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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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Zimbabwean medical student savors freedom and diversity in Xinjiang

Zimbabwean student George Tabengwa Zimbabwean student George Tabengwa has been studying medicine in China’s northwest Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region for about four years, and one thing has remained constant during that time. “My first impression of Xinjiang is also a lasting impression: a safe, free, beautiful and diverse place,” the 24-year-old said. Now a senior […]

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CHINA: Zim medical student savors freedom and diversity in Xinjiang

By Xinhua Zimbabwean student George Tabengwa has been studying medicine in China’s northwest Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region for about four years, and one thing has remained constant during that time. “My first impression of Xinjiang is also a lasting impression: a safe, free, beautiful and diverse place,” the 24-year-old said. Now a senior student at […]

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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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TH Chan School of Medicine student working installing sunscreen dispensers in Worcester

Laurie Seavey (IMPACT Melanoma), Worcester Mayor Joseph M. Petty, Deb Girard (IMPACT Melanoma), Worcester City Manager Edward Augustus Jr., Christopher Fay, Worcester Councilwoman Kate Toomey TH Chan School of Medicine student Christopher Fay is leading an effort to install nearly 50 sunscreen dispensers in the city of Worcester, where skin cancer is on the rise. […]

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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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Class of 2022 UConn School of Medicine Student & Faculty Awards

This year’s winners include: South Park Inn Clinic (faculty price): Dr Jonathan Pendleton Kaiser Permanente Teaching (Faculty Prize): Dr. Michael Baldwin Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine (Faculty Prize): Dr. Adam Perrin Outstanding Inpatient Clinical Preceptor (Faculty Award): Dr. Jasmine Varughese Outstanding Outpatient Clinical Preceptor (Faculty Award): Dr. John Waterman Outstanding Educator (Faculty Award): Dr. Michael […]

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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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🌱 Three Village Daily: SBU Medical Student Helps Ukraine + Book Fair

Good day, neighbors! It’s me again, Debora Whitehead, your host of the Three Village Daily. First, today’s weather forecast: A morning shower, then showers. High: 56, low: 50. Here are the top 4 stories in Three Village today: The Stony Brook medical student from Ukraine wants to organize fundraisers to help the country. Halyna Krylyuk […]

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Wake Forest University Medical School student invents device that aims to help people who have seizures

Wake Forest University School of Medicine student creates device that aims to help people who have seizures Ashlyn Sanders, a first-year medical student at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, hopes her device will receive FDA approval by this fall. Updated: 9:37 PM EDT April 28, 2022 Hide transcript View Transcript PERSONS DEALING WITH SEIZURES. […]

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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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Medical student says new doctors have no choice but to leave Dublin

A graduate student in medicine began with the difficulties faced by young doctors in Dublin. The player of 23 years believes it has no choice but to leave the country once he has completed his studies. Poor working conditions, and expensive loans have dashed his dream of becoming a consultant in Ireland. Read more: Graduate […]

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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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Emmanuel Olayisade, a soldier, brutalizes a medical student for defending a bullied boy

Oladipupo Paul, a 400 level medical and surgery student at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), recounted how a soldier identified as Emmanuel Olayisade and his friends bullied him for condemning his unruly behavior in the neighborhood. Paul said the soldier, who lives in the same compound with him, also forced him to pay his 3,500 […]

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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. […]

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ER Goddess: Crushed by Volume, Buried by COVID : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: COVID-19, nursing shortage, lack of beds Figure I had to beg for my patient in his twenties, dying and previously healthy, to get the care he needed. Beg! Not because no one wanted to help, but because the latest wave of coronavirus had brought our healthcare system to its knees. As of mid-January, no […]

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FIGURES: The patient in the computer: Emergency Medicine News

Figure: medical data, computers Figure Aiden Sims was a 9 day old who presented with congestion and fever. He had only been sick for a day, but he had declined rapidly. Slightly hypoxic, he growled and retracted during my examination. Unfortunately, Aiden never improved. Indeed, Aiden is not a person but an artificially generated […]

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News: It’s time to retire the term “drug research” : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: substance use disorder, drug withdrawal, opioids Figure One of the things I love most about medicine is that it is constantly changing and improving, especially as new evidence sheds more light on a subject. I have doctors in my group who have been trained in diagnostic peritoneal lavage, but that was just a historical […]

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Bradycardia: shortness of breath and wheezing: PE or MI? : Emergency medicine news

Figure: cardiology, pulmonary embolism, myocardial infarction Figure Figure A woman in her 70s with asthma, diabetes mellitus, hypertension and a pacemaker came to hospital with shortness of breath and chest tightness lasting two hours. She had had a similar episode the day before which was milder and resolved with albuterol. She had a cough […]

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Letter to the editor: Clinicians need to review the literature : Emergency Medicine News

Editor: Mark Mosley, MD has made an impassioned call for physicians to unite with one voice to create a clear message for patients regarding COVID-19. (REM. 2021;43[12]:26; https://bit.ly/3Dc0LN1.) He suggested that science strongly supports the effectiveness of masks and the safety and effectiveness of vaccines, but has no evidence to support current therapeutics. […]

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How about this? : Ondansetron can treat migraine (Yes, Ondan… : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: ondansetron, migraine Figure My patient was a preteen girl who could usually manage her acute migraines with acetaminophen, ibuprofen, and intranasal sumatriptan, but it didn’t work this time. Her mother had called the pediatric neurologist to see if they could try something else at home, but the neurologist suspected the patient needed medication and […]

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Quick Reference: Symptoms: Leg Gunshot Wounds : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: gunshot wound, trauma, diagnosis Figure Figure A 50-year-old man was rushed to a Level I trauma center about an hour after being shot in the legs with a shotgun at close range. He had normal vital signs on arrival and reported pain at the injury site. Numerous haemostatic penetrating wounds were observed throughout […]

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Medically clear: Addicted to misinformation: Is there a cure… : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: misinformation, cults, COVID-19 Figure I have a friend whose marriage is failing due to a misinformation addiction. She and her husband have always had differing political views, but their yin and yang were endearing intellectual fodder for respectful and playful debate. But things have changed dramatically in this new world we live in. […]

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Toxicology Rounds: Habits of Highly Effective Medical Toxicology… : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: medical toxicology, good practices Figure Effective medical toxicologists develop habits that minimize the risk of overlooking minor but crucial aspects of poisoning case management. Two of them stand out and can also help emergency doctors in the care they provide. Know the units Units count. Just ask the NASA folks. The Mars […]

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Clinical controversies: Have you ever tried viscous lidocaine… : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: viscous lidocaine, medicated, gastrointestinal Figure One of my professors of pharmacology in medical school often joked, “Doctors would think twice about giving some questionable drugs if they took them themselves.” There is no better example of this than viscous lidocaine. It may be one of the most nasty drugs ever invented. Ask the […]

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Diversity matters: DEI arc embraces community engagement… : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: DEI, community engagement, social MI Figure A common saying in emergency medicine is that we are an extension of our surrounding community. Its members come to us out of necessity, often at their worst, as a last resort, and as the only option in some cases. EPs strive to meet all patients where […]

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News: Courage—the Foundation of Resilience: Emergency Medicine News

Figure: courage, resilience, well-being Figure Resilience is the buzzword everyone in the wellness world seems to be using. It’s something everyone has in varying amounts and is essential for well-being. We talk and talk about ways to build resilience and even make it part of wellness models for health systems because, well, burnout is out […]

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What Lies Beneath: Quoth the Crow: Emergency Medicine News

Figure: trauma management, writing Figure Lewis Carroll cryptically asked his Mad Hatter, “What’s the difference between a crow and a desk?” The answer to the riddle is, to this day, unknown. But that hasn’t stopped generations of people from making fanciful connections between the two, some of which even make a bit of sense. […]

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Point of view: Building a lifeboat for the sinking : Titanic: Emergency Medicine News

Figure: EM manpower, EM staffing In addition to shouting: “We are sinking!” from the bridge of the ED, how are we going to practice emergency medicine in 2022 without nurses and other essential personnel? I offer these suggestions with terrifying trepidation, knowing that the difference between malpractice and lifeboat ethics may depend on the situation […]

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News: Record Etiquette Protects Patients and Physicians : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: Emergency department documentation, chart label, patient records Figure Figure The 21st Century Cures Act allowed patients to view their medical records, including the entire emergency department documentation. This means that patients can read anything written in a doctor’s emergency note. And that means chart etiquette has a new importance in emergency medicine. Comments […]

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Anti-trans laws will chill medical news and research

On this year’s Transgender Visibility Day, we should be celebrating accomplishments, honoring resilience, and loudly advocating for the rights of trans people. Yet the growing onslaught of anti-trans legislation targeting the healthcare decisions families make with their doctors threatens to cast a shadow over this day. About a year ago I lost a family member […]

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Groundbreaking pain researcher Lascelles to receive Distinguished Professorship

Duncan Lascelles, internationally renowned pain expert, professor of translational pain research and management at NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, will be the recipient of the Dr. J. McNeely and Lynne K. DuBose Professor Emeritus Chair in Health musculoskeletal. He is director of the Comparative Pain Research and Education Center at NC State. He will […]

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The record breakers | News from the Department of Medicine

Broadband and the heart Ashley, a self-proclaimed “tech geek”, was drawn to medicine as the child of a doctor and a midwife. At 16, he became fascinated with genetics while reading Richard Dawkins’ book The selfish gene. After completing medical school at the University of Glasgow and a medical residency and doctorate in molecular physiology […]

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Inaugural Clinician Ceremony for Class of 2024 – School of Medicine News

Classmates show off the stethoscope and pledge they received during the clinicians ceremony. Wayne State University School of Medicine’s Class of 2024 began medical school in 2020, just four months after the COVID-19 pandemic began. The pandemic has forced the cancellation of all in-person teachings and events, including the traditional White Coat Ceremony usually held […]

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Encounter with elderly terminal cancer patient inspires NUS medical student to write award-winning poem

His poem has just won the prestigious poetry prize awarded by the Annals of Internal Medicine, one of the most cited medical journals in the world. The 23-year-old is also the only undergraduate to receive the award since its inception in 2003. She is donating the entire US$500 (S$678) prize money to the NUH Children’s […]

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Wake Forest School of Medicine student awaits ‘game day’ results

It’s “game day” at medical schools across the country. An exciting and challenging stage for fourth-year medical students. They will know where they complete their residencies after graduation when the envelopes are opened at noon. Wake Forest School of Medicine student Lauren West-Livingston said she was excited to know where she will be paired up. […]

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First Person: Retirement, Emergency Medicine Style: Emergency Medicine News

Figure Figure Residency is a time of excitement, optimism, ideas for the future and connection, a time when we contemplate change and potential possibilities. My residency class consisted of eight incredible individuals, two females and six males. We had people from all stages of life: single and married, some in their second careers, others […]

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The Day – In Ukraine, a desperate search for much-needed medicine

KYIV, Ukraine – The temperature was below freezing and the pharmacy queue was way outside the door. But Tetyana Dagadaeva could not be deterred. For days, she and her 11-year-old son, Oleksiy, had been desperately seeking the insulin he needed to survive. With his home supply dwindling, they will soon have no choice but to […]

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New: Push Me(ds), Pull Me: Emergency Medicine News

Figure: sedation, best practices, single blanket Figure I’m unabashedly proud of how good EPs are at multitasking and task switching (we fight a lot about how we can get out of a code and into the next room without a break), but I never feel this more intensely than when doing a sedation procedure on […]

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IITs to offer medical courses? Draft UGC rules call for phasing out domain-specific institutes

New Delhi: Autonomous, domain-specific institutions should be phased out and make way for multidisciplinary institutions, suggest the latest interim guidelines from the University Grants Commission (UGC) released on Saturday. The implication is that institutions that offer a single discipline like medicine, engineering, management should transform into one that offers everything under one roof. Seeking to […]

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Duquesne University Opens Future College of Osteopathic Medicine News, sports, weather, traffic and the best of Pittsburgh

Adidas unveils new retro Penguins ‘Team Classics’ jerseyAdidas has released a new Penguins throwback jersey – and for Pittsburgh hockey fans, it will be a trip down memory lane. 2 hours ago KDKA-TV Afternoon Forecast (3/1)Stay on top of local weather with meteorologist Kristin Emery’s 7-day forecast! 2 hours ago Duquesne University Inaugurates Future College […]

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After the game: no excuses not to recruit MRUs : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: URM, GME, equity in emerging markets Figure Health care facilities create or expand diversity programs to address gender, ethnicity, and sexual orientation gaps. Higher medical education has a particular interest in recruiting underrepresented minorities (URMs). This effort is more complex than I can cover in this space. Centuries of racial oppression are hard to […]

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Post-It Pearls: Phenobarbital for alcohol withdrawal symptoms… : Emergency Medicine News

Post-it beads Phenobarbital for alcohol withdrawal symptoms Lin, Michelle MD doi: 10.1097/01.EEM.0000824164.73418.8a Metric Figure: alcohol withdrawal, phenobarbital, best practices Figure Does your patient have more than a mild case of alcohol withdrawal symptoms? Consider giving IV phenobarbital as a first-line agent instead of a benzodiazepine. The initial dose is usually 130 to 260 […]

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Clinical Pearl: Withdrawal of buprenorphine-precipitated opioids… : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: buprenorphine, opioid withdrawal, substance use disorder BY EMEDHOME.COM Buprenorphine-precipitated opioid withdrawal is seen in physically opioid-dependent patients who have recently taken full agonist opioids and are subsequently receiving buprenorphine. (J Addict Med. 2021 Nov 16. doi:10.1097/ADM.0000000000000929.) Withdrawal intensity can range from mild to life-threatening. (J Addict Med. 2021 Nov 16. doi:10.1097/ADM.0000000000000929; Cardiovascular toxicol. […]

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Letter to the Editor: Getting the Truth: Emergency Medicine News

Editor: What about the sensational stories on the front page of the January issue? While I agree with the spirit that EPs that spread misinformation should lose board certification, who gets to decide? This year’s misinformation could be next year’s standard of care. Should doctors who were against solumedrol for spinal cord injury (heresy […]

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Bradycardia: A long list of possible ECG causes : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: cardiology, ECG Figure Doctors were called to a private residence by the family of a woman in her 80s with ESRD, hypertension and diabetes who could not be fully awakened from a nap. Her husband said it was like the lights were on, but no one was home. She had missed dialysis the […]

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News: AAEM sues Envision for practice of medicine in business : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: AAEM, Envision, company medicine When Placentia-Linda Hospital, a Tenet-owned facility in Placentia, California, awarded a contract to manage and staff its emergency department to Glass Beach Medical Services, a company controlled by Envision Physician Services , Placentia Linda Emergency Physicians (PLEP) and the American Academy of Emergency Medicine Physicians Group, Inc., (AAEM-PG), which provided […]

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Goddess of emergencies: bailing out the COVID-19 tidal wave : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: COVID-19, pandemic outbreak Figure It’s Christmas Day. I sent my fiancé Matt to work with Bojangles fried chicken and chocolate cake, but our brief afternoon phone conversation made it clear that none of his ER workers will have time to eat it. “Sandy, people are coming in carloads. I just had a family of […]

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Diversity matters: How to address health disparities… : Emergency medicine news

Figure: COVID-19, equity in emerging markets, health disparities Figure We have seen an unprecedented increase in demand for emergency services throughout the pandemic. Many emergency departments receive patients who otherwise (pre-pandemic) would never have entered the medical system. This interaction between constants (staff, space, resources) and variables (volume of patients, patient acuity, seasonality) changes daily. […]

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The speed of sound: Symptoms : Right eye pain : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: ultrasound, right eye pain, laceration, asteroid hyalosis Figure A 55-year-old man complained of pain in his right eye. He reported that the pain started after he hit his head against a door. He noted floaters in that eye, but said they had been there for several years. He had a history of […]

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Standing AFFIRM: Placing the “public” in public health : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: public health, armed violence, violence prevention Figure Americans come together in grief over every gun tragedy and senseless loss of life. We share our astonishment that the people closest to the attacker did not recognize the warning signs and appropriate precautions were not taken when strong risk factors are identified from dangerous people with […]

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POV: Titanic sinks without nurses : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: nursing, understaffed, EM workforce The shortage of nurses in the emergency department has been a beleaguered issue for years in which the staffing grid has never quite matched the help in the field due to calls, mentorship, management or of a handful of other shell game explanations that makes an ED feel fully staffed […]

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Letter to the editor: ABEM could face future lawsuits : Emergency Medicine News

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

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Viewpoint: Government can do better with COVID-19 : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: public health policy, COVID-19, government I often ruminate on the first patient I lost to COVID-19. What was different about her, besides being young and pregnant, was that she was my first. We knew so little in the spring of 2020 and we had so few tools to fight the virus. These losses sometimes […]

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Quick Reference: Symptoms: Syncope and Chest Pressure : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: syncope, chest tightness, Takotsubo cardiomyopathy Figure Figure A 70-year-old woman with a history of hypertension, hyperlipidemia and gastric adenocarcinoma in remission presented to the emergency room with near-syncope and chest pain immediately after learning of the death of a family member due to COVID-19. Chest pain was described as nonradiating retrosternal, pressure-like, nonpositional, […]

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What’s Underneath: The Goodness of Larvae : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: maggots, chronic disease management Figure This month’s article, in a particular confluence of previous columns, explores the power of nomenclature, reclaimed ancient remedies, the philosophical question of managing chronic conditions so they don’t clog service urgency and the general scope of strangeness. These are maggots. Listen to me. Many years ago, a […]

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UCLan medical student chosen to speak to the Houses of Parliament on health issues affecting the country

Sai Pillarisetti A medical student from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has been handpicked to speak to MPs in the Houses of Parliament about health issues affecting the country. Advertising Sai Ram Pillarisetti was the only student chosen from among four British ‘health heroes’ who were invited to interact […]

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Medical Student Surgically Implants Bluetooth Device In His Ear To Cheat During Final Exam

A serial failure was detected when he embedded a Bluetooth device in his own ear to cheat during an exam The student was seen caught when a team of external supervisors came to school unannounced A cell phone speaker was found implanted in his ear when he was searched by external examiners A final-year medical […]

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5 Tips for Selecting a Diabetes Research Expert | News Health & Medicine

To conduct proper diabetes research and get effective results, you need to select the right expert. A diabetes research expert can make all the difference in the outcome of your project. But how do you find a qualified expert in diabetes research? As you know, diabetes [and other relevant diseases] research is becoming very data […]