Fecal Microbiome Transplant in Capsule FormOctober 7th 2013
Clostridium difficile colitis can be cured by having patients swallow capsules brimming with other people’s concentrated stool. Inexpensive, effective, and readily available. This could be an enormous opportunity for primary care (if the FDA approves it).
Still Rx'ing Antibiotics for Bronchitis and Non–Group A Strep Sore ThroatOctober 7th 2013
This is an opportunity for primary care to help avert a public health catastrophe. Physicians need to take ownership over this issue and demand more time for URI patients-E&M criteria do not capture what is lost when these visits are viewed simply as “Level 2 Office Visit, CPT 99212.”
Comprehensive STD Testing Improves Patient OutcomesOctober 5th 2013
“STD organisms are all part of an ecological pool that simply share one thing in common: sex," says the author of a new study. Testing for all important STD pathogens is the only way to detect all agents that might be involved in both symptomatic and asymptomatic patients. Details here.
Video: What’s in a pain profile? Joint profile? Activity profile?August 16th 2011
What physical and radiologic clues suggest that surgical replacement of the knee may be indicated? Here, Dr. Bill Walter, an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in hip and knee replacement, walks you through the details.