Medical Students Journal Articles

 
 
  • Acute Catatonia on Medical Wards: A Case Series This case series demonstrates that catatonia, which is often treatable, may be underdiagnosed in acute medical settings due to low awareness of the condition among both generalists and psychiatrists.
  • ICD Discussions: What We Say and What They Understand This essay focuses on informed consent surrounding ICD implantation. Are patients being correctly educated about the short- and long-term implications--and do they fully comprehend?
  • Opioid Use Disorder Documented at Delivery Hospitalization This report indicates that national rates of opioid use disorder are increasing at an alarming rate among reproductive-aged and pregnant women.
  • Association Between the Frank Sign and Cardiovascular Events This review summarized current evidence for a correlation between the Franks sign--a diagonal earlobe crease--and cardiovascular disease. What might its pathophysiological basis be?
  • Could Social Bots Pose a Threat to Public Health? Social bots have received much attention lately for their use in automating and influencing political campaigns--should we be concerned about their potential influence in the health domain?
  • Brooke-Spiegler Syndrome Learn more about Brooke-Spiegler syndrome and find out how this condition is best diagnosed and treated.
  • Gender Differences Among General Surgery Residents What differences exist between male and female surgical residents in terms of work hours, burnout, and psychological well-being?
  • Changing Definition of Hypertension in Guidelines As recent conflicting studies have shown, the numeric definition of hypertension remains controversial. In this essay, the authors urge clinicians to treat patients as individuals, and not by mmHg.
  • Autopsy as a Source of Discovery in Cardiovascular Medicine This essay presents a brief historical survey of the autopsy as a source of discovery in cardiovascular medicine. What role might it play in the modern era of precision medicine?
  • Susceptibility to Alcohol Hangovers: Not Just Resilience Why do some drinkers claim to be hangover-resistant? Do they differ from hangover sufferers in regard to their levels of mental resilience and wellbeing?
  • Concussion: A History of Science and Medicine, 1870-2005 This essay highlights key research and discoveries from the long history of concussion science. How have perceptions, attitudes and understanding evolved since the mid-19th century?
  • The Future of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine--Again In this commentary, the author outlines the critical issues facing the field of pathology and laboratory medicine, and lays out his vision for its future as part of the global health community.
  • Caring for Older Surgical Patients Find out what there is to know regarding the needs of older patients undergoing surgery.
  • Family Medicine and Obstetrics: Let's Stop Pretending Is delivering babies still one of the core activities of family medicine--and should it be? This editorial comments on the changing role of family physicians in providing maternity care.
  • Geriatric Assessment: An Office-Based Approach What should be covered in a comprehensive geriatric assessment, and how is it best accomplished in a family practice office setting?
  • Comprehensive Interventions for Reducing Cannabis Use What interventions are most effective for preventing and reducing cannabis use? This article provides an overview of current psychosocial, pharmacological and risk reduction recommendations.
  • In the U.S. 'Healthcare' Is Now Strictly a Business Term In the United States, the business of healthcare and the practice of medicine are conflicting priorities. What can be done to shift the focus?
  • Burnout and Scope of Practice in New Family Physicians Does the broad scope of care that family physicians provide contribute to their higher rate of burnout compared to other specialties?
  • Potassium: An Ion With Dangerous Airs and Graces A new study demonstrates that both hyperkalaemia and hypokalaemia are associated with increased risk of mortality, underscoring the narrow range of a healthy serum potassium concentration.
  • White Privilege in Health Care: Recognition and Action In this editorial, the author argues that not only must we recognize implicit and unconscious racial bias and white privilege in health care, but we must also take responsibility to facilitate change.