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August 2015 Issue

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Table of Contents | August 2015 | Volume 98 | Issue 8

 

ON THE COVER
The next frontier
Eliminating diagnostic errors is the latest challenge in quality improvement. | BY HOWARD BELL

PERSPECTIVE
The burden of ambiguity
When there are no clear-cut answers | BY PATRICK BOLAND

Conference one-upmanship
How an average guy can appear brilliant | BY HARRISON H. FARLEY, MD

CLINICAL AND HEALTH AFFAIRS
How Your Smartphone or Tablet Can Make You a Smarter Doc
BY NANCY J. BAKER, MD, AND JIM BEATTIE, MLIS

CHALLENGING CASES
Unexplained Cardiac Arrest in a 28-Year-Old Medical Resident
BY PRAKRITI GABA AND SAMUEL ASIRVATHAM, MD

An Unusual Intra-abdominal Inflammatory Reaction to Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy
BY SUSAN LEE

Severe Cutaneous Bleeding: An Unusual Complication of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy
BY BASSEM ROUPHAEL, MD

MPO-ANCA Vasculitis Pachymeningitis with Bilateral Vision Loss
BY JANICE CHO, IVAN CARABENCIOV, MD, AND MARK WIELAND, MD

A Rare Complication of Lithium Toxicity
BY ASHLEY COBB, ALLEN KLOMPAS, MBBCH, ALEXIS MESSERLI, MD, HEATHER KLINGEMAN, MD, CHRISTOPHER AAKRE, MD, AND ARYA B. MOHABBAT, MD

Mycobacterium haemophilum Skin Infection in the Setting of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Multiple Drug Allergies
BY ADEEL S. ZUBAIR, DANIEL K. ROGSTAD, MD, AND MARY J. KASTEN, MD

EDITOR'S NOTE
Diagnostic dilemmas
As diagnosticians, we tiptoe through minefields of lethal possibilities and hope we step in the right place. | BY CHARLES R. MEYER, M.D.

SHORT TAKES

The Physician Advocate
The MMA's monthly report on policy, people and politics

END NOTE
Doctor, remember the roof
A memory connects a physician and his young patient. | BY KAMIAB DELFANIAN, MD, MPH

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