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Halfway Done With Neuroanesthesia As A CA-3

It’s the middle of the month, the Texans got royally owned by the Patriots in the divisional playoff game last night, I submitted my hospital credentialing for fellowship this morning, and I’m so far behind with ITE studying… but I’m still going to reflect on my neuroanesthesia rotation has been thus far. …

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DNI Without DNR?

“Do not intubate” (DNI) and “do not resuscitate” (DNR) are two different entities. Often times a tenuous cardiopulmonary status or altered mentation requires securing the airway with endotracheal intubation well before full-on resuscitation with advanced cardiopulmonary life support (ACLS).

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Google Voice – Texting/SMS With WiFi But No Cellular Signal

As a medical student and resident in the Texas Medical Center, I’ve rotated through many hospitals and clinics with varying degrees of success regarding my cellular connectivity. In particular, the hospital I’m at currently is notoriously bad for working with my Verizon service.

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2017 Anesthesiology In-Training Exam (ITE) Preparation

I have roughly six weeks till my last in-training exam (ITE) of residency. I’ve taken this exam every February since 2014, and although my PGY-2 and PGY-3 ITEs were incredibly important for fellowship applications, studying for my PGY-4 ITE will be a great preparation for the advanced portion of my …

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Beginning My Final Month Of Neuroanesthesia As A CA-3

Tomorrow I’ll be beginning my second and final month of dedicated neuroanesthesia working with a large anesthesia group in Houston at our private, adult hospital. This is the same group I rotated with back in December 2015 on regional anesthesia (so – much – FUN!), so I’m definitely looking forward …

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Looking Back At 2016

Looking back at 2016, I hit several milestones as an anesthesiology resident. I was selected as a chief resident, matched to an incredible institution to begin my fellowship journey in summer 2017, and visited Chicago for the first time to attend my first ASA national meeting. Overall, 2016 was a pretty amazing year …

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WordPress PHP Shortcodes For Yearly Post And Comment Counts

I wanted an easy way to calculate some end-of-year stats, so I put together a two shortcodes which query the WordPress SQL database and return the number of posts and comments in the last year. Simply add the following snippet in the body of your theme’s functions.php file.

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Google TP-Link OnHub Router

Since my mom uses only Apple products (iPhone, iPad, Mac Mini), I’m moving my Apple networking hardware to my parents’ house and upgraded to a new router yesterday afternoon – Google’s OnHub. Although Google has already released newer hardware (the Google WiFi), the OnHub is still superior to its smaller counterpart in …

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