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Almost Full!!! Claim your spot for the 2016 Stanford 25 Skills Symposium

Almost Full!!! Claim your spot for the 2016 Stanford 25 Skills Symposium

On August 27-28 (Saturday and Sunday), we’re hosting a symposium at Stanford University School of Medicine for early- and mid-career physicians who teach clinical skills. The symposium’s interactive curriculum will help these teachers become more effective educators and introduce them to an international community of like-minded practitioners. Want to join us? If you’d like a

What’s the Dx? Hint: no muscle weakness…

What’s the Dx? Hint: no muscle weakness…

Errol Ozdalga, MD; @eozdalga Clinical Assistant Professor, Stanford School of Medicine   37 yr old male with a history of these lesions on his the back of his hands for the past two years. Notes no other medical issues. No weakness, fatigue, fevers or rashes anywhere else on his body. He works as a chiropractor and

What’s going on with this rash?

What’s going on with this rash?

A 46-year-old Vietnamese female with history of Churg-Strauss syndrome was seen for a flare-up and had the above skin changes. Based on the characteristics pattern can you diagnose the cause of this skin rash? Front and back images show (1). (Answer below…)       Answer: Coining   What is coining? Coining is a traditional

What is this sign?

What is this sign?

Written by Kai Swenson, MD Edits and video by Alex Perino, MD A 45 year old woman with a past medical history of Hodgkin’s lymphoma treated with mantle field radiation whose neck veins were incidentally noted on a thorough physical exam. The patient was in sinus rhythm on telemetry throughout the exam. What is the

Abraham Verghese Asks: “Why Are We Doing This Teaching?”

Abraham Verghese Asks: “Why Are We Doing This Teaching?”

Errol Ozdalga, MD; @eozdalga Clinical Assistant Professor, Stanford School of Medicine We teach bedside medicine. We emphasize the importance of the physical exam and how it can help care for your patient and also create an environment where the person you are caring for develops trust. We have taught this now for over 6 years (when the

Shoulder pain and shortness of breath. Shoulder exam is normal. Diagnosis?

Shoulder pain and shortness of breath. Shoulder exam is normal. Diagnosis?

A 78 year old man with no significant past medical history presents to his primary care physician with 4 days of right shoulder pain. The pain is located over the acromioclavicular joint. The pain is worse at night with lying down and associated with shortness of breath.  He states that the pain is better during the

Will the Healing Touch Go Out the Door With the Stethoscope?

Will the Healing Touch Go Out the Door With the Stethoscope?

As technology advances – putting many valuable tools right in our smartphones and transforming ultrasound machines into portable, handheld devices – some are beginning to question what’s in store for the stethoscope. NPR Health’s “Shots” blog asked recently if the stethoscope was a “timeless tool or outdated relic.” Medical students still use stethoscopes to learn,

Spasticity versus Rigidity (Stanford 25 Skills Symposium, 2015)

Spasticity versus Rigidity (Stanford 25 Skills Symposium, 2015)

Can you differentiate between spasticity versus rigidity? This is our first video release from our 2015 Stanford 25 Skills Symposium. This video is a part of a larger group of videos that were created during the symposium. In this short excerpt, Dr. Steve McGee talks about the approach to differentiating spasticity versus rigidity at the bedside.

Fevers, mild confusion and this retinal finding… Diagnosis?

Fevers, mild confusion and this retinal finding… Diagnosis?

A 42 year old female presents to Stanford hospital with fevers, chills and mild confusion. You perform a fundoscopic examination and see this (image below). What is the diagnosis?     Answer: Roth spot What is a Roth Spot? A Roth spot, seen most commonly in acute bacterial endocarditis is a red spot (caused by hemorrhage)

Stanford 25 Skills Symposium 2016 Announced!

Stanford 25 Skills Symposium 2016 Announced!

The Program for Bedside Medicine at Stanford is proud to announce registration is open for the Stanford 25 Skills Symposium 2016! Date: August 27th and 28th 2016 (Saturday & Sunday) Location: Stanford University School of Medicine Visit this link for registration. You can also learn more about last year’s symposium and our upcoming event here. The Symposium is designed for early