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August 20th, 2017

Two Quick Thoughts Inspired by Inpatient ID Consults, and An Inspirational Baseball Poster

A couple of quick thoughts for those of us doing inpatient care these days: Thought One:  Is daptomycin now preferred over vancomycin in most clinical settings?  It’s taken a while, but we’re getting there — close to that Gladwelllian “tipping point”.  Allow this recap of vancomycin’s problems: The growing recognition that higher drug levels — the levels we […]


September 7th, 2013

A Detailed Analysis of Paperwork, and the Special Power of the MD Degree

Everyone hates mindless paperwork. But certain types are particularly annoying, seemingly designed to send you screaming into the night, dragging a broken fax machine behind you as your brain explodes. Too strong? Take a look at this fax cover sheet I recently received about a patient who had been receiving IV antibiotics at home: To get at the […]


HIV Information: Author Paul Sax, M.D.

Paul E. Sax, MD

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