Sep 22 2016
Jul 18 2016
Perform an accurate, efficient, and effective physical examination with confidence.
Bates’ Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking provides authoritative, step-by-step guidance on performing the patient interview and physical examination, applying clinical reasoning, shared decision-making, and other core assessment skills—all based on a firm understanding of clinical evidence.
This highly regarded text includes fully illustrated, step-by-step techniques that outline the correct performance of the physical examination and an easy-to-follow two-column format featuring examination techniques on the left and abnormalities (clearly indicated in red) with differential diagnoses on the right. Bates’ also includes a unit on special populations, covering special stages in the life cycle—infancy through adolescence, pregnancy, and aging.
Jul 16 2016
Master the Wards: Internal Medicine Handbook improves your confidence so you can survive the clerkship and ace the shelf. With this in hand, you can arrive prepared on day 1 of your medicine rotation. Written by a residency director who has been a clerkship director–and once, long ago, a med student just like you!–this handbook presents a core set of diseases and disorders from the point of view of how patients present, and teaches you how to assess patients beginning with their chief complaints.
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Jul 16 2016
The landmark guide to internal medicine―updated and streamlined for today’s students and clinicians
Through six decades, no resource has matched the authority, esteemed scholarship, and scientific rigor of Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine. Capturing the countless advances and developments across the full span of medicine, the new 19th edition of Harrison’s provides a complete update of essential content related to disease pathogenesis, clinical trials, current diagnostic methods and imaging approaches, evidence-based practice guidelines, and established and newly approved treatment methods.
May 12 2016
Geneticist George Church of the Harvard Medical School talks about his successes, failures, and stumbles along the way. – Read more at the Harvard Gazette
Feb 2 2016
U.S. scientists successfully turn human cancer cells back to normal in process that could ‘switch off’ disease – Read more at the National Post
Nov 10 2015
This rare disease is characterized by episodic weakness, cardiac arrhythmias, and dysmorphic features (short stature, scoliosis, clinodactyly, hypertelorism, small or prominent low-set ears, micrognathia, and broad forehead). The cardiac arrhythmias are potentially serious and life threatening. They include long QT, ventricular ectopy, bidirectional ventricular arrhythmias, and tachycardia. For many years, the classification of this disorder was uncertain because episodes of weakness are associated with elevated, normal, or reduced levels of potassium during an attack. In addition, the potassium levels differ among kindreds but are consistent within a family. Inheritance is autosomal dominant, with incomplete penetrance and variable expressivity. The disease is caused by mutations of the inwardly rectifying potassium channel (Kir 2.1) gene that heighten muscle cell excitability. The treatment is similar to that for other forms of periodic paralysis and must include cardiac monitoring. The episodes of weakness may differ between patients because of potassium variability. Acetazolamide may decrease the attack frequency and severity.
Source: Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, 19e
Sep 4 2015
Cornelia de Lange syndrome (CdLS) is a syndrome of multiple congenital anomalies characterized by a distinctive facial appearance, prenatal and postnatal growth deficiency, feeding difficulties, psychomotor delay, behavioral problems, and associated malformations that mainly involve the upper extremities. Cornelia de Lange first described it as a distinct syndrome in 1933, although Brachmann had described a child with similar features in 1916. Diagnosing classic cases of Cornelia de Lange syndrome is usually straightforward; however, diagnosing mild cases may be challenging, even for an experienced clinician.