Monday, July 21, 2014

Bladder Rupture-CT

Case of RTA with hematuria shows gross ascites. There is evidence of hyperdense contents likely blood clots in the urinary bladder which appear to be continuity with hyperdense hematoma below the lower anterior abdominal wall through the anterosuperior part of the urinary bladder, likely indicating possibility of bladder injury in the intraperitoneal part and possible urinary ascites. 

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Art of listening

There are times when I meet people who speak and only speak. I am sure we have actually gotten phone calls from people who speak and speak and somehow whatever you say hits the wall. There are times when you know this person is not going to get the point you are trying to make just because he didn't learn the art of listening in school. Hearing out the other person out is a skill and making mental notes of the conversation helps a lot especially when you are discussing something important. Try this voluntarily if this is not a skill with you. Most people over-rate speaking and keep speaking to look smart while speaking kind of exposes their dumb side. Learn to stay silent, listen to others intently and you will end up looking the smartest and making the most valid points. Same applies for students, some people seem to speak rather than listen and they come to me for counseling and keep telling me, what all they know, don’t allow me to speak. See the paradox, you go to someone for advice and you don’t listen to him at all, you just keep talking, at times I just go blunt on them by saying if you know it all, why are you not getting the required results. Mostly I get them to listen to sense and trust me that works wonders. Listening is so common sense and yet good listeners are uncommon. Good listeners actually listen beyond words, read between lines and get the most out of the conversation. Like it is often quoted, “there's a lot of difference between listening and hearing.” And I feel that somehow makes a huge difference in where you end up finally.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

3-D printed anatomy & Training

"The “3D Printed Anatomy Series”, developed by experts from Monash University contains no human tissue, yet it provides all the major parts of the body required to teach anatomy of the limbs, chest, abdomen, head and neck. For centuries cadavers bequested to medical schools have been used to teach students about human anatomy, a practice that continues today. However many medical schools report either a shortage of cadavers, or find their handling and storage too expensive." 

Revolutionary for medical education. 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Medullary Nephrocalcinosis-Plain Film

Nephrocalcinosis was a termed coined by Albright in 1934 to describe the deposition of calcium salts in the renal parenchyma in hyperparathyroidism. 

Radiograph depicting bilateral nephrocalcinosis: 

Causes of medullary nephrocalcinosis: 

  1. Hyperparathyroidism
  2. Medullary sponge kidney
  3. Tuberculosis of the kidneys
  4. Renal tubular acidosis
  5. Milk-alkali syndrome
  6. Sarcoidosis

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Taj Mahal seekers

The title of this article is little confusing and actually I am not talking about "Taj Mahal" per se but I am using it as a symbol of beautiful and perfect end product. Are you one of those who believe in first creating your Taj Mahal and then selling it? Is this what your school teacher taught you? I simply don't agree. Idea of success in life, business and exams is knowing right time to act and make quick decisions. I know of people who wait till they achieve perfection to actually launch the product to market and realize that the idea doesn't sell. Taj Mahal is good to see , people will say wow but may not buy an apartment in it. Idea is to know when your product is workable and bring it to market before others and learn on the way. I had colleagues in school and college who in search of perfection wasted too much time in reading too much material and always scored lower than me in exams, while my idea was somehow make a right mix which could be done fast enough to hit the exam deadlines. Usually my idea is to work towards Taj Mahal on the way and not wait till perfection for launching. Something that ails us as a nation as well is lack of speed in implementation and may be the ministers studied in the same Taj Mahal school and are waiting for the perfect plan. Problem is by the time the decision is made and the "perfect" plan is implemented , the product no longer remains relevant in most cases and someone else has already become the first mover. 

Learn to anticipate, think fast and don't be afraid to hit the market with a ready but not perfect product is my mantra for success. 

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