Category Archives: Miscellaneous

FROM RUSSIA WITH – A HEART-LUNG MACHINE

A short weekend dip into obscure history: The Cardiohelp ECMO machine is an impressive piece of equipment, but the origins of the heart-lung machine is equally impressive for its time – even if the experiments are rather animal unfriendly. The … Continue reading

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QUOTE OF THE MONTH

“If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck and quacks like a duck we should probably just CT it anyway to make sure it’s a duck.” – @DrDLittle

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ORGAN DONATION

From the excellent XKCD site.

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TEAMWORK 101

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WHERE’S WALDO?

Don’t know who to credit for this amazing image. It could be from that travelling ‘Human Body’ exhibition? Got it on facebook.

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THROMBOLYSIS FOR STROKE? THE IST-3 TRIAL

I am probably the last person on earth to read the IST-3 trial. In short, the authors’ conclusion of ´strong support for thrombolytics in stroke´ was pisspreik somewhat controversial and generated some discussion. Read this excellent post about the IST-3 trial and thrombolysis … Continue reading

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WHAT´S A HIGH LACTATE?

Lactate is a very important marker in critical care. It’s very useful as a measure in trauma patients, septic patients and other critical care patients, high values indicating inadequate oxygen delivery to tissue. This is also naturally occuring in healthy … Continue reading

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ROBOT SEES ITSELF FOR THE FIRST TIME

This is cool. Strangely sad too.

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