Welcome to another edition of Grand Rounds, a collection of writings from medical bloggers, the world-wide.
Here are this week's posts, collated into four chapters, with just a little commentary and a few selected images. ……….
………..Now if you believe that the ED is that bastion of neutrality, free of all political bias, I have a bridge in lower Manhattan that heads to Brooklyn that I’d like to sell you. The reality is that politics are everywhere. The question is, how do we rein them in so that we can give out reasonably competent care without letting our innate prejudices control us? ………….
One of my favorite writers has returned to the blogosphere! Intueri has relaunched as In White Ink -- The Unwritten Details! The early posts are promising, as one would expect of a long-time medblogger, and the site design is lovely, as one would expect from the beautiful, minimalist design of the old site.…….I've added it to my feed reader, and I'd recommend you do as well.
Welcome to Change of Shift!…….Now, let’s get started!Editors Pick of the Week and Dedicated to Raise Blood Pressure Post: A story of a frequent flyer who needs the flights, presented by NPs Save Lives at The Nurse Practitioner’s Place: He’s Gotta Ticket To Ride and The NP Says It’s Okay posted at The Nurse Practitioner’s Place.
@Mtnmd RT @apjonas Sedentary Physiology Part 1 – Not Just The Lack of Physical Activity http://bit.ly/hlZrxq VERY interesting
Here are links to all 5 parts:Welcome to our 5-part series delving into the fascinating research being performed in the emerging field of sedentary physiology. Today, we’ll start with an introduction. For Part 2 in our series, click here.……., I’d like to give a bit of background.What is sedentary behaviour?
Sedentary behaviours are those characterized by very low energy expenditure – typically those requiring 1.5 METs or less.
Sedentary Physiology Part 1 – Not Just The Lack of Physical Activity
Sedentary Physiology Part 2 – Can Sitting Too Much Kill You?
Sedentary Physiology Part 3 – The Importance of Interruptions in Sedentary Time
Sedentary Physiology Part 4 – How Does Sitting Increase Health Risk?
Sedentary Physiology Part 5 – Future Directions
…….About 17,000 U.S. babies are born every year with a serious heart defect. Nobody knows how many might benefit from the kind of fetal surgery Wells had. ……The root cause of HLHS, much of the time, is a partially blocked valve that regulates blood flow from the heart's main pumping chamber, the left ventricle, to the aorta, which carries blood to the entire body. …
The goal of fetal heart surgery is "to open the aortic valve at a point when the left ventricle is not quite beyond irreparable damage," says Dr. Wayne Tworetzky, a cardiologist at Children's Hospital in Boston. ….