Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Shout Outs

Mike, LITFL is the host for this week’s “killer” Grand Rounds.  You can read this week’s edition here.

It is with great honor that the Life in the Fast Lane team and the Utopian College of Emergency for Medicine host this weeks Grand Rounds Vol. 6 No. 45 on August 3rd 2010.

The theme for this edition is ‘Killer Posts‘. We asked the MedBlogosphere to trawl their blog archive and dive deep into the soul of their writing to find their best; most inspirational; clever; witty; well-researched; head-turning; gut-wrenching; magnificent; glorious requiem of a post…and they did! Furthermore, each author has chosen their preferred deadly Aussie critter, and we have coupled each blogger accordingly…

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In case you haven’t heard about the amazing rescue of @leighfazzina with help from her twitter friends last Tuesday, then you need to read her story in her own words:  Twitter Leads Rescue Efforts Fazzina Bike Crash

Twitter. Never underestimate its viral engaging power. Ever. Please, just don’t ever do it.

The power Twitter holds for instant viral communication is utterly amazing, and it helped me get rescued last night after I suffered a mountain bike crash in deep evening-lit woods that I was unfamiliar with.

Yes – that’s right. Thanks to the power of Twitter, I was rescued last night by the The Town of Farmington Fire Department (Connecticut) after suffering a serious mountain bike crash where I ended up off the beaten path alone in a wooded forest that was totally foreign to me. ……………

Listen to Dr. Anonymous’ interview of @DrJonathan who was involved in the rescue as one of Leigh’s twitter followers:  Doctor Anonymous: Dr. A Show 175: Twitter Saves Life.

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New York Times Health segment Patient Voices featured patients with scleroderma this past week:  Patient Voices: Scleroderma

A disease that causes widespread hardening of connective tissue, scleroderma can affect people in a host of different ways. From a stiffening of the skin to digestive and breathing difficulties, scleroderma’s impact can be varied and far-reaching. Here, six men and women speak about how scleroderma has affected them. (Join the discussion on the Well blog.)

One of the six is Erion Moore diagnosed after he noticed increasing problems playing basketball.  (photo credit)

 

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Dr Charles is hosting the first annual 2010 Charles Prize for Poetry.  Have you submitted one yet?

Open to everyone (patients, doctors, nurses, students, etc.). Limit 1 or 2 entries per person.

Poems should be related to experiencing, practicing, or reflecting upon a medical, scientific, or health-related matter……

Contest closes August 31st.

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Medical Quack has written  UCLA Hand Transplant Program Announced – Research Study Program And Afflicted Patients Can Apply

Hand transplantation is still experimental. The UCLA Hand Transplantation Program is a research study that has been approved by UCLA's Institutional Review Board. …..

Eligibility Criteria for the UCLA Hand Transplantation Program

18-to-60 years of age

Good general health

Amputation not due to birth defect or cancer

Amputation of limb at the wrist or forearm

No serious infections such as hepatitis B or C or HIV

Patients who meet the basic eligibility requirements and wish to be considered for the UCLA Hand Transplantation Program should contact Dr. Kodi Azari, the Surgical Director of the Hand Transplantation Program at (310) 825-1745, for an initial evaluation.

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Yesterday, there was a very nice episode of the Diane Rehm show on Raising Awareness About Bladder Cancer

Bladder cancer is the fifth most commonly diagnosed cancer in the U.S. and one of the most expensive to treat. Each year, more than 60,000 new cases are discovered and 14,000 Americans die from the disease. Guest host Susan Page and guests look at efforts to spread the word about bladder cancer.

Guests

Sandra Steingraber:  biologist, author and bladder cancer survivor. She wrote "Living Downstream: An Ecologist's Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment."

Dr. Mark Schoenberg:  director of urologic oncology, The James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute at The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.

Diane Zipursky Quale:  president and co-founder, Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network.

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One of our fellow physician bloggers is in Uganda on a medical mission trip.  She has met a young man with elephantitis who needs help:

I met a 25 year old man named Jaffeer today. His right leg is diseased with elephantitis. ……. he is in constant pain 24/7.

He needs hospitalization in Kampala. He needs amputation. He needs a prosthetic leg.
This all requires money.

If you have always wanted to help, but didn't know how, now is the chance. …….

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Dr Anonymous’ BTR show will be Pre-Med Student Erin Breedlove.  

Upcoming shows (9pm ET)

8/12: Pre-Med Student @InsaneMo
8/19: 4th Year Med Student @DrJonathan
8/26: Dr. A Show 3rd Anniversary

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

1 comment:

Jill of All Trades, MD said...

What a great shout-out edition, Ramona.