Driver Assessment Ireland
‘A Healthcare Professional may request an Assessment for a person over the age of 70 in order to issue a ‘Fitness to Drive’ Certificate.’
medicine  general-practice  driving  fitness-to-drive  on-the-road 
5 days ago
Lactulose vs Polyethylene Glycol 3350-Electrolyte Solution for Treatment of Overt Hepatic Encephalopathy
‘Thirteen of 25 patients in the standard therapy arm (52%) had an improvement of 1 or more in HESA score, thus meeting the primary outcome measure, compared with 21 of 23 evaluated patients receiving PEG (91%) (P < .01); 1 patient was discharged before final analysis and 1 refused participation.’
medicine  hepatic-encephalopathy  bowel-prep 
6 days ago
‘The MEESSI-AHF score was derived on 4867 consecutive AHF patients admitted to Spanish ED during 2009-2011, and then validated in 3229 consecutive AHF patients during 2014. (Note patients also with ST elevation myocardial infarction are excluded)’
heart-failure  medicine  mortality 
24 days ago
TeXMed - Exporting PubMed to BibTeX
Tool to create BibTeX entries corresponding to Pubmed articles.
pubmed  medicine  latex  bibtex 
5 weeks ago
What's been wrought using the Piece Table?
Word’s text-editor data structure is *very* efficient: ‘When I was able to do experiments with Word's Undo on a copy of Word 2.0 that ran on the IBM PC [in 1983] I was issued, I became more intrigued. No matter how large a text file or Word document was, I found that one could select thousands of lines of a newly opened text file, and copy it into an empty document in a fraction of a second.’
microsoft-word  programming  data-structure  piece-table 
6 weeks ago
Diagonal Earlobe Creases, Type A Behavior and the Death of Emperor Hadrian
“A chance observation of prominent bilateral diagonal earlob creases on a bust of Hadrian in the Athens National Museum (Figure 1) led me to seek other sculptures of Hadrian to determine how characteristic this feature was of the emperor.”
medicine  ear-lobe  rome  hadrian  congestive-cardiac-failure 
8 weeks ago
Diagonal ear lobe crease and atherosclerosis: A review of the medical literature and dental implications
“Men with DELC (unilateral or bilateral) had a risk of cardiovascular cause of death of 1.55 times higher than those without a crease. Women with a DELC (unilateral or bilateral) had a risk of cardiovascular cause of death of 1.74 times higher than those without a crease.”
medicine  congestive-cardiac-failure  ear-lobe 
8 weeks ago
Termination of paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia by digital rectal massage.
‘A 71-year-old woman with an episode of paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT) complicated by angina pectoris and hypotension had her arrhythmia abruptly terminated by digital rectal massage (DRM) after other vagotonic maneuvers had failed.’
medicine  supraventricular-tachycardia  digital-rectal-exam 
11 weeks ago
comentários de IDdizzle em To all the new UK FY1's
‘I thought everything was going ok, gasses were bad but not acidotic. The consultant told us she didn't need to come as long as the gasses were ok. I was coping well, my reg was here, they knew everything right? 45 mins into the infusion we got another blood gas and when my reg saw it she started crying!’
bad-medicine  medicine  paediatrics  asthma 
august 2017
Long Ago, a Pilot Landed on an Uptown Street. That's Where the Bar Was. - The New York Times
‘The pilot, Thomas Fitzpatrick, turned a barroom bet into a feat of aeronautic wonder by stealing a plane from a New Jersey airport and landing it on St. Nicholas Avenue in northern Manhattan, in front of the bar where he had been drinking.’
new-york  flying  thomas-fitzpatrick  drinking 
july 2017
Urgent Field Safety Notice NovoPen Echo® and NovoPen® 5
‘We wish to advise you that a number of batches of NovoPen® 5 and NovoPen Echo® are being recalled to pharmacy level with immediate effect. Novo Nordisk has identified that the insulin cartridge holder from affected batches may crack or break if exposed to
certain chemicals such as certain cleaning agents.’
insulin  medicine  NovoPen  ireland 
july 2017
Medisave Customer Delight Team says…
‘HEINE mini3000 LED Pocket Diagnostic Set’
medicine  heine  ophthalmoscope  otoscope 
june 2017
A Pole goes into detail on the more exotic intra-EU tax avoidance schemes
‘One of the Swiss tricks is a real estate relief. The holdings could deduct from the tax base the mortgage taken on the property. You say: nothing extraordinary, in many countries companies can deduct interest. But there you could deduct the entire capital installment! What does it mean? That holding, instead of paying taxes, bought the property. After five years they were the owner of a large hotel or office building.’
europe  tax  multinational 
june 2017
Can't renew certs with multiple vhosts - Server - Let's Encrypt Community Support
‘As a work-around, I created a new vhost 999-dummy.conf containing the following: ... My server isn't actually listening in on port 999, but this seems to be sufficient to let letsencrypt pass its vhost search and actually renew the certificates.’
let's-encrypt  ssl  certbot  apache  webdev 
may 2017
Online Banking | EBS
Sigh, need to go via this page to get the online-banking login page for EBS
ebs  online-banking  webdev 
may 2017
Adriano Celentano - Prisencolinensinainciusol
That Italian bit from the 70s, a song with American-English-sounding gibberish.
youtube  english  language 
april 2017
Separate lives: the divided North
An overlay of the census figures with Google Maps showing the community split in the North.
northern-ireland  derry  belfast 
april 2017
Takseen kommentiert Opinion: 'Taxpayers who earn significantly less than Bus Éireann drivers are being asked to foot the bill'
‘The report later indicates that the staff(and CEO) had undergone a 19 month payroll cut from the 1st of June 2013, which expired in 2015, explaining the sudden increase.

So right away we can see that the company can easily be profitable, if it simply made those pay cuts permanent.’
bus-éireann  strike  union 
march 2017
Reduced cancer incidence among the blind. - PubMed - NCBI
‘We calculated standardized incidence ratios (SIRs) based on the number of person-years and incidence rates specific for national age, sex, and calendar year. Totally blind people had a lower incidence of all cancers combined [SIR = 0.69; 95% confidence interval (CI) = 0.59-0.82].’
medicine  blindness  cancer 
march 2017
daisyowl on perspective while coding
‘if you ever code something that "feels like a hack but it works," just remember that a CPU is literally a rock that we tricked into thinking’
wisdom  computer-science  from-maciej-cegłowski  twitter 
march 2017
The new redisplay
‘This document describes a new redisplay mechanism designed by Joel Peterson.’
xemacs  programming  redisplay 
march 2017
Cannot access localhost:8000 (Postorius error) (#122) · Issues · mailman / Postorius · GitLab
Difficult enough to get mailman3 running.

‘source /opt/mailman/mailman-bundler/venv-3.4/bin/activate
pip install --upgrade falcon==0.3.0

after that please stop mailman and start it again.’
mailman  email  xemacs 
february 2017
Pediatric Electrocardiography
Normal values for the QRS complexes and so on in differing age groups.
medicine  paediatrics  cardiology  ecg 
january 2017
Outcomes of Hospitalized Medicare Beneficiaries Treated by Male vs Female Physicians | Health Care Economics, Insurance, Payment | JAMA Internal Medicine | The JAMA Network
‘In this cross-sectional study, we examined nationally representative data of hospitalized Medicare beneficiaries and found that patients treated by female physicians had significantly lower mortality rates (adjusted mortality rate, 11.07% vs 11.49%) and readmission rates (adjusted readmission rate, 15.02% vs 15.57%) …’
medicine  politics-of-the-sexes 
january 2017
How bad is the Windows command line really?
‘The time a batch script takes to execute is at least O(n*(n-1)/2) (aka O(n^2)) in the LENGTH OF THE FILE, INCLUDING COMMENTS. The reason is that the batch engine reads the entire file, then executes a line, then reads the file again, then executes another line, and so on.’
windows  cmd.exe  software  microsoft 
january 2017
NASA - Titan's Surface Organics Surpass Oil Reserves on Earth
‘Saturn's orange moon Titan has hundreds of times more liquid hydrocarbons than all the known oil and natural gas reserves on Earth, according to new data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The hydrocarbons rain from the sky, collecting in vast deposits that form lakes and dunes’ Hmm, maybe oil isn’t from old tropical forests.
geology  saturn  titan  oil  natural-gas 
january 2017
Orthodox Celts - Star Of The County Down - YouTube
‘Belgrade’s most popular Irish & Celitic band …’ from 1997.
youtube  celt  orthodox  српски 
december 2016
Twenty questions on atherosclerosis
Bit of useful background, particularly the animal studies.
medicine  cholesterol  statin 
september 2016
What is Overcommit? And why is it bad?
Yes, you need to turn a knob to get Linux to do the right thing with memory allocation; ‘The approach taken in reality when you want to avoid committing too much memory is to account for all the memory that’s allocated. In our credit card analogy, this corresponds to using a credit card, but keeping track of all the purchases on it, and never purchasing more than you have funds to pay off. This turns out to be the Right Thing when it comes to managing virtual memory, and in fact it’s what Linux does when you set the vm.overcommit_memory sysctl parameter to the value 2.’ vm.overcommit_ratio=120 is also needed in my practice
linux  software  joder  dev 
july 2016
John Lanchester · Brexit Blues · LRB 28 July 2016
“As for the much touted Australian ‘points system’, we have nothing to learn from it: immigrants to the UK are better educated and more skilled than immigrants to Australia.”
british-politics  brexit  london-review-of-books 
july 2016
How strtod() Works (and Sometimes Doesn’t) - Exploring Binary
‘But arbitrary-precision division is expensive. Enter David Gay’s strtod(). It uses IEEE floating-point arithmetic when it can, and uses arbitrary-precision arithmetic — not full-blown division though — only when necessary.’
strtod  dev  C 
july 2016
Dr Fútbol ¿van menos pacientes a Urgencias cuándo hay un partido de fútbol importante? - Juan Toral
«Hemos demostrado que en horas coincidentes con partido de fútbol se reduce en un 34.6% el número de visitas a urgencias»
medicine  sport  emergency-medicine  españa 
june 2016
The Trauma Professional's Blog
“– 31 patients (1%) developed a PE
– 12 of these 31 had DVT identified before or immediately after their PE. Clot was below-knee in 9 (!), above-knee in 2, and in the IJ in one.
— 19 patients had PE but no DVT identified (de novo PE, DNPE)”
medicine  pulmonary-embolism  deep-venous-thrombosis  trauma 
june 2016
The Trauma Professional's Blog
‘The standard answer to the question “how do you evaluate for [urethral injury]?” is “retrograde urethrogram.” Unfortunately, too few people know how to perform this test, and not all radiologists are familiar. Many times it falls to the urologist, who may not be immediately available.

The technique is simple.’
medicine  retrograde-urethrogram  radiology  fluoroscopy 
june 2016
The 10 worst US aircraft | Hush-Kit
“… capable only of rendering the modern soldier a better target by raising him, terrified, a few feet above the ground, very noisily and at great expense, caused the programme’s demise. To be fair to the DH-4, it was at least relatively fast, being capable of a horrifying 75mph. This compared well to the rival Hiller Pawnee which at 16mph could be outrun by a not-particularly vigorously ridden bicycle.”
flight  شیطان-بزرگ  funny  aviation 
june 2016
Liam Neeson on Life's too Short - YouTube
”I've contracted AIDS … I’m riddled with it.”
youtube  liam-neeson  ricky-gervais  funny 
may 2016
Application of a Backslab or Cast to a Limb
Details of long arm, short leg, ulnar gutter, etc. casts
medicine  plaster-of-paris  backslab 
may 2016
Hours, Breaks & Holiday Entitlements Guide | Crunch Blog
‘In July 2015 the ECJ’s Advocate General gave his ‘opinion’ that for peripatetic employees (with no fixed workplace), their time spent travelling from home to the first customer (and from the last customer back home) does count as “working time”. […] On 10th September 2015 the ECJ confirmed [this]’
law  europe  working-time-directive 
april 2016
Kraken | Buy, Sell and Margin Trade Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) - About
“San Francisco-based Kraken is the largest Bitcoin exchange in euro volume and liquidity and also trading Canadian dollars, US dollars, British pounds and Japanese yen.”
bitcoin  money  kraken  from-mike-murphy 
april 2016
Money for Nothing: The Lucrative World of Club Appearances | GQ
“Here is Disick, working hard for his money: an orphan, estranged from the mother of his children, the laughingstock of the tabloids, the loneliest man in the room, the one everyone paid to be here with.”
us-culture  شیطان-بزرگ  whisky-tango-foxtrot  funny 
april 2016
Practical Plastic Surgery for Nonsurgeons
”NADINE B. SEMER, MD. Clinical Instructor. Division of Plastic Surgery. University of Southern California”
medicine  surgery  suture 
april 2016
Scientists Crack A 50-Year-Old Mystery About The Measles Vaccine : Goats and Soda : NPR
’"We found measles predisposes children to all other infectious diseases for up to a few years," Mina says.’
measles  medicine  npr  vaccine 
january 2016
Am I fit to fly? | UK Civil Aviation Authority
British Civil Aviation Authority guidelines on pregnancy, recent MIs, etc.
medicine  aviation  civil-aviation-authority  pregnancy 
january 2016
Surgical Endocrinopathies: Clinical Management and the Founding Figures - Google Books
J. Aidan Carney, born in Roscommon, interned in St. Vincent's and the Richmond, practised in the Mayo clinic x decades.
medicine  roscommon  mayo-clinic  carney-sydnrome 
january 2016
Processed meat and cancer – what you need to know - Cancer Research UK - Science blog
Great summary. Tiny increase in risk, and some information on the probable mechanism: “In red meat, the problems seem to start when a chemical called haem – part of the red pigment in the blood, haemoglobin – is broken down in our gut to form a family of chemicals called N-nitroso compounds.”
cancer  medicine  red-meat  processed-meat  گوشت 
january 2016
Log In
HSE Northwest online payslips.
online-payslip  medicine  letterkenny 
january 2016
Money And School Performance: Lessons from the Kansas City Desegregation Experiment
“Even so, some advocates of increased spending on public schools were still arguing that Kansas City's only problem was that it never got enough money or had enough time. But money was never the issue in Kansas City. The KCMSD got more money per pupil than any of 280 other major school districts in the country, and it got it for more than a decade”
schooling  kansas-city  شیطان-بزرگ  government  us-politics 
november 2015
Mary Patten, 19 and Pregnant, Takes Command of a Clipper Ship in 1856 - New England Historical Society
‘… Mary once again had to take command.

She would spend 50 days, she said later, wearing the same clothes. When the vessel arrived in San Francisco, completing the dangerous trip around Cape Horn, Mary was at the helm and navigated the ship into the port’
navigation  ship  شیطان-بزرگ  new-england  siglo-XIX 
october 2015
GMS breakdown for Donegal in 2012
“In total, €22,299,957 was paid to 92 doctors in Donegal under the scheme. The vast bulk of GPs operating the GMS scheme are paid annual capitation fees for each patient on their list. In addition...
medicine  donegal  general-practice  from notes
october 2015
A Tale of Opposing Directions: Bidirectional Text in HTML and CSS
CSS is unaware of the paragraph text direction unless you tell it to communicate with the layout engine: ‘dir=auto provides browser-side first-strong auto-detection …’
unicode  bidi  فارسی  dev  css  html 
september 2015
Abu Sa'eed Al Britani — Culture Clash: Understanding The Syrian Race
“Allāh created us into nations and tribes so that we may get to know each other, and the culture of Arabs is just something which is unique and differs dramatically from the Western lifestyle.”
syria  جهاد  funny  داعش  اسلام  british-culture 
september 2015
Perioperative Bridging Anticoagulation in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation — NEJM
“We hypothesized that forgoing bridging anticoagulation would be noninferior to bridging with low-molecular-weight heparin for the prevention of perioperative arterial thromboembolism and would be superior to bridging with respect to major bleeding.”
bleeding  warfarin  bridging  medicine 
september 2015
Log In
“Welcome to Anytime Internet Banking.”
online-banking  ulster-bank  £ 
september 2015
Shipwrecks Under Istanbul - The New Yorker
“The location that was eventually chosen, in the working-class district of Yenikapı, had conveniently spent much of antiquity underwater. In Byzantine times, it was a harbor.”
türkiye  istanbul  marmaray  archaeology  new-yorker 
august 2015
Community-Acquired Pneumonia Requiring Hospitalization among U.S. Adults — NEJM
“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Etiology of Pneumonia in the Community (EPIC) study was a prospective, multicenter, population-based, active surveillance study.”
pneumonia  medicine  NEJM 
july 2015
Lung-Function Trajectories Leading to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease — NEJM
“Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is thought to result from an accelerated decline in forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) over time. Yet it is possible that a normal decline in FEV1 could also lead to COPD in persons whose maximally attained FEV1 is less than population norms.”
medicine  NEJM  COPD  lung-function  FEV1 
july 2015
The Future of the Web Looks a Lot Like Bitcoin - IEEE Spectrum
“Nakamoto blockchains also solve the problem of censorship. Once inserted into the chain, metadata cannot be removed. Developers have used this crucial feature to build […]” Lots of scope for innovation left in the internet, great!
bitcoin  internet  agency  cryptography 
july 2015
Switch-keyboard-layout shortcuts for Windows
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
; Aidan Kehoe, Thu Jul 2 13:32:25 IST 2015. This is a backup of my
; Windows Registry settings relevant to switching between input
; methods; it specifies th...
keyboard  windows  registry  from notes
july 2015
Opinion Column on the Culture
‘It was the common practice of the ward sisters, Mum told me, if one of the patients died towards the end of a shift, to pack him round with hot-water bottles and leave it for the incoming shift to do all the paperwork. Mum: "Makes no difference to him, poor devil."’
nursing  england  john-derbyshire  funny  medicine 
june 2015
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