In 1983, the year I was born, what do you think the mainstay of treatment for a heart attack was? Well according to a medical textbook published the year before, the standard of care was bed-rest, pain killers and little else. Surprising isn't it? Well I'm glad to say that in cardiology things have come a long way since.
I really enjoyed talking with Tim Rittman the other day as part of our Digital Doctor podcast episode. We spoke about research and the software we use to get the job done. Tim is working on network analysis
I recently met this man who was in his mid 40’s and presented to the emergency department after a week of feeling ‘not very well’.
to summerise he had the following:
The causes of itch are varied and a probabily best thought of by considering causes both:
- dermatological and
I was told a mnemonic for the non-dermatological caues of itch sometime ago and had wrote it on a peice of paper and forgot about it. I tried to recall it last week for a case but couldn't and neither could I find the piece of paper.
No effort required
I want to present an interesting concept but before I get there I want to spend a moment to consider the current system of undergraduate medical education, my view of it anyway.