Stanford Medicine 25 Blog

  • Gingival Hyperplasia in Acute Leukemia

    Extramedullary involvement of leukemia can occur in up to 40% of patients. One of the rarest sites of extramedullary involvement is the oral cavity, with only 5% or less of all patients with AML present with gum infiltration.


  • Miliaria Crystallina: What is it?

    Miliaria is a dermatologic manifestation of occluded eccrine sweat glands. Two features are needed for development of the rash: an anatomical blockage of the duct and a stimulus for sweat production.


  • Announcing the 2017 Stanford 25 Skills Symposium

    The Program for Bedside Medicine at Stanford is excited to announce that registration is open for the 3rd annual Stanford 25 Skills Symposium.


  • What is amyopathic dermatomyositis?

    37 yr old male with a history of these lesions on his the back of his hands for the past two years. Notes no other medical issues. No weakness, fatigue, fevers or rashes anywhere else on his body. He works as a chiropractor and is concerned about his patients seeing his hands. Use of various over the counter treatments such as topical steroids and moisturizers did not improve the lesions.


  • What is skin coining (Gua sha)?

    37 yr old male with a history of these lesions on his the back of his hands for the past two years. Notes no other medical issues. No weakness, fatigue, fevers or rashes anywhere else on his body. He works as a chiropractor and is concerned about his patients seeing his hands. Use of various over the counter treatments such as topical steroids and moisturizers did not improve the lesions.


  • What is this Kussmaul’s sign?

    A 45 year old woman with a past medical history of Hodgkin’s lymphoma treated with mantle field radiation whose neck veins were incidentally noted on a thorough physical exam. The patient was in sinus rhythm on telemetry throughout the exam...


  • Abraham Verghese Asks: Why Are We Doing This Teaching?

    We teach bedside medicine. We emphasize the importance of the physical exam and how it can help care for your patient and also create an environment where the person you are caring for develops trust. We have taught this now for over 6 years (when the Stanford Medicine 25 was first created). But sometimes it’s important to ask why. In a recent blog post, “Will the Healing Touch Go Out the Door With the Stethoscope?”, we look at the how some think that ultrasound is replacing any need for a stethoscope...


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