Recommended reading is a weekly summary of interesting posts and selected links I posted on Twitter
Welcome to the latest edition of Grand Rounds, the weekly compilation of the best of the medical blogosphere! I presume you would rather take a tour through the Netherlands, visiting windmills and tulips, but we will save this for another time. Right now, let’s take a trip around the library.
She did a terrific job and summarized an awful lot of excellent posts, check it out on her blog
The latest edition of Grand Rounds, the weekly compilation of the best of the medical blogosphere has a theme: “Around the World in Eighty Days”. A theme very well done with excellent posts, check them out on Suture for a Living.
The trip takes you to all the continents, an impressive collection of posts.
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
The weekly grand round of medical people interested in sharing their best writing from the past week is up at The Examining Room of Dr Charles
Scattered among excellent posts are flashbacks to the old school world of 2004 in which Grand Rounds was first conceived. To add some extra relevance I’ve visited some of my favorite medical blogs and mined them for good stuff. Here we go, Old School Grand Rounds, a nod to 2004 when it all began, with some of my homies lending their street credibility
This week the Grand Rounds Carnival takes a “look” (ironic choice of words) at invisible illness issues as well as the best of the medical bloggers who update us on everything from new medical gadgets to their personal experiences.
I especially liked:
Changing Mental Illness Stigma As It Exists In The Real World, with nice video.
Researchers Corrigan & O’Shaugnessy cite three main areas that need to be highlighted in order to reduce mental illness stigma. Protest, Education and Contact.
As many of you know, I’ve the chronic illness Addison’s Disease. Not that I feel ill. It doesn’t affect me, really… Not anymore.. I think.
But many people with Addison’s disease suffer silently from this disease. And like many other diseases this disease is seldomly understood by partners, colleagues, friends ….. and doctors.
The Grand Rounds is up at The Covert Rationing Blog. The theme is dedicated to exploring the many ways in which the proposed insurance reforms will succeed in all its goals, and most especially in achieving cost containment. If you are looking for an insurance company that always comes through with their promises, go visit RhinoSure insurance.
It’s a long list of excellent posts, witty and well written introductions by DrRich. Check it out. In one post the finest of the MedBlogoSphere. Grand Rounds, Vol. 5.47 – Cost Containment In Healthcare
An extensive grand round with a lot of posts in a funny theme on Emergiblog:
Our theme this week comes to us courtesy of that loveable, wacky duo, Wallace and Gromit! Many, many submissions make for a wonderful ‘Rounds and this week is no exception.
I especially liked:
Parents Are Concerned about Psychiatric Medications
Concern about the use of psychiatric medication for children: an underlying factor in negative public response is lack of acceptance that serious mental illness exists among children and adolescents
On ACP Internist a post about bleu M&M’s and spinal cord injury. Scientists at the University of Rochester suspect the blue dye used in M&Ms and Gatorade may interrupt the cell death that follows spinal cord injury.
A must read on Laika’s MedLibLog Clinical Reader, a Fancy New Aggregator – But All is not Gold that Glitters. Or how the web 2.0 can mislead you and on the other hand can help discover misleading initiatives. It’s all about accountability and credibility.
Who is this young, inexperienced, excessively thorough, very slow-to-get-things-done but has-a-lot-of-time-to listen person standing before them? I’m a Resident Physician. I’m “the future face of medicine.”
This week’s Grand Round is up at captain Atopic. The Theme is the Tour de France, nicely done with a lot of interesting posts.
I liked Doc Gurley’s interviewing the British-born award-winning novelist and historian, Jacqueline Winspear, in a vid-post honouring the death of two men – the last WWI British vets, Henry Allingham and Harry Patch.
Also liked the Medical marijuana post.