Options and Cautions for Patients with COVID-19 Options and Cautions for Patients with COVID-19
' We were concerned that, if we put them on high-flow nasal cannula or a noninvasive ventilation, that we would create aerosols that would then be a risk to clinicians,'said a Penn anesthesiologist.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - September 21, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Surge in Opioid Overdoses Linked to COVID-19 Surge in Opioid Overdoses Linked to COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an surge in opioid overdose deaths, a new study confirms.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - September 21, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Restaurants May Be Key Component to COVID-19 Spread Restaurants May Be Key Component to COVID-19 Spread
Restaurants may be even riskier than other gathering places in the spread of COVID-19, CDC researchers show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - September 15, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Ambulances Drive Surprise Medical Billing Ambulances Drive Surprise Medical Billing
Ground ambulances have mostly been left out of federal legislation targeting"surprise" medical bills.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - September 14, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Amid a Global Pandemic, Designers Aim to Reimagine PPE Amid a Global Pandemic, Designers Aim to Reimagine PPE
Covid-19 has led to a surge in demand for personal protective equipment. Inventors have responded — with mixed results.Undark (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - September 11, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

US Tops 500,000 COVID-19 Cases in Children US Tops 500,000 COVID-19 Cases in Children
The number of children infected with COVID-19 rose by 7.8% during the week ending Sept. 3, putting the United States over the half-million mark in cumulative child cases.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - September 11, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Let's Celebrate COVID Vaccine Development Rather Than Criticize It Let's Celebrate COVID Vaccine Development Rather Than Criticize It
Political controversy around the development of a COVID-19 vaccine has clouded the fact that tremendous innovative strides are being made, says John Whyte, MD.Medscape (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - September 10, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

COVID-19: New Guidance to Stem Mental Health Crisis in HCPs COVID-19: New Guidance to Stem Mental Health Crisis in HCPs
COVID-19 has taken an enormous toll on clinicians'mental health. This review offers recommendations for practical, emotional, and social support.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - September 9, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Heart Failure: Practice-Changing Developments for Hospitalists Heart Failure: Practice-Changing Developments for Hospitalists
"I think this can help inform us as to who with acute heart failure potentially needs to come into the hospital and who doesn't."Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - September 9, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

ACEP Withdraws Keynote Invitation to Deepak Chopra ACEP Withdraws Keynote Invitation to Deepak Chopra
The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) tweeted to its members today,'We heard you,'in announcing the change in plans that followed member backlash.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - September 9, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Why A Vaccine Won't Be a Quick Fix for COVID-19 Why A Vaccine Won't Be a Quick Fix for COVID-19
Some experts trying to temper expectations regarding the efforts that are being made to produce a COVID-19 vaccine.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - September 4, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Problems With Implanted Spinal Cord Stimulators Prompt FDA Action Problems With Implanted Spinal Cord Stimulators Prompt FDA Action
News Alerts (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - September 3, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Expands Remdesivir Use for All COVID-19 Hospitalized Patients FDA Expands Remdesivir Use for All COVID-19 Hospitalized Patients
An earlier emergency use authorization from May allowed the drug to be used only for patients with severe COVID-19.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - August 31, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

First U.S. COVID-19 Reinfection Case Identified in Nevada Study First U.S. COVID-19 Reinfection Case Identified in Nevada Study
Researchers for the first time have identified someone in the United States who was reinfected with the novel coronavirus, according to a study that has not yet been reviewed by outside experts.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - August 31, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID Patients Survive Ventilator, But Linger in a Coma COVID Patients Survive Ventilator, But Linger in a Coma
Doctors across the US and in other countries have noted a troubling phenomenon associated with some COVID cases: Even after extubation, some patients remain unconscious for days, weeks, or longer.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - August 28, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Excess Deaths: What They Tell Us in the Time of COVID Excess Deaths: What They Tell Us in the Time of COVID
Excess deaths measure the overall toll from COVID, both indirect and direct effects. The measure also exposes all the weak points in the US public health surveillance system.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - August 28, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Prognosis for Rural Hospitals Worsens With Pandemic Prognosis for Rural Hospitals Worsens With Pandemic
It's a dangerous scenario."We know that a closure leads to higher mortality pretty quickly" among the populations served."That's pretty clear."Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - August 27, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

' We Are Still Waking Up From the Trauma'' We Are Still Waking Up From the Trauma '
Moments before the massive explosion in Beirut, George Azar, MD, a cardiology resident at Saint George Hospital, was checking on a patient as on any other day. Here's the story of what happened next.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - August 27, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

CDC Changes COVID-19 Testing Guidance CDC Changes COVID-19 Testing Guidance
Americans asymptomatic for COVID-19 don't necessarily need to be tested, raising concerns about increasing transmission.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - August 26, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID-19 at Home: What Does Optimal Care Look Like? COVID-19 at Home: What Does Optimal Care Look Like?
Most patients with COVID-19 remain at home rather than going to the hospital. Experts provide practical tips to ensure optimal medical and emotional care during this challenging time.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - August 26, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Managing Acute Pain in Inpatients on OUD Therapy Managing Acute Pain in Inpatients on OUD Therapy
The drastic drop in prescriptions for opioid pain medications in the last several years hasn't curtailed the current opioid epidemic.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - August 24, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

How Gutting and Muzzling Public Health Fueled COVID Fire How Gutting and Muzzling Public Health Fueled COVID Fire
As the nation starved the public health system, staffing and funding fell faster and further in Florida, leaving it especially unprepared for the worst health crisis in a century.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - August 24, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID Plans Put to Test as Firefighters Crowd Camps COVID Plans Put to Test as Firefighters Crowd Camps
The engine captain wondered what the coronavirus would do in the tent cities where hundreds of men and women eat, sleep, wash and spend their downtime between shifts.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - August 20, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Child Case Count Now Over 400,000 COVID-19 Child Case Count Now Over 400,000
The cumulative number of reported COVID-19 cases among children in the United States stood at 406,109 as of Aug. 13, an increase of 6.8% over the previous week.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - August 20, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Toxic Methanol in Hand Sanitizers: Poisonings Continue Toxic Methanol in Hand Sanitizers: Poisonings Continue
As more of the methanol-based sanitizers came on the market, Maureen Roland, RN, and her colleagues at Banner University Medical Center began noticing more cases of methanol ingestion beginning in May.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - August 17, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Father and Son Doctors Die of COVID-19 in Florida Father and Son Doctors Die of COVID-19 in Florida
Both were born in Cuba, both came over together to the US on a raft on a raft in 1965, and both were fell to COVID-19 after each being admitted to separate hospitals on Father's Day.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - August 14, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Risk of Secondary COVID-19 Transmission Low in Most Settings Risk of Secondary COVID-19 Transmission Low in Most Settings
Contract tracing showed that household contacts had the highest secondary COVID-19 transmission risk of at 10.3%. The rate was 0.01% for those exposed on public transportation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - August 14, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

NIAID Testing Remdesivir Plus MS Drug for COVID-19 NIAID Testing Remdesivir Plus MS Drug for COVID-19
The ACTT-3 randomized controlled trial is testing the safety and efficacy remdesivir in combination with the immunomodulator interferon beta-1a in hospitalized COVID-19 patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - August 12, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Can ED Visits Predict Thunderstorms? Can ED Visits Predict Thunderstorms?
Dr F. Perry Wilson reviews a study showing that emergency department visits for respiratory complaints spike before the arrival of thunderstorms.Medscape (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - August 12, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Public Health & Prevention Commentary Source Type: news

Comparison of Mask Types Finds Key Differences in Filtration Comparison of Mask Types Finds Key Differences in Filtration
N95 masks that are well past their expiration date or have been used and re-sterilized are acceptable alternatives to standard new single-use N95 masks, a new study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - August 11, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Point-of-Care Test Simplifies Gonorrhea Treatment Point-of-Care Test Simplifies Gonorrhea Treatment
A simple test identified which patients with gonorrhea could be treated with a single pill rather than a painful injection, researchers have found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - August 11, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Update: Chronic Fatigue, Preventing Next 5M Cases COVID-19 Update: Chronic Fatigue, Preventing Next 5M Cases
These are the coronavirus stories you need to know about today.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - August 11, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Chloroquine Linked to Serious Psychiatric Side Effects Chloroquine Linked to Serious Psychiatric Side Effects
Concerns about chloroquine's safety have focused largely on cardiac side effects. A new review shines a spotlight on psychiatric side effects as well.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - August 10, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Update: Vaccine Challenge Trials, Desperate PPE Measures COVID-19 Update: Vaccine Challenge Trials, Desperate PPE Measures
These are the coronavirus stories you need to know about today.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - August 8, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Consensus Document Reviews Determination of Brain Death Consensus Document Reviews Determination of Brain Death
An international team of experts provides evidence-based criteria and recommends clinical and apnea testing for the determination of brain death or death by neurologic criteria.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - August 7, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

Are Human Challenge Trials for COVID-19 Vaccine Worth the Risk? Are Human Challenge Trials for COVID-19 Vaccine Worth the Risk?
Human challenge trials for a COVID-19 vaccine could speed development by months or more but could also place study volunteers at a much higher risk for complications and even death.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - August 7, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Mentorship Match: Supporting Minorities Interested in Medicine Mentorship Match: Supporting Minorities Interested in Medicine
WebMD Chief Medical Officer John Whyte talks with medical students Aaron Gilani and Jordan Saunders about why they started Prescribe it Forward to provide disadvantaged medical students with mentors.WebMD (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - August 7, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Public Health & Prevention Expert Interview Source Type: news

ED Visits for Mental Health, Substance Use Doubled in One Decade ED Visits for Mental Health, Substance Use Doubled in One Decade
An increasing number of people are turning to the emergency department for mental health care, suggesting the urgent need for more outpatient services.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - August 7, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Are You Considering Quitting Clinical Medicine? Are You Considering Quitting Clinical Medicine?
Taking on an administrative or executive role can sound appealing to many clinicians, particularly because of COVID-19's effects on healthcare.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - August 5, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Update: Reopening vs Risk, First Antibody Quantity Tests COVID-19 Update: Reopening vs Risk, First Antibody Quantity Tests
These are the coronavirus stories you need to know about today.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - August 4, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

CDC: Up to 11,000 People Could Die Weekly in August CDC: Up to 11,000 People Could Die Weekly in August
' The forecasts predict the total number of COVID-19 deaths reported by the end of each week, which helps us understand the likely overall impact of the pandemic in the coming weeks,'the CDC wrote.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - August 3, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

CMS Seeks Feedback on Electronic Opioid Prescribing Rules CMS Seeks Feedback on Electronic Opioid Prescribing Rules
A January 2021 deadline looms for transmitting Medicare Part D prescriptions for controlled substances electronically. CMS says it wants to ease challenges for clinicians in complying with the rule.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - July 31, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

The Dangers of an Unwitnessed Pandemic The Dangers of an Unwitnessed Pandemic
This, Dr. Weiss wrote in his day four entry, is the reality of the disease:'You really can't understand till you see it … and that's the problem. Nobody is seeing it. 'Undark (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - July 31, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

COVID-19 Update: Fatality Rate, Dog Detectives COVID-19 Update: Fatality Rate, Dog Detectives
These are the coronavirus stories you need to know about today.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - July 31, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

More Evidence of Delayed Diabetes Diagnosis in Kids With COVID-19 More Evidence of Delayed Diabetes Diagnosis in Kids With COVID-19
In Germany, the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown resulted in further elevation of the already increasing proportion of children and adolescents with new-onset type 1 diabetes presenting in DKA.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - July 30, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

$5 Million Competition for New Rapid COVID Test $5 Million Competition for New Rapid COVID Test
The goal of XPRIZE Rapid Covid Testing is to develop'innovative, scalable COVID-19 testing'within 6 months.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - July 29, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

What Does the Case Fatality Rate Really Tell Us? What Does the Case Fatality Rate Really Tell Us?
There are two big problems with the case fatality rate metric, says Dr F. Perry Wilson. What we really want to know is the infection fatality rate. What's the difference?Medscape (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - July 29, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Brazil'Facing Many Epidemics Right Now': Former Health Minister Brazil'Facing Many Epidemics Right Now': Former Health Minister
A plateau at a thousand deaths daily from COVID-19 and health chaos turn the country into the ideal testing ground for candidate vaccines.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - July 28, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

NFL ’ s Only Physician Player Opts Out of 2020 Season Over COVID NFL ’ s Only Physician Player Opts Out of 2020 Season Over COVID
"I cannot allow myself to potentially transmit the virus in our communities simply to play the sport that I love," he said."If I am to take risks, I will do it caring for patients."Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - July 27, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Update: New Symptom, Test to Guide Steroid Treatment COVID-19 Update: New Symptom, Test to Guide Steroid Treatment
These are the coronavirus stories you need to know about today.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - July 25, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news