fuckyeahmedicalstuff: The aorta is the main artery carrying blood out of the heart. When blood leaves the heart, it flows through the aortic valve, into the aorta. In aortic stenosis, the aortic valve does not open fully. This decreases blood flow from the heart. As the aortic valve becomes more narrow, the pressure increases inside the left heart ventricle. This causes the left heart ventricle...
Pneu Pnurse: When to take the NCLEX →
pneupnurse: Hi recent grads. First off, congratulations!!! I teach undergraduate nursing students how to draw blood and take vitals in a free clinic, and a lot of them ask me when they should take the NCLEX. I tell them all the same thing: practice questions (forget the study guides), NOT until you feel…
Life Isn't Fair
Today is a rough day. Both my patients are young and so sick. A 26 year old with Lymphohistiocytosis HLH (Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis) with multisystem failure. My other patient a 30 year old with acute leukemia. Both with poor to fair prognosis. Families are super nice and heartbroken. It’s not fair. I just want to cry.
Fuck yeah, medical stuff!: Treatments for cerebral... →
fuckyeahmedicalstuff: In the last few months there’s been a spate of studies about cerebral palsy, some of which will blow your mind—in a good way. Max’s cerebral palsy is part of who he is, but if there were any way to diminish it and make his life easier, of course I’d want to. These studies give me hope—for Max and…
Kinect Imaging lets Surgeons Keep their Focus →
ermedicine: amberifical: New device lets surgeons consult medical images during an operation without having to scrub out. FREAKING AWESOME
'Gay cure' psychiatrist apologises for flawed... →
A leading psychiatrist whose controversial study backed therapies to make gay people straight has admitted it was flawed and apologised to homosexuals for implying that they could be “cured”. In 2003, Robert Spitzer, while at the New York State Psychiatric Institute,published a paper in Archives of Sexual Behavior concluding that “reparative” therapy – which can include aversive conditioning and...
Life in The ER: APGAR Scores: The Great Debate →
baffledinbrooklyn: As our scene opens, the good doctor has been called to the delivery of a term newborn for shoulder dystocia. There is pandemonium around the mother’s bed. There are 5 nurses, 3 attendings, 4 residents, and 2 medical students on and around the mother. The pediatric team…
Life in The ER: Admission #75: House MD Finale →
md-admissions: Whether you love the show or not, House has made an impression, especially in the medical world. So here is my humble submission of thanks to the show that has been with me during long nights of studying, fun weekends, and in the classroom. Top 10 things House MD…
If you don’t touch pubic hair, you’re doing it wrong.– clinical skills professor explaining how to check for a femoral pulse (via wayfaringmd)
While working with a sassy doctor
Doctor: So, do you have any drug allergies
Patient: Yeah! I'm allergic to NSAIDS
Doctor: Okay and what happens when you take them
Patient: I die.
Doctor: Really now......but I see you say you're taking Naproxen... that's an NSAID
Patient: No it's not! You should really look things up on the internet before you think you know things!
Doctor: Oh HELL NO
*Doctor storms out of the room and walks back in with a bottle of Aleve and hands it to the patient*
Doctor: What does it say on the side of the bottle, ma'am?
Patient: Aleve is an NSAID....................
Doctor: And I didn't even have to wikipedia that.
~Cranquis: wants to high-five this doctor!
ermedicine: baffledinbrooklyn: wordsthatididntsay: ermedicine: I have now determined that House’s favorite differential diagnosis is Sarcoidosis I have literally head it in the last 10 episodes I have watched It’s clearly lupus. It’s never lupus Then it must be Sarcoidosis!