Our curious and short human history is littered with betrayals. We betray each other with alarming regularity – Judas Iscariot, Marcus Brutus, Benedict Arnold and Tokyo Rose are all part of our collective history, and, if not salient, at least provide insightful looks at our relationships. But, like the portly naked Emperor, we also betray ourselves, based on falsehoods … [Read more...] about Shock… Do We Know It When We See It?
"My armour is like tenfold shields, my teeth are swords, my claws spears, the shock of my tail is a thunderbolt, my wings a hurricane, and my breath death!" Smaug, the most powerful, the most cunning, and some would even say the greatest, dragon of the Third Age, had a story steeped in mystery. By the time an unexpected journey began, Smaug had not been seen for 150 years, … [Read more...] about Searching for Smaug
aka Metabolic Muddle 008 Imagine this – you are Captain at the Helm of an Emergency Departmental ship, critically ill patients floundering all over your very untidy deck, and you have a rudimentary knowledge of most of them. You have sorted out dispositions for most of the very unwell ones, and are awaiting intensive care beds to become available. You think that you have a … [Read more...] about A Most Discombobulating Gas
BSCC Physiology 004 Review of Cardiac Action Potential - LITFL basic science in clinical context project. https://vimeo.com/102439567 We review how a generic action potential is generated, how a small electrical impulse stimulates the opening of fast and numerous sodium channels, allowing a swamping of the exterior of the cell membrane with positively charged ions, and a … [Read more...] about Cardiac Action Potential – Physiology Philes
BSCC Physiology 003 Review of Cell membrane resting potential - LITFL basic science in clinical context project. https://vimeo.com/102439562 Part 1 in a three part series discusses the resting membrane potential in order to understand its effect on conduction. In an attempt to deconstruct the ECG changes that occur in cardiac pathology, in particular, … [Read more...] about Cell membrane resting potential – Physiology Philes