Monday, January 11, 2021

Latest posts on Physician's Weekly

The dangerous pitfalls of database research. How did two papers using the same database for retrospective research about infections in laparoscopic cholecystectomy arrive at opposite conclusions? Link.

What can be done about doctors who spread misinformation, especially in a pandemic? A state medical board rises to the occasion. Link.

Jury awards $400,000 in "wrongful prolongation of life" lawsuit. A man with a DNR/DNI order was resuscitated against his wishes leading to two more years of a life of pain and disability. Link.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

New Posts on Physician's Weekly


Serial con artist obstetrician/gynecologist found guilty on 52 counts of fraud. Link.

Half of all medical school graduates feel unprepared for surgical residency. Link.

What do math and medicine have in common? Link.

Monday, October 5, 2020

Some unusual cases and more about the treatment of appendicitis with antibiotic vs. surgery


Unusual cases: A very misplaced guidewire, some unusual findings in tonsils, and a left inguinal hernia containing the stomach. LINK

Just published today in the New England Journal of Medicine. A large randomized prospective study of antibiotics vs. appendectomy in the treatment of acute appendicitis. Here is my take on the paper. LINK

Monday, August 31, 2020

New posts

Here are three more new posts on Physician's Weekly. 

Covid times get stranger and stranger. Virus outbreaks in a major league baseball team and an anesthesiology residency program and physician believes in alien DNA and demon sperm. LINK

How to get around a state's cap on pain and suffering. LINK

Non-physician hospital CEO cut after participating in surgery. A surgeon invites a hospital CEO to make the incision on a patient in the operating room. It did not go well for the CEO or the surgeon. LINK

Thursday, July 16, 2020

More new posts

Here are 4 more new posts on Physician's Weekly.

The Skeptical Scalpel Awards, including the best non-COVID-19 story. Link.

The worst ever COVID-19 screening idea for airports. Link

Surviving bizarre perforations. Some odd cases from the Internet. Link.

Acute appendicitis: Will a novel endoscopic “organ-sparing” approach change the treatment paradigm? Link.

Monday, May 11, 2020

More Covid-19 posts

Here are two more posts related to COVID-19

How not to wear a mask. Some of the most creative and wrong ways. Link This one is my favorite.

Here's an update on the mortality rate of COVID-19 patients on ventilators. It involves almost 4300 patients from the United Kingdom and is the largest series to date. Link

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

More new posts, including some COVID-19 outcomes

Here are four more of my new posts on Physicians Weekly:

Long-term follow-up of antibiotics for appendicitis: Shocking but expected results. LINK

Barbecue grill brush bristles found in odd places. LINK

Mortality rate of COVID-19 patients on ventilators. LINK

CPR in COVID-19 patients has a low survival rate. LINK