Thoughts From The NICU, PICU, and Nephrology:

The parking garage elevator at 6:05am is a comforting Who’s Who of other residents who don’t have their shit together. Strive to write the kind of H&P that, years from now, will still be worth blatantly copying. The NICU is the perfect place for people who want to spend their day doing only 1 thing really well. The PICU is the perfect place for people who want to spend their day bitching about the ineptitude of the floor teams. The secret to a successful intubation: More anterior than that. Keep going. Keep going. Goddamnit, AS ANTERIOR AS HUMANLY POSSIBLE. There. “So, wie es ist, bleibt es nicht” – Brecht A good way to teach 4th year medical students without boring powerpoints is to teach them how to write orders. Nobody is allowed to die without steroids. Do not mess with: the pancreas. a cardiac baby. a grown woman’s precedex drip. Just because you can rap the phrase “We think she’s hypertensive ’cause she’s volume-overloaded” does not mean anyone else will appreciate it. Bad things happen when sodium runs amok. Q4h labs will ruin your night shift. “and oftentimes I am awoken at three in the morning by screams in the attic I’ll run upstairs, wrench the door open call out a warning (and try not to sound panicked) but my hammering heart hears the voices of spirits that tempt us, the scorn that they’ve spoken I’ll remember the sad frightened noises of an o...
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Conclusions The studies here suggest that certain pediatric patient populations are at risk for impaired psychosocial functioning as a result of repetitive procedures. However, it is important to differentiate whether the association with poorer psychosocial outcomes is from the number of surgical procedures or whether the number if just a surrogate for increased disease complexity. Standardized psychosocial outcomes measures and future prospective, long-term, randomized clinical trials are also warranted.
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Review Papers Source Type: research
Many fields of medicine are undergoing a transformation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as patients are kept away from clinics as much as possible. Patients are now regularly visited by their doctors over video calls, are asked to perform certain proce...
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Conclusions: The history- and examination-based tool is an effective method for early identification of CHD and can easily be used by peripheral workers working in remote places with poor resources enabling prompt referral.
Source: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research
The new Supreme Court nominee believes that a zygote -- the single cell that results from the merger of a sperm cell and an ovum -- is a human being just like you and your Aunt Fannie, and entitled to all of the rights, dignity and respect due accordingly. Can you guess what is wrong with this idea? As I have noted previously, it most certainly does not come from the Bible, not from the Old Testament or any saying ascribed to Jesus or Paul. Nobody actually knew what conception was until the 20th Century, actually, but people knew that pregnancy resulted from sexual intercourse and that it didn't become apparent until ...
Source: Stayin' Alive - Category: American Health Source Type: blogs
(UT Southwestern Medical Center) When newborn babies or children with heart or lung distress are struggling to survive, doctors often turn to a form of life support that uses artificial lungs. This treatment, called Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO), has been credited with saving countless lives. But in some cases, it can also lead to long-term brain injury.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
HORSHAM, PA, September 30, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson &Johnson announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved SIMPONI ARIA® (golimumab) for patients 2 years of age and older for the treatment of active pJIA and has extended the PsA indication for this same patient population. “This latest FDA approval of SIMPONI ARIA for pediatric use in active pJIA and active PsA not only brings a new option to young patients living with these diseases but also adds to the growing body of evidence for this treatment,” said Mathai Mammen, M.D., Ph.D., Glob...
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I just published this post on my cat blog but decided to publish it here, too, since it is linked to a health issue that some or many of us might have, especially nowadays–stress, that is. Watching cute animals is good for our health. We probably already knew that from personal experience, but now science has confirmed it…once again, I should add…I mean, I’ve seen similar studies before. A new study, recently published by CNN, in fact shows that “watching cute animals may contribute to a reduction in stress and anxiety.” Here’s the link to the CNN report: http://cnn.it/2G2hf...
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Overkill: When Modern Medicine Goes Too Far by Paul Offit M.D.I am admittedly a huge fanboy of Paul Offit, an infectious disease guru at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, one of the preeminent pediatric hospitals in the world. His latest bookOverall: When Modern Medicine Goes Too Far, is a collection of medical facts that are already known to the well-read individual, but fly in the face of wrongly-held, out-dated, commonly-believed medical concepts. The majority of the incorrect information was previously considered the standard of care, but newer and better science and studies have clearly demonstrated ...
Source: A Pediatrician's Blog - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: blogs
TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2020 -- Babies of mothers with anxiety or depression can have significantly higher heart rates than normal, a new study finds. And this might put them at risk for long-term problems, researchers say. Mother-infant interaction...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
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