By Janet Colwell, Editor. ... The surgeon said it was a chance to engage the public in understanding complex medical procedures.
By Janet Colwell, Editor. ... The handling of the case illustrates how “diagnosis momentum” can cloud the path to a right diagnosis, according to Drs.
I could not find any symptoms or signs relating to the head or the nervous system. ... I suffered three more days of agony on ineffective proton pump inhibitors until readmission to the hospital and a hepatobiliary iminodiacetic acid scan revealed a
The principles of anchoring and availability are ones to guard against in all areas of medicine. ... I made notes as I read, listing the differential diagnoses and trying to keep the list as short as possible.
Dr. Cooke refers to as our “social contract” with patients. Maintaining our certification reflects a commitment to our patients and to the profession that we know what we need to know ... Cooke emphasizes the need for physicians to receive feedback
23 edition] is similar to that of the AP report on the excellent New England Journal of Medicine article on malpractice claims in the U.S. ... This is an extreme disservice to practicing physicians. James E. Ramage Jr., MD, FACP.
I was particularly bothered by the article's mention of “energy medicine” and “healing touch,” as this might suggest to some that these practices are of value. ... Brian Berman, MD, properly pointed out in Ms. Durkin's article “that there are
Regarding the article “War dilemmas put medical ethics under fire” (ACP Internist, July/Aug 2008), the two cases presented should not pose ethical dilemmas to any physician. ... back to yard, to hospital etc., using best medical practices and
By Janet Colwell, Editor. ... be treated to the same cardiovascular goals as diabetes.
By Janet Colwell, Editor. ... As Ryan DuBosar reports, that's largely due to squeamishness about the exam, which patients try to avoid and doctors often fail to champion.