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PED-EM-L  March 1998

PED-EM-L March 1998

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MedConnect/HealthAtoZ Update

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Tue, 10 Mar 1998 13:38:57 -0500

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MEDCONNECT's EMAIL NEWSLETTER
       March 9, 1998
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Dear Colleague,
 
Last week, MedConnect received a major facelift! Articles
have been grouped into separate journals of managed care,
pediatrics, emergency medicine, family practice, and
primary care. Other features include a CME Center, Medline,
and the Chest Radiology File, all of which are part of
Medicine. We have also added a search box, so that you can
search MedConnect by keyword. A ticker at the top of the
home page keeps you updated on what's new.
 
Redesigning a web site is a major process. As this process
continues, we welcome your feedback. Send us your comments
and suggestions.
 
This month, the following articles are featured. Just click
on one of the urls below to go directly to an article of
interest.
 
 
MANAGED SOLUTIONS
Interactive Journal of Managed Care
http://www.medconnect.com/finalhtm/journals/man_sol.htm
Editor-in-Chief: Iver Juster, MD
 
NEWS AND VIEWS by Robert Larsen
http://www.medconnect.com/finalhtm/mc/mcnews398.htm
* Life-support withdrawal still confused with physician-
assistant suicide
* Federal budget for 1999 proposes addition of health care
user fees
* Bill proposed in CA that would allow collective
bargaining by physicians
* HHS to release results of their Consumer Assessment of
Health Plans
 
LITERATURE REVIEW
http://www.medconnect.com/finalhtm/mc/mclit.html
Gatekeeping versus Traditional Care
A recent study asked physicians who were both primary care
gatekeepers and traditional Blue Cross/Blue Shield
providers to share their perspectives on the two types of
health plan.
 
 
iPEDS
Interactive Journal of Pediatrics
http://www.medconnect.com/finalhtm/journals/ipedsmain.htm
Editor-in-Chief: Richard Lichenstein, MD, Associate Professor
of Pediatrics and Family Medicine, University of Maryland
 
PEDIATRIC CASE OF THE MONTH
http://www.medconnect.com/finalhtm/rlichens/newrlichens/ipeds_case_a398.htm
Why can't Johnny run?
TM is a 4-year-old black male with a 3-day history of leg
pain. He is able to walk, but he complains that he is
unable to run. Last week, he had a case of uncomplicated
varicella, but he has otherwise had no recent cough,
rhinorrhea, fever, vomiting, or diarrhea. What s your call?
 
ASK DR. ROSSMAN
http://www.medconnect.com/finalhtm/developmental/develop_6_main.htm
Early Speech and Language Development
Delay in language development is the most commonly
identified area of developmental delay in children who are
born premature, and children with developmental language
disorders are at risk for a variety of problems, including
learning disabilities and social/emotional problems in
school. Find out what to do if you suspect a patient is at
risk of developing a language disorder.
 
 
STAT
Interactive Journal of Emergency Medicine
http://www.medconnect.com/finalhtm/journals/statmain.htm
 
TOXICOLOGY CASE OF THE MONTH
http://www.medconnect.com/finalhtm/dart/newtox/tox398a.htm
Heavy Metal Runs in His Veins
A 28-year-old man presents to the emergency department. His
chief complaints are shortness of breath and pleuritic
chest pain. He admits to having injected 6 mL of "liquid
steel" into his left antecubital vein in a suicide attempt.
What is his prognosis?
 
 
FAMILY PRACTICE RESIDENT
http://www.medconnect.com/familyresidents
 
FREE Board Reviews with FREE CME
http://www.medconnect.com/familyresidents/interactive/breviews/index.html
Editor-in-Chief: John Bachman, MD; Professor in Family
Medicine; Mayo Medical School
 
Nursing Home Rounds (available Tuesday, March 9)
Toxicology in Family Medicine
Genetics in Family Medicine: From Probability to Prognosis
A Clinical Approach to Musculoskeletal Disorders
Pediatrics: Immunization and Management of Fever
Managing HIV Infection in the Outpatient Setting
 
 
PRIME CONNECTION
Interactive Journal of Primary Care
 
NEW THERAPIES FOR OLD DISEASES
http://www.medconnect.com/finalhtm/newtherapy/3002.htm
Interferon alpha-2b (Intron) is the only antiviral therapy
currently approved for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B
and C. Last March, the FDA approved an increase in the
recommended treatment duration of interferon therapy. Find
out more about its pharmacokinetics, recommended dosage,
and performance in clinical trials.
 
 
HEALTH A TO Z
http://www.healthatoz.com
 
HEALTH A TO Z NEWS
http://www.healthatoz.com/news.htm
* US Death Rate from Infectious Diseases Has Risen Since
1980
* Prolonged Use of Acetaminophen (Tylenol) in Combination
with Common Blood Thinner May Pose Risk of Hemorrhage
* Needle-Free Inoculation Proves Effective in Research on
Mice
* Senate Votes to Lower National Drunk-Driving Standard
* FDA Issues Warning about Acne Drug and Associated
Depression
 
 
JOKE OF THE MONTH
http://www.medconnect.com/finalhtm/connection/joke.htm
Wait a minute, if this is his spleen, then what's that? 24
things you don't want to hear during surgery. From Ho Kok
Sun, Pacific Net Singapore
 
 
Take care,
 
All Staff at MedConnect
http://www.medconnect.com
 
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The URL for the PED-EM-L Web Page is:
  http://www.brown.edu/Administration/Emergency_Medicine/ped-em-l.html

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