Category: medicine

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Celebrity Medicine

So Prince requests medical intervention from Calfornia-based addictions specialist Howard Kornfeld, not licensed to practice medicine in the State of Minnesota. Dr Kornfeld is many hours away, in California. Says can’t see patient immediately....

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Call Fu

You know you’re finally getting the hang of call when you can correctly diagnose opioid withdrawal with a beta blocker on-board from just a couple of vital signs read back by a nurse…

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Penile Metallic Ring Retraction

Here mainly for the headline possibilities! A case of penile strangulation in a 35 year old male truck driver by profession reported here. Two metallic rings were self introduced up to the base of...

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Yet Another ED Call Night:

No complaint of visual hallucinations, no complaint of auditory hallucinations, no complaint of tactile hallucinations, no suicidal ideations, no homicidal ideations, no reported overdose. Pt went to the XXXXXXX and spent $300.00 on a...

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Catatonia, FTW!

Just diagnosed catatonia in a patient who became unresponsive and got intubated, got a CT, then a CT stroke protocol, CT angio chest, MRI, spinal tap, continuous EEG, flagrantly extensive metabolic and infectious workup....

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Fancy an Appy?

Fancy an appy? That’ll cost you between $1,529 and $186,955. JAMA By comparison, hip replacement seems like a bargain at only between $10,000 and $125,000. JAMA