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First Week Of Neuroanesthesia As A CA-2

Coming back to Ben Taub Hospital is like coming home. Awesome cases, wonderful attendings, and having the privilege of working alongside incredible colleagues from all specialities really makes my time here enjoyable. I just finished my…

Finished with Neurology

Yesterday evening... after admittedly pulling an all-nighter to cram for the departmental exam... I finished my neurology rotation. Between Thanksgiving Break, no weekend responsibilities, and the rotation being only a month long, I only…

My First Lumbar Puncture

After table rounds this morning, one of the residents asked me if I wanted to do a bedside lumbar puncture (LP). I instantly jumped at this opportunity and proceeded to gather the patient's consent, LP kit, and other supplies necessary for…

MELAS

Our pediatric grand rounds topic last week was MELAS syndrome, a mitochondrial genetic disorder characterized by neurological and muscular symptoms like ataxia and fatigue, respectively. MELAS is an acronym for: mitochondrial …

Halfway Done With Neurology Rotation

Neurology has gone by so quickly! Our hours are great, we don't work on weekends, and a lot of each day is spent traveling to and from lectures/conferences at the main campus. After morning rounds (which can sometimes take a few hours), my…

Beginning the Neurology Rotation

The clerkship director for neurology, a very well known professor in the neuroscience blocks of the basic sciences, shared an interesting pearl of wisdom during last Monday's orientation lectures - "memories are created, not recorded." He…