'Simply overloaded. We're packed to the brim this week, ladies and gentlemen.
Welcome to the 46th edition of the Grand Rounds, coming to you live from Manila, Philippines! It is my honor to host (for the second time) and bring to you this prestigious weekly gathering of the choicest medical and health posts from all over the world. For this week's GR, I received more than 40 exceptional entries which I think will give you all the sensory overload, intellectual jolt, and emotional rollercoaster ride you'll ever wish for. Let's get the ball rolling, grab a chair, and let's begin....
Physician's Life and Thoughts
Do you sometimes encounter patients who believe the medical advice coming from mass media more than the sound advice of a doctor? Yes? Then, you and the Internal Medicine Flea have something in common.
On a lighter note, this compilation of office notes by treating physicians by Dr. Tony will tell you that truth is not just stranger than fiction. It's amusing, too.
Serendipity Moments with Patients
Read a medical student's touching first encounter with grown men who cry and know that it takes a lot of emotional expertise to become a doctor.
Clinical Pearls and Tips To Live By
MSSP Nexus gives us a tip on how to be able to look at someone in the light of who they can become, not necessarily who they are.
Having problems with your patient's HEENT exam? Learn how Cathleen of Chiisai Tokoro got around honing her skills with her siblings who were "extraordinarily ticklish."
Scientific Findings and Psychologic Concerns
Health Costs and Policies
Are specialty hospitals all about profit, profit, and more profit? Bard Parker has a lengthy and stimulating discussion on the financial underpinnings of running specialty hospitals.
Planning to open a hospital of your own? Well, sit down, and take this lesson from Hospital Impact. Learn the financial dynamics of running a hospital using a Ronald McDonald perspective.
Food For Thought and Bulletins
This is not a hoax letter asking for help. This is the real thing. A real little girl with a real need for a real liver is the message of the post at Healthy Concerns.
Aaahhh, finally, now I can say, "That's All, Folks." We can now finally take a break, have a cup of coffee, and head back to our respective clinics to see more patients.
It's lovelier hosting the Grand Rounds the second time around. This is definitely bigger than my first when I only had 20-something entries. I hope the other first-timers will do it again, too.
Next week's Grand Rounds will be hosted by Circadiana. Be sure to submit on time.
For guidelines on the Grand Rounds, click here. The GR Archives are all stashed at an Undisclosed Location. Write to Nick if you are interested in hosting future Grand Rounds.
Au revoir! Thanks to all of you.
UPDATE: Special thanks to Genetics and Public Health Blog, MSSPNexus Blog, Red State Moron, MedMusings, Aggravated DocSurg, Dean's World, Accidental Verbosity, Instapundit, Health Business Blog, Healthy Concerns, InsureBlog, Pharyngula, GruntDoc, Polite Dissent, Corpus Callosum, TTLB UberCarnival, Simon World, Catnip, MeetingsNet, Shrinkette, Medpundit, KidneyNotes, DB's MedRants, Kevin, MD, Dr Charles, Orac, Entropy Manor, Cacoethes Cognitum, and Dr Potato for the links and trackbacks. 'Couldn't have done it without your help, guys!