CT contrast shortage

Man, we are in trouble. Everyday there is a new shortage in the hospital. From ACS: The ACS is monitoring the recent shortage of intravenous contrast media reported by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is encouraging collaboration with the American College of...

Medical Student wins $10k on Moraxella research

I thought that this was pretty cool. Research on Moraxella catarrhalis—an upper respiratory bacterium that exacerbates chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)—earned the top prize during the 2021 AMA Research Challenge. The research, lauded by judges for its...

Hospital Infections Increase

From Cambridge Press: In a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) ward in 2020, preventing a catheter-associated urinary tract infection was probably not always the foremost consideration for healthcare staff. Nurses and doctors were trying to save the lives of surges of...

WV Covid19 Map 4-13-2020

All of the information in this post comes from the WV Department of Health and Human Resources.Covid19 infections (positive tests): 633 Deaths: 9 County State Infections Barbour West  Virginia 4 Berkeley West  Virginia 98 Boone West Virginia 1 Braxton West Virginia 1...

Gun Violence Is Killing Us

When you look at the statistics for gun violence in the United States, they are actually better. About 20 years ago, we had more homicides in the United States than we had Americans dying in automobile crashes. Almost 13,000 Americans died in 2016 because of firearm...