Tag: death and dying

Two Swings, Two Misses With Colchicine, Vascepa in COVID-19

The anti-inflammatory agents colchicine and icosapent ethyl (Vascepa; Amarin) failed to provide substantial benefits in separate randomized COVID-19 trials. Both were reported at the European...

Pandemic’s Toll on Seniors Extended Well Beyond Nursing Homes

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. As covid-19 resurges across the country, driven by the highly infectious...

Beirut: A year after the blast, survivors are still grieving, still angry, and still waiting for justice

Beirut, Lebanon CNN —   I wince every time I see footage of the Beirut port blast. In the leadup to its anniversary my colleagues...

Cryptococcal Meningitis: Single-Dose Regimen Noninferior

A single high dose of the antifungal agent liposomal amphotericin B (L-AmB; AmBisome, Gilead Sciences), with a background regimen of flucytosine and fluconazole, is noninferior...

Recent Trend: Melanoma Mortality Declining Rapidly

Declining trends in melanoma death rates accelerated from 2014 to 2018 in the United States, even as incidence rates increased for both males and females, according...

Docs Mobilize Help For Indian Colleagues Affected by COVID Surge

Clinicians from across the world are banding together to mobilize help for their colleagues in India, where more than 300,000 new cases of COVID-19 have...

Could It Happen Here? India’s Dire COVID Situation Likely to Worsen

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Reports out of India describe a dire COVID-19 situation unfolding, with...

Delay Surgery by 7 Weeks After COVID Diagnosis, Study Shows

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Seven weeks appears to be the ideal amount of time to...

CDC Data Strengthens Link Between Obesity and Severe COVID

Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Officials have previously linked being overweight or obese to a greater risk for more...

Rush Limbaugh Dies at 70 Following Lung Cancer Diagnosis

Feb. 17, 2021 — Rush Limbaugh, for decades a popular, controversial, and influential talk radio host and conservative commentator, died Wednesday, according to a family...

Cardiac Activity Not Uncommon After Lifesaving Measures Stop

Among critically ill patients pulseless after planned withdrawal of life-sustaining therapies, cardiac activity restarted in 14% of cases, new research shows. Reassuringly, most resumption of...

Two Doctors Dead, One by Suicide, in Texas Medical Office Standoff

Pediatrician Katherine Lindley Dodson, MD, was killed in an hours-long hostage situation Tuesday in her medical office in central Austin, Texas, Austin police said in...

US Surpasses 400,000 COVID-19 Deaths

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The U.S. passed 400,000 COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday, according to data...

What They Tell Us in the Time of COVID

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. This interview was edited for length and clarity. State and local...

“We Are Still Waking Up From the Trauma”

George Azar, MD, is a cardiology resident at Saint George Hospital in Beirut, Lebanon. Saint George is less than a mile from the Beirut port...

COVID-19 Update: Oleander Extract, Younger Adults

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think...

Comparison With 1918 Flu, Secondary Transmission

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think...

Unexpected Viral Load, Early HCQ No Help

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think...

Risks Posed by COVID-19-Infected Bodies Remain Unclear

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. As the coronavirus death toll has risen around the world, it...

Be Wary of New Treatments, HCW Infections

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think...

I’ve Never Been More Emotionally Exhausted

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MAY 06, 2020 — In the oncology division, we have been taking turns as the inpatient...

Large Study of COVID-19 NYC Hospital Cases Shows High Mortality

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A study of 5700 patients hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 in New...

Doctor Support Hotline, New Mortality Data

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think...

‘Tsunami of Grief’ to Hit as More Loved Ones Die

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. When John Pijanowski learned his father was to be taken off a...

A Message of Hope and a Grim Milestone

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. The coronavirus doesn’t take weekends off so neither does Medscape. Here...