Aquapheresis: A New Treatment for Heart Failure (Part 2)
In Part 1, I introduced the problem of heart failure and the use of intravenous diuretics, the standard therapy to treat fluid overload in hospitalized patients.Recently, the UNLOAD trial was published in the Journal of the American College of Car...
Thanks to The Happy Hospitalist for Grand Rounds
Thanks to The Happy Hospitalist for hosting Grand Rounds and for including my post on Doctors on Twitter.
A Comparison of "Mediquations," "MediMath," and "Medical Calculator," Three Medical Calculators for the iPhone
Image by Roberto_Garcia via FlickrRemember when there weren't any medical calculators for the iPhone? Now there are at least three — Mediquations for $1.99, Medimath, which is free until 10/12 (and will be $4.99 thereafter), and Medical Calculator...
Pediatric Flu Vaccine Supply Delayed, Not A Shortage
Sanofi pasteur, the manufacturer of FluZone states that there will be a delay in shipping their injectable flu vaccine, the only one FDA approved for children aged 6 months to 3 years old. The AAP (American Association of Pediatrics) advises pare...
Mobile Medical Devices During Disaster: Water Contamination
The follwing is third in a series of articles reviewing FDA guidelines on using Medical Devices in a disaster, with my comments in italics from my reflections about volunteering in medical clinics following Katrina. Water Contamination:Some medica...
Medicare (and now other Insurers) will no longer pay for "Preventable Hospital Errors"
Previously, I wrote about a Medicare proposal scheduled to take effect October 1, 2008, in which the government insurer would no longer pay for "preventable hospital errors." These include errors, injuries, and infections that could "reasonably ha...
Robert Scoble Interviews Healthline's CEO
Image via CrunchBaseRobert Scoble, co-author of Naked Conversations, interviews Healthline's CEO West Shell. The interview was recorded by a jerky, hypercaffeined Scoble on a handheld Flip Mino camera. The video, from Fast Company, is posted below...
Children's Health First Aid Kits
A friend of mine recently asked what I'd put in my children's first aid kit. Here's what I have (or want to have in it).• 2 weeks of any prescription medication, including an epipen junior if allergic to the the point of being anaphylactic (a sev...
Healthline's Been Nominated for a Webby!
Image via WikipediaHealthline.com has been nominated for a Webby award in the "health" category!To vote for Healthline for the "People's Voice Award," simplyLog on to http://peoplesvoice.webbyawards.com/.Register to vote (or log in if you are a re...
The Encyclopedia of Life and E.O. Wilson
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-txR1WSPBs]The naturalist E.O. Wilson, who coined the term "biodiversity," was an award winner at the 2007 Technology Entertainment Design conference (which I have previously written about here). In his acc...