CTA train stop at the Blue line station on Western (Photo © Henry Del Rosario)

Hemingway and Cisneros

Hips are scientific Recently, our book club in residency read The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. While not specifically medical, I found its subject matter relevant to Chicago: race and ethnicity, society and class, coming-of-age, gender, and femininity. These themes entirely relate to the health of my patients in clinic …

Delivery at sign-out

I was signing out to the night team and minutes away from going home, when suddenly a nurse called saying one of …

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New ECG Cheat Sheet

The nature of residency is looking up the same information again and again until it sticks in your head. Reading ECGs takes practice and one …

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V/Q Mismatch & Hypoxemia

V/Q Mismatch Confusion V/Q mismatch is a confusing subject because the terms “dead space” and “shunt” are not very intuitive definitions. Moreover, …