Ophthalmology

Monday, May 25, 2015

BLOG: Refixation of a decentered IOL

Proper centration of an IOL is essential to optimize visual outcomes, and the scenario is challenging when there is an associated posterior capsule rupture....

Orthopedics

Monday, May 25, 2015

BLOG: Stages of a ‘hero’s journey’: finding bliss as a medical care provider

The word “hero,” from Greek, literally means “defender” or “protector.” This...

Cardiology

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Cilostazol as bridging therapy warrants further research

SAN DIEGO — The most quoted research publications are those that address clinically frustrating scenarios for which we have no answer....

Aesthetics

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Breast Reconstruction 101: A basic primer about reconstructing your breasts after cancer

Breast cancer has a prevalence of 1 in 8 American women, with its incidence ever-increasing as screening...

Optometry

Friday, May 15, 2015

BLOG: ‘Selling vitamins’ – another way to reduce patients’ risk

Last week I attended and led a discussion for my local study group meeting of the practice alliance I belong to. The topic was: What...

Gastroenterology

Thursday, May 14, 2015

BLOG: An 86 year old male with abdominal bloating

An 86 year old white male with a history of polymyalgia rheumatica, coronary artery disease and umbilical hernia repair presents for evaluation of...

Pediatrics

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Confronting our hesitancy to spend time with vaccine-hesitant parents

Last week, one of the medical students I was working with recounted an experience with an interesting patient she had seen. The...

Psychiatry

Friday, March 27, 2015

10 things to keep in mind when working with adults with ASD

Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) represent a diverse spectrum of individuals with various functioning levels, from working and...

Endocrinology

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Exophthalmos and Cushing's Syndrome

A woman experienced red, irritated and bulging eyes. She saw an ophthalmologist who strongly suspected Graves’ ophthalmopathy. However, the patient did not...

Pediatrics

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Misplaced fear

When it comes to Ebola, the public is demonstrating its fear and paranoia with measures ranging from buying personal hazmat suits to excluding children from schools who were in...

Orthotics Prosthetics

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Behind the pink ribbon

It was 1992 and The New York Times had declared it “The Year of the Ribbon.” Yellow ribbons were well known for remembrance of soldiers and the red ribbon had been...

Infectious disease

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Protect your patients traveling to polio-infected countries

In 1988, when the global polio eradication effort began, there were an estimated 350,000 paralytic cases, about 1,000 cases per day on ...

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