Happy birthday PBFluids
PBfluids.com turned 2 years old on May 30th. 283 posts with another 24 drafts that have not yet seen the light of day. 283 posts in 730 days is one post every two and a half days. Not bad.
About a month ago, Nephron Power wrote about a great electrolyte case in AJKD. The case regarded a patient who drank a liter of methanol but was asymptomatic. The reason the patient was apparently resistant to a toxic methanol slug of methanol (The quantity of methanol that produces toxicity ranges from 15 to 500 ml of a 40% […]
Not everyday that you get a new review of a ten year old book. Thanks Beaver Medic.
There are only two outcomes that are important: quantity of life and quality of life. We don’t know how to measure quality of life and haven’t shown an ability to change the former. – Posted using BlogPress from my iPad
Back in November I posted on a patient who had a dramatic improvement in her PTH following correction of her vitamin D deficiency. One of the comments was: Anonymous said…Why wait one entire year to correct the Deficiency. I would have treated with 100,000 units po qd for 5-10 days. I responded…Regarding the time to […]
From a pretty good article in Fast Company of all places: But come on, are sodas really so bad? Even coffee drinkers like to use a little sugar. Should we demonize coffee, too? Well, as a thought experiment, imagine that you’re in the office kitchen as a colleague adds some sugar to his coffee. As […]
A few weeks ago we admitted a patient who has been approaching ESRD for a number of years. Most of her medical care had been provided in the hospital as she bounced from admission to admission. Though we tried to get her into our CKD clinic she always failed to show up. You can track […]
I got a 3g model on Friday and I’m still trying to figure out what I’m going to use it for. How/if am I going to incorporate it into teaching. Today we had a patient with rhabdomyolysis. The UpToDate card, Clinical features and prevention of heme pigment-induced acute tubular necrosis, has this to say about bicarbonate and […]
Here is a site which tells you how to convert HTML files into ePubs so they can be used in Stanza or (presumably) iBooks so they can be used on an iPad. Here is a site that purports to convert PDFs into ePubs but it didn’t work with the one I tried. Anyone with any experience […]