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Lumbar Epidural Steroid Jab Lowers Bone Formation in Older Women
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960948

Oct 15th, 2021 - Among postmenopausal women who received an epidural steroid injection (ESI) in the lumbar spine to treat back and leg pain arising from a compressed nerve in the spine, levels of bone formation biomarkers were decreased. The decrease in levels persisted more than 12 weeks, results from a new study show. In addition, serum cortisol levels decreased by 50% at week 1 after the ESI, indicating syst...

Oncologist Recounts Difficulty of Mid-Career Move
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960955

Oct 15th, 2021 - After 18 years at his first and only employer, the Cleveland Clinic, in Ohio, Mikkael Sekeres, MD, decided it was time to move on. Dr Mikkael Sekeres The hematologist-oncologist said that his opportunities for career advancement had plateaued and, with the burden of additional clinic hours in recent years, his work as a researcher and mentor was pinched. So Sekeres set out on a mission to find ...

Biophilic Design in Modern Medical Spaces
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960197

Oct 12th, 2021 - All of your patients have been there — blindly following a nurse in turquoise scrubs as she leads them further into a labyrinthine mess of exam rooms and Formica-topped nurses' stations with no destination in sight. Sensory overload is in full effect — the air smells of disinfectant and bagged lunches; fluorescent lights buzz and crackle like dying campfires. Alone, in a windowless room, they h...

Hamilton County Student Survives Rare Syndrome From COVID-19
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960631

Oct 11th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. CHATTANOOGA, Tn. (AP) — Ten-year-old Elijah Berestecky's arms are still covered in bruises from the dozens of needle jabs he received during two trips to the pediatrician, three to the emergency department and a three-day stay at Children's Hospital at Erlanger. His parents can tell he's startin...

Women With Recurrent UTIs Express Fear, Frustration
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960482

Oct 8th, 2021 - Fear of antibiotic overuse and frustration with physicians who prescribe them too freely are key sentiments expressed by women with recurrent urinary tract infections (rUTIs), according to findings from a study involving six focus groups. Dr Victoria Scott "Here in our female pelvic medicine reconstructive urology clinic at Cedars-Sinai and at UCLA, we see many women who are referred for evalua...

New Nonhormonal Therapies for Hot Flashes on the Horizon
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960558

Oct 8th, 2021 - Hot flashes affect three out of four women and can last 7-10 years, but the current standard of care treatment isn't necessarily appropriate for all women who experience vasomotor symptoms, according to Stephanie Faubion, MD, MBA, director of the Mayo Clinic Women's Health Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla. For the majority of women under age 60 who are within 10 years of menopause, hormone therapy c...

Proposed Residency Fixes: Are They Realistic or Just Wishful Thinking?
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960467

Oct 7th, 2021 - The shift from medical school to residency has long pushed young doctors to their physical and mental limits. A new comprehensive report proposes a slate of reforms to make the path smoother and give doctors-in-training a stronger foundation to guide them through years of practice. The report, drafted by the Coalition for Physician Accountability's Undergraduate Medical Education to Graduate Me...

White House Report Touts Success of New Vaccine Requirements
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960458

Oct 7th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. The Biden administration says new COVID-19 vaccine mandates have cut the ranks of unvaccinated Americans by one third — from 97 million who were eligible but unvaccinated when the requirements were announced to 67 million today. The new mandates ― which target a large swath of workers at various...

Half of US Children Under 6 Have Detectable Blood Lead Levels
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960337

Oct 6th, 2021 - Lead poisoning remains a significant threat to the health of young children in the United States, based on data from blood tests of more than 1 million children. Any level of lead is potentially harmful, although blood lead levels have decreased over the past several decades in part because of the elimination of lead from many consumer products, as well as from gas, paint, and plumbing fixtures...

An MD and a Healthcare Exec Sued Their Employers for Fraud: What Happened?
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960345

Oct 6th, 2021 - James Taylor, MD, a former physician director of coding and medical director of revenue cycle at Kaiser's Colorado Permanente Medical Group, just wanted Kaiser to do the right thing and stop submitting false claims to Medicare Advantage. Dr James Taylor Taylor, who describes himself as tenacious to a fault, says he waited 7 years to file his lawsuit because he thought he could convince Kaiser t...

Major Insurers Running Billions of Dollars Behind on Payments to Hospitals and Doctors
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960357

Oct 6th, 2021 - Anthem Blue Cross, the country's second-biggest health insurance company, is behind on billions of dollars in payments owed to hospitals and doctors because of onerous new reimbursement rules, computer problems and mishandled claims, say hospital officials in multiple states. Anthem, like other big insurers, is using the covid-19 crisis as cover to institute "egregious" policies that harm patie...

Retraining the Brain May Eliminate Chronic Back Pain
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960370

Oct 6th, 2021 - Psychological therapy that changes an individual's beliefs about pain not only provides lasting chronic pain relief but also alters brain regions related to pain generation, new research shows. In the first randomized controlled test of pain reprocessing therapy (PRT), two thirds of patients with chronic back pain (CBP) who received 4 weeks of PRT were pain free or nearly pain free afterward ― ...

Scientists Use 3D Printing to Create Injection-Free Vaccine Patch
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960381

Oct 6th, 2021 - Most vaccines are given with hypodermic needle injections. But shots aren't necessarily the most efficient or effective way to deliver a vaccine. Scientists have been experimenting with microneedle patches to painlessly deliver a vaccine into the outermost layer of the skin with dozens of extremely tiny needles coated in the vaccine solution. Now, researchers have found a 3D printing method tha...

Postop Remote Monitoring May Help Catch Drug Errors, Ease Pain
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960181

Oct 5th, 2021 - NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - After non-elective surgery, patients sent home with a remote-monitoring device were more likely to have medication errors caught and less likely to report pain than those who received standard care, a new study shows. The analysis, of data from 905 patients who were randomized to receive either standard care or virtual care with the help of a remote automated monitor...

Washington Woman Dies From Rare J&J Vaccine Complication
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960306

Oct 5th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state health authorities say a woman in her late 30s has died from a rare blood-clotting syndrome after receiving the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. Public Health Seattle & King County said Tuesday the woman was the fourth person in the United States to die due to ...

Safer Way to Use Botox to Treat Challenging Dystonia Type?
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960304

Oct 5th, 2021 - When treating oromandibular dystonia (OMD) with botulinum toxin injection to the lateral pterygoid muscle (LPM), an intraoral approach is the safest way to avoid injury to the maxillary artery, new research suggests. OMD causes an involuntary opening of the mouth, which can be disabling and disfiguring. Although injection of the LPM with botulinum toxin is the preferred treatment for OMD, a pot...

Scientists Who Unlocked Secrets of Pain Sensation Win Nobel Prize
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960193

Oct 4th, 2021 - Physiologist David Julius, PhD, University of California San Francisco, and neuroscientist Ardem Patapoutian, PhD, Scripps Research in La Jolla, California, have jointly been awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries of receptors for temperature and touch. Their discoveries paved the way for new treatments for a wide range of disease conditions, including chro...

COVID-19 Deaths Eclipse 700,000 in US as Delta Variant Rages
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960194

Oct 4th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Aubrea Baker displays her wedding photo as she and her 7-month-old daughter Haylen visit one of her late husband's favorite fishing spots in Burlington, Kan. It's a milestone that by all accounts didn't have to happen this soon. The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 eclipsed 700,000 late Friday — a ...

Opioid Prescriptions Following Mohs Surgery Dropped Over the Last Decade
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960225

Oct 4th, 2021 - The proportion of patients who obtained an opioid prescription for hydrocodone after Mohs micrographic surgery fell by 21.7% between 2011 and 2020, while the use of tramadol increased by 26.3% between 2009 and 2020, according to a cross-sectional analysis of national insurance claims data. The findings suggest that dermatologic surgeons generally understood opioid prescription risks and public ...

Joint Nobel Prize for Temperature, Touch Receptor Discovery
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960154

Oct 4th, 2021 - The 2021 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded jointly to David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian for the discovery of temperature and touch receptors, it was announced at a press conference. The award was revealed by Thomas Perlmann, PhD, secretary of the nobel assembly at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, on 4 October, and was live streamed over the internet. The first to ...