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Can doctors recover from burnout?

The question was recently posed on Twitter about how long it takes to recover from burnout, even when positive changes have been made. I have considered burnout from many angles, both personally and professionally, and had not really considered this question specifically before. Physician burnout has come to the forefront of discussions in the...

Sufferers with ulcerative colitis whose illness doesn’t reply to glucocorticoids

Check your medication information with the MKSAP problem, in partnership with the American Faculty of Physicians. A 38-year-old man is evaluated in follow-up after a analysis of ulcerative colitis. Ten days in the past he was began on prednisone, 60 mg/d, however his signs haven't improved. He has six to 9 bloody bowel actions per day...

Emergency physicians are glorified secretaries with medical levels

We had a reasonably busy store once I was in residency. So busy, in truth, that we had three secretaries working concurrently — one for paging, one for order entry, and one for admissions. I haven’t been again there in a very long time, however I hope the secretarial workers has grown commensurately...

Does the public shaming of Carmen Puliafito go too far?

Recently, the Los Angeles Times broke a story that Dr. Puliafito, former Dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC, had been abusing drugs and keeping company with a group of younger individuals who engaged in drug use and illicit activity.  Much of this activity occurred while he was dean, and it is a shocking...

Leaders could bring medical professionals from exhaustion

As medical professionals, we are viewed as leaders whether we like it or otherwise. And also thus, we are accuseded of modeling achievement. Do we? Our training, while showing us to be authorities and also specialists, does not show us ways to be leaders. One point our training does show us: self-neglect, self-sacrifice and also...

Causes of Water Retention – 10 Common Reasons For Swelling of the Body

Water retention is a common health problem that greatly affects the day to day activities of the sufferers. Water retention - medically referred to as edema - is the accumulation of excess fluid that leaks into the body tissues. The leakage will lead to swelling in all over the body (generalized swelling) or more...

This doctor became her colleagues’ patient

According to a recent publication by the Robert Graham Center, the number of family physicians practicing high-volume obstetrics (more than 50 deliveries per year) dropped by over one-half from 2.3 percent of practicing family physicians in 2003 to 1.1 percent in 2016.1 In small corners of the country, though, innovative training programs continue...

clinical evaluation versus unrelenting incongruity

David Kerr, MD |. Physician | February 13, 2018 2017has actually been open period on the mind of the 45 th head of state of the United States. Psychologists and also psychoanalysts have actually gone public to reveal their worries regarding his regarded mindset regardless of the well established Goldwater policy that it is dishonest for them...

Sufferers at excessive threat for posttransplant lymphoproliferative illness

Check your drugs information with the MKSAP problem, in partnership with the American School of Physicians. A 35-year-old girl is evaluated for intermittent fever, sweats, fatigue, and boring midchest ache of two weeks’ period. Medical historical past is important for liver transplantation 6 months in the past for major biliary cirrhosis; she was seronegative for cytomegalovirus...

Why deprescribing is so troublesome

A visitor column by the American Faculty of Physicians, unique to KevinMD.com. I not too long ago noticed a 74-year-old affected person to determine ongoing care. In reviewing her medical historical past, she introduced me with the listing of the 15 medicines she was taking. I used to be a bit shocked given her...

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