Osteoporosis: A Clinical Review
- May 29, 2018
Today’s topic will be a brittle one…. brittle regarding brittle bones.Over 10 million people in America have osteoporosis.Osteoporosis is defined...
Pediatric Right Lower Quadrant Abdominal Pain
- May 25, 2018
During a busy shift in the emergency department, while on your rotation as a student, you pick up the chart for a 10 year old male with one day of...
The First Factor Xa Reversal Agent Approved
- May 23, 2018
Over 4 million people in the United States use Factor Xa Inhibitors such as Eliquis or Xarelto.These could be used for the prevention of...
Uncertain paths in medicine lead us to success
- May 17, 2018
As the month of May begins, this can only mean one thing for pre-PA students, another CASPA application cycle is upon us. As I continue to help...
Peripheral Neuropathy Workup (numbness and tingling)
- May 15, 2018
My feet are tingling with excitement to talk about today’s topic.I most commonly see this issue in patients with poorly controlled chronic diabetes,...
Pertussis (whooping cough): A Clinical Review
- May 10, 2018
Pertussis, or widely known in communities as whooping cough, is a very contagious and transmissible disease that impacts millions around the globe...
How to Deliver Bad News as a Clinician
- May 07, 2018
Sometimes it comes when I least expect it, other times it is when I most suspect it. Regardless, the visceral reaction is always the same. I open a CT...
Migraine Headache or Life Threatening Headache
- May 07, 2018
Migraine headaches are frequent chief complaints to primary care offices as well as urgent care and emergency room encounters.Around 18 percent of...
Kawasaki Disease: A Clinical Review
- Apr 26, 2018
CRASH and BURN is the well-known acronym for the diagnosis of this disease.It is an acute body wide vasculitis of the small and medium-sized arteries...
Getting pimped during clinical rotations
- Apr 25, 2018
The act of “pimping” is very common for medical and PA students participating in rotations. Pimping is an age old term used to describe when a...