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Calling on the Surgeon General: What Americans Need Most | Medical Blog

By Linda Girgis, MD, FAAFP

Female Physicians May Be Especially at Risk of Burnout | Medical Blog

They tend to deal with psychosocial care more than male colleagues but can take steps to reduce stress

Ketamine Not Linked to PTSD in Military Trauma Setting | Medical Blog

Only acute stress disorder, total number of surgeries linked to PTSD development in multivariable analysis

Gastric Acid Suppression May Promote Liver Injury | Medical Blog

Expansion of intestinal Enterococcus faecalis in mice exacerbates ethanol-induced liver disease

Screening Tools Identify Potentially Inappropriate Meds | Medical Blog

However, substantial proportion of PIMS identified in internal medicine ward are not clinically relevant

‘Liquid Biopsy’ Shows Promise for Hepatocellular Carcinoma | Medical Blog

DNA methylation markers show effectiveness for diagnosis and predicting prognosis

Prevalence of Oral HPV Infection Higher for U.S. Men | Medical Blog

Overall prevalence 11.5 percent in men, 3.2 percent in women; high-risk HPV also more prevalent in men

Thrombosis Odds Up With Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffolds | Medical Blog

BVSs linked to increased risk of MI, target lesion revascularization and failure versus metallic stents

Commercial Weight Management Program May Help Prevent T2D | Medical Blog

Primary care referral to Weight Watchers is associated with weight loss, HbA1c reduction

No Evidence to Back Abdominal Hypopressive Technique | Medical Blog

Very limited research has been done on technique’s use for pelvic floor dysfunction treatment

Potentially Preventable Spending Concentrated in Frail Elderly | Medical Blog

Variation in preventable spending across Medicare subpopulations; 43.9 percent of total in frail elderly

Mortality Up for Male Recipients of Blood From Ever-Pregnant | Medical Blog

Receipt of red blood cell transfusion from ever-pregnant donor tied to increased risk for males

Glycemic Control Up With Oral Semaglutide in Type 2 Diabetes | Medical Blog

Phase 3 studies next to assess longer-term/clinical outcomes, safety

Machine Learning Model Predicts Risk of Upgrade to Breast CA | Medical Blog

Model can predict risk of upgrade of high-risk breast lesions to cancer using traditional, text features

Doctors Urged to Speak With Patients About Firearms | Medical Blog

Making a public commitment is encouraged as a positive action that physicians can take

Venovenous Hemodiafiltration Improves Metformin Toxicity | Medical Blog

Case report describes treatment of female patient who attempted suicide with metformin overdose

This Week’s Cartoon – Vader | Medical Blog

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Nearly 42% of users are satisfied with their EHR systems, survey finds | Feature

Okay, what was your first reaction when you read the above headline? Mine was a tweet: “How’s this for positive spin? LOL.” Some responses to me. @cwrightmd

Model Predicts Cost-Effectiveness for Anal Lesion Treatment | Feature

Findings show variation by age of HIV-positive men who have sex with men

Moderate Alcohol Consumption Tied to Lower Heart Failure Risk | Feature

But no link between alcohol intake, onset of atrial fibrillation over median of eight years’ follow-up

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