Monday, May 11, 2020

More Covid-19 posts

Here are two more posts related to COVID-19

How not to wear a mask. Some of the most creative and wrong ways. Link This one is my favorite.

Here's an update on the mortality rate of COVID-19 patients on ventilators. It involves almost 4300 patients from the United Kingdom and is the largest series to date. Link

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

More new posts, including some COVID-19 outcomes

Here are four more of my new posts on Physicians Weekly:

Long-term follow-up of antibiotics for appendicitis: Shocking but expected results. LINK

Barbecue grill brush bristles found in odd places. LINK

Mortality rate of COVID-19 patients on ventilators. LINK

CPR in COVID-19 patients has a low survival rate. LINK

Friday, February 21, 2020

New posts

Here are three more new posts on Physician's Weekly.

A Nobel Prize winning economist insults all doctors, and I return the favor. Link.

"Doctors without scruples" describes three doctors who fell short in their dealings with patients and third parties. Link.

Unusual cases part 5. Don't put your feet on the dashboard. Link. This might happen.

Friday, January 10, 2020

More new posts

Here are a few new posts that recently appeared on Physician's Weekly. Click on the highlighted words. I hope you enjoy them. 

Unusual cases part 3 featuring this patient.

Unusual cases part 4 one of which was this.

About that trip to Mars. I discuss some significant medical hurdles that need to be addressed before a Mars colony can be established.

A doctor indicted on 25 counts of murder for allegedly prescribing overdoses of the powerful narcotic fentanyl sued his former hospital for defamation. I explain the situation.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Unusual cases part 2

I just posted "Unusual cases part 2" on Physician's Weekly. Here is the link. Find out how this happened:

And what about this?

Or this?

Friday, October 25, 2019

Three more new posts

Here are three more new posts on Physician's Weekly.

The third leading cause of death revisited. Link.

The top 10 harms patients experience in hospitals. Link.

Bilateral pneumothoraces after acupuncture. Link.

The arrows point to collapsed lungs on both sides.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Three new posts on Physician's Weekly

I've been remiss in not keeping you updated on my blog posts on Physician's Weekly.

Here are my latest ones:

Next time you eat a club sandwich, think about this. Link. If accidentally swallowed, toothpicks can cause serious injury to organs (some of which you will find surprising) and death.

State rules surgeon whereabouts must be documented. Link. Minnesota has mandated that surgeons must log out of the operating room during a case and designate who is in charge while they are gone

Should speed eating contests be banned? Link. I discuss the subject include a bit about how professional speed eaters manage to wolf down 70 hot dog in 10 minutes. Yes, there is a research paper about speed eaters.