Single-level posterior lumbar fusions in patients with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome not found to be associated with increased postoperative adverse events or five-year reoperations
Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS) is a rare connective tissue disorder that results from mutations in collagen genes. Potentially related to laxity and resultant degenerative changes, adult EDS patients may require posterior lumbar fusion (PLF). However, with low numbers, adequately powered outcome studies have been limited. The purpose of this study was to investigate risk of complications, readmissions and reoperations in adult patients with EDS following single-level PLF.
The Human Touch in Teaching
During Capstone, the final course of the Yale School of Medicine (YSM) MD curriculum, students were asked to name the faculty member who had the biggest impact on them. When the results were displayed in a Word Cloud, Joseph DeMayo, MD, MPH, was one of the names appearing in a large font, reflecting that multiple students had chosen him. DeMayo is a retired geriatrician who has taught in the Clinical Skills (CS) and Medical Coach Experience (MCE) courses as volunteer faculty for almost ten years.
The grief started with a heavy feeling in my chest that I tried to ignore. Then I started to have difficulty sleeping. I tried to “deal with it” by distracting myself. I cleaned my apartment. I played music and took a break from social media. I did busy work. I did not want to feel the grief. Loved ones saw a change in my demeanor- I was more irritable and not my usual self.
Omer Named Cushing Professor of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases
Dr. Saad Omer, whose research focuses on the epidemiology of respiratory viruses, including influenza, respiratory syncytial virus, and, more recently, COVID-19, was recently appointed the Harvey and Kate Cushing Professor of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases at Yale School of Public Health, effective immediately.Source: Yale News
Make it easier for health care providers to use CT’s new gun law
After the recent tragedies in Uvalde and Buffalo, extreme risk protection orders (ERPO), also known as red flag laws, are back on the public agenda. ERPOs can be implemented by police when there is reason to believe that someone who owns a firearm is at immediate risk to themselves or others. Research suggests that ERPOs reduce both suicide and homicide. There is even preliminary evidence to suggest that ERPOs can help prevent mass shootings.Source: CT Mirror
Connecticut begins rolling out COVID vaccines for kids under 5 years old
Connecticut begins rolling out COVID vaccines for kids under 5 years old Jun 20, 2022, 8:52pmUpdated 10h ago By: John Craven 1:58 / 1:58 Starting Monday, children under 5 years old can finally get a COVID vaccine after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention signed off over the weekend. Connecticut ordered more than 26,000 doses and is ready to administer the shots immediately.Source: CT News 12
Huge spike in US children being given melatonin, reports CDC
Gustaf Kilander Mon, June 20, 2022, 4:11 PM·4 min read The CDC has reported a spike in the ingestion of the sleep aid melatonin by children and doctors are urging parents to speak with a medical professional before giving the supplement to their offspring.Source: YAHOO! News
New technology could be game changer for people living with Type 1 diabetes
There's a new high-tech tool that could be a game-changer for people with Type 1 diabetes. Yale Principal Investigator and Associate Professor in Pediatrics (Endocrinology), Jennifer Sherr, discusses the Omnipod 5, which monitors insulin levels through a sensor on the skin, then sends the insulin directly through the patch as needed.Source: WNYT.com