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September, 2016

  • 21 September

    Google Allo Initial Impression

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    I’ve been playing with Allo, Google’s latest “smart messaging app”, for the last day. Although I love its聽clean design and wonderful integration with Google Assistant, there are several key areas which, until addressed, will keep Google Hangouts as my primary messaging client.

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  • 19 September

    29th Birthday

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    Last year, I wrote聽about spending my 28th birthday on call at Ben Taub Hospital and looking forward to the fellowship interview/match process. Fast forward a year later, and I’m going to be on call for my 29th birthday as well. Woo! 馃榾

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  • 18 September

    Pre-Op Screen: Ventilation Modes Change Cardiac Output

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    Take a deep breath. Your diaphragm is contracting downward increasing your intrathoracic volume with a resulting decrease in pressure according to Boyle’s Law. This new pressure is less than that of atmospheric pressure (“negative intrathoracic pressure”), so a gradient is created driving air into your lungs.

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  • 14 September

    Merck Journal Club – Sugammadex

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    Merck hosted our first journal club of the academic year yesterday evening at Sullivan’s Steakhouse. The topic: “Clinical Considerations in Neuromuscular Blockade Management” with an emphasis on sugammadex (Bridion).

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  • 7 September

    The Unknown Unknowns

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    Medicine is all about constantly asking questions. Why is it so? Can it be done better? What am I missing? What’s the diagnosis? What labs/tests should I order? What kind of treatment(s) can I offer?

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  • 4 September

    First Senior Trauma Call

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    Friday night was my first senior call in the general/trauma operating rooms at Ben Taub General Hospital. The senior anesthesia resident works聽with the operating room front desk to coordinate add-on cases posted by various specialities, provides airway assistance at all code 1 traumas brought to the emergency center, responds to …

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August, 2016

  • 30 August

    (Almost) Finished With Cardiac Anesthesia At The VA!

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    I have one more day of cardiothoracic anesthesiology at the Veterans Affairs Hospital. Tomorrow’s case will also be my most challenging one to date – a descending thoracic aorta aneurysm repair. I’ll finally get a spinal drain in residency. 馃檪

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