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  • Figure 1 Image of the Week 11/28/15

  • Created November 27, 2015 by Figure 1
  • Image of the Week: An unusual skin graft A pedicled flap is a skin graft that remains partially attached to the donor site and receives its blood supply through a stalk. These flaps can be used in plastic and reconstructive surgeries to cover exposed bone and tendon, major vessels, and organs. Learn more on Figure 1....VIEW >
  • Hysterectomy or SSRIs?

  • Created November 25, 2015 by By Nita Chen, Contributing Writer for in-Training
  • Reposted from here with permission She was a petite, otherwise well-appearing woman, apprehensively sitting at the edge of the examination table. Hoping to mask my nervousness about this first, intimate patient encounter, I inquired about the reason for her visit. She told me that she was here to discuss a hysterectomy. She shakily explained her two-year history of...VIEW >
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  • “The Man Who Played Pinochle With Dogs”

  • Created November 23, 2015 by Tom Hutton, MD
  • Excerpted from Carrying the Black Bag: A Neurologist’s Bedside Tales The intake note read: “75-year-old farmer from Muleshoe, eight-year history of PD for med check.” With a face as fissured as a prune, the elderly man sat on the exam table and glared at me. “What’s been keeping you doc, playing golf?” “Sorry to keep you Mr....VIEW >
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  • Figure 1 Image of the Week 11/21/15

  • Created November 21, 2015 by Figure 1
  •   Uremic frost is seen in end-stage renal failure and is an indication for dialysis. It forms when sweat containing high levels of urea evaporates and the urea crystallizes on the skin. This finding was common prior to the widespread use of dialysis. See this image and more on Figure1....VIEW >

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  • 20 Questions: Jeffrey M. Whitaker, DPM, FACFAS

  • Created September 25, 2015 by Student Doctor Network
  • Dr. Jeffrey Whitaker knew at a very young age that he wanted to be a doctor, though his specialty remained uncertain until he discovered podiatric medicine as an undergraduate pre-med student. Having graduated Magna Cum Laude with his Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from California State University-Long Beach, he later completed a second Bachelor in Cell and Molecular Biology with...VIEW >
  • 20 Questions : Karen M. Winkfield, MD, PhD, Radiation Oncology

  • Created September 11, 2015 by Juliet Farmer
  • Karen M. Winkfield, MD, PhD, is a radiation oncologist with Massachusetts General Hospital, and she divides her time among clinic research in health equity and hematologic malignancies, teaching as assistant professor of radiation oncology at Harvard Medical School, and a clinical practice treating patients with lymphoma, leukemia, myeloma, myelodysplastic syndrome and other blood cell dyscrasias,...VIEW >
  • 20 Questions: Jennifer Luna-Repose, DVM

  • Created August 19, 2015 by Juliet Farmer
  • Dr. Jennifer Luna-Repose, DVM, is currently practicing at Alternatives For Animals in Lafayette, Calif., where she is an associate DVM. Dr. Luna-Repose received a bachelor’s degree in biology from University of California, Santa Cruz (1999), where she graduated with highest honors. Continuing her education, she received her Doctor of Veterinary medicine from Cornell University College...VIEW >
  • 20 Questions: Mellissa Withers, MHS, PhD, Global Health

  • Created July 27, 2015 by Juliet Farmer
  • Mellissa Withers, MHS, PhD, is an assistant clinical professor at University of Southern California (USC) in the Institute for Global Health and leads the Global Health Program of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities, a network of 45 universities in the region, where she teaches global health-related courses. Withers also works as an independent health...VIEW >

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