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May 23, 2012

Here in the Pacific Northwest of the United States, we are in the midst of a pertussis epidemic. Which begs the question - once there’s an outbreak, what should we do? There’s the public health answers like respiratory etiquette, don't cough on people, keep infected kids out of school, vaccinate. But what should we...


May 7, 2012

Treat a patient with PE as an outpatient? Insanity! But where is the evidence that says we’re doing the right treatment with all of the PEs we diagnose? The original publications that launched our current way of thinking about PEs are not what I would call practice changing, and if published today, would probably...