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 http://goo.gl/N3OEU

Diagnosis, treatment, and management of echinococcosis | 2012 BMJ review http://goo.gl/r65Nd

How to be a cool headed clinician. Imperturbability is an essential characteristic for doctors, but how compatible is it with empathy? BMJ http://goo.gl/X7l5y

A doctor's guide to E/M coding - How to minimize lost revenue and likelihood of an audit - ModernMedicine http://goo.gl/RT6OC

Forgotten notebooks shed light on controversial discovery of streptomycin, the first antibiotic to cure TB http://goo.gl/1au0m

Apps for the Traveler With Medical Issues - NYTimes http://goo.gl/vFJzE

Statin Use Linked to Fatigue in Randomized Trial http://goo.gl/4xv0I and http://goo.gl/U2cMh

Thiazolidinedione use is associated with increased risk for diabetic macular edema http://goo.gl/1O0Tz

"Superbug" gonorrhea, becoming untreatable, accounts for 10% of STDs in Europe - doubling since last year http://goo.gl/y5aWr

Rapid Saliva Test for Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR) http://goo.gl/LEsMO and http://goo.gl/GCean

Journal offers flat fee for ‘all you can publish’ Whereas PLoS ONE charges $1,350 per paper, PeerJ users pay $299 http://goo.gl/0kArd

Ipratropium linked to increased risk of stroke in COPD, especially with concomitant use of SABAs or theophylline http://goo.gl/CEr25

Chagas Disease is “The New HIV/AIDS of the Americas” claims the journal PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases http://goo.gl/1P1qu

Cleveland Clinic summit on Patient Experience shares presentation slides - a must-read for those interested in #HCSM http://goo.gl/EnMbK

Doctors are using electronic records more - but liking them less - Washington Post http://buff.ly/Lpb8SY

Only 6.7% of office-based physicians routinely email with patients http://buff.ly/PPdusu

5 Key Benchmarks That Could Make or Break a Physician Practice http://buff.ly/LpbskH

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. http://buff.ly/L0jjQS

The articles were selected from my Twitter and Google Reader streams. Please feel free to send suggestions for articles to clinicalcases@gmail.com 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 litfl.com/LdO8X4

@DrVes: @sandnsurf @hjluks I'm glad you liked the summary http://casesblog.blogspot.com/2012/06/top-medicine-articles-for-june-2012.html - it's helpful to collect the article tweets for later reference.

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