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Here you'll find the latest news and featured highlights from Clinician Resources.

Intrapartum Ultrasound: The Hows and Whys of Why We Are Doing It

Dr. Tullio Ghi discusses the use of ultrasonography during labor to monitor fetal position and progression of labor. He describes indications for intrapartum ultrasound, as well as basic methods.

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Quality Improvement & Patient Safety

Chief Residents in Quality and Safety: Leading the Journey toward High Reliability at the MEDVAMC 

Dr. Disha Kumar, Dr. Angela Rao, and Dr. Kristen Simmons discuss their experience as BCM Chief Residents in Quality and Safety. They describe the characteristics of a high reliability organization (HRO) as well as the chiefs' role in helping the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center become an HRO.

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American Heart Month

Troponin and B Type Natriuretic Peptide: Is It Time to Classify Them as Risk Enhancers?

Dr. Vijay Nambi discusses the concept of residual risk in the context of cardiovascular disease, and describes the possible role of troponin and B type natriuretic peptide as risk-enhancing factors.

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World Leprosy Day

Hansen's Disease

Dr. Eva Clark discusses a typical presentation of a locally acquired case of Hansen's disease in Texas. Hansen's disease (leprosy) diagnoses are often delayed or missed in the United States due to poor healthcare provider awareness of the disease.

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Maternal Health Awareness Day

Maternal Health and Cardiovascular Disease

Dr. Rachel Bond and Laurence Shields discuss the impact of pregnancy on the future health of affected women. They also aim to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease in women, especially as it pertains to maternal health.

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Issues Surrounding the Decision-making Capacity of Patients

Dr. Temple Anzalone, Dr. Leslie Kunhel, Dr. Jennifer Osborn, and Dr. Megha Shah discuss the ethical principle of capacity determination and how to navigate difficult patient capacity-related cases.

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Professional Development

Professionalism Matters 

Dr. Ellen Friedman discusses the role of professionalism in an academic and clinical environment with a focus on how to manifest professionalism through practical skills. 

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Environmental

Climate Change, Climate Justice, and Environmental Health 

Dr. Abiodun Oluyomi and Dr. Omar Merchant discuss the effect that human beings have had on the global climate and environment, and how these factors in turn effect public health and individual patients. They also describe the principles of environmental health and climate justice. 

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Management Reasoning: Decision-Making in the Setting of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Uncertainty

Dr. Zaven Sargsayan discusses strategies and resources to help clinicians and clinician-educators make diagnostic and treatment decisions in difficult clinical situations.

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The Impact of Inflammation of Clonal Hematopoiesis and Trained Immunity

Dr. Katherine King discusses hematopoietic stem cell quiescence in the setting of an inflammatory response, and how macrophage function is affected.

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