Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Grand Rounds 2:42

Welcome to Grand Rounds 2:42 and welcome to donorcycle. . I’d like to thank everyone for their donations, er, submissions. So come in, grab and drink and peruse this week’s finest writing from the medical blogosphere.

Straight From the Heart: here are my favorites

  1. Not only is this a well-researched and well-written piece, but you can get the t shirt! Seriously, the sweetest little baby I ever took care of had BA,
    and her life before and after transplant was like night and day. Thanks, Amanda, for this amazing post.
  2. Navel Gazing Midwife goes out on a limb and shares her experiences with bipolar disorder.
  3. Chronic Babe just has to vent…To sleep perchance to dream? Well, how ‘bout to teach, to shush or to punch?
  4. A post from A Hearty Life about China's first heart transplant.
  5. Aaah, look at all the lonely people. From Anxiety, Adiction and Depression Treatments.
  6. And you thought HIPAA was scary? Here's a look at who's invading your privacy now. From Medical Connectivity.
  7. Who doesn't love July 1st? I remember one July, they called a Code Red(fire), and all the new interns just heard "Code" and went running upstairs. Instead of laughing and pointing, like we did, About a Nurse exhorts us to act kindly towards these new docs.
  8. Hey Fellas! Did you know childbirth is like baseball? Well, now you do. Thanks Milliner's Dream.
  9. What do you do with a non-compliant patient? Go to their wedding, of course, like Doctor Anonymous.

The Brains of the Bunch

Do you know how many times I've heard, "my daughter's sister's cousin was brain dead, but she got better?" Jake, at Pure Pedantry, tells us the difference between a persistant vegetative state and a minimally conscious state. With charts and diagrams and not-so-large words.

Star-crossed lovers? Diabetes Mine has a different look at two up-and-coming diabetes drugs.

Health Business Blog and adaptive trials-coming to pharmaceutical company near you.

A cure for malaria? I'm interested.

A Nice Set of Lungs

Asthma vs. The Beaver. No really.

Breath Spa for Kids on pediatric ED visits. With a shout-out to the irrepressable Flea, who has something to say about time spent on the phone.

Sometimes we need a little medical management:

From The Doctor Is In, part of an ongoing series on medical reimbursement.

Make your own medical journal. From Clinical Cases and Images.

The Pharm Voice says we might one day be able to safe to visit Minnesota. Aetiology says it's okay, just don't drink the water.

Straight From the Doc offers an alternative to Cancer Commentary talks about Disease Proof thinks that just because you can sink a free throw, doesn't mean you know how to eat right.

Mental rumination can be a good thing. At Health Psych.

And while we're at it, The Happystance Project says that loneliness can be bad for your health.

The Bile Duct

What to do when the object of your lawsuit won't sit still. From Healthy Concerns wants you to Stop Blaming the Victim already. Nuff said.

Practice makes perfect. Unless you're My Life, My Pace, in which case practice makes for a whole lotta hurtin’.

Kim's in Ireland, but her heart's at Grand Rounds. And why is she talking about burnout when she's drinking Guinness?

Anikka's mom, from The Wait and The Wonder, on GI bleeds and mother guilt.

Urostream, with a Uro-rant.

I'm not sure about the analogies, but decide for yourself. Hippocratic Oaf and the coming "war".

No Bones About It

Dr. Jest and what keeps a widower happy.

Neonatal Doc, the HPV vaccine and the controversy it's creating.

Nick Jacobs, from Hospital Impact, on why it's better to be lucky than good.

Sorry surgeons, (but in my job, the OR's last and usually at 3am, but I digress.

Dr. Bard Parker with some required reading for young surgeons.

Barbados Butterfly, on what makes a good dog.


And this youngster should have read Dr. Parker...


Curse you blogger, for acting up again!

keep on blogging.

Well, I'm never doing that again. All right, maybe next year. The baby's up and I'm pooped.

Organ Donation Saves Lives!


Dr. A said...

Great job! That was a lot of reading. Thanks for hosting this week. Definitely the "hostess with the mostuss" HA!

healthpsych said...

Excellent! Off to digest some of this stuff with a cup of tea.

Henry Stern, LUTCF said...

What a great job! Helpful categories and great summaries...I like!

Thank you for hosting.

Tara said...

Hate to quibble, but the link to Aetiology doesn't actually go to Aetiology--it goes to the Pharm Voice. Otherwise, nice presentation. :)

Navelgazing Midwife said...

Big fun! Thanks for the great wrangling. And congrats on passing... and you can't take my kidneys - sorry! :p

(Who's hosting next week?)

Thanks again!

Shinga said...

Ever since reading about the lightning baby I keep thinking about Jak Jak in The Incredibles - so well done to you for bending your way around these topics and having the strength to put it together with speed and with invisible effort (I think that's all of them...).

Regards - Shinga

Hsien Lei said...

Thanks for hosting! It's hard to keep all the links straight with so many posts but you might want to also double check the section for Straight From The Doc, Cancer Commentary, and Disease Proof. ;)

TheTundraPA said...

Nice job, TC! I can't believe you put a Monday-at-midnight deadline and then had GR up early on Tuesday a.m.--you must have gotten no sleep at all! After a little shut-eye, perhaps you could recheck the links; a number of them go to the wrong places. You may have made extra work for yourself by giving some submissions two links each, one for the blog and one for the post. Mentioning the blog and linking the post is probably sufficient. (And minor whine--you linked my post, but I'm the only one you didn't name my blog--ok, I'll quit)

I think I counted 34 submissions--nice roundup, TC!

AmyT of www.diabetesmine.com said...

Excellent job condensing the "headlines" here. Thanks for hosting!

TC said...

All right, all right. Blogger keeps eating my links and turning sentences into things like: Here's why cancer treatment can be a good dog, or some such thing. I've been trying and trying and everytime, something new gets lost. I think I'm quitting while I'm behind.

I am a Milliner's Dream, a woman of many "hats"... said...

Such a great job...! Thanks for taking the time to do this (and include my submission.)

...are you sure the baby was up and you were pooped...and not the baby had pooped and you were up?


Myra said...

Do you know who is hosting it next?

Erica said...

Thanks for hosting, TC. Great work, lots of interesting reads.

Kim said...

Hey, I burnt out ON Guinness! LOL!
Not true, if I can find the Black Currant stuff that takes the bitterness off, I'll allow myself one Guinnes per week!

Great job - you should have seen me scrambling to tidy up the old post and get it off to you before my time was up on the coin-operated internet computer I was using. The only one in the ENTIRE hotel at 7.50 Euros per hour (That is $9.50!)

Am I dedicated or what?

Now, have coffee, will read!

Moreena said...

a baby, a blog, a job, a carnival with oodles of links. (wipes brow)

Thanks for the great reads!

Hsien Lei said...

FYI, the next Grand Rounds is at Chronic.Babe.com -

Grand Rounds submission post

Mama Mia said...

Awesome job! Thanks!