Sunday, July 12, 2009
Welcome to another tardy edition of SurgeXperiences! It's been a killer week for me so this is probably going to be a little substandard. Apologies will be forthcoming. Operating three nights in a row after 2AM while your partner is out of town will do that to you. So excuse the spelling errors, the fractured syntax, the incoherence, the lack of any semblance of organization. Which seems to fit perfectly in the context of the former Alaskan governor's rambling resignation speech....So here it goes, just follow the damn links.
We'll start with the heavyweights.
Ramona Bates has a nice post on "Sausage Fingers", aka macrodactyly. Here's another on the prevention and treatment of skin tears. I love how she includes a bibliography at the end of all her posts. Such meticulousness is the sign of someone who knows how to close a wound beautifully. The idea of doing that myself, however, causes acute psychic pain.
Bongi had an excellent week of blogging. Grab a Castle Lager, kick back, and enjoy reading this, this, and this.
Old man Sid Schwab re-joined the fray (at least for the time being) with a couple of new posts. He reflects on trauma here and geriatric surgery here. Nice to see him dabbling in the medical blogosphere again.
Bard-Parker gives us his thoughts on Atul Gawande's New Yorker piece here on his blog Cut to Cure.
Over at Make Mine Trauma, our favorite first surgical assistant gives us her thoughts on calling doctors by their first names. I get called Jeff and Dr. Parks. I haven't ever requested one or the other. I respond to both. Whatever you're comfortable with I say...
Dr. Alice is now a big shot thrid year resident! Read her well written diary-style blog here.
Via Kevin MD, a video on robotic surgery. The cost effectiveness gurus are going to love this robot business! Here's more on robots here from Ducknet.
From Medgadget---- a story about the largest kidney swap, involving 16 patients. Pamela Paulk blogs about the experience (she's donating to a co-worker) here.
Here's a link to a new nursing blog about carpal tunnel syndrome.
Dr. Bruce Campbell has a beautiful post here. A must read.
And you know what? That's all I can do. To all those submissions that were basically glorified ads for nursing schools and fitness instructors..... in the words of the great Alaskan stateswoman, "thanks but no thanks". Which just means I'll probably link to the them in the next Surgexperiences.
I apologize for the half assed effort. It's my third time hosting and I promise the fourth will dazzle you. That's right, dazzle.
Have a great summer.