Sunday, December 7, 2008

SurgeXperiences Blog Carnival #212

Welcome to the the 12 edition of SurgeXperiences Blog Carnival season 2! This is my second time hosting. Enjoy!

Since there is no theme, for better or for worse I've sort of catagorized the posts. This time I'll be starting with posts from patients (after all, we do all we do for them, right?)

Patient Blogs

Raymond, a personal finance expert, posts about his experience with laser eye surgery. It is a concise and comprehensive review of the pros and cons.

A doc at M.D.O.D tells us what it is like to be in a medical emergency from the patient's point of view in: Tamponade, or if it weren't for bad luck...

Every one of us should read this woman's account of emergency surgery for an ectopic pregnancy. Her pre op anxiety was not addressed, and her post op pain relief came too late, for shame!

Kyle Shewfelt shows us some of the hardware that was removed from his leg.

These parents share the frustration of canceled surgery.

Student Blogs

Ben Bryner describes the process of applying to a residency program in: Surgery, Interviews and Rock'n'Roll. He writes: "Actually, nobody's really asked me what I would to if I couldn't be a surgeon. But my predetermined answer is: A sushi chef (like surgery, but more delicious) or a reporter."

Unprotected Text, relates the difference of teaching styles in anatomy class in this post .

Sharps Container wants to scream as she recalls the suffering of a child with burns after child abuse. I urge her to remain a sensitive soul, as she writes: "But now--with nearly a semester of medical school behind me--I think my reaction to the case would be changed...But I would still want to scream. I hope I never lose that impulse."

Resident Blogs

Dr. Alice worries about her upcoming pediatric rotation, but is relieved to find that it's not as bad as she expected. And she even finds time to go to the Library!

Surgeon Blogs

The Prairie Pooch gives us a glimpse of the future of robotic surgery in A Surgeon You Can Swallow.

On the other hand, Paul Levy opines that perhaps there is no added benefit to robotic laparoscopic surgery, but was forced to buy such technology in order to be competitive.

Becky and DrWes both found this interesting story that gives new meaning to surgery at a distance.

Aggravated Doc Surg details the art of "The Bump" (bumping another surgeon's cases for an urgent one.) He also gives thanks that he didn't suffer this nasty fracture.

RL Bates posts an informative post about skin cancer.

Self Mutilation was never so bizarre as Your ER Doc posts in this weird case.

The ever witty Bongi tells us that Out of Benoni he emerged, despite the negative prognostication of an evil headmaster. In words, even the ever cool Bongi loses his composure (justifiably I might add).

In Transplant Gone Wild, Buckeye Surgeon reports the story of an immoral doctor who ran amok, completely unchecked. Shocking.

Medical Imagery

For those who like pretty pictures, KevinMD sent us this gem. Warning to those with a weak stomach: Not for viewing before a meal.

Ron Miguel RN sends this hi res photograph of a surgeon's hand.

Oystein sends two posts: Lego Eye - can you spot the mistakes?, and Inner Sights - illustrates what a little bit of annotating can do to a picture. He also found this delightful music-video celebrating the heart.

Other Stuff (for lack of a better name)

Archeology and Surgery fans will enjoy this find brought to us by Dolce Vita.

Erica Collins posts this site listing 50 awsome video games for Physical Therapy and Rehab.

Anesthesiologist Blogs

Guess what? No posts from anesthesiologists were submitted. Hey wake up people!!

SurgeXperiences is a blog carnival about surgical blogs, wherein surgical experiences are shared. It is open to all (surgeon, nurse, anesthesia, patient, radiologist, pathologist, etc) who have a surgical blog or article to submit. The next edition of SurgeXperiences (213) will be hosted by surgical first assistant Make Mine Trauma at "IntraopOrate" on 21 Dec, 2 weeks from now. Be sure to submit your post via this form.


Bongi said...

very well done

rlbates said...

Enjoyed your edition very much! Some new contributors -- I like that. :)

Øystein said...

Nice edition! Loved the surgeon's hand photo!

Lioness said...

Oh my! Mazel tov on the hosting and now I'm doomed, instead of preparing for tomorrow I will be rading, and reading, and reading...

Anonymous said...

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