Tagged: medicine

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Crack is Whack

Just another emergency call night: States cameras in house and being poisoned by walls. States weakness and cp. taking crack for pain and energy without relief No relief even with crack? What is the...

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Leeches, Stat!

Had a hunch, ran some iron studies on a patient with some atypical psychotic features (and smearing poop everywhere!) They are positive for iron overload… hemochromatosis. Now my plan to order leeches (stat!) to...

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It’s About the Dilaudid

So when a nurse calls you for a patient request and begins with “It’s about the Dilaudid” you generally expect the conversation to go one way. I was therefore so surprised that a patient...

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Sleeping Beauty!

I was called to the ED to eval an unresponsive pt for whom cardiac workup had been negative (was clammy, looked a bit like shock, and even had the defibrillator hooked up…). But luckily...

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Psychiatric Call Boy

“I was literally standing in the drug-rep spot begging for a minute of this doctor’s time, like a cocker spaniel begging for a leftover piece of meat from the table … It was like...

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My House M.D. Moment

Hgb electrophoresis confirmed a putative thalassemia diagnosis I made last week on person presenting with microcytic anemia and, after some digging around the family history, a “half-Sicilian” mother. At last all those USMLE ding-dong...