Common Elective Orthopedic Procedures: Does Research Support Their Use?
What does the evidence show for the clinical effectiveness of 10 of the most common elective orthopedic procedures? A recent umbrella review sheds light.
OSHA COVID-19 Health Screening & Medical Management for Health Care Employees
The OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard ensures health care employees the right to full protection from COVID-19 exposure, ongoing remuneration in case of illness, and immunity from retaliation.
Preventing Medical Errors: Pandemic Lessons Learned
Patients infected with COVID-19 have overwhelmed hospitals and their personnel. The consequences of depleted resources, severe stress, and inexperience hold essential lessons.
Telemedicine: House Calls for the Millennium
After a virtual visit offering useful medical advice, I have found the patient more likely to follow up. Isn’t that the essence of primary care?
Physical Exams: Where’s the Beef?
Here’s a call to neither “praise nor bury” the annual physical, but rather to determine its scientific efficacy in specific contexts.
Best Medical Apps Reviewed on iMedicalApps
Here’s a review of 6 medical apps that might make your life a little easier.
The Annual Physical-RIP?
The “annual physical” is archaic. But losing the art of physical exam also harms patients and costs us all a lot of money.
5 Common Practice Denials in Internal Medicine and Remedies
What the title doesn't tell you is that these denials are "unexpected." That can only mean more work for multitasking office staff. See if these are common in your practice, and learn how to avoid them.
5 Common Practice Denials in Family and Internal Medicine
Denied claims take revenue off your balance sheet and frustrate the staff tasked with processing them. Are any of the top 5 here familiar to you?
In HIV-HCV–Coinfected Patients, How to Avoid Hepatic Decompensation?
Patients coinfected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) and HIV can develop rapidly progressive liver fibrosis.
Is There a Best Regimen for Initial Antiretroviral Therapy?
First of all, it is important to know what exactly is meant by “the best.”
Dark Mole-Dark Harbinger?
Would you worry about this asymptomatic lesion? What are the symptoms of achalasia? Test your clinical mettle against this week's 5 questions.
Chilblains (Pernio) is typically caused by an abnormal vascular response to non-freezing cold exposure.
Diabetes, Intussusception, Celiac Disease: Take the Weekly Quiz
Among the disorders in the spotlight this week: intussusception, Celiac disease, sickle cell disease. See how well you do.
Pearls From the Emergency Medical Literature
Here: tips from top articles culled from the emergency medical literature, with take-home lessons for primary care.
Mostly GI, with Pain and CAP for Good Measure
This week: 3 questions on GI disorders, 1 Pneumonia, and the link between the brain and pain. Can you answer all 5 questions?
Treatment-Resistant Annular Rash
Antifungal creams haven't made a dent in this intermittent rash. What is this lesion?
Strategies for Protecting and Treating Immunosuppressed Patients
Awareness of medical conditions and drugs that can suppress the immune system or cause other complications is key to providing safe and appropriate care for immunosuppressed patients. Details here.
Parents of Overweight Children Do Not Perceive the Health Risks
Parents with overweight children did not perceive the extra weight as a health risk.
Use Peanut Butter to Sniff Out Early Alzheimer Disease?
Peanut butter and a ruler may turn out to be tools that offer an inexpensive, sensitive, and specific olfactory means of screening for Alzheimer disease. Details here.
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