News & Views from Dr. Jeff Levine

Watercolor and Urban Sketching in Italy

Last May I spent time in Rome and Tuscany, eating wonderful food, drinking wine, and sketching the city and countryside where opportunities to make and view art abound.  These are my choices of the best images from my trip. Take the stairs down to the banks

  16.09.2017

Combining Art and Medicine

I love the look and feel of old medical textbooks.  Their authorative aura was often enhanced by leather binding. They harken back to a time before the internet, when medical knowledge was priveliged information available to only a few. When I transformed this old medical textbook

  16.07.2017

Views of a Lost Manhattan Landmark

I was saddened by the blaze that destroyed Beth Medrash Hagadol, the 167 year old landmarked synagogue on the Lower East Side.  The building was not in use since 2007, and I photographed this structure when it had an active congregation in 1987.  When I heard

  4.07.2017

An Abandoned Psychiatric Hospital in Tuscany

Tuscany is an enchanting place filled with scenic beauty, but beneath the surface there is dark history. On a recent painting trip to Italy I had the opportunity to tour an abandoned psychiatric hospital in the town of Volterra. In the late 19th Century when it

  18.06.2017

Jean Martin Charcot: Urban Sketcher

I have always been interested in physicians who incorporated art into their life and practice, and one of them was Jean Martin Charcot.   A towering figure in the medical world of the 19th Century, Charcot was born in 1825 and finished medical school at age 23. 

  8.06.2017

Wound Care: What the Medical Director Needs to Know

This article was published in Caring For the Ages, a journal sponsored by the American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) – the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.  The article covers everything the medical director needs to know about wound care topics such as outsourced services,

  7.06.2017

The Effect of Oral Medication on Wound Healing

Given the accelerated medical discoveries of recent decades, there is a surprising lack of oral medications that directly improve wound healing. Of the oral medications available, most target ancillary aspects of wound care such as pain management, infection mitigation, and nutrition. This article describes oral pharmacologic

  4.06.2017

Skin Failure: An Emerging Concept

This article was recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association and is available for immediate download through Open Access. Skin failure is an emerging concept that ties together and clarifies current trends in clinical practice. Many studies have associated acute and chronic

  4.06.2017

Pressure Ulcers In The Long-Term Care Setting: Clinical Practice Guideline Published By AMDA

Dr. Levine was on the advisory panel for revision of this guideline.This updated guideline is evidence based and incorporates the revised federal guidance to surveyors on pressure ulcers (Tag F314) including risk factors, infection, pain management, treatments based on the wound characteristics, and the resident’s rights

  4.04.2017

NPUAP Biennial to Host Panel on End-of-Life Ulcers & Skin Failure

I am pleased to announce that the 2017 National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) Biennial Conference entitled Pressure Injury: Advancing the Vision is hosting a panel of experts to discuss the terminology and evidence related to the important issue of end-of-life wounds and skin failure.  This

  3.02.2017

Dr. Jeffrey M. Levine has authored numerous articles on topics related to healthcare of the elderly. These include medical history, prevention and treatment of chronic wounds such as pressure ulcers, elder neglect and abuse, and physical restraints. He has also edited a book on legal and regulatory aspects of nursing homes.