Hospital Medicine Information Center
A person's unwillingness to become an organ donor may be explained by a significant information deficit, mistrust for the medical establishment, or a moral opposition to killing.
Lumpectomy, radiotherapy tied to reduction in breast cancer mortality vs lumpectomy, mastectomy.
Five evidence-based recommendations list tests, procedures that doctors, patients should question.
A hospital policy to prevent video recording in the emergency department helps to prevent patients from recording clinicians without their permission.
Public opinion polls support the views of professional organizations, with 60% of Americans opposing the new American Health Care Act, 31% supporting it, and 9% undecided.
Working through the night and sleeping during the day can be a difficult adjustment.
Although all of the guidelines acknowledge that there are emergent situations in which providing care for a family member or friend is not only permissible but also essential, other situations are frowned upon.
To shed further light on the study's implications, MPR interviewed lead author Anupam B. Jena, MD, PhD, Ruth L. Newhouse Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.
Primary-care practitioners should change to accommodate patients seeking primary care from emergency departments.
Advice for administering baclofen for a spinal cord injury to a patient with a nasogastric tube.
Does the concentration of hypertonic saline affect intracranial pressure reduction in patients with traumatic brain injury?
Since 50% of patients admitted to the ED with deep vein thrombosis, should it be common practice to do a chest CT prior to discharge?
Is there any evidence that changing a patient's cephalexin dose from 500 q.i.d. to 1,000 b.i.d. has decreased efficacy in terms of infection control?
A tip for performing a closed reduction on a dislocated finger.
Patients often complain they have a difficult time completely removing the adhesive from ECG pads. Pass on this simple tip for painless removal.
A Foley catheter can help remove foreign objects from the rectum.
Larger catheters are stiffer, thus better able to pass through the prostatic urethra.