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Dietary Advice From Your Friendly ID Doc: Don’t Eat Garden Slugs • August 16, 2014
From the pages of Open Forum Infectious Diseases, comes this cautionary case report: Toxocariasis After Slug Ingestion Characterized by Severe Neurologic, Ocular, and Pulmonary Involvement I encourage you to read the full paper, but the short story is that a previously healthy 71-year-old man was admitted to a hospital in France with fever, cough, headaches, […]
Notes from chief residents in family and internal medicine.
Cynicism in Medicine • April 28, 2014
“Are you more or less cynical than when you started residency?” This was the question my Program Director asked our senior internal medicine residents at a recent dinner with Dr. Bob Wachter. If you aren’t familiar with Dr. Wachter, he is widely acclaimed as the “Father of Hospital Medicine” and a renowned champion of patient […]
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EMR: What Is Your Solution? • August 14, 2014
Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) has become an indispensable part of the therapeutic endoscopy armamentarium. However, the technique varies from endoscopist to endoscopist — including differences in volume used, solution ingredients, and snare type. In my institution, the three of us who do the most EMR all differ in our approaches in many respects, including choice […]
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Running time: 15 minutes Dr. Danielle Ofri, author and internist (as well as an aspiring cellist), is writing a book about how patients and clinicians hear each other. Our discussion centers on that, and on her request that you contact her if you can put her in touch with great diagnosticians (and maybe even their […]