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TBTAM on Healthcare Reform
I figure it's high time I weighed in on the discussion. I don't claim to have all the answers, but I do have all the questions. Ten of them, to be exact. 1. Why is healthcare reform going so badly?Healthcare won't get fixed as long as the stakeholders in health care with the biggest voice in its reform are the insurance and pharmaceutical industries, medical device makers, lawyers, hospitals, consultants, medical suppliers and others whose business thrives on the increasing health care expenditures of the American public.Asking these folks to help us reform healthcare is like asking Master Card, Walmart, Verizon and Best B...
Source: The Blog That Ate Manhattan - October 13, 2009 Category: Family Physicians Authors: Margaret Polaneczky, MD (aka TBTAM) Source Type: blogs
MGUS: significant beyond hematology
var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker("UA-3639768-12");pageTracker._initData();pageTracker._trackPageview();Vanderschueren SW, Mylle M, Dierickx D et al. Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance: significant beyong hematology. Mayo Clin Proc. 2009; 84:842-847.MGUS is found in 3% of patients older than 50, 5% older than 70, in 7 % of patients seeking medical evaluation, and converts to myeloma at rate of one percent per year. Authors present five OTHER associations of MGUS that are commonly underrecognized. 1. Acquired C1 inhibitor deficiency. should be suspected in patients with repetitive often stereotypic episodes...
Source: neurologyminutiae - October 12, 2009 Category: Neurologists Source Type: blogs
International Health News 10/10-11/2009
Swine flu vaccine supplier has to pay back millions – The Observer 11th October 2009 “US pharmaceutical giant Baxter accused of overcharging Medicaid programmes” tags: Influenza, Pandemic, H1N1, Immunisation, Pharmaceutical Industry, Ethics, Financial Management, Health, News, IHN, The Observer Call to legalise World Cup sex trade – The Observer 11th October 2009 “Fear of spread of HIV infection among football fans sparks demand for registration of South African prostitutes” tags: Prostitution, HIV, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, IHN, Legislation, Health, News, The Observer Getting...
Source: Fade Library - October 11, 2009 Category: Medical Librarians Authors: western4uk Tags: Another 15 Minutes ... Health News from Fade Mass Media Source Type: blogs
Managing the Inappropriate Plastics Consult
In the comments, a question was posed from reader "Seattle Plastic Surgery on Lake Union" (an online handle that is as unwieldy as it is descriptive). He asks:I would like to hear your opinion on a topic that is rapidly growing near and dear to my heart...the scenario is thus:I'm on call, the local plastic surgeon, for the local ER. You are seeing a nice family with a child that has sustained a simple facial laceration. No fractures, no missing tissue, just a simple, linear, forhead laceration.The Mom asks that a plastic surgeon be called to come in from home and close the wound. You reply that you are able to do the clo...
Source: Movin' Meat - October 11, 2009 Category: Emergency Medicine Doctors Source Type: blogs
MDLiveCare providesTeleHealth on Google Health
The full headline is actually, "MDLiveCare First TeleHealth Provider to Launch on the Google Health Platform." Let me share this interesting press release (this is from PR Newswire) New Service Brings Patients On-Demand Access to Health Care Online SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 7 - MDLiveCare, an on-demand telehealth company, announced today at the Health2.0 conference in San Francisco a partnership with Google Health. The partnership includes the secure flow of medical data between MDLiveCare and Google Health, an online Personal Health Record (PHR). Specifically, any Google Health user that has an MDLiveCare HIPAA secure video,...
Source: Medicine and Technology by Dr. Joseph Kim - October 7, 2009 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: Dr. Joseph Kim Source Type: blogs
Is anyone assessing epidermal nerve fiber density in skin biopsies?
I recently received an advertising pamphlet from Therapath, a New York company offering to evaluate skin punch biopsy specimens in patients with suspected small fiber neuropathy. The pamphlet trumpets Therapath's proficiency, including "board certified neuropathologists meticulously reviewing cases". Although I have heard of this test, no clients of my practice have yet requested such a test. According to Therapath, the result is "reported as the average number of nerve fibers that cross the basement membrane at the dermal epidermal border, over a length of 1 mm. Making the correct diagnosis explains the symptoms, guides t...
Source: neuropathology blog - October 7, 2009 Category: Pathologists Tags: nerve Source Type: blogs
Scar Healing - Tips For (Almost) Invisible Scars
Scar healing is the result of biologic wound repair and is a complex process. With the exception of minor lesions, every skin wound causes some degree of permanent scarring. My breast reconstruction patients often ask for advice on how to improve their scars. While expecting 100% invisible scars may not be realistic, it is possible to influence the body's scar healing mechanism to improve scar appearance.The word "scar" comes from the Greek word "eschara", meaning "place of fire." Scar tissue is different from normal skin. It is inferior both in appearance and function. For example, scars are much less resistant to the sun...
Source: Breast Cancer Reconstruction Blog - October 6, 2009 Category: Cancer Tags: scar therapy scar treatments vitamin c scars invisible scars scar healing invicible scars Source Type: blogs
Answer to Case of the Week 23
Answer: Onchocercoma. Definition: a subcutanteous tumor-like mass caused by the presence of adult filarial worms Onchocerca volvulus. Note the fibrous tissue surrounding the coils of the adult worms, and the microfilariae within the classic ‘double uterus’ and in the surrounding tissue. All adult female filarial worms that infect humans have a classic double uterus, seen best in cross-section. The disease caused by Onchocerca volvulus is called onchocerciasis. The symptoms are caused almost entirely by the release of the microfilariae into the surrounding skin where they cause extremely itchy dermatitis. The...
Source: pathtalk.org - October 6, 2009 Category: Pathologists Authors: Bobbi Pritt Tags: Cases Microbiology Source Type: blogs
Ultrafast DNA Nanosensor
A portable instrument based on an ultrasensitive nanoscale sensor could detect bacteria in minutes, helping to catch infectious diseases early and prevent their spread. The simple, low-cost device should be available within three years, says Benjamin Miller, professor of dermatology and biomedical engineering at the University of Rochester Medical Center, and codeveloper of the sensor. via [...]
Source: Biosingularity - October 5, 2009 Category: Medical Scientists Authors: Snowcrash Tags: Biotechnology Source Type: blogs
Grand Rounds Vol 6, No 3: The Art of Medicine and Nursing
Discussion Blog shares a poem he wrote about doctors reflecting on the care they have given. There was a phone Call from Doctor Smith Did I interrupt Mary To take the call As though more Important? Hospice chaplain Ken Bradstock of Rainy Nights shares a short poem about a pediatric patient. Humanities Dr. Charles sent me one post but as I explored the rest of his blog I found a far more suitable candidate for grand rounds and substituted his post on the Dialogues with Darwin exhibit. "I came away from the exhibit with a great respect for Darwin as a synthesizer of ideas. Among the disparate influences i...
Source: Pallimed: A Hospice & Palliative Medicine Blog - October 5, 2009 Category: Palliative Carer Workers Authors: Christian Sinclair, MD Source Type: blogs
UK Health News 10/03-05/2009
Conservative party’s back-to-work plan to be funded by benefit curbs – The Guardian 5th October 2009 “500,000 incapacity claimants face £25 cut under ‘tough and tender’ measures” tags: Social Security, Disabilities, Employment, Health, News, UHN, The Guardian Additional Stories Cameron to slash benefit payouts to 500,000 now deemed ‘unfit to work’ – The Times 5th October 2009 2.6 million on incapacity benefits to face tough new Tory tests – The Sunday Telegraph 4th October 2009 Tories: tough medical tests for 2.6m benefit claimants – The Sunday Telegraph 4th Octo...
Source: Fade Library - October 5, 2009 Category: Medical Librarians Authors: western4uk Tags: Another 15 Minutes ... Health News from Fade Mass Media Source Type: blogs
Is Chocolate A Good Sunscreen?
Mid Brain reports: The Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology (via CosmeticsDesign) says that eating a certain kind of chocolate can help protect the skin against UV damage. The chocolate has to be made by a special method that maintains its high antioxidant content. The author of the study points out, however, that chocolate is NOT a good substitute for wearing sunscreen. There was no mention of whether or not chocolate is a good substitute for having a boy friend. (And, yes, those shoes in today’s picture are really made of chocolate.)
Source: thebeautybrains.com - October 5, 2009 Category: Physicians With Health Advice Authors: Mid Brain Tags: Questions Source Type: blogs
Our Pathology program has set up the curriculum so that we do three-month block rotations during our second year of training. I just finished my three-month intense hematopathology rotation and really enjoyed it. I’m psyched about doing more of it and I hope to do a fellowship. In the midst of talking about career choices with other residents and faculty, it seems that certain generalizations are made about choosing one specialty over another. Plenty of generalizations could be made about pathologist personalities compared with those in other fields of medicine. I would have to emphasize that many are clearly...
Source: pathtalk.org - October 3, 2009 Category: Pathologists Authors: Christopher Cogbill Tags: General Hematopathology Source Type: blogs
ASEAN skin docs aim to harmonise standards
Sent in by Gabriel: Asean Skin Doc Aim to Harmonise Standards Ahead of Healthcare Liberalization Dermatologists practicing in South East Asian (SEA) countries will gather at a regional meeting for dialogue on the liberalization of healthcare services under the Asian Free Trade Area (AFTA) Agreement. The AFTA agreement will see member countries relax trade barriers, some earlier than others, such as is the case with Malaysia which aims to open up its healthcare services section by the end of 2009. Led by the League of Asian Dermatological Societies (LADS), senior skin specialists and heads of national skin societies from si...
Source: Malaysian Medical Resources - October 3, 2009 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Palmdoc Tags: - Nation - Palmdoc AFTA Asean Dermatology Healthcare Skin Source Type: blogs
nudge nudge ... ...
i recently read a post that reminded me of an incident. depending on which side of the eyelid you found yourself that day, it could have been funny...or not.i was doing casualty sessions after hours. it was a way of making ends meet while i was specialising, but mostly i just hated it. anyway one night, between the snotty noses and neurotic parents a patient actually came in with a casualty-worthy complaint. he had a small laceration on his forehead. we decided to glue it together with dermabond because it was so small. i decided to leave it to the sister. after all the unit was full to overflowing with snotty noses and pa...
Source: other things amanzi - October 3, 2009 Category: Surgeons Authors: Bongi Source Type: blogs
OB/GYNs and Laser Hair Removal
Some people wonder why OB/GYN practices offer LHR. Isn’t it the realm of plastic surgeons and dermatologists? For gynecologists laser hair removal is a natural transition and a perfect fit as they can perform these procedures in discrete areas of the female body in a comfortable setting of a medical office. Permanent reduction of hair [...]Post from: Aesthetic Laser OffersOB/GYNs and Laser Hair Removal
Source: Aesthetic Lasers - October 2, 2009 Category: Laser Surgery Authors: Fiona May Tags: LT hair removal consumer tips laser hair removal Source Type: blogs
Choosing Laser Can Be Daunting
Doctors Arielle N. B. Kauvar from New York Laser & Skin Care and E. Victor Ross, M.D., director of laser and cosmetic dermatology, Scripps Clinic, San Diego, provided a quick overview of different aesthetic lasers for medical practice in this article published by Modern Medicine yesterday. The overview is a good basic briefing on most [...]Post from: Aesthetic Laser OffersChoosing Laser Can Be Daunting
Source: Aesthetic Lasers - October 2, 2009 Category: Laser Surgery Authors: Richard Miller Tags: Device Review tips for physician Source Type: blogs
Case of the Week 22 Answer
Answer: Hard tick, Dermacentor variablis Depending on your level of expertise, this tick can be identified as follows: 1. The first step is to determine if it is a hard or soft tick. Hard ticks transmit the majority of tick-borne diseases (e.g. Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Babesiosis, Ehrlichiosis), although tick-borne relapsing fever is transmitted by soft ticks. To tell them apart, look to see if the head (capitulum) is visible from the dorsal surface (it’s ‘back’). In soft ticks, it is only visible from the ventral surface (underside). Hard ticks also have a hard outer layer called a scu...
Source: pathtalk.org - October 1, 2009 Category: Pathologists Authors: Bobbi Pritt Tags: Cases Microbiology Source Type: blogs
Psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis are subject of Dr. Ramsay Farah's talk Oct. 19 in Syracuse
Dr. Ramsay Farah, the chief of the division of dermatology at Upstate Medical University, speaks about "Living with Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis" from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Genesee Grand Hotel, 1060 E. Genesee St., Syracuse....
Source: Health & Fitness Blog on Syracuse.com - October 1, 2009 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Amber Smith/The Syracuse Post-Standard Source Type: blogs
UK Health News 10/01/2009
Violence is linked to eating sweets – The Guardian 1st October 2009 “Eating sweets every day in childhood increases adult aggression, according to new research. The study, published in the October issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry, is the first to examine the long-term effects of childhood diet on adult violence.” tags: Violent People, Diet, Nutrition, Health, News, UHN, The Guardian, Psychology Additional Stories A sweet a day helps your children grow up violent – The Independent 1st October 2009 Giving in to pester power can make your child a thug – Daily Mail 1st October 2009 Dail...
Source: Fade Library - October 1, 2009 Category: Medical Librarians Authors: western4uk Tags: Another 15 Minutes ... Health News from Fade Mass Media Source Type: blogs
Comparison of Nd:YAG Lasers to IPL Devices
YAG 1064 nm Lasers Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Devices Applications Hair Removal, Photorejuvenation, Skin Tightening, Active Acne treatment, Telangiectasias (spider veins), Rosacea, Sun & Age Spots, Pseudofolliculitis Barbae. Hair Removal, Photorejuvenation, Sun & Age Spots, Rosacea. Efficacy High power to dermis: more energy to follicles, vessels, collagen, sebaceous glands. High power absorption in epidermis: less energy to deep dermal structures. Comfort Less painful due [...]Post from: Aesthetic Laser OffersComparison of Nd:YAG Lasers to IPL Devices
Source: Aesthetic Lasers - September 30, 2009 Category: Laser Surgery Authors: Bob Miles Tags: Device Review Laser Treatments RS IPL and Lasers laser hair removal laser offers Lasers vs IPL PFB photorejuvenation pigmented spots spider veins Source Type: blogs
White-nose syndrome fungus to be sequenced
As part of the dermatophyte efforts and emerging infectious diseases the Fungal Genome Initiative at the Broad Institute will be sequencing the genome of Geomyces destructans. G. destructans is linked to the white-nose syndrome in Bats. See also some recent posts on white-nose syndrome.
Source: Fungal Genomes and Comparative Genomics - September 30, 2009 Category: Geneticists and Genetics Commentators Authors: Jason Stajich Tags: animal pathogen fungi geomyces white-nose syndrome Source Type: blogs
Glycemic Index and the Prevention of Acne
This article points out that although acne is common in Western populations, it is rare in non-Western societies (for example, among the Inuit, Okinawan Islanders, and Kitaven Islanders)—until those societies adopt Western lifestyles. The article then discusses in detail the biological rationale for a possible connection between diet, hyperinsulinemia and acne. “Recent evidence has demonstrated that the hormonal cascade triggered by diet-induced hyperinsulinemia elicits an endocrine response that simultaneously promotes unregulated tissue growth and enhanced androgen synthesis,” note the article’s authors. “Hence...
Source: Acne - Acne Vulgaris Discussions and Research - September 29, 2009 Category: Dermatologists Authors: admin Tags: Diet acne dermatology prevention Source Type: blogs
Okey, doke. Lesion out and the margins are clear. The dermatopathology fellow was kind enough to give me a tour of my biopsy. It turns out that one *can* use an iPhone for photomicroscopy as long as one's expectations aren't too high. Here is a chunk of my normal skin at medium power. I took this by just holding my iPhone 3GS up to the microscope's eyepiece. By no means diagnostic, but good enough for blogging purposes.Once they stitch me up, I'll head over to my office and work on ARRS and AUR abstracts like a crazed ferret for the rest of the afternoon.
Source: Not Totally Rad - September 29, 2009 Category: Radiologists Tags: iPhone ARRS AUR Source Type: blogs
The Smell of Long Pig in the Morning
Turns out I'm live-blogging my outpatient surgery today via my iPhone.I'm having a minor skin lesion removed today in our university's rather slick dermatology outpatient surgery center. The drill here is: 1. Remove the lesion2. Take a 45 minute break while a dermatopathologist processes and analyzes the tissue. 3. Repeat until the margins of the lesion are clear. I'm grateful for this built-in break. I came to my appointment NPO (ate nothing after midnight) and I'm hungry.To make matters worse, the electrocautery unit they use to stop the minor bleeding creates a smell that is disturbingly similar to barbequed pork. I use...
Source: Not Totally Rad - September 29, 2009 Category: Radiologists Tags: iPhone humor Source Type: blogs
Archives of Dermatology 2009 (Vol. 145 No. 9)
content page Fade Fave: Developing Healthy Sun Habits for Life Fade Skinny: Over the past several years, an increasing emphasis has been placed on the need for the development of a healthy lifestyle in the pursuit of long-term good health. These articles also highlight many of the challenges surrounding the behavioral changes that need to take place for significant public health benefits to be realized. (NHS Athens is required to access this article online) Posted in Athens Password, Currently Watching, E-Journals Tagged: Athens Password, Cancer, Current Awareness, E-Journals, Healthy lifestyles, Skin Cancer, Sun care
Source: Fade Library - September 29, 2009 Category: Medical Librarians Authors: tracyjulia Tags: Athens Password Currently Watching E-Journals Cancer Current Awareness Healthy lifestyles Skin Cancer Sun care Source Type: blogs
Dorsal dermal Sinus with Intramedullary Abscess Formation--MRI
Dorsal dermal sinus, a congenital abnormality associated with spinal dysraphism, can serve as a path for spread of infection inside the spinal thecal sac with its sequelae. Intramedullary abscess formation is an uncommon complication and very few have been reported in the English literature. Case by Dr Sangeeta Aneja, MD Associate Professor & Head of Dept. LLRM Medical College.From Sumer's Radiology Site http://www.sumerdoc.blogspot.com -The Top Radiology Magazine. Teleradiology Providers at www.teleradproviders.com Mail us at email@example.com
Source: Sumer's Radiology Site - September 29, 2009 Category: Radiologists Tags: Neuroradiology dorsal dermal sinus Source Type: blogs
UK Health News 09/28/2009
Swine flu victim fighting for life – The Guardian 28th September 2009 A young woman is fighting for her life in Ibiza after catching a “severe” case of swine flu while on holiday. Lindy Paterson is in a medically-induced coma after contracting the virus on the party island two weeks ago. tags: H1N1, Influenza, Pandemic, Critical Care, Health, News, UHN, The Guardian Hundreds of mothers of twins and triplets separated after birth, survey shows – The Guardian 28th September 2009 Sick babies sent to different hospitals due to shortage of specialist cots tags: Health, News, Neonatology, Staff Supply, D...
Source: Fade Library - September 28, 2009 Category: Medical Librarians Authors: western4uk Tags: Another 15 Minutes ... Health News from Fade Mass Media Source Type: blogs
Answer to Case 86
Answer: Onchocercoma. Definition: a subcutanteous tumor-like mass caused by the presence of adult filarial worms Onchocerca volvulus. Note the fibrous tissue surrounding the coils of the adult worms, and the microfilariae within the classic 'double uterus' and in the surrounding tissue. All adult female filarial worms that infect humans have a classic double uterus, seen best in cross-section.The disease caused by Onchocerca volvulus is called onchocerciasis. The symptoms are caused almost entirely by the release of the microfilariae into the surrounding skin where they cause extremely itchy dermatitis. The most severe dam...
Source: Creepy Dreadful Wonderful Parasites - September 27, 2009 Category: Pathologists Source Type: blogs
Latest news on Green Tea
Conclusions Green tea consumption is associated with a reduced risk of liver cancer incidence. Content Type J… (show more) Conclusions Green tea consumption is associated with a reduced risk of liver cancer incidence. Content Type Journal ArticleCategory Original paperDOI 10.1007/s10552-009-9388-xAuthors Akane Ui, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine 2-1, Seiryo-machi, Aoba-ku Sendai, Miyagi 980-8575 JapanShinichi Kuriyama, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine Division of Epidemiology, Department of...
Source: All Kidney News - September 25, 2009 Category: Internists and Doctors of Medicine Authors: admin Tags: News Source Type: blogs
the baby story
the life of a medical student is somewhat left of normal. most people shy away from blood and guts and gore. as a medical student you need to embrace it. but in the beginning it is quite an adjustment. sometimes you don't know how much to adjust. what falls within the parameter of normal medical student desensitization and what is way too far?i was a fourth year which in clinical terms meant i was at the bottom of the rung. i was doing my obstetrics rotation which meant i needed to deliver a certain quota of babies in a given time. we all tended to be goal orientated then. our registrar was the most junior obstetrics regis...
Source: other things amanzi - September 25, 2009 Category: Surgeons Authors: Bongi Source Type: blogs
How many genomes did I just squash?
Yesterday was a good day for catching up on the literature; not only did I finally get around to the IL28B papers I blogged about yesterday, but I also took a run through the genome fusion paper which is being seen as the fitting marker of the end of the "Communicated by" mechanism of PNAS (sample coverage by In The Pipeline and Science, though the latter requires a subscription).The paper, by Donald Williamson and communicated by Lynn Margulis, takes the position that " in animals that metamorphose, the basic types of larvae originated as adults of different lineages, i.e., larvae were transferred when, through hybridizat...
Source: Omics! Omics! - September 24, 2009 Category: Bioinformaticians Authors: Keith Robison Source Type: blogs
International Health News 09/24/2009
Keep maternal mortality on the agenda – The Guardian 23rd September 2009 UN attention and financial pledges are welcome, but in Africa the roots of the problem are deep and depressing tags: Health, News, IHN, Developing Countries, Maternal Mortality Cat owners eight times more likely to have MRSA in their homes – Daily Telegraph 23rd Sepember 2009 Cat owners are eight times more likely to have the potentially lethal superbug MRSA in their homes, a study has found. tags: MRSA, Infection Control, Health, News, IHN, Daily Telegraph Skin cancer drugs shrinks tumours in two weeks – Daily Telegraph 23rd Sepem...
Source: Fade Library - September 24, 2009 Category: Medical Librarians Authors: western4uk Tags: Another 15 Minutes ... Health News from Fade Mass Media Source Type: blogs
International Health News 09/23/2009
Letters: World leaders can boost healthcare at UN – The Guardian 23rd September 2009 Today a unique opportunity will present itself to world leaders, which has the potential to change the face of healthcare for millions of mothers and children in poor countries across the world (Editorial, 21 September). The opportunity is to extend free healthcare to women and children in at least seven developing countries: Burundi, Ghana, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Nepal and Sierra Leone. In many poor countries families cannot afford even the simplest medical treatments, leaving mothers to choose which of their children will get...
Source: Fade Library - September 23, 2009 Category: Medical Librarians Authors: western4uk Tags: Another 15 Minutes ... Health News from Fade Mass Media Source Type: blogs
International Health News 09/22/2009
Smoking bans may reduce heart attacks by more than a third – The Guardian 21st September 2009 The number of heart attacks has fallen steeply in countries where bans on smoking in public places have been introduced, according to two independent reviews tags: Smoking Cessation, Smoking, Legislation, Mortality, Myocardial Infarction, Heart Diseases, IHN, Health, News, The Guardian Additional Story Smoking ban heart gains ‘massive’ – BBC Health News 21st September 2009 Paralysed rats walk again after revolutionary rehabilitation programme – The Observer 20th September 2009 A combination of drug...
Source: Fade Library - September 22, 2009 Category: Medical Librarians Authors: western4uk Tags: Another 15 Minutes ... Health News from Fade Mass Media Source Type: blogs
Long-Term Hair Removal Results with a Novel Nd:YAG Laser
A White Paper by David J. Friedman, MD I recently completed a clinical study of laser hair removal using the LightPod Neo, a 1064nm Nd:YAG laser from Aerolase. I was requested to conduct this study because I have a well established cosmetic dermatology practice in which I perform the laser treatments myself, and hair removal is [...]Post from: Aesthetic Laser OffersLong-Term Hair Removal Results with a Novel Nd:YAG Laser
Source: Aesthetic Lasers - September 21, 2009 Category: Laser Surgery Authors: Bob Miles Tags: Device Review New Lasers Research laser hair removal laser offers Source Type: blogs
Answer to Case 85
Answer: Hard tick, Dermacentor variablisDepending on your level of expertise, this tick can be identified as follows:1. The first step is to determine if it is a hard or soft tick. Hard ticks transmit the majority of tick-borne diseases (e.g. Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Babesiosis, Ehrlichiosis), although tick-borne relapsing fever is transmitted by soft ticks. To tell them apart, look to see if the head (capitulum) is visible from the dorsal surface (it's 'back'). In soft ticks, it is only visible from the ventral surface (underside). Hard ticks also have a hard outer layer called a scutum, which covers ei...
Source: Creepy Dreadful Wonderful Parasites - September 20, 2009 Category: Pathologists Source Type: blogs
Kickin' ass, takin' names, and... ... ...filling out paperwork?
We all filed into Employee Orientation this morning bright and early at 9 am, faces shining with enthusiasm.Okay, *my* face wasn't shining with enthusiasm, but I'd just spent an hour and ten minutes in Big City Traffic, going through a part of the Big City that Google Maps doesn't even bother to update, the construction is so bad. Leave early, kiddies!The nice lady from HR was calling names and handing out badges. I already had a badge, so I didn't worry when my name wasn't called. I didn't worry when I didn't have a package from HR; after all, I'd filled out all that paperwork years ago when I was first hired.Nor did I wo...
Source: Head Nurse - September 20, 2009 Category: Nurses Authors: Jo Source Type: blogs
Veins on Maui – Maui Weekly
Aloha Dermatology September 17 — 23 2009 Click Here to Visit the Veins on Maui WebsiteDo you have unsightly leg veins that prevent you from wearing a skirt? Too hot to wear pants, but embarrassed to wear shorts? Do you have achy, throbbing, swollen and cramping legs? Do you have leg ulcers? You may have undiagnosed varicose vein. An estimated 25 million people in the United States suffer from varicose veins. Today, thanks to modern technology, there is an alternative treatment option to traditional surgical vein stripping. Kahului Maui Dermatologist Mr. Micki Ly reports that she and her clients have embraced this exc...
Source: aloha-dermatology.com - September 19, 2009 Category: Dermatologists Authors: bigwave Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs
Do High Levels Of Benzoyl Peroxide Work Better?
Eva asks…. just read about a skin care regimen that advises using benzoyl peroxide in very large (3x packaging directions) quantity twice a day. It also advises a gentle cleanser and moisterizer (also in large quantity). They recommended Cetaphil and Neutrogena on the spot acne treatment. Waddaya think? The Right Brain replies: Whadda we think? We think if you’ll follow this regimen you’ll be writing back to ask us how to soothe your irritated skin. Benzoyl peroxide dose Benzoyl peroxide is effective against acne but increasing the dosage and the frequency of use probably won’t make it more effectiv...
Source: thebeautybrains.com - September 19, 2009 Category: Physicians With Health Advice Authors: Right Brain Tags: Questions Source Type: blogs
MedCalc App Review (v1.2)
MedCalc is a free medical calculator. It helps you calculate a litany of different medical formulas and has some other helpful features. Some of these features are the pregnancy wheel, dermatome map, eye chart, and growth velocity. Let me make this clear right now, I think you should definitely try this app before you pay for one of the other medical calculators out there. MedCalc App Review (v1.2)
Source: Mobile Computers in Medicine - September 18, 2009 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: sstrayer Source Type: blogs
DYNAMICS OF A SAUNA
As a medical physician for over 50 years, I strive to give you the best medical information on controversial medical subjects and let you, the reader, come to your own conclusions. I have no ties to any organization, pharmaceutical, or lobby group. As an practicing medical acupuncturist since 1982, I find western medicine and medical acupuncture are very complimentary that results in astounding healing in pain management, addictions to cigarettes and food, and a host of other maladies. Let me know how we are doing. Your constructive comments are always appreciated. Click the RSS post button on the upper right hand corner i...
Source: Dr. Needles Medical Blogs - September 18, 2009 Category: Physicians With Health Advice Tags: THE DANGERS OF GETTING HOT Source Type: blogs
recently a plastic surgeon i know was called out to fix a lacerated ear. it is the domain of plastic surgeons pretty much all over the world. but in my neck of the woods it may be tricky to extricate a plastic surgeon from his warm bed on a cold night. let me also say that back in those days all registrars of all disciplines earned the same overtime each month. even opthalmologists and dermatologists and pathologists earned exactly the same overtime as surgeons. they weren't complaining. we, however, were.as calls went it was fairly standard for us general surgeons. i had found a moment to empty my bladder which was a nice...
Source: other things amanzi - September 17, 2009 Category: Surgeons Authors: Bongi Source Type: blogs
FDA Reads My Blog: Declares Latisse Web Site Misleading
On September 10, 2009, the FDA sent Allergan a notice that its Latisse Web site was misleading (see "FDA Says Allergan's Web Site for Eyelash Thickener Is Misleading"). The letter states:"the Division of Drug Marketing, Advertising, and Communications (DDMAC) has reviewed the “FAQs” and “About Safety” pages of a consumer website and a “Launch display timeline” (timeline) (APC36ON09) for LatisseTM (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) 0.03% (Latisse) submitted by Allergan, Inc. (Allergan) under cover of Form FDA-2253. These promotional materials are misleading because they omit and minimize risks associated with Lat...
Source: Pharma Marketing Blog - September 17, 2009 Category: Pharma Commentators Tags: eMarketing FDA Lattise Allergan Drug Risk Source Type: blogs
Why this libertarian favors health care reform
My libertarian leanings would support free market solutions to health care. I would love to see patients have a better understanding of costs. Physicians should all consider costs as part of the diagnostic and treatment equation. But alas, we already live in a socialistic medical system. We physicians can charge what we like, but we get paid exactly what the insurance companies and Medicare decide to pay us. We do not receive more if we are more experienced or more in demand. Patients cannot pay extra money to have longer visits. Patients cannot pay money for improved email access or telephone access. Now admittedly there ...
Source: DB's Medical Rants - September 17, 2009 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: rcentor Tags: Medical Rants Source Type: blogs
Health Care Reform: Obama Stick to The Facts on Insurance
While no one can argue that President Obama’s oratory skills are usually captivating, his overexposure on various issues is drawing attention not only to his style but, his content as well. As President Obama tried to demonize the private health-insurance industry in his recent address to Congress, a closer look at some of the examples and numbers he used regarding health insurance and health care were not accurate, according to the WSJ. As a disclaimer, I am personally no fan of the insurance industry, and consider many of their practices appalling, let’s face it they are all about cost, but in sticking to th...
Source: Policy and Medicine - September 15, 2009 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Tom Source Type: blogs
UK Health News 09/15/2009
Gordon Brown to TUC: spending cuts are inevitable – The Guardian 15th September 2009 Labour drops pledge on extending maternity leave in sign of tight constraints on government finances tags: Parental Leave, Industrial Relations, Public Sector, Health Economics, Economics, Health, News, UHN, The Guardian Additional Story Fathers WILL get six months baby leave – Daily Mail 15th Spetember 2009 Dr Crippen: Is the BMA right to want to ban alcohol advertising? – The Guardian 15th September 2009 Doctors have a poor record on alcohol abuse. We speak with special expertise tags: Alcohol, Mass Media, Advertisin...
Source: Fade Library - September 15, 2009 Category: Medical Librarians Authors: western4uk Tags: Another 15 Minutes ... Health News from Fade Mass Media Source Type: blogs
International Health News 09/15/2009
Workers can claim back holidays ruined by illness – The Times 15th September 2009 Workers who are ill during their holidays can now claim the time back from their employers following a landmark ruling by the European Court of Justice. The court said that employees had the right to ask for statutory leave to be “reallocated” when it was spoilt by sickness. Under the terms of the judgment, employees will be allowed to carry any annual leave marred by illness over into the next holiday year. tags: Jurisprudence, Legislation, European Community, Sick Leave, IHN, Human Resources, Health, News, The Times Additional Sto...
Source: Fade Library - September 15, 2009 Category: Medical Librarians Authors: western4uk Tags: Another 15 Minutes ... Health News from Fade Mass Media Source Type: blogs