“There is little evidence to guide clinicians in the process of opioid tapering, especially in primary care settings, where most opioid therapy is prescribed,” Joseph W. Frank and colleagues wrote.
Madeline Kane with CU School of Medicine said esophageal cancer is more common in men than women, and it is associated with older age, heavy alcohol use and tobacco use.
“As hospitalists, we need to think about what happens beyond the hospital walls and how we can support our patients after discharge, especially when it comes to home health care patients who can be very vulnerable,” said Christine D. Jones.
Marc Moss of the CU School of Medicine, a lung specialist, says that the problem is a “silent epidemic” in intensive care units, where at least 50 percent of physicians exhibit symptoms of burnout.
“On average, we see pandemics every 20 or 30 years or so, and they vary in terms of their intensity,” said Michelle Barron, medical director of infection prevention at the University of Colorado Hospital.
Joseph Frank, a primary care physician at Denver’s Veterans Affairs Medical Center who teaches at CU, said the new recommendations underscore that “the best physicians should not be providing pain treatment on their own.”
“If you’re not breathing well at night, that could affect your sleep quality as well,” said Jeffrey Sippel, a pulmonologist and sleep medicine expert at the University of Colorado Hospital.
A new study out of the University of California in San Francisco found the Apple Watch may be able to detect a heart condition that causes over 100,000 strokes every year.
The common lung disease debilitates millions of Americans and costs the country billions of dollars, but some very new—and very old—methods are emerging in fighting it.
“Over time, that can lead to failure of the right side of the heart,” explained pulmonary disease specialist David Badesch, head of the Pulmonary Hypertension Program at the University of Colorado.
Michelle Barron, an infectious disease expert with University of Colorado Hospital, says people with pets should be aware of the potential dangers of tick-borne illnesses.
Lucy Bradley-Springer was named to the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS during the final two years of the Obama administration.
Andrew Freeman, a cardiologist with National Jewish Health, says that doctors often worry that patients will balk at the idea of radically altering what they eat. But that’s slowly changing.
“Dry drowning is a common name for a condition where fluid floods the lungs, not because fluid is absorbed through the mouth of the breathing pipe, but because it leaks into the lung from the blood supply itself,” said Ivor Douglas.
In a paper published last month in Nature Chemistry, Gal explains how a young Pasteur fought against the odds to articulate the existence of chirality.