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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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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

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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…

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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…

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Notice: Med-Surg Conference Thursday 3/29 in the Saul Farber Auditorium, Bellevue Hospital

March 27, 2007
Notice: Med-Surg Conference Thursday 3/29 in the Saul Farber Auditorium, Bellevue Hospital

Our next med-surg conference is Thursday March 29 at 4:30pm. It will be comprised of two heated debates. The first will be a debate over the need for surgery in asymptomatic patients with a severe carotid artery stenosis featuring Greg Mints, MD and vascular surgeon, Thomas Riles, MD The second debate will answer the question of whether there is a need for bone biopsy in the treatment of osteomyelitis. Pro: Harold Horowitz, MD from ID Con: Nirmal Tejwani, MD from orthopedics. We look forward to seeing you there.…

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The Most Intriguing Medical Facts of 2006

March 13, 2007
The Most Intriguing Medical Facts of 2006

Although it’s almost spring and the spate of “best of the year” lists are now long gone, I recently came across this list from the AMA news. It’s a summary of their most intriguing facts of 2006. It’s fascinating stuff. Some of the highlights with links are below. Click here to view the entire list.

 

65% of elderly patients were on a drug they didn’t need; 64% didn’t get what they needed. People born in 2000 have an average life expectancy

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Gone Fishin’

February 23, 2007
Gone Fishin’

Due to vital conflicting commitments (vacation), Clinical Correlations will be closed until March 6th when we will resume posting new content. This is the perfect opportunity to catch up on our previous content and to think about what you’d like to see on clinical correlations in the future. Search by date or by category with the toolbar at the right of this post. As always send us any comments or feedback to clinicalcorrelations@gmail.com. Have a great week.

Fishing from Wikipedia

Vacation from Wikipedia

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Will the VeinViewer Make the Blind Stick a Historical Footnote?

February 13, 2007
Will the VeinViewer Make the Blind Stick a Historical Footnote?

Yes our housestaff is no longer the first line when blood or an iv is needed. However, maybe these tasks wouldn’t be such a big deal if this invention from the company Luminetx takes off. It uses light emitting diodes to beam near infrared light onto the skin, and can visualize blood vessels up to 8 mm below the surface. The light source emits a harmless, near-infrared light reflected back to the surface from the tissue surrounding the vein, while no light is…

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Happy New Year!!

December 29, 2006
Happy New Year!!

Clinical Correlations will be closed for the holiday weekend.  We will resume posting on Tuesday January 2nd, 2007.  I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone who's been involved and contributed to making the inauguration of Clinical Correlations so successful.  Stay tuned as we continue to improve and expand on our terrific first few months.  Happy New Year Everyone!!

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Call For Content

December 2, 2006
Call For Content

Send us your clinical questions…Please include a brief case presentation with any focused clinical questions about management or next steps in diagnosis.  These questions will then be sent to one of our esteemed faculty for a response to be posted on Clinical Correlations…it's your chance to be famous and make your name in cyberspace.  If you prefer anonymous posting we can also do it that way.

Send all cases/questions to neil.shapiro@med.va.gov

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