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Grand Rounds Five

Welcome to Grand Rounds Five! We have some fascinating stories and news commentary this week.

Frozen

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Alwin skis on Sheets of Cold down the temperature curve in an effort to save some of his patient’s brain cells after cardiac arrest.

apologies

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“I believe we may have left a scalpel in your abdomen, but if we tell you and then apologize, are you still going to sue?” Kevin, M.D. explains why this just might work.

are drafted.

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GruntDoc admonishes us to “Stay the hell away from the kool-aid.” Read his take on this silly medical draft rumor.


Hostile

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Have you ever seen a doctor throw chest tubes against a wall? I have, and it isn’t pretty. Shrinkette summarizes an article about doctors who yell and the colleagues who deal with it.

organ-sharing

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You can find love on the internet, why can’t you find organs? Bard-Parker weighs in on the man who’s new kidney was just a few clicks away.

globes.

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Do you shudder at the thought of a ruptured globe? If so, read with caution this post about Mr. Mattress’ recent eye surgery and the ensuing aftermath. Fortunately, he tempers it with offers of cupcakes.


Distracting

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It’s all about the timing – Nick’s is apparently perfect. If only we all could have such distracted patients…

communications

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“We’ve found an abnormality on your test, but I don’t want you to worry.” Dr. Charles writes about how we layer phrases to translate cold objectivity into reality for patients.

are funny.

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Will Work For Peanuts – Michelle Au writes Scutmonkey, an absolutely hysterical comic about the medical world. She wants your submissions! But if you submit a story for her to pen, please tell her that you want mine done first. Thanks. :-)


Suicides

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Tom at Random Acts of Reality points out that most monsters start out as victims – but I still agree with that first commenter.

pigeonhole

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Maria at Intueri thinks we should make patients view a CPR video at the door, like they do on planes: “Should your heart stop beating and you are designated a full code, your pillow will not serve as a flotation device.”

consent.

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Sure, take this list of questions with you, but make sure you write down the answers… you’ll never remember them correctly otherwise. The Cheerful Oncologist provides a patient’s guide to informed consent.


Shriners

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The Chaplin.News explains how a gentlemen’s club noted for its frivolity came to launch one of the most widely recognizable charities.

hear voices

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Early-onset schizophrenia or simply a case of imaginary friend? Mental Notes shares the reasoning behind why your child just turned creepy.

at lunch.

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Gonna be in the Bay Area in November? This is your chance to have lunch with Dr. Choi at medmusings. Oh, and to attend Bloggercon as well. :-)


Come back for more next week! Here’s the upcoming schedule:

November 2: Election Day Grand Rounds hosted by Medpundit
November 9: Grunt Doc
November 16: DB’s Med Rants
November 23: Shrinkette
November 30: Doctor Mental
December 7: The Examining Room of Dr. Charles

Previous Grand Rounds are archived at an Undisclosed Location.

And lastly, Nick at Blogborygmi is our fearless leader. E-mail him if you’re interested in hosting future Grand Rounds.

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Why there is no link on Instapundit? Did you try to get in touch? Last time I had to send two two emails to Dr.Reynolds. You have to get in touch with him: pundit@instapundit.com

I have emailed him: done deal.

Best Grand Rounds yet, IMHO. Particularly enjoyed the clever formatting. Good work.

Excellent selection of links… this grand rounds idea get better each time I read!

Glenn Reynolds (Instapundit) on vacation this week.
http://instapundit.com/archives/018626.php

Geena: excellent rounds! Thank you.
In terms of Instapundit issue, I have also emailed Ann Althouse at UWM, who is guest blogging, asking her to post. She did not respond…:(
Kevin: thanks!

Great rounds!





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