Thursday, December 24, 2009

LOT 10 Hutong, Best!

While I was back in KL, I took the chance to visit the "LOT 10 Hutong" with family - the so-called M'sia's first gourmet heritage village, which was open since early last month.

It features over 20 famous street food stalls mainly from KL Petaling Street, and most of it have survived half a century, and passed on to the 2nd or 3rd generations, namely "Kim Lian Kee", "Ho Weng Kee", "Soong Kee" and many more.

Overall it's a very satisfying dining experience. It's really good that now we don't have to travel all over the KL and Klang Valley to enjoy the good food - it's now all under one roof!


Monday, December 21, 2009

Typical Workplace Perspectives

OMG...this is SO TRUE. Ha!



Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Interesting Chest Xray (6)

Believe me, this is a good one for learning. I'm currently doing my Respiratory rotation, and came across this CXR in the chest clinic. It's of a patient with Miliary Tuberculosis and TB of lumbar spine. During the last follow-up there's a new shadow noted near the right heart border, suspicious-looking. He was proceeded with a CT Thorax.

CT scan showed no significant hilar or mediastinal lymph node enlargement.
So what do you think is the shadow?

It's actually multi-level multi-loculated paraspinal abscesses at the thoracic spine! The heart is slightly left to the midline hence exposing a part of the abscess. Tricky?


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Sunday, December 13, 2009

"In the Cards" by Andrei Jikh

Andrei Jikh, currently an artist in Theory 11, is being called "one of the most influential names in cardistry community today". This is his video contesting for "Nikon Festival 09" - To capture the essence of your day in 140 seconds or less - and the best video can take away $100,000.

This is his vid - "In the Cards"




Visually breathtaking and amazing vid. Love it!

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Post-Call Syndrome

Post-call syndrome is a terrible disease.

I still remember that I once described it in my previous post as "...36 hours or longer of non-stop working, it's still alright for the overnight but the next day morning is when the awful time comes. You'll have subtly dropping GCS, with episodes of LOC (loss of consciousness) and apneas, as if you're ready to collapse anytime. The LOC can happen anytime while clerking patients, talking to colleagues, or half way eating, like a absence seizure kinda thing..."

I think on-call is a special experience shared by docs - and it is often terribly tiring. What's more, on-call duty actually increases cardiovascular risk in docs!

So basically one can look like this pre-call,
And entirely devastated after, especially a bad call!

Save the doctors!

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