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 […]
ASH used the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) approach to assess evidence and make recommendations toward the treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE). The panel agreed on 28 recommendations for the initial management of VTE, primary treatment, secondary prevention, and treatment of recurrent VTE events.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommendations in “COVID-19 Interim Guidance: Return to Sports”, a positive cardiac screen or other concerning findings from a recovered COVID-19 youth patient should prompt an electrocardiogram (EKG) and potential referral to a pediatric cardiologist. The updated guidance has a focus on cardiac evaluation.
In Study CK-301-101, the primary efficacy endpoint was objective response rate (complete + partial response, by independent central review), which was 47% (n = 15) in 32 mCSCC patients evaluable for response, including 3 complete responses and 12 partial responses. The results from the study were presented at the ESMO Congress.
In this “How I Treat” feature from Blood, the authors conclude with 3 representative cases to both illustrate the application of the outlined diagnostic schema and discuss common management considerations, specifically the selection of anticoagulation vs antiplatelet therapy for secondary prevention.
In this KevinMD podcast/article, Dr. Gregory Jasani, an emergency medicine physician in an inner-city, discusses his experiences treating COVID-19 patients and his thoughts surrounding the current mask mandates across the country. In his experience, wearing a mask is not about a person’s civil liberties, but rather the numbers game when you work in healthcare.
In this opinion piece from MedPage Today, the authors state “anti-psychiatry” was “formerly a healthy corrective, but the movement now distracts from real problems and actively hurts people, existing as a disorganized entity outside of mainstream medicine, largely propagated on social media and in non-peer-reviewed sources…that evade scientific dialogue and critique.”
Data on this topic continues to accumulate, with experts evaluating and revising their previous findings to reflect more accurately what is taking place with coronavirus transmission. The most current data shows transmission primarily occurs from person to person in close proximity. These are the top places and activities that increase the risk of catching coronavirus/COVID-19.
JAMA Internal Medicine sought to explore the high and the lows in debt-burdened medical specialties in a letter published in 2017. The authors emphasize that debt is only one factor when considering which specialty to pursue, and the causal relationship between debt burden and specialty is complicated. Where does oncology rank?