Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Shout Outs

Mother Jones RN, Nurse Ratched's Place,  is the host for this week’s Grand Rounds! You can read this week’s Veteran’s Day edition here (photo credit).

Welcome to the Veterans Day edition of Grand Rounds. Elvis and I are delighted that you dropped by. The King is very excited today because we are saluting celebrities that have served in the Armed Forces. Elvis said that his days in the army were memorable. I imagine having Life Magazine take your picture while you’re sitting in your underwear would be a memorable experience. My co-host and I want to thank everyone for their submissions, and we especially want to thank Dr. Nick Genes for allowing us to hold Grand Rounds at Nurse Ratched’s Place. ….

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Really patient-centered! via Paul Levy (Running a Hospital):  Here comes the bride - at Anne Arundel Medical Center by Wendi Winters (Capital Gazette)

The bride wore an elegant strapless gown and a radiant smile. The nervous groom was impeccable in his spotless Air Force dress uniform and a TV-sized heart monitor.  …….

"The wedding must go on," senior nursing director Ann Marie Pessagno said as she arranged the chairs for the ceremony that almost wasn't.  ………

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Dr Margaret Polaneczky updates us on HRT and breast cancer in her post:  HRT and Breast Cancer Deaths – Just in Case You Weren’t Listening the First Time…

…………….While the breast cancer risks associated with HRT use appear to be quite real, for a individual woman, they are not that large. Here’s how I explain the risks to my patients ……………..

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From tweeter  @IVLINE “For all your fracture naming needs http://bit.ly/98agy2 with pictures included.”  The link is to LITFL’s Eponymous Fractures.  Here’s an example of the great information you will see there:

Barton’s fracture

John Rhea Barton
1794-1871, American surgeon

Description/ Mechanism of injury:
Fall on outstretched hand

Intra-articular fracture of the distal radius with dislocation of the radiocarpal joint. Fractures may be displaced volar or dorsal direction

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From twitter: @docgrumpy: “The iPhone/iPod app "Nerve Whiz" is awesome for peripheral nerve help- and it's free (I wasn't paid for this, FYI)”

Nerve Whiz is an app designed by a neuromuscular neurologist at the University of Michigan.

Nerve Whiz is a free application for medical professionals interested in learning the complex anatomy of nerve roots, plexuses, and peripheral nerves. Select which muscles are weak, or point to areas of sensory loss, and the application can provide you with distinguishing features and detailed information, complete with relevant pictures and detailed information, complete with relevant pictures and diagrams.

NOTE: Nerve Whiz is intended to be an educational tool only. Nerve distributions vary between patients, and central or multifocal processes can mimic focal peripheral lesions. As such, this application should not be relied upon to make clinical decisions.

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The Alliance for American Quilts received 118 quilts for it’s “New from Old Quilt Contest Contest.” You can see all the quilts here. My entry was “Label Me.” The quilts are now being auctioned off.

Click on an auction week below to view or download an auction guide for that week.

Week One: Monday, Oct. 25-Monday, Nov. 1

Week Two: Monday, Nov.8-Monday, Nov. 15

Week Three: Monday,Nov. 15-Monday, Nov. 22

Week Four: Monday, Nov. 29-Monday, Dec. 6

The bidding for each quilt will start at $50 and each 7-day auction week starts and ends at 9:00 pm Eastern. No Daylight Savings Time changes this year to contend with--DST changes on November 7.

All proceeds will support the AAQ and its projects.

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There does not seem to be any Dr Anonymous’ show scheduled for this week. 

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

4 comments:

Margaret Polaneczky, MD (aka TBTAM) said...

Thanks for the shout out!.

Have a great day.

Peggy

Fit said...

Love your blog! As a non-medical/lay person/occasional patient, I enjoy reading about different procedures, surgeries, diseases, anatomy - you name it!

I found the link to the fractures to be very interesting. My 10 year old daughter sustained distal radius buckle fractures in both wrists this past summer from falling backwards in a chair - on grass of all things! - they were stable fractures and just required splinting for a month or so. However, I loved that her pediatrician took the time to let me study the x-rays in detail, explain them to me and show me what I was looking at!

You have great information as always, on here and an eye for some beautiful sewing as well!

Lui,Heaven said...

Interesting tweets. But I came to check your blog blast for peace and didn't find any. Maybe the doc was busy sewing?

If I need surgery I'll go to you and I would request it to look like cross stitch dogs! ;-)

rlbates said...

Lui, I just put the Blog Blast for Peace globe on my left side bar. Thanks for visiting.

Fit, thanks.

Peggy, you are most welcome!