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Damar Hamlin’s Cardiac Arrest: A Cardiologist’s Perspective
Commotio cordis — cardiac arrest after a blunt force trauma to the chest — is thought to occur because a hard object strikes the chest in a vulnerable moment in the cardiac cycle, setting off ventricular fibrillation. The rare condition has been described with a ball strike to the chest, but primarily in young men whose chests haven’t fully developed, making them more susceptible to the blunt force of a ball.
Cardiology January 10th 2023
Mantle Cell Lymphoma: Optimizing Current Therapies
The diagnosis and treatment of mantle cell lymphoma are covered in this podcast by Jonathon Cohen, MD, MS, Associate Professor, Hematology and Medical Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine. He also discusses how BTK inhibitors and CAR T-cell therapy are changing the treatment landscape and what he expects will be presented at upcoming conferences.
Oncology, Medical January 3rd 2023
Case 38-2022: A 21-Year-Old Woman with Fatigue and Weight Gain
A mass measuring 4.8 cm by 5.0 cm by 3.9 cm was detected by transabdominal and transvaginal ultrasonography of the abdomen and pelvis. This mass was located along the posterior part of the right hepatic lobe. Following the clinic evaluation, there were two important questions to answer. Initially, was the adrenal tumor malignant or benign? Second, did the lesion secrete hormones?
Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism January 3rd 2023
A Rare Neurological Disorder Seen That May Have Been Sparked by RSV
Although the relationship between preceding viral illness and subsequent Guillain-Barre isn’t proven, it is a commonly observed pattern. The severity of GBS ranges from mild sensory disturbances to life-threatening loss of function requiring intubation.
Emergency Medicine December 21st 2022
Daratumumab in AL Amyloidosis
The first treatment for light-chain amyloidosis was approved by the FDA in 2021. Daratumumab-based regimens produce profound hematologic and organ responses, providing a new therapeutic foundation. Early detection, correct fibril typing, the challenges of the very advanced patient, and the lack of therapies to remove amyloid deposits are all being researched but remain elusive.
Hematology December 12th 2022
Terry Bradshaw’s Merkel Cell Carcinoma
The Hall-of-Fame quarterback recently alerted worried viewers about the diagnosis of the rare disease after he felt some pain in his neck. Ultimately, the diagnosis changed his outlook on life. “We’re going to go to Europe, going to go to Paris, going to go to wherever we want to go. I’m going to get all this in because I feel like I don’t want to put this off anymore … I may have 25, 30 years left, but I’m going to act like I got one.” Terry Bradshaw
Dermatology November 28th 2022