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SCAI announces Early Career Research Grants

May 21st, 2022 - ATLANTA (May 21, 2022) – Today during the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions (SCAI) 2022 Scientific Sessions in Atlanta, SCAI President Sunil V. Rao, MD, FSCAI, announced the establishment of the SCAI Early Career Research Grants. As cardiovascular disease (CVD) morbidity and mortality in the United States continues to rise, federal funding dedicated to CVD research has rema...

The anxious patient needs psychosomatic primary care
Horst Gross, MD

May 20th, 2022 - A balance between fear and relaxation is normal. However, mental dispositions and the continuous influence of environmental stimuli can disrupt this balance.

Trade-offs doctors make to become mothers: Interview study
Marcia Frellick

May 20th, 2022 - Qualitative interviews with a group of female physicians identified several concerns about fertility and family planning and how those concerns affected their career choices. Among the findings in a new study were that all 16 women interviewed said medical school education surrounding fertility was inadequate.

Climate change, medical education, and dermatology
Misha Rosenbach, MD

May 20th, 2022 - The recent article on including the impact of climate on health in medical education programs shines an important light on the challenge – and urgent need – of integrating climate change training into medical education. These nascent efforts are just getting underway across the country, with some programs – notably Harvard’s C-CHANGE (Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment) prog.

FAQs on Philips Respironics Ventilator, BiPAP Machine, and CPAP Machine Recalls
MedWatch; FDA

May 20th, 2022 - UPDATE: On May 19, 2022, the FDA updated this web page to help ensure patients and providers have important information about the recall of these critical devices. See What the FDA is Doing for more information. Philips Respironics (Philips) voluntarily recalled certain ventilators, bi-level positive airway pressure (also known as Bilevel PAP, BiPAP, or BPAP) machines, and continuous positive a...

Update: Certain Philips Respironics Ventilators, BiPAP Machines, and CPAP Machines Reca...
MedWatch; FDA

May 20th, 2022 - UPDATE: On May 19, 2022, the FDA updated this safety communication to provide the latest information about medical device reports (MDRs) associated with the breakdown of the polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) foam used in the Philips Respironics ventilator, BiPAP machine, and CPAP machine recalls. In addition, the FDA has taken additional actions since this updated safety communication was i...

SterRx, LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Sodium Bicarbonate in 5% Dextrose Inj...
MedWatch; FDA

May 20th, 2022 - SterRx, LLC today announced the voluntary nationwide recall of three lots of Sodium Bicarbonate in 5% Dextrose Injection 150mEq per 1,000 mL due to waterborne microbial contamination. SterRx, LLC has initiated this voluntary recall of Sodium Bicarbonate injection, to the Hospital Pharmacy level. Intravenous administration of Sodium Bicarbonate in 5% Dextrose Injection 150mEq per 1,000 mL, inten...

Allergan Issues Nationwide Voluntary Recall of TAYTULLA® Softgel Capsules 1mg/20mcg Sam...
MedWatch; FDA

May 20th, 2022 - Allergan plc (NYSE:AGN) today issued a voluntary recall in the US market of one lot (Lot# 5620706, Expiry May-2019) of TAYTULLA® (norethindrone acetate and ethinyl estradiol capsules and ferrous fumarate capsules) 1mg/20mcg, 6x28 physicians sample pack, indicated for use by women to prevent pregnancy. Allergan recently identified, through a physician report, that four placebo capsules were plac...

SCAI issues guidelines for PFO management, makes case for expansion
Richard Mark Kirkner

May 20th, 2022 - The first-ever guidelines for interventional cardiologists using percutaneous patent foramen ovale closure recommend expanding the use of the procedure beyond the Food and Drug Administration–approved indication following PFO-associated ischemic stroke, adding clarification about the use of PFO with anticoagulation and hedging against abuse and overuse of the procedure, said the chair of the gu.

AYA Leukemia Survivors: 'Cure Is Not Enough'

May 20th, 2022 - Although adolescents and young adults (AYAs) who survive leukemia are living much longer than ever before, their life spans are still shorter than those of the general population, a new study concludes. The study found that the 10-year survival of AYA leukemia survivors was approximately 10% lower than that of the age-adjusted US general population at large. These differences persisted for up t...

H pylori May Undermine Immunotherapy Response in Gastric Cancer

May 20th, 2022 - The study was published on researchsquare.com as a preprint and has not yet been peer reviewed. Key Takeaways Patients with advanced gastric cancer who have active Helicobacter pylori infections were less likely to respond to anti-PD-1 antibody therapy than H pylori–negative patients. Those with active H pylori infections also demonstrated shorter progression-free survival (PFS) and overall sur...

Concerns Over Mandatory Overtime for Nurses Increased During Pandemic

May 20th, 2022 - Nurse fatigue was a concern long before March 2020, but the pandemic has spurred more discussions about the effects that long hours and mandatory overtime have on patient safety and employee well-being. When an internal memo from the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada circulated online recently, detailing the hospital's plans to enact mandatory overtime, the pushback was immediate and...

Baricitinib Recommended for Approval of Severe Alopecia Areata in Europe

May 20th, 2022 - The European Medicines Agency's (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended approval of baricitinib, a Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor, for the treatment of adults with severe alopecia areata (AA). The development, which was announced in a May 20, 2022, press release from the manufacturer, Eli Lilly and Incyte, marks the first step toward European regulatory approva...

Rapid Review Quiz: Alcohol Use and Abuse

May 20th, 2022 - Alcohol use and abuse is on the rise and is related to a host of acute and chronic health issues. Research indicates that alcohol use disorder is both widespread and undertreated, despite the availability of effective options. Recent research has explored connections between alcohol and dementia, atrial fibrillation (AF), and mortality. Do you know the latest key findings? Test yourself with th...

SCAI Issues Guidelines for PFO Management, Makes Case for Expansion

May 20th, 2022 - The first-ever guidelines for interventional cardiologists using percutaneous patent foramen ovale closure recommend expanding the use of the procedure beyond the Food and Drug Administration-approved indication following PFO-associated ischemic stroke, adding clarification about the use of PFO with anticoagulation and hedging against abuse and overuse of the procedure, said the chair of the gu...

Journal of Parkinson’s Disease welcomes new co-Editor-in-Chief Lorraine V. Kalia, MD, PhD, FRCPC

May 20th, 2022 - Amsterdam, May 20, 2022 – The Journal of Parkinson’s Disease (JPD), published by IOS Press, is pleased to announce the appointment of new co-Editor-in-Chief, Lorraine V. Kalia, MD, PhD, FRCPC. Dr. Kalia joins co-Editor-in-Chief Bas Bloem, MD, PhD, FRCPE, and an eminent international editorial board, who are dedicated to the continuing success of the world’s leading journal in Parkinson’s resear...

Productively working together
Kevin T. Powell, MD, PhD

May 19th, 2022 - Recently, some liberal colleagues urged a boycott of a conference in Orlando, Fla. , because of various actions by its Republican state governor.

Physician mistreatment emerges as crisis that can ripple through U.S. health care

May 19th, 2022 - In a recent survey of more than 6,500 physicians from across the United States representing a broad spectrum of racial and ethnic diversity, nearly 30% of respondents reported experiencing discrimination and mistreatment from patients or patients’ family members or visitors. Further, close to 20% of responding physicians had experiences in which patients or their family members or visitors refu...

Towards ensuring uses of “sex” are better defined for law and public policy

May 19th, 2022 - When legislators and policymakers are required to define “sex” in laws and policy, they often rely on definitions from the fields of biology or health sciences. However, in a Policy Forum, Maayan Sudai and colleagues argue that although the practice may seem like sound governance, it can lead to illogical, unintended, and occasionally hurtful outcomes. According to the authors, researchers need...

Should Doctors Keep a Foot in the Exam Room When They Enter the Boardroom?

May 19th, 2022 - John Whyte, MD, MPH No one has a better view of the pandemic's effects on the American public, from the puzzling to the tragic, than physicians. Some patients, stuffed on a diet of disinformation, have targeted us as agents of fantastical conspiracies. Other patients, who haven't visited a doctor in years, become bewildered when asked to do something as simple as disrobing for an exam. And we'v...