What happens when physicians become ill? How easy or difficult is it for physicians
to relinquish the role of caretaker and to be cared for by others? What is
unique about the psychological makeup of physicians, as well as the culture of
medicine, that facilitates or impedes timely and comprehensive diagnosis and
treatment? When doctors behave badly or out of character at work, what factors
underlie such behavior, and what can be done about it? In assessing and treating
physicians, what strategies are useful to assure accuracy while simultaneously
diminishing morbidity and relieving sufferi...
I came to herbal medicine as many of us do: I became ill, and modern medicine could not help me. I felt
betrayed. I was shocked, then angry. Then I began to think about a great many things in new ways.
Because I was raised in a family of powerful political physicians, I was raised with the belief that after
millennia, man (and modern medical science) had defeated disease. I was taught to believe that we were all on
the threshold of everlasting, disease-free life. It was a tremendous shock, then, when reality took me aside and
whispered in my ear. That murmured secret was...
Orley Ashenfelter really loves wine: "When a
good red wine ages," he says, "something quite
magical happens." Yet Orley isn't just obsessed
with how wine tastes. He wants to know about
the forces behind great and not-so-great wines.
"When you buy a good red wine," he says,
"you're always making an investment, in the
sense that it's probably going to be better later.
And what you'd like to know is not what it's
worth now, but what it's going to be worth in the
The field of movement disorders is relatively broad, encompassing disorders of increased
movement, such as tremors, dystonia, and tics, to disorders characterized by a
paucity of movement, such as Parkinson’s disease. Our understanding of the pathogenic
mechanisms and our treatment options are expanding at a rapid pace. This expansion
ranges from the medical and surgical advances in treating Parkinson’s disease to the flood
of genetic abnormalities that have now been found to cause various movement disorders.
Summarizing a decade of scientific advance and therapeutic innovation, Renal Tumor offers all physicians treating kidney cancer, as well as researchers, updated information concerning the epidemiology, biology, and treatment of renal cell carcinoma. Contributors to this book are from all over the world and are experts in their individual fields.
“Women’s health” is a concept that conjures up many meanings and
agendas in different regions of the world among many different strata
of women. Yet these differences do not discourage women from
espousing and supporting women’s health; nor is there much of an
interest on the part of women advocates for reducing the number of
concerns. Generally speaking women’s health is conceptually
pragmatic -- that is, women’s health is generally thought to include
all conditions, diseases, care and research that affects women either
disproportionately or differently from men.
Harrison's Internal Medicine Chapter 115. Approach to the Acutely Ill Infected Febrile Patient
Approach to the Acutely Ill Infected Febrile Patient: Introduction The physician treating the acutely ill febrile patient must be able to recognize infections that require emergent attention. If such infections are not adequately evaluated and treated at initial presentation, the opportunity to alter an adverse outcome may be lost. In this chapter, the clinical presentations of and approach to patients with relatively common infectious disease emergencies are discussed.
Tuyển tập các báo cáo nghiên cứu về y học được đăng trên tạp chí y học Critical Care giúp cho các bạn có thêm kiến thức về ngành y học đề tài: Emotional well-being in children and adolescents treated with atomoxetine for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: Findings from a patient, parent and physician perspective using items from the pediatric adverse event rating scale (PAERS)...
The physician treating the acutely ill febrile patient must be able to recognize infections that require emergent attention. If such infections are not adequately evaluated and treated at initial presentation, the opportunity to alter an adverse outcome may be lost. In this chapter, the clinical presentations of and approach to patients with relatively common infectious disease emergencies are discussed. These infectious processes and their treatments are discussed in detail in other chapters. ...
Adequate illumination of the TM requires
proper lighting and an open ear canal, but cir-
cumstances are seldom optimal. As many as
one-third of physicians treating AOM have
reported changing otoscope bulbs less often
than recommended, and in one-third of oto-
scopes the light output has been inadequate
(Barriga et al. 1986). Children’s narrow ear
canals are easily obstructed by cerumen, which
compromises visualization. Cerumen removal is
necessary in about 30% of children with AOM,
and even more often in infants (Schwartz et al.
Under current policy, Medicare reimburses for physician services according to a fee schedule that differentiates payment levels for physicians according to their experience. However, experience salaried physicians who have not previously billed for Medicare services are reimbursed as "new" physicians when they first begin treating those covered by Medicare.
Significant developments, especially in the
past two decades, have resulted in greater
relief from pain for an increasing number of
patients. However, the overall quality of treat-
ment for pain in the United States remains
unacceptable for millions of patients with
acute or persistent pain.
The art of imaging blood vessels in the human body is called angiography.
Since its inception, physicians have benefited from the field of angiography
imaging. This has helped them to diagnostically treat patients with various
kinds of vascular diseases. Recently, because of the technology growth in fields
of acquisition techniques, such as magnetic resonance, computer tomography,
digital subtraction angiography, and ultrasound, the vascular imaging
research community has become very interested. But acquisition is just one
side of the coin.
It is imperative that the health care professional have knowledge of medical law, ethics, and
bioethics so that the client may be treated with understanding, sensitivity, and compassion.
No matter what the professional’s education and experience, any direct client contact involves
ethical and legal responsibility. It also is imperative that this knowledge be used to
provide the best possible service for the physician employer. Our goal is to provide the
health care professional with an adequate resource for the study of medical law, ethics, and
The past three decades have witnessed significant advances in the field
of assisted human conception. Following the remarkable perseverance and
triumph of Robert Edwards, Patrick Steptoe, and Jean Purdy, numerous
scientists and physicians from around the world have worked to develop
more effective and safer procedures to treat infertile couples.
The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) is the specialty
society for physicians that focus on infertility. The organization has a Practice
Committee that issues regular reports, including guidelines on minimal
standards for providing ART, informed consent, and on the number of
embryos to be transferred in IVF procedures. The guidelines are distributed
to all members of ASRM, are published in the Society's journal, Fertility and
Sterility, and are available to the public on ASRM's website (www.asrm.org).
Adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) is a disease that most physicians, including many
endocrinologists, will rarely, if ever, diagnose or let alone treat during the course
of their medical practice. Medical textbooks of endocrinology and oncology rarely
dedicate an entire chapter to this disease entity. The pursuit of research and clinical
excellence in uncommon diseases is extremely challenging because of a lack of
research prioritization, nonexistent treatment guidelines and overall paucity of coordination
between researchers and physicians.
Through the licensure of physicians in each country, we
are permitted to treat female cancer patients. However, the
treatment modalities contain medication of various anti-cancer
drugs that can be associated with potentially fatal toxicity if
they are not used correctly. In addition, surgery can also be
associated with risks during our efforts to repair normal tissues
or remove tumors. Such unfortunate events can be fatal.