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January, 2016

  • 31 January

    Halfway Done With Cardiothoracic Anesthesia As A CA-2

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    With half this rotation under my belt, I wanted to reflect on how my initial trepidation has transformed into enthusiasm doing cardiovascular anesthesiology. At the end of December, I had been out of the “general anesthesia” mode for months. Naturally, I was somewhat concerned that even tracheal intubation would be difficult. 

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  • 30 January

    ACGME Minimums For Anesthesiology Residents

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    I wanted to share what the accreditation council for graduate medical education (ACGME) deems to be “minimums” for anesthesiology residents to perform over the course of their residency training.

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  • 23 January

    My Changing Views About Anesthesiology

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    In high school, I distinctly remember viewing the field of anesthesiology as one for the weaklings. Something that’s easy. Something which requires knowing a few drugs, some simple procedures, and having the luxury of doing nothing 95% of the time while surgeons diligently work to save someone’s life as the real …

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  • 23 January

    How I Backup My Data On Mac OS X

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    Backing up your files, movies, photos, documents, and other digital content has never been easier, but so many remain oblivious to the importance of doing this! I’ve had colleagues lose important notes or presentations due to hardware failure and accidental deletions; with no backup, they were left with no easy solution.

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  • 22 January

    My Beloved Stethoscope

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    The stethoscope is undoubtedly one of medicine’s most recognizable symbols. I’ve had the same Littmann Cardiology III stethoscope since the beginning of medical school, but only today did I really reflect on how far we’ve come as a pair in this journey of medical training.

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  • 17 January

    Clash Of Clans – Town Hall 10

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    After completing every upgrade at town hall (TH) 9 in Clash of Clans except for the archer queen and barbarian king, I decided to put my idle workers and full storages to work by upgrading to TH 10.

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  • 15 January

    Why Does Oxygen Therapy Cause Hypercapnia In COPD?

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    Ask young physicians why patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) tend to retain CO2 (hypercapnia) when given oxygen therapy. I bet the majority will claim that supplemental oxygen depresses one’s “hypoxic drive” to breath. In other words, if our oxygen levels are super high, the body will invest less energy in breathing resulting in …

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