Missed Pediatric Appendicitis Cases and Common Misleading History and Findings – Closing the Clinical Knowledge Gap

Andrea Eberly, MD, MS, FAAEMEmergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Guideline Knowledge Check, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing RN/PN, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Physician Assistant, Urgent Care

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Missed Pediatric Appendicitis Cases – Closing Clinical Knowledge GapsBeware these misleading history and physical findings that can lead to missed pediatric appendicitis cases.In August 2021, a study was published that searched for – and found – a cluster of misleading history and physical findings that are shared among pediatric cases of missed appendicitis. We detail the common causes of these … Read More

Medical Misinformation: The Other Pandemic – Part 3, Medical Misinformation Prevention

Mark Perdue PA-CEmergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing RN/PN, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Personal Education, Physician Assistant, Urgent Care

Medical misinformation prevention strategies - how to counteract medicine misinformation

Medical Misinformation Prevention – What Medical Professionals Can Do to Counteract Medical MisinformationMedical Misinformation: The Other Pandemic Blog Series, Part 3 of 3In parts one and two of this blog series on Medical Misinformation, we described the harms associated with medical misinformation and common sources of medical misinformation, respectively. In this post, part three, we will examine some medical misinformation … Read More

Medical Misinformation: The Other Pandemic – Part 2, Medical Misinformation Sources

Mark Perdue PA-CEmergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing RN/PN, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Personal Education, Physician Assistant, Urgent Care

medical misinformation sources

Medical Misinformation: The Other Pandemic – Medical Misinformation SourcesMedical Misinformation Blog Series, Part 2 of 3In part one of this blog series on Medical Misinformation, we describe the harms associated with medical misinformation. In this post, part two, we will describe common medical misinformation sources and why we are so inclined to believe them. Medical Misinformation Sources – Frauds and … Read More

Medical Misinformation: The Other Pandemic – How Clinical Misinformation Causes Harm

Mark Perdue PA-CEmergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing RN/PN, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Personal Education, Physician Assistant, Urgent Care

Medical Misinformation

Medical Misinformation: The Other PandemicMedical Misinformation Blog Series, Part 1 of 3Misinformation is nothing new. I remember, as a child, standing in line with my mom at the grocery store and reading the headlines of a tabloid – a member of congress was reported  to be an alien, of the extraterrestrial variety, and to our shock, a particular celebrity was … Read More

Fit For Duty? The Importance of Sound Mindedness in Clinical Practice

Mark Perdue PA-CEmergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing RN/PN, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Personal Education, Physician Assistant, Urgent Care

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Fit For Duty? The Importance of Sound Mindedness in Clinical PracticeIn a previous post we discussed cognitive bias and how our mind’s own natural way of thinking can lead us into mental traps. In that post we also noted another kind of vulnerability—cognitive deficits that also can impact our ability to make appropriate medical decisions. In this post I’d like … Read More

The Big Miss: Cognitive Bias and the Problem of Misdiagnosis

Mark Perdue PA-CBedside Diagnostic Challenge, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Medical News, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing RN/PN, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Personal Education, Physician Assistant

cognitive bias and misdiagnosis

Cognitive Bias and the Problem of Misdiagnosis: Avoiding The Big MissThe problem of cognitive bias and its important role in misdiagnosis is well documented. The phenomenon of cognitive bias can take several forms and affects the capacity of both new clinicians and seasoned professionals. A consensus is emerging that clinicians need to be aware of cognitive biases and practice educational … Read More