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Accident Gives MS Doctor Insight Into Patients’ Lives

Editor’s note: The original text has been revised and updated. As Gavin Giovannoni, MBBCh, PhD, an esteemed British multiple sclerosis (MS) expert, set out for...

COVID-19 Drives Physician Burnout for Some Specialties

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Physician burnout remains at a critical level, at 42% overall ―...

Expert Offers Clinical Pearls on Leg Ulcer Therapy

Chronic leg ulcers of all types feature a significant inflammatory component for which medical compression therapy is absolutely the best form of anti-inflammatory therapy, Elena...

Bedside EEG Test Aids Prognosis in Brain Injury Patients

A simple, noninvasive electroencephalogram (EEG) may help detect residual cognition in unresponsive patients who have experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI), results of a new...

Researchers Evaluate Gynecology-Specific Laparoscopic Simulator

Students have similar confidence levels during a simulated laparoscopic vaginal cuff suturing task whether they train with the current standard laparoscopic simulator or a newer...

Protection Against Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Complications

A two-layer vaginal cuff closure during total laparoscopic hysterectomy is associated with fewer postoperative complications, compared with a standard one-layer closure, according to a retrospective...

More Children Swallowed Powerful Magnets After Federal Ban Blocked

(Reuters Health) – After a federal rule banning powerful rare-earth magnets was blocked by a judge, increasing numbers of children have been turning up in...

Infectious Disease Is an Increasing Threat From Climate Change

“I would argue that the most important reason to care about climate change is because of our children,” Saul Hymes, MD, said at the annual...

Post-Dental Extraction Bleeding Decreases With Mouth Splints

Dental extractions can cause significant risk of bleeding in hemophilia patients being treated with factor replacements. However, mouth splints significantly decreased the risk of postextraction...

Birch Bark Derivative Effective for Epidermolysis Bullosa

A gel derived from birch bark is the first topical medication ever tested in the treatment of epidermolysis bullosa (EB) to heal wounds faster than...

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...