Posts Tagged ‘nausea’

Another Bench-to-Bedside Story in the Treatment of Asthma

Posted by Rachel Wolfson • June 26th, 2013

In the early 20th century, the physician’s toolbox for asthma included adrenergic stimulants and belladonna alkaloids derived from the thorn-apple plant. Fifty years later, corticosteroids were added to the repertoire. (See the NEJM 200th anniversary review article on asthma.) But the next 50 years witnessed much more accelerated changes as basic science advances inspired the… Read More…

Medicine in the Air – A Report on In-Flight Emergencies

Posted by Sushrut Jangi • May 29th, 2013

On a recent flight back to Boston, the woman sitting next to me began to have a panic attack about half an hour before we landed. “Can’t deal with turbulence,” she whimpered, grasping my arm.   She closed her eyes and began to mumble a prayer. “It’ll be okay,” I said, trying to talk her down,… Read More…

Enteropathogens in Returning Travelers

Posted by Sara Fazio • May 10th, 2013

Chronic gastrointestinal illness sometimes develops after international travel. The latest review article in our Current Concepts series covers the diagnosis of the major enteropathogens and provides recommendations for treatment. In a recent study that analyzed data from the GeoSentinel Surveillance Network (which consists of 42 specialized travel or tropical-medicine sites located around the world) on… Read More…

Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy

Posted by Graham McMahon • October 15th, 2010

The latest article in our Clinical Practice series, “Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy,” comes from Jennifer R. Niebyl, M.D., from the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. About 50% of women have nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy, and an additional 25% have nausea alone. The popular term “morning sickness” is a misnomer, as it… Read More…