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SCI still rare in kids.

This paper demonstrates that once again, kids are quite durable.

The authors looked at 3701 patients under 19 years old evaluated for a cervical spine injury. 185 more words


No Magic for MagicPlex PCR.

PCR really is quite magical. You take a few drops of blood from a febrile patient and within a few hours, you can have an answer of the type of bacterium causing your “presumed noninfectious SIRS,” or, perhaps, the cause of febrile neutropenia. 538 more words


Mythbusting - Removing Avocado Flesh

Not one of my snappier titles, I will grant you, but this is my guide to getting one step closer to that magical ingredient…smushed/smashed avocado, hopefully without cutting yourself or making a royal mess! 424 more words


Compazine... for infectious disease?

Today’s article’s (1, 23 ) are a break from the usual trials that are typically discussed and a bit more “benchside medicine” than bedside medicine.   261 more words


Mythbusting - Feel the Fear and Make Proper Yorkshire Puddings

I love Yorkshire puddings. With a roast (any roast!), with sausages, giant sized and filled for a meal or warmed though and covered in golden syrup for pudding. 784 more words


Mythbusting - Feel The Fear and Poach Eggs Anyway

I have a bee in my bonnet. That’s a lie, my bonnet is practically made of bees. But this particular bee is concerned about the widespread fear of poaching eggs. 337 more words


Dishwashing - man vs. machine

Nowadays a lot of homes have built-in dishwashers, which is for sure a convenient alternative to doing the dishes by hands, not to mention that letting the machine do it saves us time. 338 more words