The Animated Ten Plagues - Passover →
I think 9 and 10 are the funniest, 6 is pretty funny too
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This week we had a patient on our team with Moyamoya. It also just so happened that this week there was a review article in the New England Journal of Medicine about Moyamoya. What a co-inkidink!!! The moyamoya syndrome is a disease of the blood vessels in the brain which predisposes affected patients to stroke due to progressive stenosis of the intracranial internal carotid arteries and their...
Hospital Stories -- Starting work a bit early...
I got off the subway at my stop for the hospital and as I start to walk towards the hospital I notice a body on the sidewalk and a group of people standing around. Someone is on the phone calling 911 but no one else is doing anything. They are just crowded around staring. So I run up and I see he is foaming at the mouth. I check his eyes and see they are rolled up. I hear a gargling noise...
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Gotta Love Da Bronx
Hospital Stories -- Tell the truth
This story happened on my colleague’s team. A 30 year old man came in complaining of weakness and fatigue. His blood tests showed evidence of dehydration and some liver abnormalities. When questioned if the patient drinks alcohol he denied it. So the team began treating the patient for dehydration and working up the liver abnormalities. His blood tests could have been explained by alcoholism...
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Best hand dryer ever
hugehuge: I just dried my hands in the restroom of the Irish Bank pub in San Francisco under the greatest hand dryer ever: name brand Xcelerator. It was amazing. It was like drying your hands under a fire hose of hot air, and like my brother M predicted, it totally blew me away. And yes, I may be a little drunk right now (happy St. Patrick’s Day morning, everybody) but I’m sure I would have...
Bad and Worse
Last night Chavi’s bike was stolen…This morning her car was stolen.
Right now on my service I have 4 black men with metastatic prostate cancer. Their ages are 75, 82, 84, and 88.
Answer: Guess the Disease?????
A 43 year old man is having recurrent bouts of oral aphthous ulcers and genital ulcers at the same time. He has also complained of redness in his eyes. On exam he has some target lesions on his arms. Behcet’s Disease
Guess the Disease?????
A 43 year old man is having recurrent bouts of oral aphthous ulcers and genital ulcers at the same time. He has also complained of redness in his eyes. On exam he has some target lesions on his arms.
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Hospital Stories -- Lack of Insight
A 26 year old female comes in complaining of burning pain in her stomach going up to her chest. There are some weeks when it is worse and some weeks when it is not as bad. Now it is very severe and she is curled up in bed. The pain is worse after eating. While examining her I notice on her night stand next to the hospital bed a JUMBO bottle of Tabasco sauce… Who keeps Tabasco sauce on...
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Hospital Stories -- Not the classic presentation
We got a 50 year old alcoholic with new onset of shortness of breath and increasing abdominal girth. This is a classic presentation of advancing of cirrhosis with fluid in the belly. But a few things weren’t right. His blood tests weren’t consistent with cirrhosis. On imaging he had no evidence of cirrhosis and when we took a sample from the fluid in his belly it was not consistent with...
Hospital Stories -- Menace to Society
A man was admitted to my colleague’s team after passing out while driving and crashing into a school bus. Luckily, no one was hurt. He is a police officer. This was actually the 4th time in the past 5 years he has passed out. Three other times he was also involved in car accidents. He has repeatedly refused to go for any testing to figure out why he has been passing out. My colleague said,...
Hospital Stories -- The one thing they didn’t do
A 67 year old female with no significant past medical history had abrupt onset of personality changes, didn’t want to eat anymore, and was very apathetic. She was hospitalized at an outside hospital for 3 weeks with an extensive workup but no diagnosis. They had done cat scans of the brain, MRI’s of the brain, cat scans of the entire body, many different blood tests, and even cerebral...