Substance Abuse and Addiction Perspective

 
 
  • Ivermectin or Fluvoxamine for Outpatient Treatment of COVID-19   We need effective outpatient therapies for COVID-19. Do either of these repurposed drugs fill the bill?
  • How Physicians Can Provide Better Care to Transgender Patients People identifying as transgender don't seek primary care because of fear of noninclusive environments and mistreatment. K. Ashley Brandt, DO, spoke with Medscape about how clinicians can change that.
  • Romance, Drugs, and Death: Changing Physician Attitudes   Dr Art Caplan discusses findings from the biannual Medscape Ethics Report on topics related to physician-assisted suicide, random drug testing, payment influence, and romance.
  • Tobacco Use Disorder: How to Break the Chain   Pearls from The Curbsiders include dosing nicotine according to how quickly a smoker lights up upon waking in the morning.
  • Climate Change: Dermatologists Address Impact on Health 'Climate change is not a far-off threat but an urgent health issue,' Dr Misha Rosenbach, from Penn Medicine, wrote in an editorial with coauthor Mary Sun, a med student at Mount Sinai in New York.
  • Cancer News to 'Shout From the Rooftops'   Between 1988 and 2021, 5 million cancer deaths have been avoided because of improvements in prevention, early diagnosis, and treatment, according to a new study.
  • Is Red Meat Bad for Your Heart?   Drs Kopecky and Lopez-Jimenez discuss the research on health effects of eating processed and unprocessed meat in the wake of a controversial guideline.
  • 'I Think I'm Transgender': A Clinician's Guide to Next Steps What do you do when a patient discloses that they think they are transgender? Here are the first steps to take.
  • Medscape Internist Lifestyle, Happiness & Burnout Report 2021 Medscape surveyed internists about their lives before and during the COVID-19 pandemic, including how burnout and depression have affected their relationships, career, and happiness.
  • Why Hospital's Response to Dr Moore's Death Doesn't Cut It Indiana University Hospital's response to the COVID-19 death of a Black doctor reveals racial disparities in the healthcare system.
  • Using AI to Maximize the Value of Radiographic Images Artificial intelligence (AI) is expected to one day affect the entire continuum of cancer care – from screening and risk prediction to diagnosis, risk stratification, treatment selection, and follow-up.
  • The Importance of Family Acceptance for LGBTQ Youth In general, LGBTQ adolescents and young adults have higher levels of depression, suicide attempts, and substance use than those of their heterosexual peers.
  • Does Your Patient Have Latent TB Infection? Test Your Knowledge Learn how to identify and treat latent tuberculosis infection, thereby preventing TB disease and accelerating progress toward elimination.
  • Medscape Cardiology Ethics Report 2020 Medscape looked at how cardiologists' ethics have changed in recent years. Cardiologists told us how they feel about the critical issues they face and the choices they make.
  • Medscape Internal Medicine Ethics Report 2020 Medscape looked at how internists' ethics have changed in recent years. Internists told us how they feel about the critical issues they face and the choices they make.
  • Medscape Family Medicine Ethics Report 2020 Medscape looked at how family physicians' ethics have changed in recent years. Family physicians told us how they feel about the critical issues they face and the choices they make.
  • Medscape Neurology Ethics Report 2020 Medscape looked at how neurologists' ethics have changed in recent years. Neurologists told us how they feel about the critical issues they face and the choices they make.
  • Medscape Oncology Ethics Report 2020 Medscape looked at how oncologists' ethics have changed in recent years. Oncologists told us how they feel about the critical issues they face and the choices they make.
  • Medscape Psychiatry Ethics Report 2020 Medscape looked at how psychiatrists' ethics have changed in recent years. Psychiatrists told us how they feel about the critical issues they face and the choices they make.
  • Is Coronary Plaque Regression Possible?   Regression of some types of coronary plaque is possible but not 'simplistic.' Drs Lopez-Jimenez and Kopecky offer their expert insights.