turkey-imported-from-maine:

firelorcl:

meladoodle:

i wanna be a reverse tooth fairy where i rob people and then scatter human teeth on their bed

a dentist

i dont know what your dentist is doing to you but i think you need to go to the police

(via the-almost-doctor)

cluelessmedic:

Helicobacter Pylori
gram -ve bacillus infecting 30-40% of population
associated with peptic ulcer disease and gastric cancer
infection can be asymptomatic, or can present with dyspepsia
can be detected by stool antigen testing or breath tests
eradicated with triple therapy; (1) PPI, (2) clarithromycin, (3) amoxicillin or metronidazole

Quick Fact - the dude that identified the link between H.pylori infection and peptic ulcers isolated the bacteria from patients with peptic ulcer disease. To prove this he deliberately infected himself and within 3 days became symptomatic with gastritis. He got a Nobel Prize for being this badass. Look it up Dr Barry Marshall.

cluelessmedic:

Helicobacter Pylori

  • gram -ve bacillus infecting 30-40% of population
  • associated with peptic ulcer disease and gastric cancer
  • infection can be asymptomatic, or can present with dyspepsia
  • can be detected by stool antigen testing or breath tests
  • eradicated with triple therapy; (1) PPI, (2) clarithromycin, (3) amoxicillin or metronidazole

Quick Fact - the dude that identified the link between H.pylori infection and peptic ulcers isolated the bacteria from patients with peptic ulcer disease. To prove this he deliberately infected himself and within 3 days became symptomatic with gastritis. He got a Nobel Prize for being this badass. Look it up Dr Barry Marshall.

(Source: microbewiki.kenyon.edu, via medicineandcoffee)

cranquis:

Cranquis: So how long is ‘a while’? Weeks? Months? Years?

50-something male patient: Yes.

Cranquis: Aha. Does the knee pain travel anywhere?

Patient: Sometimes my hip. Or my back. Or my shoulder.

Cranquis: Aha. So you’ve never had any injuries to your right leg, from hip to foot?

"All bleeding eventually stops."

Every surgeon ever. 

(via wayfaringmd)

75 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT STEP 1 

ladykaymd:

In the continuing series of Katharine’s long lists about medical school I’ve written you this list of 75 things you should know about step 1! It includes things to know about studying, about staying sane, AND about test day! 

This is the first in a series I’ll be writing as a comprehensive guide to the USMLE including a more detailed post about test day, etc! 

This list includes things like 

  • Don’t have pockets! 
  • Step psychosis is real! Beware! 
  • Let it go! You cannot learn everything!
  • Don’t delay your date. 
  • Pathoma—do it. 
  • Don’t panic. 
  • Bring caffeine. Bring back up caffeine. 

Read More

chocolatesofamedstudent:

meowedschool:

Med students become irate when you waste their time but they love to waste their own time.

A.k.a. me. I get so furious when other people waste my time. I could be studying! Then give me a chance to study and I find a million other things to do.

Bahaha

Woo another block exam down!

Now to mentally rest up for my half marathon this weekend!!!