What’s New in Surgery?

The Baxter Parkland formula (4ml x body weight (kg) x BSA (%)) has been modified by ANZBA to 3ml x body weight (kg) x BSA (%) to prevent pulmonary oedema.

The 6 formulas in Paediatric Acute Abdomen management. 6 minutes, 6 hours, 6 days, 6 weeks, 6 months, 6 years.

Snake Bite management in Emergency Medicine: ABC, DoC: SABU (2 vials + 100ml NaCl 0,9%), pressure bandaging immobilisation, anticholinesterase drugs (esp. for neurotoxin envenoming – should give atropine before to prevent physostigmine intoxication).

Thibbun Nabawiy: “antum a’lamu bi umuuri dunyaakum”. Thibbun Nabawiy = Evidence Based Medicine.

Al Baqarah : 286

Allah does not charge a soul except [with that within] its capacity. It will have [the consequence of] what [good] it has gained, and it will bear [the consequences of] what [evil] it has earned. “Our Lord, do not impose blame upon us if we have forgotten or erred. Our Lord, and lay not upon us a burden like that which You laid upon those before us. Our Lord, and burden us not with that which we have no ability to bear. And pardon us; and forgive us; and have mercy upon us. You are our protector, so give us victory over the disbelieving people.

On Choosing A Cherished Desire, Chasing A Dream

You spent some time, years actually: from a little kid going to kindergarten to a high school student, figuring out what you really want to do for the rest of your life. You found that one thing you think you want to do for the rest of your life. You involved yourself in the process, but then some things took an unexpected turn; things did not go your way, questions pop up here and there. “Did I make a right decision, choosing this? Becoming this?” — There will be times of difficulties, struggles, doubts; some come from within, some come from outside. You will be tired most of the time, the hangover from too much studying, facing stressful days every day in a week, facing many types of people, new sorts of problems, the inner battles… but, you have to be consistent in what you have chosen. You chose this. You must not fail yourself. Be strong. You can do it.

2 Persons: In My Head

Z: I’m going to meet people tomorrow

A: So what?

Z: I’m afraid

A: Why?

Z: They’re going to be my patients, they need me

A: And you need them

Z: Yes, yes…

A: Have you prayed?

Z: I have

A: Have you read the Quran?

Z: I haven’t

A: Have you study?

Z: I am now

A: Don’t forget

Z: Forget what?

A: Read the Quran, today

Z: I will

A: Okay. You can do it

Z: Okay

A: You’re capable. It’s gonna be alright

Z: I know. I’m just anxious

A: Don’t be. Trust Him. He’ll make a way

Z: He will. Of course, of course. Thank you

A: Anytime