Grand Rounds is Up
Grand Rounds, this week's best posts of the medical blogosphere, is up at Chronic Dose. Thanks for including my post on Medical Uses of the iPhone.
Monthly Introduction to Tech Medicine
Image from WikipediaWhat's this blog all about?My goal in Tech Medicine will be to explore the intersection of medicine, new technologies, and the Internet. This is a purposefully broad topic. Several times weekly I will post focused reviews of is...
Does hop flavonol glycoside from beer really alleviate allergy & hay fever symptoms?
Sapporo Breweries Ltd., and Sapporo Beverages Co., Ltd. today announced that they:have proven that Sapporo beer is effective in mitigating hay fever symptoms. Hop flavonol glycoside extracted from the beer prevents histamine, an allergy-inducing s...
A Mobile Medical Practice -- Dr. Jay Parkinson
Dr. Jay Parkinson (MD, MPH) runs an unusual type of medical practice in New York City. Like many "concierge" physicians, he accepts no insurances -- the flat rate is $500 a year. He has no office -- he makes housecalls to your home or work. $500 g...
The Controversy Over Anemia Drugs (ESAs)
The lead story in yesterday's New York Times had this first paragraph:Two of the world’s largest drug companies are paying hundreds of millions of dollars to doctors every year in return for giving their patients anemia medicines, which regulators...
Why Doctors Don't Email Patients
Image via WikipediaIt's no secret that I'm a strong advocate of patient physician communication by email. (See, for example, "Does Providing Email to Patients Benefit Patient-Physician Communication," "Someone Please Create Free, HIPAA-Compliant P...
Risks of the Drug Avandia (Rosiglitazone)
Avandia (rosiglitazone) is a commonly used medication to treat type 2 diabetes. In a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine released online yesterday, Dr. Steven E. Nissen and Kathy Wolski from the Cleveland Clinic analyzed 42 prev...
Your Next Stethoscope Should be Electronic. Here's Why. (Littmann Electronic Stethoscope Model 3000 Review)
Last month, I reluctantly entered the market for a new stethoscope. (My old one broke. Don't ask.)For doctors, choosing a stethoscope is not a decision made lightly: it requires laying out a significant amount of cash for a device you might carry ...
Thanks to Doc Gurley for Grand Rounds
Thanks to Doc Gurley for Grand Rounds and for including my post on Three Visions of the Future of Healthcare.
Hemodialysis is a process of cleaning and filtering the blood using a dialysis machine (a "man made kidney"). For people with renal failure, dialysis is lifesaving. (This posting will only discuss hemodialysis. Peritoneal dialysis is another form ...