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May, 2015

  • 27 May

    Houston Floods 2015


    The last few days have been filled with torrential downpours throughout much of Houston. Unfortunately, at least five lives were lost amidst the flooding. Freeways are under water. Bayous are still overwhelmed. And just when we think the clouds have parted, another afternoon rainfall proves otherwise. Yesterday, in particular, was ...

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  • 22 May

    First Three Weeks of Obstetric Anesthesiology

    Sample epidural tray

    Its become very evident that obstetric anesthesiology is an entirely different animal compared to my other rotations. I haven’t intubated anyone in three weeks. All my patients are relatively young, pregnant women. I haven’t even seen a vial of propofol in a week! For various reasons, the preferred means of anesthesia for parturients remains ...

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  • 15 May

    Rockets-Clippers Game 6

    NBA Logo

    It’s 12:45 AM, but I wanted to write this post so in the future, I can look back and know that today was one of the best comeback games I’ve ever seen the Houston Rockets play in the post season. 

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  • 2 May

    Beginning Obstetric Anesthesiology


    Today marks my first true day of my two month obstetric anesthesia rotation, and what a way to kick it off – weekend call! I’ll have roughly 60 days to master the art of neuraxial anesthetics (epidurals, spinals, and combined spinal-epidurals), maternal and fetal physiology, obstetric emergencies, medications (methergine, hemabate, ...

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April, 2015

  • 29 April

    WordPress Plugins Running On – April 2015


    Here’s a rundown of the plugins I run on (currently on WordPress 4.2.1).

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  • 27 April

    What’s On My Mac – April 2015


    Here’s a rundown of the applications I frequently use on Tassadar (in no particular order) outside of OS X Yosemite’s built in program suite.

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  • 20 April

    Patients and Protocols


    Protocols and checklists are routinely used in healthcare to avoid oversights and preventable mistakes. In the perioperative setting, there are multiple hard stops to prevent dangerous mistakes (ie, doing the wrong operation on the wrong patient). The more I grow as a resident physician anesthesiologist, the more I appreciate the importance ...

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