December 2013

More Comprehensive HIT Use Would Reduce Future Demand for Physicians

December 01, 2013

The HIT List

Even if health information technologies (HIT) were only fully implemented in less than a third of all primary care offices, the overall demand for physicians would still fall by nearly 10% due to increased efficiency.

How Should I Approach the Management of This Man's Hepatitis C?

December 01, 2013

Consultant's Corner

A 55-year-old married university professor has past medical history notable only for hypertension treated with hydrochlorothiazide, and no history of intravenous drug abuse or blood transfusions. Should this patient still be screened for hepatitis C?

Mediterranean Diet as a Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease

December 01, 2013

FPR Journal Club

Compared to a low-fat diet, adherence to a Mediterranean diet has significant benefit in the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease among patients aged 55-80 years old at high baseline cardiovascular risk without cardiovascular disease.

Identifying Patients at Risk for Depression After Menopause

December 01, 2013

FPR Journal Club

The risk for depression exists in the years prior to menopause, but declines as a woman approaches her final menstrual period (FMP) and decreases even further after FMP, according to one study.

Chronic Leg Ulcer in a Middle-Aged Man

December 01, 2013

Dermatology Quiz

A 60-year-old gentleman presented to a clinic with a large ulceration over his left tibia. The wound was friable, erythematous, and purulent, with necrotic involvement of the tibial tendon sheath. He reports that the lesion started 15 years ago and worsened after surgical debridement 10 years ago. High-dose prednisone helped in the past, but other medications have been of no help. Recently, the patient developed intense pain with occasional fevers, chills, and night sweats. He has type 2 diabetes mellitus, but denies any history of bowel difficulties, hepatitis, or arthralgias. What is your diagnosis?