The “in extremis” call: When your friend is the one calling!

Years ago, I remember vividly reading an article by the
late Dr. Roger Bone, where he described his emotions and
experience with his illness. I was quite captivated by
such description that I though, eventually I would write a
similar piece. However, to my surprise, over the past weeks
I have encountered an unprecedented feeling towards the
practice of medicine that involved caring for one of my best
friends.


The “radiographic” effects of therapeutic hypothermia

Therapeutic hypothermia (TH) has become the standard
of care for comatose victims of cardiac arrest with return
of spontaneous circulation (ROSC). This therapeutic
modality has several physiological and molecular
mechanisms by which it provides protection to several
organs. We recently encountered a “radiologic” effect of
this intervention.