Saturday, September 19, 2009

"Is an efficient physician necessarily a good doctor?"

Friday, September 18, 2009

High Potassium and Kidney Failure Due to Matchstick Ingestion

The Renal Fellow Network Blog is essential reading, part 426...

Matchstick heads are comprised of over 50% potassium chlorate (KClO3); it is an oxidizing agent which makes matches flammable and can also be found in many explosives and fireworks. Unfortunately, it also happens to be nephrotoxic. In this interesting case report by Mutlu et al, the authors describe a 21-year-old man who attempted to commit suicide by ingesting 120 matchsticks...

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Hilarious Journal Articles and NCBI ROFL.