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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Chronic pain

Tips, a number of specialists, and the science versus the artwork of medication

My 80-year-old affected person introduced with signs and indicators of kidney failure. I hospitalized him and requested for the help of a kidney specialist. We notified his coronary heart specialist as a courtesy. A sophisticated analysis led to a analysis of an uncommon vasculitis with the affected person’s immune system attacking his kidney...

Studying the physique language of your sufferers

When a affected person is unwell and in search of assist, an enormous variety of feelings could possibly be going by way of their thoughts. Their complete life might have been turned the other way up, they might have been fearing this second for some time, and stressing over the implications of their...

Methods to thrive throughout your residency

Although my very own internship was a decade in the past, I vividly keep in mind the transition from pupil to resident. Residency was monumental in my path to changing into a doctor. There have been apparent adjustments: Folks now referred to as me “physician,” my misshapen quick white coat was upgraded to...

Why achieve this few docs deal with folks with opioid addictions?

Expensive Physician, Please assist me perceive why so few of you've got chosen to deal with folks with opioid addictions. I’ve been following the subject of opioid habit for years. It is without doubt one of the commonest themes for First Opinion submissions. Authors routinely level to the significance of medication-assisted remedy, the normal of care for people...

Female physicians: You’re lucky to be here

Never touch your hair. It cannot be down, and it cannot look fancy. Optional styles include bun, ponytail, or braid. I might as well shave it off! I hear you thinking it – we’ve all thought it – but it’s wrong. The only thing worse than looking like a woman that’s too hot...

You’re lucky to be here

Never touch your hair. It cannot be down, and it cannot look fancy. Optional styles include bun, ponytail, or braid. I might as well shave it off! I hear you thinking it – we’ve all thought it – but it’s wrong. The only thing worse than looking like a woman that’s too hot...

Patients are more than lab results

I loved my endocrinology block in medical school. It was one of my favorite units. One hormone acts on another gland, which either induces a positive feedback releasing its successor hormone or a negative feedback blocking its predecessor. It was step-by-step. It was straightforward. I loved the material so much that I reached out...

What is the pediatrician’s role in marijuana use?

I recently listened to DDx, a new podcast from Figure1. In their third episode, a 37-year-old man presents to the emergency department in the middle of the night with persistent vomiting and retching. He is highly vocal and agitated. Upon questioning, he reveals that he experiences these episodes frequently and previous investigations have...

Pronouns matter: How we can do better in LGBTQ patient care

In the wake of Pride Month, I have been reflecting on how our health care system impacts the lives of individuals with identities across the gender spectrum. Sometimes, when sending a prescription to a pharmacy for any given patient, we will get a phone call that the date of birth on file with...

Doctors are conditioned to deny

Anonymous | Conditions | July 13, 2018 13 years ago a colleague of mine did a labiaplasty on my 18-year-old daughter for medical reasons. What was supposed to be routine has become a nightmare for her.  Not only did he remove all of her labia minora, but he also denervated her clitoris. When he saw her post-op, he...

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