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Day in the Life of a Doctor: Shadowing a Flight Paramedic
https://www.medpagetoday.com/emergencymedicine/emergencymedicine/102846

Jan 27th, 2023 - Join internal medicine and rheumatology specialist Siobhan Deshauer, MD, as she spends a second day on call with helicopter flight paramedics. Following is a partial transcript (note that errors are possible): Deshauer: Hey, guys. I'm Siobhan an internal medicine and rheumatology specialist. The last time I spent the day with the flight paramedics up in the helicopter I had such a good time. Ba...

Do certain jobs increase a woman’s risk of pregnancy loss?
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/977335

Jan 25th, 2023 - In an analysis of 2010–2019 information on more than 1.8 million employed and non-employed pregnant women in South Korea, certain occupations were linked with higher risks of miscarriage and stillbirth. For the study, which is published in the Journal of Occupational Health, investigators calculated risks for three adverse outcomes: early abortive outcomes (miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, and m...

Blood pressure drug holds promise for treating PTSD
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/975630

Jan 5th, 2023 - AUGUSTA, Ga. (Jan. 5, 2023) – There is new evidence that a 50-year-old blood pressure drug could find new purpose as a treatment to mitigate the often life-altering effects of increasingly prevalent PTSD, scientists say. Clonidine is commonly used as a high blood pressure medication and for ADHD. It’s also already been studied in PTSD because clonidine works on adrenergic receptors in the brain...

Singing supports stroke rehabilitation
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/975412

Dec 28th, 2022 - Language function and the psychosocial wellbeing of patients and their families can be promoted with singing-based rehabilitation. Group intervention provides opportunities for peer support while being simultaneously cost effective. Approximately 40% of stroke survivors experience aphasia, a difficulty to comprehend or produce spoken or written language caused by a cerebrovascular accident. In ...

The trauma of sudden death
https://www.mdedge.com/psychiatry/article/260367/depression/trauma-sudden-death
Dinah Miller, MD

Dec 23rd, 2022 - “It is one of life’s most self-evident truths that everything fades, that we fear the fading, and that we must live, nonetheless, in the face of the fear. ” – Irvin D.

Detrimental secondary health effects after disasters and pandemics
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/974476

Dec 15th, 2022 - Osaka, Japan - Disasters and pandemics can affect the physical and psychological health of the people involved even after the events have occurred. These effects can include non-communicable chronic diseases. Now, researchers at Osaka University have identified the similarities and differences in secondary health effects in people who have experienced disasters and pandemics. After the devastat...

A Hiking Accident Becomes a Helicopter Disaster
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/985576

Dec 14th, 2022 -   Emergencies happen anywhere, anytime, and sometimes physicians find themselves in situations where they are the only ones who can help. Is There a Doctor in the House? is a new Medscape series telling these stories. I was hiking with my best friend and dog at Big Bear Lake in California. We hiked in and slept overnight, and the next day continued up the mountain. It was getting really steep a...

Seizures in Dementia Hasten Decline and Death
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/985595

Dec 14th, 2022 - NASHVILLE, TENN. — Patients with dementia and active seizures experience faster cognitive and functional decline and have a greater risk of dying younger than people with dementia who don't have seizures, according to a multicenter study presented at the 2022 annual meeting of the American Epilepsy Society. "When we compared patients with seizures with those who did not have seizures, we found ...

Very Hot, Very Cold Days Tied to Higher CVD Mortality
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/985511

Dec 13th, 2022 - Extremely hot and extremely cold temperatures were associated with a greater risk of cardiovascular mortality in an analysis of data from countries around the world. "Many environmental exposures are set to be amplified by climate change," Barrak Alahmad, MD, MPH, PhD, a research fellow at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health at Harvard University in Boston and faculty member at the C...

New 'Almanac' Details Global Burden, Drivers of Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/985461

Dec 12th, 2022 - A new multinational report details the substantial burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) worldwide and spotlights the importance of collective action to address the modifiable risk factors driving these diseases. Published today in a special issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the report uses a graphic-rich, almanac style to present data on 18 specific CV conditions and...

Cardiologist Sues Hospital, Claims He Was Fired in Retaliation
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/985464

Dec 12th, 2022 - Interventional cardiologist Richard B. Zelman, MD, has filed a lawsuit against Cape Cod Hospital, Cape Cod Healthcare, Inc, and its chief executive officer Michael Lauf, alleging that he was fired and maligned after raising concerns about poorly performed surgeries and poor ethical practices at the hospital. Zelman, from Barnstable, Massachusetts, has been affiliated with Cape Cod Hospital in H...

Psychosocial Stress Tied to Elevated Risk for Acute Stroke
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/985410

Dec 12th, 2022 - People with high stress levels have a significantly higher risk for acute stroke than their counterparts with low stress, but the risk lessens if they feel in control of work and home life, a new study suggests. The benefit was greatest among those who believed they had more control at work, compared with those whose "locus of control" was higher at home. The findings come from the INTERSTROKE ...

Stroke Management: A 30-Year Retrospective
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/985446

Dec 12th, 2022 - In 1993, managing patients with stroke had long remained an elusive and somewhat intimidating task for the neurological world. Previous efforts to treat the condition had produced more frustration than success, leaving clinicians and patients alike in despair for a solution. However, some successes in treating coronary thrombosis during that era rejuvenated researchers' efforts to crack the cod...

Despite soaring overdose rates, Americans face barriers to treatment
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/974215

Dec 12th, 2022 - Despite the fact that a record 107,000 Americans died of fatal drug overdoses last year, patients in need of treatment are forced to navigate a punishing gauntlet to get the care they need, a group of addiction medicine specialists from Oregon Health & Science University argue in a new publication. “Most people who need and want treatment for opioid addiction cannot access it,” they write in a ...

Emergency Med Case Challenge: A 46-Year-Old Beauty Pageant Winner With Sudden Blindness
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984870

Dec 9th, 2022 - Editor's Note: The Case Challenge series includes difficult-to-diagnose conditions, some of which are not frequently encountered by most clinicians but are nonetheless important to accurately recognize. Test your diagnostic and treatment skills using the following patient scenario and corresponding questions. If you have a case that you would like to suggest for a future Case Challenge, please ...

French Farmer Wins $11,700 in Bayer Pesticide Fumes Case
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/985248

Dec 9th, 2022 - PARIS (Reuters) - Germany's Bayer has been ordered to pay compensation of 11,135 euros ($11,700) to a French farmer who inhaled fumes from a weedkiller, ending a 15-year legal battle. The French case had added to health claims against the crop chemical and pharmaceutical group, which is facing thousands of cases in the United States over another weedkiller. Farmer Paul Francois and anti-pestici...

Statins Tied to Lower ICH Risk Regardless of Bleed Location
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/985340

Dec 9th, 2022 - A new study has provided further reassurance on questions about the risk of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) with statins. The Danish case-control study, which compared statin use in 2164 case patients with ICH and in 86,255 matched control persons, found that current statin use was associated with a lower risk of having a first ICH and that the risk was further reduced with longer duration of st...

New Indications for Bariatric Surgery: My Reservations
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984177

Dec 8th, 2022 - This transcript has been edited for clarity. I'm Dr Neil Skolnik, and today we are going to talk about the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) "Indications for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery." These are the first new guidelines to address this issue since the National Institutes of Health (NIH) consensus statement in 1991, so this is a much-needed update. I'm going sha...

Strengthen oversight of risky research on pathogens
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/973341

Dec 8th, 2022 - A recent guidance framework by the World Health Organization “reminds us of the continued lack of awareness and governance structures in many countries for life sciences research that may cause harm through accident or misapplication,” say Jaspreet Pannu and colleagues in this Policy Forum. Pannu and colleagues are specifically referring to “dual use research of concern” (DURC), which outlines ...

Analysis Suggests CV Benefits for Some Antioxidant Supplements 
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/985075

Dec 6th, 2022 - A new meta-analysis of 884 studies evaluating 27 different types of antioxidant supplements has suggested that some of these micronutrients — including omega-3 fatty acids, folic acid, and coenzyme Q10 — may produce significant cardiovascular benefits. Other antioxidant supplements that showed some evidence of reducing cardiovascular risk were omega-6 fatty acids, L-arginine, L-citrulline, magn...