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Sex and Gender in Acute Care Medicine
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Until the past decade, clinicians and researchers assumed that the medical evaluation and treatment of both women and men were the same. This archaic and dangerous notion persisted in spite of the clear anatomic and physiologic differences between the genders. Today, we fully understand that this paradigm is false. In all specialties of medicine, practitioners and researchers are beginning to consider the influence of sex and gender and how it should inform the care of their patients. This book focuses on the issue of sex and gender in the evaluation and treatment of patients specifically in the delivery of acute medical care. It serves as a guide both to clinicians interested in the impact of sex and gender on their practice and to researchers interested in the current state of the art in the field and critical future research directions.
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Foreword Judith J. Tintinalli; Preface Alyson J. McGregor; 1. Know the difference: sex and gender in acute care medicine Alyson J. McGregor and Esther K. Choo; 2. It's not all chest pain: sex and gender in acute care cardiology Morgan Soffler, Alyson J. McGregor and Basmah Safdar; 3. You've come a long way, baby: the effects of sex and gender on asthma, COPD, smoking and smoking cessation Stacey Poznanski and Rita Cydulka; 4. Sex and gender-specific differences in alcohol and drug use among patients seeking treatment in the acute care setting Esther K. Choo, Marna Greenberg and Grace Chang; 5. Sex and gender; pharmacology, efficacy, toxicity and toxicology Annette Lopez and Robert G. Hendrickson; 6. A sex and gender based perspective on traumatic injury Jason Cohen, Stefan Merrill and Federico Vaca; 7. Sex and gender differences in the presentation and treatment of cerebrovascular emergencies Tracy Madsen and Karen Furie; 8. From Title IX to the Q angle: sex and gender in acute care orthopedics and sports medicine Neha Raukar and Kimberly Templeton; 9. Are women more sensitive? Sex and gender differences in pain perception, clinical evaluation and treatment James Miner; 10. Digesting sex and gender: gastroenterology David J. Desilets; 11. Overcoming resistance: importance of sex and gender in acute infectious illnesses Erica Hardy, Mitchell Kosanovich and Arvind Venkat; 12. Diagnostic imaging: focusing a lens on sex and gender Christopher L. Moore; 13. Special populations: 13A. Old, not neutered: a sex and gender-based approach to the acute care of elders Elena Kapilevich and Bruce Becker; 13B. Girls and boys: sex and gender in pediatrics Therese L. Canares, Marleny Franco and George M. Lazarus; 13C. Acute medical care for the transgender patient Elizabeth Samuels and Michelle Forcier; 14. Sex and gender in medical education: the next chapter Marjorie R. Jenkins.

About the Author

Alyson J. McGregor, MD MA FACEP is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University. Dr McGregor is the Co-Founder and Director of the Division of Sex and Gender in Emergency Medicine (SGEM) at Brown University's Department of Emergency Medicine. Dr McGregor also serves as the Co-Director for the SGEM Fellowship and currently serves as Topic Editor for the journal Clinical Therapeutics in women's health and gender medicine. Dr McGregor is a Co-Founder of, and on the Board of Directors of, the national organization Sex and Gender Women's Health Collaborative. Dr McGregor's research focus is on the effects that sex and gender have on emergent conditions, and she has been an advocate for this model nationally through talks such as 'Why Medicine Often Has Dangerous Side Effects for Women' on TED.com. Esther K. Choo, MD MPH is an Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University, and the Department of Health Services, Policy and Practice at the Brown University School of Public Health. She serves as faculty in the Rhode Island Hospital Injury Prevention Center and as Associate Director of the Division of Sex and Gender in Emergency Medicine, and is Co-Director of the division's Sex and Gender in Emergency Care Fellowship. Her research focuses on women's health, intimate partner violence, substance use disorders, and technology-based health interventions. She lectures nationally and has authored more than fifty peer-reviewed publications and five book chapters focusing on these topics. Bruce M. Becker, MD, MPH, FACEP is a Professor of Emergency Medicine and Behavioral and Social Science at the Warren Alpert School of Medicine, Brown University. He has practiced and taught emergency medicine for more than thirty years in the United States and around the world. He has extensive research experience with more than eighty peer-reviewed publications, book chapters and texts. He has participated in many nationally funded research projects including more than twenty NIH grants. His areas of research focus include preventive health, addiction and behavioral change, alternative and complementary medicine, and geriatrics.

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