Due to a recent influx of not-the-greatest publicity (PMTH is still seeking a new PR representative, by the way), the Executive Board of PMTH has found it necessary to rebrand the hospital.
Since we are a hospital that values community input and togetherness, we would like to give the community the opportunity to take part in our makeover.
PMTH seeks both a new logo and a new hospital motto for our website. Keep in mind that the new hospital motto should encompass the spirit of PMTH: Education, Donuts, Scut Work, and Pure Incompetence.
We will be accepting submissions from now until November 10th, 2014. The submissions for logo and motto will be voted on by the PMTH community as well, and the winner will get….um…. a prize of some sort (TBD).
So get crackin!
(Or Cranq-in’ (tm). Either one.)
What’s Latin for “Donuts”?
There is no such thing as a readable EMR note. Your position is false. Your very existence is a lie. :)
Oh dear Cranquis, I think you know better than anyone that my existence is very real…
But readable notes are a sign of a good EMR. - WayfaringMD
Intern in rounds: This is a 63 year old lady who presents with chest pain and shortness of breath that started at Wal-mart…
Attending: That’s the second one this week! What is there, a hypoxia section at Wal-mart?
Ophtho: Today we’re going to go over some common disorders of the eyelids and eye musculature. I expect you guys to answer out loud. These things are pretty straightforward.
Ophtho: This is an example of myasthenia gravis.
Ophtho: No, this is dermatochalasis.
Residents whispering amongst themselves: What? What is that word?
Resident: um, wonky eye
Ophtho: This is blepharospasm.
Residents whispering: geez, we’re supposed to know these?
Resident: uh…well…the eyelid is droopy
Ophtho: This is called ectropion.
Resident: sure, okay.
Resident: It looks like all the others. What’s the big made up word name for this one?
Ophtho: This is actually called droopy eyelid syndrome.
Resident: Of course it is.
Words of warning from a local surgeon to med students RE: surgery residency.
watching a group of internists from places including Syria, Afghanistan, India, Egypt, Pakistan, and Ghana…
learning cuss words in each others’ languages and dialects.
Attending: Which one is Mr. B again?
Wayfaring: The one who’s using the dead neighbor’s oxygen.
Attending: You know, I picture 2 shotgun houses about 10 feet apart with a really long tube running out the window from one to another so he can steal the O2.
Wayfaring: I pictured more of a Misery type situation. You know, neighbor imprisoned in a small room in the house so they can collect the neighbor’s O2 and social security checks.
Or maybe the neighbor was already a few days dead and was on the floor starting to decompose and they went and pried the nasal cannula off his face and then stole it….
Attending: Wow Wayfaring, you have an unexpectedly dark mind.
Intern presenting new patient: Mr. B is on 2L of oxygen all the time at home.
Attending: I thought you said he didn’t have a doctor. Who got his O2 for him?
Intern: Oh he stole it from his dead neighbor.
Wayfaring: Was the neighbor dead before or after he stole it?
With people pushing for the legalization of medical marijuana there’s a lot of propaganda for it everywhere online. I’ve been seeing a lot of stuff that says things along the lines of “marijuana KILLS cancer cells.” Now I’m pretty sure this is wrong, b/c I feel like if this were true then cancer wouldn’t be an issue anymore. This would mean marijuana is the CURE for cancer. My question is, what effects, if any, does marijuana have on diseases like cancer? -sammbaamm
Umkay, let’s get one thing straight right off: Cancer is not one disease. Cancer is over a hundred diseases all lumped under one name. What kills one type of cancer does nothing for a different type. So anything you see or read about that claims to “cure cancer” is either completely bogus or is a watered down claim based on shaky research.
I find it interesting that none of these internet claims cite any decent studies to back up their claims. Honestly, I don’t know what effect marijuana has on certain cancers (or if it has an effect at all) because there just aren’t tons of well-designed studies out there answering that question. Actually, when I did a quick search on marijuana use in cancer, the top 2 pages of results (besides those discussing MJ as a treatment for nausea and cancer anorexia, which actually does have good evidence behind it) were all on correlations between marijuana usage and developing cancers of various types.
You can find studies to say basically whatever you want them to say. But that doesn’t mean that they’re legitimate studies. Most of the ones I’ve seen are small and have gaping holes and huge flaws in their designs. If the study is flawed, guess what — the results might be too.
Also, you hit on a very important point, sammbaamm— if we had definitive proof that marijuana cured cancer (of any type), drug companies would be ALL OVER IT trying to patent their own marijuana blend for chemotherapy use.