CME Activities (view all)

By: Ulfat Shaikh, MD, MPH, MS

CME: Improving Pediatric Asthma Care

The current rate of childhood asthma in the United States is at a historically high 10%, according to recent research. Clinical practice guidelines recommend that clinicians provide … Read More

By: David T. Felson, MD, MPH

CME: Symptomatic Knee OA on the Rise

Throughout the United States, the rate of knee replacement operations has surged in recent years. Experts have speculated that the increased prevalence of knee pain or of … Read More

By: M. Sue Kirkman, MD

CME: Key Determinants for Diabetes Drug Adherence

Multiple medications are often prescribed to help adults with type 2 diabetes manage hyperglycemia, diabetes-associated conditions like hypertension and dyslipidemia, and other comorbidities. “Prior studies have shown … Read More

By: Randal J. Thomas, MD, MS

CME: Smoking Cessation After PCI

It has been well-documented in clinical studies that smoking cessation after patients undergo PCI can improve outcomes. Some research has identified certain predictors of smoking cessation after … Read More

Doctor's Voice (view all)

By: Skeptical Scalpel

FIRST Trial: Patients Not Harmed When Surgical Residents Work Flexible Hours

Patients had no greater risk of death or serious morbidity when cared for by surgical residents working flexible duty hours when compared to those working standard Accreditation … Read More

By: Linda Girgis, MD

Turning Our Residents into Minions

As doctors, we can all remember the attending doctors who struck fear in our hearts or the senior residents who turned us into their personal scut slaves. … Read More

By: Skeptical Scalpel

Is Burnout Talk Causing More Burnout?

Almost every day for the last few years, someone is writing about physician burnout or depression. The problems begin in medical school. A recent paper featured drawings … Read More

By: Dr. MedLaw

Dr. MedLaw’s Tips for a Great Deposition

A deposition is not to find out the facts.  That is what the medical record is for. A deposition is not a battle.  That is what the … Read More

Recent Features (view all)

By: Julie A. Gorchynski, MD, MSC, FACEP, FAAEM

A Novel Approach for TMJ Dislocation 

Anterior temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dislocations are among the most common non-traumatic dislocations of the jaw. Although non-traumatic TMJ dislocations are infrequent in the ED, it is important … Read More

By: Jeffrey Druck, MD, and Paul Leccese

Examining Patient Desires for ED Function

Average ED wait times in the United States vary considerably, but some locations have particularly long wait times. This time spent in the waiting room often frustrates … Read More

By: T.Peter Kingham, MD, FACS

Liver Cancer: Decreasing Morbidity & Mortality

Research has shown that the 5-year survival rate among patients with cancers of the liver undergoing resection is high. Many candidates, however, will not undergo these procedures … Read More

By: Jonathan S. Lee, MD

Quality Care for Pneumonia in the Elderly

Adherence to recommended processes of care for patients hospitalized with pneumonia is publicly reported throughout the United States by CMS. Despite this reporting, little is known regarding … Read More