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In The Mix 2016 (Panic! at The Disco, The 1975 and more!)

Since I restarted my blog, here are some photos from the music fest way back August 2016. They’ve released the line-up this year and it’s pretty cool, but most are not my genre, so I guess I’ll pass. 367 more words


Thoughts on Applying to Medical School

University choices have been a nagging source of confusion and insecurity over the past two years or so as I bided my time during National Service, and my woeful (perceived) lack of direction in life has probably been the chief culprit. 982 more words



Levosimenden is an inodilator:

  • calcium sensitising inotrope
  • ATP sensitive potassium channel opener (vasodilator)

It increases cardiac output without increasing myocardial oxygen demand

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Aim higher but not very high.

When I was reading this story behind the latest Vicks ad about the transgender mother and her daughter, something felt very familiar. Two adopted daughters by transgender women : one wanted to become a doctor but didn’t, and the other one’s mother wants her to become a doctor. 907 more words


Acetabular Surgery - don't get suckered in!

  • It’s pelvic surgery not hip surgery!
  • Potential for major venous or arterial bleeding at any stage during peri-operative period
  • If the patient is tachycardic and hypotensive – it is blood loss…
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Threatened Airway

The anticipated CICO scenario…

Discussion included:

Co-ordinator role – having someone other than the primary airway proceduralist co-ordinate the process to reduce the cognitive load on the airway proceduralist. 118 more words


Prone to salivation

Displaced ETT in prone position

Discussion was around how to secure a tube for a patient going prone and what to do if a tube “falls” out while in the prone position (with the notion that it was/would be virtually impossible to re-intubate whilst still prone). 92 more words