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Ultraprocessed Foods

Science Based Medicine

What are “ultraprocessed foods” and are they a health risk? One would think there is reason for concern, given all the hyped headlines, but as is often the case the data is somewhat complicated. The complexity begins with the fact that there is no agreed-upon operational definition of “ultraprocessed food” (UPF). Processed food generally refers to food products that are already prepared […] The post Ultraprocessed Foods first appeared on Science-Based Medicine.

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Opioid Use Disorder in the ED - An Interview with Corey Hazekamp, MD, MS

EB Medicine

In this episode, Sam Ashoo, MD and T.R. Eckler, MD interview Corey Hazekamp, MD, MS, one of authors of the June 2024 Emergency Medicine Practice article, Managing Emergency Department Patients With Opioid Use Disorder Current State of Opioid Epidemic Overview of overdose deaths and trends. Data and statistics about opioid overdose mortality rates.

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Adenomatosis: Understanding a Complex Condition

Emergency Live

An Intricate World of Adenomatous Polyps Adenomatosis occurs when numerous adenomatous polyps form within the body. Adenomatous polyps are benign glandular tumors. They can arise in various organs, but are most common in the colon. These polyps vary greatly in shape and size and, although benign in the early stages, can become neoplastic cells if […] The post Adenomatosis: Understanding a Complex Condition appeared first on Emergency Live.

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REBEL Core Cast 124.0 – Hyperinsulinemia Euglycemia Therapy

RebelEM

Take Home Points Management of severe beta-blocker and calcium-channel blocker toxicity should occur in a stepwise fashion: potential gastric decontamination, multiple lines of access, judicious fluids, calcium, glucagon, and vasopressors as needed. Initiation of high dose insulin therapy requires a tremendous amount of logistical and cognitive resources as it requires cross-disciplinary collaboration and is prone to mismanagement.

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The Critical Roles of Clinicians in Product Development

MDisrupt

In the rapidly evolving landscape of healthcare technology, the integration of clinicians into product development teams has emerged as a crucial element for success. As a panelist on "Clinicians who VC," I had the opportunity to discuss the multifaceted roles clinicians play in product development and the unique value they bring to the table.

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Nebulised GTN in the ED

Life in the Fast Lane

Kane Guthrie Nebulised GTN in the ED Nebulised GTN in the ED.

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5 Important Factors to Consider When Selecting a Defibrillator Battery

AED Leader

When selecting a defibrillator battery, there are several important factors to consider. The battery is crucial to any defibrillator, as it powers the device and ensures its readiness in emergencies. Choosing the correct battery is essential to ensure your defibrillator’s optimal performance and reliability. This article will discuss five essential factors when selecting a defibrillator battery. 1.

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Understanding the California Consumer Privacy Act Training

American Medical Compliance

The following Understanding California Consumer Privacy Act Training will educate California residents and businesses on the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and its scope. In today’s digital age, the protection of consumer privacy is more critical than ever. The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) stands as a pivotal regulation is designed to safeguard the personal information of California residents.

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Evolutionary Psychiatry: Two upcoming events

The Evolution & Medicine Review

Evolutionary approaches to understanding mental disorders are growing fast. Here are two opportunities to learn more. On August 5-6 in Durham, UK, the Evolutionary Psychiatry ISEMPH Pre-meeting will bring many leaders in the field together for two days of presentations and discussions…and enjoying each other’s company!

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National Patient Safety Goals Training for Hospitals

American Medical Compliance

Ensuring patient safety is a cornerstone of high-quality healthcare. The Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs) aim to improve patient safety by addressing critical harm areas. These goals provide a framework for hospitals to identify and mitigate risks, ensuring that patients receive the safest care possible. Furthermore, this training course is specifically designed to help healthcare professionals understand and implement the latest NPSGs.

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My Paul Wood Lecture at the British Cardiac Society

Stop and Think

I recently had the honor to give the Paul Wood Lecture at the British Cardiovascular Society meeting in Manchester. My topic was a broad one. Many of the previous Paul Wood lecturers are people who generate medical evidence. As a practicing doctor, I am only a user of said evidence. My interest, and the focus of this newsletter, is the appraisal and translation of that evidence to patient care.

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Hepatectomy: Surgical Removal of the Liver

Emergency Live

What is Hepatectomy? Hepatectomy is a surgical operation that involves the total or partial removal of the liver. It may be necessary to treat various medical conditions such as liver tumors, metastases from other cancers, traumatic injuries, or chronic diseases like cirrhosis. Depending on the extent of the removal, hepatectomy has different categories, including lobectomy, […] The post Hepatectomy: Surgical Removal of the Liver appeared first on Emergency Live.

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It’s Your Call – June 2024

Total Medical ComplianceHIPAA

OSHA/Infection Control: Can you refuse to use a safety device for a sharp instrument on the basis that it costs too much? By law, you must review your sharps (any device that cuts or punctures the skin) every year. Any new safety devices that have the potential to be safer than what you are using must be evaluated by the personnel who would be using it.

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emDOCs Podcast – Episode 102: Hypocalcemia in Trauma and the Diamond of Death

EMDocs

Today on the emDOCs cast with Brit Long, MD ( @long_brit) , we look at hypocalcemia in trauma and the diamond of death. Episode 102: Hypocalcemia in Trauma and the Diamond of Death Why is hypocalcemia in trauma something we should know about? Previous triad of death = hypothermia, acidosis, and coagulopathy. All are associated with critical illness and severe hemorrhage.

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HIPAA, Battling Parents, and Minor’s Health Records

Total Medical ComplianceHIPAA

Dealing with a minor’s health records can be a minefield when a child is from a blended family, or the parents have a contentious divorce ongoing. This gets especially sticky when you add in stepparents, grandparents, and situations where a minor controls all or a portion of their own records. Reviewing the basics can help your practice stay ahead of a potential costly HIPAA violation.

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Sterile or Clean Gloves for Laceration Repair?

Taming the SRU

Perelman VS, Francis GJ, Rutledge T, Foote J, Martino F, Dranitsaris G. Sterile versus nonsterile gloves for repair of uncomplicated lacerations in the emergency department A randomized controlled trial. Ann Emerg Med 2004;43(3):362–70. 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2003.09.008 This was a multicenter, prospective, and single blinded randomized control trial designed to determine whether rates of infection after repair of uncomplicated lacerations in immunocompetent patients is comparable using clean non