According to a new study in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine, weakness, poor blood sugar control, and gastrointestinal complaints can now be added to the known symptoms of COVID-19, which included fever, coughing, and shortness of breath. Researchers analyzed 12,000 adult patients in New York City emergency departments to compile the data.
We’ve been hearing about hydroxychloroquine seemingly since the pandemic started, and there is no question that doctors need to determine whether hydroxychloroquine is an efficacious treatment for adults hospitalized with COVID-19. Does this Original Investigation from JAMA finally provide some clarity to the drug’s use among patients hospitalized with the virus?
In this article/podcast from KevinMD.com, a nephrologist discusses being terminated after 15 years at the same institution as a physician in a private practice multi-specialty clinic. Despite getting employees to focus on accountability and rally behind organizational goals – not to mention the ongoing challenges of dealing with COVID-19 – the physician was fired. Was […]
In this article/podcast from KevinMD.com, the author fears that after decades of progress in detecting, treating, and preventing many types of cancers, this nation could face a “cancer pandemic” in the next ten years as a result of this delay in routine screenings. These missed cancer screenings will likely result in delayed cancer diagnoses, recurrence […]
In this podcast/article from KevinMD.com, the author questions how FIGS – a design-driven medical apparel company – let a flagrantly offensive advertisement against DOs get published, in addition to other criticism: “We should also ponder how – despite 150 years of DO education within the US – we’ve failed to correct the systemic discrimination against […]
To help ready physicians with sound, scientific knowledge—untarnished by political views—essential to combating COVID-19, the Annals of Internal Medicine and the American College of Physicians hosted the COVID-19 Vaccine Forum on 10/16/20 to offer current, evidence-based information related to the science, approval processes, and development of clinical recommendations for vaccines.
In this Cleveland Clinic article, an internal medicine specialist discusses the different levels of COVID-19 infection risk in delivery, patio dining, and delivery for those that want food from a restaurant. The basics are covered, including wearing a mask to protect your server, but the article also discusses the attention that should be paid to […]
Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), joined Lungcast, a respiratory health podcast series from HCPLive and the American Lung Association (ALA), to discuss the CDC’s varying take on SARS-CoV-2 transmission and testing parameters. Fauci also shared suggestions for college campus to mitigate community-based spread while classes continue.
In this editorial from The New England Journal of Medicine, the authors criticize the country’s leadership on its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, presenting several pieces of evidence to reinforce their claims. From politicizing the Food and Drug Administration to undercutting trust in science and government, the leaders of our nation are “causing damage that […]
The report is based on data collected from Medscape’s Physician Compensation Report 2020 in February 2020, representing responses from more than 17,000 physicians in more than 30 specialties. The slideshow paints an interesting picture considering the financial landscape for many physicians has changed due to COVID-19’s impact on medical practices.