Friday, July 31, 2015

BLOG: 19 year-old female with cryptogenic cirrhosis developing lower GI bleed from cecal varices

Patient is a 19-year-old African-American female with cryptogenic cirrhosis complicated by esophageal...


Friday, July 31, 2015

BLOG: After vitrectomy, what's in the vitreous chamber?

This is a simple question, but one that can take some time to explore. There are two types of vitrectomies: anterior and pars planar. An...


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

BLOG: Bridging the reimbursement gap, part 7

In this installment of the series, Cynthia A. Matossian, MD, discusses retina gene testing, a genetic test that is able to predict the patient's lifetime...


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

BLOG: ‘Hacking’ medicine through the betterment of communication skills

Recently, I have been reading the work of Tim Ferris, the author of The Four-Hour Workweek and others. His interests range from...


Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Blog: 5 tips on using Instagram for physicians and surgeons from @nyplasticsurgeon

Although many traditionalist physicians and surgeons-- including myself-- have at some point been reluctant to...


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The dilemma of hard cases and patient centeredness

We are faced with a difficult moment in the history of PCI. PCI rates are declining, but despite this decrease there remains a significant population...


Monday, May 25, 2015

Opening a new ‘chapter’ on pediatric asthma, allergy and anaphylaxis

Living with allergies can be challenging, especially for children, but if patients follow simple measures they can stay safe and...


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...


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...


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 ...