Why The ER Doctor Asks Patients What’s Happening At Home http://t.co/pxZjjye1J3— Joshua Schwimmer, MD (@joshuaschwimmer) November 30, 2014
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Why The ER Doctor Asks Patients What’s Happening At Home http://t.co/pxZjjye1J3— Joshua Schwimmer, MD (@joshuaschwimmer) November 30, 2014
Portrait of NGC 281 via NASA
Based off of a television game show, the Monty Hall problem begins with a contestant finding herself in front of three doors. She is told that behind one of them is a car, while behind the other two there are goats. Since it is presumed that contestants want to win cars not goats, if nothing else for their resale value, there is a one-third chance of choosing the car and winning.
But now here’s the twist. After the contestant chooses a door, the game show host has another door opened and the contestant is shown a goat. Should she stick with the door she has originally chosen, or switch to the remaining unopened door?”
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer" http://t.co/j9o8VZl7QK— Joshua Schwimmer, MD (@joshuaschwimmer) November 28, 2014
Ferguson, MO | November 25, 2014
A protester points out the origin of a smoke bomb thrown at a police and national guard formation outside the Ferguson police department, the night after riots rocked this St Louis Suburb.
I was profoundly disturbed to witness these protests, this injustice. To watch excessive and illogical police tactics, to see instigators taking advantage of the chaos to ransack and loot.
Throughout my career I have witnessed atrocities and injustice beyond comprehension. But I have also been lucky enough to have experienced true friendship, generosity and kindness.
To my friends and family I give thanks.
#photojournalism #documentary #reportage #new #ferguson by benlowy http://instagram.com/p/v6waNnvRAH/
fMRI by xkcd. http://t.co/ivGzO3rrVs— Joshua Schwimmer, MD (@joshuaschwimmer) November 28, 2014
I’m thankful for Kanye. by humzadeas http://instagram.com/p/v6V7HgkqCM/
Great take down of the theory of disruption. http://t.co/yyoNuJL2r6— Joel Topf (@kidney_boy) November 28, 2014
stuffed bloated full like this guy by helloreilly http://instagram.com/p/v6aZq1LeHL/
#Repost from @cincykidsrad ・・・
Four images of amazing #Thanksgiving treats. What are the #findings in each image? Can you identify the items? Comment with your responses below! Answers will be posted later today.
#ThoraxThursday #ThoracicThursday #MRI #CT #xray #ultrasound #ThanksQuizzing #FOAMed #MedEd #pediatrics #kids #children #radiology #medicine by figure1 http://instagram.com/p/v6W4WKGVAc/
Reading “The Psychopath Inside: A Neuroscientist’s Personal Journey into the Dark Side of the Brain” by @JamesHFallon http://t.co/zYX3vxVN4K— Joshua Schwimmer, MD (@joshuaschwimmer) November 26, 2014
We’ve selected our image of the week. A 46 year-old female patient presented with bright reddish-orange urine. She had no recent illness and was otherwise asymptomatic. Upon further discussion, the patient acknowledged recently eating beets. Which diagnosis should be investigated? Find out on Figure 1. by figure1 http://instagram.com/p/v3zwZMmVEL/
Winners of the Society of Biology’s 2014 Photography Competition http://t.co/ycUEkmHoAq— Joshua Schwimmer, MD (@joshuaschwimmer) November 26, 2014
F.D.A. to Announce Sweeping Calorie Rules for Restaurants http://t.co/FFvsLlZBnk— Joshua Schwimmer, MD (@joshuaschwimmer) November 26, 2014
Currently reading: “Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free” by Cory @Doctorow http://t.co/tVyYreabh7— Joshua Schwimmer, MD (@joshuaschwimmer) November 25, 2014
First, in medicine and society, we have failed to recognize that people have priorities that they need us to serve besides just living longer. Second, the best way to learn those priorities is to ask about them. Hence the wide expert agreement that payment systems should enable health professionals to take sufficient time to have such discussions and tune care accordingly.
I also discovered that the discussions most successful clinicians had with patients involved just a few important questions that often unlocked transformative possibilities: (1) What is their understanding of their health or condition? (2) What are their goals if their health worsens? (3) What are their fears? and (4) What are the trade-offs they are willing to make and not willing to make? These discussions must be repeated over time, because people’s answers change. But people can and should insist that others know and respect their priorities.”
Red November. by humzadeas http://instagram.com/p/vzUBgrEqN5/
Testing the #Homescreen app: https://t.co/HQg18BEy3e pic.twitter.com/yHQexEH5tI— Joshua Schwimmer, MD (@joshuaschwimmer) November 25, 2014
Recommended iPhone apps (cont): @OmniFocus, @OvercastFM, @UpToDate, @VesperApp, @VSCO, @WeatherlineApp. pic.twitter.com/pBRDFOTPzG— Joshua Schwimmer, MD (@joshuaschwimmer) November 24, 2014
This patient arrived in the ER unsure of why his fingernails had become so dark. His hemoglobin was found to be 22 g/dL and he explained that his skin became itchy after a shower. These findings are typical of polycythemia vera, one of the chronic myeloproliferative diseases, which is characterized by an elevated hemoglobin, pruritus upon bathing, erythromelalgia (red, painful extremities), and thrombosis. Do you know what other indicators may be present for polycythemia vera? by figure1 http://instagram.com/p/vy3574mVIL/
Recommended iPhone apps (cont.): @Instapaper, @iPrescribe, @LaunchCenterPro, @LevelMoney, @NTMonkeys, @Oggl … pic.twitter.com/mSiYEtf0Ky— Joshua Schwimmer, MD (@joshuaschwimmer) November 24, 2014
Recommended iPhone apps (cont.): @DraftsApp, @DueApp, @Evernote, @Flexibits, @GoogleDrive, @Humin … pic.twitter.com/iNtLmHdXtT— Joshua Schwimmer, MD (@joshuaschwimmer) November 24, 2014
Recommended iPhone apps: @AmazonKindle, @AvocadoHills, @BeatsMusic, @BywordApp, @CannonballHQ, @Doximity … pic.twitter.com/SESIaw8nv5— Joshua Schwimmer, MD (@joshuaschwimmer) November 24, 2014
A massively detailed “Sleep No More” data file of tips and analysis: https://t.co/C3p7cGSH6T #sleepnomore— Joshua Schwimmer, MD (@joshuaschwimmer) November 24, 2014
Diblasio and Spencer at BH - high fiving and kissing the 17 nurses who took care of him pic.twitter.com/Gd4z3l55tl— David S Goldfarb (@weddellite) November 11, 2014
Twitter for nephrologists (and other health care professionals) by @kidney_boy http://t.co/2s7TNogZ1h— Joshua Schwimmer, MD (@joshuaschwimmer) November 23, 2014
Solar Flare from a Sharper Sun via NASA http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap141122.html
M1: The Crab Nebula via NASA http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap141121.html
Do you know what could have caused this case of purple urine bag syndrome? by figure1 http://instagram.com/p/vqqONKmVOv/
LDN 988: Dark Nebula in Cygnus via NASA http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap141120.html
The science of not believing science. http://t.co/DFCm2tnIOJ— Joshua Schwimmer, MD (@joshuaschwimmer) November 21, 2014
Bright Spiral Galaxy M81 via NASA http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap141119.html
"The Rise of the Professional Cyber Athlete" in The New Yorker. (Featuring Scarlett.) http://t.co/jCfRZh0hEH— Joshua Schwimmer, MD (@joshuaschwimmer) November 20, 2014
Cecily and Scarlett. Congratulations, @NatashaSingh and @ShyamToprani! pic.twitter.com/r7mbt5MNkg— Joshua Schwimmer, MD (@joshuaschwimmer) November 20, 2014
Currently Reading: The Art of Asking by @amandapalmer http://t.co/utUMDU3mmR— Joshua Schwimmer, MD (@joshuaschwimmer) November 20, 2014
Patient Safety, Swiss Cheese and the Secret Service by @iranash http://t.co/TqWSCKmiMi— Joshua Schwimmer, MD (@joshuaschwimmer) November 20, 2014
We’ve selected our image of the week. Bullous emphysema, seen most frequently in smokers, is characterized by damage to the alveolar walls, causing the formation of large air spaces. These giant bullae, which can grow up to 20 centimeters in diameter, can be removed surgically to improve exercise capacity in carefully selected patients. Do you know the indicators for bullectomy? View this image on Figure 1 to find out. by figure1 http://instagram.com/p/vmLFwymVBB/
Star Formation in the Tadpole Nebula via NASA http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap141118.html
I love Google’s new “Inbox” email app, but apparently internally it was so controversial it almost wasn’t released. http://t.co/FEEC5XGfjx— Joshua Schwimmer, MD (@joshuaschwimmer) November 19, 2014
A wall of #snow coming off the river into #Buffalo, NY. Photo: @joseph_video by breakingnews http://instagram.com/p/vi_U17hPFi/
The Double Dust Disks of HD 95086 via NASA http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap141117.html
http://t.co/JLWIRq2d7J is a featured Medicine and Technology blog. (Thanks, @Tumblr!) https://t.co/JtEeAFgB24 https://t.co/Sdu98c9Vpt— Joshua Schwimmer, MD (@joshuaschwimmer) November 18, 2014
Jonty Hurwitz’s Nano Sculptures: Between science and Myth
Size matters. Anamophic artist Jonty Hurwitz’s new sculpture series recreates the smallest human form ever at 20x80x100 microns, or roughly the scale of a human sperm. According to Hurwitz’s website, the size of these sculptures approximately equals the amount your fingernails grow every 5 or 6 hours. These tiny art works are too small to be seen by the naked eye!
These new nano sculptures, “Trust”, “Cupid and Psyche: The First Kiss”, and “Intensity”, explore the idea of science vs. legend, myth vs. reality. Created with a ground-breaking 3D printing technology, the work is ultimately created using two photon absorption—art made with Quantum Physics.
Despite their microscopic size, these are detailed sculptures, with individual feathers in Cupid’s wings and tiny fingers, belly-buttons, and ears. It’s almost impossible to imagine that these realistic, emotive human figures are much smaller than an ant’s eye.
These sculptures were created in collaboration with The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and the Weitzmann Institute of Science and involved over 10 people as a working team over several months.
This patient was found to be infected with the roundworm Ascaris lumbricoides. Roundworm infections are typically contracted by ingesting microscopic eggs in contaminated soil. Infected patients usually present with acute abdominal pain, weight loss, and bowel obstruction. Do you know which treatment should be considered first line in such cases? by figure1 http://instagram.com/p/vguFTcmVIZ/
I’m pretty excited to announce that Sherpaa has released our iPhone app. Since day one, we’ve designed our web app for mobile, but now it’s native. It’s pretty nice to get instant notifications that you have a new message from our doctors, or your labs are back, or your medication is ready to pick up, or we found the perfect orthopedist just for you. It’s how healthcare should be. And today, our lovely version of healthcare just got better.
Leonids Above Torre de la Guaita via NASA http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap141116.html
"Why podcasts are suddenly ‘back’" http://t.co/F3f0CjwupJ— Joshua Schwimmer, MD (@joshuaschwimmer) November 17, 2014
"I Nearly Died. So What?" http://t.co/IcafXEdS8T— Joshua Schwimmer, MD (@joshuaschwimmer) November 17, 2014
AKI has been observed in cases of Ebola virus disease. We describe the protocol for the first known successful delivery of RRT with subsequent renal recovery in a patient with Ebola virus disease treated at Emory University Hospital, in Atlanta, Georgia. Providing RRT in Ebola virus disease is complex and requires meticulous attention to safety for the patient, healthcare workers, and the community. We specifically describe measures to decrease the risk of transmission of Ebola virus disease and report pilot data demonstrating no detectable Ebola virus genetic material in the spent RRT effluent waste. This article also proposes clinical practice guidelines for acute RRT in Ebola virus disease.
"The Death of the Private Eye" by JOHN SEMLEY via NYT Magazine http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/16/magazine/the-death-of-the-private-eye.html
Virtual Reality Fails Its Way to Success http://t.co/87O8g17jOZ— Joshua Schwimmer, MD (@joshuaschwimmer) November 17, 2014
Bell’s paper made important claims about quantum entanglement, one of those captivating features of quantum theory that depart strongly from our common sense. Entanglement concerns the behavior of tiny particles, such as electrons, that have interacted in the past and then moved apart. Tickle one particle here, by measuring one of its properties — its position, momentum or “spin” — and its partner should dance, instantaneously, no matter how far away the second particle has traveled.
The key word is “instantaneously.” The entangled particles could be separated across the galaxy, and somehow, according to quantum theory, measurements on one particle should affect the behavior of the far-off twin faster than light could have traveled between them.”
😴 by humzadeas http://instagram.com/p/vcyZDKkqDS/
David Cronenberg on Predicting the Future and What a Dog’s Reality Is Like http://t.co/9bkr3Fck4b— Joshua Schwimmer, MD (@joshuaschwimmer) November 16, 2014
The Tulip in the Swan via NASA http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap141115.html
Poster SA0661. Come and get it! #KidneyWk14 pic.twitter.com/ygk0JDc35o— Joel Topf (@kidney_boy) November 15, 2014
Currently reading: “10:04: A Novel” by Ben Lerner http://t.co/AyYhdLpVQe— Joshua Schwimmer, MD (@joshuaschwimmer) November 15, 2014
Welcome to a Comet via NASA http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap141114.html
Uber for drones. http://t.co/GTFxLb5w2k— Joshua Schwimmer, MD (@joshuaschwimmer) November 14, 2014
Descent to a Comet via NASA http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap141113.html
Ron Klain: “We will see other cases of Ebloa in the United States, as the president has said, occasionally and sporadically.”— Edward-Isaac Dovere (@IsaacDovere) November 13, 2014
The Rockies. pic.twitter.com/qKLMZvIfM0— Joshua Schwimmer, MD (@joshuaschwimmer) November 13, 2014
Philae Attempts Comet Nucleus Landing via NASA http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap141112.html
"xkcd Animates The Philae Comet Landing—And It’s Adorable" http://t.co/qlsyox5RwD— Joshua Schwimmer, MD (@joshuaschwimmer) November 13, 2014
How you know @washingtonpost has an A+ science staff: they use an Imperial Star Destroyer for size #StarWars #Rosetta pic.twitter.com/jGu5eYNRrM— Lisa Lauck (@LisaLauck) November 12, 2014
We’ve selected our image of the week. This patient presented with these markings after falling onto something unusual. He reported that the mark was accompanied by a burning and itching sensation. Do you know what could have caused this reaction? Find out on Figure 1. by figure1
Orion in Gas, Dust, and Stars via NASA http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap141111.html
Ebola has killed 5,160 people out of 14,098 cases in 8 countries as of Nov. 9, WHO says - @Reuters via @breaking http://t.co/AHPI866PYQ— Joshua Schwimmer, MD (@joshuaschwimmer) November 12, 2014
Crystal Sky. by humzadeas http://instagram.com/p/vSPzx9EqDx/
"Weapons Directed by Robots, Not Humans, Raise Ethical Questions" by JOHN MARKOFF via NYT Science http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/12/science/weapons-directed-by-robots-not-humans-raise-ethical-questions.html
Currently reading “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End” by Atul Gawande https://t.co/ksJwiNepks— Joshua Schwimmer, MD (@joshuaschwimmer) November 11, 2014
"Get your Kindle highlights out of the cloud and onto your computer." http://t.co/insd1H9Ngx— Joshua Schwimmer, MD (@joshuaschwimmer) November 11, 2014
The Protoplanetary Disk of HL Tauri from ALMA via NASA http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap141110.html
"These beautiful images made International Space Station astronauts into social media stars" http://t.co/JdIQSLHXA2— Joshua Schwimmer, MD (@joshuaschwimmer) November 10, 2014
The Unbelievable Skepticism of the Amazing Randi http://t.co/980A1uBlvL— Joshua Schwimmer, MD (@joshuaschwimmer) November 10, 2014
A Birth Story http://t.co/RBVpNgjpAA— Joshua Schwimmer, MD (@joshuaschwimmer) November 10, 2014
To Create A Habit, Focus On The Reward http://t.co/Q9wduKsfQT— Joshua Schwimmer, MD (@joshuaschwimmer) November 10, 2014
The Cat’s Eye Nebula from Hubble via NASA http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap141109.html
A New Face on the End-of-Life Debate http://t.co/1QHfzGZ2tj— Joshua Schwimmer, MD (@joshuaschwimmer) November 10, 2014
Cite medical literature easily w/Google Docs - I had no idea you could do this - great tip via @iMedicalApps http://t.co/kNy2XrB6ts— Israel Cajigas (@izzymd) November 10, 2014
"The Ethics of Infection" by KATE MURPHY via NYT Sunday Review http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/09/sunday-review/the-ethics-of-infection.html
When Is It Okay to Ask Your Doctor Friends for Medical Advice? http://t.co/BtHAM1Dq6x— Joshua Schwimmer, MD (@joshuaschwimmer) November 9, 2014
Polar Ring Galaxy NGC 660 via NASA http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap141108.html
Review of free New York Times evidence based workout app: http://t.co/KjcPrGr7e4— Joshua Schwimmer, MD (@joshuaschwimmer) November 8, 2014
The Map of Dione via NASA http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap141107.html