The triple-amputee is poised to become a pediatric specialist:
Kellie Lim, who became a triple amputee at age 8 because of bacterial meningitis, is to graduate from UCLA's medical school on Friday, and she plans to focus on childhood allergies and infections disease.
The Michigan native, 26, does not use a prosthetic arm and manages to perform most medical procedures "” including giving injections and taking blood "” with ...
To no one's surprise, Public Citizen is outraged at the Polyheme trial controversy:
"This is completely unethical," said Dr. Sidney Wolfe, director of Public Citizen's Health Research Group. "They withheld blood -- the gold standard -- for a product that has proven in previous clinical circumstances to raise the death rate."
Slate on the abolition of menstruation.
A telling truth that Michael Moore conveniently left out:
"Actually there are three systems," Dr. Cordova said, because Cuba has two: one is for party officials and foreigners like those Mr. Moore brought to Havana. "It is as good as this one here, with all the resources, the best doctors, the best medicines, and nobody pays a cent," he said.
But for the 11 million ordinary Cubans, hospitals ...
These prospective students in this forum sure are aiming high.
This statistician has doubts:
My question: was the cardiovascular risk real in all studies combined (p=0.03), but not in DREAM (p=0.22), ADOPT (p=0.27), or all small trials combined (p=0.15)? That seems to be a pretty bizarre statement to make, and is probably why the European agencies, the FDA, and Prof. John Buse of UNC-Chapel Hill (who warned the FDA of cardiovascular risks in 2000) have urged patients not to ...
A bio of the crusader cardiologist at the heart of the Avandia controversy.
There must be some kind of line that is crossed here:
Dutch broadcaster BNN plans to air a television show next week in which a terminally ill woman will decide who out of three young patients will get her kidney.
Viewers will be able to advise the 37-year-old woman, known as Lisa, via text messages which of the candidates to pick, the Algemeen Dagblad newspaper said.
John Mack suggests that instead of attacking GSK and the FDA, the blame should be spread around:
Maybe even patients are partly to blame. When was the last time YOU read a package insert. Yes, it's often incomprehensible, but patients often don't even read the patient section of a drug's label, which is easy to read as opposed to the technical part of the label designed for physicians.
A more definitive study on Avandia's risks is in jeopardy as patients are starting to drop out:
Dr. Krall said he did not yet know how many patients have withdrawn, but said Glaxo was now worried about whether it could complete the drug trial, which has been scheduled to run through next year. The company has been counting on a successful outcome from the study to dispel widespread concerns ...
A recent survey suggests that many psychiatry residents skip this step:
Rutherford and colleagues investigated the informed consent practices of 108 psychiatry residents by assessing their responses to clinical vignettes describing three hypothetical patients with major depression, borderline personality, or neurotic character traits.
Only 8 of 324 completed vignette responses (3 percent) met the criteria for adequate informed consent, the authors report, and only 3 of 324 met ...
This CEO suggests through health care reform.
Post-op infection leads to an amputation in this unfortunate woman. The on-call surgeon was protected by Florida's Good Samaritan law.
Dr. Crippen analyzes what went wrong and how the UK media may be biased against GPs.
A bizarre cause of this man's hearing complaints.
Should the public pay their medical bills?
Graham with the critique. Great season finale by the way (join the endless theory debate on the episode if you want to make your head spin).