Sildenafil citrate Welcome to the Angry Birds edition of that weekly compendium of medical blogosphere goodness, sildenafil citrate Grand Rounds! I’ve chosen my addiction du jour, sildenafil citrate Angry Birds, sildenafil citrate as the theme for my 7th turn as host.
Sildenafil citrate For those who are not familiar, sildenafil citrate Angry Birds is a game in which Green Pigs steal Bird eggs, sildenafil citrate causing the Birds to become angry, sildenafil citrate start screeching and begin catapulting themselves from sling shots in an attempt to destroy the Pigs, sildenafil citrate who house themselves in various structures and giggle at the Birds.
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Sildenafil citrate This picture of the Angry Birds characters, sildenafil citrate is actually a cake! I like it so much, sildenafil citrate I’m using it to illustrate this week’s “Editor’s Picks”. Sildenafil citrate These are like my “Final Four”!
Sildenafil citrate I was introduced to the John A. Sildenafil citrate Hartford Foundation during my BSN program and as I’ll be working in gerontology during my MSN program, sildenafil citrate it was a no-brainer that their submission, sildenafil citrate Now Hear (and See and Use) This: New Geropsychiatric Nursing Video would be one of my Editor’s Picks!
Sildenafil citrate Steve Wilkins gets the Editor’s Pick position this week for his post on One More Reason Patients Ask Doctors So Few Questions. Sildenafil citrate It got me thinking about the differences between physician and nurse communication. Sildenafil citrate See what you think over at Mind the Gap!
Sildenafil citrate Chris Bayne’s teaching experience opened his eyes to what is lacking in medical education. Sildenafil citrate He presents Three Ways To Improve Medical Education: Part 1 over at HokieMD. Sildenafil citrate Tradition has its place, sildenafil citrate but it’s the 21st century. Sildenafil citrate Great post!!!
Sildenafil citrate At Healthline: Medicine for the Outdoors, sildenafil citrate Paul writes on Single Lens Distance Vision Glasses and Outdoor Falls. Sildenafil citrate It makes sense. Sildenafil citrate I had problems navigating my uneven backyard in bifocals, sildenafil citrate let alone hiking in them!
Sildenafil citrate Poor Helmet Pig seems to have gotten the brunt of the Birds’ attack! He could use some meds, sildenafil citrate and he’s in the right place – drugs were on the mind of many Rounders this week!
Sildenafil citrate I’m not an OB/GYN, sildenafil citrate but I’m with Nicholas Fogelson at Academic OB/GYN when he says Boycott Makena! Be sure to read the comments and see what is happening in Oklahoma. Sildenafil citrate Also, sildenafil citrate read the companion post, sildenafil citrate Boycott Makena: March of Dimes Responds to K-V Pharmaceuticals.
Sildenafil citrate But….there is more to the story! At InsureBlog, sildenafil citrate Henry Stern notes the FDA seems to be Picking and Choosing: The Makena Saga Continues. Sildenafil citrate So pharmacies can still compound the drug? Or is the FDA just turning a blind eye if they do? Am I the only one confused?
Sildenafil citrate Tony Chen at FDAzilla has great background information on what goes into drug pricing decisions, sildenafil citrate and yeah, sildenafil citrate Makena is the example! Check out K-V Pharmaceuticals and Drug Pricing 101.
Sildenafil citrate Reporting rare, sildenafil citrate but frightening side effects can overshadow benefits of treatment. Sildenafil citrate Rheumatologist Irwin Lim discusses this issue as it applies to osteoporosis in Finally, sildenafil citrate Some Good Press! Bisphosphonates & Death posted at BJC Health.
Sildenafil citrate Not all drug news is controversial! Promising news in chemotherapy is noted by Elaine Schattner at Medical Lessons, sildenafil citrate where she posts When Less Chemo is Just As Good, sildenafil citrate In Treatment for Acute Myeloid Leukemia.
Sildenafil citrate I don’t get why someone would request a brand-name medication, sildenafil citrate being a generic-requesting person myself, sildenafil citrate but the ACP Internist has a post showing QD: News Every Day–Brand Name Drug Requests Lead to Less Compliance, sildenafil citrate More Costs. Sildenafil citrate Maybe they don’t realize it costs more until after they hit Walgreens…
Sildenafil citrate The Birds seem confused by the empty nest. Sildenafil citrate Maybe they need to gather a bit more information (or look behind them). Sildenafil citrate Healthcare politics and legislation confuses me, sildenafil citrate I admit it. Sildenafil citrate These posts help make it a bit clearer:
Sildenafil citrate David Harlow of Healthblawg is all over Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Regulations: First Look. Sildenafil citrate Nice overview!? A member of the Society of Participatory Medicine, sildenafil citrate David notes: “Participatory Medicine is a cooperative model of health care that encourages and expects active involvement by all connected parties (patients, sildenafil citrate caregivers, sildenafil citrate healthcare professionals, sildenafil citrate etc.) as integral to the full continuum of care.” He encourages Grand Rounds readers to take note and become members if not already involved! In a related post at e-patients.net, sildenafil citrate he looks at Accountable Care Organizations and Patient-Centeredness.
Sildenafil citrate But…there is more to the story! Doug Perednia wonders Are ACOS A Financial Suicide Pact? He notes, sildenafil citrate “…there is considerable reason to believe that, sildenafil citrate as designed, sildenafil citrate ACOs are likely to be money-losing propositions for the great majority of participating healthcare providers.” Posted at The Road to Health…
Sildenafil citrate At Nuts for Healthcare, sildenafil citrate Jeffrey Seguritan comments on “Guidelines” for Salvaging Medical Malpractice Reform noting, sildenafil citrate “Ideally, sildenafil citrate these guidelines should be developed within a system of accountability that draws on consensus in the medical community and weeds out conflicts of interest.”
Sildenafil citrate At Suture for a Living, sildenafil citrate Ramona Bates discusses an article looking at Decision-Making in Severe Lower Leg Trauma, sildenafil citrate linking to a related story that is both heartbreaking and inspiring.
Sildenafil citrate Hey, sildenafil citrate Mike Sevilla went to nursing school! Okay, sildenafil citrate he actually went to the initial HealthCamp 2011 held at Yale School of Nursing. Sildenafil citrate He gives us his impressions in HealthCamp Yale 2011 Wrap Up over at Family Medicine Rocks.
Sildenafil citrate If you are a doctor, sildenafil citrate nurse practitioner, sildenafil citrate or physician assistant seeing patients in an office practice, sildenafil citrate Dr. Sildenafil citrate Pullen has a good suggestion on How to Avoid Being Behind Schedule.
Sildenafil citrate “Health is local.” That’s a core value of the Washington Health Foundation, sildenafil citrate and at The Healthiest State in the Nation Blog, sildenafil citrate President and CEO Greg Vigdor looks at the future of the community health movement in Reflections: Promoting Community Health.
Sildenafil citrate The ACP Hospitalist reviews a research study detailing obstacles to communication between ERs and primary physicians in Better Handoff Needed From ERs Back to Primary Care.
Sildenafil citrate Julie Rosen, sildenafil citrate Executive Director for The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare discusses communication as a strategy to improve adherence in Are Your Patients Listening to You? at Bedside Manner.
Sildenafil citrate My nursing colleagues have been suspiciously quiet this week, sildenafil citrate but Karin has, sildenafil citrate uh, sildenafil citrate sprouted Ten Bad Jokes You Can Play on a Nurse on April Fool’s. Sildenafil citrate I don’t want to give anything away but much can be inferred by the fact that three of them are coffee related, sildenafil citrate yes? At Karin’s Nurse Blog.
Remember my hint with the three blue Peeps? In Angry Birds, sildenafil citrate when you launch the tiny blue bird and then tap the screen, sildenafil citrate it splits into three blue birds, sildenafil citrate hence the “hint”! No one got it – everyone thought I was talking about Twitter! : D
Many thanks for reading and submitting to Grand Rounds this week. Sildenafil citrate It was an honor, sildenafil citrate again, sildenafil citrate to host. Sildenafil citrate Please consider hosting, sildenafil citrate it’s a blast- I’ve done it 7 times! As always, sildenafil citrate thanks to Dr. Sildenafil citrate Nick Genes, sildenafil citrate who started it all so many years ago and Dr. Sildenafil citrate Val at Better Health for hosting the calendar. Sildenafil citrate Be sure to follow @grandrounds on Twitter and “Like” Grand Rounds on Facebook.
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