Learn or Die!

This post originally appeared on The Timmerman Report and then ran on Venture Valkyrie. I have a new favorite TV show: Join or Die with Craig Ferguson. Ferguson is a irreverent, sometimes raunchy Scottish comedian who used to host the Late Late Show alongside his skeleton puppet sidekick Geoff.   Join or Die airs Thursdays at 11 pm on the History Channel, which is your first clue that this isn’t your run of the mill late night talk show. The premise of Join or Die, named after Ferguson’s tattoo, is that four people, a random assortment of comedians, actors, historians and scientists plus Ferguson, debate a historic question of the day. The first show asked “What Was History’s Biggest Political Blunder?” (Answer: Elliot Spitzer’s hooker indiscretions). The most recent show determined that history’s greatest “Frenemies” were Bill Gates and Steve Jobs. But the show I have liked the best so far, naturally, was the one that focused on, “What Was History’s Worst Medical Advice?” You can watch the entire episode here. Ferguson was joined by guests Chris Hardwick (podcaster, comedian, Nerdist), comedian Jordan Carlos, and “Science Bob” Pflugfelder in this episode.   Clearly none of these people are doctors, which makes the show more interesting. If one is going to look back on the worst medical advice in history, I’d definitely think the consumer’s view is more interest...
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CONCLUSIONS: Gaps in memory and various memory types were common after ICU admission, whose prevalence waned over time. Compared with nightmares and fearful memories, gaps in memories were most strongly associated with poor mental health and quality of life. Identifying patients with gaps in memories might be an objective way of planning interventions to improve their long-term outcomes.
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CONCLUSIONS: These recommendations are intended to assist researchers in the design, conduct, selection of endpoints, and reporting of clinical trials involving sedative medications and/or sedation protocols for adult ICU patients who require mechanical ventilation. These recommendations should be viewed as a starting point to improve clinical trials and help reduce methodological heterogeneity in future clinical trials.
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OBJECTIVES: We performed a comprehensive health assessment in mechanically ventilated coronavirus disease 2019 survivors to assess the impact of respiratory and skeletal muscle injury sustained during ICU stay on physical performance at 3 months following hospital discharge. DESIGN: Preregistered prospective observational cohort study. SETTING: University hospital ICU. PATIENTS: All mechanically ventilated coronavirus disease 2019 patients admitted to our ICU during the first European pandemic wave. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: At 3 months after hospital discharge, 46 survivors underwent a...
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If it hurts – take notice, and avoid it. Learn from it. If there are other people around, make sure your behaviour is noticeable so they take care of you and don’t do what you just did. If they look after you, you’ll probably do the same thing again when you hurt, if they don’t you probably won’t. This is one description of pain behaviour and how it works. It’s the only part of our pain experience that we can share directly with one another (actions and words). The “doing” part is also the part that is most affected by pain – even distress is signalled to others &nd...
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Joy Jackson is a nurse taking care of students at Wright State University. She's also pursuing her own bachelor’s degree in nursing as a student at Kettering College. Jackson is the clinical coordinator in Student Health Services at Wright State Physicians. She's also one of the Vaccine for Children coordinators for Wright State Physicians. Jackson is a 2021 Health Care Hero in the Patient Experience category. She works alongside two providers, Genessa Merritt, NP and Dr. Marc Raslich, to…
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Last week, I became involved in two situations of pain between the eyes that seemed to potentially be presentations of very serious medical conditions. Autumn took a call from her sister late on Friday afternoon. Her sister had been tested for COVID the day before and told Autumn she instantly felt a severe pain betweenRead more …The art and uncertainty of triage originally appeared inKevinMD.com.
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Hi, I was wondering if anyone knows of any pain management docs in Scranton, PA or surrounding area (private practice or hospital employed). I'm looking to learn more about local market and network. Thank you.
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