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A Randomized Trial of Flattery

April 1, 2014
A Randomized Trial of Flattery

By Michael Tanner, MD

Background
A small body of low-quality evidence suggests that flattery will get you nowhere. We, rigorously applying the tools of evidence-based medicine, set out to test the opposite hypothesis: that when it comes to forming warm, healing relationships with patients, you catch more flies with honey than vinegar.

Objective
To determine the effect of compliments on patient self-esteem and satisfaction with their doctors in an inner-city hospital clinic.

Design
Randomized controlled trial of outpatients aged 21-98 at the Bellevue Adult…

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Book Review – Medicine’s Michelangelo: The Life & Art of Frank H. Netter, MD

January 24, 2014
Book Review – Medicine’s Michelangelo: The Life & Art of Frank H. Netter, MD

By Matthew Vorsanger, MD

The delicate tracery of the superficial nervous system, the sweeping curves of the lobes of the liver, the bones of the skull – color coded in pastel blues, pinks, and greens. For many of us, the imagery of Dr. Frank Netter’s Atlas of Human Anatomy is indelibly etched into our mind’s eye. But what do we know of the man whose gift it was to distill the most complex anatomic structures into vividly comprehensible illustrations? Recently published by his daughter, Francine…

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Happy Thanksgiving

November 28, 2013
Happy Thanksgiving

Clinical Correlations will be closed for the holiday and will resume posting on Monday 12/2/13.  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and remember, please be careful with that turkey…

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Primecuts – This Week In The Journals

January 22, 2013
Primecuts – This Week In The Journals

Primecuts will return next week with the latest news in the journals.

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Clinical Correlations on Hiatus

November 7, 2012
Clinical Correlations on Hiatus

While we here at New York University-Langone Medical Center and our three hospitals, Tisch, Bellevue and the Department of Veterans Affairs New York Harbor  regroup after Hurricane Sandy, Clinical Correlations will be taking what we hope is a short hiatus.  We hope everyone and their families are safe and warm as we all work towards brighter days.

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Primecuts-Gone Fishin’

May 28, 2012
Primecuts-Gone Fishin’

Primecuts is taking a well deserved  (if we do say so ourselves) break.  We will resume our regular schedule next Monday.  Hope everyone had a great holiday weekend.

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Primecuts-A Brief Hiatus

October 17, 2011
Primecuts-A Brief Hiatus

Primecuts will return to action next week 10/24/11. Seems like the fall foliage kept our computers at bay this weekend…enjoy the week.

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Primecuts-Gone Fishin’

August 22, 2011
Primecuts-Gone Fishin’

Primecuts will be taking a much needed holiday and will return to action 9/6/11.  Not to worry though, new posts will still be arriving these next few weeks.  This is the perfect opportunity to catch up on our archives of Primecuts and all our other articles. Search by category with the toolbar above and at the right of this post. As always, send us any comments/feedback to clinicalcorrelations@gmail.com.  Have a great end of the summer.

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Practicing Medicine in Rural America

July 24, 2009
Practicing Medicine in Rural America

 

Erin Ducharme MD

This entry is the final in a three part series where I share highlights from my conversation with my home-town physician from rural southern Iowa. Here I discuss the medical conditions which affect this 4500 population town. I also briefly touch on maintaining privacy in a place where “Everybody knows your name (and your business)” and the incorporation of an electronic medical record system.  Please also see Part I and Part II.

Running

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Practicing Medicine in Rural America, Part II

July 3, 2009
Practicing Medicine in Rural America, Part II

Erin Ducharme MD

This entry is the second in a three part series where I share highlights from my conversation with my home-town physician from rural southern Iowa. The town where I grew up and he practices, Chariton, is 60 miles south of the state’s capital Des Moines. It boasts one hospital, one high school, and not a single traffic light. This section is dedicated to details about the rural medical facilities, the reimbursements, the call structure and more.  Please…

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Practicing Medicine in Rural America

June 20, 2009
Practicing Medicine in Rural America

Erin Ducharme MD

Part I. Tales from the barn

In the first of this three part series about life as a small town family physician, I introduce the doc (and rock band member) who spinal tapped my eight-year old lumbar spine to diagnose encephalitis and MC’d my wedding reception; share an unbelievable story about a home (i.e. barn) delivery , and hint at the all-encompassing nature of this still-revered position in rural America.

While my medical career began in the Big Apple and…

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Celebrating our one year anniversary!!

November 27, 2007
Celebrating our one year anniversary!!

It’s been quite a year in the life of Clinical Correlations. One year ago today we officially announced the creation of Clinical Correlations, the NYU internal medicine blog, to the NYU medical community. Starting from scratch without much of a game plan we developed a website (a word I greatly prefer to blog) that we hoped would simultaneously inspire students, housestaff and faculty. I am so proud to say that I think we have accomplished this goal. In this year, I have learned that…

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