June 22, 2020 |  0
Traditionally, researchers run clinical trials (RCTs) in three steps: They formulate the trial. They conduct the trial via a preconceived design. They analyze the data according to a pre-specified plan. When you have only a few bucks, little time to spare, and billions of dollars on the line, what might you do to economize the […]
June 18, 2020 |  1
The kids are navigating the crisis with maturity and aplomb and way too much “Clash Royale.” Online school somehow went through the wash and has shrunk to 3 hours, including lunch. They continue to seek ways to fill up the day. We’ve tried to set some clear goals, pulled out the QI toolkit and made […]
By Pooja Pundhir, MD, MPH
May 28, 2020 |  0
“…such disparities, which are biological in their expression but are largely socially determined” – Paul Farmer, MD I read this quote, and now more than ever, I find that it resonates with me in a new way. I am a nocturnist at a community hospital in one of the most diverse cities in our country, […]
May 26, 2020 |  0
You probably heard the news about the hopeful vaccine and the Phase I preliminary findings (catch the subject line). Keep in mind, most Phase one trials flame out before they get to Phase IV. Vaccines are one of those subjects I take for granted until I recertify for the boards. I know the basics, but […]
By Jashanpreet Singh, MD, FACP, SFHM
May 5, 2020 |  0
Each day, we’re inundated with news about the COVID-19 pandemic and how it continues to strain our healthcare system and resources. With more than 1.15 million positive cases in the U.S. and over 67,000 deaths as of this writing, it has been a scary yet humbling experience for everyone. There is no doubt this pandemic […]
By Michael Gillette, MD, MSPH
April 29, 2020 |  0
For the past week, I’ve seen a glimmer of optimism in my New Orleans health care colleagues. The emergence of hope is no small thing. This pandemic has been inches from overwhelming those of us on the front lines for weeks. Louisiana has one of the cases in the country, and St. John the Baptist Parish—just […]