Borderline Personality Disorder Common in Chronic Pain Patients Borderline Personality Disorder Common in Chronic Pain Patients
About 25% of patients with chronic pain have features of borderline personality disorder, a finding that highlights the need for improved access to psychological care.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - March 2, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

AAN: Hypersomnolence in Elderly Linked to Medical Conditions
Hypersomnolence linked to increased risk for developing diabetes, cancer, HTN three years later (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - March 2, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Orthopedics, Rheumatology, Conference News, Source Type: news

U.S. Coronavirus Cases Now at 89
Second death reported; new cases also reported in 10 states (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 2, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pathology, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Adding travel history to patient evaluation could help to prevent spread of coronavirus
(American College of Physicians) A commentary published in Annals of Internal Medicine recommends adding travel history to the patient evaluation to identify risk for potential exposure to CoVID-19, or coronavirus. Typically, clinicians assess temperature, heart rate, respiratory rate, and blood pressure during a physical examination. Adding a fifth 'vital sign' could help to prevent spread of geographically linked emerging infectious diseases, such as CoVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The Week That Wasn't: Bladder Brewery, Mouse Diabetes Cure, Brain Trauma Tests The Week That Wasn't: Bladder Brewery, Mouse Diabetes Cure, Brain Trauma Tests
Three medical stories that we didn't cover, explained.Medscape (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - February 28, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Varenicline Seems Safe for Adults Without Depression
Risk for CV, neuropsychiatric hospitalizations lower for varenicline versus nicotine replacement therapy (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 28, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

CDC Makes Changes to Coronavirus Testing Efforts
Changes come after whistleblower complaint and community - acquired case in California (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 28, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Facebook Bans False or Alarming Coronavirus Ads
The Center for Science in the Public Interest warns consumers to be cautious (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 28, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

First U.S. Case of ‘ Unknown Origin ’ COVID - 19 Identified
President Trump taps Vice President Pence to head coronavirus response (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 27, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Daily Care Conferences May Cut Length of Stay in COPD Patients
Study looked at average LOS in patients with COPD exacerbations treated at two community hospitals (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 27, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Gefapixant Promising for Relief of Unexplained Chronic Cough
Cough frequency significantly reduced after 12 weeks of gefapixant 50 mg versus placebo in phase 2b study (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 27, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

CDC: Prevalence of Obesity 42.4 Percent in 2017 to 2018
Age - adjusted prevalence of severe obesity 9.2 percent among U.S. adults, higher in women than men (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 27, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

First U.S. Trial of Possible Coronavirus Treatment Begins
University of Nebraska Medical Center is treating 14 people who were evacuated from cruise ship in Japan (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 27, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

States Launch Investigation of Juul Labs
Investigation will include whether Juul made misleading claims about nicotine content in the devices (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 27, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Weight Gain During Adulthood Tied to Decline in Lung Function
Weight gain over 20 years tied to accelerated decline in lung function; decline attenuated with weight loss (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 26, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Influence of Politics Has Not Waned in Opinions About ACA
Partisan divisions in favorable opinion of the ACA have gotten larger rather than smaller over time (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 26, 2020 Category: Psychiatry 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

Hostile Culture'Makes Worse Doctors'Hostile Culture'Makes Worse Doctors '
A new study'brings the numbers'about the mistreatment of medical trainees.Medscape (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - February 26, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Judge Says More Answers Needed About Relocation of COVID - 19 Patients
Costa Mesa officials oppose transfer to their community of coronavirus patients evacuated from cruise ship in Japan (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 26, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pathology, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

USPSTF: Evidence Lacking for Cognitive Impairment Screening
Evidence lacking for screening for community - dwelling older adults with no signs or symptoms (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 26, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

New Drug May Help Relieve Long-term Cough, Early Trial Suggests New Drug May Help Relieve Long-term Cough, Early Trial Suggests
Gefapixant shows promise in a phase 2b trial for a condition that affects 4% to 10% of adults worldwide and has had no safe, long-term treatments available.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - February 26, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Will Artificial Intelligence Make Psychiatry Better? Will Artificial Intelligence Make Psychiatry Better?
Attention and popularity in AI is increasing across medicine, and psychiatry is no exception. But can it live up to its promise and improve the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - February 26, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Mistreatment, Discrimination Still Common for Medical Students
TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2020 -- Mistreatment of medical students remains common for women, racial/ethnic minorities, and sexual minorities, according to a study published online Feb. 24 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Katherine A. Hill, from the Yale School of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Long - Term Antidepressant Use Appears to Raise Risk for T2DM
Study suggests glucose tolerance improves with antidepressant discontinuation or dose reduction (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 25, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Medication Treatment May Lower Risk for Opioid Overdose Death
But protective effect during care does not last after discontinuation of treatment for opioid use disorder (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 25, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

$ 2.5 Billion Coronavirus Plan Sent to Congress
As of Monday, CDC was reporting that 53 Americans have now tested positive for COVID - 19 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 25, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pathology, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Antibiotics, Corticosteroids Beneficial in COPD Exacerbations
Independent of exacerbation severity, antibiotics tied to increased resolution, less treatment failure (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 25, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Launches Heartline ™, the First-of-its-Kind, Virtual Study Designed to Explore if a New iPhone App and Apple Watch Can Help Reduce the Risk of Stroke
New Brunswick, NJ, February 25, 2020 — Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) today announced that the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, in collaboration with Apple, opened enrollment for the Heartline™ Study. The study is designed to explore if the Heartline™ Study app on iPhone and heart health features on Apple Watch can improve health outcomes, including reducing the risk of stroke, with earlier detection of atrial fibrillation (AFib). AFib, a common form of irregular heart rhythm, is a leading cause of stroke in the U.S. To enroll in the Heartline™ Study, individuals must be...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - February 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Tax on Sweetened Beverages Reduced Sales Volume in Chicago
TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2020 -- The Cook County Sweetened Beverage Tax (SBT) led to a substantial reduction in the volume sold of taxed beverages, according to a study published online Feb. 25 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Lisa M. Powell, Ph.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Continuing Annual Breast Cancer Screening No Benefit in Over - 75s
No significant reductions found in eight - year breast cancer mortality for continuing versus stopping screening (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 25, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Radiology, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Sexual harassment during residency training: a cross-sectional analysis - Arnold LF, Zargham SR, Gordon CE, McKinley WI, Bruenderman EH, Weaver JL, Benns MV, Egger ME, Motameni AT.
We report the prevalence of sexual harassment among GI, internal medicine, and pediatric residents, with a focus on identifying un... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Global Coronavirus Outbreaks Stoking Fears of Pandemic
Mild nature of most cases of COVID - 19 making the virus difficult to identify and contain (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 24, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pathology, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Increases in Alcohol - Induced Death Rates ID ’ d Across U.S.
Alcohol - induced death rate increased among men and women, with recent acceleration in rate (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Many Smokers Who Quit Before Gastric Bypass Surgery Relapse
61.7 percent of those who smoked one year preop smoke at seven years postop (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

FDA Approves First IV Migraine Prevention Drug FDA Approves First IV Migraine Prevention Drug
The FDA has approved eptinezumab-jjmr, the first intravenous drug for migraine prevention.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - February 24, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Women older than 75 may not reap death benefit from continued mammography screening
(American College of Physicians) Healthy women over the age of 75 years might not benefit from continuing breast cancer screening. Researchers used data from the Medicare program to estimate the risk of breast cancer mortality under two strategies: continuing versus stopping screening in older women. They found a small mortality benefit for continuing to screen women between the ages of 70 to 74, but not those between 75 to 84. Findings from this population-based observational study are published in Annals of Internal Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 24, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

WHO: Need to Seize'Window of Opportunity' to Contain Coronavirus WHO: Need to Seize'Window of Opportunity' to Contain Coronavirus
The WHO's director-general said medical facilities in Wuhan have regained the capability of checking COVID-19 cases with lab tests, detailing a"signficant decline in newly reported cases" in China.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - February 21, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Cancer Therapy - Associated Polyposis May Mimic CRC Predisposition
74 percent of TAP cases had clinical features suggesting at least one CRC predisposition syndrome (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 21, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pediatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Dengue Virus Infection May Increase Risk for Developing Leukemia
Significant link between virus, leukemia risk observed at three to six years after infection (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 21, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Be Their Biggest Fan: 3 Things All Docs Should Know About Bupe Be Their Biggest Fan: 3 Things All Docs Should Know About Bupe
The Curbsiders, a trio of practicing internists, share practical tips on the management of'bupe'by nonspecialists.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

First Coronavirus Death Reported in South Korea
Officials also confirmed 22 additional cases of the virus in South Korea, bringing the total to 104 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 21, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pathology, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Michel Honored with Department of Medicine Faculty Mentor Award
Thomas Michel, MD, PhD, senior physician in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, received the Department of Medicine ’s 2020 Faculty Mentor Award from the Brigham and Women’s Internal Medicine Residents. This annual award was presented at the Depa (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - February 21, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Number of COVID - 19 Cases in China Lower With New Counting Method
Meanwhile, two passengers from affected cruise ship docked in Japan die (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 20, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pathology, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

COPD Incidence Higher in People With HIV
People with HIV have 34 percent higher rate of COPD than those without; smoking may be to blame (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 20, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, AIDS, Journal, Source Type: news

Many Transgender Youth Intentionally Avoid Disclosure
About three - quarters report voluntarily telling a health care provider outside gender clinic about their identity (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry 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

Medication-related Harm: A Geriatric Syndrome Medication-related Harm: A Geriatric Syndrome
The authors propose that medication-related harm be considered a geriatric syndrome, with the aim of better facilitating a coordinated, integrated approach across health and social care boundaries.Age and Ageing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Prescription Medications Can Be Found on Craigslist
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2020 -- Prescription medications, especially analog insulin, can be found on Craigslist, according to a research letter published online Feb. 17 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Akram Ahamed, from the University of Delaware in Newark,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 19, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study Suggests Overtreatment in End - of - Life Care Despite POLST
Rates of ICU admission lower in patients with treatment - limiting orders; 38 percent received discordant care (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 19, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Conference News, Source Type: news

Sexual History: More Partners, More Cancer? Sexual History: More Partners, More Cancer?
A study suggests that a higher number of sexual partners is associated with a greater risk for cancer. Not exactly, says F. Perry Wilson.Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Japanese Couple on Delta Flight From Hawaii Diagnosed With Coronavirus
Officials tracking couple's activities in Hawaii and trying to identify anyone who had close contact with them (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 19, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pathology, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Infection With 2019 Novel Coronavirus Extends to Infants Infection With 2019 Novel Coronavirus Extends to Infants
Nine infants younger than 1 were infected with COVID-19 and hospitalized in China between early December and early February. All infected infants had at least one family member infected with COVID-19.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - February 18, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news