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    Acer C720 Chromebook

    Rather than paying the ~$500 to replace my Macbook Air’s logic board, I got awesome deal for a...

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    Verizon HTC One M8 – A Practical Review

    I’m going to review the new HTC One M8, undoubtedly one of 2014′s flagship devices, from...

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    My Favorite Android Apps Of 2013

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  • First Doctor White Coat!

    First Doctor White Coat!

    Earlier this week, my anesthesia intern class received our white coats and pagers. While we ripped t...

  • AppTips – Anesthesiology Residency Application Process

    AppTips – Anesthesiology Residency Application Process

    You’ve made the decision to pursue anesthesiology. Great! So… now what? What should you ...

Stress Dose Steroids, Weaning, and ACTH Stimulation

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Stress dose steroids are used in numerous scenarios including adrenal insufficiency, critical care, and the perioperative period. What’s important to understand is that the peak physiologic production of steroid (cortisol) is roughly the equivalent of 300 mg of hydrocortisone a day under maximum stress. Any exogenous steroids which exceed this dose are supra-physiologic. Often times you’ll find patients on crazy steroid regimens ... More »

Acer C720 Chromebook

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Rather than paying the ~$500 to replace my Macbook Air’s logic board, I got awesome deal for an Acer C720 Chromebook. After using Google’s Chrome OS for nearly two months, I’ve found very little that I can’t easily accomplish on this “limited” cloud-based operating system. More »

First 10 Days Of VA Medicine Wards

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Ten days into this rotation, and the struggle is real! It’s difficult to really spend as much time as I’d like with patients, teach medical students, or even teach myself when I’m balancing the plans for 8-10 patients. I’ve definitely improved my efficiency in the last few days, and our census is currently *extremely* manageable, but we’re admitting eight patients today, ... More »

April Is The Cruelest Month – Last Month Of Medicine Wards

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At the end of every month, there’s always some anxiety about starting the next rotation. Having to work out logistical issues, meeting new residents and attendings, and adjusting to a new schedule are all things which drive this anxiety. In April, I’ll be at the VA Hospital completing my very last month of inpatient medical wards… ever. Unfortunately, this rotation ... More »

Finished With Transfusion Medicine!

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Another rotation down. Easily my most laid back rotation of intern year, yet I still learned some vital information regarding blood banking, transfusion, adverse reactions, and basic pathology which should serve me well as an anesthesia provider in the near future. I’m going to miss my tiny home in the corner of the blood bank’s storage room! More »