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October 2014

Bridging the Gap Between Provider Offerings and Patient Understanding

November 05, 2014

The HIT List

Even as Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems become more commonplace in the medical community there is still a large knowledge gap between health care professionals and their patients regarding the availability and use of these systems, according to a recent survey.

How Should I Manage This Man's Left Facial Paralysis

November 05, 2014

Consultant's Corner

A 45-year-old male accountant is seen by you complaining that when he awoke this morning, his wife noted a drooping of the right side of his face. Examination reveals a moderate right facial paralysis.

Scribes and Their Role in the Medical Community

October 31, 2014

Editor's Letter

As the workload for doctors increases some practices and hospitals are turning to scribes to help with some of the duties. What they should be doing and how much involvement they should have remains a topic of discussion.

A Middle-Aged Man with Exertional Hemoptysis

October 31, 2014

Cardio Corner

A middle-aged man presents with exertional hemoptysis to your clinic. There is no associated chest discomfort with activity. At rest, he has no complaints. His exam is significant for a normal HR and BP and a normal lung exam. His cardiac exam is notable for a gallop. No murmurs are appreciated. A pulmonary evaluation including PFTs and CT PE protocol are negative.

Why Does This Patient Have a Hyperlucent Right Lung and Rib Deformities?

October 31, 2014

Radiology Rounds

This is a 23-year-old female admitted for the first time who provides the history of congenital right chest wall deformity, right hypoplastic breast and absent right pectoralis muscles (1). Preliminary upright PA, lateral and right posterior oblique radiographs were obtained to evaluate the osseous and soft tissues of the thorax prior to cosmetic surgery and repair. No past history was made available.