Canada ’s Early Response to COVID-19 Garnered Praise, But Critical Shortages of Clinical Lab Tests and Delays in Test Results Brought Criticism of the Government’s Actions. Sound Familiar?
Though coronavirus infections were detected nearly simultaneously in both Canada and the US, total cases and total deaths vary dramatically leading experts to question how differences in healthcare systems might have contributed Can clinical laboratories in the United States learn from Canada’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic? While our northern neighbor won praise for its […] The post Canada’s Early Response to COVID-19 Garnered Praise, But Critical Shortages of Clinical Lab Tests and Delays in Test Results Brought Criticism of the Government’s Actions. Sound Familiar? first appeared on Dark Dai...
Source: Dark Daily - September 30, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: International Laboratory News Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations anatomic pathology Annals of Internal Medicine Canada Medicare clinical laboratory Source Type: news

U.S. Government to Ship Millions of Rapid COVID - 19 Tests This Week
Tests will be distributed based on state populations; governors can use them as they see fit (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 30, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Health Care Use, Costs Increase 20 - Fold After Firearm Injury
Findings compared six months before and after injury across patients in five states (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Psychiatry, Surgery, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Women With AMI - Cardiogenic Shock Treated Less Aggressively
Coronary angiography, PCI, mechanical circulatory support used less often; mortality higher (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 29, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Health Care Use, Costs Increase 20-Fold After Firearm Injury
TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2020 -- Actual health care costs increase up to 20-fold in the six months after a gunshot injury versus the six months before, according to a study published online Sept. 29 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Megan L. Ranney,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Socioeconomic Disadvantage and Depressive Symptoms Socioeconomic Disadvantage and Depressive Symptoms
Exposure to neighborhood socioeconomic disadvantage during childhood may lead to an increased risk of depressive symptoms later in life.American Journal of Epidemiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Suicidal Behaviors, Deaths Lower for Childhood Cancer Survivors
But prevalence of suicidal ideation similar for childhood cancer survivors, general population (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Private Health Plans Pay Hospitals 247 Percent of Medicare
Relative prices average 231, 267 percent of what Medicare would pay for inpatient, outpatient services (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 29, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

What Trump and Biden Should Debate at the Cleveland Clinic What Trump and Biden Should Debate at the Cleveland Clinic
Armed private police patrolling Cleveland's medical zone and nearby city streets disproportionately charge and cite Black people, even though most hospital employees, patients, and visitors are white.ProPublica (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Flu Vaccine Important, but Will GBS Patients Believe You? Flu Vaccine Important, but Will GBS Patients Believe You?
Influenza vaccination will be critically important this season. Dr Paauw reviews the literature that should help you convince your post-GBS patients to get it.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 28, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Internal Medicine Clinical Case Source Type: news

On Health Care, Trump's Claims of'Monumental Steps' Don't Add Up On Health Care, Trump's Claims of'Monumental Steps' Don't Add Up
As the election nears, here is a brief breakdown of what Trump has done, and has not done, on some key health issues.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Trump's Executive Order on Preexisting Conditions Lacks Teeth Trump's Executive Order on Preexisting Conditions Lacks Teeth
Health law and health policy experts say Trump has put nothing to rest. Here's why.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

< 10 Percent of U.S. Population Has Antibodies to SARS - CoV - 2
Comparing seroprevalence and case counts shows only 9.2 percent of seropositive patients diagnosed (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 28, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Clinical Severity Lower With Vitamin D Sufficiency in COVID - 19
Of patients aged ≥ 40 who died, 9.7 percent were vitamin D - sufficient versus 20 percent with 25(OH)D (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 28, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Study: Older adults may be excluded from many COVID-19 trials
More than half of all clinical trials evaluating vaccines and potential treatments for COVID-19 are " at high risk for excluding older adults, " according to an analysis published Monday by JAMA Internal Medicine. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oral Health and COVID-19: Increasing Prevention and Access Oral Health and COVID-19: Increasing Prevention and Access
This commentary discusses why oral health care should be a public health priority in the COVID-19 response. What opportunities does the pandemic provide for improvement in both prevention and access?Preventing Chronic Disease (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Trump Picks Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court Justice Trump Picks Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court Justice
President Donald Trump on Saturday nominated Amy Coney Barrett, 48, a federal judge on the US Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit in Chicago since 2017, to the Supreme Court.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Study finds older persons underrepresented in COVID-19 treatment and vaccine trials
(Hebrew SeniorLife Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research) A study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine revealed that older persons are highly likely to be excluded from the majority of COVID-19 trials that seek to establish effective treatments, as well as find a preventive vaccine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

U.S. Non - English Speakers Less Likely to Have SARS - CoV - 2 Test
Seattle study shows non - English speakers less likely to complete testing but more likely to test positive (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 25, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Trump Approves Final Plan to Import Drugs From Canada Trump Approves Final Plan to Import Drugs From Canada
The final plan clears the way for Florida and other states to implement a program bringing medications across the border despite the strong objections of drugmakers and the Canadian government.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 25, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Where Docs, Nurses Stand on COVID Emergency Use Authorizations Where Docs, Nurses Stand on COVID Emergency Use Authorizations
Medscape polled clinicians on their thoughts after questions were raised about evidence the FDA used to grant emergency authorizations for hydroxychloroquine, convalescent plasma, and remdesivir.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 25, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

One - Fifth of Those With SARS - CoV - 2 Infection Asymptomatic
No significant differences seen in mean cycle threshold values for asymptomatic, symptomatic patients (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 25, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Median Age of COVID - 19 Cases Declined in May to August in U.S.
In Southern U.S., increases in positive PCR tests in adults age 20 to 39 preceded those in adults ≥ 60 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 25, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

HRRP Tied to Decrease in 30 - Day Readmission Rates for COPD
But increase seen in 30 - day risk - standardized postdischarge mortality rates for COPD patients (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 25, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pulmonology, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Diagnoses of Common Conditions Declined in March to May 2020
Common mental health diagnoses reduced 50 percent; similar drops seen in circulatory system diseases, T2DM (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 25, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Conference News, Source Type: news

Birx: Not Considering Leaving Coronavirus Task Force Birx: Not Considering Leaving Coronavirus Task Force
White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx on Thursday pushed back against a report that said she was distressed over the direction of the task force and was considering leaving.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 25, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Health Care Heroes in unprecedented times: Dr. Amber Thacker, UTHSC/Regional One Health
Meet Health Care Hero Dr. Amber Thacker, assistant professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at UTHSC and director of Hospital Medicine for Regional One Health. Thacker was tasked with establishing Regional One Health ’s COVID unit. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Susan Ellis Source Type: news

COVID-19 news from Annals of Internal Medicine
(American College of Physicians) More data needed before the National Institutes of Health COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines Panel can recommend for or against convalescent plasma for the treatment of COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uch é Blackstock, One of the Great Young Activists in Medicine Uch é Blackstock, One of the Great Young Activists in Medicine
Eric Topol and Abraham Verghese talk with emergency medicine physician Uch é Blackstock about the real changes that could bring about health equity.'I'm hopeful,'she says.Medscape (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 24, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Internal Medicine Expert Interview Source Type: news

Register now: G-I-N COVID-19 pit stop webinars, featuring Cochrane Editor in Chief and members of the Cochrane community
Next week, the Guidelines International Network (G-I-N), an official Cochrane partner, will hold a series of online panels on guideline development and implementation – a ‘pitstop in the COVID-19 marathon’ for the guideline community.The webinars (which will take place via Zoom) will focus on issues related to evidence synthesis and their impact on health recommendations and guidelines that have achieved much greater attention during the COVID-19 pandemic than perhaps ever before.Several members of the Cochrane community, including Cochrane Editor in Chief, Dr Karla Soares-Weiser, will be participating.&n...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 24, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

FDA Requiring Labeling Changes to Benzodiazepine Prescribing Information
Update to Boxed Warning must include risks for abuse, misuse, addiction, physical dependence, withdrawal reaction (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Surgery, Institutional, Source Type: news

Medscape and the History of Internet Medical Ethics Medscape and the History of Internet Medical Ethics
Medscape was among the earliest medical sites on the Web and pioneered many innovations. George Lundberg recounts one of them: codifying internet medical ethics.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Guidelines Updated for Managing Dyslipidemia to Cut CVD Risk
THURSDAY, Sept. 24, 2020 -- In a synopsis of the 2020 updated clinical practice guideline from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Department of Defense, published online Sept. 22 in the Annals of Internal Medicine, recommendations... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Stricter Vaccine Approval Rules Coming From FDA
If approved by the White House, revised guidelines could be released as early as next week (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 24, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

U.S. COVID - 19 Death Toll Hits 200,000 as Cases Climb in 22 States
IHME says COVID - 19 is second - leading cause of death in the United States, after heart disease (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 24, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

CDC: Women More Likely to Experience Anxiety, Depression
Women are more likely to receive any mental health treatment, as are children aged 12 to 17 years (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 23, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Institutional, Source Type: news

Metformin May Slow Cognitive Decline in Seniors With T2DM
Cognitive decline slower, dementia risk reduced in seniors with diabetes receiving metformin (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 23, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Most People With SARS - CoV - 2 Do Not Remain Asymptomatic
Secondary attack rate lower for contacts of people with asymptomatic versus symptomatic infection (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 23, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Goralnick, Zhou Awarded National Collaborative for Gun Violence Research Grant
Eric Goralnick, MD, MS, medical director of Emergency Preparedness and the Access Center, and Li Zhou, MD, PhD, of the Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, were awarded a grant by the National Collaborative for Gun Violence Researc (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - September 23, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Perrigo Asthma Inhalers Recalled Due to Clog Risk
Some of the recalled albuterol sulfate inhalers stop working after several uses (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 23, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Study Examines Effect of Cancer Treatment on COVID - 19 Mortality
Highest 30 - day mortality seen with cancer treatment one to three months before COVID - 19 diagnosis (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 22, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Oncology, Pharmacy, Conference News, Source Type: news

Mental Illness Recognition Up in U.K. General Hospital Admissions
Diagnostic recording less accurate for those with minority ethnicity, married status, better health (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 22, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Psychiatry, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Loneliness a Risk Factor for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Findings independent of known diabetes risk factors, depression, living alone, social isolation (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 22, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

PTSD Tied to a Doubling of Dementia Risk PTSD Tied to a Doubling of Dementia Risk
Posttraumatic stress disorder is associated with up to a twofold increased risk of dementia, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 22, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Who Should Receive the New Ebola Vaccine? Who Should Receive the New Ebola Vaccine?
While the world waits for an effective COVID vaccine, let's not overlook the vaccine now available for an even deadlier disease.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Patients with COVID-19 may have higher risk of kidney injury
(Rush University Medical Center) According to Jochen Reiser, MD, PhD, the Ralph C Brown MD professor and chairperson of Rush's Department of Internal Medicine, patients with COVID-19 experience elevated levels of soluble urokinase receptor (suPAR), an immune-derived pathogenic protein that is strongly predictive of kidney injury. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

COVID-19 news from Annals of Internal Medicine
(American College of Physicians) Prediction model uses patient data at admission to determine potential disease trajectory for COVID-19 patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Stress, Depressive Symptoms Up With Increasing COVID - 19 Deaths
Exposure to COVID - 19 - related media, conflicting COVID - 19 information in media linked to symptoms (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 22, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

CDC Removes New COVID - 19 Guidelines Just Days After Posting Them
Updated guidelines were posted Friday but removed Monday because they were posted in error (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 22, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

AstraZeneca Releases COVID - 19 Vaccine Trial Plans
Serious neurological illnesses have led the company to halt its trials twice (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 22, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news