Acute Wiiitis

Acute Wiiitis – The New England Journal of Medicine.

A healthy 29-year-old medical resident awoke one Sunday morning with intense pain in the right shoulder. He did not recall any recent injuries or trauma and had not participated in any sports or physical exercise recently…After further review of his activities during the previous 24 hours, the patient recalled that he had bought a new Nintendo Wii (pronounced “wee”) video-game system and had spent several hours playing the tennis video game.

Does ‘Wiiitis’ have one ‘i’ too many?

Hands-Only CPR

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency medical procedure for a victim of cardiac arrest…

It’s not Rocket Science, it’s Hands-Only CPR [American Heart Association]

It’s not normal to see an adult suddenly collapse, but if you do, call 911 and push hard and fast in the center of the chest. It’s called Hands-Only CPR.

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Related Link:
Hands-Only (Compression-Only) Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: A Call to Action for Bystander Response to Adults Who Experience Out-of-Hospital Sudden Cardiac Arrest
Circulation. 2008 Apr 22;117(16):2162-7. Epub 2008 Mar 31. Free full text.

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The Cardiologist’s Funeral

A cardiologist died and was given an elaborate funeral.
A huge heart covered in flowers stood behind the casket during the service.
Following the eulogy, the heart opened, and the casket rolled inside. The heart then closed, sealing the doctor in the beautiful heart forever.
At that point, one of the mourners burst into laughter. When all eyes stared at him, he said,

“I’m sorry, I was just thinking of my own funeral…I’m a gynecologist.”

Then the proctologist fainted.