Paying Patients for HIV Control by F. Perry Wilson

A study appearing in JAMA Internal Medicine found that paying patients with HIV to keep their viral load under control modestly, but significantly, improved that control. But physicians often have issues with financial incentive programs... 

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Fraud in Medical Research: Understanding the Carlisle Approach by F. Perry Wilson

A "bombshell" paper appearing in the journal Anesthaesia uses a simple statistical test to suggest that a significant proportion of medical studies - some from our most prestigious journals - may be fabrications. But the story is not a clear cut as it seems. For the video version, click here.

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The Link Between Persistent Pain and the Development of Dementia by F. Perry Wilson

A study appearing in JAMA Internal Medicine links persistent pain with progressive cognitive decline and dementia. But the mechanism is quite unclear. There are actually a few possibilities. For the video version, click here.

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Dads Want Their Daughters to be Happy. Their Sons? Not So Much. by F. Perry Wilson

A study appearing in the journal Behavioral Neuroscience found significant differences in the ways that dad treat their daughters compared to their sons. And some of that difference can be seen on MRI.

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Propensity Scores: Observational Data and Wishful Thinking by F. Perry Wilson

Propensity score methods attempt to make observational data look like a randomized trial. But there are some big limitations that need to be considered before we jump on the bandwagon. For the video version, click here.

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Steroids Lose to Saline in Knee Osteoarthritis Trial by F. Perry Wilson

A randomized trial appearing in the Journal of the American Medical Association calls into question the common - and lucrative - practice of steroid injection for osteoarthritis of the knee. All you need to know, in 150 Seconds. For the video version, click here.

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"Nothing Short of Transforming Care": How Telehealth Works with Dr. Eric Wallace by F. Perry Wilson

Eric Wallace, MD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Alabama, Birmingham and director of their telehealth program.  I sat down with him to discuss how to make telehealth efficient,, whether patients enjoy the experience, and - importantly - if it can be profitable. 

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Gender and Maternal Discrimination Among Women Physicians by F. Perry Wilson

A survey of over 5000 physician mothers demonstrated a high perception of gender and maternal discrimination in the workplace. It's an issue that should concern all of us.  For the video version, click here.

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Limiting Pharma Rep's Access to Docs (Surprise!) Reduces Prescriptions by F. Perry Wilson

Significant barriers are placed between pharmaceutical companies and physicians to avoid conflict-of-interest. But do strict policies preventing pharmaceutical marketing to physicians actually limit prescriptions? For the video version, click here.

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