My Last Night in the Hospital

Hi all, So it’s Memorial Day, and coincidentally I am in the process of finishing my last inpatient shift of residency. I have decided to take a moment here to reflect on my training and what I’ve learned. I feel pretty good about what I’ve written here, and I think it could be interesting (and hopefully […]

Even Short-Term Corticosteroid Use Is Associated With Significant Adverse Events (Not Just Stretch Marks)

Things corticosteroids have been shown to be effective for since I started my medical training: community-acquired pneumonia, bacterial meningitis, and (just for kicks) sore throat. Seems like a little prednisone can make just about anyone feel better, and while the long-term adverse effects of steroids are well-documented, the collective wisdom of physicians seems to be that […]

No New Update, But Some Greatest Hits

Spent the weekend walking around NYC in search of an apartment for next year, then caught paraflu (I think — no, I didn’t swab myself, it looks ouchy when I do it to other people). So, dreams of finishing up a post for today went out the window. For those of you with an appetite […]