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Internal Medicine Alert – February 15, 2019

February 15, 2019

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  • Trends in Supplemental Vitamin D Intake

    Researchers investigated the trends in daily supplemental vitamin D intake of ≥ 1,000 IU and ≥ 4,000 IU and found increasing use of vitamin D supplementation.

  • Is Sanitizer Better Than Soap?

    In day care settings, the implementation of hand hygiene programs reduced respiratory illness, absenteeism, and antibiotic use in children 0-3 years of age. Using hand sanitizer was more effective than washing with soap and water.

  • Sarecycline Tablets (Seysara)

    Sarecycline is indicated for the treatment of inflammatory lesions of non-nodular moderate to severe acne in patients 9 years of age and older.

  • Is There RBBB, Acute Ischemia, or Both?

    The ECG in the figure was obtained from a 35-year-old man with a 20-year history of smoking. He presented to the ED with new-onset chest discomfort. He was hemodynamically stable at the time this tracing was obtained. How would one interpret his ECG? Is there right bundle branch block (RBBB)? Is there evidence of acute posterior ischemia or infarction?