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'A Movement That Needs to Happen in Medicine': What We Heard This Week

— Quotable quotes heard by ľֱ's reporters

MedpageToday
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"This is a movement that needs to happen in medicine." -- Roshan Modi, MD, a radiologist at ChristianaCare in Delaware, on physicians' efforts to unionize.

"We pretty much bought into the public narrative and drank the Kool-Aid like everybody." -- Ziyad Al-Aly, MD, of the VA St. Louis Health Care System, after finding that COVID-19 remains deadlier than the flu in hospitalized patients.

"That's the fly in the ointment." -- Stuart Connolly, MD, of McMaster University in Canada, on thrombotic risk with a bleeding reversal agent used in people with acute intracerebral hemorrhage on factor Xa inhibitors.

"Now I've got 7,000 people taking pill dust every day." -- Areef Ishani, MD, MS, of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, recounting how participants in his hypertension study used tablet splitters to cut their diuretics.

"The FDA really did the right thing when it reviewed the evidence back in 2021." -- Daniel Grossman, MD, of the University of California San Francisco, on why dispensing abortion medications in-person is not necessary.

"They also don't want to go to jail." -- Molly McClain, MD, MPH, of the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, explaining why some families paid out-of-pocket for their children's gender-affirming care.

"Physicians should think carefully before using them." -- Rishi Chanderraj, MD, MSc, of the Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs Hospital in Michigan, on risks associated with anti-anaerobic antibiotics to treat sepsis.

"Patients really tended to gravitate toward the office with visible diplomas and credentials on the wall." -- Nathan Houchens, MD, of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, on patient preference for telehealth appointment backgrounds.

"That is not easy, but it is possible." -- Peter Sasieni, PhD, of Queen Mary University of London, on achieving high human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination coverage.