Much has been touted in the media and social media about the recent proton pump inhibitor (PPI) study in JAMA relating long term use of these drugs to chronic kidney disease. There is so much hype that I thought it important to take a closer look.
The study in JAMA is only available to the public as an abstract, which means the authors condensed an 8 page document into 7 paragraphs (basically a half-page). This is standard…you have to PAY to be able to read the whole article, and the abstract doesn’t tell the whole story. Your old pal, an …
189 – Esther and Her FingerI wanted to call this “Fingering Esther Ku” but we don’t know her well enough yet.Topics: a guy with lung nodules, a hockey player with stage fright, paradoxical reactions to medications, fixing a sprained finger, and more.
This is the paper Intern Jesse (now Associate Producer Jesse) had to turn in to his university to get credit for his rotation with us. He did a great job, and deserved the solid C+ we gave him for his efforts.
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