Grand Rounds is Up
Grand Rounds, this week's best posts of the medical blogosphere, is up at the Medical Humanities Blog. Thanks for including my post on Tekturna (Aliskiren), the first direct renin inhibitor.
Monthly Introduction to Tech Medicine
Image from WikipediaWhat's this blog all about?My goal in Tech Medicine will be to explore the intersection of medicine, new technologies, and the Internet. This is a purposefully broad topic. Several times weekly I will post focused reviews of is...
Diethylene Glycol Poisoning
Diethylene glycol is an industrial solvent and is a major ingredient in antifreeze. Unfortunately, it is also a deadly poison, and it has caused over 300 deaths in the last year when counterfeiters substituted diethylene glycol for glycerin in cou...
Life Hacks for Doctors is the Slideshow of the Day on SlideShare
Just received this email:Your slideshow Life Hacks For Doctors has been selected as the 'Slideshow of the Day' on the SlideShare homepage.Our editorial team would like to thank you for this awesome creation.- The SlideShare teamNice start to the w...
Review of Sandy (iwantsandy.com), An Online Personal Assistant
Okay, let's say you already have a calendar, a to-do list (or perhaps multiple to-do lists organized by context), and a watch with an alarm -- why might you want to use Sandy (www.iwantsandy.com), a new online personal assistant?Sandy's goal is to...
Thanks to Doc Emer for Grand Rounds
Thanks for Doc Emer for Grand Rounds and for featuring my post on Slideshare and Life Hacks for Doctors.
Metered Dose Inhalers Don't Reveal When They're Empty and Patients Suffer
Could you imagine driving a car without a fuel gauge? In the July 2006 Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, results from a 500 person telephone survey suggest that patients don't know if there's any medicine left in their metered dose inhale...
PeerClip: Social Bookmarking for Healthcare Providers
PeerClip is a new social bookmarking service introduced at the Health 2.0 conference. The best example of a social bookmarking site on the web is del.icio.us, which I wrote about previously:One of the most useful sites on the web is del.icio.us. (...
Singapore Changi Terminal 2
I've walked all the way to my departure terminal here in Singapore's beautiful Changi Terminal 2, and no AED (automated electronic defibrillator) in sight. I'm suprised. I'm going to ask the staff what's the deal. I see them all over convention...
Malaysian Muslims Must Manage Misfigured Mugs
Did my alliteration catch your attention? Well, this BBC article alerted me to the recent National Fatwa Council's decision to ban Botox. Malaysia's top Muslim cleric council decided that Botox contained prohibited substances, including those de...