Primecuts – This Week in the Journals

December 4, 2017
Primecuts – This Week in the Journals

By Margot Hedlin, MD

Peer Reviewed

It’s a brave new world – on Saturday the Senate approved a much-debated tax bill intended to cut $1.4 trillion from taxes, in part by lowering the corporate tax rate from 35% to 20% and repealing the individual health insurance mandate. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that 13 million fewer people will have health insurance by 2027, in part because as healthy individuals opt out of the market, rates will rise prohibitively for those who remain – an …

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Core IM Podcast: Mind the Gap Part 2 on Paracentesis

November 29, 2017

Should a cirrhotic’s INR and platelets deter you from doing a paracentesis? Do you need to transfuse prior to a paracentesis? Do generalist have worse procedure complications than specialists?  Go deeper with Dr. Steve Liu and Dr. Janine Knudsen! Illustration by Dr. Mike Natter.

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Mystery Quiz-The Answer

November 21, 2017
Mystery Quiz-The Answer

Before you read the answer, please review the original Mystery Quiz posted 11/9/17

Hayashi MD, Robert Smith MD

The answer to the Mystery Quiz is lung carcinoma. The location of the lesion is the superior segment of the right lower lobe which is dependent when the patient is supine.  This location often suggests an aspiration event, especially in patients with impaired consciousness.  Image 3 shows an increased density that overlies rib crossings, but extends beyond the rib markings indicating a likely parenchymal abnormality. Also evident, …

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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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