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Wrong-Site, Wrong-Procedure, and Wrong-Patient Surgery

Author: M. Aroon Kamath, M.D.
Submitted: September 17, 2010. Updated: November 24, 2014.
Category: Internal Medicine | Emergency Medicine | Medical Students | Preventive Medicine | Nursing | Orthopedics | Rheumatology | Surgery

The operating room is where, without doubt, many lives are saved and a multitude of destinies are altered. However, in today’s rapidly changing world, the number and complexity of surgical procedures are increasing dramatically. So is the number… Read more... (Comments: 2)


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)


Benign Ventricular Rhythms and the Anxious Patient

Author: John Kenyon, CNA
Submitted: September 12, 2010. Updated: November 24, 2014.
Category: Cardiology | Family Medicine | Geriatrics | Internal Medicine | Critical Care | Emergency Medicine | Medical Students | Preventive Medicine | Nursing | Psychiatry

One of the more common causes of visits to the Emergency Department is the patient who complains of “palpitations” or skipping, fluttering, “a feeling my heart stops for a minute,” or otherwise misbehaving myocardium. Almost always the patients… Read more... (Comments: 4)


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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Swine flu prevention - is hand washing with soap effective?

Author: Tamer M. Fouad, M.D.
Submitted: January 02, 2010. Updated: January 02, 2010.
Category: Family Medicine | Infections | Internal Medicine | Preventive Medicine | Pulmonology

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H1N1 patients not required to stay at home longer periods - N Engl J Med

Author: Tamer M. Fouad, M.D.
Submitted: January 02, 2010. Updated: January 02, 2010.
Category: Family Medicine | Infections | Internal Medicine | Preventive Medicine | Pulmonology

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Children more likely to catch swine flu - N Engl J Med

Author: Tamer M. Fouad, M.D.
Submitted: January 02, 2010. Updated: October 17, 2017.
Category: Family Medicine | Infections | Internal Medicine | Preventive Medicine | Pediatrics | Pulmonology

Young people aged under 18 years are more likely than adults to catch swine flu from an infected person in their household, according to a new study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine. However, the research also shows that young… Read more... (Comments: 0)


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