Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Shout Outs

Sterile Eye is the host for this week’s Grand Rounds.   You can read this week’s edition here.

Welcome to Grand Rounds Vol.6 No. 30 here at the Sterile Eye (photo credit). The theme for this edition is Visual Communication. Some of the posts address this more directly than others, so to harmonize form and content I have chosen to represent the submitted posts not by words, but by 450×150 pixels each.

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Nurse Me is the host of the latest edition of Change of Shift (Vol 4, No 21) !   It is the first edition of the new year.  You can find the schedule and the COS archives at Emergiblog. (photo credit)

Welcome to this edition of Change of Shift. I’m sure you’ll all enjoy a little light reading after submitting your taxes weeellll beforehand, right? And surprisingly, none of this edition’s posts are money related. I guess that’s because we’re nurses and we know how much money we don’t make ;) Dr. Dean (www.blog.themillionairenurse.com) can help with that though. Dr. Dean…?

So without further adieu…..

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A thoughtful post from A Country Doctor Writes – “Off the Record

Gwen and Dan Olsen were a handsome couple with a stunning blonde eight-year-old daughter, Trina. They had just moved to the town where I did my residency and over the course of their first six months there I saw all three of them for routine health care needs.

One day Gwen came in for nausea……

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Steven Novella, Science-Based Medicine, discusses the rise of Autism in his post Social Factors in Autism Diagnosis

There is no question that the incidence and prevalence of autism are on the rise. Starting in the early 1990s and continuing to today, there has been a steady rise in the number of children diagnosed with autism. Prior to 1990 the estimates of autism prevalence were about 3 per 10,000. The most recent estimates from the CDC and elsewhere now have the number at about 100 per 10,000, or 1%.

The burning question is – why are the rates increasing steadily?

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I’d like to thank @Lakshmi for sharing on twitter the link to this article: Why are Your Bones Not Made of Steel?

In science it sometimes pays to ask silly questions. So let me ask, “Why are your bones not made of steel?”

It's a starting point for thinking about structural materials in nature, and in engineering……….

So let's look at the facts. The bones in your body are made from material which has a tensile strength of 150MPa, a strain to failure of 2% and a fracture toughness of 4MPa(m)½. For a structural material that's not good. We can make alloy steels that are ten times better in all three of those properties.  But of course there are some other factors we need to take account of in order to make a valid comparison. Bone is less dense than metals and this is important………

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Via Gruntdoc comes the link to this AmedNews article:  Donkey Kong record now held by plastic surgeon

Hank Chien, MD, woke up one morning as a New York-based plastic surgeon. He went to bed early the following morning as a king -- the King of Kong.

That day Dr. Chien scored 1,061,700 points in 2 hours, 35 minutes, breaking the world-record score for the classic arcade game Donkey Kong……..

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I have @docgrumpy who tweeted the info on this wonderful link.  If you need a “second opinion” then take my recommendation that you follow his orders.

Check out today's NASA picture of the day! Doctor's orders! http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/

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The guest on Dr Anonymous’ BTR show this week will be DG & Tiffany Hollums discussing their adoption journey.

Upcoming shows

5/6: Dr. Daniel Lewis, Family Physician, Talking about recent mission trip to Central America

You may want to listen to the shows in his Archives. Here are some to get you started:

GruntDoc, Sid Schwab, Dr. Val, Kevin MD, Rural Doctoring, Emergiblog, Crzegrl, Dr. Wes, TBTAM, Gwenn O'Keeffe, Bongi, Paul Levy, John Halamka, and ScanMan

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