Erika Tabke, MSN

Bio

Erika Tabke, RN, MSN is the President & Editor-in-Chief of IVFConnections.com, a web portal community for infertility- and IVF-related news and support. Erika writes and serves as medical editor for all educational materials, educates community members in the discussion forums and blogs, and works closely as a media partner with Resolve: The National Infertility Association. Erika's clinical background includes hematology, oncology and oncofertility in both hospital and outpatient care centers. She is a regular speaker at the Web Publishers Conference and has been featured on Women's Radio. Erika's focus is in bridging the knowledge gap between reproductive endocrinologists and lay people & patients. Her keen ability to select and summarize the latest and most seminal peer-reviewed research is one of her community's greatest assets. Under Erika's guidance, IVFConnections.com received HONcode certification -- one of the most recognized awards for ethical and transparent medical content online.

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Affiliation:

  • Sigma Theta Tau International, AWHONN & ONS

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Critical Care Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A small group of patients uses one-third of intensive care unit resources, a new study contends.

    Researchers analyzed data from more than one million ICU patients in Australia and New Zealand, and found that just 5 percent of them accounted for 3...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Administration:

    TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Medical errors may be the third leading cause of death in the United States, a new study contends.

    Johns Hopkins University researchers analyzed eight years of U.S. data and concluded that more than 250,000 people died each year due to medical erro...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Emergency Medicine:

    MONDAY, May 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There has been a sharp increase in the number of U.S. children who have been hospitalized with fireworks-related burns since sales restrictions on fireworks have been eased, a new study finds.

    Researchers analyzed national...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Critical Care Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Despite reported risks, nearly one in four infants in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) are given stomach acid-suppressing drugs, researchers report.

    However, they noted that the use of these medications has started to decline some in rece...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Hospice & Palliative Medicine:

    TUESDAY, April 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The term "palliative care" triggers negative feelings among many cancer patients, and needs "rebranding," researchers say.

    The stigma surrounding palliative care can mean patients wait too long to receive supportive care that improves their qual...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Social Work:

    WEDNESDAY, April 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of Americans with high rates of hospitalization either don't have regular access to healthy food or are at risk of not having enough food at home, a small study suggests.

    The study highlights obstacles to getting enough food, i...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Emergency Medicine:

    MONDAY, April 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Routine screening of emergency room patients for suicide risk might be an effective way to prevent it, a new study suggests.

    Nurses at eight ERs were trained to screen patients for three suicide risk factors: depression...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, April 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A wedding band may be powerful medicine against cancer, a new study suggests.

    Married people seem to have a marked survival advantage, the researchers found: Single men with cancer had a death rate 27 percent higher than it was for married male p...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Emergency Medicine:

    MONDAY, April 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Sick children from rural areas in the United States have more complex medical problems and cost more to treat than urban or suburban kids, a new hospital study finds.

    Researchers who analyzed admissions at 41 children's hospitals found significa...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Emergency Medicine:

    THURSDAY, April 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Delaying a second shock to the heart in hospital patients with cardiac arrest doesn't improve their chances of survival, suggests a new study that challenges current recommendations.

    A patient undergoing cardiac arrest needs to be treated with a...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    TUESDAY, March 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Antipsychotic medications, such as haloperidol (Haldol) or clozapine (Clozaril), aren't appropriate for preventing or routinely treating delirium in hospitalized patients, a new study suggests.

    The researchers reviewed past studies and found th...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Hospice & Palliative Medicine:

    MONDAY, March 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer patients who chose to die at home lived longer than those who died in hospitals, a large study from Japan found.

    The findings suggest that doctors shouldn't hesitate to allow dying cancer patients to receive pall...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Emergency Medicine:

    FRIDAY, March 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Only half of suicidal patients in U.S. emergency departments (EDs) are asked if they have access to guns, a new study finds.

    National guidelines say doctors should ask suicidal patients about their access to guns or other deadly items, the resear...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Caregiving:

    FRIDAY, March 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As Alzheimer's disease progresses, patients find that simple tasks become difficult or impossible, but caregivers can help them maintain a sense of independence and dignity, a doctor says.

    Create a routine that makes days more predictable and sch...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Transplant Surgery:

    THURSDAY, March 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of kidney transplant recipients wind up in an emergency department within two years of their operation, a new study finds.

    The researchers looked at more than 10,500 kidney transplant patients in California, Florida and New York...Full Article