Sepsis and septic shock are common oncologic emergencies that require vigilant, timely diagnosis and intervention. Timely and effective detection and treatment of these conditions are key to patient survival.
Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacterales, extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Enterobacterales, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa with difficult-to-treat resistance have been designated as urgent or serious threats by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The field of medicine has been plagued by the underrepresentation of African Americans, people of Hispanic heritage, and Native Americans, as well as institutional racism and sexism that have persisted for decades.
Clinical Pain Advisor met with Scharles Konadu, MD, a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine Gastroenterology Specialty Board, to discuss how deeply racial inequity is woven into our health care system.
The gains in the global fight against tuberculosis have been threatened as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, including a diversion of resources that have led to disruptions in ongoing research and control programs.
Polyethylene glycol (PEG) found in mRNA-based COVID vaccines, Pfizer and Moderna, have excluded patients due to risk of allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis; the recent approval of Janssen’s COVID-19 vaccine, which contains polysorbate, provides an alternative for this population.
Fear of the COVID-19 pandemic has caused patients to cancel or delay necessary cancer screenings, diagnostic tests, wellness exams, elective surgeries, and immunizations; the repercussions of this may be immediate, or not seen for months to years.
The Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, ChAdOx1, released 4 studies to analyze its efficacy in the prevention of mild, moderate, and severe COVID-19 infection; new studies also address rising concerns in the vaccine’s ability to protect against variants B.1.1.7 and B.1.351.
We speak with Mildred Solomon, EdD, President of the Hastings Center and Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, where she directs the school’s Fellowship in Bioethics, about the COVID-19 pandemic, health equity, and vaccine distribution.