Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Shout Outs

Sam Solomon, Canadian Medicine,  is this week's host of Grand Rounds.   You can read it here.

 

Welcome to Grand Rounds, the weekly anthology of the best of the health blogs. (For those of you unfamiliar with Grand Rounds, which is hosted by a different health blog every week, you can read more about it here.)

 

The 211 edition of SurgeXperiences is hosted by “M”, the scalpel is mightier than the sword.  The edition is late, but a good one.  I hope you will check it out.

 

Our friend, Moof, is back blogging and writing about dialysis and other things.  Give her a visit.

 

I enjoy all of  Dr Theresa Chan’s (Rural Doctoring), but was especially touched by a recent one, “Case:  Forrest vs Trees” (photo credit).

What this case illustrates is the downside of highly specialized care.  Any healthy child gets serial screening eye exams from birth until they register to vote…………  but at least a primary care doctor shines a light into the pupil specifically in search of an abnormal flash of white.  I suspect this part of her exam had not been done for years, or done only perfunctorily, by the specialists who were so involved in her kidney disease.  Please understand, I'm not blaming them for missing this diagnosis.  I just wish she'd had regular contact with a primary care pediatrician who might be rusty on anti-rejection protocols for transplant patients but who would have reached for the ophthalmoscope out of years of habit and care.

 

Kathleen, A Respository for Bottled Monsters, has made more discoveries (photo credit).  The photo is the third one in the post.  I hope she finds the final picture and shares it.

I found this series when doing research for someone the other day.  The initial photo of Albert Bauer, a soldier wounded in World War 1. 

The first medical illustration demonstrating the surgical procedure used to correct it.

And the continuation of the procedure:

I haven't come across the final picture but hope I do. I'd really like to see the finished reconstruction.

 

Enrico, Mexico Medstudent, discusses how HIIPA is sometimes hostile (or maybe just the people who interpret it are).

In my case, I called wanting a report from a minor surgery a few weeks after I had it done. I had already called the surgeon’s office and they said that while they did have a copy via their electronic medical record (EMR), the actual operative report was the hospital’s property and they couldn’t give me a copy; they just had viewing privileges, I was told…..

Obviously it didn’t, but the fun was just about to begin….

 

There will be no  Dr Anonymous' Blog Talk Radio show this week.  When the show returns on December 4, Enrico will be the guest host.   I hope you will check it out.

 

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