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
- 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.
- Navel Gazing Midwife goes out on a limb and shares her experiences with bipolar disorder.
- Chronic Babe just has to vent…To sleep perchance to dream? Well, how ‘bout to teach, to shush or to punch?
- A post from A Hearty Life about China's first heart transplant.
- Aaah, look at all the lonely people. From Anxiety, Adiction and Depression Treatments.
- And you thought HIPAA was scary? Here's a look at who's invading your privacy now. From Medical Connectivity.
- 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.
- Hey Fellas! Did you know childbirth is like baseball? Well, now you do. Thanks Milliner's Dream.
- 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.
A Nice Set of Lungs
Asthma vs. The Beaver. No really.
Sometimes we need a little medical management:
The Bile Duct
No Bones About It
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.
Barbados Butterfly, on what makes a good dog.
And this youngster should have read Dr. Parker...
Curse you blogger, for acting up again!
Well, I'm never doing that again. All right, maybe next year. The baby's up and I'm pooped.
Organ Donation Saves Lives!