Welcome to the 3.3 edition of Grand Rounds 3.3. The theme of this edition is the classic table of contents of many medical journals. I hope someday, Grand Rounds editions are also available as an in-printed version.
Clinical Cases and Images points something I’ve been thinking for a while: In the future, Web 2.0 projects may have a similar value to printed manuscripts, and he thinks that maybe in the future any academic appointment will have a section of “What are your internet projects?” This may sound kind of crazy until you realize that some medical blogs have more readers than some lesser known medical journals.
Enrico writes a nice story about the unexpected academic situations he’d find himself in going to school in Mexico, and the stress that comes with training in one country with different educational philosophies.
Wandering Visitor wrote a post about the War Against Fat which summarizes a recent study in the Journal of Neurology about the association between a high fat diet (and copper) and Alzheimer’s disease.
What do you think about Yupik eskimo people? TundraPA says that “they are very inventive at problem solving“, and she wrote about a health aide teaches a patient how to use an MDI with a homemade spacer.
Karen, a last year South African student in her brand new blog, writes a stirring story about an encounter she had in casualties with a man who had been severely neglected by his family, called Love Thy Father.
Laurie, from A Chronic Dose gives a special meaning and hope to the marriage where chronic illness is present. She reminds us that human beings aren’t numbers, and We can beat statistics.
Public Health & Insurance
Emily DeVoto has an excellent point of view about how to improve healthcare quality. Indeed it is important to map genes of the mouse brain, but it is more important to improve the conditions of healthcare quality.
Tony Chen, at Hospital Impact gives us the top nine most important healthcare issues that no one’s talking about.
Bob Vineyard writes what all we know, but we never say anything about it; and he shreds a report that doctors treat patients who lack health insurance differently than patients who are insured.
ImpactEDnurse comes with some basic guidelines for keeping you and your patients out of harms way during a pandemic. This is something of which all the involved people in the Health Care, should know.
Aetiology by Tara C. Smith discusses about three new vaccines and how by vaccinating pregnant women, newborns are protected from influenza; an upcoming vaccine for non-typeable Haemphilus influenzae; and the sad state of polio vaccination (and fear thereof) in Nigeria.
With these thirty entries, I conclude this week’s Grand Rounds. I would like to thank to Nicholas Genes, the conceiver of this linkfest, and all who contribute in submissions and those who stop by reading this.
Next week’s Grand Rounds will be hosted by Kim (the woman who never sleeps) at Emergiblog.