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Mediku | Café World

January 10, 2013


ICU beds are limited, and are much more expensive than “regular” floor beds (costing up to thousands of dollars each day).  Therefore, patients in the ICU are frequently assessed & re-assessed for the level of care their illness necessitates – their “candidacy” for ICU-level care, if you will.  Clinical evaluations aside, there are certain signs […]

Mediku | Well, I’m Allergic to Bullsh*t

October 20, 2012


This mediku comes from my buddy Vince (@ER_DrTobe2013) and was inspired by an all-too-common occurrence in his field of his choice, Emergency Medicine.  Patients who are so-called “frequent-fliers” are often mysteriously allergic to first-tier painkillers, but not “that one that begins with.. a D, I think?”  Enjoy: My back is hurting I’m allergic to morphine […]

Pediatrics in the Hood

April 18, 2012


I thought my last clerkship as a third year medical student deserved something more memorable than the typical medical haiku I write.  In its stead I submit to you a David Letterman style Top Ten, drawn 100% from actual events. So, without further ado: The Top Ten Signs You are a Medical Student Practicing Pediatrics […]

Mediku | You Say ‘To-may-toh,’ I Say ‘To-mah-toh’

March 11, 2012


So, as Obstetrics & Gynecology comes to a close, I’ve noticed something – just as in other surgical specialties, old school docs and nurses love to use the term “sontimeter” in place of centimeter.  In fact, I’ve been hearing it twice as much because of the frequency ultrasounds are discussed in this specialty. Anyway, I […]

Mediku | Smooth Move

July 1, 2011


As my surgery clerkship winds down, I’d like to share with you a pearl of wisdom I gleaned from my first resident as he was teaching an intern which common orders to write for post-op patients. What do patients need? “A god damn stool softener!” Says my resident. See?  Being a surgeon is easy.  Stay […]

Great Quotes in Medicine | Vampires Suck

February 25, 2011


I’m definitely not a fan of the “vampire craze” that has swept the nation (world?) over the past few years.  That’s why, during a recent GI lecture, I found this quote so entertaining: “Blood is a tremendous cathartic — they never talk about this in the vampire movies, but they should!  All of those vampires […]

Great Quotes in Medicine | Sticks & Stones

February 13, 2011


A little over a month ago, we got a lecture on psychiatric emergencies.  The psychiatrist lecturing had given other talks, so I knew he had a bit of a mouth on him (and I’m convinced he gets away with it because of his charming Southern Drawl).  However, while telling us about agitated patients, he really […]