Grand Rounds Vol. 5 No. 50 is up at Medicine & Technology.

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This week, I’ve asked medical bloggers to reflect on the theme of “medical safety and technology.” We all want to see safer hospitals and avoid medical errors. Advances in technology may allow us to practice safer medicine if we leverage it appropriately. Technology may also improve public health and safety.

I especially liked:

just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you by Other Things Amanzi

it was during my psych rotation. i was trying to make the most of it and i occasionally almost got it right. one day our intern asked my colleague and i to accompany her on a call to the maximum security ward. we were up for most things and agreed. only after we had agreed did we ask why.
“because i’m too scared to go alone!” was her frank response

90% of an injury is physical, the other half is mental on Listed as Probable

Oakland A’s pitcher Justin Duchsherer announced that he will sit out the rest of the season in order to focus on getting treatment for depression. It is not clear if Duchsherer has dealt with clinical depression in the past but the fact that the former all-star has missed a large portion of the last 3 seasons due to injury probably hasn’t helped matters at all. The risk for mood change in an athlete after an injury can be significant.

A New Look on Novel Patient

Sometimes things come crashing down emotionally. I didn’t realize what an emotional toll being so ill in the hospital with a double kidney infection had until yesterday. I didn’t let myself feel it in the midst of the crisis. I guess I was in survival mode. Literally.

This is much more maybe more to your tasting so have a look and read on Medicine & Technology