[ Content | Sidebar ]

Posts tagged diagnosis

News for Creatine Deficiency Syndromes

Here in Cincinnati we (University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center*) are launching the first of its kind diagnostic for all creatine deficiency disorders

Questions from a Parent of a Newly Diagnosed Creatine Transporter Deficiency Child

Joseph, Thank you for the explanation, it’s concise while remaining non-medical , exactly the right dosage of information to help folks like me

Medical Practitioners and Ambulance Personnel

Dear EMS practitioners, I apologize in advance if some of this is indelicate, but it is one person’s opinion and is intended to advance the profession. Yours truly, Joe Clark Prehospital care is medical treatment and care that is given by ambulance personnel, often in an ambulance. EMTs and paramedics provide a wide range services [...]

Federal Government Spending

The federal government is spending a lot of time and effort on a federal bailout or stimulus package. Some of this stimulus package money is going to medical research. Over ten billion dollars is allotted to the national institutes of health to fund medical research projects. This money is grant funding that is being done [...]

Dear NIH, Gods, Grant Me a Big Grant.

A grant proposal is a work of fiction, in literary terms, because it talks about stuff that has not happened.

How my cat helped me at work

My little insulin dependent kitty is named Clawdia, she is 17 years old and this teenager has taught me an important lesson.

EMS Medical Emergencies

There are few acute medical conditions that can quickly cause a young healthy adult to die. A non exhaustive list of these are: ruptured appendix, pulmonary embolism, deep venous thrombolism, ectopic pregnancy, heat stroke, stroke, heart attack (sudden cardiac arrest), and meningitis. With this blog being about neurologic emergencies I posit as significant that 3 [...]

My Debt to Patients and Research Volunteers

Patients who donate their bodies to science and/or agree to participate in clinical trials are my heroes. I say that with the conviction of a scientist who has directly benefited from their benevolence. To do the research that I do on stroke I have collected hundreds of litres of human Cerebral Spinal Fluid (CSF) from [...]

A day in the Emergency Room

I had a chance to spend the day in an emergency room this past week. Fortunately it was not because of an emergency for myself or loved one. Rather I was shadowing a physician to evaluate technologies used in the emergency room and to help identify areas of technological improvement. This was an interesting assignment [...]