Test your diagnostinc skills with this month's quiz from Visual Dx!
This week I spoke with Endocrinologist Harold Bays, where we discuss the problem of obesity, and the challenges of working with obese and diabetic patients to help manage their weight and stay healthy. Dr. Bays is the medical director and president of the Louisville Metabolic and Atherosclerosis Research Center, as well as an expert in obesity and lipid medicine, and has some great insights for both clinicians and patients alike.
New research published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association, concluded that palliative measures can significantly lower the risk of repeated hospital admissions and the need for invasive procedures such as mechanical ventilation and defibrillator implantation.
Researchers at Johns Hopkins have found that when testing for the coronavirus, the chance of a false negative result is greater than 1 in 5 and, at times, far higher. The researchers caution that the predictive value of these tests may not always yield accurate results, and timing of the test seems to matter greatly in the accuracy.
Episodes of atrial fibrillation can prove difficult to predict. However new research shows a flicker in the heart's rhythm can act as a warning sign for this common electrical disorder of the heart.
New research published in JACC: Heart Failure shows that in patients with heart failure, low health literacy increases the rates of hospitalization and mortality.
The experience of a physicians during the current COVID pandemic is not one-size-fits-all. The experience of a physician in rural Oklahoma for example, is likely very different from that of a physician at the epicenter of the outbreak in New York City. Listen to Comilla Sasson, MD - a physician from Aurora Colorado,- talk about her experiences in New York, why she went, and what she hopes to gain from the experience.
All that PPE can make communication difficult in an operating theatre. Thus the graphic found on twitter, showing some creative sign language doctors and nurses are using to get the point across. Enjoy!
In a study published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association, researchers show that blood pressure changes during exercise can be an important predictor of future cardiovascular health.
Some cardiovascular medications are prescribed to women less often than men according to a study published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association.