earn free cme credit Earn CME credit by reading this article and completing the posttest. Sign Up Study Authors: Claudia C. Dobler, Allison S. Morrow, et al. Target Audience and Goal Statement: Pulmonologists, infectious disease specialists, emergency department physicians, hospitalists The goal of this study was to evaluate the comparative effectiveness and adverse events (AEs)
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Mar 21 2020 In view of the coronavirus pandemic, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) has underlined the need for long-term, knowledge-driven basic research. Like all infectious diseases, the current coronavirus pandemic can be tackled all the more effectively the better we understand the pathogen and its effects on humans.
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Please be advised that this video contains graphic footage of surgery. This video demonstrates a traditional tonsillectomy using cold steel instruments in a child with obstructive sleep apnea performed by Dr. Karthik Balakrishnan. Chapter Authors: Jason H. Barnes, M.D., Karthik Balakrishnan, M.D. Series Editors: Andrew J. Goates, M.D., Matthew L. Carlson, M.D. To learn more
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Atopic dermatitis, a.k.a. eczema, remains a major clinical problem despite a growing number of agents approved to treat it. At the now-cancelled American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology’s annual meeting (shuttered because of COVID-19), many of the scheduled research presentations addressed the topic. Here are some of the most interesting. Many Patients May Need
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The barber had with him his tools of trade: a black leather smock, a razor, clippers, scissors and tufts of black locks he had collected from the floor of his shop. He would use them to try to cover the bullet hole that tore through his client’s head. Antoine Dow owns a barbershop in the
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A new study from the MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences, in the UK, reports that while eating foods rich in sugar does not necessarily make you fat, they can make you very sick. They do this by increasing the level of a compound called uric acid in the blood. The study is published in
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A pedestrian wears a face mask as a precaution against transmission of the Covid-19 at Sol Square on March 19, 2020 in Madrid, Spain. Borja B. Hojas | Getty Images Most people in Spain’s capital city will get the coronavirus, according to the head of the Madrid region, with the country now reporting the second-highest
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With the cancellation of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology’s annual meeting on account of the COVID-19 outbreak, MedPage Today is reviewing some of the research abstracts that were scheduled for presentation. Here are some highlights of those focusing on asthma in children and adolescents. Parents’ Stress, Kids’ Breathing Trouble When minority parents
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Mar 19 2020 For decades, public health officials have directed the containment of emerging pandemics – perhaps most notably – the worldwide eradication of smallpox starting in the early to mid-1960s. Since then, surveillance systems have increased in number and sophistication with advances in data collection, analysis, and communication. From influenza
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The new coronavirus could kill millions across the United States, said Dr. Kathleen Neuzil, director of the Center for Vaccine Development at the University of Maryland’s School of Medicine.   “It would not surprise me,” she told CNBC on Thursday when asked whether the U.S. could see millions of deaths. “We need to prepare for the worst.”
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African-American and Hispanic adults with asthma were more likely to be treated in the emergency department (ED) than non-Hispanic whites, but were less likely to report on uncontrolled daytime symptoms of asthma, according to research from the cancelled American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) annual meeting. “After controlling for factors including income, education,
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A home-made movie showing a man in his backyard using a bucket of water to explain the British government’s strategy for tackling the coronavirus has gone viral. Robert Isaacs, a podiatrist, posted a video of himself filling up a plastic bottle to help explain how the U.K.’s National Health Service (NHS) could be overwhelmed if
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Your twenties can be some of the best years of your life. You’re finally an adult, and with that comes true freedom while still maintaining a resilient and youthful body and mind. While you certainly should enjoy the prime of your life, there’s also an element of preparation and long-term game that one should keep
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Nearly one-third of women who choose to have their ovaries removed before the natural age of menopause are susceptible to negative mood and executive dysfunction. A new study shows that a woman’s risk for such disorders may be linked with the degree of childhood adversity she experienced. Study results are published online today in Menopause,
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Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins told CNBC on Tuesday that the company’s video conferencing platform Webex saw a surge in user activity since the beginning of the month due to the coronavirus pandemic.  “In the first 11 business days of March, we’ve had 5.5 billion meeting minutes,” Robbins said on “Squawk on the Street.” “Yesterday we
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The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAAI) annual meeting may have been cancelled, but more than 800 abstracts were scheduled for presentation and are now published. Here are some of the highlights regarding allergies to pollen, pets, and household dust. School Desktops, Cafeteria Floors: What’s in That Dust? Many parents of food-allergic children
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Mar 16 2020 A component of breast milk may help protect premature babies from developing sepsis, a fast-moving, life-threatening condition triggered by infection. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., have found — in newborn mice — that a molecule called epidermal
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This is CNBC’s live blog covering all the latest news on the coronavirus outbreak. All times below are in Eastern time. This blog will be updated throughout the day as the news breaks.  Global cases: More than 169,387, according to Johns Hopkins University. Global deaths: At least 6,513, according to Johns Hopkins University. US cases: At least
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“It’s not an on-off switch, it’s a dimmer.” — Nancy Messonnier, MD, CDC’s director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, on whether containment strategies get dropped in lieu of mitigation strategies as the COVID-19 outbreak spreads. “There’s still a lot of unanswered questions.” — Yuko Hara, PhD, of the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery
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