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Elderly Still Make Up Most of the COVID-19 Deaths
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974719

May 27th, 2022 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. The number of daily COVID-19 deaths is dropping in the United States, but one fact has not changed in two-plus years of the pandemic: The elderly are still most at risk of dying from the virus. The seven-day moving average of COVID-related deaths is now 288, a number far lower than the peaks of ...

Meta-analysis shows targeted radiation therapy may be as effective as standard care for small cell lung cancer patients with brain metastases
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/954104

May 27th, 2022 - A study published in The Lancet Oncology suggests that a targeted radiation therapy is equitable to the current standard of care for patients whose lung cancer has metastasized to the brain. The work, led by researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital, a site of Unity Health Toronto, suggests that implementation of this targeted approach, which is known to result in fewer negative cognitive consequen...

Airway injuries ‘devastating’ after battery ingestions: Review
https://www.mdedge.com/pediatrics/article/255004/injuries/airway-injuries-devastating-after-battery-ingestions-review
Marcia Frellick

May 26th, 2022 - Severe airway injuries are a “not infrequent” consequence after children swallow button batteries, which are commonly found in many household electronics, according to a systematic review published online in JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery. Most literature has focused on esophageal injury, but “the direct apposition of the esophagus to the trachea and recurrent laryngeal nerves also pla.

The Whitest Specialty: Bias
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974627

May 26th, 2022 - David Chanoff, PhD As Usha Lee McFarling has pointed out, the orthopedic surgeon specialty suffers from a gross underrepresentation of minorities and women, more severe than in other medical specialties. There are various reasons for this and a variety of possible paths toward improvement, but the "critical first step," as American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) former president Kristy W...

Twitter Promotion Boosts Visibility, Citation for CV Research
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974653

May 26th, 2022 - Promoting cardiovascular medicine articles on Twitter increases online visibility and citation rates, a new randomized study indicates. A study by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) found that actively tweeting cardiovascular articles in the @ESC_journals handle was associated with a 12% increase in the citation rate at a median follow-up of 2.7 years. The results confirm the "gut feeling...

Airway Injuries 'Devastating' After Battery Ingestions
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974712

May 26th, 2022 - Severe airway injuries are a "not infrequent" consequence after children swallow button batteries, which are commonly found in many household electronics, according to a systematic review published online in JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery. Most literature has focused on esophageal injury, but "the direct apposition of the esophagus to the trachea and recurrent laryngeal nerves also pla...

Become a highly effective endoscopy teacher, from start to finish
https://www.mdedge.com/gihepnews/article/254965/endoscopy/become-highly-effective-endoscopy-teacher-start-finish
Navin L. Kumar, MD

May 25th, 2022 - When I first became an attending, I was struck by how difficult it was to teach endoscopy effectively. As a fellow, I saw the various teaching styles of my attendings, and it was easy to pick out the best teachers from the group.

Experts Endorse Plant-Based Diet for Type 2 Diabetes Remission
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974591

May 25th, 2022 - Many adults can achieve remission of type 2 diabetes with a primary intervention consisting of a diet that emphasizes whole, plant-based foods, according to a new publication from the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM). The document was developed to assist clinicians treating adults with type 2 diabetes, with the goal of remission using diet as a primary intervention. A panel of 15 e...

Do We Really Need to Subject Our Patients With Sarcoidosis to TMP-SMX to Prevent PJP?
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974270

May 24th, 2022 - Sarcoidosis is often treated with high-dose oral corticosteroids for extended periods of time. Anytime we prescribe oral corticosteroids, my fellow always wants to start trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX) prophylaxis against Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PJP). This seems to have become dogma when treating sarcoidosis, but I'm not sure it's justified. About a decade ago, I did a "deep d...

A Picture Is Worth 1000 Words: How Medical Images Impact Physician Biases
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974314

May 24th, 2022 - More than halfway through my medical education, it dawned on me: I had yet to encounter a BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, people of color) patient. This is due to my medical education in a rural region in the East Midlands, United Kingdom, where the likelihood of encountering a patient like me (a young Black woman) is rare. But this lack of exposure to a diverse patient population could have implicat...

Disasters Abroad a Major Trigger for Mental Illness in Expats
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974507

May 24th, 2022 - The 2020 explosion that rocked Beirut, killing more than 200, injuring more than 7000 and causing millions of dollars in damage had a significant impact on the mental health of Lebanese expatriates, leaving many grappling with anxiety, depression, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), results of a new survey show. The findings highlight the importance of considering the well-being of expatr...

Small Study Finds No Obvious Physical Causes for Long COVID
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974572

May 24th, 2022 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Participants with long COVID, or postacute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection (PASC), in a small, prospective study showed no evidence of abnormal systemic immune activation or persistent viral infection, according to a report published today in Annals of Internal Medicine. The study included 189 ...

New research finds computer assisted colonoscopy identify more precancerous polyps compared to traditional colonoscopy
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/953569

May 24th, 2022 - Colonoscopies performed with computer-aided detection, or artificial intelligence, (AI) saw an increase in the overall rate of detection of adenoma, or cancerous and precancerous polyps, by 27 percent in average-risk patients, according to new data presented today at the Digestive Disease Week Annual Meeting. The results of the prospective, randomized, multicenter study, led by clinician-scient...

Persistent racial, ethnic disparities found in survival rates for early-onset colon cancer
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/953191

May 24th, 2022 - San Diego, CA (May 24, 2022) — Five-year survival for younger adults with colorectal cancer (CRC) improved only for Whites between 1992 and 2013, according to a new analysis to be presented at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2022. However, no survival gains were found for Blacks, Hispanics or Asians with early-onset CRC (diagnosed younger than age 50). “Our most stunning finding was that even ove...

Persistent racial, ethnic disparities found in survival rates for early-onset colon cancer
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/953747

May 24th, 2022 - San Diego, CA (May 24, 2022) — Five-year survival for younger adults with colorectal cancer (CRC) improved only for Whites between 1992 and 2013, according to a new analysis to be presented at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2022. However, no survival gains were found for Blacks, Hispanics or Asians with early-onset CRC (diagnosed younger than age 50). “Our most stunning finding was that even ove...

Exploding E-Cigarettes Cause Traumatic Injuries in Teens
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974404

May 23rd, 2022 - A study shows that over a 4-year period, 15 teenagers were injured from exploding e-cigarettes, according to surgeons who have treated young people at nine hospitals in the United States. "It definitely was an injury we were seeing frequently," Shannon Acker, MD, an assistant professor of pediatric surgery at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and a pediatric surgeon at Children's Ho...

Climate Change, Medical Education, and Dermatology
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974440

May 23rd, 2022 - A recent article on Medscape 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) program, mentioned in the article, and others, such as the University...

Exercise During Active Cancer Treatment: New ASCO Guideline
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974448

May 23rd, 2022 - The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has issued a new guideline on exercise, diet, and weight management during active cancer treatment in adults. The main endorsement was for oncology providers to recommend aerobic and resistance exercise to patients who are undergoing active treatment with curative intent, in order to mitigate side effects associated with therapy. Clinicians may a...

Gut Instincts and Social Media: Tips for Your GI Practice
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974329

May 20th, 2022 - In the digital age, being present on social media is no longer just an enhancement of medical practice, it's become an essential way to build bridges and establish trust with patients, to network with colleagues, and to dispel misinformation online. "Simply put, the days of the Yellow Pages and the Rolodex are behind us...as patients increasingly turn to the internet for information about their...

Occult Hypoxemia During Anesthesia May Be More Prevalent in Black and Hispanic Patients
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974384

May 20th, 2022 - Patients who self-report as Black or Hispanic appear more likely than White patients to experience occult hypoxemia during anesthesia, a large retrospective cohort study suggests. Dr Matthew Levin "The rate of occult hypoxemia — arterial blood oxygen saturation less than 88% despite a pulse oximetry reading greater than 92% — was significantly higher in patients with self-reported Black or Hisp...