Residents Perspective & Journal Articles

 
 
  • Simplifying Hyponatremia With the Salt Whisperer   The Curbsiders share pearls from their most downloaded podcast ever, on hyponatremia with nephrologist Joel Topf, MD.
  • Nonfatal Drug and Polydrug Overdoses Treated in EDs This report describes changes in rates and proportions of suspected nonfatal drug and polydrug overdoses treated in U.S. emergency departments during the period 2018 to 2019.
  • Vitamin D for COVID? We've Been Burned Before   What, if any, is the link between COVID-19 and vitamin D? Dr F. Perry Wilson digs into the data.
  • Sustained Weight Loss and Breast Cancer Risk in Older Women Sustaining even a modest amount of weight loss later in life may be associated with a lower risk for developing breast cancer, a new study reports.
  • For COVID-19 Vaccines, ACIP Will Be a Critical Gatekeeper   Eric Topol and vaccine expert Paul Offit have a one-on-one to discuss where we are regarding the development, authorization, and/or licensure of vaccines to prevent COVID-19.
  • Claims About False COVID Deaths Are Reprehensible President Trump and others in the administration have claimed that physicians and hospitals are falsely attributing deaths to COVID in order to increase reimbursements. Here's why that is nonsense.
  • How Is Your 'Zoom-side Manner'?   Half a year into our experiment in telepsychiatry, Dr Drew Ramsey reflects on what we've lost and gained, and how we can do better.
  • Let's Not Get Too Excited About Having a Vaccine Really Soon   Dr Art Caplan discusses the known COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing and distribution considerations and the unknown timeline for public access.
  • Establishing a Strong and Lasting Mentor/Mentee Relationship It is important to do some background work and ask around about potential mentors. Often, resident colleagues and fellows have a good sense of current projects and which faculty work well with learners.
  • When It's Assumed That You're the Cleaner, Not a Cardiologist   Backstage at a cardiology conference, Michelle O'Donoghue was handed the dirty coffee mugs; the AV tech assumed she was the cleaner and not one of the late-breaking trial discussants.
  • Teen Finds 'Better Way' to Test for COVID   WebMD chief medical officer John Whyte talks with Taft Foley III, an 18-year-old high school senior and the youngest EMT in Texas, about his decision to launch his own mobile COVID-19 testing lab.
  • Will People Embrace a COVID Vaccine? It Depends   What percentage of the US population will get the COVID vaccine when one becomes available? A study shows that characteristics of the vaccine may affect uptake.
  • 12 End-of-Year Tax Tips COVID-19 has affected medical practices and income; and taking key actions now can help with your tax bite next April
  • Ageism and COVID-19: What Does Society's Response Tell Us? This commentary calls attention to the ageist attitudes that have emerged during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the implications of undervaluing the contributions to society made by older adults.
  • Heart Failure Biomarkers in COVID-19 Cardiac biomarkers may be abnormal in patients with COVID-19. Here a review of the interpretation of these markers in the context of the novel coronavirus.
  • Is Med Ed Changing for Better or Worse? From inserting social justice into curricula to changes in licensing examination, medical training is much different from how it was just a few years ago. Are things improving or has something been lost?
  • 'It Was Like Seeing a Disparity Built Right Before My Eyes' "When you're Black and you're a doctor, there is no badge big enough to make people realize you're a doctor."
  • Characteristics of Children Hospitalized With Confirmed COVID-19 This report details the demographics and clinical characteristics of children with COVID-19 severe enough to require hospitalization.
  • Addressing Trainee Telehealth Needs in Response to COVID-19 This article details how in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Veterans Health Administration ramped up its telehealth training of geriatrics professionals to optimize care for rural older adults.
  • Surgery Still Best Option in Obstructive HCM Promising results for a novel drug should not push surgical options aside for patients with obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, argue two surgeons.