The U.S. Surgeon General’s office estimates that more than 20 million people have a substance use disorder. Meanwhile, the nation’s drug overdose crisis shows no sign of slowing. Yet, by all accounts, there aren’t nearly enough physicians who specialize in treating addiction — doctors with extensive clinical training who are board-certified in addiction medicine. The opioid […]Continue Reading ...
Updated by: Brent Wisse, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology & Nutrition, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.Continue Reading ...
Today, in a late-breaking featured clinical research session at the American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions 2018, researchers from Penn Medicine present first-of-its-kind data on the impact of real-time CYP2C19 genotype results when prescribing antiplatelet drugs in the clinic. Following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)-;a minimally invasive procedure for the treatment of narrowing arteries inside the […]Continue Reading ...
Whether enlisting children in Kenya to scour neighborhoods for mosquito larvae or helping Zimbabwean children get treatment for chronic conditions, Stanford Medicine researchers and physicians who are taking on some of the world’s most pressing health issues know they can’t do it alone. “We share this planet with billions of people, a rich panoply of […]Continue Reading ...
The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix and Banner Health are collaborating to prevent life-threatening adverse reactions to medications. The Flinn Foundation awarded the Division of Clinical Data Analytics and Decision Support (CDADS) at the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix $1.5 million, which is being matched by Banner Health with in-kind staff […]Continue Reading ...
Columbia physician William Turner, MD, received a VP&S Award for Excellence for his efforts to recruit residents from underrepresented groups to Columbia’s internal medicine residency.Continue Reading ...
There is no association between access to federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) and emergency department visits for either uninsured or Medicaid-insured patients. That is the conclusion of a study to be published in the February 2019 issue of Academic Emergency Medicine (AEM), a journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM). The lead author […]Continue Reading ...
Sepsis is a life-threatening systemic inflammatory condition that develops in response to infection. One of its major complications is cardiovascular dysfunction, in which deterioration of the heart muscle, driven by decreased energy production resulting from reduced oxygen and nutrient supplies, frequently ends in organ failure. Now, in a new study published online in the Journal […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers with The Ohio State University College of Medicine, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Nationwide Children’s Hospital have found that a simple urine test can rapidly detect one of the world’s deadliest pregnancy-related conditions, which could have a major impact on global health. In an effort to reduce illness and deaths among […]Continue Reading ...
Michele Barry, MD, first began working in Zimbabwe in 1988 to help rebuild a medical education system that had been decimated by decades of political upheaval and corruption. “There was a brain drain; many left for South Africa,” said Barry, the senior associate dean for global health and the director of the Center for Innovation in […]Continue Reading ...
A new clinical trial investigating whether an herbal medicine product can benefit school-age children experiencing bedwetting is being led by a collaboration between researchers from the Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine (ARCCIM) at the University of Technology Sydney and the Office of Research at Endeavour College of Natural Health. The trial will […]Continue Reading ...
Feb 26 2019 Precision medicine is a focus of ongoing debate. In an environment of limited research funds, there are those who believe that precision medicine should be funded because it will improve population health, and those who feel that it shouldn’t, because it won’t. In a viewpoint published Jan. 28 in the Journal of […]Continue Reading ...
June Gordon, MD was nine months pregnant with her second child when she graduated from Stanford’s Emergency Medicine residency program last spring. She was a bit of an anomaly; the hours and obligations of a medical residency program present significant roadblocks to childbearing. “It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done, but I wouldn’t change it […]Continue Reading ...
ESport teams require preventive care, injury treatment protocols, according to a study in the British Journal of Medicine With more than 80 US colleges offering varsity eSport teams, physicians writing in the British Journal of Medicine say collegiate players should be treated as athletes, with an appropriate level of medical care to promote continuing health. […]Continue Reading ...
Suspected opioid overdose patients treated with naloxone are safe for discharge from the emergency department after one hour. That is the conclusion of a study to be published in the January 2019 issue of Academic Emergency Medicine (AEM), a journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM). The study is the first to clinically […]Continue Reading ...
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