Sang Taek Kim Returns to YSM to Lead Immunotherapy Adverse Events Program
A physician scientist, Sang Taek Kim, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine (rheumatology), is interested in the autoimmune complications induced by cancer immunotherapy. In his new role, he serves as director of the Immunotherapy Adverse Events in Rheumatology Program.
Osteoporosis Prevention: A Q&A with Dr. Cristina Brunet
Bones are constantly being formed and resorbed in our bodies. As we get older, our bones become less dense as formation does not keep up with loss. This can lead to osteoporosis, a condition characterized by weakened bones and a greater risk of fractures. As many as 20% of women and 5% of men older than 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis. After menopause, women are at a higher risk of osteoporosis because they no longer produce enough estrogen to keep their bones as healthy as when they were younger. Additionally, people who take medications such as steroids for an extended period are more likely to experience bone loss.
Yale Physicians Reflect on Covid, Three Years Later
It’s been more than three years since the COVID pandemic began, causing over six million deaths worldwide (as of April 2023). While things have largely returned to normal thanks to vaccines, lockdowns, and public health measures and with the Public Health Emergency recently ending, life is a “new normal.” No one who has come out on the other side of the height of the pandemic has remained unaffected, whether physically, emotionally, or both. This is particularly true for the frontline healthcare workers who cared for very sick patients despite the fear of becoming ill themselves.
‘Sleep as medicine,’ or how to make a hospital stay less unhealthy
For a long list of reasons, many patients don’t sleep well in U.S. hospitals. Yet while medical errors and health-care acquired infections have inspired major reforms, the toll of poor sleep gets less attention.Source: Washington Post
Significance of Relaunched Patient Registry for Myasthenia Gravis Research: Richard Nowak, MD, MS
the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America (MGFA) partnered with Alira Health to re-launch its MGFA Global MG Patient Registry. Yale assistant professor Richard Nowak, MD, MGFA’s chief medical advisor, discusses the importance of this registry, which allows MG patients to report their symptoms on a secure platform and informs future clinical trials and advances in treatment.Source: NeurologyLive
The Case for a Team Approach to Manage Agitated Patients
Dr. Ambrose Wong, director of simulation research at Yale School of Medicine and assistant professor of emergency medicine, worked with colleagues to design a protocol to quickly respond to cases involving patients who exhibit signs of agitation that may be accelerating.Source: Healthcare Risk Management: Relias Media
Gender and Connecting with Your Health Provider: A Q&A with Dr. Christine J. Ko
Recently, Dr. Christine J Ko wrote a book, published by Routledge, titled “How to Improve Doctor-Patient Connection.” We chatted with Dr. Ko to get her insight into the roles psychology and gender play in health care interactions.