and standardize the way it is practiced. I also enjoyed […]

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Viewpoint: CAPE must approve resolutions to break CMG strategy… : Emergency Medicine News

ACEP 2021, contract management: A slide from a presentation by Aisha T. Terry MD, MPH, at the ACEP Reimbursement & Coding 2021 Conference, January 2021. Figure Figure The Board of the American College of Emergency Physicians must act quickly and decisively at the 2021 Scientific Assembly by adopting, in their entirety, resolutions 29 and 44. […]

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Life in Emergistan: A Letter to Dear John : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: EP life, friendship, academic EM Figure Dear John, I see you’ve asked our residency list server for advice on returning to college practice. I haven’t been in the world of academic emergency medicine for long, but I have a few suggestions based on my memories and contact with academics that might help you […]

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Emergentology: Goodbye for now : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: EP life, COVID-19, burnout Figure I’m eight days late writing this column. I don’t have much to say at the moment. (Strike that out. I have a lot to say, ask my colleagues.) But none of this is more productive. I’ve been writing this column for 10 years, if you can believe it. […]

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$100 million in contributions to transform UAB School of Medicine – News

Record Heersink donation of $95 million to advance strategic growth and biomedical innovation. In recognition of a transformative $95 million gift from Marnix E. Heersink, MD, a longtime supporter of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the UAB School of Medicine will be called now the UAB Marnix E. Heersink School of Medicine. The record […]

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Awards and Honors: Fall 2021 | News from the Department of Medicine

Jonathan Shaw named Associate Chair of Medicine for Community Partnership Jonathan ShawMD, Clinical Associate Professor of Primary Care and Population Health, was selected to be the first Associate Chair in Medicine for Community Partnership. In this role, Shaw will partner with a Community Partnership Executive Director to help lead the ministry’s vision to engage more […]

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Clinical Pearl: No thrombolytics for non-disabling strokes : Emergency Medicine News

BY EMEDHOME.COM Emergency physicians know only too well the pressure of administering thrombolysis as quickly as possible to a patient with a recent acute ischemic stroke. What about a patient with a non-disabling AIS? Expert opinion now recommends not treating these patients with thrombolysis. The 2021 European Stroke Organization guidelines stated that no […]

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ER Goddess: The Trauma Emperor Has No Clothes : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: trauma centers, for-profit hospitals, reimbursement Figure It’s 6:45 a.m. You click frantically to complete a patient’s discharge paperwork while you wait for the hospitalist to call you back so you can admit another. You’ve been too busy to check if your other four patients’ scans and labs are back. There’s no way you’ll be […]

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Clinical controversies: Bye-bye, Fingernail? Not So Fast: Emergency Medicine News

Figure: subungual hematoma, trepanation, nail bed injury Figure One memory that stuck with me early in my career was dealing with an injury to the distal end of a finger caused by a lawn mower blade. I was concerned about a nail bed laceration, so what did I do? I did what was taught in […]

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Stand up AFFIRM: Enough already! Ending Workplace Violence: Emergency Medicine News

EP safety, workplace violence, emergency management: Chris Coyne, MD, who consented to the publication of this photo, was assaulted by a patient. Figure Every act of violence against an emergency health care provider is a sentinel event, and it deserves the same robust response that hospitals apply to other negative health outcomes, such as patient […]

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News: Hip-hop inspires kids to spot strokes : Emergency Medicine News

stroke, health literacy, social justice: The cover of a Hip Hop Public Health comic teaching children how to recognize and respond to strokes in their elders. Hip Hop Stroke seems like an incongruous name for an organization teaching young people about a serious subject like stroke. But that’s only until you realize he’s using music […]

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Brandt’s Rants: Why I moved to New Zealand : Emergency Medicine News

EP life, global EM, health care: Nugget Point on the Catlins Coast in New Zealand. Figure The year was 2020 and I was working in my busy Michigan emergency department with great staff. I felt some frustration, however; health care was after me. I have had patients with constricting chest pain leave the AMA […]

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Meet the Learning Community’s New Mentors: Part 1 – Medical School – News

The UAB School of Medicine’s Learning Communities program provides students with a home base throughout their four years of medical school. Each of the 11 communities is led in small groups by faculty mentors who teach students skills in wellness, medical student health, and others they will need in the practice of medicine. Four faculty […]