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Flooded with Ignorance - Fossils, Fossils Everywhere!

I think I’m a troll. No, I’m not a butt-naked, frilly haired, androgynous collectible from the 90’s. What I mean is I have a problem with intensely following some fad or phenomenon. 2,345 more words

Science

Slaying the contrastivorous Radiologasaurus

When was the last time you saw a Dinosaur? I encounter one quite regularly. Native to dark rooms, surviving off Starbucks, Dragon dictation, and PO contrast, the radiologasaurus frowns upon “positive dimer” for a reason for chest CT and not providing oral contrast for abdomen/pelvis CT scans. 270 more words

Improving Throughput

10%

I recently went to a movie with three other neuroscientists, and we sat through a trailer for the movie “Lucy.” The premise of this movie, it seems, is that someone has created a drug to help humans use 100% of their brains, and Scarlett Johansson has been dosed with it, causing her to develop superhuman powers. 1,020 more words

Neuroscience

Sugar is Sugar, Pepsi is Still Soda

I’ve been hearing commercials like these a lot on the radio lately:

Apparently, Pepsi is doing the “real sugar” thing.

Didn’t they already do this with the throwback campaign a few years ago? 318 more words

General Nutrition

Why Are You Not Doing Femoral Blocks?

     I’ve been on a bit of a rant lately about how the ED sets the course for the remainder of the inpatient stay. The most recent eye-catching paper to come across my QxMD feed reinforces this. 249 more words

Improving Outcomes

Don't believe it

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Please

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Don’t believe everything you hear on TV, even from so-called “experts.”

Don’t believe everything you read on the interwebs, especially if you found it via Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, etc. 313 more words

General Nutrition

Adding Haldol to the Emesis Toolkit

For emesis, when zofran fails, where else do you turn? Reglan? compazine? Ativan?  What about for the cyclic vomiters / cannabinoid abusers?

I don’t disagree with zofran as first line, I think most, if not all, of us can agree on that. 253 more words

Improving Outcomes