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Pathologists temporarily saved from unfair EHR penalties
The Pathology Blawg has a nice piece and comments on the ridiculous notion that pathologists (and radiologists and anesthesiologists), given the nature of their clinical practices (non-direct, non-patient care, non-outcomes focused for payment) could and would be penalized for not meeting EHR meaningful use criteria like "real" doctors; those who are on the front lines, in the trenches, managing smoking cessation, weight control, diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, COPD, etc... On Friday August 24, 2012, the CAP released a STATLINE special alert detailing how the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) gr...
Source: Digital Pathology Blog - August 27, 2012 Category: Pathologists Authors: Kaps Source Type: blogs
Rorschach Test Revealed
aka Radiological Oddity 020.2Remember this from last week:The challenge was to correctly identify:the imaging modality,the structures shown, andthe underlying diagnosisThis was the first correct answer:CT face Coronal section through lips tongue and nose, resembling a hamburger with a cocktail umbrella stuck in it. The lips and tongue look oedematous, dare I say it angioedema boys, and that’s a nasal ETTdiagnosis — angioedema requiring nasal intubation???Oh, and the other side has an NGT?First across the finish line was our mate in Tasmania, Domhnall Brannigan, who if he wasn’t already a Fellow of the Utopian...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - August 26, 2012 Category: Emergency Medicine Doctors Authors: Chris Nickson Tags: Anaesthetics Clinical Case Competition CT scan Emergency Medicine ENT and Maxillofacial Featured Intensive Care angioedema challenge domhnall brannigan F.UCEM radiological oddity Source Type: blogs
Is Anesthesia Worth the Risk for Elderly?
...When sharing my personal opinion,, I made it very clear that an informed decision includes information on what anesthetics can do to the aging body. Several studies have been done on the effects of anesthetics on the aging body; however the one I often go back to was done by researcher Roderic Eckenhoff, of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Eckenhoff was especially suspicious of one commonly used anesthetic, isoflurane, as a possible culprit in pushing some elders over the edge into dementia.
Source: Minding Our Elders - August 25, 2012 Category: Caregivers Authors: Carol Bradley Bursack Source Type: blogs
Inducing anesthesia on YouTube: How many ways is this wrong?
Really, sir. What were you thinking?I’m talking to you—the anesthesia provider (I hate to think that you might be an anesthesiologist) who allowed himself to be videotaped while a patient injected his own induction dose of propofol. Most people know something about propofol even if they aren’t in the anesthesia business–that’s the medication that Dr. Conrad Murray gave Michael Jackson to everyone’s sorrow.I would insert the link here, but the video has been removed from YouTube.Continue reading ... Follow KevinMD.com on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn.
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - August 24, 2012 Category: Family Physicians Authors: Kevin Tags: Physician Malpractice Specialist Surgery Source Type: blogs
Dear Son Blenderized Diet & Update
It's been a while since I've given an update on Dear Son. I know many of you have asked for more detail on his blenderized diet. Overall, he's done amazingly well. Recently, he went to the neurologist and he lost 10.5 pounds in the last three months. He has now lost 15 pounds since December 20th when he started his real food diet. I am really happy about this because he's eating the same number of calories as he did when he was on the formula (which the second ingedient is corn syrup and this is one of the better formulas that the nutritionists at the Big City Children's Hospital recommended, lol.). Since...
Source: Dream Mom - August 23, 2012 Category: Other Conditions Authors: Dream Mom Source Type: blogs
Dear Son Update
It's been a while since I've given an update on Dear Son. I know many of you have asked for more detail on his blenderized diet. Overall, he's done amazingly well. Recently, he went to the neurologist and he lost 10.5 pounds in the last three months. He has now lost 15 pounds since December 20th when he started his real food diet. I am really happy about this because he's eating the same number of calories as he did when he was on the formula. Since he only gets around 1300 calories a day, I didn't feel good about cutting his calories back to lose weight. I am thrilled though, that even though he can't move hardly at...
Source: Dream Mom - August 23, 2012 Category: Other Conditions Authors: Dream Mom Source Type: blogs
In Calling for Ban on Flavored Cigars, Senator Lautenberg Reaches a New Record Level of Hypocrisy
Last week, Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) reiterated his call for a ban on flavored cigars. These products were not included in the Congressional ban on flavored cigarettes, which covers all candy and fruit flavorings such as strawberry, banana, acai, lemon, and pineapple, but exempts menthol.According to his press release: "U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) today reiterated his call for a ban on flavored cigars, which are surging in popularity among children and young adults. The 2011 National Youth Tobacco Survey released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report...
Source: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary - August 22, 2012 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Source Type: blogs
New Media for a New Century
This year is going to be a great year for our new incoming SRNA class here at USC. We are all so much looking forward to the meet and greet coming up next weekend in Malibu. What is planned for the coming season is to incorporate New Media and “On the Go” technology into the academic mix. Students today want to find information outside of the class room on the go from their portable devices. With this in mind I have been looking into a couple of new ways to keep students interested and focused. A great quote I recently heard is, “Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire.” Will...
Source: Nurse Anesthetist - August 18, 2012 Category: Nurses Authors: David Tags: Student Life Source Type: blogs
The Silva Method: What Is It and How Can It Help You?
Today’s post is a guest post from Jarmilar Gordon on The Silva Mind Control Method. How many times have you come across a great personal development product that is actually applicable and hands-on in the real world? You can attend workshops, go to retreats in Bali, read books by the greatest thinkers, listen to CDs, watch DVDs and be inspired over and over again, but at the end of the day, unless you apply the teachings, nothing will change. That is what sets the Silva Method apart. It consists of exercises that you can use every day to solve real-life problems. Yes. SOLVE real-life problems, not just deal with esot...
Source: Life Coach Blog: The Discomfort Zone : - August 17, 2012 Category: Life Coaches Authors: Tim Brownson Tags: Guest Posts jose silve silva silva method Source Type: blogs
The Challenges Of Improving The Oral Health Of Adults With Special Needs
A comprehensive study using electronic dental records to profile the oral health status of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) has concluded that access to specialized dental care alone is not sufficient to meet the community's substantial oral health needs. The findings, published as the cover article in the August issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association, provide a foundation for further investigation into the significant oral health needs of adults with I/DD and the development of preventive oral health strategies. The study of dental records of 4,732 people, led by dentists and...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 16, 2012 Category: Dentists Source Type: blogs
New Study Reveals Wide Variation In Blood Transfusion Practices During Surgery
According to a new study in the July 2012 print edition of Anesthesiology, blood transfusion, the most common procedure performed in U.S. hospitals1, has wide variation in frequency by surgical procedure and physician as well as wide variation in the hemoglobin trigger used to help decide whether to transfuse.2 The study also showed a significant number of transfusion decisions are made without laboratory hemoglobin measurements. The research adds to the growing clinical evidence highlighting the need for improved blood-management strategies. It also underscores the opportunity for noninvasive and continuou...
Source: Medical Hemostat - August 15, 2012 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: hemostatguy at gmail.com (hemostat guy) Source Type: blogs
New editions of key textbooks in the Library
Handbook of local anesthesia / Stanley F. Malamed. 6th ed., St. Louis: Elsevier/Mosby, 2013. From basic concepts to specific injection techniques, from dosage charts to the proper care and handling of equipment, the 6th edition of this book provides in-depth, full-color coverage of key anesthesia topics, including specific hazards and errors in technique that may result in complications. Netter's head and neck anatomy for dentistry / Neil S. Norton. 2nd ed., Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier/Saunders, 2012. This new edition takes your knowledge further than ever with more Netter illustrations. Whether for your dental ...
Source: DentistryLibrary@Sydney - August 13, 2012 Category: Dentists Source Type: blogs
The Etiquette of Mowing a Lawn…
Before I left for volunteering, I unlocked and opened my basement door and put the battery charger on the battery of my riding lawn mower so it will crank this afternoon. Maggie was taking great interest in all of this. I also put my five gallon gas can in the back of my Honda to remember to get some gasoline after volunteering. I have to mow mine and the late Mr. Ed’s grass. I’ve been procrastinating about doing it. All this rain we’ve been having has been an excuse to slack off and a boon for anything green or living – flora and fauna alike. Both yards are growing by leaps and bounds. My anesthesiologist neighbor...
Source: The 4th Avenue Blues - August 13, 2012 Category: Mental Illness Authors: Andrew Quixote Source Type: blogs
New Visual, Amplified Stethoscope for Hearing Impaired Clinicians
Properly diagnosing patients using a stethoscope requires good hearing to discern the murmurs from normal heart sounds. Yet many doctors and nurses suffer from poor hearing, making it difficult to auscultate their patients, seriously hampering their ability to perform a basic screening.The Cardionics ViScope aims to solve that problem by providing both amplification of the audio signal and a visual display of the phonocardiogram or phonopneumogram. The device is compatible with In-the-Ear or open fit Behind-the-Ear hearing aids, offering the ability to boost the signal 30 times over a conventional stethoscope.Read More
Source: Medgadget - August 10, 2012 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: Gene Ostrovsky Tags: Anesthesiology Cardiology Critical Care Emergency Medicine Surgery Source Type: blogs
GeNO Ventilator-Based NO Delivery System for ICUs
GeNO LLC. out of Waltham, MA won FDA clearance for its GeNOsyl MV-1000 inhaled nitric oxide (NO) delivery device.Nitric oxide, an important regulator of pulmonary vasomotor tone, can be used in critically ill patients, such as infants with persistent pulmonary hypertension or lung transplant recipients, to improve ventilation-perfusion mismatch and hence oxygenation. Inhalational delivery of nitric oxide is a complicated business since only miniscule doses (on the order of a few particles per million) are required for therapeutic effects, and larger doses present significant potential toxicities.Read More
Source: Medgadget - August 10, 2012 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: Gene Ostrovsky Tags: Anesthesiology Cardiac Surgery Cardiology Critical Care Source Type: blogs
New York Times Scratches The Surface Of A Festering Wound: The Truth About Bullying In Medical Training
Dr. Pauline Chen recently wrote an interesting, if not slightly sterile, article about the prevalence of bullying in medical school. A survey published by JAMA in 1990 suggested that 85% of medical students had experienced some kind of mistreatment during their third year of training, and a quarter of the respondents said that they would have chosen a different profession had they known in advance about the extent of mistreatment they would experience. One medical school (UCLA) took these sobering statistics to heart and implemented an anti-bullying program of sorts. Thirteen years after it was initiated, more than half ...
Source: Better Health - August 10, 2012 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Dr. Val Jones Tags: True Stories Abuse Bullying Female Gender Bias Hazing JAMA Medical Culture Medical Students Misconduct Mistreatment NYT OB/GYN Pauline Chen UCLA Unprofessionalism Source Type: blogs
Hospitality is big down under
Oz Pharmaceutical companies spends $30m wining, dining doctors DRUG companies are spending $30 million a year wining and dining doctors and healthcare workers, and are subsidising nurse wages in some GP clinics. Australia's $22 billion pharmaceutical industry is sponsoring nurses to work free in doctors' surgeries as "diabetes educators", and to show asthmatics how to use their inhalers. Medicines Australia chief executive Brendan Shaw said yesterday the industry's code of conduct allowed "support for medical practice activities". He said companies often recruited and trained the nurses, who then worked for free or for...
Source: PharmaGossip - August 9, 2012 Category: Pharma Commentators Authors: insider Source Type: blogs
Codman’s Medstream Infusion System for Spinal Drug Delivery Gets FDA OK
Codman, now a part of Johnson & Johnson, just announced FDA clearance for its MEDSTREAM Programmable Infusion System, a drug pump that delivers baclofen to the spinal canal in a very controlled manner. The system, that already has European approval, is designed to help address chronic spasticity in patients suffering from stroke, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury and those post stroke suffering from excessive muscle contractions.The implant has a ceramic pump system that doesn’t have any gears, motors, or rotating components, so it is not prone to wear and tear. The pump is also MRI compatibl...
Source: Medgadget - August 8, 2012 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: Gene Ostrovsky Tags: Anesthesiology Medicine Neurological Surgery Neurology Orthopedic Surgery Pain Rehab Source Type: blogs
Delirium is a Strong Risk Factor for Dementia
"This means that delirium, or the acute causes of delirium, could be a newly discovered cause of dementia. This is important, because although delirium is extremely common, less than a quarter of cases are actually diagnosed in hospitals." Alzheimer's Reading Room Delirium is a sudden alteration in mental status often described as a state of extreme confusion. Delirium can be caused medications, urinary tract infection, lack of sleep, excessive light or noise or pain, and anesthesia used in operations. When in hospital, older people sometimes become acutely confused and disorientated. This condition, delirium, affe...
Source: Alzheimer's Reading Room, The - August 8, 2012 Category: Dementia Authors: Bob DeMarco Source Type: blogs
Case Report: Surgical Removal Of A Muffin Top
"Muffin Top" Excision At ten months of age I had a life-threatening condition that required risky abdominal surgery. The pediatric surgeon had to open my belly from end to end, right above my umbilicus. I lost most of my colon in the process, but the only apparent long term effect was an impressive seven-inch scar. After forty years of living, the scar had become “stuck,” resulting in a preponderance of skin slowly increasing its droop over the old gash. Basically, I had a non-clothing-induced “muffin top” and no amount of diet and exercise would improve it. So off I went to the plastic su...
Source: Better Health - August 7, 2012 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Dr. Val Jones Tags: Humor True Stories Abdominoplasty Body Contouring Muffin Top Plastic Surgery Scar Revision Source Type: blogs
Good Care Downstairs, No VAP Upstairs
aka Pulmonary Puzzle 017Caring for the intubated and mechanically ventilated patient in the emergency department is no trivial task. The care we deliver to these patients in their early hours of critical illness can have a drastic effects in reducing their morbidity, and mortality, as well as their length of stay upstairs. The care that we provided to these sick, and sometimes crashing, patients saves lives but also comes with a bundle of potential of complications.One of bugbears of mechanically ventilating an intubated patient is the invisible spectre of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). A recent article highli...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - August 6, 2012 Category: Emergency Medicine Doctors Authors: Kane Guthrie Tags: Anaesthetics Education eLearning Emergency Medicine Evidence Based Medicine Featured Health Intensive Care Medical Specialty Nursing Reviews critical care EDCC Nursing Care pneumonia Upstairs care Downstairs VAP Ventilato Source Type: blogs
Only 60% of the eligible U.S. population gets screened for colon cancer
Only 61% of the eligible population in the USA gets screened for this common cancer, according to The Lancet. Here are some excerpts from the new guidance for colorectal cancer screening by the American College of Physicians (ACP): - colorectal cancer screening should start at the age of 50 years for people at average risk, and at 40 years (or 10 years before the age of the youngest case of colorectal cancer in a family) for people at high risk - stool-based tests, flexible sigmoidoscopy, and optical colonoscopy are all acceptable screening options for people at average risk - the gold standard—optical colonoscopy—...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - Blog - August 6, 2012 Category: Professors and Educators Authors: noreply at blogger.com (Ves Dimov, M.D.) Tags: Lancet Oncology Gastroenterology Source Type: blogs
The LITFL Review 070
Welcome to the scintillating 70th edition!The LITFL Review is your regular and reliable source for the highest highlights, sneakiest sneak peaks and loudest shout-outs from the webbed world of emergency medicine and critical care. Each week the LITFL team casts the spotlight on the best and brightest from the blogosphere, the podcast video/audiosphere and the rest of the Web 2.0 social media jungle to find the most fantastic EM/CC FOAM (Free Open Access Meducation) around.The Most Fair Dinkum Ripper Beaut of the WeekFree Emergency Medicine TalksJoe’s top pick of the week is also our top pick. Its a great talk by Re...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - August 6, 2012 Category: Emergency Medicine Doctors Authors: Kane Guthrie Tags: Education Emergency Medicine Featured Health Intensive Care critical care FOAM LITFL review medical education Social Media Source Type: blogs
How Much Does Hip Surgery Cost In Phoenix, AZ? A Breakdown and Analysis of the Data (Banner Thunderbird Hospital 2012).
My father recently broke his hip and had a one week stay at Banner Thunderbird hospital in Phoenix, AZ. I recently wrote about that experience from my perspective. As promised, I will show you the economics of that hospital stay. As you may or may not be aware, most large hospitals get paid by the Medicare National Bank using algorithms that define the economic value of more than 700 diagnosis related groups (DRGs). The payments are based on these DRG principle diagnoses with add on complicating conditions (CC) and major complicating conditions (MCC). A hip fracture ...
Source: The Happy Hospitalist - August 5, 2012 Category: Internists and Doctors of Medicine Authors: Tamer Mahrous Source Type: blogs
Do You Ever Wonder, In Your Life With Chronic Pain?
Awe, come on, I know you do. I interrogate myself on a regular basis. What if I had not done that activity? What if this particular food really can help me? Is it too warm, is it too cold? What role does the weather play in how I feel? What price will I pay later for going here or there? I spoke with a friend yesterday who had just been to see a new rheumatologist. She said he explained to her he does not give his rheumatoid arthritis patients pain medications. I wonder, isn’t that tantamount to a surgeon saying, “Sure, I’ll operate on you, but I don’t use anesthesia?” I’ve always been fascinated by the twists...
Source: Life with Chronic Pain - August 3, 2012 Category: Other Conditions Authors: admin Tags: Chronic pain Chronic pain community Chronic pain lifestyle Arthritis pain management Source Type: blogs
Like A Moth To The Flame
The admissions director was waiting for me on the line. The fact that she called, as opposed to one of the nurses, meant that my new patient was anything but straight forward. Bob's on a PCA pump. His bone marrow transplant failed. I gulped. Patient controlled anesthesia? In the nursing home? She continued to deliver the bad news. A percutaneous gastrostomy tube was placed yesterday. He's a full code. His next chemo is scheduled for a few weeks. I marveled that such a patient could be transferred to the nursing home without a courtesy phone call from the discharg...
Source: In My Humble Opinion - August 3, 2012 Category: Family Physicians Authors: Jordan Grumet Source Type: blogs
CMS Proposed Rule on Medicaid Reimbursement: Higher Medicaid Pay for Primary Care
Earlier this year, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed a rule to implement a provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), as included in section 1202 of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, which provides increased payments for certain Medicaid primary care services. Under this provision, certain physicians that provide eligible primary care services would be paid the Medicare rates in effect in calendar years (CY) 2013 and 2014 (or if greater, the Medicare rate in effect in 2009) instead of their usual state-established Medicaid rates, which may be lower than federally es...
Source: Policy and Medicine - August 3, 2012 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Thomas Sullivan Source Type: blogs
When doctors fall ill
It's a truism that doctors are difficult patients . One would expect doctors to make for ideal patients, but there are actually multiple reasons for why they are not ! I recently was ill because I had an abscess. My surgeon recommended that I get it treated by doing an incision and drainage . This is straightforward standard medical advice - that if there is pus, it needs to be surgically removed. However, as a doctor , I was extremely reluctant to undergo the surgical procedure. Now it's not that I'm scared of surgery or anesthesia , or that I have a very high tolerance for pain , which is why I kept on putting it o...
Source: The Patient's Doctor - August 2, 2012 Category: Obstetricians and Gynecologists Tags: Orthopedic surgery Medicine Health Food and Drug Administration patient Sports medicine Physician Source Type: blogs
A Most Discombobulating Gas
aka Metabolic Muddle 008Imagine this – you are Captain at the Helm of an Emergency Departmental ship, critically ill patients floundering all over your very untidy deck, and you have a rudimentary knowledge of most of them. You have sorted out dispositions for most of the very unwell ones, and are awaiting intensive care beds to become available. You think that you have a modest handle on the teetering pathophysiology of those in your resus bay.Just at that moment, a nurse hands you a blood gas on one of your patients. You glance at it, and your heuristic mind starts to spin; you jump up, piece of paper fluttering to th...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - August 2, 2012 Category: Emergency Medicine Doctors Authors: Michelle Johnston Tags: Clinical Case Featured Health blood gas Emergency Medicine intracavernosal ischemia ischemic metabolic muddle priapism urology Source Type: blogs
Reflectance Medical CareGuide Oximeter for Muscle Oxygen Saturation Cleared in U.S.
Reflectance Medical of Westborough, MA received FDA 510(k) clearance to market the company’s CareGuide Oximeter, a hemoglobin oxygen saturation monitor of skeletal muscle tissue (SmO2).According to the company, this is the first device approved by the FDA to continuously monitor SmO2, as well as the first to assess tissue perfusion in patients with pigmented skin.Read More
Source: Medgadget - August 2, 2012 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: Gene Ostrovsky Tags: Anesthesiology Critical Care Emergency Medicine Sports Medicine Source Type: blogs
A short letter and “patience, grasshopper” – some principles for improving health care
Please read Sanjay Gupta's excellent op-ed today as an introduction – More Treatment, More Mistakes Certainly many procedures, tests and prescriptions are based on legitimate need. But many are not. In a recent anonymous survey, orthopedic surgeons said 24 percent of the tests they ordered were medically unnecessary. This kind of treatment is a form of defensive medicine, meant less to protect the patient than to protect the doctor or hospital against potential lawsuits. Herein lies a stunning irony. Defensive medicine is rooted in the goal of avoiding mistakes. But each additional procedure or test, no matter...
Source: DB's Medical Rants - August 1, 2012 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: rcentor Tags: Medical Rants Source Type: blogs
The Colonoscopy Experience
Today, as Kathy finished her last radiation therapy appointment, I had my first screening colonoscopy - a right of passage for new 50 year olds.Although a bit of a personal issue, I'm known for my transparency and I'm happy to share the experience so that others approaching 50 know what to expect.The preparation is the hardest part. Three days before the procedure, it's recommended that you reduce the quantity of high fiber foods you eat - fruits, vegetables, nuts etc. For me that was particularly challenging since my entire diet as a vegan (who tends to avoid white flour, white rice, and white sugar) is...
Source: Life as a Healthcare CIO - July 31, 2012 Category: Technology Consultants Source Type: blogs
Covidien’s Nellcor Bedside SpO2 Patient Monitoring System Now Available in U.S.
Covidien just announced receiving FDA clearance for its Nellcor Bedside SpO2 Patient Monitoring System.The newly available system features OxiMax technology that provides continuous pulse and SpO2 monitoring in patients ranging from neonatal to adult, advanced digital signal processing for improved SpO2 readings during difficult situations, and a smart alarm that can tell acute O2 desaturations from benign ones.Read More
Source: Medgadget - July 31, 2012 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: Gene Ostrovsky Tags: Anesthesiology Cardiology Critical Care Emergency Medicine Surgery Source Type: blogs
Physicians' Pathways to Non-Traditional Careers and Leadership Opportunities
Looking for a good book to read this summer? Physicians' Pathways to Non-Traditional Careers and Leadership Opportunities Increasingly, physicians are leveraging their medical training and expertise to pursue careers in non-traditional arenas. Their goals are diverse: · Explore consulting as a way to improve patient care · Lay the foundation for a career in academic medicine · Provide leadership in healthcare · Strengthen ties between a clinic and the community · Broaden one’s experience as a medical student · As a journalist or writer, open a window onto medicine for non-experts So...
Source: Non-Clinical Physician Jobs, Careers, and Opportunities - July 28, 2012 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: Joseph Kim, MD, MPH Source Type: blogs
The FDA isn't always the bad guy.
We like to think of all the alphabet government agencies as the bad guys. They are the big brother that is overlooking everything we do, think, eat, wear, breathe, etc. But maybe this time the FDA is not the bad guy.There is a massive problem with shortages of oncology and anesthesiology drugs in the US. Most of them are related to manufacturing problems when they are shut down for failed FDA inspections. Others have tried to claim that the FDA doesn't concern themselves with potential shortages when they cite manufacturers but that is not the case. The FDA tries to work with the manufacturers to prevent shortages and trie...
Source: Caroline's Breast Cancer Blog - July 26, 2012 Category: Cancer Tags: manufacturers FDA chemotherapy regulations Source Type: blogs
ICEM 2012 Talks Free Online
Discussion: Emergency Medicine, Public Health and Policy Making2012-06-27 D1T1 0845 Opening Ceremony – Remarks by Venkataraman Anantharaman (Singapore) – http://wp.me/pR3VZ-1Z42012-06-27 D1T1 0900 Opening Ceremony – Remarks by Chris Baggoley (Australia) – http://wp.me/pR3VZ-1Za2012-06-27 D1T1 0915 Opening Ceremony – Remarks by Matthew Cooke (UK) – http://wp.me/pR3VZ-1Zd2012-06-27 D1T1 0930 Opening Ceremony – Remarks by Una Geary (Ireland) – http://wp.me/pR3VZ-1Zg2012-06-27 D1T1 0945 Opening Ceremony – Remarks by Art Kellermann (USA) – http://wp.me/pR3VZ-1ZjPrehospital & Disaster ...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - July 26, 2012 Category: Emergency Medicine Doctors Authors: Chris Nickson Tags: Emergency Medicine Featured Health International Emergency Medicine Social Media audio free emergency medicine talks ICEM2012 joe lex lectures podcast Source Type: blogs
Sphere Medical’s Pelorus 1500 Point-of-Care Propofol Blood Measurement System EU Cleared
Sphere Medical of Cambridge, UK has received the European CE Mark for its Pelorus 1500 point-of-care system for measuring anesthetic propofol in blood samples.The world’s first such system that avoids long turnaround time from the lab and allows actual measurements rather than predictions to be used, it was designed for clinical use in critical care environments where quick dosing decisions are particularly important.Read More
Source: Medgadget - July 25, 2012 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: Gene Ostrovsky Tags: Anesthesiology Critical Care Source Type: blogs
A Diazirine That Will Knock You Out
Now here's one of those structures that you don't see very often in a drug molecule. It wasn't intended to be a drug, though - it's a photolabel tool compound based on the general anesthetic mephobarbital, which is what that trifluoromethyldiazirine group is doing in there. (When those are exposed to light, nitrogen gas takes off, leaving behind a reactive carbene that generally attacks something nearby as quickly as possible). But when the two enantiomers were tested, it turns out that one of them is about as potent as the best compounds in its class, while the other (the R enantiomer) is ten-fold better. And when used f...
Source: In the Pipeline - July 25, 2012 Category: Chemists Tags: Chemical News Source Type: blogs
Doctors, Pilots, Clergy, Lawyers, Pharmacists, Anesthetist, Veterinarian Recovery Groups
OCCUPATIONAL RECOVERY MUTUAL AID GROUPS These are special self-help / mutual-help groups with a focus on members occupation. Members of specialty groups are usually also encouraged to attend ‘open’ meetings. PROGRAM MEMBERSHIP WEBSITE OR E-MAIL ADDRESS Anesthetists in Recovery Anesthetists http://firstname.lastname@example.org Birds of a Feather International (pilots in AA) Airline pilots http://www.boaf.org Caduceus Group (recovery support meetings for physicians and other health professionals) Health care professionals http://www...
Source: Recovery Is Sexy.com - July 24, 2012 Category: Addiction Authors: Sparrow Tags: 12 Step Fellowships Addictions Alcoholics Anonymous Alcoholism Recovery Anesthetist clergy Doctors lawyers Pharmacists Pilots Veterinarian Source Type: blogs
Are doctors who charge more better than those who charge less ?
There is a lot of variation in how much doctors charge for a consultation ; for doing surgery ; and for giving anesthesia during an operation . One question all patients ask is - Why is there so much variation ? The general perception in a free-market economy is that anything which costs more must be better ! This is why luxury goods cost more than ordinary goods ; why brand names charge a premium ; and why a Mercedes costs much more than a Maruti. People are willing to extrapolate this , and come to the conclusion that if a doctor charges more , he must be better than one who charges less ! This is a useful rule of thumb,...
Source: The Patient's Doctor - July 22, 2012 Category: Obstetricians and Gynecologists Tags: Clinic Medicine Health In vitro fertilisation patient Surgery Hospital Australia Source Type: blogs
The role of IVs and central lines in critical care
A guest column by the American Society of Anesthesiologists, exclusive to KevinMD.com.As a critical care anesthesiologist, I care for patients when they are most vulnerable. Critical care patients require intravenous (I.V.) fluids and medications, frequently through central venous access. These are catheters inserted into larger veins with a special procedure. I believe managing I.V. lines requires procedural skills, managing risks with benefits and the recognition of alternative access options.Continue reading ... Follow KevinMD.com on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn.
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - July 22, 2012 Category: Family Physicians Authors: Kevin Tags: Conditions Hospital Nephrology Source Type: blogs
Perkara Yang Tidak Membatalkan Puasa Dalam Bidang Perubatan
Salam Ramadhan to all our Muslim readers. I am reproducing this bit of information from this blog. We do not profess to be experts in Islam so we would welcome comments from those more knowledgeable. 1) Semua jenis suntikan (Intravenous atau Intramuscular) kecuali Parenteral Nutrition (Fluid Therapy) 2) Tablet NITROGLYCERIN dan yang seumpaman dengannya yang diletakkan di bawah lidah (sublingual). Biasanya digunakan oleh pesakit jantung. 3) Semua bentuk rawatan yang melibatkan kemasukan benda atau ubat ke dalam faraj seperti VAGINAL SUPPOSITORY, PENCUCIAN (DOUSH), VAGINASCOPE atau tangan doktor yang memeriksa pesakit (VAGI...
Source: Malaysian Medical Resources - July 21, 2012 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Palmdoc Tags: - General - Palmdoc Fasting Islam Puasa Ramadhan Source Type: blogs
RS Medical to Distribute Terumo SmartPReP 2 Platelet Concentrate System in U.S.
RS Medical of Vancouver, Washington announced that it will begin distributing in the U.S. the Terumo SmartPReP 2 Platelet Concentrate System from Harvest Technologies (Plymouth, MA). The system is designed to produce Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), a blood plasma with highly concentrated platelets that also contain natural growth factors that “may help optimize conditions for healing.”The device maker promises effective use of autologous bioactive proteins thanks to the system’s “speed, performance, dependable results, and increased confidence by eliminating the guesswork and variability associated with...
Source: Medgadget - July 16, 2012 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: Gene Ostrovsky Tags: Anesthesiology Cardiac Surgery Critical Care Medicine Pathology Source Type: blogs
doctors don't like to go to doctors. i suppose we might see it as a failure or more likely it is pure intellectual arrogance. whatever the reason, there can be no excuses when you need to get an insurance examination form filled out. one way of taking the edge off it is possibly to try to use your conversational skills to awe the poor general practitioner forced to see a colleague in these uncomfortable circumstances. dr peter swann, a tall dark and handsome man, wise and hyperintelligent, popular amongst women, with a vodka martini (or was that an austin martini, i forget), was required by his insurance company to get a ...
Source: other things amanzi - July 16, 2012 Category: Surgeons Authors: Bongi Source Type: blogs
Wikipedia has become one of the most utilised reference resources in the world with 22 million articles, 4 million of them in English. All the articles are written and updated by volunteers, and anyone can edit them…leading to a blunderbuss scatter of misinformation, untruths and plain old craziness splattered across the facts. As evidence based compendiums of human knowledge go, Wikipedia is the Wild West. Despite this, a 2006 study conducted by Nature comparing 42 topics at Wikipedia and Encyclopaedia Britannica found both sources to have 4 serious errors, with Britannica having 123 minor errors versus Wikipedias 162. ...
Source: impactEDnurse - July 15, 2012 Category: Nurses Authors: impactEDnurse Tags: the nurses desk: Source Type: blogs
This is the first maternity leave where I haven't had a big heavy To Do list hanging over my head like the sword of Damocles. And it feels fine, friends.My first maternity leave with Cal, you'll remember, was three weeks into my Anesthesia residency. So I spent much of that five weeks off from work trying to memorize Baby Miller, or at least, you know, sitting at a desk with Baby Miller open in front of me. That was...fun. With Mack, I had the second round edits due on my book--and this was a big edit, since the first round manuscript had the chapters arranged by theme instead of chronologically; it was b...
Source: the underwear drawer - July 15, 2012 Category: Anesthetists Authors: Michelle Au Source Type: blogs