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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)


Use of Balloon and Balloon-like devices in Medicine

Author: M. Aroon Kamath, M.D.
Submitted: September 12, 2010. Updated: November 24, 2014.
Category: Cardiology | Dermatology | Family Medicine | Geriatrics | Gastroenterology | Endoscopy | Infections | Internal Medicine | Critical Care | Medical Students | Nursing | Ophthalmology | Radiology | Surgery | Cosmetic Surgery | Urology

I recently came across a very interesting article listing the many extended uses of the Foley’s catheter in plastic surgery [1]. This article prompted me to attempt to compile information on the various ways in which Balloon catheters and other devices… Read more... (Comments: 1)


The right hypochondrium… Is it really “right”? A territorial dispute

Author: M. Aroon Kamath, M.D.
Submitted: August 18, 2010. Updated: November 24, 2014.
Category: Cardiology | Family Medicine | Geriatrics | Gastroenterology | Hepatology | Endoscopy | Internal Medicine | Critical Care | Emergency Medicine | Medical Students | Organ Transplants | Nursing | Pathology | Pulmonology | Radiology | Surgery

Since the time one enters the realm of clinical medicine, the general area just inferior to the costal margins is introduced as the right and left hypochondriac regions (or, the right or the left hypochondrium). In the following discussion, I will… Read more... (Comments: 2)


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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Further restrictions on resident duty hours to reduce fatigue and ensure patient safety

Author: Tamer M. Fouad, M.D.
Submitted: January 04, 2010. Updated: January 04, 2010.
Category: Internal Medicine | Medical Students | Radiology

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