Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 245
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog Just when you thought your brain could unwind on a Friday, you realise that it would rather be challenged with some good old fashioned medical trivia FFFF…introducing Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 245 Readers can subscribe to FFFF RSS or subscribe to the FFFF weekly EMAIL Question 1 What is a HeLa cell? + Reveal the funtabulous answer expand(document.getElementById('ddet769736162'));expand(document.getElementById('ddetlink769736162')) HeLa cells a...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - July 20, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mark Corden Tags: Frivolous Friday Five George Otto Gey Glanzmann's thrombasthaenia Hela cells Henrietta Lacks NEJM new england journal of medicine Sildenafil smallpox viagra Source Type: blogs

DM / DNB Cardiology Entrance Mock Test 8
This study found that though it is often associated with coronary artery disease (CAD), it can also occur in those without significant CAD. It was not specifically associated with disease of right coronary artery disease. This cardioinhibitory response may be a manifestation of the Bezold-Jarisch reflex. Bezold-Jarisch reflex inhibits sympathetic activity (sympathetic withdrawal) and increases parasympathetic activity, resulting in bradycardia, which may be associated with vasodilatation, nausea and hypotension. Bezold-Jarisch has been described in the setting of inferior wall infarction and coronary angiography. Origin...
Source: Cardiophile MD - January 26, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Prof. Dr. Johnson Francis, MD, DM, FACC, FRCP Edin, FRCP London Tags: Cardiology MCQ Cardiology X-ray Featured Source Type: blogs

Warning: Neck Adjustments Might Lead To Stroke
After a neck adjustment — also known as cervical manipulative therapy and typically employed by chiropractors and other healthcare providers — people are at increased risk for cervical dissections (tears), which can lead to stroke, according to a scientific statement released by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Although a cause-and-effect relationship is far from being proved, the groups say that healthcare providers should tell their patients about the association before starting the procedure. Click here to read the full post on Forbes. &...
Source: CardioBrief - August 8, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Larry Husten Tags: Policy & Ethics Prevention, Epidemiology & Outcomes cervical dissection chiropracters neck adjustments stroke Source Type: blogs

Critical Care Compendium update
LITFL’s Critical Care Compendium is a comprehensive collection of pages concisely covering the core topics and controversies of critical care. Currently there are almost 1,500 entries with more in the works… Some pages are more developed than others, and all the pages are being constantly revised and improved. Links to new references and online resources are added daily, with an emphasis on those that are free and open access (FOAM!). These pages originated from the FCICM exam study notes created by Dr Jeremy Fernando in 2011, and have been updated, modified and added to since. As such will be partic...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - November 17, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Doctors Authors: Chris Nickson Tags: Critical Care Compendium Education eLearning Emergency Medicine Featured CCC LITFL collection Source Type: blogs

Malpractice defense: Chiropractic adjustment allegedly caused Bell’s Palsy
I’m the former chairman of the board of Advanced Practice Strategies (APS) and I always find their malpractice defense cases to be fascinating. Illustrated Verdict by APS APS’ Demonstrative Evidence Group shares case examples from our archives to show how a visual strategy can support the defense effort. We hope that it is of value in your practice as you develop your defense strategies on behalf of health care providers. Please feel free to forward it to colleagues or clients.About Us APS is a leading provider of demonstrative evidence for the defense of medical malpractice claims. Our team of me...
Source: Health Business Blog - August 13, 2013 Category: Health Managers Authors: dewe67 Tags: Patients Physicians Source Type: blogs

Minimal Reporting Guidelines for the Treatment of Cancer Patients
Minimal Reporting Guidelines for the Treatment of Cancer Patients As laboratory physicians, our contribution to patient care is knowledge:  this is the starting point from which all informed therapeutic intervention proceeds.  How that knowledge is obtained and communicated is the art and science of our profession.  These minimal diagnostic guidelines are designed to be used as an aid, not a constraint, in that process.  The guidelines are presented in a specific format out of necessity, but any format that effectively communicates the necessary information in a given patho...
Source: Oncopathology - September 5, 2011 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: blogs