As the influenza season will coincide with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it’s perfect timing for the release of the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) influenza vaccination updated guidance. The comprehensive report indicates that COVID-19 vaccines can be co-administered with other vaccines, including influenza vaccines like egg-based flu vaccines and cell culture-based inactivated and […]
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 […]
The investigational agent – known as REGEN-COV (casirivimab and imdevimab) – was previously granted the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the treatment of mild to moderate COVID-19. Now, those who are at high risk for progression to severe COVID-19, including hospitalization or death, have an option.
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?
The additional approval expands immunization coverage to the most at-risk group for acquiring shingles – the immunocompromised. It also shortens the time to the second dose in the 2-dose Shingrix schedule. Decision support based on the Zoster Efficacy Study in Patients Undergoing HSCT (ZOE-HSCT) phase III trial (JAMA).
According to the SUSTAIN FORTE study presented online in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, doubling the dose of semaglutide (Ozempic) might be a helpful option for people not achieving glycemic goals. Still, some researchers aren’t convinced this is a sound strategy – “statistically significant but barely clinically relevant” — suggesting opting for another agent when […]
According to the interim guidance, “remote-learning highlighted inequities in education, was detrimental to the educational attainment of students of all ages, and exacerbated the mental health crisis among children and adolescents.” The AAP continues to recommend that all staff and students who are 2 years or older wear face masks unless medical or developmental conditions […]
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, […]
Despite many doing their research and learning all they can about the COVID-19 vaccine, patients may still come to you for more help. To assist your patients with their questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, here are 12 facts and insights shared by Sherita Golden, MD, MHS, chief diversity officer at Johns Hopkins Medicine, who specializes […]