Health & Medical: Silica Exposure and Lung Cancer Risk

Silica Exposure and Lung Cancer Risk

Crystalline silica is one of the most common minerals and a common air pollutant in both working and living environments. This large, long-term study assesses its relationship to lung cancer risk.

Health & Medical: Comparison of Anticoagulation Clinic Patient Outcomes

Comparison of Anticoagulation Clinic Patient Outcomes

Giving patients oral anticoagulation therapy in an ambulatory clinic setting is associated with substantial risk of adverse outcomes leading to emergency department visits and unplanned inpatient admissions.

Health & Medical: Traditional Anticoagulant Therapy

Traditional Anticoagulant Therapy

Heparin and warfarin have remained the drugs of choice for treating and preventing thromboembolic disorders for approximately 50 years. Although the benefits are clear, a number of limitations are associated with these agents.

Health & Medical: Surgical Safety Checklists

Surgical Safety Checklists

Surgical checklists can make a substantial difference to patient safety, but implementation requires flexibility.

Health & Medical: Merkel Cell Carcinoma

Merkel Cell Carcinoma

Presented is a case of recurrent MCC, treated aggressively with wide local excision, regional lymphadenectomy, and immediate reconstruction.