Topics Discussed During the Medicine Consult Service Rotation at Cleveland Clinic in April 2008

This is a list of the topics discussed (or to be discussed) during the Medicine Consult Service rotation with residents and medical students at Cleveland Clinic:

New perioperative guidelines for noncardiac surgery (ACC, Medscape)
Preoperative Care of Patients with Kidney Disease, mnemonics PAST, 4CD and HIP
Acid-base Balance Cases and Calculators
Which blood pressure medications to take on the morning of surgery?
Risk Assessment for and Strategies To Reduce Perioperative Pulmonary Complications for Patients Undergoing Noncardiothoracic Surgery - ACP guidelines.
Guidelines for treatment of DVT/PE. See the presentation from Google Docs.
Electrocardiogram (ECG, EKG) Learning Tools
A Systematic Approach to Electrocardiogram (EKG) Interpretation by Using 2 Mnemonics: A RARE PQRST/DR III EEE by Dr. Dimov

To be discussed in the future

What is the risk for developing ARF after surgery?
Case 2: Does this patient need a beta-blocker? and 4CD mnemonic to remember the risk factors in RCRI
Case 3: When to correct hyperkalemia before surgery?
Case 4: When to do hemodialysis before surgery in patients with ESRD?
Aortic Stenosis and Preoperative Evaluation for Noncardiac Surgery

Topics from previous rotations

New guidelines for prevention of bacterial endocarditis
How to stay up-to-date with the medical literature: a suggested approach by Dr. Dimov
Web 2.0 in Medicine (from Google Presentations) by Dr. Dimov
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
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
Text-to-Speech Programs and Continuous Medical Education
Use of blogs in medicine
How to start a medical blog in 2 minutes
Use of RSS feeds in Medicine
Best Web Feeds Reader for Medical and General Information
Different IV catheters and related complications
Atelectasis as source of fever by Dr. Dimov
Rates of medication errors among depressed and burnt out residents by Dr. Dimov
How do you define prolonged immobilization?
Hydralazine use in HTN by Dr. Dimov
How many "organ"-renal syndromes are recognized? by Dr. Dimov
GLP-1 receptor agonist (Byetta) and DPP-4 Inhibitors for Treatment of Diabetes by Dr. Batal/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.

Further reading:
Topics Discussed During the Medicine Consult Service Rotation at Cleveland Clinic in March/April 2008. CasesBlog, 03/2008.
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: 04/11/2008

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