Fall 2006 - Volume 10 Number 3
The Effect of a Predialysis Calcitriol Administration Protocol on Postdialysis Parathyroid Hormone Levels
This original research report examines the benefit of careful monitoring plus treatment with calcitriol in patients with end-stage renal disease.
Emergency Cardiology: A Review of Recent Literature
From a database of current literature, this article reviews and evaluates relevant evidence-based studies of timely topics.
Clinical Evidence Review: Best Practices Diabetes Mellitus Update
This update presents a case example that highlights the updated CMI Diabetes Guidelines.
Preventing Antibiotic Resistance: The Next Step
The significance of antibiotic resistance and the steps already taken to limit the emergence of resistant bacteria are explored in this exhortation for further action to preserve antibiotics as a therapeutic tool.
How Can We Manage Hyperlipidemia and Avoid Rhabdomyolysis in Transplant Patients?
A case study illustrates the "dos" and "don'ts" of managing lipid problems in kidney transplant patients.
Farm Pens and Prescription Pads
El Milagro [The Miracle]
Team Disputes at End-of-Life: Toward an Ethic of Collaboration
Wither Primary Care?
The pending potential crisis in primary care is thoughtfully examined in this reprint that reviews Medicare history and legislation that has brought us to this point.
Learn To Serve
"The true leader serves" inspired an acrostic for the word SERVE, which describes leadership qualities that are important aspects of "servant-hood."
The Danger of Doctorspeak
Health care has its own language that can be confusing to patients and their families. This article illustrates this reality and offers some steps practitioners can take to avoid the confusion.
Empathy: In a Moment, a Powerful Therapeutic Tool
A Conversation with Marion Nestle: Straight Talk About Obesity, Nutrition, and Food Policy
Marion Nestle, PhD, MPH, a nutrition activist, visited Northern California and discussed food policy and its connections to nutrition and health. We present an edited transcript of this open discussion.
Kaiser Permanente Georgia's Experience with Operation Zero: A Group Medical Appointment to Address Pediatric Overweight
An award-winning program to address overweight in teens is described with outcomes analysis.
Ten Tips for Staff Satisfaction Assessment Interviewing
This article explains, staff interviewing techniques drawn from psychological literature.
This article describes the importance of using high-quality translations in the health care setting, explains the accomplishments to date, and offers suggestions for future actions.
My Life as a Doctor in the World Health Organization
Primary Care in Romania
Ethnographic Studies in the Principles of Clinical Medicine
A second-year medical student program designed to help students develop cultural sensitivity requires each student to write an ethnographic study on a patient. This first in a series explains the program and describes the student's interaction and self-examination.
A Fundamental Prejudice
Assisting Hurricane Evacuees in Houston and Louisiana
This collection of stories shares the experiences of some of the KP volunteers responding to the Hurricane Katrina disaster.
Letters to the Editor
Soul of the Healer
On the Cover
Les Fleurs du Château