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PrimeCuts – This Week in the Journals

November 20, 2017
PrimeCuts – This Week in the Journals

By Alexander Jordan, MD

Peer Reviewed

Love has won another hard-fought victory! In Australia, nearly 13 million people took part in a national survey held on marriage equality, with 61% voting in favor of same-sex marriage .

At the same time, mass shootings continue to occur with alarming frequency in the US. In Northern California, a gunman embarked on a deadly rampage that claimed five innocent lives . Further tragedy was averted when the gunman was prevented from entering an elementary school by staff members …

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Tales of the Bellevue Hospital Internal Medicine House Staff from the ‘60s to Now

November 17, 2017
Tales of the Bellevue Hospital Internal Medicine House Staff from the ‘60s to Now

In honor of the 10th Anniversary of Clinical Correlations we are presenting a wonderful 4 part series of life as a house officer at Bellevue Hospital in the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.   Former resident Olivia Begasse de Dhaem conducted extensive interviews with our faculty who worked at Bellevue in each of these decades.   With guidance from David Oshinksy, Olivia has written a story of what binds our students, residents and faculty and patients together through Bellevue’s rich history.  While much has changed in our …

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Core IM podcast: 5 Pearls on Iron Deficiency Anemia

November 15, 2017

Listen to 5 Pearls segment of Iron Deficiency Anemia! By Dr. Cary Blum MD, Marty Fried MD and Shreya P. Trivedi MD; Illustration by Mike Natter MD

Time Stamps:

  1.  Should patients be screened for iron deficiency? If so, who and how often? (1:40)
  2.  What are the indications for diagnostic endoscopy in iron deficient patients? (3:23)
  3. How should you advice patients to take oral iron? What is optimal dosing? (5:53)
  4.  In which patients would you consider IV iron? What are the risks? (11:41)
  5.  Throwback Question: What is a medication overuse HA? (14:44)

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Primecuts – This Week in the Journals

November 13, 2017
Primecuts – This Week in the Journals

By Dixon Yang, MD

Peer Reviewed

“It’s MAGA Day. And we’ll celebrate it like Bastille Day,” states Steve Bannon, former advisor to President Trump in an interview with the New York Times last week. Bannon called for the ousting of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for lack of support to the President . This interview comes in the wake of sweeping Republican losses on Election Day, with the first openly transgender woman, Danica Roem, elected to a state legislature, providing early indication in a public …

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Tales of the Bellevue Hospital Internal Medicine House Staff from the ‘60s to Now

November 10, 2017
Tales of the Bellevue Hospital Internal Medicine House Staff from the ‘60s to Now

In honor of the 10th Anniversary of Clinical Correlations we are presenting a wonderful 4 part series of life as a house officer at Bellevue Hospital in the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.   Former resident Olivia Begasse de Dhaem conducted extensive interviews with our faculty who worked at Bellevue in each of these decades.   With guidance from David Oshinksy, Olivia has written a story of what binds our students, residents and faculty and patients together through Bellevue’s rich history.  While much has changed in our …

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Mystery Quiz

November 9, 2017
Mystery Quiz

Vivian Hayashi MD, Robert Smith MD

The patient is a 72 year old man who presented with an incidentally noted right mid-lung density on a chest radiograph.  The patient was asymptomatic at the time and was begun on empiric treatment with moxifloxacin, then a course of amoxicillin-clavulanate for a presumed pneumonia (Image 1), without substantive improvement.  A chest CT scan was subsequently obtained (Image 2).  Further history was noteworthy for absence of hemoptysis, night sweats, fever, breathlessness, sputum production and weight loss. He did recall …

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PrimeCuts – This Week in the Journals

November 6, 2017
PrimeCuts – This Week in the Journals

By Nicole Massucci, MD

Peer Reviewed

This week, President Trump embarks on a two-week trip visiting 5 Asian countries in hopes of rallying efforts to increase pressure on North Korea (1). The trip comes after a week of controversy; between Donna Brazile revealing details of the Clinton campaign rigging the DNC, and the Republican Party proposing the biggest overhaul of the U.S. tax code in 3 decades (2,3).

Keep reading for this week’s highlights from the medical literature.

No difference in exercise improvement between PCI …

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Tales of the Bellevue Hospital Internal Medicine House Staff from the ‘60s to Now-Part 2 The 1970’s

November 3, 2017
Tales of the Bellevue Hospital Internal Medicine House Staff from the ‘60s to Now-Part 2 The 1970’s

In honor of the 10th Anniversary of Clinical Correlations we are presenting a wonderful 4 part series of life as a house officer at Bellevue Hospital in the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.   Former resident Olivia Begasse de Dhaem conducted extensive interviews with our faculty who worked at Bellevue in each of these decades.   With guidance from David Oshinksy, Olivia has written a story of what binds our students, residents and faculty and patients together through Bellevue’s rich history.  While much has changed in our …

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