A recent opinion piece by Struyvenberg et al. aims to address the existing myths, remove the current confusion, and function as a practical guide to the diagnosis and treatment of EPI.
Virtual reality is much more than just a new form of entertainment, it is increasingly being used in a wide range of medical applications.
Initially, the patient experienced no complications. But approximately 12 hours following therapy, he awoke with shortness of breath and functional quadriplegia.
As home genetic testing grows, patients will be bringing their results to physicians for reaction and response. Physicians will need to be proactively prepared.
A subtle but significant change took place in the 2017 adolescent immunization schedule when the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) created a separate column just for 16-year-olds.
A clinical practice update for patients who have achieved a sustained virologic response following antiviral treatment for HCV infection.
The use of scribes has garnered a generally positive research base for being effective in improving clinician satisfaction. Nevertheless, there are concerns regarding a potentially negative impact on the physician-patient relationship.
It is important not to be annoyed or dismiss celebrity-recommended remedies, as this can weaken the physician-patient relationship, especially "in cases of strong celebrity adoration."
Patrice Harris, MD, Chair, AMA Board of Trustees, discusses how clinicians can help patients stay on track and keep their New Year's Resolutions.
Conversations for Health, an innovative simulation, offers clinicians the ability to engage in role-play conversations about antibiotics with virtual patients as a way to build competency to effectively lead them in real-life.
Despite initial recognition of opioid-induced androgen deficiency (OPIAD) as a possible consequence of opioid use more than four decades ago, few studies have systematically investigated hormonal changes induced by long-term opioid administration.
The primary goals of therapy in bipolar depression are to achieve complete remission, decrease the risk of suicidality, maintain and/or improve quality of life (QOL) and functioning, and prevent affective switches from depression to mania.
Although use of dietary supplements is not always recommended, it is best for clinicians to be knowledgeable about the safety and efficacy data surrounding them in order to assist patients who choose to use them.
When a person goes to the doctor, there's usually one thing they want: a diagnosis. Once a diagnosis is made, a path toward wellness can begin. In some cases, diagnoses are fairly obvious. But in others, they aren't.
Novelist and physician Abraham Verghese has argued that touching is one of the most important features of the patient-physician interaction.
The last few months have witnessed the unraveling of the remarkable life sciences company Theranos, culminating in the latest news that federal regulators may ban founder Elizabeth Holmes from the blood-testing industry for at least 2 years.
Dr. P was a 60-year old primary care physician with his own solo practice. He'd been in practice for himself for the past two decades, and had no shortage of patients.
The United States is facing a shortage of prescription drugs, ranging from antibiotics to cancer treatments. These shortages are putting the medical profession in the frequent position of deciding who will get the drugs that are in short supply and, more importantly, who will not.
Greater transparency is being promoted in clinical research, according to a health policy brief published online in Health Affairs.
A medical flap book from the 17th century that details the human anatomy has been fully digitized.
Droids won't be replacing doctors any time soon, but that doesn't mean that technology doesn't have a place in medicine.
With ICD-10 things are going to get pretty specific...just how specific? Well...
The newly expanded codes in ICD-10 will grant healthcare professionals greater specificity and clinical accuracy for noting procedures and diagnoses, but could also present obstacles and headaches in the transition from the previous ICD-9 codes.
You wouldn't want to be cared for by a doctor who doesn't wash his or her hands. You wouldn't want to be operated on with instruments that weren't sterilized or stay in a hospital room that wasn't cleaned regularly. Why would you want to be treated by a doctor wearing a white coat that hasn't been washed in a week? Many white coats are covered in bacteria like MRSA - they are dirty. And it's time to hang them up for good.
Physicians are frequently called upon to assist fellow passengers who are ill during flight. A recent article addresses the ethical and legal considerations for physicians who provide medical services to patients during commercial flights.