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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 Water and Computers too

The bread and butter diseases-congestive …

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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 also see Part I.

The …

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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 all I’ve …

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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 perseverance …

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Happy Thanksgiving

November 21, 2007
Happy Thanksgiving

Clinical Correlations will be closed for the holiday and will resume posting on Monday 11/26/07.  Have a very happy Thanksgiving and remember, be careful with that turkey……

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Quick Thinking Part 3

April 13, 2007
Quick Thinking Part 3

Welcome to Quick Thinking. A case is presented in short sections to a faculty expert who will comment on their approach to the patient as the case unfolds. These posts will focus on determining the initial differential diagnoses and diagnostic workups of complicated patient presentations.

Part 1 can be found here.  Part 2 can be found here.

Part 3 Presented by Elizabeth Ross, PGY-3:

Labs:
WBC–5.0  N63, L26, M10
Hgb-11, HCT-30, Plts 193

Na 128, K 3.6, Cl 95, CO2 23, BUN/creat 15/1.1
ast 46, …

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Quick Thinking Part 2

April 6, 2007
Quick Thinking Part 2

Welcome to Quick Thinking a new feature of Clinical Correlations. A case will be presented in short sections to a faculty expert who will comment on their approach to the patient as the case unfolds. These posts will focus on the thought process involved in determining the initial differential diagnoses and diagnostic workups of complicated patient presentations.

Part 1 can be found here.

Part 2 of Case Presentation By:Elizabeth Ross PGY-3

He was originally seen at Elmhurst Hospital and transferred to Bellevue Hospital.  On presentation …

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Book Review: How Doctors Think-Jerome Groopman, MD

April 3, 2007
Book Review: How Doctors Think-Jerome Groopman, MD

Commentary By David Shapiro, MD, Former Chief of Allergy and Immunology, Winthrop University Medical Center and New York Ear Infirmary Hospital, Attending Physician OPD Allergy and Immunology, New York Hospital (and most importantly, father of Neil Shapiro, MD)

I highly recommend a new book that has become an instant bestseller, How Doctors Think published two weeks ago by Houghton Mifflin. The author, Dr. Jerome Groopman, is Professor of Medicine (Oncology and Immunology) at Harvard School of Medicine and Chief of Experimental Medicine at the Beth …

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Quick Thinking #1

March 30, 2007
Quick Thinking #1

Welcome to Quick Thinking a new feature of Clinical Correlations. A case will be presented piece by piece to a faculty expert who will comment on their approach to the case as it unfolds. Differential diagnoses and diagnostic workups will form the basis of these posts of difficult clinical cases. So for the next 4 Fridays we present our first case to our discussant Mitchell Charap:

The Case Presented by Elizabeth Ross, PGY-3: The patient is a 35 year old African American male prisoner with …

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