Topics Discussed During the Internal Medicine Rotation at Cleveland Clinic in May 2008

This is a list of the topics discussed (or considered for discussion) during the Internal Medicine Rotation with residents and medical students at Cleveland Clinic:

Guidelines for treatment of DVT/PE. See the presentation from Google Docs.
A Man with Urinary Tract Infection: Risk Factors
Calciphylaxis, eMedicine, by Dr. Estemalik
Acid-base Balance Cases and Calculators by Dr. Dimov
Different IV catheters and related complications
5 Tips to Stay Up-to-Date with Medical Literature by Dr. Dimov
Podcasts in Medicine:
- Top 5 Medical Podcasts I Listen To
- Annals of Internal Medicine Launches Podcast and Audio Summaries
- Podcasts from Conferences of University of Tennessee IM Residency Program
Listerial Rhombencephalitis, cases from CCF and UPMC
Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA): Typical Laboratory Findings and Response to Treatment
Diabulimia: Skipping Insulin to Slim Down
Acute Wiiitis Reported in NEJM
Text-to-Speech Programs and Continuous Medical Education

To be discussed in the future

Neurosarcoidosis, eMedicine: diagnosis, treatment and prognosis
Use of blogs in medicine
How to start a medical blog in 2 minutes
Electrocardiogram (ECG, EKG) Learning Tools
Atrial fibrillation (AFib) with rapid ventricular response (RVR) due to triple lumen catheter
Something you have never seen before -- a rare central line complication in NEJM
What to do if you loose a guide wire during central line placement?

Topics from previous rotations

Web 2.0 in Medicine (from Google Presentations) by Dr. Dimov
Aortic Stenosis and Preoperative Evaluation for Noncardiac Surgery
Which blood pressure medications to take on the morning of surgery?
What is the risk for developing ARF after surgery?
Preoperative Care of Patients with Kidney Disease, mnemonics PAST and HIP
New perioperative guidelines for noncardiac surgery (ACC, Medscape)
Case 2: Does this patient need a beta-blocker? and 4CD mnemonic to remember the risk factors in RCRI
Chest compressions-only CPR works as well as standard technique in adults
Hyponatremia and Hypernatremia:
Hyponatremia - Na 118 - What is the cause?
Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone Secretion (SIADH) due to SSRIs
SIADH due to Lung Cancer and Aspiration Pneumonia
Hypernatremia due to Dehydration in Dementia
Wellbeing practices correlated with the feeling of happiness: MOTORS
Keep residents happy -- it is better for patients
A Systematic Approach to Electrocardiogram (EKG) Interpretation by Using 2 Mnemonics: A RARE PQRST/DR III EEE by Dr. Dimov
Case 3: When to correct hyperkalemia before surgery?
Case 4: When to do hemodialysis before surgery in patients with ESRD?
Rates of medication errors among depressed and burnt out residents by Dr. Dimov
How do you define prolonged immobilization?
How many "organ"-renal syndromes are recognized? by Dr. Dimov
Difficult to control asthma - what to do after ICS/LABA/LTRA have failed by Dr. Dimov
When to Use Xolair (Omalizumab) in Asthma? by Dr. Dimov
Mind maps for asthma treatment by Dr. Dimov

The list will be updated periodically as new topics are added by the end of the month. As you can see from the links above, a blog can be used as an educational portfolio for both personal learning and teaching.

Related:
Topics Discussed During the Medicine Consult Service Rotation at Cleveland Clinic in March/April 2008
Topics Discussed During the Internal Medicine Rotation at Cleveland Clinic in October/November 2007. CasesBlog, 10/2007.
Topics Discussed During the Internal Medicine Rotation at Cleveland Clinic in September 2007
Using a Blog to Build an Educational Portfolio. CasesBlog, 1/2007.
DB’s thoughts on being a clinical educator. DB’s Medical Rants, 11/2007.
Attending Rounds. DB’s Medical Rants, 02/2008.
Happiness. DB’s Medical Rants, 03/2008.

Updated: 05/29/2008

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