Welcome to our June issue of EMJ, spotlighting the impact of climate change on patient outcomes and medical practice. This issue shares insightful reviews, research articles, and case studies from across medical disciplines, including research into gender differences in how air pollution influences exacerbations of COPD. Interviews from climate change advocates within the medical community delve into the future of medical education and mental health provision.
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Urinary Bladder Stone: A Late Complication of Bulkamid® Periurethral Bulking Injection
Polyacrylamide hydrogel (PAHG) Bulkamid® (Axonics, Irvine, California, USA) was introduced in Europe as a promising periurethral bulking agent for the treatment of female stress and mixed urinary incontinence in 2006.
Current Evidence on Tobacco Harm Reduction in Pneumology: Interviews with Two Key Opinion Leaders
The harmful effects of cigarette smoke on human health are well documented and supported by evidence from preclinical, clinical, and epidemiological studies. Cigarette smoking damages multiple organs and leads to 8 million global deaths per year from direct use and passive exposure of cigarette smoke to non-smokers.
Editor's Pick: The Pathophysiological Relationship Between Migraine and SARS-CoV-2 Infection: A Comprehensive Literature Review
People with migraine, and individuals with other neurological conditions, have suffered in multiple aspects during the COVID-19 pandemic. This paper will discuss the factors that impacted the neurology department.