General Medicine

General Medicine



Discussing a Patient's Prognosis with Surrogates in the Intensive Care Unit

Dr. Patricia Kritek summarizes two studies of prognosis communication and discusses the features that might make these conversations more effective.

Guideline Watch

CDC Adult Immunization Schedule for 2015

The 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine now is recommended for older adults.

Screening for Vitamin D Deficiency in Adults

The USPSTF finds insufficient evidence to recommend for or against screening.

Insights on Residency Training

Barriers Free

Dr. Priya Umapathi (Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Chief Resident) discusses a recent patient encounter and wonders how many important questions go unasked.

Recent Audio Interviews

Metformin Use in Diabetic Patients with Mild-to-Moderate Chronic Kidney Disease Is Not Associated with Lactic Acidosis

Listen to our interview with author Silvio Inzucchi, MD, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, in which he discusses his systematic review of metformin use in such patients.