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ACC Survey: COVID Slams Already Weary CV Workforce

The COVID-19 pandemic has left most people languishing, a few flourishing, and cardiologists just plain burned out. A new global survey shows rates of burnout nearly doubled during the peak of the pandemic, with more than one in three cardiovascular professionals, or 38%, reporting being burned out. Rates increased 48% among American cardiologists (from 27% […]

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Tendinopathy Risk With Fluoroquinolones ‘Extremely Small’ in Adolescents

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A new analysis finds a very low risk of tendinopathy in adolescents prescribed fluoroquinolone antibiotics. Fluoroquinolone treatment was associated with an “extremely small” excess risk for tendon rupture and tendinitis compared with alternate antibiotics, “which may not be clinically meaningful,” the study team writes in Pediatrics. “This analysis provides important […]

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Civil commitment for substance use disorder treatment—what do addiction medicine specialists think?

Amid the rising toll of opioid overdoses and deaths in the U.S., several states are considering laws enabling civil commitment for involuntary treatment of patients with substance use disorders (SUDs). Most addiction medicine physicians support civil commitment for SUD treatment—but others strongly oppose this approach, reports a survey study in Journal of Addiction Medicine, the […]

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Poll Shows Low Trust in US Public Health Systems

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A new survey shows only 54% of respondents have a great deal of trust in the CDC, the agency that led the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic, and even fewer have that level of trust in the FDA or the National […]

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Telemedicine Is Popular Among Mohs Surgeons – for Now

A majority of Mohs surgeons have adopted telemedicine during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new survey finds, but only half expressed interest in making it a permanent part of their practices. Dr Mario Maruthur A variety of factors combine to make it “very difficult for surgeons to make long-term plans for implementing telemedicine in their practices,” […]