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Starting with information about the issues in the upcoming Presidential election, Dr Synonymous then reviews some information from JAMA about Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) and correlation with risk factors for CAD. Then comments on a JAMA article reflecting on small studies showing large effects being exagerated due to sample size. A study about parachute jumps with and without a parachute that will never be undertaken was used to make a point. Large studies seldom find large effects. Docs should be collaborative and humble about uncertainties.
Diagnosis and treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome is discussed next from The American Family Physician 9/1/2012.
Introduction of Intellectual Disabilities, At Your Fingertips by Carl Tyler, MD and Steve Baker, MS. Good looking content and very useful for Family Physicians in the office. Thanks Carl and Steve!
Blog reviews: Medical Mojave, A Chronic Dose and two books by Laurie Edwards, and Dr Synonymous- announcing his chat at the BellHOP Cafe in Bellbrook, OH November 10 at 9 AM.
It's good to talk.