Top stories in health and medicine, June 4, 2014

Top stories in health and medicine, June 4, 2014From MedPage Today:

  1. Advice to Docs Might Not Come From a Fellow Human. Long Island dermatologist Kavita Mariwalla knows well how to treat acne, burns, and rashes. But when a patient came in with a potentially disfiguring case of bullous pemphigoid — a rare skin condition that causes large, watery blisters — she was stumped.
  2. Small eGFR Drops May Predict Kidney Outcomes. Declines in estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) smaller than those that currently attract clinical attention may help predict the risk of end-stage renal disease (ESRD).
  3. 10 Questions: Sandeep Jauhar, MD, PhD. What’s the biggest barrier to practicing medicine today? “A lack of time,” cardiologist Sandeep Jauhar, MD, PhD, of the North Shore-Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Health System.
  4. Vit D Not Tied to Breast Cancer Outcomes. Vitamin D appeared to play little or no role in breast cancer outcomes.

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