Several years ago, we attended Milwaukee Irish Fest, the annual musical and cultural experience of everything even remotely Irish. While wandering the grounds, we discovered the band, Schooner Fare, a trio of singer-songwriters from Maine that captivated us with their tight harmonies, their musicianship and their enthusiasm. It was a great show. ………….
I read about the effects of this phrase on emergency physicians at http://thecentralline.org/?p=568, but I'd never really seen its effects. I've been working in emergency while my life in on hold, and I saw one of the attendings from last week in the office, so I said:
"hey, remember that patient from last week? Jeremy Smith?"……………….
………. "What type of doctor are you" is a very frequent question, and I admit I don't have an answer that is terribly complete and accurate. "I'm a general surgeon," ………. So, here's a little bit of what I do for a living:I see (near)dead people.
@rlbates Your awesome surgical hat in action. Entire lab staff highly approves! http://twitpic.com/nisgjand a second one
@rlbates Your cap matches my Operation Desert Storm lead! http://twitpic.com/nj702A similar hat worn by @del_sa
Theatre cap from rlbates - http://moby.to/q1jasm
I’m looking forward to getting called to the ER to see people with appendicitis and cholecystitis and diverticulitis and abscesses. That’s weird, isn’t it? The CT guys keep telling me their stuff is cleaner – nothing too dirty or smelly in the chest – but somehow it doesn’t get my attention. Maybe because I didn’t ever spend much time with this in medical school, so it never seemed like a part of the real surgical world to me.
A NY Times op ed from October 10 makes the case that the management of breast cancer ought to be coordinated and run entirely by fellowship trained specialists hereafter to be known as "mammologists"
A review article on the effects of bariatric surgery on reproductive function published this month in Fertility and Sterility highlights two studies suggesting that gastric bypass surgeries may make oral contraceptives less effective. (Note - this does not apply to simple gastric banding procedures that limit stomach size but don't induce malabsorption.
I am not a newbie with this stuff. I know what it's like to be stented but I have to say... every stent feels different. I know they are different sizes too. I had one for 4 days that was so easy, others were moderate to tolerate and 3 difficult ..including the one in me now……As if that wasn't dumb enough ...... but picked up a whole water melon (from the table). ……The thing is as soon as I had it in my arms ...I felt it in my kidney….. How could I be so stupid?!!!…………So ... I SCARED myself! ………..
Funky Heart has a new friend – meet Chloe, a 9 year old Cardiac Kid! Chloe has Partial Atrioventricular Canal and already fought the Battle of the Operating Room once. But she’s going back……….
Ignacio Ponseti, Hero to Many With Clubfoot, Dies at 95
Update: RI Hospital surgeon operates on wrong finger
Surgeons conduct brain surgery through nose