A Postoperative Octopus Trap: Reverse Stress Cardiomyopathy
We present a case of reverse (or inverted) Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (rTTC) following kidney transplantation in a 69-year-old woman. (Source: The American Journal of Medicine)
Source: The American Journal of Medicine - February 4, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Daniel Hogan Slack, Sandhya Venugopal, Ezra A. Amsterdam Tags: Images in Radiology Source Type: research

A post-operative octopus trap: reverse stress cardiomyopathy
We present a case of reverse (or inverted) Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (rTTC) following kidney transplantation in a 69-year-old woman. (Source: The American Journal of Medicine)
Source: The American Journal of Medicine - February 4, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Daniel Hogan Slack, Sandhya Venugopal, Ezra A Amsterdam Tags: A post-operative lobster trap Source Type: research

Health Care Professional Mental Health and Supporting the Second Victim – Can Organizations Across the World Do Better?
“Virtually every practitioner knows the sickening realisation of making a bad mistake.”1 In 2000, Albert Wu illustrated the damaging psychological consequences following medical errors devising the term “second victim”, describing the emotional turmoil experienced by a healthcare professiona l. The patient and family are the first victims, and the healthcare professional is the second. (Source: The American Journal of Medicine)
Source: The American Journal of Medicine - February 4, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Eren O. Kuris, Marinus de Kleuver, Daniel Alsoof, Christopher L McDonald, Alan H. Daniels Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

The Three-fold Harms of Compassion Fatigue During COVID-19 Surges
Among the sad pandemic lessons learned is that empathy – like ventilators and PPE – is a finite resource. Nearly two grueling years of work in overstrained and understaffed hospitals have left many health workers overwrought. Terms like “compassion fatigue” and COVID-19-related “burnout” have gained currency in our discourse and comprise the mounting emotional burden levied on health providers as the pandemic wears on. “Compassion fatigue” refers to the depletion of empathy from high volume, emotionally ponderous caseloads with inadequate time to recharge from patient care duties1; the latter term, “burno...
Source: The American Journal of Medicine - February 4, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Jacob Fox, Barry Meisenberg Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

Adrenal and Testicular Tumor Formation due to 21-Hydroxylase Deficiency
A 34-year-old man was referred for organic investigation of general fatigue. The patient had a medical history of 21-hydroxylase deficiency (21-OHD), for which glucocorticoid replacement therapy was commenced from birth. He was obese (154.1 cm, 71.1 kg), but results of physical examination were unremarkable. Basal plasma adrenocorticotropin (ACTH) level was elevated to 183.0 pg/mL (reference range: 7.2-63.3). Serum level of basal cortisol was low (0.3 μg/dL, 7.07-19.6) and free testosterone level was also low (5.3 pg/mL), but levels of gonadotropins were normal. (Source: The American Journal of Medicine)
Source: The American Journal of Medicine - February 4, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Koichiro Yamamoto, Hiroyuki Honda, Fumio Otsuka Tags: Clinical communication to the Editor Source Type: research