A collection of random things I’ve learned through my training

  • Photo of Rifampin


    Rifampin is the most commonly used oral/IV antibiotic among the rifamycins (rifabutin, rifapentine, etc.) Rifampin acts at the level of…

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  • Photo of Acute Cardiac Allograft Rejection

    Acute Cardiac Allograft Rejection

    According to data from the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), 3,552 orthotopic heart transplants (OHT) were performed in 2019.…

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    Severe Transaminitis

    Transaminitis refers to an increase in circulating levels of transaminases (ie, AST and ALT) classically indicative of liver injury. Hepatobiliary…

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  • Photo of Lumbar Drain

    Lumbar Drain

    Lumbar drains are a mainstay for spinal cord protection when patients undergo operations like thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA) repairs and…

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  • Photo of Procainamide


    Procainamide is a type IA antiarrhythmic which prolongs repolarization via sodium channel blockade. This is achieved by slowing conduction through…

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  • Photo of Henderson-Hasselbalch Equation

    Henderson-Hasselbalch Equation

    The Henderson-Hasselbalch (H-H) equation illustrates the incredibly important role of the bicarbonate buffer system comprised of the partial pressure of…

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