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Awake Fiberoptic Intubation

This month has been riddled with challenging airway situations, so I thought it would be a great opportunity to discuss how I perform awake fiberoptic intubations. The decision to intubate someone awake is rooted...

Create Passwordless SSH Connection From MacOS To Web Host

Here's a quick tutorial showing how to connect to a web host using SSH from a MacOS client. As of this writing, I'm running MacOS Sierra 10.12.3. First fire up Terminal (Applications > Utilities...

Oxygen Delivery Equation

One of the most important equations in physiology describes the delivery of oxygen to tissues in the body. Naturally, this would be related to the cardiac output (CO) and overall oxygen content in the blood...

Android O Developer Preview

I've been running the Android O Developer Preview since Google released the file images, and in approximately four days of daily use, I can say that it's a relatively stable update which has promise,...

Frank-Starling Curves

The Frank-Starling law of the heart is one of the most important intrinsic properties of cardiac muscle. It states that a change in venous return (preload) confers a change in the force of cardiac contraction (stroke...

Vasopressin – The Forgotten Pressor

Vasopressin, otherwise known as antidiuretic hormone (ADH), is a peptide hormone synthesized in the hypothalamus and released by the posterior pituitary gland. Its physiologic effects include vascular smooth muscle constriction (via V1 receptors, PLC-IP3...

Treating A Number With Bicarbonate

Once a patient's arterial pH falls below ~7.10, many of our resuscitative measures (namely vasoactive agents) fail in the face of worsening acidemia. While we attempt to correct the underlying etiology of acidosis, sometimes...

ABOUT RISHI

Anesthesiology chief resident physician at Baylor College of Medicine and future combined fellow in critical care and cardiothoracic anesthesiology at Harvard looking to improve medical education and patient safety with technology and quality initiatives.