Best of Medical Blogs - weekly review and blog carnival

The “Best of Medical Blogs - weekly review and blog carnival” is a weekly summary of the best posts from medical blogs. Feel free to send your suggestions to my email at clinicalcases@gmail.com. Best of Medical Blogs (BMB) is published every Tuesday, just like the old Grand Rounds.

New mnemonic for CXR Interpretation: DRS ABCDE (Doctors ABCDE)

Life in the Fast Lane: Many people would be familiar with the ABC method to interpreting CXRs: Airways, Breathing & Bones, Circulation.The mnemonic DRSABCDE can used as a simple, yet comprehensive, approach to CXR interpretation http://goo.gl/fGDmS:

D – Details
R – RIPE (Assessing The Image Quality): Rotation, Inspiration, Picture, Exposure (Penetration)
S – Soft Tissues And Bones
A – Airway & Mediastinum
B – Breathing
C – Circulation
D – Diaphragm
E – Extras: ETT, CVP line, NG tube, ECG electrodes, PICC line, chest tube

Why not grab a copy of the “Basic CXR Interpretation” flow chart and put it up in your clinic: http://lifeinthefastlane.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/CXR-DRSACBCDE.png

Routine physical exam and screening tests rarely yield valuable information

From Dr. Centor’s blog: Doing a routine exam rarely yields valuable information in the absence of symptoms. Doing routine screening tests rarely yields value information. http://goo.gl/xobBm

Tips for wearing flip-flops from Cleveland Clinic

From the Health Hub blog from Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Brian Donley talks about avoiding flip-flop related injuries this summer http://goo.gl/gJltj:

- Don’t wear flip-flops if you’re going on a long walk.
- Don’t buy flip-flops with soles that freely bend or twist.



With expectations set high, "it’s hard, perhaps impossibly hard, to be a good doctor", says the former BMJ Editor-in-Chief Richard Smith http://goo.gl/CTJc6

Skeptical Scalpel: The report of "10 Shocking Medical Mistakes" by CNN has a few mistakes of its own: http://goo.gl/oglRX

How to harvest the medical research with "snowballing" and "pearl growing" search strategies http://goo.gl/gEsdQ

A Brief Social Media Guide for Authors of Medical Resources http://goo.gl/6n17e

Dr. Wes: Third Party Central http://buff.ly/LaRjyE

Blood substitutes: Working to Fulfill a Dream - FDA Voice blog http://buff.ly/LaRE4q

No comments:

Post a Comment

Blog Widget by LinkWithin