Medicine

Urine: abnormal color

April 26, 2012
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From Southern Medical Journal Abnormal Urine Color Ryan D. Aycock, MD, MS; Dara A. Kass, MD Authors and Disclosures Posted: 01/31/2012; South Med J. 2012;105(1):43-47. © 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Abstract and Introduction Abstract A change in urine color can be distressing for patients and physicians alike. Many of the causes of abnormal...

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medical: Mobile Medical Apps: Should They Require FDA Approval?

November 15, 2011
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There is a great article by Paul Cerrato in Infoweek Healthcare, which I reprint here. The full article is here: http://i.cmpnet.com/infoweek/green/111411hc/InformationWeek_Healthcare_2011_11.pdf No matter how hard the Food and Drug Administration tries to find a middle ground between too much and too little regulation, it’s usually seen as the villain. When it implements strict rules...

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medicine: polypharmacy and multiple condition patients

October 25, 2011
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The Growing Challenge of Multi-Condition Patients Staying current on drug information is key in managing comorbidities and associated polypharmacy Our aging population is subject to multiple conditions in increasing numbers. Roughly one in four adults has two or more chronic conditions; half of older adults have three or more (Boyd, et al, Public Health...

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medicine: On the Move

October 4, 2011
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There is a good article about where medicine is going, and talking about mobile applications’ uses and pitfalls. http://www.modernmedicine.com/modernmedicine/article/articleDetail.jsp?id=739133 I esp like the section about “Applications, tools, and legislation for mobil device management, security”. I reprint it here from the Medical Economics article by Michael McBride, which is linked above: Applications, tools & legislation...

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medicine: HL7 intro

October 2, 2011
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A friend of mine sent me a link about an intro to HL7: There is a good book, it’s rather expensive and it’s rather long, but it is about SNOMED and HL7. It’s on Amazon here. http://www.amazon.com/Principles-Health-Interoperability-SNOMED-Informatics/dp/1848828020/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1317352766&sr=8-1 SNOMED is a big subject as is HL7 V3 . There are various tutorials online for HL7...

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medicine: EMR gold rush

September 29, 2011
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Here is an article from Bloomberg which highlights neesd in the EMR realm: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-09-23/electronic-medical-records-a-silicon-valley-gold-rush.html Sept. 22 (Bloomberg BusinessWeek) — Patients at Dr. Surinder Saini’s Newport Beach (Calif.) office are no longer given a clipboard upon arrival. Instead, they’re handed an iPad, where they tick off symptoms and allergies with the touch of a finger....

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Fold It

September 21, 2011
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“Playing” the protein folding game… http://fold.it/portal/info/science

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EMR to be revolutionized

September 7, 2011
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There was a great article in Zdnet which writes about how the healthcare industry will change soon. Here is an excerpt: However, the U.S. government is trying to push for an electronic medical record (EMR) for everyone in the U.S. by 2014. Although this latest push has already been over two years in the...

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Medical: Differential Diagnosis

September 6, 2011
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Here is a decent link on using signs and symptoms to come up with differential diagnoses: http://en.diagnosispro.com/differential_diagnosis/home/

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Medical articles: Strength of Evidence Based Medicine (EBM)

September 1, 2011
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Here is a good article about this:   http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evidence-based_medicine  

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