What is Tekturna (Aliskiren)? (Part 2)
In part 1, I introduced aliskiren and discussed the renin-angiontensin-aldosterone system. As I mentioned, there are innumerable medications already available that effect this system, leading to the question: what's so special about aliskiren?(Dia...
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...
Medical In-Flight Technology Amenities
The recent scare with my father in law reminds me to do something I haven't for the last few transpacific flights. I usually let the stewardesses know I'm a physician. I've had to come to a half dozen folks' aid over the years, but none of them ...
Welcome to Techmedicine
Hi! I'm Enoch, and I've been an enthusiast of using technology in medicine ever since as a kid, my dad risked the workings of his allergy practice to the shenanigans of my brothers and I jerry-rigging practice management and electronic medical re...
How Doctors Can Use Evernote As A Professional Memory Accessible Anywhere, Part 2: Using Evernote as an Electronic Health Record (EHR)
Evernote is a new searchable, friendly, available-anywhere, online personal database — and for many health care providers, it's rapidly becoming indispensable. Part 1 provided an introduction to Evernote and described how to use it to file away jo...
iPhone Medicine Watch: Epocrates on the iPhone
"I'd like to get an iPhone, but..."In the hospital, when I use my iPhone, I hear this all the time. What are the two biggest reasons doctors give for not switching to the iPhone? 1) They don't want to change their carrier to AT&T and 2) The iP...
Interventional Cardiologists Tested on Virtual Patient Simulators
Image from WikipediaCardiologists and other medical specialists are required to complete training and education "modules" by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) for renewal of their board certification. For the first time, the ABIM is a...