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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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Post-It Pearls: The Little-Known T-Wave of Winter : Emergency Medicine News

Post-it beads The unknown T wave of winter Lin, Michelle MD doi: 10.1097/01.EEM.0000800536.92201.41 Metric Figure: Winter T wave, ECG, LAD occlusion Figure De Winter’s T wave is an often underestimated ECG that strongly suggests an acute LAD occlusion. It has been proposed as a STEMI equivalent when seen in precordial leads. This […]

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Bradycardia: a common cause of U waves : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: cardiology, ECG, U waves Figure A woman in her 40s with a history of hypertension came to the emergency room with vomiting, right flank pain and shortness of breath. She said all of her symptoms, even the SOB, were similar to a previous episode of pyelonephritis. She had no chest pain, syncope, palpitations, […]

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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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Using translational pharmacogenomics to boost race-aware medicine – News

Pharmacogenomics has become a valuable tool for optimizing treatments and is expected to play an increasing role in clinical care.Pharmacogenomics, the study of how a person’s unique genetic makeup – their genome – influences their response to drugs, has become a cornerstone of precision medicine. In a review of the current state of the field […]

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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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UAB Diabetes and Nutrition Education Services Maintain National Recognition – UAB Medicine News

UAB’s Diabetes and Nutrition Education Services was again recognized for their Diabetes Education Program. The program meets the standards set by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for the Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) program. For people with diabetes, managing the disease can be difficult. Diet is the most important factor in any diabetes treatment […]

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Letter to the Editor: Emergency Department Patients and Teachable Times: Emergency Medicine News

Editor: I applaud the concept of healthy lifestyle advice from emergency physicians like Raquel Harrison, MD, described in her article. “Sick or not sick” is not the only question to ask. REM. 2021;43[5]:29; https://bit.ly/3e6QOHx.) The vast majority of adult illnesses we see are preventable, but we are trained in intervention and believe that prevention […]

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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 […]

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What to do: Emergency medicine is dying : Emergency medicine news

Figure: corporate influence, forensic Figure I have recently taken on a role in public health and spend most of my days focusing on policies and procedures. I haven’t left emergency medicine and I go back to the emergency department for a few shifts each month. Sometimes it’s rejuvenating to find myself in the familiar […]

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Breaking News: ED Staffing Company cut benefits for doctors… : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: COVID-19, coronavirus Emergency department doctors and nurses, many of whom are facing an onslaught of coronavirus patients and shortages of protective equipment, are now finding their pay cuts. Most emergency service providers in the United States work for recruitment companies that have contracts with hospitals. These recruitment companies are losing revenue as hospitals […]

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UpToDate®: The latest research news from UpToDate: ®: Emergency Medicine News

Figure up to date and Emergency Medicine News are collaborating to present a selection of content synopses from UptoDate’s “What’s New in Emergency Medicine.” UpToDate is an evidence-based clinical support resource used worldwide by healthcare professionals to make point-of-care decisions. Visitwww.uptodate.comfor complete and current “What’s New” content or to become a subscriber for full content […]

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National Academy of Medicine Elected Alumnus – School of Medicine News

A 2004 graduate of Wayne State University’s Initiative to Maximize Student Diversity was elected to the National Academy of Medicine. Jacquelyn Taylor, Ph.D., PNP-BC, RN, FAHA, FAAN, Vernice D. Ferguson Professor of Health Equity at New York University’s Rory Meyers College of Nursing was among 100 members named to the academy this month. She trained […]

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Bridging music and medicine – News

Music for Pre-Health Program Allows Students to Pursue Both Passions Other universities told Xander Boggs he would have to choose between music and medical school. The University of Florida encouraged him to do both. Thanks to the unique UF Music for pre-health professions graduation, Boggs will earn a bachelor’s degree in music while taking all […]

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Students bring health care to patients who walk miles for medicine

Rani Viroja’s telling moment came when she saw patients having their teeth pulled without local anesthesia and expressing their gratitude after the procedure. She worked in a medical clinic in rural Nicaragua, where doctors did not have enough medicine to cover the 300 patients they treated each day. “I saw rotten and brown teeth, but […]

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Walk With Me: A Year-End Celebration | News from the Department of Medicine

On June 4, 2018, the Walk With Me course ended its first year with a moving and thoughtful celebration of both what the course meant and what it could be. The Walk With Me course, subtitled “A Patient-Centered Exploration of Health and the Health Care System”, is part of an initiative of the SHIELD program […]