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All Specialties November 15th 2023
Images in Clinical Medicine: Quadriceps Tendon Ruptures
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Woman Dies Hours After Consuming Panera’s “Charged Lemonade”: Examining the Hazards of This Sweet Beverage for Certain Patients
The tragic case of a 21-year-old woman who died after consuming a highly caffeinated beverage underscores the importance of educating patients about the potential dangers of such drinks. Particularly concerning is that this beverage was consumed by a patient with long QT syndrome type 1 – a condition known to increase the risk of abnormal heartbeats.
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The rise in Vibrio bacteria infections, linked to increasing ocean temperatures, is a stark reminder of why we need to pay attention to the changing landscape of infectious diseases. With as many as one in five people with this infection dying, sometimes within days, it’s clear that this is a public health issue that warrants our attention.
Dermatology October 25th 2023
Should Midodrine Be Used as an Intravenous Vasopressor-sparing Agent in Septic Shock?
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Emergency Medicine October 19th 2023