The five most-read stories on Scope this week were:
Best thing since sliced bread? A (potential) new diagnostic for celiac disease: A new diagnostic test developed by Stanford immunologist Mark Davis, PhD, and his team may provide a faster, more accurate and less invasive way to test patients for celiac disease. Their findings were published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Stanford pediatric gastroenterologist responds to your questions on celiac disease: In the second part of our Q&A for July’s Ask Stanford Med, KT Park, MD, an attending physician for the gastroenterology and hepatology services at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, answers questions about celiac disease submitted by Scope readers and School of Medicine Facebook fans.
Abraham Verghese uses Google Glass to demonstrate how to begin a patient exam: Stanford physician Abraham Verghese, MD, gives a demonstration of Google Glass and how it can be used to conduct a patient exam. This video is part the Stanford Medicine 25 initiative, which was developed by Verghese to teach medical students and residents essential skills and tools.
Stanford pediatric gastroenterologist answers your questions on inflammatory bowel diseases: In the first part of our Q&A for July’s Ask Stanford Med, KT Park responds to questions about treating inflammatory bowel diseases and advancements in this field of research submitted by Scope readers and Twitter users.
The mystery surrounding lung-transplant survival rates: An October article in the San Francisco Chronicle offered a look at the challenges facing lung transplant patients and explored why a significant number don’t live beyond the five-year mark, despite improvements in survival rates.