Tag Archives: rheumatology

Teaching about recurrent fevers in a small-group setting

This is  video from a small-group teaching session that I led based on the case of a child with recurrent fevers.  This case was done as part of my Rabkin Fellowship in Medical Education. I would appreciate your feedback on this teaching session!

Kawasaki Disease And The End Of Rheumatology As We Know It

This week, an international research team led by Xavier Rodó published a fascinating study in PNAS suggesting that Kawasaki disease is caused by an agent transported by wind from farms in Northeast China.  This agent, possibly a fungal toxin, would be responsible for triggering an exuberant immune response in children, causing the typical manifestation of the disease: fevers, rash, conjunctivitis, “strawberry tongue,” enlarged lymph nodes, and swelling of the extremities.  Untreated, Kawasaki disease can cause aneurysms of the coronary arteries, premature heart disease, and even death. Continue reading Kawasaki Disease And The End Of Rheumatology As We Know It

A Doctor’s Prescription for Social Media – Part 2

This is the second post in the series “A doctor’s prescription for social media.”  The first post can be found here.

As an experiment,  I immersed myself in social media for the past three months.   Within this short period of time, I reaped tangible benefits.  In addition, social media has changed the way that I think about and practice medicine. Continue reading A Doctor’s Prescription for Social Media – Part 2