Wednesday, 19 Feb 2020


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15 May 2018 Social RT @CCalabreseDO: Making headway in fight against CHIKV? candidate vaccine receives fast-track status from FDA @Hea…
13 May 2018 Social RT @knowmedge: Tomorrow we start #Gastroenterology Get a head start with this GI pearls post by @SunirMD https://t.…
13 May 2018 Social Not all symptoms merit a diagnosis or disease; some are just evidence of human imperfection
11 May 2018 Social Quote from comedian Steven Wright, "I'm addicted to placebos. I'd give them up, but it wouldn't make any difference."
07 May 2018 Social "Women are always sick but they never die. Men are only sick once but down they go." Great quote from Rheumatologist Patrick Rooney MD on Sexist Rheumatology Blog
06 May 2018 Social The FDA may be getting into the EHR business; FDA has requested $100 million in FY2019 for an EHR initiative to evaluate the safety of regulated products. THis would connect patient safety and outcomes directly to the FDA.
02 May 2018 Social The Common Rule: a 1981 rule of ethics regarding biomedical & behavioral research involving human subjects in the USA and holds researchers to to these principles, including obtaining informed consent, protection of vulnerable pts, & IRB function
02 May 2018 Social Creaky Joints and GHLF survey shows New York patients with chronic health conditions have experienced “non-medical switching” (with unsavory consequences) —insurance coverage reductions which pressure patients to switch their prescription medication;
21 Apr 2018 Social RT @psufka: A real, effective apology has three parts: (1) Acknowledge how your action affected the person; (2) say you're sorry; (3) descr…
19 Apr 2018 Social Women are not bad patients, and neither are men. Both are equally capable of noncompliance, nonadherence, polypharmacy, medication misuse, no-shows or not paying their bills. Sexist Rheumatology debate: Cush vs Dao.
19 Apr 2018 Social Medscapes annual report on MD salararies shows a pay increased of 9% to $257,000 (the range in change was +16% to a -9% for general surgeons).
18 Apr 2018 Social RheumNow Survey Only for RHEUMATOLOGISTS - What causes VTE - drugs or disease? RHEUMS Vote here:
17 Apr 2018 Social Patients with Fever? You can monitor & record with a wearable Wireless Smart Bluetooth Thermometer worn as axillary stickon - $22 on Amazon
14 Apr 2018 Social RheumNow week in review is up! Do you Dig Shingrix? Listen to the podcast on iTunes, Apple Car play, Stitcher or watch it on the website
11 Apr 2018 Social Shingrix is an inactive, subunit vaccine for H. zoster, >50 yrs, given as 2 IM doses (0.5 mL each), 2nd dose 2-6 mos after 1st. Shingrix is more effective than Zostavax but has more side effects. Unlike Zostavax, Shingrix can be given to biologic pts.
09 Apr 2018 Social FDA commissioner Gottlieb “Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Reddit, Google, Yahoo, and Bing” for their failure to police illicit sales of opioid drugs online.
08 Apr 2018 Social Providing medical care is more of a commitment to the patient, than a commitment to science. Empathy, understanding and listening are incredibly hard when you think you have all the answers. - From todays blog on "Least Favored Patient" on RheumNow.
07 Apr 2018 Social RT @NYTHealth: Patients are voting with their feet: office visits to primary care doctors are down while visits to retail clinics and urgen…
04 Apr 2018 Social Recent PNAS study shows that there is a low probability of direct infection transmission to passengers not seated in close proximity to an infectious passenger.
03 Apr 2018 Social RT @Koksalakn: - those who give up have no chance of success