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 10, 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

Guidelines May Speed Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome Diagnosis Guidelines May Speed Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome Diagnosis
With the condition considered"vastly undiagnosed," recommendations include simplified screening, optimal treatment options.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

Rating the Raters: Hospital Rating Systems Get Low Grades Rating the Raters: Hospital Rating Systems Get Low Grades
Most hospital quality rating systems receive'Cs'and'Ds,'except for US News& World Reports'ratings, which achieved a'B'grade in a new analysis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - August 24, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

A Case of Cannabis-Induced Psychosis After Ingested Edible A Case of Cannabis-Induced Psychosis After Ingested Edible
How common is cannabis-induced psychosis? Who is at risk and how is it treated?Medscape Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - August 19, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine Clinical Case Source Type: news

Reefer Madness: A Case of Cannabis-Induced Psychosis Reefer Madness: A Case of Cannabis-Induced Psychosis
How common is cannabis-induced psychosis? Who is at risk and how is it treated?Medscape Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - August 15, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine Clinical Case Source Type: news

Surprise Medical Bills Are Increasingly Common, Study Finds Surprise Medical Bills Are Increasingly Common, Study Finds
The percentage of emergency department visits at an in-network hospital for which patients received bills from out-of-network providers increased 11% between 2010 and 2016.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - August 13, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Exercising in Extreme Heat -- How to Avoid Hyperthermia Exercising in Extreme Heat -- How to Avoid Hyperthermia
The hotter the temperature gets, the more critical it is to be aware of the risk for heat stroke.Medscape Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - August 13, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine Article Source Type: news

Med Student Recalls Being Kidnapped and Thrown Into a Trunk Med Student Recalls Being Kidnapped and Thrown Into a Trunk
A former undercover police detective tells how his harrowing exploits as a cop now help him in medical school.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - August 13, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Rabies Risk Assessment: Test Your Knowledge Rabies Risk Assessment: Test Your Knowledge
Challenge yourself with these cases that illustrate key rabies prevention and treatment situations. Would you know what to do?CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - August 8, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine Case Challenge Source Type: news

Common Consumer Products Play a Major Role in Pediatric TBI Common Consumer Products Play a Major Role in Pediatric TBI
Nearly 3 of 4 nonfatal traumatic brain injuries in children and youth that require a visit to the emergency department involve common consumer products, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - August 8, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

2017 Int'l Recommendations Better Identify Adolescent Athletes With Abnormal ECGs 2017 Int'l Recommendations Better Identify Adolescent Athletes With Abnormal ECGs
The 2017 international recommendations for interpretation of adolescent athletes'ECGs better identify those with serious cardiac pathology, compared with earlier criteria, according to a study of more than 11,000 young British soccer players.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - August 7, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Laypeople Likely Poorly Prepared to Apply Tourniquets After'Stop the Bleed' Training Laypeople Likely Poorly Prepared to Apply Tourniquets After'Stop the Bleed' Training
Participants who completed tourniquet training as part of the American College of Surgeons/U.S. government"Stop the Bleed" campaign are unlikely to be prepared to help bleeding individuals, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - August 6, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Surge of Gun Violence Forces Chicago Hospital to Divert Patients Surge of Gun Violence Forces Chicago Hospital to Divert Patients
For 2 hours on Sunday, trauma patients coming to Mt. Sinai by ambulance were sent to other centers when the hospital was overwhelmed. The gun violence came amid two mass shootings in Texas and Ohio.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - August 6, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Federal Suit Alleges'Staggering' Urine Drug Testing Fraud Federal Suit Alleges'Staggering' Urine Drug Testing Fraud
Prosecutors say Comprehensive Pain Specialists saw urine tests as'liquid gold,'and cheated Medicare and other taxpayer-funded health insurers by conducting needless urine drug tests.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - August 2, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

FDA OKs Streamlined Lyme Disease Tests to Aid Earlier Diagnosis FDA OKs Streamlined Lyme Disease Tests to Aid Earlier Diagnosis
The modified approach for detecting exposure to Borrelia burgdorferi uses two enzyme immunoassays, with no need for Western blot.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - July 30, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

Noninvasive Intracranial Pressure Tests'Unreliable'Noninvasive Intracranial Pressure Tests'Unreliable '
Common, noninvasive tests used to detect elevated intracranial pressure in brain injury are often unreliable and may mean doctors are overlooking many patients with this life-threatening condition.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - July 26, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Safety Lapses Spurred Septic Knee Arthritis Outbreak Safety Lapses Spurred Septic Knee Arthritis Outbreak
Forty-one patients who received intra-articular injections at a private outpatient osteoarthritis clinic contracted this rare condition, an investigation showed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - July 17, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Surprise Medical Bills -- How Should They Be Addressed? Surprise Medical Bills -- How Should They Be Addressed?
Unexpected out-of-network charges are bankrupting our patients. Dr Alok Patel asks,'What can we do to address this? 'Medscape Hospital Medicine (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - July 12, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Hospital Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Point-of-Care Test Cuts Antibiotic Use in COPD Exacerbations Point-of-Care Test Cuts Antibiotic Use in COPD Exacerbations
Point-of-care testing for C-reactive protein reduced antibiotic use in patients seen for acute COPD exacerbations; editorialists say the results are compelling.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - July 11, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Trump Signs Order to Increase Kidney Donation, Home Dialysis Trump Signs Order to Increase Kidney Donation, Home Dialysis
HHS plans to test voluntary and mandatory payment models intended to improve the care of people with kidney disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - July 11, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Nephrology News Alert Source Type: news

Trump Administration Drug Officials Clash Over How to Combat Fentanyl Copycats Trump Administration Drug Officials Clash Over How to Combat Fentanyl Copycats
Trump administration officials are divided over part of a proposal to crack down on illicit versions of fentanyl, the deadly synthetic painkiller that U.S. President Donald Trump targeted in declaring a national opioid abuse emergency.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - July 10, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

No Drop in Pulmonary Embolism With Early IVC Filters No Drop in Pulmonary Embolism With Early IVC Filters
The composite of death and pulmonary embolism at 90 days was approximately the same in severe trauma patients both with and without implanted inferior vena cava filters, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - July 9, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

No, Smartphones Aren't Making Med Students Less Dexterous No, Smartphones Aren't Making Med Students Less Dexterous
A recent New York Times article suggested manual dexterity among medical students is declining. Shocked at what she read, a surgical educator responds to what she feels is an unfair characterization.Medscape Med Students (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - July 9, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Med Students Commentary Source Type: news

3 Top Controversial Guidelines Directing Inpatient Care 3 Top Controversial Guidelines Directing Inpatient Care
Drs Alok Patel, Daniel Dressler, and Leonard Feldman discuss controversial guidelines related to diabetes, transfusion thresholds, and echocardiograms in patients with syncope.Medscape Hospital Medicine (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - July 8, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Hospital Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Nerve Transfer Surgery a'Game Changer' for Spinal Cord Injury Nerve Transfer Surgery a'Game Changer' for Spinal Cord Injury
A procedure in which working nerves are rerouted to paralyzed muscles has shown improvements in hand and arm function, giving patients with spinal cord injury"a whole new realm of independence."Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - July 5, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

CTE Prevalence High...and Not Just in Athletes CTE Prevalence High...and Not Just in Athletes
The largest study of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) to date shows that up to 6% of the general population may have CTE, with the highest rates in athletes and males.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - July 3, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Hashtag Medicine: Twitter Weighs In on Dem's Border Call to Action Hashtag Medicine: Twitter Weighs In on Dem's Border Call to Action
Tim Ryan's plea during the first Democratic presidential debate for doctors and nurses to volunteer along the US southern border drew swift reaction on Twitter.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - June 28, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

FDA Recalls Some Medtronic Insulin Pumps Because of Cybersecurity FDA Recalls Some Medtronic Insulin Pumps Because of Cybersecurity
Patients using the recalled Medtronic's MiniMed 508 insulin pump and MiniMed Paradigm series insulin pumps are being advised use a different model.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - June 27, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Warns About Cybersecurity Concerns With Some Medtronic Insulin Pumps FDA Warns About Cybersecurity Concerns With Some Medtronic Insulin Pumps
Patients using the recalled Medtronic's MiniMed 508 insulin pump and MiniMed Paradigm series insulin pumps are being advised use a different model.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - June 27, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Alert Source Type: news

USPSTF Now Recommends Preexposure Prophylaxis for HIV USPSTF Now Recommends Preexposure Prophylaxis for HIV
Clinicians should screen adolescents, adults, and pregnant people, and offer PrEP to those at high risk for HIV infection, according to the US Preventive Services Task Force.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - June 12, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Rates of Self-Harm Soar, Especially Among Girls, Young Women Rates of Self-Harm Soar, Especially Among Girls, Young Women
Rates of nonsuicidal self-harm have tripled since 2000, especially among adolescent girls and young women.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - June 11, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Some Dietary Supplements Tied to Severe Outcomes in Youth Some Dietary Supplements Tied to Severe Outcomes in Youth
Dietary supplements sold for weight loss, muscle building, and energy are tied to severe adverse events in youth; researchers call for better regulation and decreased access to supplements by youth.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - June 5, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Avoiding the'H Bombs' in Traumatic Brain Injury Avoiding the'H Bombs' in Traumatic Brain Injury
Drs Robert Glatter, Daniel Spaite, and Peter Antevy discuss results from the EPIC study and how EMS providers can improve outcomes for patients with severe head injury.Medscape Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - June 5, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Violent Video Games Linked to Risky Behavior With Real Guns Violent Video Games Linked to Risky Behavior With Real Guns
Kids who played a video game with gun or sword violence were more likely to handle a real (disabled) handgun, handle it longer, and pull the trigger more times than kids who played a nonviolent game.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - June 4, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole Linked to ARDS Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole Linked to ARDS
Severe acute respiratory distress syndrome has been linked to trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole treatment in previously healthy teenagers in a recent case series.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - June 3, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Suicidal Thoughts Common in Women With PMDD Suicidal Thoughts Common in Women With PMDD
Suicidal ideation, both passive and active, occur in a subgroup of women with premenstrual dysphoric disorder.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - June 3, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

As ER Wait Times Grow, More Patients Leave Against Medical Advice As ER Wait Times Grow, More Patients Leave Against Medical Advice
In California, more than 350,000 ER visits in 2017 ended when patients left the hospital after seeing a doctor but before their medical care was complete. That was a 57% increase from 5 years earlier.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - May 24, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Even Doctors Can't Navigate Our'Broken Health Care System'Even Doctors Can't Navigate Our'Broken Health Care System '
Social media outlets like Twitter and Facebook are a powerful new avenue for people to seek redress for health care grievances. One doctor, angry at the care being shown for his father, did just that.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - May 22, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news