Childhood BMI, HDL-C variability may up later-life diabetes risk

(HealthDay)—High variability in body mass index (BMI) and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) during childhood are associated with an increased risk for later-life diabetes, according to a study published online July 18 in Diabetes Care. Tingting Du, from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, China, and colleagues evaluated Continue Reading

Researchers create model to predict risk of low blood sugar in people with diabetes

A new study identifies the risk factors that could help healthcare providers recognize patients being treated for diabetes who are most likely to have low blood sugar. The predictive risk model, developed and tested by researchers from Regenstrief Institute, Indiana University School of Medicine and Merck, known as MSD outside Continue Reading

Air pollution associated with increased risk of emergency room admission for bleeding peptic ulcers

Exposure to elevated levels of nitric oxide (NO2) could trigger bleeding among patients with peptic ulcer, and increase the likelihood of emergency admissions, according to a study published in the journal Lancet Planetary Health. The study utilized a case-crossover study in the city’s elderly population to determine the effects of differing Continue Reading

Ped EM docs at risk for developing compassion fatigue, burnout, low compassion satisfaction

Pediatric emergency medicine (PEM) physicians are at risk for developing compassion fatigue (CF), burnout (BO), and low compassion satisfaction (CS), but proactive awareness of these phenomena and their predictors may allow providers to better manage the unique challenges and emotional stressors of the pediatric ED to enhance personal well-being and Continue Reading

Ped EM docs at risk for developing compassion fatigue, burnout, low compassion satisfaction

SurveyMonkey of 390 United States pediatric emergency medicine physicians using CFST. Credit: Kirsty Challen, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, United Kingdom Pediatric emergency medicine (PEM) physicians are at risk for developing compassion fatigue (CF), burnout (BO), and low compassion satisfaction (CS), but proactive awareness of these phenomena and their predictors may allow Continue Reading

Could a colonoscopy put you at risk for appendicitis?

In a recent study, scientists have suggested that patients who have undergone a colonoscopy may develop appendicitis a week after the procedure. The finding, which was published in JAMA Surgery, offers a new perspective on appendicitis and whether certain people are predisposed to it. While cases of appendicitis have been generally declining for the past couple Continue Reading