“Your Art is what you do when no one can tell you exactly how to do it. Your Art is the act of taking personal responsibility, challenging the status quo, and changing people.” -Seth Godin, Linchpin Keep Reading
With the recent trashing of PPIs for the last several weeks, including an article (referenced below) in JAMA that suggested an associated higher risk of chronic kidney disease in patients taking PPIs as well as another article (referenced below) suggesting the possible correlation of PPI usage with increased dementia risk, it leaves us practitioners with one question: What to turn to for GERD and dyspepsia?! Like all good Throwback Thursdays, the answer can apparently only be found in the past. So instead of curbsiding a Gastroenterologist, this humble Curbsider hit the books and found the standard of care in all things dyspepsia straight from 1927 for your perusal. Then you and only you can decide if you’ll ever turn back to using PPIs ever again. Keep Reading
Silence was palpable and she filled the air with a thickness that promised to suffocate her victims. A young Man timidly stepped forward. As his feet hit the ground, the reverberation seemed to violate the Silence, threatening to crystalize the air, each step tormenting with its intensity. The Man wished to speak, but the Silence promised only to prolong the torment.
Studying and keeping up with the literature is not that hard and you shouldn’t be afraid to do it. Most people make the mistake of setting their expectations too high, which leads to procrastination, inaction and probably binge watching a Property Brothers marathon (or even worse, any show on Bravo). We live in an age where most people can’t keep their eyes off their iPhone (even while driving), so why do people say they are too busy for studying and continuing medical education? I say it’s time to either put down your phone or put it to good use, and I’m here to teach you how. Keep Reading