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The Ally in the Waiting Room

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. We think of a patient’s recovery happening in multiple locations –...

Most Home Health Aides Need to Work, Even When Lacking PPE

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Sue Williams-Ward — pictured with her granddaughter Tamarya Burnett — was...

Prehospital Plasma Boosts Survival in Traumatic Brain Injury

Prehospital plasma, administered soon after injury, appears to improve survival for patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI), results of a new analysis suggest. Administration of...

Conservative Parameters’ Key to Maximizing Cosmetic Results

Cosmetic laser procedures in darker skin types are associated with higher risks of pigmentary alterations and scarring, but can be performed safely with special considerations,...

Tough to Tell COVID From Smoke Inhalation Symptoms

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The patients walk into Dr. Melissa Marshall’s community clinics in Northern...

Researchers on Study Curve for Gender-Affirming Vaginoplasty

Patient outcomes after gender-affirming vaginoplasty may improve as surgeons gain experience with the procedure, research suggests. For one surgeon, certain adverse events, including the need...

Seeping Under Doors, Bad Air From West’s Fires Won’t Ease Up

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Dangerously dirty air spewing from the West Coast wildfires is seeping into homes and businesses, sneaking into cars through air conditioning...

Novel Oral Drug Improves Sunlight Tolerance

Dersimelagon, a novel once-daily oral selective melanocortin-1 receptor agonist, significantly boosted sunlight tolerance in patients with erythropoietic protoporphyria in a multicenter, phase 2, randomized trial,...

Woman Is First in US to Get Second Face Transplant

BOSTON (AP) — For the second time in a decade, a New Hampshire woman has a new face. Carmen Blandin Tarleton underwent a second face...

Unfriend Hospital’s Name, Staff Says

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A local mask-wearing campaign, objections to a hospitals name, and a...

Predictors of Improvement in Disorders of Consciousness

Younger age, shorter time since injury, higher level of responsiveness and consciousness, and EEG reactivity to eye opening are all factors that can predict 6-month...

Patients Usually Understand and Agree With Physicians’ Notes

Given an opportunity to see physicians’ notes about their visits, patients mostly understand and agree with them, a survey shows. Overall, 93% of respondents said...

Older Adults Often Underestimate Ability to Prevent Falls

An intervention designed to prevent serious fall injuries among older adults was less effective than researchers expected but did identify important ways for clinicians to...

Genetic Factors May Explain Divergent Outcomes in Severe TBI

A variation of the gene that encodes the B-cell lymphoma 2 (Bcl-2) protein increases the risk for intracranial pressure (ICP), cerebral edema, and need for...

Cumulative Brain Damage in Athletes Can Occur Without Concussion

Even athletes who don’t experience concussion but suffer repeated jolts or falls inherent in contact sports can experience subtle and cumulative brain changes, new imaging...

COVID-19 Ruins Korean Med Graduate’s US Plans

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MAY 16, 2020 — I didn’t stumble into medicine; I ran into it. After my...

Safe to Delay Dialysis in Critically Ill With Acute Kidney Injury

With the exception of urgent indications — and with close patient monitoring — delaying renal replacement therapy (RRT), such as hemodialysis, in critically ill patients...

Psychiatrist-Run Hotline Offers Docs Emotional PPE

A study conducted by Gold and colleagues that analyzed data from 2003 to 2008 showed that compared to the general public, physicians who died by suicide were...

Worry, Anxiety Tied to Increased Inflammation

Worry and anxiety are strongly linked to fluctuations in levels of inflammatory markers, which can compromise the immune system, potentially leaving individuals at increased risk...

Rapid Response to PTSD Therapy May Predict Long-term Improvement

Patients who experience a rapid response to cognitive processing therapy (CPT) for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have a greater likelihood of sustained improvement, new research...

Opioid Epidemic Continues to Wreak Havoc Among Young Children

Children younger than 6 years are exposed to fewer prescription narcotics now than they were in 2010, but the opioid epidemic continues to wreak havoc...