Residents Perspective & Journal Articles

 
 

  • A Cardiac 'Electrical Storm' Is Coming! Dr Mattu describes and offers advice on evaluating and caring for patients presenting with a cardiac condition known as the 'electrical storm.'
  • Pandemic Fatigue -- Yes, It Is Real! Are you holding back a sea of emotions, stress, and anxiety? You are not alone. One nurse shares how her emotions came bubbling out unexpectedly and how to alleviate pandemic fatigue.
  • Diagnostic Accuracy of Virtual Cognitive Assessment and Testing This paper highlights the diagnostic uncertainty associated with virtual cognitive assessment and testing, which was widely implemented because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • How Often Should You Check Bone Mineral Density?   Osteopenia has a new name, and we're probably doing too many DEXA scans. Get up-to-date with The Curbsiders.
  • New FDA Guidance on T2D Trial Design Provides Flexibility   The FDA released new draft guidance for the evaluation of type 2 diabetes drugs. Dr John Buse discusses the impact this could have on clinical trials and the medications we might see from the changes.
  • Let's Stop Putting Gender on Birth Certificates   Professor Art Caplan discusses the possibility of removing sex as part of the information included in public birth certificates.
  • Why Three MDs From One Hospital Died by Suicide Three young medical residents working in the same program killed themselves within 8 months. Their colleagues described a toxic environment.
  • Does Violating HIPAA on Social Media Warrant Getting Fired?   Dr Alok S. Patel discusses and provides examples of inadvertent, well-intentioned HIPAA violations on social media.
  • New Resident in July? How to Manage the Stress It's July again -- stay out of the hospital. Emily Goncalves explains how this is a rough month to start residency and what you can do to make it better.
  • Postvaccination SARS-CoV-2 Infections in SNFs This report of breakthrough COVID-19 infections in vaccinated residents and staff of skilled nursing facilities revealed most were asymptomatic, and no secondary transmission occurred.
  • Outcome of a COVID-19 Outbreak in a SNF With Black Residents An analysis of the course of a COVID-19 outbreak in an urban skilled nursing facility highlights a proactive management strategy that can help improve outcomes for these patients.
  • With Tirzepatide, a 'Great Future' for Patients With T2D   Dr Juan Frias discusses results from the SURPASS trials and how tirzepatide might eventually be used in the clinical setting.
  • Microaggressions in Medicine What are microaggressions and how might they manifest within the framework of medicine? This article presents example scenarios and provides strategies to address them.
  • Ivermectin for COVID: How Do We Know What to Believe?   A meta-analysis of randomized trials of ivermectin suggests protection against COVID-19, but could there be problems with the study? Dr F. Perry Wilson digs in.
  • Be Nice or Leave! Manners Matter in Medicine Lousy attitudes and behaviors drain the energy required to stay resilient. Shaping a positive workplace culture takes intentionality and courage. What are you spreading and tolerating?
  • The Peculiar Timing of Death A lesson learned early in my medical career was poignantly underscored many years later.
  • Linked Clusters of SARS-CoV-2 Variant B.1.351 This report documents the first linked clusters in the United States of infections due to the South African SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.351 with no identified link to international travel.
  • High Levels of Prevention-Effective Adherence to HIV PrEP An analysis of data from a large PrEP trial finds high levels of prevention-effective adherence when considering sexual behavior and HIV risk during the trial period.
  • Advice to My Intern Self Everything is a learning experience. Here are 11 tips for new and current medical trainees.
  • Are Free Beer and Donuts the Way to Get More People Vaccinated?   Bioethicist Art Caplan discusses incentivizing vaccines and healthier habits in general.