Thursday, April 15, 2021

More recent posts on Physician's Weekly

Gender reveal parties should no longer be a thing. These parties have been around for over a decade. It's time to stop. Link.


How long should patients fast before elective surgery. Part 2. NPO after midnight is no longer necessary. Link.


They're MDs but they can't find residency positions. The problem is getting worse. Learn why from the results of the 2021 match. Link.


Doctors in the news and not in a good way. More stories about doctors who crossed the line. Link




Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Three new posts from my Physician's Weekly blog

The alarming frequency of errors in medical records. Lots of mistakes say patients who have looked at their own charts. Link.

Training on deceased bodies without consent. Practicing on the recently dead on the floor of a fire house. Link.



Physicians in the (bad) news. How did these two doctors get into so much trouble? Link.




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.