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CME Activities (view all)

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By: Helen W. Boucher, MD, FACP, FIDSA

CME: Pathogen-Directed Respiratory Infection Care

Antimicrobial resistance poses a serious public health threat and is an especially challenging issue when treating respiratory infections. Research shows that the number of pneumonia cases caused


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By: John T. Brooks, MD

CME: Examining AIDS-Defining Opportunistic Infections

Studies have shown that AIDS-defining opportunistic infection (AIDS-OIs) were a leading cause of mortality and morbidity among patients with HIV prior to the advent of antiretroviral therapy


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By: Patrick M. Carter, MD

CME: Firearm Violence & Youths

Previous studies have shown that firearms are responsible for about 31% of the 900,000 annual non-fatal assault injuries suffered by adolescents and young adults who are treated


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By: Daniel S. Budnitz, MD, MPH

CME: A Look at Unsupervised Pediatric Drug Exposures

About a decade ago, several reports throughout the United States indicated that ED visits were on the rise for unsupervised pediatric medication exposures. “As a result of

Doctor's Voice (view all)

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By: Skeptical Scalpel

Overestimating the effect of medical errors can be detrimental

An issue with inflated numbers like 251,000 and 440,000 is that they are repeated by naïve journalists… A musician’s cancer diagnosis could have been made 4 years


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By: Linda Girgis, MD

Don’t Build That Wall, At Least Not in Medicine

While certain politicians pontificate about building a wall to separate the US from surrounding countries, people passionately debate the issue. Doctors are included in this and arguments


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By: Skeptical Scalpel

Decisions made in Orlando: Is there any law more misunderstood than HIPAA?

On the morning of the tragic mass shooting in Orlando, a tweet by CNN stated, “The White House waived HIPAA regulations so that hospitals could talk with


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By: Dr. MedLaw

Avoid Patient Abandonment: 8 Tips for Termination

The law governing medical abandonment is predicated on the more dependent status of the patient in the relationship with the physician. Abandonment in the medical setting means

Recent Features (view all)

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Conference Highlights: ASCO 2016

An App to Improve Lung Cancer Survival Comparisons of standard follow-up to web-mediated follow-up among lung cancer survivors are lacking. To address this research gap, investigators studied


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By: University at Buffalo

New pneumococcal vaccine takes a nightclub bouncer approach

It only swings into action if the bacteria poses a threat. This new immunization approach may someday stamp out pneumonia, meningitis and other illnesses. The breakthrough approach,


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By: University of Birmingham

A Common Drug, a New Strategy to Fight Cryptococcosis

A drug, more commonly used in the treatment of angina, could be the focus of a new strategy in fighting the fatal fungal infection cryptococcosis. Researchers from


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By: Dr. MedLaw

Avoid Patient Abandonment: 8 Tips for Termination

The law governing medical abandonment is predicated on the more dependent status of the patient in the relationship with the physician. Abandonment in the medical setting means

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