RAS syndrome (short for “redundant acronym syndrome syndrome”), also known as PNS syndrome (“PIN number syndrome syndrome”, which expands to “personal identification number number synd …
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Photographs capture the moment atoms bond for the first time
By Aaron Souppouris, theverge.com
Your chemistry textbook diagrams were more literal than you thought
Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have captured the moment when atoms form a covalent bond. The team happened upon th…
Motorola dropped some jaws this week, when Advanced Technology and Projects Group chief Regina Dugan revealed the company’s tinkering on digital tattoos, week-long implanted electronics that could free you from the tyranny of remembering passwords…
For a while, the stuff seemed to be “the ideal war drug.”
In 1972, Heinrich Böll won the Nobel Prize for literature. But before he became a writer of novels, short stories, and essays, Böll was a writer of letters. During his early 20s,…
This, apparently, is a map of my mind. It’s a little shocking to find out that my mind looks like a sea creature, a bug, or perhaps a vegetable. Actually, “Rob’s mind” and “vegetable” are often used in the same sentence.Someone suggested to me tha…
Maria Yang, MD, inwhiteink.com
Now that we are familiar with the three clusters of personality disorders, let us begin with cluster A. The first is paranoid personality disorder.
A few things to keep in mind when dis …
I suppose the most arresting thing about Manhattanhenge isn’t the near-perfect alignment of the setting Sun with the east-west grid of the borough’s streets.
It’s seeing the way people - New Yorkers and visitors alike — unilaterally decide to spill out onto those streets, en masse, without apparent regard for their own safety, to see for themselves and document this most extraordinary of skybound events.
42nd Street and 7th Avenue / Broadway, Manhattan, 29 May 2013.
Williamsburg Bridge. (via Photo by claytoncubitt • Instagram)
Williamsburg Bridge.(via Photo by claytoncubitt • Instagram)
Maria Yang, MD, inwhiteink.com
Now that we know how personality disorders are defined, we can discuss specific types of personality disorders.
DSM-4 divides personality disorders into three “clusters”: A, B, an …
Star gazers and amateur astronomers might be shocked to hear that, with the right equipment, the iPhone makes a perfect camera to photograph the moon. Writing on his 23x blog, Jared Earle reveals the surprising, simple steps he takes to get amazin…
Research firm IDC today released new projections showing that the firm expects tablet shipments to surpass shipments of notebook computers in 2013, marking a significant shift in how consumers approach portable devices. IDC projects…
Maria Yang, MD, inwhiteink.com
I’ve been asked to give a talk about personality disorders.1
It’s akin to being asked to give a talk about cookies. (Do I discuss the distinctions between bar, drop, and sandwich cookies? D …
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As the popularity of smartphone of tablet computing expands, so too does the library of apps. The following is a list of iOS apps that might be of interest or use for the curious, for the learners, and for the clerks.
- LabDx: A reference tool for common laboratory investigations.
- Acid Plus: A calculator tool that helps tease out the type of acidotic or alkalotic process involved.
- Lytes: A basic reference to the common electrolyte abnormalities, the causes, signs, and symptoms.
- BiliTool: An online tool that has an optimized mobile format, this tool helps calculate bilirubin levels in neonates and gives recommendations based on the risk stratification of jaundice.
- Qx Calculate: A free calculator for many of the formulas and algorithms in medicine including risk calculators and unit conversions.
- MedCalc Pro: A premium calculator that has a more streamlined design and more formulas than Qx Calculate. It also allows you to save patient values for use in multiple calculations.
- Lexicomp: The standard for monograph information, this subscription-based app includes routine updates to the drug database for newly added medications and warnings. It includes a drug interactions calculator.
- Epocrates: For the free alternative, Epocrates continues to be a favorite among my classmates and attendings. It includes the standard dosing and regimens for medications but offers less detailed information regarding them compared to Lexicomp.
- Netter’s Anatomy Atlas: Netter is a household name in the world of medical illustrations and all of his anatomical plates have been compiled in this app. A good quick reference of study tool.
- Pocket Anatomy/Essential Anatomy: Moving into the third dimension, these two apps despite a premium price, a useful study tool for anyone interested in medicine.
- Muscle System Pro III: For the anatomical enthusiast wishing to see muscles in all their detail and intricacies. Premium.
- Skeleton System Pro III: For the anatomical enthusiast wishing to see bones in all their detail and intricacies. Premium.
- Brain and Nervous System Pro III: For the anatomical enthusiast wishing to see nerves in all their detail and intricacies. Premium.
- Radiology 2.0: One Night in the ED: A case-based radiological app that goes through the common presentations with a methodical approach.
- Medscape: A basic app that includes drug interaction calculator, a procedures reference and daily news in the world of medicine.
- Eponyms: For the medical student, half the battle is learning the language of medicine. Eponyms explains the common and obscure terms and signs of medicine named after their discoverers.
- Bugs and Drugs: A reference tool for antimicrobial therapy, the dosing guidelines and the sensitivity tables of all antibiotics.
- PEPID: A clinical companion tool that provides summary information around conditions, include a brief explanation of the condition, the investigations, differential, and the treatment plan. Written in a concise form for the learner on the go.
- UpToDate: The clinical companion tool that is a favourite among the attendings. This subscription-based app comes in both an online or offline version and mirrors the desktop counterpart. Including in-depth review of disease states and clinical pearls surrounding therapy.
- DxSaurus: A differential diagnosis generator that works around your working diagnosis or the symptoms you see.
- The Merck Manual: Professional Edition: A digital, pocket version of the original reference. Disease states can be searched by section or by symptom.
- Toronto Notes 2012: While not exactly an app, this textbook is an excellent reference for any medical student and is one that I read during quiet moments on shift. A digital copy of this textbook stays with me in my eBooks library.
- Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine: This is also not an app but an eBook. An excellent reference for internal medicine, it offers great deal of information and clinical pearls for the hospitalist.
- Google Translate: For the moments where language is a barrier, this could be the only useful way to gather patient information.
- Flashlight: For the times on call where we do not want to disturb other patients in a dark room as we make our way around.
- Evernote: A note-taking tool to keep and sort out clinical pearls or to document clinical moments.
- Drive/Dropbox: A cloud-based service like Drive or Dropbox offers an opportunity to store algorithms, guidelines, or textbooks that you can access anywhere. Now available on your phone or tablet.
- USMLE World QBank: For the medical student preparing for exams, the QBank is an important resource to have.
This list is by no means exhaustive but is a good starting point for readers out there interested in finding medical apps. What apps do you use?
iPhone urine analysis app may require FDA approval, says agency
By Nathan Olivarez-Giles, theverge.com
In what may be a first for the Federal Drug Administration, the agency has sent a letter to the makers of an iPhone medical app asking why its approval wasn’t sought before release. The uChek app analyzes photos of urine samples to giv…
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uremic frost PBFluids Renal Fellow Network Utah Renal Fellows Nephron Powers The Kidney Doctor Sharp end of the needle eAJKD uKidney HemoDoc Global Kidney Academy Kidney Notes ACO Blog Mahesh’s Top Reads allen’s Blog Demystifying Kidney Disease… WhizzBang Pediatric Nephrology Blog Nephrology on Demand
“Don’t throw good money after bad.” Any student of economics knows this basic rule, which states that rational agents should not take irrecoverable or “sunk” costs into account when making decisions about present or future investments. Nevertheless, human beings break this rule all the time, succumbing to a cognitive bias known as the “sunk-cost fallacy.” If you have ever sat through a bad movie because you did not want to “waste” the money you paid for the ticket or finished a PhD program you lost interest in years ago because of all the work you had already done, you have made this mistake. But what if it were not always a mistake—what if, in certain situations, this “fallacy” were actually an optimal decision-making strategy?
When you’re building something new like Sherpaa, you have no real precedent to see how other companies sold the product/service. You can’t learn from others. So you have to build something, get it out there, see how people react, and experiment wi…
Updated iPhone Home Screen. (Because some people actually ask me about this.)
Changes to Flipboard mean it’s now a great tool for science outreach, or indeed any outreach.
If you don’t know what Flipboard is, then checkout Flipboard.com or better yet, download the app. I …
Senator John McCain just interviewed Apple CEO Tim Cook about the company’s taxes and offshore profits.
But the kicker came at the end, when McCain stopped his line of questioning by asking, “Why the hell do I have to keep updating a…
A powerful tornado struck a suburb of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma over the past few hours. Roofs were torn from buildings, homes leveled, and entire neighborhoods flattened. The number of dead and injured is not yet known.
At least one…
A framegrab from TV news video shows lot upon lot of homes flattened by a “mile-wide” tornado in Moore, Oklahoma on Monday. At least 51 people are dead. (via KFOR TV / The New York Times)
Clinical trial day is held on May 20th in honor of the first clinical trial, James Lind’s 1747 Trial on the treatment of Scurvy. The ironic thing is how shoddy the study design was. He took 12 sailors with scurvy and divided them into 6 groups of …