CPCP: Opiate Withdrawal by Jenny Preinitz Pharm.D.

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I’m proud to announce this new Clinical Problems in Consultation Psychiatry (CPCP) on managing detoxification from opiates and more from jenny Preinitz, PharmD. I gotta tell you I’m not used to having a pharmacist riding with our team but I’ve always hoped for it. She’s been a tremendous asset this month and I’m sure hoping […]

Psychiatry Consultation and The John Henry Effect

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One of my administrators dropped by my office, notifying me that the psychiatry consultation service is down on Relative Value Units (RVUs) in the last few months and asked what I was doing in August. I was off service. Now that doesn’t mean that the service shut down for the month, because I’m one of […]

Cautious Optimism About Biomarkers for Psychiatric Illness

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So my wife saved one of those popular online medical news items for me to read yesterday. This is another one expressing a lot of enthusiasm for biomarkers related to psychiatric disorders and suicidality. I have just a few cautionary remarks on the article and the open access study the reporter highlighted, both of which […]

3D-CAM: A New Delirium Screener

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The link below takes to the Annals of Internal Medicine article on a new Confusion Assessment Method (CAM) derivative called the 3D-CAM [1]. 3D-CAM: Derivation and Validation of a 3-Minute Diagnostic Interview for CAM-Defined Delirium: A Cross-sectional Diagnostic Test Study3D-CAM: Derivation and Validation of a 3-Minute Interview for Delirium | Annals of Internal Medicine. Note […]

What is the Psychiatrist’s Role in the Ebola Outbreak?

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The latest Psychiatric News issue carried a story about the mental health needs of West African patients, families and health care workers stricken by the Ebola crisis. PsychiatryOnline | Psychiatric News | News Article http://t.co/6AvRMgmWCT — James Amos (@jamostheelder) October 25, 2014 Coupled with what I learned at a recent informational forum I attended at […]