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Bad Mommy! The Baby Blues and Postpartum Depression
Eighteen years ago, when I gave birth to my son, I was a wreck; depressed and racked with guilt over it. I learned later I wasn’t alone. Many mothers felt the same way when their kids were born, only they kept it quiet. Today, thank God, the silence is broken and women can admit just how imperfect their mommy-ness feels at times. Back in the old days, however, it was odd for a woman to confess that she didn’t feel a strong traditional pull to be a mother. We’re talking way back — before cell phones, before the Internet, before Facebook, even before reality television shows! For my husband and me, circum...
Source: World of Psychology - November 1, 2010 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Elvira G. Aletta, Ph.D. Tags: Depression General Mental Health and Wellness Psychology Self-Esteem Women's Issues Anger Baby Blues Bad Mommy Brave Women Breast Feeding Breast Milk Bunch Of Books Cell Phones Chronic Illness Circumstances Doctors Exhaus Source Type: blogs
The Future Of American Healthcare
You want to see a doctor? You’re going to have to wait. And I don’t mean like an hour in the office. I mean like 53 days. It’s not some doomsday story from the future. It’s happening today here in Massachusetts. Massachusetts — the state whose 2006 law was the model for the federal healthcare reform law. Massachusetts — home to some of the world’s best medical centers and doctors. And, as the Boston Globe’s “White Coat Notes” blog reports, Massachusetts — home to doctor shortages and long waits to see a doctor: When primary care patients do secure an appointment for a non-urge...
Source: Better Health - November 1, 2010 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: EvanFalchukJD Tags: Better Health Network Health Policy News Opinion Best Doctors Boston Globe Doctor Patient Relationship Evan Falchuk Family Medicine General Medicine Health Insurance Healthcare Costs Healthcare Incentives Healthcare Law Healthc Source Type: blogs
Last Rotation and Finding a Job
So my last rotation as a PA student was in Savannah, Georgia with an Orthopedic surgeon specializing in spinal surgery. There was a lot to learn about the spine and the different techniques needed to test for spinal issues. I have to say that I tried my best to study everything spinal I could. I have never seen surgeries so delicate, yet invasive. And I LOVED IT. I guess a lot of that had to also do with the fact that the doctor I worked with was also great. Needless to say, I was offered a job the last day of my rotation. You can’t believe how excited I was. I wish I could offer you tons of advice on job hunti...
Source: Life Of A PA - A Day In The Life Of A Physician Assistant - October 31, 2010 Category: Physician Assistants Authors: Dave Tags: General Talk Source Type: blogs
The Business of Diabetes: Biodel's Linjeta Is Delayed
As I WROTE previously, October 30, 2010 was the FDA's legally-mandated date to respond to Biodel, Inc.'s new drug application for Linjeta (formerly known as VIAject), which is a new, rapid-acting insulin formulation. Of course, the FDA is closed on Saturday, so the agency could have responded on Friday or waited until Monday, November 1, 2010 (the FDA chose the latter). The news was that the FDA could not approve Linjeta without at least a 2 small additional clinical trials to make up for the compromised samples which Biodel excluded from the India type 1 sample. The FDA also asked for some additional data on stability and...
Source: Scott's Web Log - October 31, 2010 Category: Diabetes Authors: Scott Source Type: blogs
Can Daily Vibration Help Aging Bones Stay Healthy?
Researchers at the Medical College of Georgia report that a daily dose of whole-body vibration can reduce the loss of bone density normally associated with aging. The study, which is published in the journal Bone, reports that 12 weeks of daily, 30-minute sessions of vibration slowed down the normal bone loss in the 18-month old mice studied. The therapy improved density especially in the hip/femur region, a common area for debilitating fractures in the elderly. A biomarker that indicates bone breakdown was also decreased after the vibration sessions. The researchers posit that the vibration causes movement of the cell n...
Source: Medgadget - October 31, 2010 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: Paul Pisklak Source Type: blogs
Breast Cancer Awareness Month Carnival Round-up
Finally, the month of Pinkwashing is over. The little children are gently packing the pink ornaments into their boxes - safe for another year. The pink towels and tablecloths are folded away, the trees are being taken down, the pink lights are blinking off. Retailers will count their profits for the season. Our mass cancer celebration ends for another year.But, let us not forget the spirit of this month. Here are some of the things I either received myself or saw in print to promote "awareness."Cocktails for CancerArizona Central's Entertainment Section "Everyone likes to support Breast Cancer Awareness in October. There a...
Source: Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink! - October 31, 2010 Category: Cancer Source Type: blogs
Halloween with extreme pain....
My dad left early on Thursday morning (before the sun came up) and overall we had a great visit. I loved being able to spend time with him and both my pets are already missing him. He would take Blue Belle on long walks around the neighborhood each and every morning and then he would take Tonto on his little walk around the complex pool, the mailboxes and then back home. I can't wait for him to return; it will be in a few weeks or months depending on which way my health goes. We got to go to the doggie parade for a little while in the Greedy City of Los Gatos (didn't get a ticket this time; what a mirac...
Source: ShoppingKharma: What comes around goes around - October 30, 2010 Category: Cancer Authors: Shopping Kharma Source Type: blogs
How Do You Hide $100 From A Doctor?
How do you hide $100 from a surgeon? Put it in the patient’s chart, next to the labs. How do you hide $100 from an orthopedist? Put it in a textbook. How do you hide $100 from a neurosurgeon? Tape it to his kid. How do you hide $100 from an OB/GYN? Tape it to the patient’s head. How do you hide $100 from an internist? Stick it under the patient’s bandage. How do you hide $100 from a radiologist? Give it to the patient. How do you hide $100 from a cardiologist? You can’t. How do you hide $100 from a plastic surgeon? You definitely can’t. – Compliments of The Happy Hospitalist *Thi...
Source: Better Health - October 29, 2010 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: DrToniBrayer Tags: Better Health Network Humor Doctor Jokes Dr. Toni Brayer Everything Health Happy Hospitalist Medical Humor Source Type: blogs
Hospitalist vs Night Nurse, RN Xtranormal Medical Video Presentation
My Xtranormal medical video series continues with my Happy original Hospitalist vs Night Nurse, RN, an interaction between a Hospitalist and an over zealous night nurse in the hospital. Several years ago, this would not surprise me one bit. With that said that, I would like to take this time to thank all the nurses of Happy's hospital, day and night nurses alike for not being that Night Nurse, RN and for providing the best month ever with regards to appropriate interruption of work flow for communication of clinical issues and for a dramatic improvement in contacting the appropriate physicians cari...
Source: The Happy Hospitalist - October 28, 2010 Category: Internists and Doctors of Medicine Authors: The Happy Hospitalist Source Type: blogs
Coverage of TEDMED 2010
This year's TEDMED conference finished up today. Amongst the speakers were biomedical gerontologist Aubrey de Grey of the SENS Foundation and tissue engineer Anthony Atala of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine. While we'll have to wait to see video of the presentations uploaded to YouTube to match last year's assembled presentations, you'll find coverage of the event at MedGadget: TEDMED 2010 - Day 1 - Shaf Keshavjee, Nathan Myhrvoid, Nathan Wolfe, and More TEDMED 2010 - DAY 2 - Thomas Goetz, Craig Venter, Alex Berenstein, and More TEDMED 2010 - Day 3 - Danny Hillis, Dean Kamen, David Blaine, and More Ne...
Source: Fight Aging! - October 28, 2010 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Reason Tags: Healthy Life Extension Community Source Type: blogs
Osteochondroma(Exostosis or Benign Bone tumor)
Osteochondroma is a developmental abnormality where a part of the growth plate forms an outgrowth on the surface of the bone.2 types of osteochondromaSolitary-this is the most common tumor which accounts to 35% of all the benign tumors. This grows with a child or adolescent and usually stops at maturity. This is usually diagnosed in patients age 10 to 30 years old, it occurs equally in males and females. We do not know the cause of this and there is no way to prevent this from occurring in some patients.Multiple Osteochondromatosis-this are multiple osteochondroma(more than 2) which is familial (it usually runs in families...
Source: Dr Nabong's Pediatric Blogs - October 28, 2010 Category: Pediatricians Tags: exostosis benign tumor osteochondroma Source Type: blogs
Crossover Piquant: Check this out!
Piquant (pē-känt’) adj. Appealingly provocative Charming, interesting, or attractive One of the great promises of technology is to make things simpler, easier, and more affordable for end users. In the medical practice, we have so much complexity, difficulty, and cost in most of our processes that when we find something that actually works as advertised we fall in love. I had one such “appealingly provocative” experience this weekend. While attending a high school football game in support of one of my member patients (leading passer in Orange County by the way!), the player was injured. I initially t...
Source: Crossover Healthcare - October 28, 2010 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: scott Tags: Design Health 2.0 Innovation Open Source Uncategorized Value Source Type: blogs
What the US can learn from Indian doctors
One major problem which Obama faces is the collapsing US health care system. Everyone agrees it's broken - but no one seems to know how to fix it !At the recent Putting Patients First Conference in Mumbai, we discussed what the US and India can learn from each other about providing quality healthcare.One thing the US can teach India is about quality . The great thing about the US healthcare system is that every hospital and doctor ( no matter where they are located) will provide at least a basic minimum standard of healthcare quality. Unfortunately, this is sorely lacking in India - which means that while certain Indian h...
Source: The Patient's Doctor - October 28, 2010 Category: Obstetricians and Gynecologists Source Type: blogs
Atypical Sites Of Metastasis-Two Cases
These are two atypical sites of secondaries in recent past in my practise, which we are sharing in our site. The metastatic lesions of pancreas are extremely rare. Tumors metastasizing to the pancreas include lung carcinoma, gastrointestinal tract carcinoma, breast carcinoma, renal carcinoma, melanoma, lymphoma, and (osteo)sarcoma. This is a 15 year old girl known case of osteosarcoma, with suspected pancreatic secondaries. Another atypical case, is a 67 year old male with past nephrectomy for hypernephroma and had shoulder pain. MRI done revealed altered marrow signal intensity involving the glenoid process of scapula alo...
Source: Sumer's Radiology Site - October 27, 2010 Category: Radiologists Authors: Sumer Sethi Source Type: blogs
Medtronic Announces New Inflatable Bone Tamp for Treatment of Vertebral Compression Fractures
Vertebral compression fractures, usually due to osteoporosis or cancer, can cause significant problems including pain, neurological symptoms, and incontinence. Percutaneous kyphoplasty/vertebroplasty has several advantages over open surgery - it is less invasive, has a faster recovery time, and can be performed without the need for general anesthesia in some cases. Now, Medtronic has received FDA approval for a new version of their Xpander Inflatable Bone Tamp. The new version is advertised as having an improved inflation pattern, as well as its ability to exert a greater lifting force than the previous model. An additiona...
Source: Medgadget - October 27, 2010 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: Paul Pisklak Source Type: blogs
iPad Becoming Fixture Among Chicago Doctors
The Chicago Sun-Times recently featured an interesting article about the different ways Chicago doctors are using the iPad in their practices. The most common uses are to research clinical information, side effects, and common medical conditions, as well as to access EMRs. However, beyond the use as a reference tool for physicians, the device is increasingly being used to help interact with patients. For example, patients can be shown their imaging, lab work and EKGs on an easy-to-read screen. According to the article, Dr. Richard Watson, an emergency room physician in Chicago, used his iPad to show 14-year-old Gustavo ...
Source: Medgadget - October 27, 2010 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: Paul Pisklak Source Type: blogs
Primary Care Doctors: How Valued Are They?
Authors of a recent study from the Archives of Internal Medicine are unlikely to endear themselves to specialists. As reported by Reuters, and provocatively titled, Do specialist doctors make too much money?, the study gives a per-hour breakdown of how much doctors make. I think this is a good approach, since annual salary figures do not account for the number of hours doctors work — and in the case of primary care doctors, this includes uncompensated time doing paperwork and other bureaucratic chores. Here’s what they found: … the lowest wages — amounting to $60.48 an hour — [were] paid to primary care physician...
Source: Better Health - October 27, 2010 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: KevinMD Tags: Better Health Network Health Policy News Opinion Research Archives of Internal Medicine Dr. Kevin Pho Family Medicine Fixing Primary Care General Medicine Health Reform Healthcare reform J Paul Leigh KevinMD Overcompensated Phy Source Type: blogs
Health Literacy Resources
Health Literacy Out Loud #47: Legislation Giving Voice to Patients and Families http://bit.ly/bvZ7Uy Deborah Wachenheim is the Health Quality Manager at Health Care for All (HCFA) in Boston, MA. The mission of HCFA is to create a consumer-centered healthcare system that works for everyone, especially those who are most vulnerable. HCFA’s Consumer Health Quality Council drafted legislation that was recently enacted to establish Patient and Family Advisory Councils at all hospitals in Massachusetts. In this podcast, Wachenheim talks about the process of making this happen. Brown Bag Review Promoted As one of AHRQ’s H...
Source: BHIC - October 27, 2010 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: siobhan Tags: Minority Health Concerns Websites Source Type: blogs
Get relief from bunion pain without surgery
This article first appeared in the September 2010 issue of Consumer Reports On Health.
Source: Consumer Reports Health Blog - October 27, 2010 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: ConsumerReports.orgConsumer Reports Health Blog Tags: Conditions & treatments Source Type: blogs
In pain? Don't let your GP fob you off with pill... | Mail Online
Twenty years after Ian Semmons was badly injured trying to prevent a robbery, he is still in pain. Thrown down a flight of stairs, he'd shattered his back and ankles.Despite two-and-a-half years of operations and rehabilitation — and strong painkillers — he lived in constant agony from his shoulders to his ankles. 'At its worst, it was like having big, sharp needles thrust into your body,' recalls the former risk management consultant.Ian is one of nearly 10 million Britons who suffer from chronic pain, which is defined as continuous, long-term pain of more than 12 weeks. Worryingly, a new survey has found that peopl...
Source: Psychology of Pain - October 26, 2010 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Source Type: blogs
Letters from Grassley: Veteran Advisor Questioned For His Experience and Service
In the middle of a serious re-election campaign one would not expect Senator Grassley to be sending letters questioning the validity of a decorated veteran serving at the Veterans Administration. But apparently, Senator Grassley has some free time on his hands and is questioning one of the most decorated veterans in government service because of his success in developing medical products. On May 10, 2009, President Obama appointed Stephen Ondra, M.D., as Senior Policy Advisor for Health Affairs in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Prior to his appointment, Dr. Ondra served on the Veterans Affairs group in the...
Source: Policy and Medicine - October 25, 2010 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Thomas Sullivan Source Type: blogs
Vibrations Slow Bone Aging?
Shake away those aged aching bones? AUGUSTA, Ga. - A daily dose of whole body vibration may help reduce the usual bone density loss that occurs with age, Medical College of Georgia researchers report. Twelve weeks of daily, 30-minute sessions in 18-month old male mice which equate to 55- to 65-year-old humans appear to forestall the expected annual loss that can result in fractures, disability and death. Dr. Karl H. Wenger, biomedical engineer in the MCG Schools of Graduate Studies and Medicine, reported the findings with his colleagues in the journal Bone. Researchers found vibration improved density around the hip ...
Source: FuturePundit - October 25, 2010 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Randall Parker Tags: Aging Bones Joints Studies Source Type: blogs
Connected Health Symposium 2010
I attended the Connected Health Symposium last week in Boston. I enjoyed many of the sessions (sometimes wished I could have attended two simultaneously, though the livetweeting helped on that front), and as usual enjoyed the hallway and exhibit floor conversations too. As is often the case at conferences these days, I had the opportunity to meet several on-line connections in real life for the first time. (I will not attempt to give a comprehensive report of the symposium here; please see the livetweeting archive linked to above and other reports to get a sense of the rest of the event.) This year's exhibit floor in...
Source: HealthBlawg :: David Harlow's Health Care Law Blog - October 25, 2010 Category: Medical Lawyers and Insurers Authors: David Harlow Tags: Accountable Care Organization Consumer-Directed Health Ehealth EHR Health 2.0 Health care policy Health Law Health Reform HIPAA HIT Home Health Medical home mHealth Mobile health Pay for performance PHR Physicians Privacy Source Type: blogs
There’s an article in the Oct 20, 2010 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) which discusses surgical team training and team work in the operating room. Most surgeons have crews or individuals in the operating rooms they prefer to work along side. Things just go smoother. We work more as a team, more as one. Why? Personalities. Communication styles that work well together. Skills that compliment. Each person knows and does their job, not trying to do someone else’s. Each knowing that even the smallest task is important to the whole. Ideally, we could c...
Source: Suture for a Living - October 25, 2010 Category: Plastic Surgeons Tags: policy training surgery safety article review Source Type: blogs
TWiV 104: The colony-collapse blues
Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, and Rich Condit On episode #104 of the podcast This Week in Virology, the entire TWiV family reviews the latest ideas about colony collapse disorder of honeybees, and resurgence of monkeypox in Africa. Download TWiV #104 (70 MB .mp3, 97 minutes) Subscribe to TWiV (free) in iTunes , at the Zune Marketplace, by the RSS feed, or by email, or listen on your mobile device with Stitcher Radio. Links for this episode: The Harvey Lectures Iridovirus and microsporidian linked to colony collapse disorder CCD discussed previously on TWiV 64, 49, and 46 Why are they called i...
Source: virology blog - October 24, 2010 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Tags: This Week in Virology colony collapse honeybee iridovirus microsporidian monkeypox nosema smallpox viral Source Type: blogs
Unobtainable ROS: A Benefit of Alzheimer's Dementia in the Hospital
The policy wonks are always talking about the costs of Alzheimer's dementia on society and in hospitalized patients. As a hospitalist, I take care of many folks in the hospital with Alzheimer's dementia. Many doctors won't admit it in public, but I'm the Happy Hospitalist and I'm here to help you drink from the fountain of truth and wisdom. The truth is, most doctors would love to have a service of filled to the brim with Alzheimer's patients. Why is that you ask? How could a demented Alzheimer's patient actually come with such benefits? Despite the horrible emotional toll Alzheimer's disease takes ...
Source: The Happy Hospitalist - October 24, 2010 Category: Internists and Doctors of Medicine Authors: The Happy Hospitalist Source Type: blogs
Chicago Tribune Asks Physician Educators Their Thoughts On FDA Regulated Education Sessions
The Chicago Tribune was one of the media sponsors who worked with ProPublica this week to publish stories about a report on payments to health care providers for speaking and consulting from seven pharmaceutical companies to health care providers. Although the Tribune portrayed these payments in a negative light like most media sources did, they also asked 25 Illinois doctors and one nurse who received payments from drug companies about these activities. Their payments for speaking and consulting ranged from $73,000 to over $200,000, which was dependent on the time and expertise of each provider. This kind of reporting ...
Source: Policy and Medicine - October 24, 2010 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Thomas Sullivan Source Type: blogs
Injury to the ulnar collateral ligament can occur acutely or chronically, and is an easy to miss injury that can lead to chronic instability if not identified and treated early. Acute injury known as skier's thumb occurs due to a fall on outstretched hand with thumb forced into abduction. Gamekeeper's thumb is a chronic lesion which develops from repetitive strain on the UCL.
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - October 23, 2010 Category: Emergency Medicine Doctors Authors: Kane Guthrie Tags: Clinical Case Emergency Medicine Health Orthopedics Gamekeeper's Thumb Ruptured Ulnar Collateral Ligament Skier's Thumb UCL Source Type: blogs
Making sense of your infertility treatment options
I just saw an infertile 42 year old woman who said - Doctor, my husband has a low sperm count. Can you please prescribe some medicines so we can improve it and have a baby. "It always amazes me that even in this day and age so many infertile couples do so little to try to make sense of their treatment options.Many find it very hard to decipher the medical terms their doctor uses. They do all the tests the doctor asks for - and are often completely lost when he then explains to them what the next action steps are.Unfortunately, many doctors also "complexify" matters rather than simplifying them. They take a perverse pride i...
Source: The Patient's Doctor - October 22, 2010 Category: Obstetricians and Gynecologists Tags: Health United States In vitro fertilisation Reproductive Health Pregnancy Clinics and Services Infertility semen analysis Source Type: blogs
Celebrity SPECT scan from rehab patientCelebrity Rehab is an American TV reality show on VH1 that exploits the addictions of the rich and C- or D-List famous.“I thought REAL doctors talked to patients in offices behind closed doors.”-Lindsay Lohan [who reportedly turned down six figures to appear on the show]Privacy? Confidentiality? Those rights don't apply to the alcoholic and drug-addicted characters who appear on television and other public media outlets as a form of entertainment. How many of you professional psychology and mental health and cog neuro and pharmaceutical types have taken training courses such as th...
Source: The Neurocritic - October 22, 2010 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: The Neurocritic Source Type: blogs
Thoughts about clinical diagnostic excellence
Yesterday I gave my sore throat Grand Rounds at UCSF. As I was going through my presentation I happened to think about diagnostic excellence. Actually the previous hour I had had a wonderful conversation with one of their outstanding mid-level faculty members about clinical excellence. Seeing that physician in the audience had an impact on how I explained something. The idea I focused on is well described in this article – Diagnosis requires seeing patient problems with a wide lens As we heard this case, we were reminded of the parable of the blind men and the elephant. There are versions of this t...
Source: DB's Medical Rants - October 22, 2010 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: rcentor Tags: Medical Rants Source Type: blogs
I admit that I don't know much about Maroteaux-Lamy Syndrome. I learned about it during medical school, and that's the extent of my knowledge. However, I was intrigued when someone brought it to my attention recently, so I did a search and landed on this description on Wikipedia: Maroteaux–Lamy syndrome (also known as "Mucopolysaccharidosis type VI") is a form of mucopolysaccharidosis caused by a deficiency in arylsulfatase B (ARSB). It is named for Pierre Maroteaux and Maurice Lamy. Children with MPS VI, Maroteaux–Lamy syndrome, usually have normal intellectual development but share many of the physical symptoms ...
Source: Medicine and Technology by Dr. Joseph Kim - October 21, 2010 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: Dr. Joseph Kim Source Type: blogs
BREAKING NEWS: Book. Published. Available. Now.
It has been a long road spanning one-quarter of my life. It has put my life on hold, indirectly preventing me from moving forward. If I were to divide my life into segments, they would go: Pre-Cancer Ben (0-16 years old), Cancer I (16-17), Pretending Like Cancer I Never Happened (17-18), Cancer II (19), Cancer II’s Aftermath (19-22), Book (20-26). Writing and trying to publish my book has been an extension of cancer, in that I cannot move forward until this process is complete. Expectations are powerful, and I feel for college athletes who believe they are destined for fame and riches. I expected the writing and publish...
Source: I've Still Got Both My Nuts: A True Cancer Blog - October 20, 2010 Category: Cancer Source Type: blogs
"Toxic and Dangerous?" - The Watchdog vs Medtronic's Man at the VA
An odd story that appeared earlier this month linked several people we have discussed on Health Care Renewal.On one hand, we posted about how Dr David Polly, a spine surgeon at the University of Minnesota, testified before the US Congress in support of research on treatments of bone injuries afflicting US soldiers. He did not then reveal that he had been paid more than one million dollars for consulting by Medtronic, the manufacturer of a bone growth product used to treat such injuries, also the source of payments of his expenses for the trip to Washington. At the time, we suggested thi...
Source: Health Care Renewal - October 20, 2010 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Tags: Medtronic regulatory capture medical devices Veterans Affairs conflicts of interest Source Type: blogs
One of my many friends in the PACS arena, working in an academic setting, sent me this message the other day:This morning, I was working with an orthopedic surgeon at the big ortho clinic. He was using his personal digital camera to take a picture of films that were up on a light box. He said it was the only way he could get images to put in a presentation. How sad is that? The new PACS system does have the functionality to do it but IT workstations are so locked down, no one can put in a thumb drive, or even save to a shared drive on the network. They will someday be installing a product that will enable them ...
Source: Dalai's PACS Blog - October 20, 2010 Category: Radiologists Source Type: blogs
Orthopedic Manipulative Therapies Go Mobile
Did you give a nursemaid's elbow to your 2-year-old and don't know how to put the elbow back? There is an application for that. Clinically Relevant Technologies from Seattle, Washington has recently released a suit of apps for iPhone/iPad/iPod and Android that demonstrates "close to 150 different orthopedic manipulative therapy techniques for the treatment of many different musculoskeletal conditions." The bone twisting application is gingerly priced at $29.99. From a statement released by Clinically Relevant Tech: Care was taken to include techniques that have been used in clinical trials and reported in the peer-review...
Source: Medgadget - October 19, 2010 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: Michael Source Type: blogs
FDA Advisory Committee Chair Weighs in on L’Affaire ReGen
University of Pennsylvania orthopedic surgeon John D. Kelly tells the Health Blog he wishes ReGens Menaflex didn't have to be yanked.
Source: WSJ.com: Health Blog - October 19, 2010 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Alicia Mundy Tags: FDA Medical devices Source Type: blogs
Growing a Broken Heart
The heart is an amazing device in itself but has one major drawback: once damaged, it has a limited ability to repair itself. So, calling the use of your own cells to repair damaged heart tissue “groundbreaking” is an understatement! However, Dr. Warren Sherman, MD, FACC, FSCAI Director, Cardiac Cell-Based Endovascular Therapies Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy, Columbia University Medical Center, is a leading authority on autologous cell therapy and explained its potential to me. He stated, “We’re looking at cell therapy for the treatment of heart muscle disease after it’s been damaged, meaning w...
Source: MD Buyline - October 19, 2010 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: james.x Tags: Cardiology autologous cell therapy cells damaged heart tissue Source Type: blogs
Guide for Getting Physical Therapy
Physical therapy is often recommended after surgery, a broken bone or being sedentary because of an illness. Here are some guidelines for getting the most out of your sessions.Contributor: Priscilla BenfieldPublished: Oct 19, 2010
Source: Most Recent Health Wellness - Associated Content - October 19, 2010 Category: Other Conditions Source Type: blogs
No Pain At This Pump As Jury Rejects Charges
A federal court jury in Oregon handed a victory to the manufacturer and a distributor of a pain pump, which is used to deliver local anesthetics to a specific area of the body through a plastic tube, but has been linked to chondrolysis, a rare condition in which joint cartilage dies and, subsequently, bone grinds against bone. An estimated 150 lawsuits have been filed around the country over this issue (back story). In separate verdicts, the jury decided that the plaintiffs - Christina McClellan, Danny Arvidson and Juan Huerta - did not prove that the PainBuster continuous infusion drug pump made by I-Flow and distributed ...
Source: Pharmalot - October 19, 2010 Category: Pharma Commentators Authors: Ed Silverman Tags: Uncategorized I-Flow Pain Pump Source Type: blogs
Dr Ben Goldacre: “This is a very broken system” | InPharm
The pharma industry has its fair share of critics, but unfortunately for everybody, many are easy to dismiss - shrill, ill-informed campaigners who sometimes bear a grudge or border on being conspiracy theorists.This is unfortunate because an industry as important as pharma needs articulate, rational, and reasoned criticism to keep it on its toes - and to bring about change when it is needed.Happily, Dr Ben Goldacre fits this description, and frequently highlights serious concerns about the industry’s practices in his Bad Science website, book and weekly columns in The Guardian newspaper.But Goldacre doesn’t just targe...
Source: PharmaGossip - October 19, 2010 Category: Pharma Commentators Source Type: blogs
University of Pennsylvania Study Gives Hope for New Class of Alzheimer’s Disease Drugs
Alzheimer's Reading Room Finding a drug that can cross the blood-brain barrier is the bane of drug development for Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological disorders of the brain. A new Penn study, published this week in the Journal of Neuroscience, has found and tested in an animal model of Alzheimer’s disease a class of drug that is able to enter the brain, where it stabilizes degenerating neurons and improves memory and learning. “There are very few tau-focused drugs in clinical trials now for Alzheimer’s disease,” says Trojanowski. “While we and others have urged that pharmaceutical companies should n...
Source: Alzheimer's Reading Room, The - October 18, 2010 Category: Dementia Authors: Bob DeMarco Source Type: blogs
PRIVATE PRACTICE SECTION 2010!
WOW, hear what the Executive Program 2009 graduates have to say about the program’s ROI following graduation… “I have always felt like I should get my tDPT but I just could not justify the time out of the office for any curriculum I found. Then I found the Executive Program. This program is actually an investment. I have made much more income from the knowledge gained than I spent on time, effort and money on the course. I grew from 5 locations to 8 last year and realized a 12% increase in my profit margin. In my opinion, if you are serious about your business then you HAVE to do this program. Oh...
Source: MyPhysicalTherapySpace.com - October 18, 2010 Category: Physical Therapists Authors: courses Tags: 1T Announcements Business Clinical Consult Education Healtcare Quality Jobs Practice Source Type: blogs
Chief’s Notes:Life and death tasks and physician’s perception to change
Amongst professionals around, physicians are slow in adopting to change. By change I mean adapting (or deviations from norms) innovative ideas to handle cases, concerns and issues. In our aim to effect innovative administrative policies and changes, I’ve been trying to understand the behavioral reason behind this “reluctance” among physicians. One reason, and perhaps, a sort of parallelism, is that [...]
Source: The Orthopedic Logbook - October 18, 2010 Category: Surgeons Source Type: blogs
Featured Nurses, Part 5
For help getting information about COPD, we have an RN for that. If you want to hear some stories from a state psychiatric ward, we have a nurse for that. And more. View their OrganizedWisdom profiles below: @AboutCOPD Deborah Leader, RN, is a COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) expert and freelance medical journalist who writes for About.com. Her work in hospital settings has been in medical-surgical and cardiac intensive care units. As a public health nurse, she serves the Native American population in the greater Los Angeles area. She also mentors nursing students. “Interacting with patients is the best part...
Source: The Health Wisdom Blog™ (by OrganizedWisdom) - October 18, 2010 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Julie Bohlen, MBA-HCM, ELS Source Type: blogs
Pharmalot… Pharmalittle… Good Morning
Welcome back, everyone. We hope your weekend was restful and refreshing. Now, of course, the time has come to brace yourself for the usual routine of meetings and deadlines. We are no different. So please join us for the mandatory cup of stimulation as we peruse the news of the world. Meanwhile, we hope today brings you new insights and rewards. Catch you later… Pfizer Pays Up To $350M To License Biocon Diabetes Drugs (Dow Jones) Lilly To Close Singapore Drug Discovery Center (Dow Jones) Roche Seeks To Broaden Actemra Indications (Reuters) Lilly Osteoporosis Drug Regrows Jawbone: Study (Reuters) How An Arizona Town L...
Source: Pharmalot - October 18, 2010 Category: Pharma Commentators Authors: Ed Silverman Tags: Uncategorized Actemra Alkermes Alnylam Biocon Bydureon Canada Diabetes Eli Lilly Forteo Generics GlaxoSmithKline Hazardous Waste jobs Merck Osteoporosis Pfizer Prescription Drug Prices Roche Singapore Ventana Medica Source Type: blogs
Some medications act backwards - they cause the problem they are prescribed to prevent. So I think of them as backwards. A recent example of this is the drugs prescribed to prevent osteoporosis rarely cause degeneration of the jawbone or fractures of the thigh bone. In a nutshell, here is how my non-medical brain understands this: Drugs are okayed through clinical trials. There is increasing pressure to decrease the length of time of clinical trials to speed drugs to market (which is another post all together) - now I think of them as taking around 3-5 years of human tests. But then we have an aging population who is livin...
Source: Caroline's Breast Cancer Blog - October 18, 2010 Category: Cancer Tags: prescriptions clinical trials Source Type: blogs