• Combined Oral contraceptive pill (COCP) formulations have included a standard 21-day active regimen followed by a 7-day placebo or hormone-free week.
• Both physicians and women faced off-label manipulation of this regimen for years, for example, to minimize days of bleeding or to treat other medical conditions.
Medica Forums - 5/19/13
Had a case the other day with the above finding on a pap. She was age 36 and had a Mirena in place. How do people feel about the idea of trying to do an EMB with an IUD in place? If not, how do we proceed?
Medica Forums - 5/16/13
Has anyone tried FetalGrowth app (App Store for iPhone/iPad) ? I'm interested in using a simple and handy tool to calculate fetal percentiles, and I came across this app, which seems it does the job (plots growth charts, as well). I haven't seen anything else, besides this app, so I was wondering if there are people who have already tried it.
Medica Forums - 5/12/13
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Medica Forums - 5/11/13
I helped another physician with removal of a retained placenta last night, we were unsuccessful in removing it vaginally, her cervix was too closed to allow manual removal and we could only get a few pieces out with ring forceps and a large curette, so we did a laparotomy/hysterotomy and were able to preserve the uterus. The placenta turned out not to be an accreta and it was easily removed via that route through a low vertical incision on the uterus. Any thoughts on the appropriate CPT code would be appreciated. The patient came in through the ER five days after home delivery by her husband. She was severely anemic, rcvd 7 units of blood and is still quite ill and in the ICU but improving.
Ronald E. Ainsworth, MD, FACOG
Medica Forums - 4/15/13
Recently, I had the occasion to review a case of a term primigravida with PROM in a private hospital (no housestaff or in house obstetricians). She was seen by an obstetrician soon after arrival, evaluated, and pitocin induction begun.
She did not deliver for around 29 hours after admission, and the delivering obstetrician (a different physician) was physically present during the last 2 hours of labor prior to delivery.
Simply put, while the two involved obstetricians were in communication by phone with the nursing staff throughout labor (separately as their "shifts" did not overlap), no one actually came to the bedside and wrote a note) from admission until around 2 hours before delivery.
Medical staff bylaws call for a daily progress note; this bylaw was easily met.
In reviewing the case, it did not "feel good" that no one came to the bedside.
1. Does anyone have or know of any guidelines to mandate such bedside attendance? Of course, we all hope that the involved physicians would not need said guidelines.
2. Does anyone have a suggestion of hospital/nursing protocols? Simply, in this case I would like to have had a charge nurse or bedside nurse simply say, "Hey, no one has been by for a while. What's up?"
Medica Forums - 4/12/13
Hey, what textbooks would you advise for my son who is beginning residency this summer?
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Medica Forums - 4/8/13
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Medica Forums - 4/7/13
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Medica Forums - 4/7/13
Our hospital bought an electronic medical record (EMR) system for the clinics. There is a large hosptial group practice including pediatrics, medicine, FP, OB/GYN, and other specialities and sub-specialities. Furthermore, the hospitalists and the ER doctors are also employed in the same hosptial group practice.
The hospital spent millions of dollars on an EMR. As best I can tell there are only two useful things that the EMR does. One is to automatically calcualte the BMI, which it does very well. THe other is to make records available on any patient to any doctor anywhere in the practice. It does not do this well -- it requires lots of mouse movements and clicks and different documents come up in different formats, making it labor intenisve. But, with enough time, effort, and frustration, one can obtain copies of every document in the sustem, either on a computer screen or on paper.
Swith to the ER now. A paitnet whom I had seen the previous week in consultatio comes into the ER for a non-pregnancy problem. They call me on the telephone in the evening. "No problem", I say. I did a torough evaluation and wrote a detailed note on the patient and her OB and non-OB problems only a few days ago. "Just go to the EMR and you can print out my note with all the details."
Seems, however, that for some reason the EMR is not available in the ER (or on the wards for that matter). When I asked the hosptial administrator about it the next morning, he said that he and the hosptial lawyers were working on the problem.
Apparently the government thinks that the ER doctors and hospitalists have nothing better to do with their time than to print out copies of patients' medical records from the EMR and sell them on the black market. Therefore, we cannot let those nasty doctors have access to the EMR records. Nevermind that the ER doctors are in the same group practice as all the other doctors. Never mind that the patient is willing to sign a release so that the doctor who is taking care of her can see the records of the practice. We have to protect the patient even if it means that vital information is rendered unavailable and that things are made more difficult, complicated, and expensive. It reminds me of the Army in Viet Nam where they would have to "destroy a village in order to save it!" Apparently the EMR makes us destroy a patient in order to save her.
Thank GOD for the EMR. Three million dollars and the only benefit is that we can get a BMI 10 seconds faster.
I think the NEJM got it correct last month when they said in an atricle that the only ones who truly benefit from electronic medical record systems are the people who make and sell them.
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