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Europe Dares to Reopen as 200 Millionth Vaccine Dose Delivered
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950827

May 10th, 2021 - MADRID/LONDON (Reuters) - As its vaccination drive reaches a third of adults and COVID-19 infections ease, Europe is starting to reopen cities and beaches, raising hopes that this summer's holiday season can be saved before it is too late. Exhilarated Spaniards chanting "freedom" danced in the streets as a COVID-19 curfew ended in most of the country at the weekend, while Greece reopened public...

One AZ COVID-19 Vaccine Dose Gives 80% Lower Death Risk: English Data
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950831

May 10th, 2021 - LONDON (Reuters) - Data from the rollout of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine shows one dose of the shot is associated with an 80% reduction in risk of death from the disease among people aged 70 and older, Public Health England said on Monday. It also said risk of death from COVID-19 following one dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is reduced by approximately 80%, and drops further to a 97% risk...

Delaying Antibiotics Safe and Effective for Respiratory-Tract Infections
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950812

May 10th, 2021 - NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For most patients with respiratory-tract infections, including those in higher-risk subgroups, it's likely okay to delay antibiotics, according to results of a large meta-analysis with individual patient data. "Delayed antibiotic prescribing - also known as 'just in case prescribing' - is where patients agree not to collect a prescription immediately and see if sympt...

Moderate Alcohol Tied to Lower Stress-Related Brain Activity, MACE
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950880

May 10th, 2021 - Previously reported benefits of alcohol intake for patients with cardiovascular disease appear to be partially mediated through modulation of stress-associated brain activity, a new study suggests. The researchers found two J-shaped relationships: one between alcohol intake and major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE), and another between alcohol intake and stress-associated amygdalar metabol...

Latest Trends in the Management of Pulmonary Embolism
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950894

May 10th, 2021 - One of the newest trends in pulmonary embolism management is treatment of cancer associated venous thromboembolism (VTE) which encompasses deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and PE. Following the clinical management of cancer-associated venous thromboembolism in the hospital, direct oral anticoagulant therapy at discharge is your starting point, except in cases of intact luminal cancers, Scott Kaatz, D...

Why I Chose Neurology
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950552

May 10th, 2021 - Oliver Sacks, at least in part, owed his entire career to migraine headaches. The famed neurologist and author, who passed away in 2015, attributed his early fascination with the brain to the visual auras he experienced during his periodic headache episodes. As I grew older, I began to appreciate my grandmother's curiosity about the world. After being raised on a rural South Dakota farm — where...

'Calcium Imbalance' Linked to Bipolar Severity
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950877

May 10th, 2021 - Calcium homeostasis may play a role in bipolar disorder (BD) severity, with raised serum vitamin D and parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels linked to worse clinical outcomes and high psychological burden, new research suggests. After measuring serum PTH, vitamin D, and calcium levels in patients with type I or type II BD, investigators found that the number of hospitalizations and prior psychiatric...

ADHD in Preschool Kids: Adrenergic Agonists May Be a Better Fit
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950879

May 10th, 2021 - A new study finds that α2-adrenergic agonists may be of benefit and have fewer side effects than stimulant medications for the treatment of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in preschool-age children. The study was published online May 4 in JAMA. "While our study focused on how well medications work and how well they are tolerated when used to treat preschool-age children with ADH...

FDA Clears Cap Device for 'Smart' Insulin Pens for Diabetes
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950892

May 10th, 2021 - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Bigfoot Unity Diabetes Management System, a cap device that connects to insulin pens and translates continuous glucose data into dosing recommendations, for use in individuals aged 12 and older. The Bigfoot Unity System has three primary components — proprietary smart pen caps for both rapid- and long-acting insulin, a mobile app, and an...

Importance of Screening for OSA Prior to Surgery
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950893

May 10th, 2021 - If you don't have a standardized process for obstructive sleep apnea screening of all patients heading into the operating room at your hospital you should, because perioperative pulmonary complications can occur, according to Efren C. Manjarrez MD, SFHM, FACP. Dr Efren Manjarrez If OSA is not documented in the patient's chart, you may find yourself making a bedside assessment. "I usually don't ...

Clinician Well-Being a Top Priority, Surgeon General Says
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950882

May 10th, 2021 - Clinicians' well-being is a "crisis" of grave import to the public health and a top issue that he hopes to get more squarely on the public radar screen, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, MBA, said May 6 in a "fireside chat" with SHM president Danielle Scheurer, MD, MSRC, SFHM, at SHM Converge, the annual conference of the Society of Hospital Medicine. "This is a crisis that I don't know that th...

Power Outages Are Increasing. Can Medical Equipment Users Adapt?
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950922

May 10th, 2021 - For four decades, David Taylor has relied on a ventilator to breathe, the whoosh, whoosh of the machine part of the background metronome of daily life. Then, on the night of Feb. 14, an Arctic blast began to overwhelm the Texas power grid. The next morning, the electricity flickered out in the Fort Worth home that the 65-year-old shares with his mother. David's ventilator switched over at some ...

Opioid Addiction Meds May Curb Growing Problem of Kratom Dependence
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950924

May 10th, 2021 - Medications typically used to treat opioid use disorder (OUD) may also be effective for the growing public health problem of kratom addiction, new research shows. Dr Saeed Ahmed Results of a comprehensive literature review and an expert survey suggest buprenorphine, naltrexone, and methadone are effective for kratom use disorder (KUD) and that the indication for these medications "should be ext...

Low-Fat Diet Upped Quality of Life in Ulcerative Colitis
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950925

May 10th, 2021 - For patients with mild or remitted ulcerative colitis, a catered, low-fat, high-fiber diet improved quality of life and stool markers of dysbiosis and inflammation, according to the findings of a small crossover trial. Patients with inflammatory bowel disease often ask what they should eat, but few studies have addressed that question, Julia Fritsch, of the University of Miami and her associate...

Tips for Navigating Prior Authorization and Out-of-Pocket Costs for HFrEF Medications
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950209

May 10th, 2021 - As clinicians, we know the importance of promptly initiating treatment for our patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) to improve survival, rehospitalization, and medication adherence. Several generic drug combination therapies are available to increase patient access and treatment. Such cost-effective regimens include angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, b...

UK COVID-19 Update: Reform of Social Care Delayed Again and Caution Urged Over Lockdown Easing
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950801

May 10th, 2021 - These are the UK coronavirus stories you need to know about today. Health Plans Outlined in Queen's Speech The new session of Parliament will include a 'national recovery plan' to boost the UK's prospects following the effects of COVID-19, the Government has pledged. However, a long-promised reform of social care did not feature among 30 bills trailed by the Queen as part of the State Opening o...

Telehealth Takeaways for Hospitalists Outlined
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950895

May 10th, 2021 - Although the COVID-19 pandemic put telehealth on fast forward, more than one third of patients in the United States engaged with telehealth services before February 2020, according to Ameet Doshi, MD, and Chrisanne Timpe, MD, of HealthPartners in Bloomington, Minn. Broadly speaking, telehealth is "using virtual tools to evaluate, manage, and care for our patients, regardless of where they are l...

On SNL, Elon Musk Says He Has Asperger's Syndrome
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950908

May 10th, 2021 - During the latest episode of Saturday Night Live, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said he was the first person with Asperger's Syndrome to host the variety sketch show. "Or at least the first person to admit it," he said during the opening monologue.

The Anxious History of Understanding Cortisol
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950930

May 10th, 2021 - In 1941, with the Second World War well underway, the Allies captured a German submarine that was returning from Argentina with an unusual cargo — a meaty mass that resembled adrenal glands, the two grape-sized organs that sit on top of kidneys and that produce the hormones adrenaline and cortisol, among others. A rumor quickly spread around American military circles that the Nazis were injecti...

India Turns to Ex-army Medics as COVID Surge Sparks Calls for Lockdown
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/950806

May 10th, 2021 - MUMBAI (Reuters) - India will recruit hundreds of former army medics to support its overwhelmed healthcare system, the defence ministry said on Sunday, as the country grapples with record COVID-19 infections and deaths amid calls for a complete nationwide lockdown. Some 400 medical officers are expected to serve on contract for a maximum of 11 months, the ministry said in a press release, addin...