Respectful Insolence

Archives for May 25, 2007

I’ve been meaning to go through the recent meta-analysis of Avandia published by the New England Journal of Medicine that purported to show major increase in the risk for cardiac events (myocardial infarctions and cardiac death) in patients who use Avandia, but somehow never got around to it. I’m not sure I need to now,…

Another one bites the dust for a while?

Hot on the heals of the loss of Flea and other medical bloggers, Dr. H├ębert announces without explanation other than that “I’ve had enough” and “I’ll be gone for a little while.” Cryptic indeed. I can understand why someone might quit blogging or take a hiatus. However, if I were ever to decide to do…

One of the banes of a physician’s existence is not so much keeping up with changes in how medicine is practiced, studying new treatments, and following the medical literature. After all, that comes with the territory; it’s part of the job. Failure to keep up is to become increasingly ineffective and even to risk malpractice…