Move to Single-Dose COVID Vaccine Is Worth a Shot Move to Single-Dose COVID Vaccine Is Worth a Shot
Switching to a single-dose COVID vaccine program is a reasonable option while vaccine supply is limited, says F. Perry Wilson. Here's a look at the data.Medscape (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - February 24, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Loss of Smell Lingers Post COVID Loss of Smell Lingers Post COVID
More than 50% of healthcare workers infected with SARS-CoV-2 report that their sense of smell has not returned to normal an average of 5 months post infection, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - February 23, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

500,000 Americans Now Dead from COVID-19 500,000 Americans Now Dead from COVID-19
The novel coronavirus is now the third leading cause of death in the U.S. -- behind heart disease and cancer, but ahead of accidents, respiratory diseases, stroke, Alzheimer's, and the flu.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - February 22, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Diverticulitis: A New Standard of Care? Diverticulitis: A New Standard of Care?
Clinicians may opt for a fluoroquinolone-sparing approach by using amoxicillin-clavulanate, with no drop in efficacy, new data indicate.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - February 22, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Disparities in Cesarean Rates Increase With Maternal Education Disparities in Cesarean Rates Increase With Maternal Education
The disparities seen in cesarean rates between white and Black or Hispanic women actually increase with higher maternal education level.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - February 22, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Patients With Asthma and COPD Lost Ground in Accessing Care Patients With Asthma and COPD Lost Ground in Accessing Care
"The longer-term picture is that people with asthma and COPD are struggling to obtain needed medical care and medications despite a substantial reduction in the uninsurance rate."Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - February 22, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Organ Transplant Patient Dies After Receiving COVID-Infected Lungs Organ Transplant Patient Dies After Receiving COVID-Infected Lungs
Officials at the University of Michigan Medical School suggested it may be the first proven case of COVID-19 in the US in which the virus was transmitted via an organ transplant.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - February 22, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

How Do You Run a Hospital With No Running Water? How Do You Run a Hospital With No Running Water?
With grit and ingenuity, Texas medical centers find.'2020 taught us to be agile as things change and to align our goals across different medical teams,'one physician said.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - February 22, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Is Taking BP Meds at Night Really Better? Is Taking BP Meds at Night Really Better?
A controversial trial suggests that chronotherapy is key for hypertension management; cardiologist Christopher Labos takes a closer look.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - February 22, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Long-COVID in Children: It's a Thing Long-COVID in Children: It's a Thing
A new study looks at long-COVID in children, but experts say more information is needed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - February 19, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Treating COVID Fatigue and Dyspnea -- Deep Breaths, Plenty of Rest Treating COVID Fatigue and Dyspnea -- Deep Breaths, Plenty of Rest
Dr Aaron Holley discusses how to treat two of the most commonly reported post-COVID symptoms, chronic fatigue and dyspnea.Medscape Critical Care (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - February 19, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Viewpoint Source Type: news

Medicare Cuts Payment to 774 Hospitals Over Patient Complications Medicare Cuts Payment to 774 Hospitals Over Patient Complications
The penalties, based on patients who stayed in the hospitals between mid-2017 and 2019, are not related to COVID-19. The CDC says 1 in 31 patients acquires a nosocomial infection on any given day.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - February 19, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

New Light Cast on Type-2 MI Aims to Sharpen Diagnosis, Therapy New Light Cast on Type-2 MI Aims to Sharpen Diagnosis, Therapy
A large survey of type 2 MI, triggered when myocardial oxygen demand outstrips supply, points to confusion hindering its diagnosis and treatment and reveals the rarity of revascularization.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - February 18, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Rabies Is Terrifying but Rare. Are We Overtreating It? Rabies Is Terrifying but Rare. Are We Overtreating It?
Each year, an estimated 55,000 Americans receive prophylactic rabies shots. Studies say many are unnecessary.Undark (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - February 18, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

The Outrageous Costs of Treating Functional Disorders of the Brain The Outrageous Costs of Treating Functional Disorders of the Brain
A neurologist outlines the pitfalls of managing functional disorders of the brain in the emergency room.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - February 18, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

Hospitalizations for Food Anaphylaxis Triple, but Deaths Down Hospitalizations for Food Anaphylaxis Triple, but Deaths Down
Cow's milk is the leading cause of fatal anaphylaxis among children, new data show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - February 18, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Fauci: Data'Favorable' That Vaccines Limit Transmission Fauci: Data'Favorable' That Vaccines Limit Transmission
"There's a direct correlation with viral load and transmission," Fauci says."In other words, higher viral load, higher transmissibility; lower viral load, very low transmissibility."WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - February 17, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

7 Key Changes: 2021 Child and Adolescent Immunization Schedules 7 Key Changes: 2021 Child and Adolescent Immunization Schedules
Dr Bill Basco highlights key changes to the 2021 schedules, plus other important pediatric vaccine news.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - February 17, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

Average US COVID-19 Cases Fall Below 100,000 Average US COVID-19 Cases Fall Below 100,000
Daily counts fell under 100,000 last week and continue to drop, with 55,000 reported on Monday, according to data from the COVID Tracking Project.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - February 16, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Doctors Who Say No to Opioid Use Face Threats From Patients Doctors Who Say No to Opioid Use Face Threats From Patients
One patient threatened to shoot Terry Hunt, MD, if physical therapy didn't relieve his pain as effectively as opioids did.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - February 16, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Anesthesiology News Source Type: news

PPE Protected Critical Care Staff From COVID-19 Transmission PPE Protected Critical Care Staff From COVID-19 Transmission
Critical care staff are less likely to acquire COVID-19 infection from ICU patients than they are from areas away from the bedside, a new study has found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - February 16, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

Alien Cells May Explain COVID'Brain Fog'Alien Cells May Explain COVID'Brain Fog '
The brain fog often linked to COVID-19 may be linked to the presence of bone marrow cells in brain capillaries, new findings suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - February 12, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Report: Trump Sicker With COVID-19 Than Portrayed Report: Trump Sicker With COVID-19 Than Portrayed
The New York Times said Trump had lower blood oxygen levels than his doctor reported, that X-rays found lung infiltrates, and that officials considered putting Trump on a ventilator at one point.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - February 12, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Cluster Headache Ranked More Painful Than Childbirth Cluster Headache Ranked More Painful Than Childbirth
Physicians too often fail to recognize cluster headache, and it is among the most severe and debilitating headache types.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - February 12, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

FDA Updates Guidance on Ventilator Splitters, Cites Potential Risks FDA Updates Guidance on Ventilator Splitters, Cites Potential Risks
Although the FDA hasn't received any adverse event reports related to ventilator splitters, it has updated guidance after recent publication of real-world challenges and risks associated with emergency use.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - February 11, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

With COVID Vaccinations Comes a Potential Nightmare Scenario With COVID Vaccinations Comes a Potential Nightmare Scenario
On an individual level, reducing the severity of COVID disease is critical. But from a public health perspective, we also want to reduce transmission, says F. Perry Wilson.Medscape (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - February 10, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Coronavirus'Most Likely' Started in Animals: WHO Coronavirus'Most Likely' Started in Animals: WHO
The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 likely originated in animals and spread to humans, an international team of scientists from the World Health Organization said.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - February 9, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Steroid and Immunoglobulin Standard of Care for MIS-C Steroid and Immunoglobulin Standard of Care for MIS-C
The combination of intravenous immunoglobulins and methylprednisolone is emerging as the most effective treatment for multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - February 9, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Pediatric Minority Patients Less Likely to Undergo ED Imaging Pediatric Minority Patients Less Likely to Undergo ED Imaging
Visits with non-Hispanic Black and Hispanic patients less frequently included radiography, CT, ultrasonography, and MRI than those of non-Hispanic White patient.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - February 8, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Why the US Is Underestimating COVID Reinfection Why the US Is Underestimating COVID Reinfection
As millions of Americans struggle to recover from COVID-19 and millions more scramble for the protection offered by vaccines, US health officials may be overlooking an unsettling subgroup of survivors.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - February 8, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Are Diagnosticians Chasing COVID-Linked Zebras? Are Diagnosticians Chasing COVID-Linked Zebras?
Pediatric data suggest diagnoses of more typical childhood infections are being missed and treatments delayed through focus on the severe but still uncommon COVID-19-related MIS-C.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - February 5, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Russia's COVID-19 Vaccine 91.6% Effective, Studies Show Russia's COVID-19 Vaccine 91.6% Effective, Studies Show
The trials involved about 20,000 people, with 16 COVID appearing in the 14,964 people who got the vaccine (.1%) and 62 cases in the 4,902 people in the placebo group (1.3%), study authors said.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - February 2, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Antidepressant May Help COVID Patients Avoid Serious Illness Antidepressant May Help COVID Patients Avoid Serious Illness
The antidepressant fluvoxamine shows promise in preventing people infected with SARS-CoV-2 from developing serious symptoms and having to be hospitalized, according to a nonrandomized study.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - February 2, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Virus May Prompt Body to Attack Itself COVID-19 Virus May Prompt Body to Attack Itself
An international team of researchers studying COVID-19 has made a startling and pivotal discovery: The virus appears to cause the body to make weapons to attack its own tissues.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - February 2, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Moral Injury: Pandemic's Fallout for Healthcare Workers Moral Injury: Pandemic's Fallout for Healthcare Workers
Five COVID patients needed a higher level of care, four of them urgently. But only one bed was available for the level of care they needed."You pick," the hospital supervisor told Dr Heinz.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - February 2, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Biden Nixes Buprenorphine Waiver, Docs Disappointed Biden Nixes Buprenorphine Waiver, Docs Disappointed
The Biden administration has scuppered the Trump administration's proposal to ease buprenorphine restrictions, saying it would look for other ways to broaden access to the drug.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - January 29, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Maternal COVID Antibodies Cross Placenta, Detected in Newborns Maternal COVID Antibodies Cross Placenta, Detected in Newborns
The findings provide insight into how long maternal antibodies may last and potentially offer support for maternal COVID-19 vaccination, which could offer some protection for newborns.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - January 29, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Vaccination Raises Ethical Questions COVID-19 Vaccination Raises Ethical Questions
WebMD Chief Medical Officer John Whyte talks with Dr Arthur Caplan about the ethics surrounding COVID-19 vaccinations, including vaccine prioritization and workplace mandates.WebMD (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - January 29, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Public Health & Prevention Expert Interview Source Type: news

CDC Panel: No COVID-19 Vaccines Safety Surprises CDC Panel: No COVID-19 Vaccines Safety Surprises
The US is nearly 6 weeks into its historic campaign to vaccinate Americans against COVID-19, and, so far, the two vaccines in use look remarkably low-risk, according to new data presented today by CDC advisers.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - January 28, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

The First 30 Minutes: Anaphylaxis After COVID Vaccination The First 30 Minutes: Anaphylaxis After COVID Vaccination
Most postvaccination symptoms are expected and not serious, although clinicians should be ready to manage the rare case of anaphylaxis.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - January 27, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Life After COVID: A Long Road to Recovery Life After COVID: A Long Road to Recovery
Studies suggest it takes 13 years for people to feel like they're back on their feet after living through a major life shock, like a pandemic.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - January 27, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Has Turned Cardiac Resuscitation Upside Down COVID-19 Has Turned Cardiac Resuscitation Upside Down
The presence of COVID-19 should make us think twice about CPR practices and safety, cautions Dr Amal Mattu.Medscape Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - January 27, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine Viewpoint Source Type: news

Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension on the Rise Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension on the Rise
The condition causes a high rate of healthcare utilization, focusing on the need to address the underlying comorbidities including obesity, the authors of a new study say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - January 26, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

US Virus Numbers Drop, but Race Against New Strains Heats Up US Virus Numbers Drop, but Race Against New Strains Heats Up
The effort to snuff out COVID-19 is becoming an ever more urgent race between the vaccine and the mutating virus.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - January 26, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Foreign-Trained Professional Health Workers Sit on Sidelines Foreign-Trained Professional Health Workers Sit on Sidelines
As hospitals nationwide struggle with the latest COVID-19 surge, it's not so much beds or ventilators in short supply. It's the people to care for the sick.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - January 26, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

In Ambulances, an Unseen, Unwelcome Passenger: COVID-19 In Ambulances, an Unseen, Unwelcome Passenger: COVID-19
Two emergency medical technicians, the patient, the gurney, and an unseen and unwelcome passenger lurking in the air.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - January 26, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Drives Physician Burnout for Some Specialties COVID-19 Drives Physician Burnout for Some Specialties
COVID-19 pushes critical care doctors to the top of the list in Medscape's burnout survey. Women are hit harder than men, and 1 in 10 doctors say burnout could drive them to leave medicine.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - January 25, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

Naltrexone Cuts Hospitalization, Deaths in Alcohol Use Disorder Naltrexone Cuts Hospitalization, Deaths in Alcohol Use Disorder
A study suggests that clinicians treating AUD have a toolkit of pharmacologic options to help their patients, with naltrexone as a potential option.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - January 22, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Trump Pardons a Handful of Physicians on His Way Out Trump Pardons a Handful of Physicians on His Way Out
One of those pardoned was sentenced in a $70 million Medicare fraud scheme.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

National Spike in Methamphetamine Overdose Deaths National Spike in Methamphetamine Overdose Deaths
The national rate of methamphetamine overdose deaths shot up significantly between 2011 and 2018, particularly among non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaska Native communities, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news