The exact ways in which COVID-19 is impacting children, particularly those under age 12, is still being examined. Reported at the IDWeek conference, Arkansas health officials presented data demonstrating the severe impact that the fast-moving Delta variant of COVID-19 can have on children. Key findings: From January 2021, the Delta variant led to 42% more […]
Shawna McCafferty, MD, a US Navy Veteran and a pediatrician in Charleston, South Carolina, provides a glimpse into her role as a “terrified and angry” doctor and mother seeing kids suffer from this latest wave and ultimately asking the question, “…exactly how much child death and devastation is acceptable?”
An OBGYN voices frustration — “silently cursing behind my mask” – with the patients who “recite a litany of scientifically illiterate reasons for not taking” the COVID-19 vaccine despite its 99%+ effectiveness in keeping them alive. Do you share this doctor’s sentiments?
Can you differentiate between bradykinin-mediated angioedema and the more common histamine-mediated angioedema? How significant is a delayed diagnosis? Do you favor on-demand or preventative therapy? What is the recommended therapy? Access to specialist care and effective treatment in the past 10 years has improved the quality of life and reduced the mortality rate in patients […]
Often undiagnosed due to its unspecific symptoms, hereditary angioedema (HAE) is a tricky condition that causes many patients unnecessary suffering with unnecessary surgeries and invasive diagnostic/therapeutic interventions. Read on to educate yourself on some of the alarming numbers on the orphan disease.
Which specialties will be most affected by changing age demographics among doctors? That’s the question the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) asks in their latest survey of “Active Physicians by Age and Specialty”, which tallied up the results of 935,000 practicing physicians in the US. Where does your specialty fall on the list?
After diagnosis during a partial mastectomy, this patient’s estimated blood loss was 58 mL, causing anemia and requiring a red blood cell transfusion along with ventriculoperitoneal drain placement. With a substantive bleeding history before the diagnosis, what would you do next with this patient? Work her up for von Willebrand disease? Do a complete blood […]
The FDA added a warning that Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine may trigger Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) in a small number of people. Of the 12.5 million Americans who received this vaccine, about 100 people reported having GBS, which is an acquired demyelinating polyneuropathy that often begins in the lower extremities and ascends over time with […]
According to a study of 135,000 doctors by Doximity, male physicians made, on average, 28% more than females in 2020, a 3% increase from the 2019 numbers. The survey, along with Medscape’s poll in 2021 that showed male specialist physicians overall making 33% more than females, points to a few other large gender pay gaps, […]
An extremely interesting case in New York is examined in this article, which chronicles a female patient suffering from multiple sclerosis and her suit against her neurologist for prescribing a new medication that her attorney feels goes beyond medical malpractice and into fraud under NY’s General Business Law 349: “deceptive acts or practices in the […]