COVID-19-related inflammatory condition more common in black children in small study
June 5, 2020
It appears any increased risk in black children for developing the multisystem inflammatory syndrome linked to COVID-19 is likely due to social disparities.
COVID-19: Problematic gambling could worsen
June 2, 2020
Multiple aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic have the potential to instigate or exacerbate addictive behaviors such as problematic gambling.
Novel inflammatory syndrome in children possibly linked to COVID-19
May 8, 2020
Although cases of the Kawasaki-like symptoms are rare, health authorities advise any children presenting with the symptoms be taken immediately to see a specialist.
Standing orders for vaccines may improve pediatric vaccination rates
April 29, 2020
Four in ten pediatricians don’t use standing orders for immunizations, but the strategy might alleviate falling vaccination rates during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sleep in the time of COVID-19
April 16, 2020
Staying home during the coronavirus pandemic may lead to increased stress that could induce or worsen insomnia.
iPLEDGE allows at-home pregnancy tests during pandemic
April 3, 2020
Patients taking isotretinoin can use telemedicine to meet with their prescribing physicians instead of in-person visits, and female patients can use at-home pregnancy tests to comply with the requirements of the iPLEDGE program during th...
Newborn transfer may not reflect true rate of complications
February 13, 2020
Stratifying by hospital’s level of neonatal care should be considered.
Abuse rate of gabapentin, pregabalin far below that of opioids
June 19, 2019
SAN ANTONIO – “Both gabapentin and pregabalin are abused but at rates that are 6-56 times less frequent than for opioid analgesics,” wrote Dr. Kofi Asomaning.
Anxiety, depression, burnout higher in physician mothers caring for others at home
January 28, 2019
While the study did not examine physician fathers, caring for someone with a major illness or disability more frequently falls to women.
Healthy, ethical environments can alleviate ‘moral distress’ in clinicians
October 29, 2018
Moral distress in health care providers can lead to burnout, poor retention, reduced productivity, and poorer care.