Endocrine Diseases – Treatment on Credit and Locations in MN

The endocrine system in the human body regulates the work of internal organs through the production of special substances – hormones. Hormones affect the human physical parameters, the mental and emotional state of a person and the physiological processes in the human body. Hypothyroidism is a disease that affects women more often than men. Hypothyroidism […]

First-Aid-Kid for Travels

It’s no secret to anyone that when starting on a trip, one must not forget about the first-aid kit. But what medications should people take with? Today, will give you an answer to this question. First, let’s get acquainted with the main principles of picking up a first-aid kit for travel: first aid kit […]

Targeting LDL-C treatment: The good, the bad, and the rated X

Introduction by Richard Hellman, MD, FACP, FACE In this excellent case study, the authors show the importance of looking deeper than just the lipid numbers initially returned from the laboratory.  This case highlights the pitfalls for the unwary physician who fails to use all the available clinical information when making a decision as to what […]

Patient Safety, Insulin Pumps, and Cognitive Dysfunction

Earlier today, I consulted on a patient in the hospital who was there because of recurrent hypoglycemia. It was an interesting problem. The patient was an 85-year-old man, with a 39-year history of insulin dependent diabetes, who had been on an external insulin pump for twenty-five years. During the past two years, he had been […]

Propylthiouracil (PTU) Hepatotoxicity and Graves’ Disease Therapy

Scott A. Rivkees, M.D. Yale Pediatric Thyroid Center Yale University School of Medicine New Haven, CT Donald R. Mattison MD, CAPT, Obstetric and Pediatric Pharmacology Branch Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development National Institutes of Health Bethesda MD David S. Cooper, M.D. Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism The Johns Hopkins […]

Safety in the ICU – Is Bedside Glucose Testing Safe For Our Patients?

In my recent editorial on the NICE-SUGAR study, I raised the question as to whether the methods commonly used to measure glucose levels at the bedside may be the source of error that may pose a hazard to the patient. A very important article by Scott, Bruns, Boyd, and Sacks, just published on-line in Clinical […]


The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has issued a final rule for Patient Safety Organizations (PSOs). The rule becomes effective on Jan. 19, 2009. It provides final requirements and procedures for PSOs, new entities, with which clinicians and health care providers can work to collect, aggregate and analyze data — within a legally […]