Once you have read the plot, you will understand what I am going to deal with in this post. The key to understanding how House reached a diagnosis of SSPE in the adopted kid was in a funny encounter he had in the clinic. A yummy mummy had brought in her kid who she was not vaccinating as she believed that it was a form … Continue reading House M.D. 1.02: Denialism
Why this Journal Club? Three simple reasons.. To provide students with an opportunity to critically read literature outside their key area of study: To provide students with an opportunity to critically discuss scientific papers. To sensitize them to EBM. Okay. So this is how it goes… A clinical scenario asking a question on the potential management of the case will be posted on the 1st … Continue reading Cochrane Students’ Journal Club: An Introduction
Given the growing number of medical students from India who are taking the USMLE, terms like steps, match, scramble, have become more common on the medical school turfs in the sense pertaining to the USMLE. This year, three people I know personally applied for the match. Two of them got through. So, when I got the ECFMG reporter mail, I decided to run down the … Continue reading IMGs in the USMLE, 2011 Match
First up, a disclaimer. I know one of the researchers who conducted this short study personally and professionally. I admire their work and what they have done to further the cause of promoting research by medical students in India. So, this post may be a little biased, but anyways, I decided to go ahead with it because it is a very interesting topic. Studies have … Continue reading Buck-teria!
In this special series, I will try to head up to Valentine’s Day with a series of posts to celebrate the day of love with posts not quite so pink and rosey. And I will start with the volatile Scottish surgeon: John Hunter! Yeah. You read that right! Read on, to understand why I chose him! “Man is born or comes into the world ignorant; … Continue reading Valentine’s Day Special: John Hunter
I know. I can hardly believe it myself. All these days I have read Medgadget I hoped what it would be like to be one of the winners, to write that thank you post, blahblahblah… I know every MedBlogger has thought of it at least once. And now against all odds, I am on the final list! I know. Take a look. I have been … Continue reading 7th Annual Medical Weblogs Awards by Medgadgets: I’m A Finalist
In the lethal injections used to execute prisoners on the death row, one of the major components is an important anesthetic drug called sodium thiopental. Under a three drug protocol, sodium thiopental is used to anaesthetise the prisoner, then pancuronium bromide paralyses him, before potassium chloride is administered to cause a fatal heart attack. (1) Hospira was one of the few pharma houses still producing … Continue reading Death Drug on the Death Row