Monthly Archives: February 2011

First time in history

– sequencing of patient genome allows for discovery of a disease and allows the effective treatment. I am trully amazed and you will be as well when you read this story. Part 1. Part 2. Part 3.   To put … Continue reading

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Aggressive vs Effective Cancer Therapy

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/736796?src=mp&spon=7  

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Palliative care might be better than standard treatment

This study published in NEJM shows that palliative care in metastatic lung cancer impoves life quality and… improves survival. full text

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Talk by Donald Berwick

Atul Gawande mentions this talk in his book “Better”. Donald Berwick made this talk in 1999 talking about the solutions to the american medical system. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00aa6xcOXf4   We are not aware as doctors of most of those things. My patients … Continue reading

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White coats

I do not wear white coat. I prefer my scrubs, which I often change. It seems that actually it is a wise thing to do. http://haicontroversies.blogspot.com/2009/07/its-time-to-hang-up-white-coat.html http://haicontroversies.blogspot.com/2009/03/magical-thinking.html http://www.apic.org//AM/Template.cfm?Section=Home1

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