'Knowing What's Best': Community Partnerships Against COVID-19.
PMID: 32659055 [PubMed - in process] (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - May 31, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Abenoza N, Hernandez C, Martinez E, Mora J, Siker M Tags: WMJ Source Type: research

COVID-19 Poses Challenges to Immigrant Physicians in the United States.
PMID: 32659056 [PubMed - in process] (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - May 31, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Chandratre S, Soman A Tags: WMJ Source Type: research

Health by ZIP Code.
PMID: 32659057 [PubMed - in process] (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - May 31, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Schrager S Tags: WMJ Source Type: research

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Medical Student Education in Wisconsin.
PMID: 32659058 [PubMed - in process] (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - May 31, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Hueston WJ, Petty EM Tags: WMJ Source Type: research

Investigating the Trajectory of the COVID-19 Outbreak in Milwaukee County and Projected Effects of Relaxed Distancing.
CONCLUSIONS: Milwaukee County remains very susceptible to a resurgence of COVID-19 cases. Removing physical distancing policies poses significant risks with regard to resource management. PMID: 32659059 [PubMed - in process] (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - May 31, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Bemanian A, Ahn KW, O'Brien M, Rausch DJ, Weston B, Beyer KMM Tags: WMJ Source Type: research

Bicycling Rates and the Prevalence of Bicycle Helmet Usage in Wisconsin.
CONCLUSION: Nearly half of those who ride bicycles in Wisconsin report never wearing a helmet. Since bicycle ridership and helmet use were found to be associated with a number of sociodemographic characteristics, any solution should consider the role of equity when attempting to increase ridership or helmet use. PMID: 32659060 [PubMed - in process] (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - May 31, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Schmidt CW, Snedden TR, Malecki KM, Gangnon RE, Eggers SI, Kanarek MS Tags: WMJ Source Type: research

What Do Emergency Department Patients and Their Guests Expect From Their Health Care Provider in an Active Shooter Event?
DISCUSSION: The public has significant expectations that the health care provider will assist them during active shooter situations. Providing for the security of the health care provider and patient simultaneously is in conflict with common hospital crisis training. Efforts must be taken to bring patient expectations and provider training into greater alignment. PMID: 32659061 [PubMed - in process] (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - May 31, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Kenney K, Nguyen K, Konecki E, Jones C, Kakish E, Fink B, Rega PP Tags: WMJ Source Type: research

Prescribed Opioid Use in Wisconsin 2008-2016: Findings From the Survey of the Health of Wisconsin.
CONCLUSION: These data from 2008-2016 demonstrate concerning levels of prescription opioid use and provide data on which population groups may be most vulnerable. While policies and clinical practice have changed since 2016, ongoing evaluation of prescribing practices, including consideration of behavioral health issues when prescribing opioids, is called for. PMID: 32659062 [PubMed - in process] (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - May 31, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Thakur T, Barnet JH, LeCaire T, Bersch A, Peppard P, Malecki K, Moberg DP Tags: WMJ Source Type: research

Early Childhood Obesity Prevention: Challenges and Barriers of Implementing Child and Adult Care Food.
CONCLUSIONS: Financial constraints and the "undervaluing" of childcare contribute greatly to many of the challenges and barriers early childhood education centers face in meeting nutrition and physical activity standards. Findings from this study shed light on the significant role early childcare centers play in nurturing child development and the efforts these centers undertake in the interest of children. PMID: 32659063 [PubMed - in process] (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - May 31, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: White E, Potter R, Rasmussen C, Kleven J Tags: WMJ Source Type: research

Hmong Cross-Cultural Adaptation of Stroke Educational Material.
DISCUSSION: Incorporating cultural humility principles is key to providing effective patient education tools for reducing disparities and engaging at-risk populations in disease prevention. PMID: 32659064 [PubMed - in process] (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - May 31, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Hussein HM, Droegemueller C, Xiong P, VanDyke S, Mettner J, Xiong Z, Catha G Tags: WMJ Source Type: research

The Race to the Bottom: Wisconsin's Long-Term Trends in Health Rankings.
DISCUSSION: Wisconsin's drop in health ranking is real and calls for action to address the root causes. PMID: 32659065 [PubMed - in process] (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - May 31, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Ezenwanne O, Crawford R, Remington PL Tags: WMJ Source Type: research

The Potential Impact of Hospital Cafeterias on Dietary Habits: A Case Study of the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics.
This article examines the potential effects of pricing strategies on consumer behavior at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics. METHODS: Biweekly point-of-sales data from 2015-2017 were collected for the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics' largest retail cafeteria. T tests were used to identify differences in consumer behavior in response to price changes for bottled water, cheeseburgers, and the salad bar and potential impacts for alternatives. RESULTS: Purchases of bottled water and salad increased after price decreases were implemented; cheeseburger purchases decreased following the pri...
Source: WMJ - May 31, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Warsaw PM, Morales A Tags: WMJ Source Type: research

Distribution of Dermatologists in Wisconsin: How Are We Doing in Providing Care to Our Most Vulnerable Communities.
DISCUSSION: Two of the 5 state public health regions are adequately served with a ratio of greater than 4 dermatologists per 100,000 individuals. Wisconsin's regions with the greatest rural counties contain the worst ratios. PMID: 32659067 [PubMed - in process] (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - May 31, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Mortimer S, Rosin A Tags: WMJ Source Type: research

Brodifacoum Poisoning Linked to Synthetic Marijuana Use in Wisconsin.
CONCLUSION: While hemorrhaging after exposure to synthetic cannabinoids has been reported previously, we use this case to increase awareness of the potentially deadly exposures to brodifacoum from synthetic cannabinoids use in Wisconsin. By increasing awareness, emergency department physicians and state agencies can collaborate more effectively when responding in these cases. PMID: 32659068 [PubMed - in process] (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - May 31, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Kircher M, Perez J Tags: WMJ Source Type: research

Health Effects of Climate Destabilization: Understanding the Problem.
Abstract Climate change is a public health emergency. Evidence that a mass extinction is underway, that global ecosystem productivity is deteriorating, and that the biosphere is damaged by human actions continues to accumulate. This review aims to provide a summary of the health consequences of climate destabilization, which include heat-related illness and death, wildfires with air pollution, floods, droughts, water scarcity, increased frequency of intense storms, reduction in agricultural and seafood harvests, spread of infectious diseases, and higher rates of mental illness. PMID: 32659069 [PubMed - in process] (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - May 31, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Krawisz B Tags: WMJ Source Type: research

A Health Equity Mindset.
PMID: 32659070 [PubMed - in process] (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - May 31, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Johnson S, Golden RN Tags: WMJ Source Type: research

117 Years and Going Strong.
PMID: 32348063 [PubMed - in process] (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - February 29, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Schrager S Tags: WMJ Source Type: research

Hearing the Call of Duty: What We Must Do to Allow Medical Students to Respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
PMID: 32348064 [PubMed - in process] (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - February 29, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Kalet AL, Jotterand F, Muntz M, Thapa B, Campbell B Tags: WMJ Source Type: research

A Review of Clinical Guidelines for Creating a Gender-Affirming Primary Care Practice.
PMID: 32348065 [PubMed - in process] (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - February 29, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Bizub B, Allen B Tags: WMJ Source Type: research

Ixodes scapularis: Vector to an Increasing Diversity of Human Pathogens in the Upper Midwest.
CONCLUSIONS: This review has concentrated on I scapularis-transmitted diseases affecting the Upper Midwest and has explored the ecology of the I scapularis vector and its role in pathogen transmission. PMID: 32348066 [PubMed - in process] (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - February 29, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Wolf MJ, Watkins HR, Schwan WR Tags: WMJ Source Type: research

Medical Education with 3-Year Regional Campuses: Do They Attract a Different Type of Applicant?
Abstract BACKGROUND: In response to calls to increase class sizes, the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) opened two new 3-year community-based regional campuses in 2016 and 2017. The goal of this study was to analyze whether the applicants and accepted student pools differed for the school's 3-year and 4-year campuses. METHODS: Deidentified data from Wisconsin applicants to MCW for the class enrolling in 2017 were categorized based on their preference for the Milwaukee or a regional campus. Applicants and admitted student data were compared on Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) score, undergraduate schoo...
Source: WMJ - February 29, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Hueston WJ, Treat R Tags: WMJ Source Type: research

Resource Utilization Among Portal Users Who Send Messages: A Retrospective Cohort Study.
Abstract PURPOSE: To examine the association between patients' use of online health portal-based secure messaging and the likelihood of traditional encounters (office visits and telephone calls) and to identify patient characteristics associated with use of the messaging feature of health portals. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study used EHR data from 80,801 patients aged 18 and older to determine traditional encounter rates among portal users who sent at least 1 message compared to those who sent none. Association between the number of messages sent and number of traditional encounters, while accounting...
Source: WMJ - February 29, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Bryan M, Norton D, Birstler J, Chen G, Cruz L, Hanrahan L Tags: WMJ Source Type: research

Effect of a Statewide Controlled-Substance Monitoring Requirement on the Opioid Prescribing Practice for Treatment of Acute Pain.
Abstract BACKGROUND: The US government affirmed the opioid epidemic as a public health emergency in late 2017. Prior to that, as part of the Heroin, Opiate, Prevention, and Education (HOPE) Agenda, the state of Wisconsin enacted 2015 Wisconsin Act 266. This law, which went into effect April 1, 2017, requires prescribers to review data from the state's enhanced Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (ePDMP) before issuing an opioid prescription, in order to reduce inappropriate prescriptions and, ultimately, decrease opioid overuse. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of 2015 Wisconsin Act 266 on opioid prescripti...
Source: WMJ - February 29, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Derleth BM, Dexter DD, Arndt R, Lea CM, Dierkhising RA, Dow JF Tags: WMJ Source Type: research

A Survey of Eating Attitudes and Behaviors in Adolescents and Adults With Phenylalanine Hydroxylase Deficiency.
CONCLUSIONS: There is currently no validated screening tool to evaluate for disordered eating behaviors in individuals with PKU, which makes identifying and treating disordered eating and related conditions difficult. The development of this project emphasized the importance of tailored screening and provider awareness for disordered eating for populations with chronic illnesses. PMID: 32348070 [PubMed - in process] (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - February 29, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Luu S, Breunig T, Drilias N, Kuhl A, Scott Schwoerer J, Cody P Tags: WMJ Source Type: research

Multimodal Care for Knee and Hip Osteoarthritis: A Pilot Feasibility Study of a Novel Approach to a Common Problem.
We report pilot feasibility data for a new university-based clinic providing multimodal care for knee and hip osteoarthritis (KHOA). METHODS: Quality-improvement case series with the first 50 patients. A multidisciplinary team provided care. Feasibility outcomes included treatment duration, patient adherence, provision of guideline-recommended care, and satisfaction. Secondary outcomes included self-reported and objectively assessed patient measures. RESULTS: Fifty patients (59±10.5 years, 32 female) received guideline-recommended care; 40 adhered to 3.83±2.21 follow-up visits over 12.24±7.79...
Source: WMJ - February 29, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Miller KA, Baier Manwell LM, Rabago D Tags: WMJ Source Type: research

Trends in Hip Fracture Mortality in Wisconsin and the United States, 1999-2017.
CONCLUSION: Hip fracture is a major contributing cause of death. Wisconsin residents are particularly affected by this risk. PMID: 32348072 [PubMed - in process] (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - February 29, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Pabich S, Binkley N Tags: WMJ Source Type: research

Trends in Smoking During Pregnancy in Wisconsin, 2011-2016.
CONCLUSION: Despite continued declines in the rates of smoking during pregnancy in Wisconsin, disparities exist for American Indians, young, and less-educated women. Physicians should continue to encourage cessation throughout pregnancy and support evidence-based community programs and policies. PMID: 32348073 [PubMed - in process] (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - February 29, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Sullender RT, Remington PL Tags: WMJ Source Type: research

Social Determinants of Health and Health Outcomes: The Mediating Role of Coping Strategies.
DISCUSSION: The use of maladaptive coping strategies plays an intervening role in the relationship between income and health and education and health for some groups. Recommendations for promoting education and policies to reduce the use of maladaptive coping are discussed. PMID: 32348074 [PubMed - in process] (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - February 29, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Brouwer AM, Menard L Tags: WMJ Source Type: research

MRSA Septicemia With Septic Arthritis and Prostatic, Intraretinal, Periapical, and Lung Abscesses.
CONCLUSION: This case is an interesting confluence of sequelae of MRSA bacteremia and reinforces the necessity for clinicians to be diligent when evaluating a patient with a suspected prostatic abscess. PMID: 32348075 [PubMed - in process] (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - February 29, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Denu RA, Patel D, Becker BJ, Shiffler T, Kleinschmidt P Tags: WMJ Source Type: research

Calcium Channel Blocker Toxicity Causing Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: A Commonly Used Drug Triggering a Life-Threatening Condition.
DISCUSSION: CCB toxicity can result in profound hypotension, shock, bradycardia, and conduction blocks, as well as hyperglycemia, acidosis and acute kidney injury, and ARDS. It is important for clinicians to understand the signs and symptoms of CCB toxicity, as well as how to treat it. PMID: 32348076 [PubMed - in process] (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - February 29, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Lodhi FAK, Shogren SL, Vedre JG, Haque N, Reriani M, Ali R Tags: WMJ Source Type: research

Impact in the Fight Against COVID-19.
PMID: 32348077 [PubMed - in process] (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - February 29, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Kerschner JE Tags: WMJ Source Type: research

A Farewell Tribute to a Retiring Editor.
PMID: 31978281 [PubMed - in process] (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - November 30, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Neff-Parvin K Tags: WMJ Source Type: research

Striving to Reduce Radon-Induced Lung Cancer in Wisconsin.
PMID: 31978282 [PubMed - in process] (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - November 30, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Schrager S Tags: WMJ Source Type: research

'Medical Clearance' of Patients With Acute Mental Health Needs in the Emergency Department: A Literature Review and Practice Recommendations.
CONCLUSION: The recommendations in this paper are endorsed by the Wisconsin Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians and the Wisconsin Psychiatric Association, which strongly urge affected medical providers to adopt them into routine practice. PMID: 31978283 [PubMed - in process] (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - November 30, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Thrasher TW, Rolli M, Redwood RS, Peterson MJ, Schneider J, Maurer L, Repplinger MD Tags: WMJ Source Type: research

Changes in Health Care Utilization for Pediatric Patients Treated at a Specialized Outpatient Pain Clinic.
Abstract INTRODUCTION: Pediatric pain clinics may be the most efficacious way to manage chronic and recurrent pain in children and adolescents, but families often rely heavily on nonspecialized care, such as the emergency department (ED). Health care utilization patterns for pediatric chronic pain have not been fully explored, particularly the patient-level factors that may contribute to underutilization or overutilization of certain services. OBJECTIVES: To identify health care utilization patterns before and after treatment at a pediatric pain clinic and the associations by primary diagnosis and patient soc...
Source: WMJ - November 30, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Spector A, Brazauskas R, Hainsworth K, Hoffman GM, Weisman S, Cassidy LD Tags: WMJ Source Type: research

Survey of Radon Testing and Mitigation by Wisconsin Residents, Landlords, and School Districts.
CONCLUSION: Radon testing and mitigation practices are inadequate in Wisconsin, and future work will seek to determine the best methods to increase testing and mitigation and reduce radon-induced lung cancer deaths in Wisconsin. PMID: 31978285 [PubMed - in process] (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - November 30, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Denu RA, Maloney J, Tomasallo CD, Jacobs NM, Krebsbach JK, Schmaling AL, Perez E, Bersch AJ, LeCaire TJ, Meiman JG, Malecki KM, LoConte NK Tags: WMJ Source Type: research

Evaluating the Effect of Reach Out and Read on Clinic Values, Attitudes, and Knowledge.
CONCLUSION: Understanding potential changes that can occur in clinics because of the Reach Out and Read program is crucial to help clinics adequately prepare for the implementation process. Knowing that this program has many advantages and few disadvantages in clinics may encourage more participation. Further studies should compare clinics with Reach Out and Read to those with no interest in the program to determine if results from this study can be more broadly generalized. PMID: 31978286 [PubMed - in process] (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - November 30, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Burton H, Navsaria D Tags: WMJ Source Type: research

Beyond the Objective: Wisconsin Reaching Ischemic Heart Disease Mortality Objective Despite a Third of Counties Not Meeting the Goal.
This study examined ischemic heart disease mortality in Wisconsin by county and 4 county categories, based on an urban to rural spectrum, and observed progress towards the Healthy People 2020 objective. RESULTS: Ischemic heart disease mortality rates have been decreasing. Currently, 67% of Wisconsin counties meet the objective; however, 71% of counties not meeting the objective are more rural. DISCUSSION: Although further investigation is needed to better understand the factors that cause disparities, more resources should be directed towards communities at highest risk. PMID: 31978287 [PubMed - in process] (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - November 30, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Aisen S Tags: WMJ Source Type: research

Adult Asthma Control and Self-Management, Wisconsin 2012-2016.
CONCLUSION: Many adults did not have well-controlled asthma during the study period. Health care providers should consider providing additional self-management education to help patients manage their asthma symptoms. PMID: 31978288 [PubMed - in process] (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - November 30, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Christensen GM, Tomasallo CD, Meiman JG Tags: WMJ Source Type: research

Ocular Syphilis: Clinical Manifestations and Treatment Course.
CONCLUSION: Ocular syphilis must be considered in at-risk groups, but systemic signs may precede vision changes. Diagnosis requires a high index of suspicion and treatment with IV penicillin is effective. PMID: 31978289 [PubMed - in process] (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - November 30, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Etheridge T, Bowen RC, Raven M, Snow KB, Urban AW, Chang JS Tags: WMJ Source Type: research

A Rare Cause of Prosthetic Valve Infective Endocarditis: Francisella tularensis holarctica.
CONCLUSION: Infective endocarditis caused by Francisella tularensis is an important entity for physicians to understand in areas of endemicity, especially in cases of culture-negative endocarditis. PMID: 31978290 [PubMed - in process] (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - November 30, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Olivo CA, Dysart C, Haque J, Olivo C, El-Dalati S, Gundacker N Tags: WMJ Source Type: research

The Wisconsin Partnership Program: Balancing Our Goals and Responsibilities as a Funder.
PMID: 31978291 [PubMed - in process] (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - November 30, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Golden RN, Kind AJ Tags: WMJ Source Type: research

Important Topics in Medical Education.
PMID: 31978292 [PubMed - in process] (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - November 30, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Kerschner JE Tags: WMJ Source Type: research

Advocating for Our Youngest Victims: Wisconsin's Approach to Testing Drug-Endangered Children.
PMID: 31682744 [PubMed - in process] (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - September 30, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Petska HW, Budzak-Garza AE, Graff AH, Guinn J, Iniguez KC, Knox BL, Nash CR, Ventura R, Sheets LK Tags: WMJ Source Type: research

Smoking in Pregnancy.
PMID: 31682745 [PubMed - in process] (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - September 30, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Schrager S Tags: WMJ Source Type: research

Travel During Pregnancy: A Study of Postpartum Women in Madison, Wisconsin.
CONCLUSION: This study allowed for an in-depth look at pregnant travelers and their reasons for traveling and for canceling their trips. When travel plans were discussed, in most instances (94.6%), the obstetrician initiated the conversation. As pregnant women travel both domestically and internationally at increasing rates, it is important to discuss risks associated with travel. PMID: 31682746 [PubMed - in process] (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - September 30, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Melidosian L, Evans E, Stewart K, Antony KM Tags: WMJ Source Type: research

Helping Low Income Pregnant Women Quit Smoking: Improving the First Breath Program.
CONCLUSION: Sustaining a valuable community-based tobacco dependence intervention program serving a vulnerable population requires continuous improvement built on measured outcomes and response to changes in the health care delivery system. First Breath may serve as a model program to aid underserved pregnant women who smoke. PMID: 31682747 [PubMed - in process] (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - September 30, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Alaniz K, Christiansen B, Stewart K, Sullivan TE, Khalil L, Fiore MC Tags: WMJ Source Type: research

Progesterone Supplementation for the Prevention of Preterm Birth: Provider Practice in Wisconsin.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To assess provider practice patterns on type of progesterone prescribed and barriers specific to 17 α-hydroxyprogesterone caproate utilization for preterm birth prevention. STUDY DESIGN: A survey mailed to providers assessed utilization and barriers to long-acting reversible contraception and progesterone for preterm birth prevention. Data analysis included chi-square tests for homogeneity followed by post hoc tests of proportions to detect significant pairwise differences. RESULTS: Five hundred sixty-three of 1,695 respondents who provide prenatal care were included in the anal...
Source: WMJ - September 30, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Hoppe K, Kramer RD, Ha B, Rohan A, Aeschbach C, Ehrenthal DB Tags: WMJ Source Type: research

Trends and Risk Factors of Secondhand Smoke Exposure in Nonsmoker Pregnant Women in Wisconsin, 2011-2016.
CONCLUSION: To improve pregnancy and birth outcomes, future prospective and preventive studies should target groups with a higher risk of secondhand smoke exposure to quantify the risk and limit exposure. PMID: 31682749 [PubMed - in process] (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - September 30, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Garg S, Mora-Pinzon MC Tags: WMJ Source Type: research

Febrile Infection-Related Epilepsy Syndrome Treated Successfully With Anakinra in a 21-Year-Old Woman.
DISCUSSION: Here we report what we believe is the second case of super-refractory status epilepticus due to FIRES responding to anakinra, and the first such case in an adult patient. Anakinra was well tolerated with few side effects. Our results are further evidence for the autoinflammatory nature of FIRES and support the use of anakinra early in the treatment to prevent long-term sequelae. PMID: 31682750 [PubMed - in process] (Source: WMJ)
Source: WMJ - September 30, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Westbrook C, Subramaniam T, Seagren RM, Tarula E, Co D, Furstenberg-Knauff M, Wallace A, Hsu D, Payne E Tags: WMJ Source Type: research