Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Shout Outs

My thanks to @jordangrumet for this tweet.  It gave me the motivation I needed to sit down and write.  I have lacked it lately, unsure where my blog is headed with the job transition, not wanting to lose contact with my fellow bloggers.  So thanks, Jordan. 

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

Welcome to Grand Rounds, where writers, readers, and bloggers send in their best stuff on a weekly basis to share, cross-pollinate, and build new audiences.

Tip of the hat to Grand Rounds co-creator Nick Genes, MD, PhD, an ER doc in NYC who knows a thing or two about blogging, tweeting and now Tumblr.

a timeless and inspiring read...

The theme of this week’s Grand Rounds is “Finding Meaning in Medicine,” with full attribution to Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen, author of the masterful book Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories that Heal.  …………..

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H/T to @medicallessons who tweeted about this very unusual medical case in the NEJM:  Disappearance of a Breast Prosthesis during Pilates (includes images)

A 59-year-old woman with a history of breast cancer who underwent bilateral mastectomy and placement of breast prostheses presented for evaluation, reporting that her “body swallowed one of the implants” during a Pilates stretching exercise ….

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Another plastic procedure gone awry documented in a NEJM case report (h/t to @Neil_Mehta):  Blindness after Fat Injections

A 32-year-old man presented with vision loss in the left eye. one week earlier, while under local anesthesia, he had had an autologous fat injection into his forehead for correction of glabellar frown lines. The patient reported that while he was receiving the injection, he felt a sudden, severe periocular pain and had complete vision loss in his left eye. …..

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I found out via a Christmas card I received last week that a classmate from medical school was diagnosed with early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type last December.  He began writing a blog to chronicle his journey as he progresses towards Alzheimer's disease:  organicgreendoctor

He was a Family Practice doc before he retired.  He was/is a super nice guy.

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TBTAM has finally (smile) gotten around to giving us a list recommended NYC Restaurants

Home cooking is what I do best. And yet, the most frequent e-mail request I get from readers, friends and family is – “Where should we eat when we come to New York?”  And so, after years of wracking my brain for recommendations, I decided to create a list here of the places I go to and like. Some I’ve reviewed here on the blog – Most I have not (even though I have dozens of pics  and the best of intentions). But let me be clear – I am not a restaurant connoisseur. I’m just an ordinary New Yorker who knows what she likes. …..

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I never get around to reading all the books recommended to me, but still…  Here’s a list from Seattle Times reviewers:  32 of the year's best books

………Here are the results — 32 books, 21 fiction (who says the novel is dead!?), 11 nonfiction. Top vote getters were three novels, "The Sense of an Ending" by Julian Barnes, "The Marriage Plot" by Jeffrey Eugenides and "Ed King" by David Guterson, and Erik Larson's work of nonfiction, "In the Garden of Beasts." ……..

2 comments:

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

When you come to ny I'll take you to Prune!

Thanks for the shout out.

Peggy

rlbates said...

Would like that. :)