Stanford Medicine 25

Promoting the Culture of Bedside Medicine

We teach and promote bedside exam skills to students, residents and healthcare professionals both in person and online.

 For the secret of the care of the patient is in caring for the patient. - Peabody

Introduction by
Abraham Verghese

Overview by
Errol Ozdalga

From the Stanford Medicine 25 Blog

The Stanford Medicine 25 blog hosts cases, stories and announcements from our team. Below is an overview of our most recents posts.

  • Artificial Intelligence as a Partner in Patient Care

    Abraham Verghese and fellow Department of Medicine faculty Nigam Shah and Robert Harrington have authored an opinion piece on humanism and artificial intelligence which insists that “the two cultures – computer and the physician – must work together.”…

  • Physical Exam Can Sort Out - And Treat - Common Type of Vertigo

    Some older patients with dizziness undergo thousands of dollars of tests that often turn up nothing. Others are told it’s just a part of aging. But with the most common kind of vertigo, there’s actually an easy fix.

  • The Spine Sign

    Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has a sensitivity and specificity for pleural effusions of 93% and out performs chest x-ray in detecting and characterizing pleural effusions. Using POCUS physicians are able to detect as little as 5ml of pleural fluid.

  • An Emphasis on the Bedside May Prevent Physician Burnout

    Physician burnout is a very real job hazard. However, according to a 2016 article in Consumer Affairs, “being present and mindful” with patients may be able to prevent burnout.

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