PFO Closure Beneficial in Stroke Patients With Thrombophilia PFO Closure Beneficial in Stroke Patients With Thrombophilia
Results from what is said to be the largest prospective study on recurrent events in hypercoagulable patients with PFO-associated embolism suggest that PFO closure is to be recommended in this group.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - December 8, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

California Ties New COVID-19 Rules to Hospital Capacity California Ties New COVID-19 Rules to Hospital Capacity
"If we don't act now, we'll continue to see our death rate climb, more lives lost," Newsom said.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - December 7, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Vaccine Has Potential Side Effects, Nurse Volunteer Says COVID-19 Vaccine Has Potential Side Effects, Nurse Volunteer Says
A nurse researcher experienced distressing symptoms when she received the COVID-19 vaccine in a trial. She urges training on answering patients'questions to avoid problems during the rollouts.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - December 7, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

As Hospitals Cope With COVID-19 Surge, Cyber Threats Loom As Hospitals Cope With COVID-19 Surge, Cyber Threats Loom
By targeting providers with attacks that scramble and lock up data until victims pay a ransom, hackers can demand thousands or millions of dollars and wreak havoc until they're paid.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - December 7, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

New Residency Matching Sets Record, Says NRMP New Residency Matching Sets Record, Says NRMP
Highest number of applicants ever are matched to subspecialty training positions, as number of US MD and international grads both rise.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - December 4, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

As Hospitals Fill Up, Some COVID-19 Patients Are Sent Home As Hospitals Fill Up, Some COVID-19 Patients Are Sent Home
Patients who might have been admitted to the hospital in the early days of the pandemic are now being sent home, primarily as a result of gaps in staffing and beds.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - December 4, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

How Twitter Amplifies My Doctor and Human Voice How Twitter Amplifies My Doctor and Human Voice
Dr Chan discusses why she chose to go public on social media and how she finds it professionally and personally rewarding.Hospital for Special Surgery (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - December 2, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Rheumatology Expert Column Source Type: news

Cases Drop 30% in England After Lockdown Cases Drop 30% in England After Lockdown
The study found a drop in new cases in all adult age ranges, including older adults. However, more infections were found in school-aged children. Schools remained open during the second lockdown.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - December 2, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

UK Authorizes Use of Pfizer COVID Vaccine UK Authorizes Use of Pfizer COVID Vaccine
The agency will next decide the order for who receives the vaccination, with priority going to"care home residents, health and care staff, the elderly and the clinically extremely vulnerable."WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - December 2, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

As Hospitals Fill With COVID Patients, Medical Reinforcements Are Hard to Find As Hospitals Fill With COVID Patients, Medical Reinforcements Are Hard to Find
' But here's the kicker,'said Dr Alex Jahangir.'They're not getting infected in the hospitals. In fact, hospitals for the most part are fairly safe. They're getting infected in the community. 'Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - December 2, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

ACIP: Health Workers, Long-term Care Residents First for Vaccine ACIP: Health Workers, Long-term Care Residents First for Vaccine
The recommendation from the CDC's vaccine advisory committee aims to preserve healthcare capacity and reduce illness and death among the most vulnerable.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - December 2, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

' Clear Evidence' Oral Steroid Effective for'Suicide Headache'' Clear Evidence' Oral Steroid Effective for'Suicide Headache '
A new study provides the first"clear evidence" that oral corticosteroids significantly reduce attacks for patients with cluster headache.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - December 1, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

U.S. Breaks Records for COVID-19 Hospitalizations U.S. Breaks Records for COVID-19 Hospitalizations
More people are hospitalized with COVID-19 across the country right now than ever before during the pandemic, according to the COVID Tracking Project.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - December 1, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Blood Glucose on Admission Predicts COVID-19 Severity in All Blood Glucose on Admission Predicts COVID-19 Severity in All
Observational data from more than 11,000 COVID-19 patients finds significant link between high blood glucose on admission and COVID-19 severity, independent of diabetes status.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - November 30, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Need a COVID-19 Nurse? That'll Be $8,000 a Week Need a COVID-19 Nurse? That'll Be $8,000 a Week
Early in the pandemic, hospitals were competing for ventilators, COVID tests, and personal protective equipment. Now, sites across the country are competing for nurses.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - November 26, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Nursing News Source Type: news

North Dakota Nurses Fight Policy Asking Infected HCWs to Stay on Job North Dakota Nurses Fight Policy Asking Infected HCWs to Stay on Job
In a highly controversial move, the North Dakota governor has said that symptomatic healthcare workers who are positive for COVID-19 can continue working, much to the dismay of the nursing community.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - November 25, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

These Frontline Workers Could Have Retired These Frontline Workers Could Have Retired
An investigation by KHN and The Guardian shows that 329 health care workers age 65 or older have reportedly died of COVID-19.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - November 24, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Hundreds of Bodies Remain in Mobile Morgues in New York City Hundreds of Bodies Remain in Mobile Morgues in New York City
While some are unclaimed bodies, many of the deceased have families who still can't afford to pay for the burial, or the families couldn't be reached.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - November 24, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Vaccination Could Start December 11 COVID-19 Vaccination Could Start December 11
Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine could be approved and roll out across the U.S. at the end of the second week in December, Moncef Slaoui, the chief science adviser for Operation Warp Speed, said.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - November 23, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

FDA Authorizes Regeneron's COVID-19 Monoclonal  Antibody Treatment FDA Authorizes Regeneron's COVID-19 Monoclonal  Antibody Treatment
The FDA issued an emergency use authorization to Regeneron Pharmaceuticals for casirivimab and imbdevimab to treat mild-to-moderate COVID-19 in adults and kids over age 12.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - November 23, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

Add Delirium to Checklist of COVID-19 Symptoms in Seniors Add Delirium to Checklist of COVID-19 Symptoms in Seniors
Among patients older than 65 years who presented to the emergency department, 28% showed signs of delirium, making this the sixth most common symptom overall. It is predictive of worse hospital outcomes, death.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - November 20, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

The COVID Complication You Might Miss The COVID Complication You Might Miss
An emerging complication of both severe influenza and COVID-19 may not be known to many healthcare providers. It can lead to deadly results.CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - November 19, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases Clinical Case Source Type: news

Critical Illness Survivors Emerge With Functional Deterioration Critical Illness Survivors Emerge With Functional Deterioration
More patients are surviving critical illnesses requiring ICU care but many emerge with physical debility that may or may not eventually resolve.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - November 19, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

New Risks of Prescription Opioids Discovered New Risks of Prescription Opioids Discovered
Researchers have uncovered new evidence that prescription opioids have a potentially causal role in the risk for major depression and anxiety disorders.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - November 18, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Fauci Not Advising Biden, Sees No Reason to Quit Trump Now: Reuters Interview Fauci Not Advising Biden, Sees No Reason to Quit Trump Now: Reuters Interview
Dr Anthony Fauci said he has had no contact with President-elect Joe Biden's coronavirus transition team and sees no reason to quit to join that effort when there is so much to do now to fight the surging pandemic.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - November 16, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

' Breakthrough Finding' Reveals Why Certain COVID Patients Die'Breakthrough Finding' Reveals Why Certain COVID Patients Die
In some cases, provocative new research shows, some people -- men in particular -- succumb because their immune systems are hit by friendly fire.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - November 13, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Texas Becomes First State to Surpass 1 Million COVID-19 Cases Texas Becomes First State to Surpass 1 Million COVID-19 Cases
Texas recently surpassed California in recording the highest number of positive coronavirus tests. The true number of infections is likely higher because many people haven't been tested.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - November 12, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Biden COVID-19 Adviser Suggests Potential Lockdown Biden COVID-19 Adviser Suggests Potential Lockdown
A nationwide lockdown — paired with an economic stimulus package — could stem the dramatic spread of the coronavirus and potentially boost the economy.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - November 12, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Hospitals Hostile to Lowering Medicare Eligibility Age to 60 Hospitals Hostile to Lowering Medicare Eligibility Age to 60
Lowering the Medicare eligibility age is popular. About 85% of Democrats and 69% of Republicans favor allowing those as young as 50 to buy into Medicare.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - November 12, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Nearly 10% of Hospitalized Patients With COVID-19 Readmitted Nearly 10% of Hospitalized Patients With COVID-19 Readmitted
Patients are more likely to return to hospitals where they were treated for COVID-19 if they are older or have chronic diseases.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - November 12, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Over Half of Isolation Gowns Fail to Meet Protective Standards Over Half of Isolation Gowns Fail to Meet Protective Standards
ECRI hazard alert says these items include gowns manufactured in China and by nontraditional domestic suppliers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - November 11, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

How to Swab a Patient for COVID After a Tracheostomy How to Swab a Patient for COVID After a Tracheostomy
Drs Robert Glatter and Nina Shapiro discuss tips for safe and effective COVID-19 sampling in patients with tracheostomy tubes or in laryngectomy patients.Medscape Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - November 11, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Cystic Fibrosis Patients' Vulnerability to COVID-19 Infection Cystic Fibrosis Patients' Vulnerability to COVID-19 Infection
Clinicians treating patients with cystic fibrosis have had to face the possibility that their patients may be at greater risk of worse outcomes from COVID-19.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - November 11, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

FDA Grants Emergency Use to Lilly's Antibody COVID-19 Therapy FDA Grants Emergency Use to Lilly's Antibody COVID-19 Therapy
The emergency use authorization for bamlanivimab is for treating patients with mild to moderate COVID-19 who are at risk for severe disease or hospitalization.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - November 11, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

US Could Hit 200,000 Daily COVID-19 Cases Soon US Could Hit 200,000 Daily COVID-19 Cases Soon
On Monday, the national 7-day average of new cases was nearly 120,000, which is triple the average from mid-September.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - November 10, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

How Covid-19 Death Counts Morphed Into a Conspiracy Theory How Covid-19 Death Counts Morphed Into a Conspiracy Theory
With unfounded claims, the president has been feeding into the swirling political doubts that surround the pandemic.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - November 10, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Utah Issues Statewide Mask Mandate, Other Restrictions Utah Issues Statewide Mask Mandate, Other Restrictions
"Lives are at risk as COVID-19 cases surge and we report record hospitalizations and new deaths day after day," Utah Gov. Gary Herbert said."Our hospitals are full."WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - November 10, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Fear of Malpractice Lawsuits High Among Neurosurgeons Fear of Malpractice Lawsuits High Among Neurosurgeons
More than 80% of neurosurgeons have been sued, leading many to practice defensive medicine or consider ending their neurosurgery careers, a new survey shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - November 9, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

FBI Warns of'Imminent' Cyberattacks on US Hospitals FBI Warns of'Imminent' Cyberattacks on US Hospitals
Amid recent reports of hackers targeting and blackmailing healthcare systems and even patients, the FBI and other agencies have issued a warning of"imminent" cyberattacks on more US hospitals.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - November 6, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Waning COVID-19 Antibodies Expected, No Cause for Alarm Waning COVID-19 Antibodies Expected, No Cause for Alarm
Contrary to early reports of diminishing titers of anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies, the proteins persist for up to 6 months so far, against a backdrop of building evidence for strong T-cell responses.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - November 4, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Pregnant Women Face Higher Severe COVID-19 Risks, Studies Say Pregnant Women Face Higher Severe COVID-19 Risks, Studies Say
"Pregnant women should be counseled about the risk for severe COVID-19-associated illness including death."WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - November 4, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Biometric Changes on Fitness Trackers Detect COVID-19 Biometric Changes on Fitness Trackers Detect COVID-19
Adding passively monitored physiologic data from wearable devices to self-reported symptom data enhances an app's ability to discriminate between COVID-19 positivity and negativity, new data show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - November 4, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Don't Use N95 Masks for More Than 2 Days, Research Suggests Don't Use N95 Masks for More Than 2 Days, Research Suggests
With a worldwide shortage of N95 masks, healthcare workers have been forced to reuse masks intended for single use.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - November 2, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Asymptomatic on the Front Line? You May Have COVID Antibodies Asymptomatic on the Front Line? You May Have COVID Antibodies
Drs Robert Glatter and Craig Spencer discuss the relationship between the availability of PPE and the prevalence of asymptomatic healthcare workers with COVID-positive antibodies.Medscape Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - November 2, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

COVID-19 Diagnosed on CTA Scan in Stroke Patients COVID-19 Diagnosed on CTA Scan in Stroke Patients
A routine scan used to evaluate some acute stroke patients can also detect SARS-CoV-2 infection in the upper lungs, a new study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - October 29, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Acep 2020 acep 2020
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ACEP 2020Medscape Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - October 29, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Black Resident Dies After Childbirth, Highlights Tragic Trend Black Resident Dies After Childbirth, Highlights Tragic Trend
Black Resident Dies After Childbirth, Highlights Tragic TrendMedscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - October 29, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

If Trump Wins, ACA Replacement Plan May Not Come Quickly If Trump Wins, ACA Replacement Plan May Not Come Quickly
Still, Trump faces uphill battles on some of his preferred health initiatives, even if Republicans control Congress.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - October 28, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Vitamin D for COVID? We've Been Burned Before Vitamin D for COVID? We've Been Burned Before
What, if any, is the link between COVID-19 and vitamin D? Dr F. Perry Wilson digs into the data.Medscape (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - October 28, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

When Should Students Resume Sports After a COVID-19 Diagnosis? When Should Students Resume Sports After a COVID-19 Diagnosis?
"The thing that you need to keep in mind is that this is not just a respiratory illness."Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - October 27, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news