FrontCover_0815.jpgAugust 2015 | Volume 98 | Issue 8

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Table of Contents


ON THE COVER

The next frontier
Eliminating diagnostic errors is the latest challenge in quality improvement.
BY HOWARD BELL


PERSPECTIVE

The burden of ambiguity
When there are no clear-cut answers 
BY PATRICK BOLAND

Conference one-upmanship
How an average guy can appear brilliant
BY HARRISON H. FARLEY, MD


CLINICAL AND HEALTH AFFAIRS

How Your Smartphone or Tablet Can Make You a Smarter Doc
BY NANCY J. BAKER, MD, AND JIM BEATTIE, MLIS


CHALLENGING CASES

Unexplained Cardiac Arrest in a 28-Year-Old Medical Resident
BY PRAKRITI GABA AND SAMUEL ASIRVATHAM, MD

An Unusual Intra-abdominal Inflammatory Reaction to Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy
BY SUSAN LEE

Severe Cutaneous Bleeding: An Unusual Complication of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy
BY BASSEM ROUPHAEL, MD

MPO-ANCA Vasculitis Pachymeningitis with Bilateral Vision Loss
BY JANICE CHO, IVAN CARABENCIOV, MD, AND MARK WIELAND, MD

A Rare Complication of Lithium Toxicity
BY ASHLEY COBB, ALLEN KLOMPAS, MBBCH, ALEXIS MESSERLI, MD, HEATHER KLINGEMAN, MD, CHRISTOPHER AAKRE, MD, AND ARYA B. MOHABBAT, MD

Mycobacterium haemophilum Skin Infection in the Setting of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Multiple Drug AllergiesBY ADEEL S. ZUBAIR, DANIEL K. ROGSTAD, MD, AND MARY J. KASTEN, MD


EDITOR'S NOTE

Diagnostic dilemmas
As diagnosticians, we tiptoe through minefields of lethal possibilities and hope we step in the right place. BY CHARLES R. MEYER, M.D.


SHORT TAKES


The Physician Advocate
The MMA's monthly report on policy, people and politics


END NOTE

Doctor, remember the roof
A memory connects a physician and his young patient.
BY KAMIAB DELFANIAN, MD, MPH