From MedPage Today:
- Beyond Asbestos: Autoimmunity, Pollution, and Particles. Recently, I wrote an article about some interesting research being done by Jean Pfau, PhD, of Idaho State University suggesting that workers who had been exposed to asbestos at the now-shuttered Zonolite mine in Montana were developing an as-yet undescribed autoimmune condition characterized by severe pain and restricted breathing.
- High-Dose Aspirin After MI Still Common. Many patients with myocardial infarction (MI) were discharged from U.S. hospitals on high-dose aspirin, even if they were at high risk for bleeding.
- WHO Ethics Panel Affirms Use of Experimental Ebola Drugs. A World Health Organization (WHO) ethics panel has given a unanimous green light to use experimental medications in the West Africa Ebola outbreak.
- Keeping MOC Status Quo Not an Option. Endocrinologists are poised to take action if current maintenance of certification (MOC) requirements are not changed, according to a new video message from R. Mack Harrell, MD, president of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE).