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A surgical resident’s legal battle with her program | Feature

  A surgical resident is suing St. Louis University, its surgical residency program director, and its trauma service chief for what she claims is an unjustified decision

Top 10 Cartoon Captions Submitted | Feature

Our editors voted on the best captions submitted by your colleagues:  “Your blood work results are back and your mercury levels are through the roof.”   “Sal,

CME/CE – Conference Highlights: ASM Microbe 2017 | Feature

New research was presented at ASM Microbe 2017, the combined annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology and the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, from June 1 to 5 New Orleans. The features below highlight some of the studies that emerged from the conference.

Is there a definitive line that divides crazy from sane? | Feature

There are 374 mental disorders. How many do you have?  Is there a definitive line that divides crazy from sane? With a hair-raising delivery, Jon Ronson, author

VIDEO: Could a Drug Prevent Depression & PTSD | Feature

The path to better medicine is paved with accidental yet revolutionary discoveries. In this well-told tale of how science happens, neuroscientist Rebecca Brachman shares news of a

VIDEO: A Tribute to Nurses | Feature

Carolyn Jones spent five years interviewing, photographing and filming nurses across America, traveling to places dealing with some of the nation’s biggest public health issues. She shares

Vaccine-Type HPV Rates Down for Unvaccinated Young Women | Feature

Significant decrease among unvaccinated women aged 18 to 26 years from 2009-2010 to 2013-2014

Conjunctivitis Prevalence Higher for Adult Women Than Men | Feature

Bimodal age distribution; highest rates in children younger than 7, minor mode in early adulthood

EHR Data May Beat Claims Data in Assessing Sepsis Incidence | Feature

Based on clinical data, no change seen in incidence of sepsis, combined outcome of death or discharge

Doctors Spend Almost Six Hours Per Day on EHR Tasks | Feature

Clerical and administrative tasks including order entry, billing account for almost half of hours

PW Tablet CME Tutorial | Feature

Insurer Aetna’s Envelopes Revealed Customers’ HIV Status | Feature

Mail went to estimated 12,000 customers, and 23 complaints have so far been received

#PWChat – Pseudoscience in Medicine: Steering Patients Toward Reliable References | Feature

Join us Tuesday, September 26 at 3:00pm ET for a live, interactive tweetchat with Linda Girgis, MD, on how to steer patients toward reliable resources when it

Dupilumab Improves Quality of Life in Atopic Dermatitis | Feature

Correlation for QoL scores with changes in efficacy outcomes, including eczema area and severity index

Goshuyuto, Rabeprazole Shown to Treat Refractory H. pylori | Feature

3 cases successfully treated after eradication was not achieved with vonoprazan-based triple therapy

Racial Variation in Antibiotic Prescribing for Viral ARTI | Feature

Non-Hispanic black, Hispanic children less likely than non-Hispanic white children to receive antibiotics

PrEP Adherence Decreases Over Time in Adolescent MSM | Feature

Findings in diverse sample of adolescent men who have sex with men who are at risk for HIV

CDC: 60 Percent of America’s Single Men Report Using Condoms | Feature

Use of withdrawal before ejaculation up from 9.8 percent in 2002 to 18.8 percent in 2011 to 2015

Bladder catheter + oxygen supply tubing = death | Medical Blog

  According to the coroner of South Australia, a 72-year-old former member of the Australian national men’s soccer team died a “horrific” and “macabre” death after his

CME/CE: HIV Transmission Risk During Antiretroviral Therapy | Feature

The risk for transmitting HIV appears to persist during the first 6 months of antiretroviral therapy (ART), according to a study. For those taking ART for less than 6 months, researchers observed that patients had incomplete viral suppression in blood and genital compartments.

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