Tagged: 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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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

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PitA Personality Disorder

KNOWN ALLERGIES: –adhesive tape, –all dairy products, nuts, –artificial sweetners, –barium sulfate, –cigarette smoke, –corn, corn oil, corn syrup, –dalmane, –desyrel, –dust, –fd, –gynelotrimin, –halothane, –high fructose corn syrup, –insect stings, –iodized salt, –ipecac,...

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Vegetative Depression

CC: FO in Rectum. ASSESSMENT: Pt has a cucumber and coke bottle stuck in rectum x 24 hours. attempted to remove throughout day without success., Airway: clear, Breathing: non-labored, Breathing: normal, Circulation: adequate, Capillary...