• Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber

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    President American Medical Women’s Association 2022-2023
    Professor of Clinical Medicine AU/UGA Medical Partnership —  Georgia, USA

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  • Female Physician Infertility in the U.S.

    • 09/11/2022

    The rate of infertility is much higher among female physicians than in the general population. This could be improved by increased education and awareness among the medical community in conjunction with the continued improvement and expansion of infertility insurance coverage throughout the United States. Key Points One in four female physicians is diagnosed with infertility. There...

  • Breast Cancer Screening After Male-to-Female Transition in Transgender

    • 15/02/2021

    Despite the lack of general consensus about the optimal breast cancer screening approach in transgender women, it is imperative that physicians remain vigilant and aware of each transgender individual’s health risks based on their birth assigned sex and their particular mode of gender-affirming therapy. Key Points Over the last decade, the number of transgender individuals seeking...

  • Pregnancy, COVID-19, and Hope for a New Vaccine

    • 30/11/2020

    Key Points  For the past 10 months, COVID-19 has spread rapidly, debilitating communities, plummeting economies, and killing 1.3 million people worldwide. According to the CDC, pregnant women are at higher risk for severe COVID-19 outcomes compared with non-pregnant women. Immunisations are especially important in pregnancy, to ensure the health of both mother and the developing baby....

  • “But I Hate This, and This, and This…”: Body Dysmorphic Disorder

    • 12/11/2020

    Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), a psychiatric illness characterised by an obsessive and debilitating preoccupation with perceived physical flaws, carries a significant burden of morbidity. Currently, there is little research investigating methods for the effective early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of BDD. In this case, thrombotic microangiopathy may have been a result of the use of unprescribed

  • Influence of Biotin Nutritional Supplementation on Laboratory Testing:

    • 29/08/2020

    High dose biotin supplementation is most common among females and may cause faulty immunoassay results that delay diagnosis and treatment of serious medical conditions. Key Points Biotin, also known as Vitamin B7, is an essential micronutrient that widely functions in the metabolic processing of amino acids, fats, and carbohydrates. The use of biotin supplementation has been...

  • Superheroes: Behind the Scenes of COVID-19

    • 03/08/2020

    Are the real heroes only those in the hospital actively caring for COVID-19 patients or are those behind the scenes also playing an important role? Key Points During the pandemic, care is not only necessary for COVID-19 patients but also for those with other illnesses and diseases. Those in primary care have had to switch to providing virtual care and the transition is not...

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    My COVID-19 Superhero

    My COVID-19 Superhero is my sister, Loretta Bowen. We are a family of eight children; our father has passed and our mother is 85. Elaine Rohr has Parkinson’s disease and over the last few...

  • The Sex and Gender Influence on Hypertension

    • 02/10/2019

    Despite underlying physiological differences and a different set of risk factors, diagnosis, management, and treatment strategies for hypertension do not account for sex and gender variances. Evidence-based guidelines for hypertension treatment from clinical trials are similar between males and females; however, most of these trials do not include any risk stratification of sex and gender...

  • Sex & Gender Impacts in Cardiovascular Disease: A “Typical” Presentati

    • 26/08/2019

    Summary: Differences in sex and gender may account for gaps in treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease, but at the same time, it also gives the opportunity for personalised sex and gender-specific medicine.   Typical presentations in medicine are defined in ways that health care professionals can draw on past experiences and education to adequately diagnose, treat, and heal. Yet,...

  • Sex and gender in medicine

    • 22/05/2019

    The need for more attention to how sex and gender influences healthcare   Healthcare has not been immune to the gender gap, but the implications go deeper than one would expect.   Biological differences between males and females have a profound impact on how we approach their healthcare needs in terms of pathophysiology and treatment for a vast array of diseases. However, health educa

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