Hormone Happenings

 
 
  • The Data Show What I Expected… In the absence of definitive clinical guidance, confirmation bias may guide decision making.
  • Derailing the 'Inevitable' Onset of Diabetes The risk of developing diabetes may be determined decades in advance, inviting opportunities to intervene and prevent the disease.
  • Hypercorrect Is a Variant of Wrong We are taught that good doctors are thorough, but is it possible to be too thorough?
  • MOC Scavenger Hunt: Worth the Effort? Maintenance of certification may not be easy, but the gains in understanding are well worth the effort.
  • New Diabetes Diagnosis, or Neglected Opportunity? A physician urges us to pay attention to hyperglycemia and prevent progression before the manifestation of clinical diabetes.
  • Choosing Commercial or Compounded Medicines Are commercially available medicines really good enough for our patients' needs? To what extent do compounded medicines have a place in our therapeutic armamentarium?
  • Following in My Footsteps: A Dad Reflects on His MD Kids For Father's Day, a physician reflects on what it's like to have raised two future physicians.
  • Soda Taxes and Chronic Disease What we eat today affects our health 10, 20, 30 years from now, but it's hard to get people to make that association, muses Dr Richard Plotzker.
  • Metformin: New Perspectives An experienced diabetologist reflects on what we know and still don't know about this common drug used to manage type 2 diabetes.
  • Anticipating ENDO An endocrinologist shares his reasons for attending the largest gathering of US endocrinologists each year.
  • Hospitalized T2DM Patients: A Missed Opportunity? A hospitalization may be the best chance to address glycemic management when a patient with type 2 diabetes is hospitalized for other problems.
  • Weight-Loss Drugs: Risks vs Benefits The arrival of new weight-loss drugs will pose some difficult decisions for prescribers.
  • The Endocrinologist's Role on the Psych Floor Providing medical care to patients on the hospital's psychiatry unit offers lessons that extend beyond that floor.
  • Endocrinology Proves Challenging for New Residents Every July brings a new cohort of medical residents, along with new challenges for attending physicians in charge of their training.
  • Better Patient Care? Check! Strategies to improve patient care, especially in the area of diabetes, should focus on interventions that really benefit patients.
  • Insulin Continues to Bedevil Us The exquisite nature of insulin and its relationship with hypoglycemia have made it both miraculous and dangerous for patients and clinicians alike.
  • Are We Losing Our Curiosity? Physical exams engage clinicians in a way that may be lost with the growing reliance on technology and electronic records.
  • 'I'm Not Really an Expert on That...' Being a specialist includes learning about things that you may not actually see in practice, says Dr. Richard Plotzker.
  • Three Incidental Adrenal Masses Have we become so accustomed to the commonplace that we risk diagnostic error?
  • Doctor vs Machine: 'Meaningful Uselessness' Dr. Richard Plotzker shares 6 cases of patient 'misadventures' caused by a meddling computer.