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    Last week the final episode of the HIV Epidemic in the South Podcast was released!! Be sure to check out the full series here: https://sma.org/hiv-prevention/ Our podcasts are also available on these channels: Apple , Spotify , YouTube , iHeartRadio, ...

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  • To the Editor: We recently read with great interest the article entitled “Emergency Medicine Resident–Driven Point of Care Ultrasound for Suspected Shoulder Sislocation.”1 After reading this article, we would like to comment on some issues we identified in this article. The post Point-of-Care Ultrasound for Posterior Shoulder Dislocation: A Better Standard than X-Ray? appeared first on Southern Medical Association .
  • Abstract: Frailty is a dynamic condition that results in increased vulnerability to health stressors. Often associated with older adults, frailty is not limited to the geriatric population, although aging and disease burden often go hand in hand. This syndrome is recognized increasingly as an important factor in healthcare costs, rate... The post Tale of the Frail: Understanding Frailty in Cirrhosis appeared first on Southern Medical Association .
  • Objectives: The etiology of vasopressor-induced digital necrosis is poorly understood, but the skin changes resemble those of frostbite, and it is known from experience that patients taking vasopressors have decreased digital temperatures. We aimed to examine the effects of norepinephrine use on surface temperatures of the distal extremities because there... The post Effects of Norepinephrine Infusion on Cutaneous Surface Temperatures of the Distal Extremities appeared first on Southern Medical Association .
  • Objectives: This study explores sex differences in ischemic stroke hospitalization incidence, 30-day mortality, and 30-day readmission in a southwestern US medical center. Methods: Ischemic stroke admissions in a regional medical center in the southwestern United States were obtained for a 6.5-year time frame (N = 1968). Logistic regression models examine... The post OPEN: Sex Differences in Stroke Hospitalization Incidence, 30-Day Mortality, and Readmission in a Regional Medical Center in the Southwestern United States appeared first on Southern Medical Association .
  • Objectives: Immunoglobulin E (IgE) to galactose-α-1,3-galactose (alpha-gal) is a recently appreciated cause of allergic reactions to mammalian meat and dairy. In eastern North America Lone Star tick bites are the dominant mode of sensitization. Classically the alpha-gal syndrome manifests with urticaria, gastrointestinal symptoms, and/or anaphylaxis, but increasingly there are reports... The post CME Article: Alpha-Gal Allergy as a Cause of Intestinal Symptoms in a Gastroenterology Community Practice appeared first on Southern Medical Association .