Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Shout Outs

Updated 3/2017-- photos and all links (except to my own posts) removed as many no longer active. and it was easier than checking each one. 

Colin, Residency Notes, is this week's host of Grand Rounds.   You can read this week’s edition here (photo credit).  Happy Birthday Grand Rounds!
Grand Rounds is six years old. Considering things age in hyper dog years on the internet, that is a lifetime. What Nick Genes put together has been impressive. For the past year I’ve gotten to be a part of it. Today Grand Rounds, in my opinion, continues to serve an important function as part of the social network of medical bloggers. It continues to be a reference point for the medical blogosphere. It’s important; which is why I’m here putting this together at 3 am instead of sleeping prior to my call.

Medic 999 is the host of the latest edition of Change of Shift (Vol 4, No 6) !   You can find the schedule and the COS archives at Emergiblog.  (photo credit)
Today I have the privilege of hosting my first edition of Change of Shift, the blog carnival set up and run by Kim from Emergiblog, and designed to showcase nursing related blogs throughout the blogosphere…..
What’s nursing got to do with Medic999 and Paramedicine and emergency care?

Dr Charles analyzed the Hippocratic Oath.  In doing so, he managed to condense it down to 140 characters.  Here’s his.  How would you condense it?  (photo credit)
I pledge service to humanity, conscience, and dignity; I will endeavor to heal, protect, learn, resist cynicism, and inspire with this art.

I really like this post, Is breast cancer really the WORST enemy?, by Dr.  Marya Zilberberg, Healthcare, etc..  In the post she discusses screening mammograms, over-diagnosis, and over-treatment.

In light of the Illinois woman dying from burn injuries due to a flash fire in the operating room earlier this month, please review your safety protocols or check these from Cedar-Sinai: Cedars-Sinai's O.R. Fire Safety Training Effort.   (photo credit)

Check out this video by Kerry Sparling, SixUntilMe, where she discusses “Diabetes and Health Insurance Battles”  

If you need primers on the Flu, check out these:
  • Everything You Need to Know About the Flu by #1 Dinosaur
  • What You Need to Know About Swine Flu by Dr Rob, Podcast Episode 12: September 02, 2009
  • Why Healthy Young Adults Should Fear The Swine Flu  by WhiteCoat Call Room

This past week the FDA approved the collagenase injections for Dupuytren’s.  MedPage Today article discusses the study results:  “Enzyme Injections Ease Dupuytren's Contractures” by   Nancy Walsh.  (photo credit)
Injections of the enzyme collagenase into the hands of patients with Dupuytren's disease resulted in significant improvements in joint contractures and range of motion, a phase III study found.

This week is Dr Anonymous doesn’t have a guest listed, but come join us anyway.  The show starts at 9 pm EST.

1 comment:

#1 Dinosaur said...

Thanks for the shout-out.