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New Clinical Decisions: Thromboprophylaxis after Knee Arthroscopy

• February 13th, 2017

In this week’s Clinical Decision, a 60-year-old woman comes to your office to discuss her upcoming arthroscopic knee surgery. She recently received a diagnosis of a right lateral meniscus tear and is scheduled to undergo arthroscopic meniscectomy. She has heard that knee surgery increases the risk of blood clots, and she wants to know whether… Read More…

New Interactive Medical Case: Making the Connection

• January 30th, 2017

In the case, “Making the Connection,” a 41-year-old man with hyperlipidemia and a history of morbid obesity since childhood was referred to a surgeon for a weight-management consultation and consideration of bariatric surgery. The patient had tried dieting on his own and had also tried several commercial weight-loss programs with little long-term success. Can you accurately assess… Read More…

New Quick Take: Mass Intoxication with Synthetic Cannabinoids

• January 24th, 2017

This week’s Quick Take video describes how medical professionals and law enforcement agents identified the cause of a July 2016 drug-induced intoxication and subsequent hospitalization of an unusually high number of people in Brooklyn. Emergency room workers knew only that the patients had been exposed to some type of “herbal incense” before beginning to exhibit… Read More…