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Drowning in Drainage

Drowning-Drainage-book-coverThe Liverpool Hospital - Survival Guide to Drains and Tubes


Ngo (Surgical Resident, Liverpool hospital), Lam (Surgical Registrar, Liverpool hospital), and Dean (Professor of Surgery, Liverpool hospital) present the first edition of their surgical textbook thematically organized around the concept of the surgical drains. Dedicated to providing FREE surgical resources to doctors.

The first section discusses general concepts related to surgical drains. The bulk of the material is devoted to understanding commonly used drains and the management of common surgical drains problems, grouped by surgical speciality. Available electornically to be carried around on PDA for ward rounds.

Book Info

Liverpool Hospital, Department of Surgery. Textbook for surgical trainee, medical students and nursing staff in managing for surgical drains. Features new material on variety of drain types and common usages. 

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The Atlas of Human Embryology

Atlas-of-Human-EmbryologyFrom Oocytes to Preimplantation Embryos

The European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) Special Interest Group on Embryology is proud to announce the publication of the Atlas of Human Embryology: from Oocytes to Preimplantation Embryos.

Its publication has been entirely supported by ESHRE as a free-to-view document to give access to everybody with an interest in embryology.

The Atlas includes 397 figures grouped in four chapters: oocytes, pronucleate oocytes, zygotes, embryos and blastocysts.

Each chapter has a brief introduction and is divided in subheadings, which are described by a short text and by a series of images whose features are detailed in a legend and, when needed, by specific diagrams.

Reference to implantation rates is made whenever available. Links to the atlas can be found here.

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Married to Medical School: The Concessions Women Make


I do not doubt that I have the intelligence, care, compassion, and capability to become a doctor. I do doubt that I can navigate through medical school and graduate feeling fulfilled.


As traditional systems of fire and pain, medical schools scald and pulverize their students. They rake in hopes and dish back ashes. You give them everything. They ask for more. You try to work within the system. It burns you. Hordes of medical students endure strenuous conditions every year, and a throng drop out. Straining the mind, spraining the body, demanding total devotion, and draining the pocket book only scratch the surface of what medical schools entail. Medical schools make life more complicated, more stressful; they restrict social life, compromise wellness, and limit personal options. But most appalling, they hinder women’s ability to endure and flourish when growing families come into play.

I am currently a pre-med student, dreaming of becoming a doctor. I am also a woman, dreaming of becoming a mother. I would like to have my children before my age could compromise conception or health of my children. I fear that current medical school systems do not support or realistically allow my desires, especially if I hope to specialize. Even with taking a year between undergraduate and graduate school, I can still graduate basic medical school by the time I am 27. Depending on the field I am most interested in, I may need to tack on another four years of residency. That puts me at age 31.

It is becoming increasingly common for women to begin having children in their 30s and even 40s. Most think it is harmless. However, between the age of 25 and 35, probability of conception decreases 50% and women who give birth after the ages of 25-30 have a greater risk of having children with birth defects.[1] The risk of Down syndrome between the ages of 25-29 is 1 out of every 1100 births. By the age of 35, the risk of Down syndrome increases to 1 out of every 350 births.[2] My chances, as a healthy adult, of conceiving healthy children after age 35 are reasonably good, but I personally don’t want to take the chances. I have always wanted to have four children. Unless I plan to be pregnant for four consecutive years between ages 31-35 (a decision that also carries severe health risks for my own body and sanity), I either have to reduce the number of children I hope to have, or I have to risk the increasing chances of infertility for myself and birth defects for my children.

  • Written by Marissa Loch - Aspiring Physician
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Spice up Your Summer Barbecue with Doctor-Recommended Recipes

Smell-and-Taste-disoedersEspecially for People with Smell and Taste Disorders


ST. PAUL, Minn. – The American Academy of Neurology is out with barbecue recipes sure to spice up everyone’s summer, but most importantly those with smell and taste disorders. The recipes are included in the Academy’s book, Navigating Smell and Taste Disorders, which includes 36 recipes, along with personal stories, information on how the smell and taste system works, treatments and tips for food preparation. The book was recently featured in the New York Times and is available at major bookstores and through the Academy’s online store, where people will receive a free water bottle with purchase.

Recipes include barbecue chicken wraps, barbecue ground beef, lemon pepper grilled chicken, teriyaki onion burgers and tropical fruit salsa.

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The American Academy of Pediatrics

The American Academy of Pediatrics—an organization of 60,000 pediatricians committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.



The mission of the American Academy of Pediatrics is to attain optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents and young adults. To accomplish this, AAP shall support the professional needs of its members.

AAP History

The AAP was founded in 1930 by 35 pediatricians to serve as an independent forum to address children’s health needs. At that time, the idea that children had unique developmental and health needs was new. Practices that are now standard preventive care (i.e., immunization, regular health exams) were only just beginning to change the custom of treating children as “miniature adults.” The Academy also maintains the Pediatric History Center, which collects and archives materials related to the history of pediatrics in the United States and Canada and the history of the Academy itself.


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