A few of my favorite Medical sites:
• Academic Life in Emergency Medicine
- Patient With Blood Cancer Takes on Bias and 'Gaslighting'
After having her concerns dismissed by her doctor, a woman diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma partnered with the Lymphoma Research Foundation to spread the word about unique challenges facing patients. MDedge News
- First IL-17 Inhibitor Approved in Europe for HS Patients
The European Commission has approved the first interleukin-17A inhibitor for treating hidradenitis suppurativa. Medscape Medical News
- Radiation Oncologists Report Troubling Staff Shortages
A recent survey from ASTRO revealed that many radiation oncologists are experiencing staff shortages that are affecting patient care. A team met with members of Congress to discuss policy fixes. Medscape Medical News
- Staggering Numbers' of Americans Lose Medicaid
In what's known as the Medicaid "unwinding," states are combing through rolls to decide who stays and who goes. KFF Health News
- Unprecedented Drop Seen in Early CRC Due to Aspirin Use
The study confirms evidence from 30 years of research that suggests regular aspirin use reduces cancer risk. MDedge News
- NIH’s ComboMATCH initiative will test new drug combinations guided by tumor biology
Study seeks to identify promising treatments that can advance to larger, more definitive clinical trials
- NIH scientists find treatment for rare genetic skin disorder
Genome sequencing reveals genetic basis for disabling pansclerotic morphea, a severe inflammatory disease.
- Large study provides scientists with deeper insight into long COVID symptoms
NIH-funded research effort identifies most common symptoms, potential subgroups, and initial symptom-based scoring system – with aim of improving future diagnostics and treatment.
- Brain signatures for chronic pain identified in a small group of individuals
NIH-funded study shows preliminary results that could lead to new pain treatments.
EM Journal Watch Newsfeed:
- Chest CT for Suspected Pulmonary Embolism in Emergency Departments
Using computed tomography for suspected pulmonary embolism is increasing, despite clinical decision rules designed to limit use.
- How Accurate Are Unenhanced CT Scans for Evaluating Acute Abdominal Pain?
Accuracy is ≈30% lower than for contrast-enhanced computed tomography.
- Neurological Emergency Care in a Managed Care Teleneurology Network
The benefits of teleneurology extend beyond stroke.
- What Is the Diagnostic Yield of Head CT in Delirium Patients?
Across multiple studies, 1 in 8 patients had acute or subacute abnormal findings.
- Prehospital Risk Stratification with Troponin Point-of-Care Testing
A modeling study suggests that costs can be minimized by using prehospital point-of-care troponin testing.