Category Archives: medicine
OK, I was sent a nice, likely canned, email asking if I’d point to Kimberly-Clark Health Care’s Healthcare-Associated Infection website. It seems to have a bunch of information. Remember to use your Kleenex™.
Since I’m sure all members of Congress will have the opportunity to read and comprehend the entirety of whatever is the current healthcare legislation the following small steps to improve the situation will be meaningless. I have 3 simple proposals … Continue reading
Nationalized/Universal healthcare will happen. Obama ran on it and he intends to deliver. What’s more, I can see a manner in which the country will flock to it under the current free market insurance system. First, the federal government will … Continue reading
I had a very interesting case the other evening. First, for the uninitiated, it’s usually a bad sign when the surgeon says it was a very interesting case. Generally routine is best. Anyway, nice 50ish year old female with few … Continue reading
So here I am in NYC at the American Society of General Surgeons clinical meeting. The program is correctly termed controversies as I’m quite certain many of the described treatment paths would cause you to fail your oral boards. Of … Continue reading
The California Supreme Court has just handed down a ruling. Discrimination is bad, I get it and it shouldn’t happen. I’m not going to argue the merits of the case but I’m curious to know if anyone else thinks that … Continue reading
I’ve been getting to the point lately that the system needs to undergo some catastrophic collapse before it will get better. As the Happy Hospitalist says: Here’s my position. It’s time to let the cuts stand. Congress should not reverse … Continue reading
In comes someone with a penetrating injury to the chest, CPR in progress. This is always a bad sign. Into the trauma bay, no pulse, no pressure, no tracing. A quick ED thoracotomy later and I find a pericardium that … Continue reading
Boy I’d really like to try some of this QuickClot stuff in the OR. I think it would be great to use for a planned second look.