I didn’t realize how poor I was at using the otoscope until this first week of Pediatrics. While I visualized hundreds of tympanic membranes (TMs) in 60 year old men while on occupational medicine, unfortunately 2 year olds with ear infections don’t sit still very long, or at all. What’s worse, even if the child restrains themselves just long enough to visual the TM, I struggle describing & diagnosing what I … Continue reading Free Otitis Media Lectures!
So I’ve officially been on my Peds service for a full 2-days and I’ve already learned a lot! Kids are fun, parents are great, and the pace is nothing like the emergency room or even occupational health, which I just finished after 3 months. It’s definitely a welcomed change. 🙂 While my immune system is in overdrive attempting to keep me alive just long enough to see the … Continue reading Pediatric Tips & Tricks
Impulse purchase! Well not really. I’ve been thinking about the Nintendo Switch ever since it’s keynote on January 13th, 2017. It’s the newest gaming console, it’s unique, the N64 is my favorite video game system of all time and most importantly I love gaming on the sofa with my buddies. So naturally the Switch is a perfect fit: the console launched February 27th and is sold out everywhere till Easter, … Continue reading Nintendo Switch First Impressions!
I love car shows! I’ve been going to them since I was a kid. However, everything with time gets old. Same location, same cars, nothing jarringly exciting means your mind eventually goes numb to the experience. And it’s frustrating since I’ve attended great events over the years! The show I most frequently attended when I lived in Arizona was the Pavilion’s car show in Scottsdale, AZ (map). It takes place … Continue reading Scottsdale ‘Cars and Coffee’
Wow. Can you believe it’s been 17 YEARS since we were first introduced to Hugh Jackman’s rendition of wolverine? I sure can’t. And I’m going to miss that guy! Walking out of the theater opening night, a friend and myself reminisced about our favorite scene from the original 2000 X-men where Logan slices a shotgun in half as the pellets fall to the floor in utter disbelief of the … Continue reading ‘Logan’, The Wolverine Send Off We Deserved – 9/10
The shoulder is the #1 dislocated joint in the body. I would wage that nearly everyone either knows someone who’s experienced one or will at some point in their medical career assist in their reduction. Ahhh that ‘clunk’ is so satisfying! So might as well learn a few things before helping, right? The goal is to facilitate key points about these dislocations from which are most common, sensitive tests for diagnosing and a few radiographic … Continue reading Shoulder Dislocations 101
So I know a guy. That’s because he’s the 4th year medical student I’ve worked with all month. By happenstance we chatted about fun rotations/services we’ve been on and he mentioned Dermatology. Now I think Derm is “unique” to say the least: It requires the highest board scores & medical school GPA’s to match. The residences/attending’s are some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet (second to pediatricians) and importantly … Continue reading Free Dermatology Lectures
Provided are 2 radiographs: One PA chest & one AP pelvis. Attempt to interpret them to the best of your abilities (hopefully using my tutorial for the CXR) and let me know what dysfunctions/anomalies you find in the comment section below. Secrete nugget, they’re mine. 😉 Happy huntings! P.S. I found 4… Image Credit:  Continue reading Sunday Funday: Interpret These X-rays!
It’s crazy how fast medicine changes! It first hits you when your preceptor references some archaic medical skill you’ve never heard of or when you get word some legendary older attending retired because they weren’t efficient using a computer (seriously, it’s quite common). But then it starts getting weird. Some fresh out of residency attending attempts to give you studying advice only to give them a strange stare since … Continue reading Updated Burn Scale
If you haven’t read my earlier post about simple foreign body removal from the eye please do so since a lot of the material covered will be similar. However, treating a chemical or fine particle injury to the eye is very different. Hence this writeup. Here, there’s nothing physical in the eye to remove but the patient is still in significant pain. I can remember specifically one patient who got a face-full … Continue reading Simple Chemical Burns to the Eye