I’ve just watched The Martian. Brilliant movie! Geez, I love geeky space movies based on some real science! Rotten Tomatoes’ Tomatometer gave it a 94%, and I concur. The movie was well acted and well directed. More importantly it was built on some good science, the non-Hollywood kind.… Read more
So you’ve got a patient with a tracheostomy tube. And Houston, we’ve got a problem. What do we do? Here are some common problems and basic troubleshooting actions:
This is often a problem in the first few days of tracheostomy when the wound is still fresh and the tracheostomy tract is still not mature or patent.… Read more
Hello! This is not a comprehensive textbook on how to manage patients with tracheostomies. This is a humble collection of practical brief notes, as requested by a twitter friend. This is a primer. For more extensive information, feel free to consult the big texts.… Read more
Twitter is a communication platform, and therefore, it is a neutral medium. It’s not the medium itself, but how you use the medium that makes Twitter ‘good’ or ‘bad’. In my 5 years of being an anonymous and 5 months of being a named individual on Twitter, I have come to realise that different people use Twitter for different purposes.… Read more
I was once Australia’s most followed surgeon on Twitter, according to dear wife. She was probably right, as always. I had more than 3700 followers on my account, but very few people knew who I was behind that necktie avi. You see, I was an anonymous, or more correctly, a pseudonymous.… Read more
I wrote this on 27th December 2013 on my ‘anonymous’ blog. Interesting reading one and a half years later.
I joined twitter 3 years and 4 months ago. I did it twice. The first time as an observer-explorer, but gave up on it.… Read more
I wrote this on 20th November 2011 on my previous anonymous blog. This was meant to poke fun at surgeons and Twitter. what do you think today?
A/Prof Katherine Chretien and team has recently published a landmark study on Twitter Physicians.
Life moves on in such a frantic pace. Time is short. Priorities are frequently re-shuffled. There are times when thoughts are articulated in such a beautiful fashion like a brilliant degustation menu. There are other times, when thoughts are half-baked and merely leftovers from a long day at work.… Read more
I’ve been told many times, “You’re doing ENT, that’s great. Early Nights and Tennis. Easy life with no emergencies, right?”. I’ve also been asked many times, “Is there such thing as an ENT emergency?”
Well, let me list some of the emergencies I’ve personally been involved with over the last few years.… Read more
This is it. The last day of this 31 day challenge to better doctoring. If you have traveled with me this far, I sincerely thank you. I hope you have had as much fun as I had in going through these little daily challenges.… Read more