The toxico-mythology of 'unopposed alpha stimulation' and the contra-indication of beta-blockers in the treatment of cocaine, amphetamine and other stimulant toxicity. Down with dogma!
Medical reversal is the phenomenon of a new superior trial arising that contradicts current clinical practice. Many claims that specific treatments have a benefit have turned out not to be true.
Dogma is a belief generally held to be true by a group, organisation or professional body that is put forth as authoritative without adequate grounds. Axioms are universally accepted principles or rules. Pseudoaxioms, like pseudoscience, are "false principles or rules often handed down from generation to generation of medical providers and accepted without serious challenge or investigation"
Some dogma i do believe in
I’ve been thinking about FOAM since SMACC2013 (Social Media and Critical Care)…thinking a lot and talking to some friends. I’ve cleared my desk literally and figuratively for a while and intend to read a lot and spend sometime away from…