Words matter in our interactions with patients. What things can we do to ensure we are taking an inclusive history when interviewing adolescents?
Month: January 2021
“Ground is what lies beneath our feet. It is the place where we already stand; a state of recognition, the place or the circumstances to which we belong whether we wish to or not…” —David Whyte (Consolations: The Solace, Nourishment, and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words)
What does it mean to have positive anti-HBs? Why don’t we ever check HBcAg? And how does seroconversion affect our interpretation of acute and chronic HBV?
“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” -Viktor Frankl (Holocaust survivor and psychiatrist)
How does postop opioid prescribing in the US compare to the rest of the world? How might this information change our practice as med-peds physicians?
What’s the difference between exanthems and enanthems? What are non-viral causes of exanthems? And what are some examples of atypical exanthems?
Why is eczema so itchy? What ages does it affect? Are there diagnostic criteria? And what’s a wet wrap?
How does pathophysiology relate to treatment in our management of acne? What evidence is there for classification and treatment? What non-topical therapies are available?