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Rihan Shahab
Geriatrician. Pluviophile. Potato fiend. A doctor learning to take care of myself as well as my patients
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Rihan Shahab Jun 18
A significant portion of ads in America seem to be either promoting drugs such as monoclonal antibodies or law firms for medical indemnity. Quite a culture shock
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Rihan Shahab May 23
Finally making use of the 100s of old tea lights in the house
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Lisa Pryor May 18
Okay a practical thought for those like me who will benefit from the coming tax cut for higher income households: why not specifically set that money aside for a cause you’d rather it was spent on?
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Rihan Shahab May 18
Replying to @drjenlim @erinrileyau
I’m going off Twitter and watching British comedy. It’s all too stressful
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Rihan Shahab May 14
Clinical A/Prof Allan Cyna explains the importance of meaning. An IVC will hurts more if you describe the sensation (“sharp scratch/pain”) versus the reason for the IVC (“for hydration/antibiotics”)
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Rihan Shahab May 13
Definitely long conversations are needed which can be hard. We have that issue when discussing limits of care. It’s best to have these in clinic but often takes multiple conversations and the time between clinic visits can be 3-6months.
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Rihan Shahab May 13
The other thing is prioritising QoL rather than survival as the primary outcome measure in studies
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Rihan Shahab May 13
That’s interesting! I never would have imagined this scenario in a psych exam. Our challenge is how to convey conservative management as an active treatment option rather than no treatment
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Rihan Shahab May 13
Time consuming for the clinicians you mean?
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Rihan Shahab May 13
Terminology is important too. Dr Crail’s team doesn’t have a “Dialysis Educator”, they have a “Renal Replacement Treatment Educator”. Then conservative management is offered as an active treatment option
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Rihan Shahab May 13
Dr Susan Crail reports a disturbing statistic. 60.7% of patients regretted their decision to start with 51.9% starting it because it was their doctor’s wish. We need to get better at discussing treatment options for
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Rihan Shahab May 12
Dr Brendan Ng describes the preferred language template designed to communicate in discharge summaries
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Rihan Shahab May 12
What will medicine look like in the future? argues that each of these components is technically feasible but no one has put them together into a single system
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Rihan Shahab May 9
That smile on his face!
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Rihan Shahab May 8
Haha! I however tend to run hot but maybe I won’t notice because I’m sleeping so well
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Rihan Shahab May 8
I’ve been wanting to get one too but was worried about overheating? Do you have that problem?
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Rihan Shahab May 7
Thought you might enjoy this 😂
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Jin Russell May 7
Am at the Women in Medicine session Congress . 11 attendees only. If matter, don’t schedule us to speak during lunch, in a back room, AFTER THE CLOSING CEREMONY because it makes it all feel a bit token 😭😭😭
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Rihan Shahab May 6
Exactly! Similar to our blanket referrals or when the surgical team flag anyone who fits a certain criteria. Sometimes we do nothing but monitor. Being in hospital with family members was stressful for me! So much harder for a non-medical person with chronic MH issues
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Rihan Shahab May 6
Do you know if early CL psych involvement helps patients? It definitely does for geriatric patients
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