×
About 12,028 results

Baby Formula Shortage Highlights Racial Disparities
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974731

May 27th, 2022 - COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) — Capri Isidoro broke down in tears in the office of a lactation consultant. The mother of two had been struggling to breastfeed her 1-month-old daughter ever since she was born, when the hospital gave the baby formula first without consulting her on her desire to breastfeed. Now, with massive safety recall and supply disruptions causing formula shortages across the United St...

Psychological Intervention Looks Promising in Crohn's Disease
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974780

May 27th, 2022 - SAN DIEGO — A combination of cognitive-behavioral therapy and mindfulness meditation could reduce pain and fatigue from Crohn's disease, researchers say. Patients who followed the program not only felt better but were also more often able to show up for work and leisure activities, compared with a control group assigned to a wait list, said Shmuel Odes, MD, a professor of internal medicine at B...

Bullying of People With Hidden Disabilities Leads to Misery and Fear
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974286

May 26th, 2022 - Bullying of disabled people is extensive. According to a Columbia University study, 1 in 3 disabled children globally have experienced violence. It is not only children who are the target of bullying; bias against disabled adults is also common. In my almost 30 years of treating people with disabilities, I have seen the immense emotional and physical toll that bullying and discrimination have o...

A Latinx Patient in Severe Pain
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974437

May 26th, 2022 - To focus on issues of pain management in primary care, this month I'm presenting a clinical scenario involving a woman with acute pain. I'll tell you what I plan to do, but I'm most interested in crowdsourcing a response from all of you to collectively determine best practice. So please answer the polling question and contribute your thoughts in the comments, whether you agree or disagree. The ...

Frustrated With Delays, Doctors Take Aim at Prior Authorization
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974660

May 26th, 2022 - Last December, a young patient was admitted to Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, after several medications had failed to quell the child's relentless seizures. A hospital pediatrician, Vignesh Doraiswamy, consulted with neurologists and then tried a different drug. The child had fewer seizures, became more interactive, and was ready to go back home, says Doraiswamy. But there wa...

'Cool' Way of Eradicating Fat Has Potential for Treating Several Medical Conditions
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974672

May 26th, 2022 - SAN DIEGO – During her third year in the combined Harvard/Massachusetts General Hospital dermatology residency program in 2011, Lilit Garibyan, MD, PhD, attended a lecture presented by R. Rox Anderson, MD, director of the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at MGH. He described the concept of selective cryolipolysis – the method of removing fat by topical cooling that eventually led to the method ...

Wide Availability of Naloxone Could Combat Overdoses
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974676

May 26th, 2022 - The two Belgian royal academies of medicine, the Académie royale de Médecine de Belgique and the Koninklijke Academie voor Geneeskunde van België, recently issued an opinion on naloxone (Narcan) use at the request of the Belgian Federal Minister of Public Health. The Belgian academies of medicine recommend, as a matter of priority, that topical naloxone (nasal spray), which can be easily admini...

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...

'Almost Like Malpractice': To Shed Bias, Doctors Get Schooled to Look Beyond Obesity
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974535

May 24th, 2022 - When Melissa Boughton complained to her OB-GYN about dull pelvic pain, the doctor responded by asking about her diet and exercise habits. The question seemed irrelevant, considering the type of pain she was having, Boughton thought at the time. But it wasn't unusual coming from this doctor. "Every time I was in there, she'd talk about diet and exercise," said Boughton, who is 34 and lives in Du...

$7000 for ‘Flowers’: KY Doc Accused in Murder Plot Against Ex
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974574

May 24th, 2022 - A Kentucky pediatrician accused of hiring a hit man to kill her ex-husband — and type a fake suicide text on his cell phone to disguise the plot — initially hatched the scheme 4 years ago during a custody dispute, according to court documents. Dr Stephanie Russell On May 19, agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested Stephanie Russell, MD, on a charge of using interstate commerce ...

Americans Try Many Things to Ease Chronic Back Pain
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974467

May 23rd, 2022 - Nearly half of all U.S. adults have back pain, and 40% say the pain limits their social activities, according to a new poll. The survey of 2,000 U.S. adults, done by OnePoll on behalf of Chirp, a company that makes devices for back pain relief, found that almost half of respondents (49%) are affected by pain at work, and 2 in 5 say that pain hampers their social lives. Francesca Kubian-Geidel, ...

How Medicine Is Failing a Nation in Pain
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/973355

May 20th, 2022 - Pain is central to every specialty, and we all played a part in the opioid crisis, says Dr Haider Warraich, author of The Song of Our Scars: The Untold Story of Pain. Follow Medscape on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube

Ob/Gyn Case Challenge: A 33-Year-Old Woman Trying to Conceive Has Dyspnea, Pain
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/845962

May 19th, 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 you would like to suggest for a future Case Challenge, please conta...

A Patient Who Collapsed in Agony After Echocardiography
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/973953

May 19th, 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 ...

AUA 2022: A Report From the Trenches
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974295

May 19th, 2022 - The American Urological Association (AUA) 2022 Annual Meeting took place recently at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. A common theme among attendees was that although Zoom is a wonderful tool to disseminate information, something about physically attending a conference makes the meeting more rewarding and productive. Hundreds of talks and abstracts were presented over the ...

Fast Five Quiz: Knee Osteoarthritis Presentation and Diagnosis
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/973332

May 18th, 2022 - Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative joint disorder typically involving the knees, hips, and hand joints and affects approximately 240 million people worldwide. Knee OA is characterized by chronic pain and functional disability leading to substantial cost and mortality. The incidence of OA increases with age and is often associated with comorbidities; nearly 30% of individuals > 45 years of ag...

Fast Five Quiz: Intra-articular Injections for Knee Osteoarthritis
https://reference.medscape.com/viewarticle/973333

May 18th, 2022 - Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic, progressive, degenerative disease of the articular cartilage affecting approximately 13% of elderly populations. Knee OA is a major cause of chronic pain and disability leading to substantial cost, social burden, and mortality. Treatment aims to improve daily function by decreasing pain, preserving mobility, and reducing disability. Total knee arthroplasty...

Fast Five Quiz: Intra-articular Injections for Knee Osteoarthritis
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/973333

May 18th, 2022 - Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic, progressive, degenerative disease of the articular cartilage affecting approximately 13% of elderly populations. Knee OA is a major cause of chronic pain and disability leading to substantial cost, social burden, and mortality. Treatment aims to improve daily function by decreasing pain, preserving mobility, and reducing disability. Total knee arthroplasty...

Moral Fortitude: How to Move From Defensive to 'I Have This!'
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/973947

May 18th, 2022 - Nursing is a profession that requires collaboration with other healthcare personnel. While we may be thinking and processing the immediate needs of patients, it is the ability of the nurse to communicate patient data with others that sets us apart. We understand the patient's progress, how they might educate themselves further about their diagnosis, potential discharge needs, and what details m...

Dopamine D1 Agonists May Benefit Patients With Late-Stage Parkinson's
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974205

May 18th, 2022 - The study covered in this summary was published on MedRxiv.org as a preprint and has not yet been peer reviewed. Key Takeaways D1/5 agonists may offer potential benefit for patients with late-stage Parkinson's disease (LsPD).  Caregiver perspectives with mixed method analyses may overcome limitations in standard rater/clinician-based evaluations.  Further studies are warranted and need to integ...