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First Day Of Pediatrics

Today was the first day of my last core rotation in medical school – pediatrics! I’ll be spending most of the two months at the largest pediatric hospital in the country – Texas Children’s Hospital. 馃檪 After the routine orientation/badging this morning, the group split into our respective services. For …

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Fidaxomicin for Clostridium difficile

C. difficile is a bacteria part of our normal bowel flora, but when certain antibiotics (namely clindamycin) wipe out the other healthy organisms, C. diff’s growth is left unchecked. C. diff colitis is something I saw all the time in February while working on the gastroenterology service at St. Luke’s, …

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First Week at St. Luke’s

I’m on the gastroenterology consult service at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital (SLEH) for the second month of my internal medicine rotation. Last month, Ben Taub General Hospital (BTGH) provided me with the team-centered, primary caretaker view for the uninsured/homeless/EC population. Now I’m learning about the world of specialized consult services …

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Laparoscopic vs Open Surgery in Crohn’s

If there’s one thing I’ve learned on my internal medicine rotation, it’s that the differential for “abdominal pain” is about a mile long. It helps when the pain can be localized to one of the abdominal quadrants, but when it’s a diffuse, constant discomfort… yeah… lots of possibilities.

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