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Automated blood-cell analyzers. Can you count on them to count well?

Author: M. Aroon Kamath, M.D.
Submitted: January 19, 2011. Updated: November 24, 2014.
Category: Family Medicine | Hematology | Internal Medicine | Critical Care | Emergency Medicine | Medical Students | Nursing | Oncology | Pathology

For a non-hematologist like me, what was striking at the very outset while beginning to learn about cell counting, was the remarkable way in which techniques of cell counting (hematology)  and particle counting (physics)  have complemented… Read more... (Comments: 1)


The Wrongly Famous in Medical History

Author: M. Aroon Kamath, M.D.
Submitted: September 17, 2010. Updated: November 24, 2014.
Category: Cardiology | Family Medicine | Internal Medicine | Medical Students | Organ Transplants | Neurology | Nursing | Oncology | Orthopedics | Pathology | Surgery

In medical history, there have been instances wherein, one gained “name” and “fame” for “describing” a particular condition or “performing” a procedure, when in fact, someone else had already described or performed that procedure. Some… Read more... (Comments: 3)


Chemotherapy and cardiac toxicity - the lesser of two evils

Author: John Kenyon, CNA
Submitted: September 15, 2010. Updated: November 24, 2014.
Category: Cardiology | Family Medicine | Hematology | Internal Medicine | Medical Students | Preventive Medicine | Oncology | Pathology | Pharmacy | Radiology | Research

One of the most dreaded side effects of certain chemotherapy agents is their effect on the heart. The paradox comes from the fact that these drugs, while only a handful, are among the few chemotherapy agents with a substantial survival benefit. In… Read more... (Comments: 0)


Soft drink consumption may increase risk of pancreatic cancer

Author: Tamer M. Fouad, M.D.
Submitted: March 01, 2010. Updated: November 25, 2014.
Category: Endocrinology | Family Medicine | Gastroenterology | Internal Medicine | Nutrition | Oncology | Pathology

Consuming two or more soft drinks per week increased the risk of developing pancreatic cancer by nearly two-fold compared with individuals who did not consume soft drinks, according to a report in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a… Read more... (Comments: 0)


DNA methylation signatures identify biologically distinct subtypes in acute myeloid leukemia

Author: Tamer M. Fouad, M.D.
Submitted: January 07, 2010. Updated: January 07, 2010.
Category: Hematology | Oncology | Research

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Rituximab drastically reduces efficacy of H1N1 vaccine in rheumatoid patients

Author: Tamer M. Fouad, M.D.
Submitted: January 07, 2010. Updated: January 07, 2010.
Category: Family Medicine | Infections | Internal Medicine | Immunology | Preventive Medicine | Oncology | Pharmacy | Pulmonology | Rheumatology

Influenza vaccine not adversely affected by RA drug methotrexate.

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Airport whole body scanners and radiation exposure - ACR statement

Author: Tamer M. Fouad, M.D.
Submitted: January 07, 2010. Updated: January 07, 2010.
Category: Family Medicine | Internal Medicine | Preventive Medicine | Oncology | Radiology

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New SBI and ACR recommendations - breast cancer screening should begin at age 40

Author: Tamer M. Fouad, M.D.
Submitted: January 04, 2010. Updated: January 04, 2010.
Category: Family Medicine | Geriatrics | Gynecology | Internal Medicine | Preventive Medicine | Oncology | Radiology | Surgery

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Four drug adjuvant chemotherapy with capecitabine improves breast cancer survival

Author: Tamer M. Fouad, M.D.
Submitted: January 03, 2010. Updated: January 03, 2010.
Category: Oncology | Pharmacy

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Measuring the primary tumor: intraductal breast cancer with foci of invasive ductal carcinoma

Author: Tamer M. Fouad, M.D.
Submitted: January 01, 2010. Updated: January 02, 2010.
Category: Family Medicine | Internal Medicine | Medical Students | Nursing | Oncology | Surgery

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