Anaesthesia: Uproar In Slumberland

Media reports of intraoperative alertness have aroused uncertainty in patients. These include for example: "Problems during full narcosis – patients became restless during surgery". Anaesthetists feel assaulted by these reports. How great is the risk in actuality? more...

Congenital Benign Hypotonia is Not a Diagnosis

I frequently tell parents and friends that the Internet has a great deal of good information, but also considerable misinformation and incomplete information. This was clearly shown when I put "Benign Hypotonia" into Google. I was astounded to find information from the more...

ADHD Rarely Lives Alone

Adults with ADHD often have other conditions as well. For more than 80 percent of these patients another psychiatric condition is present. These comorbidities make it difficult to treat the patient properly. What do psychiatrists, neurologists and psychologists advise? more...

Fibrolamellar Hepatocellular Cancer: What Are The Odds?

The treatment offering the best chance for long-term survival in all types of hepatocellular cancer is complete surgical removal. Unfortunately, a very small percentage of patients with the common variety of hepatocellular cancer are candidates for surgical treatment. more...

Blog entry by Steven Curley

Pneumonia: Underestimated And Overlooked

Pneumonia is a condition often overlooked by doctors. Patients benefit from taking antibiotics even in mild cases. In order to promptly distinguish pneumonia from other infections, one should pay attention to certain points in everyday clinical practice. more...

The Basics Of Adjuvant Chemotherapy

One of the most common questions I hear at an initial visit, as a medical oncologist, is: "My surgeon told me she got all the cancer. So why am I here?" One of the jobs of the medical oncologist is to teach our patients that cancer is a systemic disease. That means more...

Blog entry by Jennifer Lycette
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Why Physicians Need Side Gigs

The average physician in the United States is already working more than a 40 hour work week and struggling with issues related to work-life balance. And yet, I’m a strong believer that physicians should have additional revenue streams and pursue other interests. Why? more...

Blog entry by Nisha Mehta
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Schizophrenia: The Pill Of Truth

Many patients with schizophrenia or depression take their medication irregularly. The 'smart' pill informs us whether it has been swallowed. This is therefore supposed to improve compliance. Is this a big step forward, or a step in the process of patients being more...

Article by Kathleen Küsel

CMD: Who’s Cracking The Case?

Craniomandibular dysfunction can be treated effectively in most cases. The problem lies elsewhere: those affected often have an exasperating journey of visits to various specialists already behind them, before the suspicion falls on CMD. more...

Avoiding #METOO In Medicine

Here are some tips — learned through long experience. My hope is that they might help younger women in medicine feel less like potential victims, and more like strategists in a behavioral chess game. more...

Blog entry by Karen Sibert
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