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

Biden Kicks Off Health Agenda With COVID Actions, WHO Outreach Biden Kicks Off Health Agenda With COVID Actions, WHO Outreach
The Biden transition team has outlined the initial steps planned by the new US president, including the naming of Fauci to lead a delegation to the WHO.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - January 20, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Black Race Noted More Prominently in PHI Than White Race Black Race Noted More Prominently in PHI Than White Race
Black patients were more likely to have race noted in the first line of their patient history vs Whites, and attending physicians were more likely to document race than residents, new data show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - January 20, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Many ED Visits May Be Preventable for Patients With NSCLC Many ED Visits May Be Preventable for Patients With NSCLC
The authors of a study in JCO Oncology Practice note that unplanned hospital visits are among the largest drivers of increased spending in advanced cancer care, accounting for 48% of spending.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - January 19, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Rapid COVID Testing Is Not Where It Needs to Be Rapid COVID Testing Is Not Where It Needs to Be
Drs Robert Glatter and Michael Mina discuss the public health issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the importance of using rapid testing to stop transmission.Medscape Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - January 19, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Further Warning on SGLT2 Inhibitor Use and DKA Risk in COVID-19 Further Warning on SGLT2 Inhibitor Use and DKA Risk in COVID-19
A cluster of cases of diabetic ketoacidosis in which there was no hyperglycemia supports recommendations that SGLT2 inhibitors be discontinued in patients with type 2 diabetes who become ill with COVID-19.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - January 18, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

ED Doc Fired for COVID Tweets Talks to Biden, Returns to Job ED Doc Fired for COVID Tweets Talks to Biden, Returns to Job
Since Cleavon Gilman, MD, lost his job for sharing concerns about the pandemic, he has talked with President-elect Joe Biden, got an offer from Oprah Winfrey, and was rehired by the hospital that fired him.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

Should People Be Paid to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine? Should People Be Paid to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine?
Some people have suggested paying US adults $1000 or more to complete the vaccinations to speed herd immunity. Others say that idea has ethical and practical flaws.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - January 12, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Hospitalization Risk Four Times Higher in Blacks With T1D, COVID-19 Hospitalization Risk Four Times Higher in Blacks With T1D, COVID-19
Increased DKA risk among minority populations with type 1 diabetes is exacerbated during COVID-19 pandemic and means they are much more likely to be hospitalized, say authors of'whistleblower'paper.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - January 8, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Physician Harassment Common on Social Media, Study Suggests Physician Harassment Common on Social Media, Study Suggests
Nearly one quarter of physicians who are active online report being personally attacked for their comments on Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - January 8, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Over Half of COVID Transmission May Occur via Asymptomatic People Over Half of COVID Transmission May Occur via Asymptomatic People
A modeling study suggests strategic testing of at-risk but apparently healthy individuals could help curb coronavirus spread, but maintaining current mitigation measures is imperative.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - January 7, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Early Use of High-Titer Plasma May Prevent Severe COVID-19 Early Use of High-Titer Plasma May Prevent Severe COVID-19
More data on timing and the type of convalescent plasma that could provide the most benefit come from a randomized controlled trial in older adults with COVID-19.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - January 7, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Anaphylaxis Cases After COVID Vaccine Rising But Still Rare: CDC Anaphylaxis Cases After COVID Vaccine Rising But Still Rare: CDC
With 29 confirmed cases of anaphylaxis following COVID-19 vaccine administration, clinicians should be prepared to treat this side effect, CDC's Messonnier said. But cases remain rare.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - January 6, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news