Tag: Connecticut

Connecticut Chapter of ACC at Center of Twitter Dustup

Tweets from a black female medical student about the perils of being on call after lengthy hospital shifts was met with a stinging rebuke from...

Doctor Marks ‘Right’ Instead of ‘Left’ Testicle, Then Operates

Florida regulators have imposed a fine and other measures on a Tampa doctor who made a crucial error prior to his patient’s testicular surgery, as...

States Announce Reopenings, End of COVID Restrictions

As COVID-19 cases fall and vaccination numbers rise in the U.S., governors are making plans to reopen businesses, resume public transportation, and lift public health...

Convenience, Cost, and Some Caveats

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. At-home testing for COVID-19 features great convenience, but pathology experts caution...

US Nursing Home Deaths Decline Sharply

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. When the U.S. coronavirus vaccination program began in December, residents and...

Physician-Level PCI Mortality Data May Be Misleading

Publicly reported percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) mortality data may be misleading with regard to cardiologists who perform PCI at multiple centers, new research suggests. Dr...

They Were Experts in Viruses, and Now in Pitfalls of Fame

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. BOSTON (AP) — Dr. Ashish Jha started 2020 thousands of miles...

Proposed RA Guidelines: Maximize Methotrexate Before Switching

New proposed guidelines for managing rheumatoid arthritis (RA) recommend that methotrexate (MTX) be used aggressively before other treatment options. Dr Liana Fraenkel Previous guidelines, last...

US Sets Another COVID Record, Hospitals Scramble

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Governors are toughening face mask rules and other restrictions as the...

Colleges Testing Wastewater to Find COVID Outbreaks Early

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. More than 65 colleges or universities in the United States are...

COVID ‘Immunity Passport’ No More Reliable Than a Coin Flip

But what if it’s 95% specific, meaning a 5% false-positive rate? Doesn’t seem too bad, right? Well, that means that 5% of the...

Yale Health System Keeps Updating Its COVID-19 Treatment Protocol

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. Hydroxychloroquine is currently first-line, and tocilizumab second-line, for people hospitalized with...

Cancer Prevalence Among COVID-19 Patients Higher Than Reported

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. An early report pegged the prevalence of cancer among COVID-19 patients...