Lisa Rosenbaum.

Lisa Rosenbaum, M.D .: Transitional Enduring or Chaos Damage? The EHR and the Disruption of Medicine A decade ago, a primary care physician I admired appeared to come undone. His performance had derived not from rushing between patients but from understanding them so well that his charting was effortless and fast. But all of a sudden he became distracted, losing his grip on the facts of his patients’ lives. He slumped around, shirt half-untucked, perpetually pulling a yellowed handkerchief from his pocket to clean his perspiring forehead. Everyone worried he was ill. His problem, however, ended up being the electronic wellness record . Investigating the main causes, Wachter discovers design flaws, such as defaulting to certain devices for medication dosing and alerts rendered meaningless by their sheer quantity.

7 million women that are pregnant in sub-Saharan Africa infected with hookworms A study published by PLoS reveals that between a quarter and a third of pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa, or almost 7 million, are infected with hookworms, putting them at risk of anaemia. Hookworm an infection is among the major causes of anaemia in poor countries but its importance in leading to maternal anaemia is badly understood, which includes hampered effective lobbying for the inclusion of treatment with anthelmintics in maternal health deals. Simon Brooker, a Reader in Tropical Epidemiology and Disease Control at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, together with colleagues from the George Washington University and the Globe Bank, sought to review existing evidence on the part of hookworm as a risk element for anaemia in pregnant women, and to estimate the number of hookworm infections in ladies sub-Saharan Africa.