Thursday, November 29, 2012

Yet another CAM promoting article in a mainstream medical journal

The premise of this article seems to be that treatment choices should be based on perception and preference. What ever happened to evidence and scientific plausibility?

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

A review of acute aortic regurgitation

Key points:

Acute severe AR may be difficult to recognize clinically and is often erroneously diagnosed as another acute condition such as sepsis, pneumonia, or nonvalvular heart disease.

Infective endocarditis and aortic dissection are the “big two” causes and their managements are depicted in this figure.