Category Infectious Disease
Sketchbook MD LITFL 340

SARS-CoV-2 phenotypes

Some experts divide patients in two separate phenotypes: The “L” phenotype characterized by a hypoxemic failure and “low elastance” lungs (high compliance) and the “H” phenotype with “high elastance and recoil” lungs (lower compliance).
Mastering-Intensive-Care MIC 340

COVID-19 – We are all in this together

Our need to bring our best selves to work has become more important in the face of this COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the globe. Many intensive care clinicians are presently overwhelmed by escalating numbers of critically ill COVID-19 patients whilst many…
Sir William Osler (1849- 1919) 340 2

Oslerus osleri

Sir William Osler was a man of not inconsiderable talent. A pathologist and clinician. A professor successively at McGill University, the University of Pennsylvania, Johns Hopkins University and Oxford University. Historian and bibliographer of medicine. A naturalist, microscopist, proponent of…
arcanum veritas LITFL 340

Furuncular myiasis

Today we explore the evolving 'furuncle' or boil. A simple enough beast to deal with under normal circumstances - but in the returning traveler...myriad possibilities raise their ugly heads