There’s that line about art, “good artists copy, great artists steal.” There’s some debate about if Picasso said it first, but most of us geeks know it from Steve Jobs. Often, I see things from companies and industries outside of health care – processes, products, best practices — which inspire me. I like these little [...]
How does a working mom and physician keep practicing medicine when her husband’s career brings her halfway around the globe? For me, it was an adventure. While it can be challenging, I encourage other physicians to experience the world with their families while still practicing medicine. Continue reading... Your patients are rating you online: [...]
From an article in Annals of Intensive Care: The birth of the intermittent injectate-based conventional pulmonary artery catheter (fondly nicknamed PAC) was proudly announced in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1970 by his parents HJ Swan and William Ganz. Show More Summary
A few years ago when I went skydiving for the first time, I learned about the backup parachute. This is a second chute, just in case the first one failed. While no one wants to think about the primary parachute failing, it was comforting to know we were prepared … just in case. That’s kind [...]
I truly enjoy the practice of medicine. The challenge, the complexity, and the constant evolution, combined with the opportunity to continually, positively, and substantially affect people’s lives should lead to an exciting career. However, the economics of medicine as a business have sapped much of this enjoyment for everyone involved. Continue reading... Your patients [...]
The tests came fast and furious. The diagnosis didn’t. One doctor was certain it was psychosomatic. My twin younger brothers had been born a few months earlier, and I, seeking attention, was refusing to walk. My mother kept looking. Another doctor couldn’t figure it out but gave a piece of advice. “You have other children, [...]
The data on RRTs are mixed but on the whole do not suggest meaningful impact on important outcomes. Some studies, however, suggest that RRTs decrease in hospital codes. One reason may be that RRTs transition many patients to end of life care.
Mr Dutton gave a major speech last week.Keynote Address to the General Practice Registrars Australia Conference 2014Minister for Health Peter Dutton presented the Keynote Address to the General Practice Registrars Australia Conference...Show More Summary
I still remember when my phone rang with an eerie sound, early in December 2013. The oncologist I had seen a couple of days earlier was on the other end asking me to return to the hospital ASAP because my bone marrow biopsy results was consistent with acute leukemia and I was at risk if [...]
Here are the results of the poll.How Would You Rate The Performance Of Federal Health Minister Dutton In The Area Of E-Health Over The Last Six Months? Just Fabulous 4% (2) Pretty Good 4% (2) Neutral 22% (12) Pretty Bad 38% (21) Just...Show More Summary
This free full text review explains the no-reflow phenomenon and discusses the associated electrocardiographic findings.
Daylight saving time is approaching again. At first glance, it might seem enough to just remember to spring forward. But do you realize daylight saving time is one of the grandest social engineering experiments in America? Almost the entire country moves their schedule up one hour. Every meeting, romantic dinner, and heart transplant occurs one [...]
A guest column by the American Society of Anesthesiologists, exclusive to KevinMD.com. Comparisons between the airline industry and anesthesia care are common. One of the most commonly heard analogies is that the takeoff and landing of a jetliner are similar to induction and emergence during a general anesthetic. But there are other equally important analogies between the [...]
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As a nation, we are constantly monitoring and appraising the economy and our financial health. We gather a tremendous amount of information to assess this. The Census Bureau randomly selects 60,000 households each month, unleashing a swarm of 2,000 field representatives to track down the selected participants and assess their employment status. The Bureau of [...]
In a study published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, “Quality of life: impact of chronic illness on the partner,” the authors stated: “… the most striking research finding is a tendency for the partner’s quality of life to be worse than that of the patient.” The people who are least likely [...]
When Google launched Calico last year to find new solutions against aging, people thought that might be the ultimate attempt. Now, here is Human Longevity Inc., which has a much more scientific background for doing the same. Human Longevity Inc. (HLI), a genomics and cell therapy-based diagnostic and therapeutic company focused on extending the healthy, […]
Comcast recently announced it is merging with Time Warner, the 2nd largest cable company in the US. Together, this deal nets Comcast an estimated 57% of the cable subscriber marketplace and heralds a new oligarchy in US media and entertainment. It’s big news for Comcast, but aren’t as excited. Why? Continue reading... Your patients are rating you [...]
A series of You Tube videos on anatomy.