Telepsychiatry Filling a Critical Gap in US Emergency Care Telepsychiatry Filling a Critical Gap in US Emergency Care
A national shortage of psychiatric services means a growing number of US emergency departments are turning to telepsychiatry to fill a critical treatment gap, new national data show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - February 10, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Beyond Burnout: Docs Decry ‘ Moral Injury' From Cost Pressures Beyond Burnout: Docs Decry ‘ Moral Injury' From Cost Pressures
Doctors are wrestling with what they consider to be barriers to healthcare, including endless EHR clicking and insurance red tape."It's grinding good docs and providers out of existence," said one.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - February 7, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Women Doctors: We Don't Need to Act Like Men Women Doctors: We Don't Need to Act Like Men
A female physician says that some women doctors think they'll be taken seriously only if they act like men. This MD disputes that assumption.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - February 3, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Surgery Unnecessary in Many Pneumothorax Cases Surgery Unnecessary in Many Pneumothorax Cases
Conservative management may be a viable alternative to surgical intervention in spontaneous pneumothorax cases, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - January 29, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Amal Mattu -- Top 3 Articles in Emergency Medicine Amal Mattu -- Top 3 Articles in Emergency Medicine
Amal Mattu's picks include tips on recognizing posterior circulation stroke, identifying problematic airways before intubation, and how to interpret troponin assays.Medscape Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - January 29, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine Viewpoint Source Type: news

Wuhan Coronavirus Cluster Suggests Human-to-Human Spread Wuhan Coronavirus Cluster Suggests Human-to-Human Spread
A family cluster of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Vietnam is further evidence of human-to-human transmission.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - January 29, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Weight Training Plus Aerobics Is Best to Ward Off Obesity Weight Training Plus Aerobics Is Best to Ward Off Obesity
Combining weight-bearing exercise with aerobic pursuits was the most effective way to reduce the likelihood of developing obesity in a massive survey of 1.7 million US adults.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - January 23, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

US Gets First Case of Mysterious Chinese Coronavirus US Gets First Case of Mysterious Chinese Coronavirus
A Washington state man returning from Wuhan, the outbreak's epicenter, was hospitalized in good condition. The newly discovered virus can cause coughing, fever, breathing difficulty, and pneumonia.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - January 22, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Clears First Nasal Spray for Cluster Seizures FDA Clears First Nasal Spray for Cluster Seizures
The FDA has approved the first nasal spray as a rescue treatment for cluster seizures in patients with epilepsy ages 6 years and older.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - January 14, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Epinephrine for Cardiac Arrest: Guidance Inflated? Epinephrine for Cardiac Arrest: Guidance Inflated?
Dr Amal Mattu reviews the AHA update on cardiac life support and questions the current recommendations for using epinephrine in cardiac arrest.Medscape Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - January 13, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine Viewpoint Source Type: news

' Frustration and Disbelief' Over Drug Shortages'Frustration and Disbelief' Over Drug Shortages
Drs Robert Glatter and Paul Biddinger discuss drug shortages, including potential causes and solutions.Medscape Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - January 3, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

EHRs Creating a'New Era' of Healthcare Fraud EHRs Creating a'New Era' of Healthcare Fraud
The federal government funneled billions in subsidies to software vendors and some overstated or deceived the government about what their products could do, according to whistleblowers.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - December 26, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Vaping Marijuana Gaining Traction Among US Teens Vaping Marijuana Gaining Traction Among US Teens
1 in 5 high school students grades 10 to 12 reported vaping marijuana in the past year, according to a new survey conducted by the the National Institute on Drug Abuse.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - December 20, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Active Ingredient in OTC Inhaler a'New' Drug of Abuse Active Ingredient in OTC Inhaler a'New' Drug of Abuse
Propylhexedrine, the active ingredient in an over-the-counter nasal decongestant, appears to be reemerging as a'new'drug of abuse, addiction experts warn.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - December 19, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

' Suicide Headaches' Drive Doc to Clinical Trial'Suicide Headaches' Drive Doc to Clinical Trial
Dr Richard Isaacson discusses his personal experience with cluster headaches and the benefits of enrolling in a clinical trial.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - December 17, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

More Sleep, Greater Stroke Risk? More Sleep, Greater Stroke Risk?
Sleeping more than 9 hours per night, taking long naps during the day, and poor sleep quality are all independently linked to an increased stroke risk, particularly ischemic events, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - December 17, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Don't Make Mass Violence Victims Beg for Money for Medical Bills Don't Make Mass Violence Victims Beg for Money for Medical Bills
Bioethicist Art Caplan discusses the mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso and the subsequent need for affordable healthcare for the victims.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - December 16, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Call for Wide Availability of Opioid Rescue Kits in NYC Call for Wide Availability of Opioid Rescue Kits in NYC
New York City managers of businesses like restaurants, bars, and convenience stores need -- and want -- training to recognize drug overdoses and instruction on how to treat them with naloxone.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - December 10, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Cannabis Drug Promising for Seizures Linked to Tuberous Sclerosis Cannabis Drug Promising for Seizures Linked to Tuberous Sclerosis
A cannabidiol-derived drug approved for the treatment of Dravet and Lennox-Gastaut syndromes also reduces seizures in patients with tuberous sclerosis complex.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - December 9, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Malpractice Case: Dangers When Taking Over a Patient's Care Malpractice Case: Dangers When Taking Over a Patient's Care
Accepting a transfer patient means accepting the issues and medication that come with that patient. Failure to understand that can result in a lawsuit if something goes wrong.Cooperative of American Physicians (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - December 9, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

FDA Clears Faster Diagnostic Test for MRSA FDA Clears Faster Diagnostic Test for MRSA
The cobas vivoDx MRSA test uses a new bacteriophage technology based on bioluminescence to detect MRSA from nasal swab samples in 5 hours or less compared with 24 to 48 hours for conventional cultures.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - December 6, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

Med Student Aids in Rescue That Echoes His Family's Journey Med Student Aids in Rescue That Echoes His Family's Journey
After a cargo ship tipped over, medical student David Oh found himself playing a vital role in the rescue of trapped workers, an experience that brought back memories of his own family's struggles.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - December 3, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

Physicians Caring for Migrants Are'Screaming Into the Void'Physicians Caring for Migrants Are'Screaming Into the Void '
Physicians along the border and across the nation tell their stories of providing care to newly arrived migrants in expected and unexpected places.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - December 3, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Physician Staffing Firm Called Out for Suing Poor Patients Physician Staffing Firm Called Out for Suing Poor Patients
For low-income individuals who live paycheck to paycheck, paying even a $400 or $500 bill can be a hardship. When the bills aren't paid, many face lawsuits, collection agencies, and wage garnishment.ProPublica (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - December 2, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Three Anticonvulsants Show Similar Efficacy in Status Epilepticus Three Anticonvulsants Show Similar Efficacy in Status Epilepticus
Levetiracetam, fosphenytoin, and valproate each led to seizure cessation and improved alertness in about half of patients who were still in status epilepticus despite benzodiazepine therapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - November 28, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

' G-Spot' Slide Ignites Outrage About Content at Conference'G-Spot' Slide Ignites Outrage About Content at Conference
At the World Airway Management annual meeting, a presenter made jokes about the female G-spot and showed images of a man choking a woman.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - November 26, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Medical Advice From Inside a Hazmat Suit Medical Advice From Inside a Hazmat Suit
How prepared are you to respond to hazardous material situations? Dr Hilton interviewed Eric Pohl, who offers tips on safety to medical personnel.Medscape Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - November 20, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine Expert Interview Source Type: news

Hospital Sticker Prices Can Rise Faster Than Inflation Hospital Sticker Prices Can Rise Faster Than Inflation
U.S. hospitals'sticker prices for two common sources of surprise medical bills have climbed far faster than economic inflation, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - November 13, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Vaping-Related Injury: New Guidance on Diagnosis, Treatment Vaping-Related Injury: New Guidance on Diagnosis, Treatment
Illness severity at presentation and resumption of vaping post-discharge were associated with relapse and persistent lung abnormalities, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - November 12, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Few Differences Between American and European Guidelines for Syncope Few Differences Between American and European Guidelines for Syncope
There are few important differences between guidelines for the diagnosis and management of syncope from the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association/Heart Rhythm Society (ACC/AHA/HRS) and the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), according to a new report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - November 10, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Emergency Holds Not The Answer for Reducing Opioid Deaths Emergency Holds Not The Answer for Reducing Opioid Deaths
Emergency hold laws to address severe substance use disorder raise bioethical and practical challenges, in the absence of evidence of efficacy, experts say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - November 6, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

New Guidance on Best Approach for TBI Rehab New Guidance on Best Approach for TBI Rehab
A comparison of four TBI rehab interventions suggests treatment intensity vs time spent in treatment and a greater focus on real-life activities were strong predictors of better patient outcomes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - November 5, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Psychiatrists Hardest Hit by Workplace Violence Psychiatrists Hardest Hit by Workplace Violence
Workplace violence among mental health professionals is'extremely common,'but psychiatrists seem hardest hit compared to their peers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - November 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Fecal Transplant Transmits Fatal Drug-Resistant E coli Infection Fecal Transplant Transmits Fatal Drug-Resistant E coli Infection
Fecal microbiota transplant seeded resistant E coli bacteremia in two patients, one of whom died, researchers report.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - October 31, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

California Fires Illuminate Trauma and Resilience California Fires Illuminate Trauma and Resilience
The chaos and evacuations prompted by wind-fueled wildfire in Sonoma County pose special challenges for people in need of ongoing medical treatment.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - October 30, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

From Cow Manure to Sucking Venom: Snakebite Treatment Myths From Cow Manure to Sucking Venom: Snakebite Treatment Myths
Drs Robert Glatter and Benjamin Abo discuss how to properly treat snakebites, and whether the development of a universal antivenom is possible.Medscape Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - October 30, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Wearables and Malpractice Risk: When to Worry Wearables and Malpractice Risk: When to Worry
Device-generated health data is a double-edged sword, providing valuable information but also creating potential liability for physicians.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - October 22, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Doctors Have a Right to Remain Mum, Judge Says Doctors Have a Right to Remain Mum, Judge Says
Will malpractice premiums rise in this state?; investigation of doctor's misconduct falls into'black hole'; bill that would allow military physicians to be sued has stalled; more.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - October 22, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Beyond Football: Concussions Occur in All High School Sports Beyond Football: Concussions Occur in All High School Sports
Concussions occur in high school athletes across a wide range of contact and noncontact sports in girls as well as boys, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - October 17, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Drug Delivers'Remarkable' Reduction in Head Injury Deaths Drug Delivers'Remarkable' Reduction in Head Injury Deaths
A new study provides the'first clear evidence'that a widely available medication reduces death in traumatic brain injury.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - October 16, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Blood Test Helps Identify Pneumonia Patients at Risk for Acute Respiratory Failure or Sepsis Blood Test Helps Identify Pneumonia Patients at Risk for Acute Respiratory Failure or Sepsis
A blood test can identify a subgroup of pneumonia patients at increased risk for developing acute respiratory failure or sepsis, according to new research.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - October 13, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

FDA Allows Marketing of First Rapid Ebola Test FDA Allows Marketing of First Rapid Ebola Test
The FDA has allowed marketing of the first rapid diagnostic test (RDT) to identify Ebola virus antigens, or proteins, in certain body fluids from living and deceased individuals.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - October 11, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

DA Allows Marketing of First Rapid Ebola Test DA Allows Marketing of First Rapid Ebola Test
The FDA has allowed marketing of the first rapid diagnostic test (RDT) to identify Ebola virus antigens, or proteins, in certain body fluids from living and deceased individuals.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - October 11, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

Meet the Health Officials Who Alerted the World to Vaping Illness Meet the Health Officials Who Alerted the World to Vaping Illness
It's a tale of teamwork, communication, and long-serving public health officials tapping into their networks in an era of limited public health funding.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - October 3, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

I Think My Patient Is Being Trafficked I Think My Patient Is Being Trafficked
Do you suspect that a patient is a victim of human trafficking? If so, here are some warning signs and some solutions to help the person and report the activity.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - September 24, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Brutal Toll of Osteoporotic Fractures Revealed in New NOF Report Brutal Toll of Osteoporotic Fractures Revealed in New NOF Report
Osteoporotic fractures are responsible for more hospitalizations than heart attacks, strokes, and breast cancer."The biggest surprise...is that things are worse than we thought," says one expert.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - September 20, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

ED Docs Can Identify Patients Likely to Die Within 1 Month ED Docs Can Identify Patients Likely to Die Within 1 Month
Emergency department physicians can identify individuals who might benefit from palliative care when asked one question.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - September 13, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

FDA OKs Mepolizumab for Younger Children With Severe Asthma FDA OKs Mepolizumab for Younger Children With Severe Asthma
Nucala is the first biologic approved in the US for children aged 6 to 11 years with severe eosinophilic asthma.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - September 12, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Alert Source Type: news

No, Medical Errors Are Not the Third Leading Cause of Death No, Medical Errors Are Not the Third Leading Cause of Death
Medical error death rates extrapolate from small samples, generalize local data to national contexts, ignore the limited life expectancy of many patients, and gloss over myriad uncertainties.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - September 6, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Viewpoint Source Type: news

Modern Tech May Shed Light on Hypoglycemia in Absence of Diabetes Modern Tech May Shed Light on Hypoglycemia in Absence of Diabetes
Whether true"hypoglycemia" occurs in people without diabetes has been controversial for decades, but modern technology may shed light, according to a new study considered"a starting point."Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - August 28, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news