It is intended that this hardly comprehensive, nor accurate collection of acronyms, phrases and astute observations will assist those not of medically sound mind to gain a pseudo-scientific insight into the inner sanctum of the glorified hallows of medical parlance.
Pathology must be really boring sometimes…all that purple and pink and cold laboratory environment. So who can blame them for being excited when they chance upon a pareidolic experience, a Wolkenkuckucksheim if you like where the pathologist finally has the chance to say ‘Bad news: you have a tumor. Good news: it’s really cute!’
With the festive season upon us, the Life in The Fast Lane team would like to share an Aussie Christmas favourite. This ‘carol‘ embraces the passion of the Aussie lifestyle and lifts the spirits in 40 degree heat in a way snow laden caricatures cannot… Dashing through the bush In a rusty Holden Ute Kicking [...]
A 41 year old Italian lady had presented with abdominal pain. ‘Dolore’ she screamed anytime I even got close to palpating her belly. She’d been in Australia 10 years but didn’t speak a word of English – I’d obtained the history from her husband.
“PFO”…”Not another TLA”, I hear you groan… PFO is a three letter acronym that stands for “pissed, fell over“… A disturbingly frequent presenting complaint to emergency departments around the world. Here’s a bar chart showing the pattern of injuries that result from PFOs, according to blood alcohol concentration: The bottom line according to @precordialthump: At [...]