Monthly introduction to e-Patients.net, blog of the Society for Participatory Medicine

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3 Responses to “Monthly introduction to e-Patients.net, blog of the Society for Participatory Medicine”

  1. Chet Fox MD says:

    I am a Family Physician and am a babe in the woods about this e-patient stuff although what Dave has done is inspiring for both patients and Doctors. A friend of mine from church had a newborn with a very rare condition called chylothorax where the space between the lungs and chest wall fills with lymph fluid and starts to collapse the babies lungs. Does anyone know anything about this.

    Thanks

    • e-Patient Dave says:

      Chet, I tweeted a link to your question.

      Thanks for your kind words but I didn’t start this society and certainly didn’t start the movement, though I do tend to be one of the noisier ones.

      For pediatric conditions I’d suggest trying http://www.DrGreene.com, hosted by SPM founders Alan Greene MD and wife Cheryl.

  2. Julie Carter PhD says:

    Hi Chet,

    there is a fairly recent review here:

    http://surgery.uc.edu/content/Education/residentresources/McGrath_chylothorax.pdf

    I think it’s certainly worth contacting the authors to see what other resources they would recommend.

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