Daily Archives: 23/12/2017

Doctor Versus Doctor : Ego, Jealousy and Plain Stupidity.

© Dr. Rajas Deshpande The angry relatives entered my cabin, and threw a file upon my table. “Doctor, our patient’s kidney function has gone worse because of the injection used in MRI” the patient’s daughter said, quite loudly, pointing a finger at me. The way she spoke spiked my anger, I was already tired: two […]

Who should control the health care system

As I write this, the current attempt by the GOP to overthrow the Affordable Care Act (ACA), known as the Graham-Cassidy bill, seems to be heading for the health policy cliff.  Since the beginning of 2017, several attempts have been made by lawmakers to replace the ACA, which most experts agree has done anything but […]

Influence of antidepressants on hemostasis

Demian Halperin, MD and Guido Reber, PhDAdditional article informationAntidepressants, particularly selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), are widely used for the treatment of depression and anxious disorders. The observation that depression is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular mortality and morbidity in patients with ischemic heart disease, the assessment of the central role of serotonin in […]