Top medicine articles for June 2012

Here are my suggestions for some of the top articles in medicine for June 2012:

Open access to research is inevitable, says Nature editor-in-chief

Diagnosis, treatment, and management of echinococcosis | 2012 BMJ review

How to be a cool headed clinician. Imperturbability is an essential characteristic for doctors, but how compatible is it with empathy? BMJ

A doctor's guide to E/M coding - How to minimize lost revenue and likelihood of an audit - ModernMedicine

Forgotten notebooks shed light on controversial discovery of streptomycin, the first antibiotic to cure TB

Apps for the Traveler With Medical Issues - NYTimes

Statin Use Linked to Fatigue in Randomized Trial and

Thiazolidinedione use is associated with increased risk for diabetic macular edema

"Superbug" gonorrhea, becoming untreatable, accounts for 10% of STDs in Europe - doubling since last year

Rapid Saliva Test for Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR) and

Journal offers flat fee for ‘all you can publish’ Whereas PLoS ONE charges $1,350 per paper, PeerJ users pay $299

Ipratropium linked to increased risk of stroke in COPD, especially with concomitant use of SABAs or theophylline

Chagas Disease is “The New HIV/AIDS of the Americas” claims the journal PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases

Cleveland Clinic summit on Patient Experience shares presentation slides - a must-read for those interested in #HCSM

Doctors are using electronic records more - but liking them less - Washington Post

Only 6.7% of office-based physicians routinely email with patients

5 Key Benchmarks That Could Make or Break a Physician Practice

90% of patients prefer web-based access to health information and education. 88% want to receive email reminders when it is time for preventive or follow-up care. 72% would like to use online services to book, change or cancel physician appointments.

The articles were selected from my Twitter and Google Reader streams. Please feel free to send suggestions for articles to and you will receive acknowledgement in the next edition of this publication.

Comments from Twitter:

Mike Cadogan @sandnsurf: Another great collection of the top #hcsm articles in medicine June 2012 via @DrVes

@DrVes: @sandnsurf @hjluks I'm glad you liked the summary - it's helpful to collect the article tweets for later reference.

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