Glue ear is the layman’s term for thick mucoid effusion of the middle ear, usually due to chronic ear infections.
The fluid itself is like maple syrup and usually treated with ear tube placement followed by suctioning as much of the fluid out as possible. However, given there is always some residual present, antibiotic ear drops with steroids is often prescribed.
Unfortunately, these patients are at higher risk of requiring repeated sets of tubes after the body spits them out.
Why? Read more »
*This blog post was originally published at Fauquier ENT Blog*
You ever wonder what doctors really think but are afraid to say out loud? Here’s one example:
“I wish all my patients were on a ventilator”
There’s a reason vented and sedated patients are considered desirable. In addition to the obvious economic benefits of
There are the less talked about, but equally pleasant side effects most hospitalists, ER doctors, cardiologists, gastroenterologists, pulmonologists, surgeons, infectious disease doctors, endocrinologists, psychiatrists, rheumatologists, dermatologists, nurses, respiratory therapists and physical therapists wouldn’t admit, but would agree, without hesitation. As a general rule:
- Patients on ventilators are just faster, easier and more pleasant to take care of. Read more »
*This blog post was originally published at The Happy Hospitalist*