Stanford Medicine 25 Blog

  • Can Improv Help Doctors Connect With Patients?

    Writing for The Atlantic last summer, Anu Atluru, MD, lamented the depersonalization that can happen in medical training and offered an alternative to the current script. It was improv.

  • Signs of Scleroderma

    Scleroderma is an autoimmune disease with sclerotic (thickened) skin and many other clinical findings such as hyper and hypo pigmentation of skin, telangiecstasias and many other possible findings reviewed here.

  • Abraham Verghese Interviews Jerome Kassirer on New Book

    In a career that spans more than five decades, Jerome P. Kassirer, M.D. has been an acclaimed kidney specialist, clinical researcher, administrator, author, creator of new medical disciplines and, during the decade of the 1990s, editor-in-chief of the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine.

  • 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.

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