Pulmonary Medicine Perspective and Journal Articles

 
 

  • Outcomes of Hospitalized Pregnant Women With COVID-19 According to this report, having COVID-19 while pregnant may result in severe illness and adverse birth outcomes, including preterm deliveries, miscarriages, and stillbirths.
  • Role of Social Distancing in Mitigating Spread of COVID-19 Evidence that social distancing can play a key role in reducing transmission of COVID-19 could have important implications for prevention measures.
  • Most Chilblains Occuring in COVID-19 Negative Patients Chilblains have been the most frequently reported cutaneous lesions associated with COVID-19, but this study reveals that 80% of these patients tested negative for COVID-19. How can this be explained?
  • Is Patient Advocacy Making Us Cheerleaders, Not Medical Leaders? Dr Jack West worries that in our quest for positive outcomes, we've stopped being thought leaders and become cheerleaders instead.
  • How COVID Vaccines Were Developed so Quickly   WebMD Chief Medical Officer John Whyte talks with Dr Michelle McMurry-Heath about the speed of the COVID-19 vaccines and when a vaccine may be available to the general public.
  • 6 Big Changes Coming for Office-Visit Coding Next year, physicians may have an easier time coding for office visits -- and could even earn more money from them.
  • Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor-Related Pulmonary Toxicity Pulmonary toxicity from immune checkpoint inhibitors can be serious, and difficult to recognize. This article focuses on known pulmonary adverse effects of the checkpoint inhibitor nivolumab.
  • What the Biden-Harris COVID-19 Task Force Is Missing COVID-19 is taking an increasingly alarming toll on the nation's mental health, which makes this oversight all the more disappointing, according to two psychiatrists.
  • 20 Best Holiday Gift Ideas for Doctors Everyone wants to select the right gift, and this year more than ever, people want to give something that shows appreciation for a favorite physician in their life. Here are some great suggestions.
  • How the US Has Mishandled the Pandemic   WebMD Chief Medical Officer John Whyte talks with Dr Howard Koh about the missteps the United States has taken during the COVID-19 pandemic and how we can do better as vaccines become available.
  • COVID Thanksgiving Analogies: Drunk Driving or Safe Sex?   As the holidays approach in the midst of another COVID surge, health professionals need to rally around a common public health message, says Dr F. Perry Wilson.
  • Stop Calling Doctors Heroes and Saints: The Case Against Altruism People are showing their gratitude to healthcare professionals by calling them heroes, but that can have a negative impact, says a physician.
  • Early Outpatient Treatment of High-Risk COVID-19 Patients In this commentary, an epidemiologist makes the case for the efficacy of a combined regimen of hydroxychloroquine plus azithromycin or doxycycline in symptomatic high-risk COVID-19 outpatients.
  • Corticosteroids and Respiratory Tract Infection Risk in COPD Might the use of inhaled corticosteroids increase the risk for developing upper respiratory tract infections among COPD patients?
  • CDC Doc Addresses Today's Pandemic and the Next A CDC physician's experience battling antibiotic resistance in a COVID-19 world.
  • Ignoring the Sins of Our Patients As physicians, we are obliged to everyone who walks, staggers, or wheels through our doors -- regardless of what walk of life they've detoured from, sins they've committed, or what beliefs they hold.
  • Medscape APRN Compensation Report 2020 Find out how much APRNs are being paid and whether their earnings are static or increasing.
  • COPD Highlights From CHEST 2020   COPD highlights from CHEST 2020, reported by Dr Darcy Marciniuk, include analysis of the effect of ICS-containing therapies on lung function decline and cardiovascular risk after acute exacerbation.
  • How Do We Balance Business Interests With Social Distancing?   We want to stop the spread of COVID-19, but social distancing and limitations could put small businesses and restaurants out of commission. How do we stay safe and keep businesses going?
  • Cancer Prevention and Screening for Older Adults This review addresses special considerations regarding prevention and early identification of lung, colorectal, bladder, and kidney cancer for adults aged 65 and older.