Several Medicine faculty and trainees were in the news this week. Check out the links below, and please remember to notify Anton Zuiker if you are in the news:
Claude Piantadosi, MD, professor of medicine (Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine) and pathology and director of the Duke Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Environmental Physiology, discussed the saga of a fisherman who says he survived at least 13 months at sea in an open boat. Read more here.
Manesh Patel, MD, associate professor of medicine (Cardiology) discussed what is known to work for treating acute coronary syndromes, including specific drugs and therapies that have shown improvements over earlier treatments. See the video here.
Matthew Sparks, MD, medical instructor (Nephrology), commented on new Canadian guidelines on dialysis, saying the initiation of dialysis, "needs to be individualized, not simply generalized by an eGFR value." Sparks said clinicians in the U.S. make the decision to start dialysis when patients develop complications that are refractory to medical management, including hypertension, fluid overload, electrolyte or acid-base derangements, or symptoms of uremia. Read more here.
Nelson Chao, MD, MBA, chief of the Division of Hematalogical Malignancies and Cellular Therapy, discussed the new adult bone marrow transplant unit at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. Read more here.