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Lumbar Puncture

Lumbar puncture (LP) is a bedside procedure I occasionally do as an intensivist to obtain a sample of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) surrounding the spinal...

Lorazepam

Lorazepam (Ativan) is an IV, IM, and oral benzodiazepine medication which potentiates the GABA(A) receptor resulting in anxiolysis, sedation, amnesia, and muscle relaxation. Since...

Left Ventricular Pseudoaneurysm

A left ventricular (LV) pseudoaneurysm is an LV outpouching devoid of myocardium/endocardium contained by the pericardium and adhesions. As one can imagine, this pathology...

Fundoscopic Examination

Fundoscopy examines the interior, back surface of the eye, including the retina, blood vessels, macula, and optic disc. Before learning pathology, one must first...

Visipaque

Iodixanol (Visipaque) is an iodinated intravenous (IV) contrast agent which is iso-osmolar with plasma. Unlike the non-ionic monomer iohexol (Omnipaque), Visipaque is a non-ionic...

Persistent Left Superior Vena Cava (SVC)

Persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) is a rare (~0.5% of the general population) venous anomaly when the left superior cardinal vein fails to...

Donation After Cardiac Death (DCD)

Donation after cardiac death (DCD) is an organ procurement process for transplantation in patients with irreversible brain injuries who do not meet the formal...

Certification In Medical Quality (CMQ) Exam Process

The American College of Medical Quality (ACMQ) offers a Certification In Medical Quality (CMQ) designation which I was interested in pursuing. Anesthesiology is at...

What Is Cell Saver?

As a cardiothoracic anesthesiologist, hemostasis, coagulopathy, and blood salvation are important considerations in the operations I'm involved with. Cell Saver is one technique our...

Cefoxitin

Cefoxitin (Mefoxin) is an intravenous cephamycin antibiotic (sometimes classified as a second-generation cephalosporin subgroup) that binds penicillin-binding proteins thereby disrupting the formation of bacterial...

ABOUT RISHI

I'm an academic cardiothoracic anesthesiologist and intensive care physician working in the Texas Medical Center with interests in ultrasonography, mechanical circulatory support, and all things tech. I seek to improve medical education, diagnostics, and patient safety while promoting team-based, patient-centered care.
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