Blog Integrated with PubMed

As of today, the Blog now uses a plugin which allows authors to add PubMed citations to posts using the PMID with deep integration to the Read by QxMD service. It’s now easier than ever to cite articles and evidence when you’re writing for! Thanks to Dr. Susan Lane for suggesting adding this feature.

How it works:

PubMed ID

And here’s a sample of what this integration looks like:


Ultrasound: Everyone’s doing it!

Ultrasound is a burgeoning area of internal medicine. It’s just not for radiologists anymore.

Multiple specialties are identifying ways to utilize this minimally invasive imaging tech to improve clinical care.

Here’s a blog post about the topic of Ultrasound curriculum for Internal Medicine


Here’s a really cool resource if you’re interested in Ultrasound

It’s a compilation of small ultrasound snippets of clinical findings



Comprehensive Management of Diabetes – 2013 AACE Guidelines

Diabetes. It’s something we all have to manage at some point. Whether you are working in a primary care clinic or working as a hospitalist, there is a very good chance that at least some of your patients will have diabetes. So, in order to deliver the best care in an evidence-based way, guidelines have been developed and are routinely updated.

Below are the 2013 guidelines on the comprehensive management of diabetes from the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. Continue reading

From Good to GREAT

Stony Brook Internal Medicine Peer Mentoring Program

So this afternoon, I get the distinct pleasure of being part of a new project here at Stony Brook Internal Medicine.

Under the direction of our wonderful associate Program director Dr. Rachel Wong, we have started a peer mentoring program in our residency program. Along with one of our chief resident’s Dr. Ali Sheikh, this afternoon we will continue this very cool project.

Mentoring is a broad concept, and everyone has different ideas about it. Today’s workshop will go into some very specific elements of mentoring such as “Mission Statements”, “Personal Networking Maps” ” Peer Check-ins, ” and more.

As a physician and especially as a young trainee, I may walk into this asking, what is this really about? Is this useful? It’s not about diseases, it’s not about evidence based medicines, it’s not about diagnostic tests or the latest drug developments, it’s not about patient care.  So what’s the point of committing 3 hours of potentially valuable resident time to such a project?

Well, when I take a step back and look at this, the program to me is about 1 thing.


It’s about going from Good to Great. Continue reading

How To Create An Account

Below is a brief video tutorial on how to create an account on the Stony Brook Internal Medicine Blog using an existing social media account.

We Want Your Teaching Files!

Have a great teaching file or case presentation, but don’t have the time to create an account or a post? Let us take care of it for you! Simply upload your file using the form below and will convert your presentation into a post for all to see!

IMPORTANT: Do not close this window or navigate away until you see the message “File successfully uploaded!” Doing so will end the upload, and your teaching file will not be received.

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Which Antithrombotic Strategy Is Best in AF Patients Hospitalized for Coronary Artery Disease?

A large Danish registry study suggests that dual anticoagulant–antiplatelet therapy is as effective as triple therapy including aspirin.

The main finding from this large observational study is that outcomes with a combination of an anticoagulant and clopidogrel are comparable to those of triple therapy with regard to ischemic endpoints as well as bleeding. Possibly more important are the findings that dual antiplatelet therapy alone was associated with increased rates of ischemic stroke and all-cause mortality, and anticoagulant–aspirin therapy with increased mortality. The findings support the results of a small trial (NEJM JW Cardiol Feb 27 2013) suggesting that the optimal regimen for stent recipients with atrial fibrillation is an anticoagulant plus clopidogrel.

Click here for the full article

Predictive Modeling and Adding Nurses Reduce Readmissions

Interested in reducing hospital readmissions? Then these articles may be of interest to you:

Predictive modeling offers the key to understanding which healthcare services most affect utilization, readmissions, and payment, and how to tackle the outliers. These analytics are within the grasp of any healthcare system.

Click here for the full article on predictive modeling

Bumping up nurse staffing levels by three nurse hours per patient day provides a demonstrable and marked reduction in hospital readmissions. But the financial implications of doing so are tricky.

Click here for the full article on adding nurses Website Support


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The Official Stony Brook Intern Survival Guide

A web-based version is coming!

This version will utilize a Wikipedia–style interface. The new wiki site will be located at and is a project of

While a date for completion is not yet decided, it is expected that the wiki will be available within the next 1 to 2 months.

Thank you for your patience while this exciting project is planned and completed!

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