newsletter update July- August 2011

Dr. Manoj Jain

Manoj Jain, MD MPH is an infectious disease physician, a writer, and a national leader in healthcare quality improvement.

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Intensive care units grow more friendly to patients’ families at some hospitals
Published: August 30, 2011
by Dr. Manoj Jain

Not long ago, when my father was about to undergo a heart procedure, I hinted to the cardiologist, a colleague, that I wanted to be there, too, not just to offer comfort but also to be present for the play-by-play that would lead to a critical decision: whether to open his blocked arteries with a stent or to perform bypass surgery. Draped in an X-ray-shielding body suit over his blue scrubs, the doctor hesitated. patientsRead More


Knowledge is weapon in fight against silent killers
Published: August 15, 2011 
by Dr. Manoj Jain

When my patient, a middle-age working woman and mother of three, was admitted to the hospital for shortness of breath, I told her she had a choice: "You can live for three to four years, or you can live for 30 to 40 years."  patientsRead More

Big pharma and patient care 
Doctors' interaction with drug reps is slippery slope, Memphis physician says

Published: July 10, 2011 
by Dr. Manoj Jain

About a decade ago when I was newly settled into private practice in Memphis, a representative for a drug company marketing a new and powerful antibiotic stood in my office and asked whether I would like to attend a consultants' meeting about the drug in Washington. patientsRead More



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Brain Infection - Meningitis
Interviewed on : August 18, 2011 

Dr Manoj Jain is an Infectious Disease Specialist talking about the deadly brain infection that occurs after swimming in warm fresh water that killed a 9-year-old boy in Virginia and 16-year-old girl in Florida.
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