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Surrogates: Don't Forget Your Birth Plan! by Sharon LaMothe Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth MavenFacebook Posted Tue 24 Sep 2013 11:30am During prenatal visits, talk with your health professional and IP's about what you would like to happen during labor. Consider writing up your labor and delivery preferences in a birthing plan, either with the help of a childbirth education class or on your own. You can find various examples of birthing plans on parenting Web sites.  ... Read on »
Maternal Mortality and Anesthesia by David Smith, MD Posted Mon 05 Oct 2009 10:03pm Lawsuitsagainst physicians insured by the Doctor’s Company foranesthesia related maternal arrests associated with labor and deliverywere recently reviewed Ann Lofsky, M.D.   The series included 22 cases that occurred between 1998 and 2006.   Ten out of the 22 died, including 3 who were declared brain dead and removed from ventilators.   Eleven ... Read on »
Surgery Concerns for Children by Sondra .. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 23 Feb 2009 9:42pm My son recently had to have a cavity filled at the dentist's office and was given Versed in order to alleviate his fear of the big needle they used to numb the area they worked on. He had this procedure done once before and it was a strange experience that I was hoping we wouldn't have to go through again. The effects of Versed are similar to ... Read on »
My Story by Christine from WI Patient Expert Posted Mon 17 Nov 2008 11:44pm 2 Comments About 5 years ago I started having terrible headaches whenever I would lie down at night. I would wake up at 3:00 or 4:00 in the morning and toss and turn trying to find a comfortable way to sleep. The pain felt like pressure in my face behind my cheeks or eyes. My family doctor treated me for sinus infections several times, which I’m now certain I ... Read on »
My Story by Christine from WI Patient Expert Posted Mon 17 Nov 2008 11:44pm 3 Comments About 5 years ago I started having terrible headaches whenever I would lie down at night. I would wake up at 3:00 or 4:00 in the morning and toss and turn trying to find a comfortable way to sleep. The pain felt like pressure in my face behind my cheeks or eyes. My family doctor treated me for sinus infections several times, which I’m now certain ... Read on »
Right Bundle Branch Block with Subtle ST Elevation: LAD 95% occluded by Stephen Smith Posted Thu 28 Jan 2010 12:49pm An 81 yo woman presented at 2 AM to the ED with severe substernal chest pressure. This ECG was recorded There is sinus rhythm with a PVC, and Right Bundle Branch Block (RBBB). Normally there is no ST elevation with RBBB. In fact, normally, there are inverted T waves (discordant to a positive QRS due to the large R' wave, of the rSR') and fro ... Read on »
What kind of AV block is this?? And where is the coronary occlusion?? by Stephen Smith Posted Tue 31 May 2011 1:16pm A 76 year old male presented with chest pain.  Here is the initial ECG ST segments: There is obvious inferior STEMI, with ST elevation (and Q-waves and T-wave inversion) in II, III, aVF and reciprocal depression in I and aVL.  Where else is there ST elevation?  Where is the occlusion.   Rhythm: slow and regular.  p-waves are not cond ... Read on »
Birth Story (or why does no one care what I think?) by Jennifer Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 14 Jan 2009 5:55pm The night before the c-section, my Pepcid stopped working. Gagging on acid at 4 am, I decided to give up on sleep and start getting my stuff together for the hospital. We took the Monster Toddler to the husband's grandmother's house and headed to the hospital. Between the early start and the fact that I forgot their would be no traffic that earl ... Read on »
New Left Bundle Branch Block is a poor indicator of coronary occlusion by Stephen Smith Posted Mon 08 Mar 2010 11:19am Case 1: A 55 yo male with a history of hypertension but no MI or CHF presented with 5 days of progressive dyspnea without chest pain. Here is his ECG There is sinus tachycardia with left bundle branch block (LBBB). A previous ECG from one year prior was normal without LBBB. According to the ACC and AHA, new LBBB in the presence of is ... Read on »
Left Bundle Branch Block and Left Anterior Descending Artery occlusion: Serial ECGs then T-wave inversion after reperfusion by Stephen Smith Posted Sun 31 Jul 2011 6:15pm A 50 yo male presented with chest pain.  This ECG was recorded at 0415. There is sinus tachycardia.  There is left bundle branch block (LBBB).  All ST-T complexes are discordant.  However, the ST-T in V1-V4 is excessively discordant: with 6 mm ST elevation, V3 meets criterion 3 of Sgarbossa's criteria (giving 2 points, not enough f ... Read on »