Feature Articles

Rudeness Can Disrupt Clinical Practice

Necrotizing enterocolitis was chosen for the simulation because it progresses so fast, and the proper treatment requires quick and accurate diagnosis and treatment. The effects of rudeness in this type of setting would be readily detectable. The results were staggering and frightening.

New CDC Recommendations for Influenza Vaccination

Recently the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued its Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, United States, 2015–2016 Influenza Season. The report is an update to the Advisory Committee's 2014–2015 recommendations.

3D Printing and Medicine

3D printing is not new to medicine, but innovations in hardware, software, and materials have opened new avenues for its applications as an emerging technology that could alter existing models in healthcare.

Hops: Good for What 'Ales' You?

There is much more to hops than its place in the beer brewing industry.

The HIPAA Privacy Rule, Part 1

There are few things as well known yet as poorly understood as The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, commonly known as “HIPAA.”

Invasive Meningococcal Disease: Review for Clinicians

The evolution of vaccines to protect against invasive meningococcal infection has finally allowed availability and potential to protect against each of the five major serogroups.

Lack of Communication Leads to Death

Communication is key for many professions, but in the case of the medical profession it is even more crucial. The following case is a good example of how better communication might have resulted in a better outcome for the patient.

PDAs and Shared Decision-Making in T2DM

Shared decision-making values are reflected in the recent Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes, which recommends including patients with type 2 diabetes in the selection and sequencing of medications used in conjunction with metformin, taking into account efficacy, cost, side effects, impact on weight, comorbidities, hypoglycemia risk, and patient preferences.

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